October 19th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
I’m so glad that we’re all safe and well after Hurricane Nicole – that could have been so much worse if we hadn’t all been so well-prepared! As always, we are all hugely thankful for those who worked throughout the storm to make life safer for the rest of us, including the emergency services, Royal Bermuda Regiment, BELCO, W&E, the Weather Service, the EMO and many more. And to all our friends overseas, thanks for the prayers, concern and good vibes that you sent our way!
There’s lots happening in Bermuda over the next couple of months so let’s get right down to it – here are the latest events that have been added to the Bermuda calendar since last week’s post. As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of the post for a full listing of all upcoming events, included those previously covered in previous posts.
There are two new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, October 21st, postponed from Friday, October 14th due to Hurricane Nicole.
TechArt, a digital art show with the opportunity for artists of all ages and creative abilities to enter and win, will be on display in the Onions Gallery.
Inspired by travel, Melanie takes us on a journey through Islamic Art of her current work in the show, More to be Revealed by Melanie Francis in the Edinburgh Gallery.
The grand opening of this show will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, October 14th.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibits will run until Tuesday, November 8th. BSoA is the oldest gallery in Bermuda, changing shows every 3 weeks and housing a great gift shop with works from local artists.
Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bsoa.bm.
The Big Chill is moving to Crown & Anchor Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess on Fridays.
From 8pm until 11pm every Friday until December 30th, with the exception of November 11th and December 9th, you can enjoy a seamless blend of chilled beats from DJ Felix Tod, acoustic guitar from Tony Brannon and captivating vocals from Kassie Caines. October 28th will feature The Big Chill Duo of Kassie and Tony.
There is no cover charge.
Also, stay tuned for news of The Big Chill’s NYE event at Crown & Anchor.
For more information, visit www.The-Big-Chill.com/events.html.
Wind down the Summer Season at Rum Bum Beach Bar with the Housestyle Takeover on Saturday, October 22nd.
Party under the stars at Horseshoe Bay while listening to House Beatz, with entertainment from 6pm to late, and a Bermudian-inspired BBQ from 6pm to 10pm
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Rum Bum Beach Bar on 238-0088.
Kiwanis Club of St. George’s presents the musical fundraising event, A Night of Worship: Gospel Concert on Saturday, October 22nd, postponed from the original date of Saturday, September 24th due to Hurricane Nicole.
Starting 7pm at the Heritage Worship Centre, there will be performances by 14 local performers- most of whom will be familiar to the audience.
Refreshments will be provided after the concert.
The cost of tickets are $20 general admission, $50 for patrons, and $10 for children under the age of 10. Partial proceeds from this event will to go towards funding to benefit young persons in Bermuda.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact David Burgess at 705-9022 or Altama Burgess at 704-3318.
Add some Latin flavour (and moves) to your week at Latin Night at Marcus’, starting on Tuesday,
October 25th November 1st.
From 9pm at Marcus’, every Tuesday until December 27th, you are encouraged to come out and enjoy tequila and tacos while enjoying beautiful Latin music to set the mood.
In addition to Latin-inspired food specials and drinks, the DJ will play a mixture of Spanish music from reggaeton, Latin pop, bachata, and salsa music, so you can dance the night away to both new and classic Latin beats.
New to Latin dance? A dance instructor will be present to assist anyone who wants to learn/practice bachata or salsa.
There is no cover charge and no reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Dining Reservations at 298-2028 or email@example.com.
It’s about to be the spookiest time of the year – and where else is there to be but in Ye Olde Ghost Towne for a special Halloween Edition of Haunted History from Thursday to Saturday, October 27th to 29th and on the day itself, Monday, October 31st.
Departing from The Book Cellar on Water Street at 8.30pm, this incredible walking tour and street performance will be super-special during the spookiest week of the year, with extra surprises, dinner deals, tricks and treats.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for kids under 16 and seniors over 65, and available from www.pTix.bm. You are encourage to get your tickets soon as this event will sell out.
For more information, contact 705-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.HauntedHistoryBDA.com.
Meet new people, have great food and view needlework done by guild members at the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale on Saturday, October 15th. **UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Nicole, this event has been postponed until Saturday, October 29th**
From 10am until 3pm at the First Baptist Church on Middle Road in Devonshire, there will also be handmade items for sale.
Tickets are $10 and will be sold in advance and at the door. All proceeds will be donated to PALS.
For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, contact Carolyn Armstrong on 293-0772 or Barbara Pratt on 293-0570.
Have a spooktacular time at BUEI’s Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th.
From noon until 4pm, you can enjoy a ghost train, haunted tunnel, enchanted dive, swashbuckling games, refreshments and so much more, with entertainment courtesy of Rockfire Productions, Jackson School of Dance and In Motion.
The cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for children aged 3 and under.
For more information, contact 294-0204.
Have you ever wanted to know a little more of Bermuda’s haunts? Travel from Dockyard to Hamilton, with tales of the darker side aboard The Ghosts of The West End Bus Tour on Saturday, October 29th.
The bus leaves Dockyard, outside of the Frog & Onion Pub, at 6pm, so the 5pm ferry from Hamilton will get you there in plenty of time. The tour is full of short walks and stories. Light snacks and Pumpkin Spiced cocktails will be served at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and arrival into Hamilton will be at around 8.30pm.
This is an adult event and you are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Costumes are welcome, although civilian dress is tolerated.
The cost is $75 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-2809 or email@example.com.
For first-time beginners, those with limited experience and those who would like a back-to-basics refresher, LivingYoga is offering Getting Back to Yoga Basics, a two-part 12-week course, starting on Tuesday, November 1st.
Running from 5:30 until 7pm, the course is designed to provide a comprehensive level one course of yoga asanas, breathing practices and deep relaxation. Adaptations for individual body types will be offered to develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga. The course will be taught by a Yoga-Alliance RYT500 and Adaptive Yoga certified teacher.
Part 1 will end on December 6th and Part 2 will start on January 10th.
The cost is $260.
For information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-7525.
Getting all dressed up for the holiday season can get expensive but luckily the Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop have come to the rescue with their Annual Evening Wear Sale on Friday, November 4th.
From 5pm until 7pm, you can enjoy a glass of bubbly and shop for the perfect outfit.
Admission is free but you are advised to bring plenty of $$ for all your shopping.
For more information, contact Suzanne DeCouto on 236-8253.
After last year’s success, Crown & Anchor at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club are happy to announce the return of Scones Skones Skounes, every Friday in November.
The name says it all: scones in interesting and inventive ways. From 3pm until 6pm, their pastry chef whips up eight different flavours – plain,
Chocolate, Raisin, banana rum, cinnamon peanut, hazelnut, coffee, and Matcha Green Tea.
Continue the indulgence by adding different jams and marmalades, such as pineapple fennel jam, berry jam, orange jam, apple cinnamon jam, and clotted cream.
The cost is $35, not including gratuities. Reservations are recommended.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Dining Reservations at 298-2028 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA) invite you to join them for a Tasting of Nautical Themed Wines on Friday, November 4th.
From 6pm until 8pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, six wines from Gosling’s will be showcased and available for purchase. Nibbles will also be available.
Tickets are $50 and are available online at www.pTix.bm. All proceeds go to benefit the Women’s National Volleyball Team Program.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accept no substitutions but Da Real Ting on Thursday, November 10th.
Doors to #1 Car Park on Front Street open at 8pm and from showtime at 9pm, you can enjoy live performances from headliners Sizzla Kalonji alongside Singing Melody, with music from international artist Radcliffe of Xanadu Muzik. Local entertainment will be courtesy of Jesse Seymour, with sounds from Bermuda’s very own Young Gunz Sounds and King Jyrus.
Early Bird tickets are $60 before the end of October, $70 thereafter, and available from Pizza House (all locations), Quickie Lickie (Hamilton), Jamaican Grill (Court Street), and Freshman 16 (Heron Bay Plaza), or online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact Rosie Cross at 295-3016.
Enjoy a night of fun, shopping and giving at the KatKids Night Market on Friday, November 18th.
From 5pm until 9pm in the Lower Level at Pier 6, this annual event raises funds for children in Nepal and Southern Africa through the sale of unique gift items from these countries. The items on sale will include art, textiles, jewellery, holiday decorations, and much more and there will also be an auction of special items from the countries supported.
While you shop, enjoy Nepali food, happy hour drink prices and a live auction in a great atmosphere.
Tickets are $10 and are available from Stefanel, www.BDAtix.bm or at the door. Proceeds will go to the Eliza DoLittle Society, helping to feed Bermuda’s hungry.
For more information, contact Francesca@katkids.com.
Enjoy an unforgettable night of dressed-up dining and dancing at the Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual St. Andrew’s Day Ball on Saturday, November 19th.
The event kicks off with a cocktail reception (cash bar) from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. You are then seated at 8pm for dinner, served after the Grand March and welcome by MC Mike Bishop.
The five-course dinner with wine will be followed by the ceilidh portion of the evening (Scottish dancing), with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band. Afterwards, you can continue to dance the night away with DJ Felix Tod until 2am.
The moves are easily picked up on the night and a caller will be on hand to make sure that everyone is at least going in the right direction. There will also be a free practice run at the
Police Recreation Club in Prospect on the Wednesday before the Ball (November 16th from 7pm until 9.30pm). Not only will this show you the basics but it is a great night out in itself. **UPDATE: This will now run from 7.30pm at Spanish Point Boat Club.
The Ball is all about having fun while raising money for charity, so there is no need to stress about getting it absolutely right. This event always draws an international crowd, so is definitely not just for Scottish people!
Thanks to the very generous sponsorship from Butterfield & Vallis and Burrows Lightbourn Ltd, the ticket price has been reduced for 2016, so you have even more reason to come out and support the Society and their charitable causes.
Dress code is black tie and kilts are particularly encouraged.
Tickets are $150 each, including a welcome drink, five-course dinner with wine, and grats.
Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables (tables are either for 10 or 12 people). Ian Hind will be coordinating the seating arrangements and you can contact him at email@example.com. You can also pay for your tickets online at www.pTix.bm.
Raffle tickets will also be on sale on the night, so you could be going home with a fantastic prize.
For more information, visit www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com.
Universal Children’s Day was established to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children around the world. Crown & Anchor at the Hamilton Princess are going to recognise it with a special Universal Children’s Day Afternoon Tea Buffet for Kids on Sunday, November 20th.
From 3pm until 6pm, you are invited to bring your kids to help them understand the importance of this day.
The cost of the Kids Afternoon Tea buffet is $28, plus gratuities. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Family Centre.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga On The Rock offers a certified Yoga Teachers Training programme, with the next starting on Friday, January 27th.
The programme is taught by an E-RYT 500 Teachers Trainer, runs annually from January through June, and is held one weekend a month for 6 months to complete the 200 hour program training requirements for certification.
Students will be immersed in the 6 month training in: teacher methodology; technique and training; anatomy and physiology; yoga philosophy; yoga ethics and the therapeutic benefits of yoga.
Regular yoga practice and meditation will be held throughout . Hence no prior experience is required as training is open to new as well as more seasoned yoga practitioners.
The full programme cost is $2650 and a payment plan is available.
For more information, or to set up the pre-registration interview required prior to registration, contact email@example.com or 295-3355/295-7525.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Sip & Sketch – October 17th and 31st
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
Red’s Wine Tasting Series: 5 Course Wine Dinner – October 20th
Re-Ignite your Creativity – October 20th
20th Annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk – October 20th
Art 4 Sail Auction – October 21st
Made in Bermuda: An All Star Concert Event – October 22nd
**DATE CHANGE A Night of Worship: Gospel Concert – October 22nd
**NEW Final HouseStyle Takeover at Rum Bum – October 22nd
The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2016 Dog Shows – October 22nd and 23rd
Lupie Groupie Fun Run/Walk – October 23rd
**NEW Latin Night at Marcus’ – starts
October 25th November 1st
Bermuda Invitational Gig Regatta – October 23rd, 26th and 29th
Bermuda National Trust Fall Harvest Camp – October 24th to 28th
Aerial Arts and Yoga Camp – October 24th to 28th
BNG & BUT Conference for MoED Educators – October 25th
Art with a Twist – October 25th
For My Good: A Stage Play – October 26th, 27th and 29th
Read For The Record 2016 – October 27th
**NEW Halloween Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost Towne – October 27th, 28th, 29th and 31st
Monte Carlo Casino Night – October 28th
Creative Women’s Retreat – October 29th
Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 29th
Yelloween at The Princess Beach Club – October 29th
**DATE CHANGE Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale – October 29th
**NEW Children’s Halloween Party – October 29th
**NEW The Ghosts of the West End Bus Tour – October 29th
The Inner World of the Chakras: The Seven Keys to Happiness – October 29th & 30th
**DATE CHANGE Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series – October
Trunk or Treat – October 31st
Bermuda College Lecture Series – November 1st
**NEW Getting Back to Basics: New Beginners Course – starts November 1st
BSoA’s Bermuda Fashion Collective Show – November 3rd
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 17 – November 4th
**NEW Scones Skones Skounes – starts November 4th
**NEW Annual Evening Wear Sale – November 4th
**NEW BVA Wine Tasting – November 4th
Skippy Kick 29 – November 6th
Middlesex Admissions, Alumni and Parent Reception – November 8th
**NEW Da Real Ting – November 10th
**NEW Scones Skones Skounes – November 11th
One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 12th
Wine & Design Event – November 18th
**NEW Scones Skones Skounes – November 18th
**NEW KatKids Night Market – November 18th
**NEW Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual St. Andrew’s Day Ball – November 19th
**NEW Universal Children’s Day Afternoon Tea Buffet – November 20th
2016 Annual BNG Student Art Competition Deadline – November 25th
**NEW Scones Skones Skounes – November 25th
Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar – December 1st
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd
Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th
Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th
Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
**NEW Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- The Team Returns – October 9th to November 18th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Bermuda National Gallery – until November 26th
- Bermuda Biennial 2016 – It’s About Now: Memories of the Present
- Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner
- The Bermuda Collection
**DATE CHANGE Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 21st until November 8th
- Onions Gallery: TechArt
- Edinburgh Gallery: More to be Revealed by Melanie Francis
Enjoy the rest of the week!