November 2nd, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!



Good news reminder – just in case you’ve forgotten, we have an extra hour of sleep/partying this weekend!  For most of us these days, that just means that we need to remember to change the times on our ovens and cars, since everything else pretty much takes care of itself automatically.  It might be a little more work if you still own a sun-dial…

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, including those previously covered in previous posts.




Learn more about the incredible works of the 2016 Bermuda Biennial at the latest in the series of BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process on Wednesday, November 2nd.

From 12.30pm until 1.30pm at the Bermuda National Gallery in City Hall, you will hear personally from Biennial artists Michael Walsh and Christina Hutchings, who will share their artistic processes.

The 2016 Bermuda Biennial is sponsored by Bacardi Limited.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact the BNG at 295-9428.


Musicians, come and showcase your talents at the weekly Pickled Onion Jam every Tuesday.

From 9.30pm at Pickled Onion, host band Graffiti Park invite you to join the fun by bringing your own instruments or by making use of the drums, keys, guitar and bass provided.  All musicians and genres are welcome.  Singers, please bring your own lyrics – this is not karaoke!

There is no cover charge and the Jam will run weekly until the end of 2016.

For more information, contact Pickled Onion at 295-2263.





The Women’s Resource Centre, a registered charity, is holding a Quiz Night Fundraiser to sustain their programmes and services on Thursday, November 3rd.

This will run from 6pm at Vasco da Gama.  Refreshments will be provided and there will also be a cash bar.

The cost is $30 for individual entry and $500 for corporate teams of 5 to 6.

For more information, or to sign up, contact or 295-3882.





See life through rose-tinted glasses at the next Bermuda Rose Society Monthly (BRS) Meeting on Friday, November 4th.

This will start at 11am in the Horticultural Hall in the Botanical Gardens and will run monthly on the first Friday of the month until May.

Members are encouraged to enter a monthly rose competition, very much like the Ag Show rose entries. The entries are Bench (cut rose in a bottle) and Arrangements and there is a theme each month.  This month, the Bench is Special 20 entry-only Bench, which means members are only allowed to enter 20 classes of roses, one in each class.  The arrangement title for November is Classes A & B “Twists and Turns” and Class C is “In a nut shell”.

All of their meetings are open to the public and there is no need to RSVP in advance.  If a member of public wants to join BRS they are required to attend two meetings, not necessary in a row, and have a member nominate them to the BRS executive – members are always ready to sponsor a new member.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Peter Holmes at or visit


The faculty of the Bermuda School of Music invite you to a Free Lunchtime Concert on Friday, November 4th.

From 12.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church, the concert will will feature classical guitar, piano and violin.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or 296-5100.





Stop by the Hamilton Princess for a can’t-miss Retail Event on Friday, November 4th.

From 6pm until 8pm in the Hamilton Princess Retail Corridor, you can enjoy special discounts throughout the stores as well as complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

You will earn a raffle ticket for every $50 spent for the chance to win great prizes.  The raffle will be drawn at 7.30pm.

For more information, contact 295-3000.








Come and support Bermuda’s up-and-coming Up With People star by attending the Premiere Showing of the new DreamWorks Movie, Trolls on  Friday, November 4th.

Mikaela Joy Kawaley-Lathan, aged 18, is currently fundraising to join the global service, entertainment and travel program, Up With People.

Starting at 6.30pm at Liberty Theatre, her event includes live performances, door prizes, optional raffle sales and, of course, the premiere showing of the film, which is in line with premiere showings world wide.

Tickets are $25 and available from

For more information, contact Mikaela on 737- 5662 or, her dad Richard on 704-4142 or, or her mom Kathy on 799-5662 or





Get ahead on your Christmas shopping as Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink invite you to their Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday, November 5th.

This will run from 9am until 3pm in Little Cottage in the Botanical Gardens.  Donna has created hand-painted wooden angels and Santas.
Ronnie has created driftwood, air plant and succulents, as well as her famous wreaths.

For more information, contact Ronnie on 292-1387 or 534-9716, or Donna on 238-0334 or 735-0238.



The 29th World Rugby Classic starts on Sunday, November 6th, running until Saturday, November 12th.

The First Round Matches will be on Sunday, November 6th, with gates opening at 12.30pm.  The first game, Classic Lions vs. Italy, will be at 2.30pm, then Canada vs South Africa at 4pm.  The World Rugby Classic is delighted to announce that the Sunday will also be the return of their Family Fun Day.  This will include a dedicated Kids Zone with Bouncy Castle, Sniggles Tattoos and a Parents Viewing Area, so that you won’t miss out on all the action. The cost of entry for the Kids Zone is $15 per child.

On Monday, November 7th, gates open at 5.30pm and more First Round Matches will include Argentina vs. United States at 7pm and then France vs. New Zealand at 8.30pm.

After resting up on the Tuesday, gates will open at 5.30pm on the Wednesday.  Bermuda will be playing Lloyds RFC at 5.45pm  The Plate Semi-Final will start at 7.15pm with Loser A playing Loser B, followed by the Classic Semi-Final with Winner A against Winner B at 8.30pm.
On Thursday, November 10th, gates will again open at 5.30pm.  The first game will be the Plate Semi-Final at 7.00pm which will pit Loser C against Loser D, and then the Classic Semi-Final at 8.30pm will have Winner C against Winner D.  **UPDATE:  Due to the weather, Thursday matches have been postponed until Friday.  Gates will open at 12.30pm and the Corporate Hospitality Village will open at 1pm.  The first game will be the USA vs France (Plate Semi-Final, Loser C against Loser D) at 2.30pm, and then Argentina vs New Zealand (Classic Semi-Final, Winner C against Winner D) at 4pm.  At 7pm, you can enjoy Gosling’s Tent Tavern Entertainment with the Hearbeats.

On Saturday, November 12th, gates will open at 5.30pm, with the Plate Final at 7pm and the Classic Final at 8.30pm.

Fresh from DJ’ing at one of Ibiza’s largest clubs, DJ Dan Ho will be providing the entertainment again this year throughout the week.  The new Event Village will be the venue for the new Garden Party on Sunday from 6.30pm and Monday from 9.30pm.

Live entertainment will be available in the Tent Tavern from just after the games (around 9.30pm/10pm) until 1am on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.  This year the Kennel Boys performing on the Wednesday night and the long anticipated return of Classic favourites The Heartbeats will be back on stage for the Thursday and Saturday nights.  DJ Dan Ho will also be proving music late into the night following both acts.

There are a few different options for admission:

  • The Members Tent is the VIP facility at the Classic where they entertain sponsors and invited guests with a magnificent buffet by Fourways, a fine selection of wine by Gosling’s and an Open Bar. Badges for the Members Tent are available for purchase while tables of ten may be reserved with the client’s name prominently displayed.  A Five Day Badge cost $1,200 per person.  Daily badges are also available at at cost of $250 per day for Sunday and Monday and $300 per day for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Tickets are available from
  • The Classic Club tent is the “watering hole” for the visiting players where food and drinks are available at reduced prices.  The Five Day Badge costs $650 per person and $1,100 per couple.  Daily badges are also available at at cost of $150 per day for Sunday to Thursday and $250 per day for Saturday.  Tickets are available from
  • General admission is $25 daily or $100 for a 5 Day Pass.  These can also be purchased in advance online at
  • Admission is free for under-12s and $10 each day for children aged 12 to 15.

For more information, visit



Embrace la dolce vita as you support, meet and greet the Italian team in the Club Italia Tent at World Rugby Classic on Sunday, November 6th.

The tent opens at 1pm and the buffet opens at 2pm.  The tent will feature a full open bar and DJ Allstar.  Classic Italy will be playing the Classic Lions at 2.30pm, followed by South Africa vs Canada at 4pm.

The ticket price is $125.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact,, or





Find out what makes IB at Bermuda High School different, and how it can shape your daughter’s or son’s future at their IB Information Evening on Monday, November 7th.

BHS is celebrating 15 years of offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Since the beginning, students have achieved excellent results year after year, with 100% of graduates going on to tertiary education around the world. Are you interested in learning more about IB at BHS and how it is the right choice for your daughter or son?

From 5.30pm until 7pm, you are invited to to learn more about IB at BHS and how it is the right choice for your daughter or son.

For more information, contact Mrs. Kate Ross, Head of IB & IB Coordinator on 278-3016 or



Learn more about the incredible works in the 2016 Bermuda Biennial at BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process, on Wednesday, November 9th.

From 12.30pm until 1.30pm at the Bermuda National Gallery in City Hall, you will hear personally from Biennial artists Emma Cooper and Andrea Sundt, who will share their artistic processes.

The 2016 Bermuda Biennial is sponsored by Bacardi Limited.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact the BNG at 295-9428.



Join the Bermuda Society for the Blind for their November Vision Talk meeting on Monday, November 14th.

From 6pm in Astwood Hall at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, this monthly discussion group is open to the public and offers information on living with vision loss, and provides opportunities to network, share, and socialize with others in a caring and supportive environment.  Transportation is available if you are vision impaired and request it with your RSVP.

November’s topic will be Diabetes and Vision Loss – Exploring The Connection.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day and Sara McKittrick, Diabetes Educator for the Bermuda Diabetes Association, will be the guest speaker as they explore the connection between diabetes and vision loss.

There is no cover charge, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Friday, November 11th, contact 292-3231.



The November edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Lolo on Tuesday, November 15th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 8pm, this French documentary with English subtitles is from director Julie Delpy and stars Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste.

Lolo tells the story of Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend….

All members of the public are welcome.

Tickets cost $5 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $10 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI on the night or in advance on 294-0204.

For more information, visit




Enjoy a screening of two local films at Bermudian Heartbeats: Film Night on Thursday, November 17th.

From 6pm at BUEI, A Poem Without Words: Visual Artist in Bermuda and About Bermuda: Artist of Bermuda will be screened.

A Poem Without Words: Visual Artist in Bermuda is the first in the Bermuda Culture Documentary Series, produced by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. This film features interviews with some of the most relevant artists currently creating work in this island – Graham Foster, James Cooper, Sharon Wilson, Dr. Edwin Smith, Dr. Charles Zuill and Jacqueline Alma.

This will be followed by About Bermuda: The Artist’s Impression, a documentary in Brendon Hollis’ About Bermuda series. This episode focus on visiting artist  drawn to Bermuda’s shores who have attempted to capture our architecture, scenery and colour.

Spaces are limited and free tickets are available from the office and from

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or



The Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI) presents the 10th Annual 2016 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition: Take a Walk in my Shoes, a new exhibit opening at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, November 18th.

This exhibition includes art, photography and creative writing from adults, youth and children who use MWI services. Artwork will be for sale with proceeds going back to the artist as well as to the Mindframe Photovoice Art Program at MWI.

The grand opening will be from 5pm until 7pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), City Hall.

Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibit will run until Tuesday, December 6th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit


0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 19th.

This will run from 9am to 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags, children’s clothes, household items, toys, DVDs, CDs, games, jewelry and lots more items.  Why not enjoy a cup of coffee, soup, or a hot dog while shopping?

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.



Shop at Bermuda’s biggest arts and crafts festival with over 40 local vendors at the Harbourside Market on Saturday, November 19th.

From 10am until 4pm at BUEI, there will be free movies for the kids, a preview of the Pantomine by BMDS, a soup and bake stall, photos with Santa from 11.30am until 1.30pm, a raffle draw at 4pm, and so much more.  All new memberships will be 50% off that day.

Be sure to bring cash or cheques on the day as credit cards will only be accepted at Oceans Gift Shop.

For more information, contact 294-0204 or





Helping to foster a love of reading in youngsters, the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents its 17th Annual Children’s Reading Festival on Saturday, November 19th.

From 11am until 4pm in Victoria Park, this event for children from infants to P6 will be filled with books, fun, giveaways, storytelling and entertainment.

This event is free.

For more information, contact





The Bermuda High School for Girls is currently accepting applications from those who wish their daughters to sit the Secondary Entrance and Scholarship Examinations on Saturday, November 19th.

These exams are for a September 2017 entry into Year 7.  In Years 7 to 11 at BHS, teachers focus solely on how girls learn best. Imagine what your daughter will achieve at a school where the most important thing is what SHE needs.

The examinations will be in English and Mathematics and will take place from 8.45am until 11.30am at BHS.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 16th.

For more information, or to obtain an application, contact the Registrar on 278-3011 or visit






Enjoy an opportunity to meet the author as Crystal Holdipp will be signing copies of her book, Resilient, on Saturday, November 19th.

This will run from noon until 3pm at the BookMart at Brown & Co.

For more information, contact 279- 5442 or 747-8786.



In support of the Bermuda Lupus Association, Good Curls Club presents the Good Curls Hair and Beauty Presentation on Saturday, November 19th.

From 7.30pm until 10.30pm at Paradise Lounge, you are invited to join Good Curls Club and the Bermuda Lupus Association for a night of beauty and hair, all wrapped up in a classic girls’ night out setting. The event features natural hair styles by some of our top local natural hair stylists and a live makeup demonstration. There will also be performances featuring various artists from Neo Apex, as well as prizes and giveaways.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from  Proceeds will be donated to the Bermuda Lupus Association.

For more information, contact





Learn more about the incredible artworks of the 2016 Bermuda Biennial at BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process, on Wednesday, November 23rd.

From 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the Bermuda National Gallery in City Hall, you will hear personally from Biennial artists; Dany Pen, Charles Quill, William Collieson, Peter Lapsley and Teresa Kirby Smith, who will share their artistic processes at this event.

The 2016 Bermuda Biennial is sponsored by Bacardi Limited.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact the BNG at 295-9428.



Get ready to laugh your way out of your Thanksgiving food coma at the Black Friday Comedy Show on Friday, November 25th.

Showtime is at 9pm in the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre and will star the King of Caribbean Comedy, Majah Hype and Friends, with music by Bermuda’s King of Soca DJ Rusty G.

The official afterparty is at The Inferno Lounge from 10am until 3am, with more music courtesy of Rusty G.

Show tickets are $65 for general admission, $85 for preferred seating, and are available from Maez Apparel, JA Grill, The HUB, and 27th Century Boutique, or online at

The entry fee for the after-party is $20 at the door, or $25 after midnight. A ticket stub from the show allows showgoers to get in at half price.

For more information, follow @Hustlefiiz on instagram or on Facebook at Hustle Entertainment, or visit




Becks presents Blast from the Past Part 2: The Reunion on Saturday, December 3rd.

From 9pm at the RAA Club, St George’s, music will be courtesy of one of the biggest sounds in the world – Mighty Crown, The Far East Rulerz – live from their Welcome To Jamrock Cruise And US tour.

Advance tickets are $25 and available at Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, Fish n Tings, Freshmen store in Heron Bay Plaza, RAA Club, and online at

For more information, contact or 707-2109.






Chef Chiko will be giving back to the community once again by providing free meals for those in need at Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event on Wednesday, December 23rd.

This will be from 6pm until 10pm at Albuoy’s Point.

For more information, or to contribute to this cause, contact Chef Chiko at or 704-4566.







Looking for a unique and unforgettable experience for your next special event? Why not have the Della Valle Sandals Boutique just for you and your guests and enjoy champagne and custom made sandals at one of their Sips & Sandals events?

Perfect for birthdays, showers, bridal parties, corporate events and more, you can create something simple or fancy and choose from four different heel heights, wide and narrow.

For more information, contact 236-7263 or





Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section




**NEW BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process with Michael Walsh and Christina Hutchings – November 2nd

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BSoA’s Bermuda Fashion Collective Show – November 3rd


 Family Centre Lip Sync Challenge – November 3rd

**NEW  Women’s Resource Centre Quiz Night – November 3rd


Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 17 – November 4th


Scones Skones Skounes – starts November 4th


Annual Evening Wear Sale – November 4th


BVA Wine Tasting – November 4th


 The After Work Party at Marcus’ – starts November 4th


An Evening with Double World Champion Flora Duffy – November 4th


**NEW  The Bermuda Rose Society Monthly Meeting – November 4th

**NEW  Free Lunchtime Concert – November 4th


**NEW  Retail Event at Hamilton Princess – November 4th


**NEW  Premiere Showing of DreamWorks Movie: Trolls – November 4th


Dolphin Quest Bermuda’s 20th Anniversary Family Fun Day – November 5th


 World Rugby Classic: Opening Party 2016 – November 5th


The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering And Butternut Feast – November 5th


**DATE CHANGE  Made in Bermuda: An All Star Concert Event – November 5th


**NEW  Christmas Craft Sale – November 5th


Skippy Kick 29 – November 6th


**NEW  29th World Rugby Classic Week – November 6th to 12th


**NEW  Club Italia Tent at World Rugby Classic – November 6th


**NEW  IB Information Evening – November 7th


Middlesex Admissions, Alumni and Parent Reception – November 8th


Bordeaux Wine Tasting – November 9th


**NEW  BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process with Emma Cooper and Andrea Sundt – November 9th


Da Real Ting – November 10th


Shave the Date: Mo-vember Spa Event For Men at Willow Stream Spa – November 10th


Scones Skones Skounes – November 11th


One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 12th


Bootsie Stands Up & Guests – November 12th and 13th


**NEW  November 2016 Vision Talk – November 14th


**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Lolo – November 15th


Restoration Fellowship’s 16th Annual International Prophetic Encounter – November 16th to 20th


**NEW  Bermudian Heartbeats: Film Night – November 17th

1118 Wine and Design

Wine & Design Event – November 18th


Scones Skones Skounes – November 18th


KatKids Night Market – November 18th


Dinner & Auction for Corner of Love, Nicaragua – November 18th


Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual St. Andrew’s Day Ball – November 19th


Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 19th


Mix’d Up Gospel Concert: A Fundraiser in Aid of Lorraine Rest Home – November 19th


**NEW  Year 7 Entrance and Scholarship Exams – November 19th

0315 Car Boot Sale

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – November 19th


**NEW  Harbourside Market – November 19th


**NEW  17th Annual Children’s Reading Festival – November 19th


**NEW  Resilient Book Signing – November 19th


**NEW  Good Curls Hair & Beauty Presentation – November 19th


Universal Children’s Day Afternoon Tea Buffet – November 20th


**NEW  BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process with Biennial Artists – November 23rd


2016 Annual BNG Student Art Competition Deadline – November 25th


Scones Skones Skounes – November 25th


KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th


**NEW  Black Friday Comedy Show – November 25th


Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar – December 1st

0413 BNT Palm Sunday Walk

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd


**NEW  Blast from the Past Part 2: The Reunion – December 3rd


Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th


**NEW  Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th


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



Art Exhibits

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

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


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Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 21st until November 8th

  • Onions Gallery: TechArt
  • Edinburgh Gallery: More to be Revealed by Melanie Francis


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**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 18th to December 6th

  • 10th Annual 2016 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition: Take a Walk in my Shoes


Enjoy the rest of the week!









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