December 14th, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update
Can you believe that Christmas Day is a week on Sunday? The festive events are continuing to come in thick and fast – so far, as you can see in the Quick Recap section, there are ten NYE events on the calendar for you to choose from! Next week’s post (December 21st) is the final post of 2016, so if you’re an event organiser, please submit details of your event now to be included!
Here are the latest Bermuda happenings which have been added to the 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.
If you like bar-hopping and you enjoy running, then there is no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy doing both, so you are invited to lace it up and come pub run at the Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series on Thursdays, December 15th, January 19th and February 16th.
Thirsty Thursday is a monthly social run/walk from a different local watering hole from 6pm on the third Thursday of each month. Participants gather from 5.30pm for sign-in, then participants run or walk 5K at their own pace, socialise and enjoy a drink and prizes. The first 50 people to sign in will receive a free drink.
Upcoming Pub Run locations will be Docksider on Thursday, December 15th, Muse on Thursday, January 19th, and the Grand Finale at a surprise location on Thursday, February 16th. Locations are subject to change.
You can also get rewarded for runnin’ and drinkin’ with the Pub Run Loyalty Program presented by Sportseller Ltd and Asics. The rewards depend upon how many events you run. One time participants will receive a $10 Sportseller Gift Card, three-time participants will receive an Asics premium sock (value $21), six-time participants will receive an Asics clip-on light (value $28), nine-time participants are eligible for an Asics/Sportseller running tee, tank or hat (value $32-$34), and participants who complete 12 consecutive runs are eligible for an Asics running shoe (maximum value $158.50).
Participation is free and at your own risk. A waiver must be completed by each participant.
For more information, contact Sportseller at 295-2692 or visit the event’s Facebook Page.
Promising a different type of Christmas party, you are invited to join the I Am Gonna Get it Done Vision Board Party on Friday, December 16th.
From 6.30pm at the Salt Spray Soap Co. in St. George’s, you can support one another in this session for adults as you pound out Old Visions, Incomplete Visions, New Visions or No Visions and work towards completion.
The cost is $30, and light refreshments and supplies are included. Spots are limited so you are asked to RSVP.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eugenia Robinson at info@eugenialrobinson or 236-2725.
Promising holiday fun for the whole family, the In Motion School of Dance invite you to join them for their Annual Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th.
Showtime at the Ruth Seaton James Centre will be at 7pm on the Friday and at 2pm and 7pm on the Saturday, featuring festive holiday dances and Bermuda’s most lavish Nutcracker performance.
Tickets are $45 and available at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 292-7615 or email@example.com.
Promising to be an ideal Christmas gift, the long-awaited and much anticipated book of nicknames is here – you are invited to come to the Book Launch to have your copy of The Book of Bermuda Nicknames signed by Mayonnaise on Saturday, December 17th.
This will run from noon until 3pm at the BookMart at Brown & Co.
The books will be on sale for $20.
For more information, contact Mayonnaise at 595-9841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and enjoy your favourite Carols at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Christmas Carol Singing on Saturday, December 17th.
From 7pm, you will sing together, listen to the Ensemble Singers, and hopefully some instrumental and solo music as well. There will be refreshments afterwards in the hall.
Entry is free, but donations are welcomed.
For more information, contact Pastor Karsten Decker at 236-5619 or email@example.com.
Discover wishes, dreams and wonderful things, as Fairmont Southampton presents Afternoon Tea with Santa on Sunday, December 18th
From 3pm until 5pm in Jasmine Lounge, you can enjoy a special holiday Afternoon Tea with the man in red himself. The adult menu will feature Christmas shortbread cookies, white chocolate orange tart, cranberry scones, chocolate dipped strawberries, Christmas fruit cake, smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich, smoked turkey and honey mustard bruschetta, mushroom quiche and a cucumber and boursin parcel with pepper jam. The kids menu will feature Christmas cup cakes, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ham and cheese sandwich, and mini chicken sliders.
The cost is $29 per person (minimum of 2 people), plus 17% gratuities, or $15, plus 17% gratuities for children aged 6 to 12.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club invite you to gift well this holiday season by giving the gift of Exhale.
Purchase a gift card of $200 or more to this award-winning spa, gym and boutique fitness studio, and you’ll be entered to win a complimentary day of restoration. The draw will take place at 5pm on December 24th and the winner will be notified.
For more information, contact 298-6046.
The Chewstick Foundation invite you to their Fundraiser Concert, Mishka Live at World Heritage Centre on Friday, December 30th.
This is Chewstick’s first ever event at the World Heritage Centre in St. George’s. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm showtime, when you can enjoy an acoustic reggae concert featuring Mishka and a special opening performance by Gavin Djata Smith. This event is sponsored by Bermuda Tourism, Barritt’s Ginger Beer, Irie 98.3 Fm Bermuda, PRS for Music and Heineken.
Tickets are $40 and drinks are $7. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.pTix.bm. Proceeds will support The Chewstick Foundation, Bermuda Registered Charity #857.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dine on a stunning gourmet 6-course meal crafted by the culinary team at the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at The Waterlot Inn on Saturday, December 31st.
From 6pm, you can savour the hand-picked wine pairing with each course as you enjoy live entertainment until 1am.
The cost is $165, plus 17% gratuities, for food only and $265, plus 17% gratuities, for the food and wine pairing. Reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Concierge at 238-8000 or book online at OpenTable at http://bit.ly/2gNziZA.
Bring in the New Year with a fabulous dinner surrounded by friends as you celebrate a wonderful New Year’s Eve at Little Venice on Saturday, December 31st.
Available from 6pm, Chef Michele has prepared a wonderful set menu, or you can choose from their a la carte selection. Pair your delicious meal with amazing wines and you’ll be starting 2017 off with style!
The cost of the 3-course dinner is $78 per person, while the 4-course dinner is $90 per person, plus gratuities. A $20 surcharge is applied if the specialty Veal Chop is selected. Reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3503.
Say goodbye to 2016 and start the New Year right by celebrating it at The Reefs New Year’s Eve Gala Event on Saturday, December 31st.
From 6pm, the evening will feature a sumptuous chef-driven five course menu, followed by music, dancing, and a complimentary midnight toast. The full menu can be viewed here. You are advised to book soon, as this event is always a sell-out.
The cost is $125 per person, plus 17% gratuity.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or email@example.com.
Café Lido invite you to join them for an unforgettable NYE celebration at their Cafe Lido New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on Saturday, December 31st.
Arrive early and start your night with a pre-dinner cocktail at Deep Lounge. Doors open at 7pm and complimentary bar snacks will be offered. The cost of drinks is not included in the dinner package. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
The Gala Dinner at Café Lido will start at 7pm, open sitting, with the last reservation at 8.30pm. This will be a 5 course dinner, artistically created by Executive Chef, Serge Bottelli.
After dinner, you can dance the night away at Deep Lounge & Nightclub with DJ Allstar until 3am.
The dress code for the evening is Elegant and a shuttle service will be available from the hotel main parking lot. Partygoers will also have the best view of the fireworks at Elbow Beach at midnight and will receive party favours. From 1am, you can enjoy a late night snack while taking a break from dancing or on your way home.
The cost of the Gala Dinner is $130 per person, plus gratuities. For The Deep, the entry fee is a $40 per person, or $20 per person for Lido diners. Advance bookings only so reservations are essential. Credit cards are required to hold all reservations and a deposit of $50 per person will be charged in advance.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s celebrate! As the New Year begins and the old one ends, Cambridge Beaches invite you to join them to drink and toast to one and all at their New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 31st.
From 8pm at the resort’s Tamarisk Restaurant, you can enjoy a 6-course Gala Menu with entertainment by DJ D Don. The full menu can be viewed here. The dress code for the evening is Formal and Cambridge Beaches welcomes guests aged 13 years and over, year round. Reservations are required.
The cost is $115 per person, plus 17% gratuities, and does not include beverages.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-0331 or email@example.com.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve this holiday season with Will Black hosting your Rockin’ Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, December 31st.
This Mardi Gras Theme Rock ‘n Roll Party Hog Penny Restaurant & Pub will run from 10.30pm until 1.30am and is open to the public. The high energy show will be performed by Will Black and Keith White playing a special mix of your favourite classic rock and original tunes to dance too.
Dress code is smart casual and there is no cover charge.
Will Black is also hosting his Regulars Only dinner party for late seating at 8.30pm. Spaces are limited, but they can accommodate a large group if requested. It’s a Mardi Gras theme night complete with authentic decorations, complimentary beads French Quarter and hats for late seating dinner patrons. The menu will be Hog Penny’s famously delicious a la carte menu.
For more information, or for reservations, contact 292-2534.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their 30th anniversary exhibition, A Room with a View, opening to the public on Thursday, January 5th.
The unveiling of this special exhibition will be in the Main Gallery and will feature all the gems from their vault for this special celebratory year.
The official opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm (although the exhibit is already open to the public now) and the exhibit will run until further notice.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays. Masterworks is closed on public holidays. General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.org.
Join the Friends of Hospice for a tranquil walk along the beach trails and beaches under the splendour of a Bermuda full moon at the Full Moon Memories Walk on Friday, January 13th.
From 6.30pm at Chaplin Bay, the Full Moon Memory Walk is a memorial walk to honour, remember and rejoice in loved ones no longer with us. Parking is at Chaplin Bay Parking Lot and walkers are reminded to bring their own flashlights for the walk. Candles and lanterns will be available to purchase to light after the walk at Chaplin Bay and have a moment to reflect and remember your loved ones.
Registration is $5 at Chaplin Bay.
For more information, contact 232-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering a range of performances by a diverse selection of artists of international repute, the 2017 Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will run between Friday, January 13th and Saturday, March 4th at various venues.
Featured acts covering music, theatre and dance include: Vocalosity, Catapult, the Joey Alexander Trio, Twelfth Night, Graffiti Classics, Jessica Lynn, Tenors Un Limited, Fandango!, the Arturo O’Farrill Latin Afro Latin Jazz Octet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Circus Incognitus, Last Train to Nibroc and The Company Men. Venues will include the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall, Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, Fairmont Southampton, and St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s.
Besides performances, these world-class artists will also conduct a series of workshops, masterclasses and outreach events for students.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $40 for students and $50 to $80 for adults and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.BermudaFestival.org.
Enjoy some free art activities in the Botanical Gardens as Masterworks Education presents Super Saturday on Saturday, January 28th.
From 10am until 2pm, children and their families will be encouraged to participate in free activities for all ages, inspired by the theme of the month. Masterworks offer this event once a month to the community as their give back to get everyone involved with art.
Homer’s Cafe will also be open, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch with the family after taking part.
There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day.
For more information, contact 299-4000 or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
In celebration of the 26th anniversary of Agape House, Friends of Hospice invite you to join them for their Hearts, Hats and High Tea on Saturday, February 25th.
From 2pm until 5pm at Fairmont Southampton’s Windows on the Sound, they will be celebrating this amazing milestone with live entertainment raffles and prizes for the most marvelous, unique and natural hat.
Tickets are $75 and must be purchased by Wednesday, February 22nd from Friends of Hospice.
For more information, contact 232-0859 or email@example.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
St George Skates – November 27th to December 31st
Teddy Bear Tea – December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Happy Hour at Somers’ Café – December 9th, 16th and 23rd
Santa’s Elves Arrive at People’s – December 9th, 16th and 23rd
Facebook for Business – December 14th and 15th
WOMB Holiday Party – December 15th
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – December 15th
**NEW Vision Boarding: I Am Gonna Get it Done – December 16th
The Bermuda School of Music presents Joy to the World – December 16th and 17th
Luciano Performs Live at Marcus’ – December 16th and 17th
**NEW The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 16th and 17th
Resilient Book Signing – December 17th
Zumba Glow Party – December 17th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 17th
**NEW Book Launch: The Book of Bermuda Nicknames – December 17th
**NEW Christmas Carol Singing – December 17th
The Holiday Pastry Workshop – December 18th
**NEW Afternoon Tea with Santa – December 18th
December Art Studio 2016 – December 19th to 23rd
Movie Premiere of Sing – December 21st
Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event – December 21st
Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd
A Christmas Classic Concert – December 23rd
Christmas Day Dinner at Marcus’ – December 24th to 26th
Christmas Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at Marcus’ – December 25th
Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Cafe Coco – December 25th
Christmas Day Traditional Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 25th
Christmas Holiday Dining Specials at Waterlot and Newport – December 25th
**NEW Mishka Live at World Heritage Centre: Fundraiser Concert for The Chewstick Foundation – December 30th
NEW YEAR’S EVE:
New Year’s Eve at Crown & Anchor – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Marcus’ – December 31st
Toast to the New Year – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Dance Party – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve at Little Venice – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st
**NEW Cafe Lido New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve at Cambridge Beaches – December 31st
**NEW Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party hosted by Will Black – December 31st
New Year’s Day Brunch at Marcus’ – January 1st
Beginner’s Yoga Course at The Yoga Centre – January 5th
**NEW A Room with a View: Exhibition Opening – January 5th
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Christmas Lidet – January 6th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend (BHW) Launch Weekend 2017 – January 6th to 8th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 7th
Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 7th
Essential Low Back Program – January 7th
Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th
Just for Laughs: Double Bill – January 11th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret-Style Comedy Show – January 12th
**NEW Full Moon Memories Walk – January 13th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Theatre-Style Shows – January 13th and 14th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
**NEW Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 13th to March 4th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 14th
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – January 19th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 21st
Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th
BVA Wine Tasting – January 27th
**NEW Super Saturday at Masterworks – January 28th
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – February 16th
**NEW Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 25th
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd
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
- Small Works – November 20th to January 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Tribute to a Renaissance Man – December 9th to January 3rd
- **NEW Room with a View – from January 5th
- Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner – December 5th to 15th
- 2016 BNG Annual Student Art Exhibition: Memories of the Present – December 5th to 31st
- The Bermuda Collection – ongoing
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – December 9th to January 4th
- Onions and Edinburgh Galleries: BSoA Members’ Winter Show
- Studio A: Pieces of Me by Lee Greene
- Studio B: Live by Kochakorn & Khwan
Enjoy the rest of the week!