December 21st, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update
Well, it’s that time of year again! This is my last post of 2016 so I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas for Sunday and a very Happy New Year when it comes! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you enjoy the happy vibes at this time of year. Be good to each other and I hope 2017 is your best year yet! There is still time to leave your mark on 2016 as well so why not get out there and do something memorable?
My next post will be on Wednesday, January 4th. Events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section in the meantime.
Anyway, down to the latest update on what’s happening in Bermuda. Check out all your NYE options on the Calendar here or see the Quick Recap at the end of the post for a handy list (keep your eye on the calendar itself for submissions made after this post is published). As always, this post includes an update on everything added to the calendar since the previous week, while the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of the post is a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.
Hope to see lots of you on Elbow Beach with your Santa hats on!
Keep the Christmas magic going beyond the day itself at BUEI Films presents The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 29th at 5pm
The screening will be at 5pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium. In Peter Wright’s classic production for The Royal Ballet, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara and the Nutcracker are whisked off to the Kingdom of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky’s score contains some of ballet’s best-known melodies, from the flurrying Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – all brilliantly set in Wright’s choreography. The running time is 135 minutes with one interval.
This production features Bermuda’s own Ravi Cannonier-Watson – come and meet Ravi at this special event!
The cost is $20 for BUEI members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. Part proceeds to help with Ravi’s school expenses at The Royal Ballet.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 294-0204 or visit the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
L’Oriental invite you to surround yourself with family and friends and join them for Dinner on New Year’s Eve on Saturday, December 31st.
With reservations available from 6pm until 10pm, you can decide whether to start your 2017 with a delicious 4-Course Oriental set menu or choose from their a la carte menu.
Reservations are required and the cost of the set menu is $69.75.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-4477.
Promising Bermuda’s largest, most elegant New Year’s Eve celebration, 441 Productions and Off Level BDA present Ciroc the New Year on Saturday, December 31st.
From 9pm at the Pier 6 Complex, you can celebrate the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 in three rooms with a premium open bar and 7 DJs. Entertainment will be courtesy of Skratch Bastid, DJ Theory, Madd Spider, Rusty G, YGS, New Era and Dan Ho.
General admission includes the premium open bar, access to the Ciroc Room ( Pier 6 Lower), access to the Gold Seal Terrace, party favours (limited), and event photography.
VIP tickets also include exclusive access to the Perrier Jouet Champagne Lounge (Pier 6 Hall), bottle service, lounge seating, and a private entrance and bathrooms, as well as all general admission perks.
This event is sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, Gosling’s, Perrier Jouet Champagne, Red Bull and VIBE 103 FM.
General admission is $100, with a limited number of early bird tickets for $75, while VIP tickets cost $200 per person, with a minimum group of 6. Tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm or promoters.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Party your way into 2017 as Bonfire Bermuda presents New Year’s Eve 2017 at Rumbar on Saturday, December 31st.
From 9pm until 3am, you can experience New Year’s Eve in an exclusive indoor and outdoor lounge setting, with some of Bermuda’s best DJs – including Felix Tod (Big Chill and Ocean 89), DJ Choice (Open-Format Party King), D’General (VIBE 103/Soca King), Lenky Boy (Dancehall and Hip Hop King) – playing 100% party songs all night long, including Top 40, Soca, EDM, Dancehall, Oldies, Hip Hop, and more.
This event will be hosted by Supatone with photography by BermyNet. It will also feature a shot station, hot food, surprise guest performers, drink specials, a state-of-the-art light and sound system, VIP tables, giveaways, and more. The ticket price includes a welcome shot and other giveaways.
Tickets are limited and cost $40. They are available from www.pTix.bm, in person from Rumbar or by calling 704-0330 for delivery.
For more information, or to purchase a VIP table, contact 704-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s that time of the year again to say good bye to the old and ring in the new year at NYE 2017 Glitz & Glamour on Saturday, December 31st.
From 10pm until late at Light Nightclub in the White Horse Tavern, St. George’s, you can see in the New Year with music by Mista Genius, Selecta Fray & Mark P, and DJ Markie T.
As well as the best view of the midnight fireworks, you can also expect free party favours and a free champagne toast at midnight.
The restaurant is open all day so you can make an early reservation if you wish, or take the last reservation time of 9.30pm (last food order at 9.45pm). To make a reservation and/or to reserve a prime table right by the water’s edge, call 297-1838 to enjoy a special evening with your loved ones.
Diners can stay back and enjoy the NYE 2017 nightclub party at no extra cost. For non-diners, tickets are $30 and available from Jazzy Boutique, Guilty Pleasures, or directly from the bartender at White Horse.
For more information, visit www.WhiteHorseBermuda.com/events/.
The Reefs invite you to start your first day of 2017 off right at their New Year’s Day Brunch on Sunday, January 1st.
From 12.30pm, you can enjoy a hearty and varied brunch with stunning views of the South Shore. The menu can be viewed here.
The cost is $65 per person, plus 17% gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or email@example.com.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them for the Annual New Year’s Day Open House on Sunday, January 1st.
From 1pm until 3pm in the Main Gallery, you can enjoy a glass of champagne as you toast to Masterworks 30th anniversary year.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.org.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their latest exhibition, Painting WITH Fabric, opening to the public on Thursday, January 5th.
This exhibit of quilted works by Gail Marirea will be showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery.
The official opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until January 25th
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.
The Ladies of Sigma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc will host a Private Screening and Reception for the movie Hidden Figures on Friday, January 6th.
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream. Movie Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo
The evening will begin with cocktails at Liberty Theatre at 7.30pm, followed by the movie screening at 8pm.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youths, and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Shanda at 799-4708, or visit the Sigma Xi Omega Facebook page.
Returning for the second consecutive year, the Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will be held on Sunday, January 8th.
This is the first running race of 2017 and attracts competitors both locally and internationally. It is a great final warm-up for the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, which starts on January 13th.
The race will take runners on a 7.2 mile course between Goslings Headquarters on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, and Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club.The event also includes a competitive walking category, a 3-member team relay, and a Junior 3K race.
This year’s race will take the competitors on a new route from Gosling’s Headquarters on Dundonald Street, over Washington Street, then over Cedar Avenue and Burnaby Street to Front Street, then along East Broadway, The Lane, Harbour Road, Burnt House Hill, Middle Road and up the Fairmont Southampton Driveway before finishing at Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club.
The main draw prize is a four-night stay for two at The Fairmont San Francisco, California with round-trip JetBlue tickets. There will be prizes for the top male and female finishers of the Junior 3K in the following age brackets: 8 to 10; 11 to 12; and 13 to 15. Prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in the male, female, and mixed categories. The adult race has prizes for the top male and female finishers in the following categories: 16 to 39 (open); 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; and 70 and over. The top three male and top three female walkers will win prizes, as well as the first tourists, and the winning Fairmont and Gosling’s employees.
The continued partnership between Gosling’s and Fairmont Southampton, two leading companies in Bermuda, ensures that there will be a great running event to kick off the Bermuda racing year. Fairmont Southampton has been a major sponsor in racing since 1978 starting with what began as the Princess to Princess Race, MAAC’s first organised event. It was then named Fairmont to Fairmont Race. Fairmont Southampton is proud to continue as a sponsor of this popular road race event in Bermuda, and looks forward to continuing this tradition with Gosling’s for many years to come. The Butterfield Cup and the Peter Lever Cup are ready to be won. A special logo for the race was created by Kelley & Company & Etc., to symbolize this balance of business and leisure, showing the distinctive Goslings seal in pink colour, balancing both a barrel of rum and a running shoe.
Fairmont Southampton is offering a Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race Package with luxurious accommodation, Gosling’s welcome gift and one-way transfer on the race day. Rates start from $169 per night, excluding taxes, gratuities and resort levy. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on this package, visit http://bit.ly/2hq3QRx.
The Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race is organised by MAAC and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association.
For junior participants, the fee is $5 for current MAAC / MAAC Junior Members, $10 for all others, and free for Gold Members of MAAC (contact the MAAC Jr Co-ordinator). For adults, the cost is $30 for current MAAC Members, $40 for all others, $50 for late entries, $7 for Gold Members of MAAC, and $60 for Relay Teams (only $20 per person). Please note that $7 per entry is now included in your race fee as your registration with the BNAA for this event in lieu of BNAA Membership.
This year, the event will benefit Meals on Wheels.
For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.
Get a little help with this year’s New Year’s resolution at the Stop Smoking Hypnosis Workshop on Sunday, January 29th.
From 10.45am until 4.30pm at Spirit House in Devonshire, this workshop will support you and increase your chances of succeeding on your journey to becoming a non smoker, at a 90% higher level. Claiming back your power, health, money and more, you will be taken on a unique journey through both your conscious and sub conscious mind to undo bad habits and find understanding as to why you have continued on the destructive smoking path. Through the power of Hypnosis you will find this is not just an effective way to becoming a non smoker but also extremely relaxing, bringing you self awareness and clarity of mind. Their mission is that you leave this workshop as a non smoker.
The cost is a love donation of $130.
For more information, or to register, contact Dr. Bianca Komansky on 300-0505 or email@example.com.
Another great opportunity to listen to entertaining presentations on a variety of topics, without worrying that any of the speakers will waffle on for too long, as the 18th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda will be on Friday, February 17th.
PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and have a 20×20 presentation format where each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time. Following each presentation is a 3 minute 40 second Q&A session with the audience.
Doors open at 6.30pm and presentations begin at 7pm. This will take place at Somerset Cricket Club, where there will be a cash bar and dinner available to purchase.
Admission is free however donations are welcomed and all are invited.
For more information, visit the Pechakucha Bermuda Facebook Page or contact Nicky Gurret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Zoological Society invite you to join them for an awesome night under the stars for a celebration of Zoobilee: Feast in the Wild on Saturday, February 25th.
From 7pm at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, this night promises to be unlike any other social event in Bermuda, as it is as much an adventure as it is a fundraiser, so will be the wildest time you’ll ever have supporting a good cause. Whether you’re a foodie or a gamer, this event has something you won’t find at any other party and the fun will start from the moment you arrive. Zoobilee: Feast in the WILD is an adults-only event.
Early bird tickets will be $200 until December 31st, $225 thereafter. All proceeds from the event will support the BZS Conservation Education programmes.
For more information, or to purchase your ticket, contact email@example.com or 293-2727 ext. 2130.
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
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 Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker – December 29th
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 Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Little Venice – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st
Cafe Lido New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Cambridge Beaches – December 31st
Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party hosted by Will Black – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve at L’Oriental – December 31st
**NEW Ciroc the New Year – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve 2017 at Rumbar – December 31st
**NEW NYE 2017 Glitz & Glamour – December 31st
New Year’s Day Brunch at Marcus’ – January 1st
**NEW New Year’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – January 1st
**NEW New Year’s Day Open House – January 1st
Beginner’s Yoga Course at The Yoga Centre – January 5th
A Room with a View: Exhibition Opening – January 5th
**NEW Painting WITH Fabric: Exhibition Opening – January 5th
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Christmas Lidet – January 6th
**NEW Hidden Figures Movie Private Screening and Reception – 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
**NEW Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race – January 8th
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
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
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 13th to March 4th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 14th
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
Super Saturday at Masterworks – January 28th
**NEW Stop Smoking Hypnosis Workshop – January 29th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – February 16th
**NEW Pechakucha Bermuda Night 18 Volume – February 17th
Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 25th
**NEW Zoobilee: Feast in the Wild – 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
- Room with a View – ongoing from January 5th
- **NEW Painting WITH Fabric – January 5th to 25th
- 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!