January 25th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!


Today is definitely meant for some celtic-style celebration – not only is today Robert Burns Day, but it is also officially Irish Coffee Day!  If your boss questions why you are adding booze to your morning cup of joe, just tell them that I said it’s okay…

Anyway, here’s the latest round-up of what’s coming up in Bermuda.  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.


Have you ever wanted to start a business? Do you have questions about how you can grow your business?  If so, then you will be interested in the Scaling and Growing your Online Business seminar on Wednesday, January 25th.

From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at the Chamber of Commerce, you can hear from industry experts about techniques to grow your business using online and local resources.

This seminar is free and you can register at www.InspireeBusiness.bm.

For more information, contact jlodge@bedc.bm.


As part of their week-long Science Week event, Bermuda College will round out the week’s events with the ever-popular Live, Love, Eat Culinary Arts Interactive Instructional and Sampling Demonstration on Thursday, January 26th

From 6.30pm in the Student Hall Cafeteria, Chef Teneika Eve and Culinary Students will present a delectable 4-course meal preparation, sampling, and recipe takeaways.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact 236-9000 ext. 4442.


Back at their new location at 135 Front Street (above Arnold’s on Front Street). The Black Collective Winter Market will return on Saturday, January 21st.

The Black Collective recognises that many in our community are struggling in these difficult financial times. The objective of the Market is to give local entrepreneurs a venue to sell their products and to give buyers a venue to purchase quality goods at a reasonable price.

Each Saturday from 10am until 6pm, you can find a diverse range of products and businesses, from clothing, local artist, local authors, health supplies, children’s activities, services for your family and entertainment.  Vendors and shoppers alike are encouraged to visit.

The Market will run weekly until March 25th.

For more information, or for vendor participation, contact Ms. Maxine Esdale at blessedbabe77@hotmail.com or 504-7749.


Are you feeling heavy, burdened, hopeless? Do you need a lift? Do you believe in the power of prayer?  If so, then the First Church of God on Angle Street will open its doors to the public for Week of Prayer until Friday, January 27th.

From 5.30pm until 7pm each evening, you can come for 5 mins, 10 mins, or an hour and pray, seek, turn, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.  You are invited to bring your prayer requests and prayer tools.

This is free.

For more information, contact Eugenia Robinson at 236-2725 or rhm@logic.bm or the Church office at 292-2300.



BUEI and the Bermuda Audubon Society present the latest in the series of BUEI Talks, Birds & People in Bermuda by Andrew Dobson on Thursday, January 26th.

From his extensive collection of bird photographs, Andrew will illustrate how birds are embedded in Bermuda’s culture. As well as featuring many of the bird species that appear in Bermuda, he will surprise the audience with the myriad of ways in which birds are part of our daily lives, from the money we use, the places we visit and the names we use.

Andrew Dobson has been a teacher at Warwick Academy, Bermuda for over 27 years, but a keen birdwatcher since he was a boy.  He has a passion for birds and has served on the executive of the Bermuda Audubon Society since 1990 including many terms as President. He has been a regional editor for the journal North American Birds for over 20 years. He is currently serving a second term as President of Birds Caribbean.

The lecture will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm.  Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event.  Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar with Sushi Happy Hour prices on selected sushi and drinks available until 6.30pm.  The full menu will be available from 6pm.  Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers.  For dinner reservations call 295-4207.

The cost of the lecture is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 294-0204 or visit the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


Bermuda National Gallery is reopening to the public and will present the current exhibition, The Power of Art on Friday, January 27th.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays. The exhibit will run until November 25th.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for BNG members, NARM members, seniors and students.

For more information, contact 295-9428 or visit www.bng.bm.


Learn about the upcoming Startup Weekend and how to be part of the next group of entrepreneurs and industry disruptors at the Startup Weekend Mixer on Friday, January 27th.

From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Connectech on Cedar Avenue, drinks and refreshments will be served and the early bird registration rate for Startup Weekend will be offered throughout the Mixer.

The cost for Startup Weekend is $50 (early bird and student price) or $75 after January 27th.

There is no cover charge for the Mixer and you can RSVP to jlodge@bedc.bm, although they will also take walk-ins.

For more information, or to register for the weekend, visit www.InspireBusiness.bm.


If you’re aiming for a New You this New Year, then Inner Balance Bermuda invite you to their Health and Wellbeing Nutritional Event  on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th.

From 7.30pm until 8.30pm at Spirit House in Devonshire on the Friday, you can attend a free introductory lecture.

The main event will run on Saturday from noon until 7pm at Spirit House in Devonshire, and promises to be a highly informational and inspirational day, involving several talks, demonstrations, raw food lunch, and green juice.  Visiting us from Hippocrates Health Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida, Brian and Anna Maria Clement will be focusing on the Power of Nutrition to improve your health and wellbeing. They have been guiding people in the process of reversing and preventing disease and slowing the premature aging process. Vendors will also be present from the raw food community.

Tickets are free for Friday and $75 for Saturday and should be purchased in advance on www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact fionacoupersmith@gmail.com.


BUEI Tech presents Get in Touch with your iPad on Saturday, January 28th.

From 2pm until 4pm, BUEI is once again offering its popular Beginner II iPad classes. This class is for you if you want to learn new things to do with your iPad or still have unanswered questions. Join BUEI’s tech guru, Sam Roberts for a fun and informative session.

The cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members.  To sign up, contact 294-0204, giftshop@buei.bm or visit Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.  Space is limited and last week’s class sold out.

For more information, contact operations@buei.bm.


Celebrate the weekend with some Live Music by Finny every Saturday.

From 10pm until close each week, local artist Finny (Chris Finsness) will perform at the Hog Penny on vocals and guitar.  He will be joined by Spencer Wood on percussion.

There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until April 1st.

For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.


The Saltus Association’s annual Saltus to Saltus Family 4k Fun Run and Walk for 2017 will take place on Sunday, January 29th.

Starting at 9am from Saltus Cavendish Campus in Devonshire, the Run and Walk will go to Saltus field at St. John’s Road Campus. Timing will be done by Bermuda Timing Systems and Number Pick up will be on Race Day from 8am until 8.45am at Saltus Cavendish Lower Primary Field.

Entry Fees are $15 for Primary and Middle School Students, $20 for Secondary students, $25 for Alumni, and $30 for Adults.  Online registration is available until 5pm on January 27th at www.RunSignup.com.

For more information, contact Race Directors Melissa Logie at meljlogie@gmail.com, Terri Durrant at terridurrant@gmail.com or
Darrin Lewis at dlewis@saltus.bm.


Heron Bay Primary School will be hosting their Open House for all prospective parents and students on Tuesday, January 31st.

Between 9am and 11am, you are invited to come out and see what makes Heron Bay Primary the perfect school for your child.  You will get the opportunity to have a guided tour, meet the teachers and current students and ask any questions you may have. Light refreshments will also be served in the beginning.  You are encouraged to RSVP anytime before the Open House.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 238-0556 or deshields@moed.bm or cvlambert@moed.bm.




Traverse the entire yogahour® syllabus comprised of over 200 poses in one weekend at the Darren Rhodes Barefoot Boot Camp on Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th.

Darren regards these 200 poses as an asana-alphabet or practitioner-periodic-table of sorts. In other words, familiarise yourself with these particular poses and you can access all that hatha yoga offers. Via props, modifications, and stages every pose in this syllabus is accessible to the fit beginner: students without any significant limitations or injuries. You are invited to come ready to practice, learn, and play.

Each day will run from 1pm until 5pm at Lucky Elephant Yoga.  Day 1 will comprise of Warm Up, Standing Poses, Supine Poses, Arm Balances, and Cool Down, while Day 2 will have Warm Up, Forward Folds, Twists, Hip Openers, Backbends, and Cool Down.

The cost is $230 for both days or $140 per session and you can sign up online at www.LuckyElephantYoga.com.

For more information, contact info@luckyelephantyoga.com or 296-3262.



Promising the most romantic evening of your life, Café Lido invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them on Tuesday, February 14th.

From 6pm until 8.30pm, you can enjoy spectacular views of one of the best beaches in Bermuda while sipping on their signature specially priced cocktails and experiencing a sumptuous dinner.

The cost is $75 per person, plus gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or manager@lido.bm.




Do you need somewhere your kids could have fun and be in a safe environment? Camp Core promises to be the place to be during school breaks from Wednesday to Friday, February 15th and 17th.

From 8.30am until 5.30pm each day at Cities of Refuge Ministries on the Second Floor of the Berkeley Cultural Centre, Camp Teacher Crystal Holdipp (published author/Christian Ministry Worker) presents Creation Chronicles for kids aged 4 to 12.

The price of the camp experience is $75 for the week.

For more information, or to sign up, contact 747-8786 or choldipp@yahoo.com.




Enjoy an opportunity to learn, connect, get inspired, and have fun while appreciating the epic beauty of Bermuda at The Chewstick Foundation’s 2017 Winter Retreat on Ports Island from Friday to Sunday, February 17th to 19th.

Departing from Albuoy’s Point at 6pm on the Friday, the weekend’s activities will include drawing, poetry, creative writing, music, workshops and yoga in the gorgeous setting of our island home, while meeting a bunch of really awesome new people.

Participants can opt to bring a tent, or stay in shared dorm-style accommodations (bunks are limited).  Retreats are family-friendly and include separate youth activities.

The cost includes boat to and from the island, 6 meals, snacks, art supplies and materials for the Retreat Fireside where all participants are encouraged to share a story, poem, song or skill before the always fun, sing along vibe.

The cost is $275 ($250 for early birds) for general, $200 ($175 for early birds) for members, $150 ($125 for early birds) for youths aged 12 to 18,
$325 ($300 for early birds) for parent and child, and $50 for each additional child under 12.  The early bird rate applies until January 31st and the signup deadline is February 10th.

For more information, or to register, contact 292-2439 or  info@chewstick.org, or visit www.Chewstick.org.


Get arty with Apple at an iPad/iPhone Creative Workshop with Theresa Airey on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th.

From 10am until 5pm each day at Bermuda Society of Arts, this two-day workshop will cover the transferring of images, tips on accessories and apps, taking great pictures and more.

The cost is $125 for members and $150 for non-members.

For more information, or to sign up, contact 292-3824 or info@bsoa.bm, or visit www.bsoa.bm.




Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their latest exhibition, Sharon Wilson & Students, opening to the public on Friday, February 24th.

This exhibit of collaborative work by Sharon Wilson and eight of her students will be showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery.  The medium is mainly charcoal sketch but varies piece to piece.

The official opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until March 22nd.

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 global community of entrepreneurs and industry disruptors by registering for Startup Weekend from Friday to Sunday, February 24th to 26th.

Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community building event that brings together entrepreneurs and community members of different backgrounds to pitch ideas, to join teams and develop business concepts in just 54 hours.  You are invited to pitch, join, develop, get expert guidance and win.

Based at Bermuda High School, participants will experience a three day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, innovation and market validation. The weekend culminates with selected teams demonstrating their business ideas in front of an audience of judges and potential investors for a chance to win valuable prizes that will help them to further develop their idea.

The weekend will run from 5.30pm until 11pm on the Friday, 9am until 11pm on the Saturday, and from 9am until 7.30pm on the Sunday.

The cost for Startup Weekend is $50 (early bird and student price) or $75 after January 27th.

For more information, or to register for the weekend, visit www.InspireBusiness.bm.


Whether you provide a special event service or you are starting to plan your wedding, you will be interested to know that Orchid Spa are hosting the 2017 Wedding Expo on Sunday, March 5th.

Running from noon until 5pm at the Fairmont Southampton, vendors in attendance include Florist, Caterers, Photographers, Car Rentals, Tent & Party Rentals, Hair & Beauty Salons, Bridal Registries, DJs, Event Planners, Decorators, Financial Services, Invitations, Health & Wellness, Jewelry, Wedding Cakes, Venues, and Videographers.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, or if you’d like to be a vendor at this event, contact expobermuda@gmail.com.


Raising funds for two local charities, the International Women’s Club of Bermuda (IWC) presents the opening night of their Annual Art Exhibition on Friday, March 10th.

Each year the members of The International Women’s Club of Bermuda create and donate one-of-a-kind works of art and photographs to be sold at their annual Art Exhibition.

All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda and Coalition for the Protection of Children.

The opening Gala will take place from 5.30pm until 8pm at The Gallery in the Chubb Building on 17 Woodbourne Avenue.

The exhibit runs until March 24th and The Gallery is open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, for viewing and purchases.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Debbie Silverman at debsilv59@gmail.com.


Direct from Harvard, the legendary Hasty Pudding Theatricals will be returning to Bermuda once again as part of their annual tour to perform their unique brand of student-written theatre with their latest show HPT 169: Casino Evil from Wednesday to Friday, March 15th to 17th.

Showtime is at 8pm nightly at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall and the show is a musical comedy burlesque with a live band, a cast of twelve men, and a ton of fun.  HPT are visit Bermuda as part of their annual tour and this is their 169th production.

Tickets are $20 for Wednesday’s show, $25 for Thursday and $30 for Friday.  Tickets can be purchased from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, visit www.HastyPudding.org.


Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in the Botanical Gardens are once again hosting their Arts for All event from Monday, March 27th until Friday, March 31st.

This free community event offers classes for everyone with a series of classes twice a day, free of charge. The morning sessions will run from 10am until noon, while the afternoon sessions will run from 2pm until 4pm.  Everything from watercolours to 3d crafts will be offered.

Arts for All is a great way for Masterworks to bring the community together as one. Their museum is full of unique treasures worth exploring. Arts for All allows for individuals to learn about Bermuda’s history and culture through art. You are also encouraged to check their website at www.BermudaMasterworks.org to view the schedule for 2017 and register for courses.

You must be registered to attend the classes and each individual is limited to one class.

For more information, or to register, contact 299-4000 or edumworks@logic.bm.



Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section – simply click on the “One-off Events” filter to show just these events instead of the whole calendar



Restaurant Weeks at Fairmont Southampton – January 5th to February 9th

Golden Ticket Reading Challenge 2017 – January 10th to April 15th

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks – January 12th to February 3rd

**NEW  Week of Prayer – January 23rd to 27th

Facebook for Business – January 25th and 26th

Wine Tasting: Charles Smith Wines – January 25th

Corange Science Week Public Forum – January 25th

**NEW  Scaling and Growing your Online Business – January 25th

Reggae Night at Marcus’ – starts January 26th

**NEW  College Science Week Examines the Challenges of Water Management: Live, Love, Eat – January 26th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Birds & People in Bermuda – January 26th


Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th


BVA Wine Tasting – January 27th

**NEW  Startup Weekend Mixer – January 27th

**NEW  Health and Wellbeing Nutritional Event  – January 27th and 28th


Super Saturday at Masterworks – January 28th

Housestyle Takeover – January 28th

Luxury Art: Exhibiting Opening – January 28th

Crown & Anchor Live – starts January 28th

**NEW  BUEI Tech: Get in Touch with your iPad – January 28th

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Workshop – January 29th

The Ensemble Singers Concert – January 29th

**NEW  Saltus to Saltus Family 4k Fun Run and Walk – January 29th

Facebook for Business – January 30th and 31st

**NEW  Heron Bay Primary Open House – January 31st

BSoA’s Members’ Photography Show Entry Deadline – February 1st

Saltus presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream – February 1st to 4th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – February 3rd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Mozart’s Don Giovanni – February 4th

**NEW  Darren Rhodes Barefoot Boot Camp – February 4th and 5th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – February 8th

Indian Night Dinner at Taste 141 – February 9th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – February 10th

Valentine Dinner – February 11th

Trivia Quiz – February 11th

**NEW  Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 14th

Intro to Hootsuite – February 14th and 15th

**NEW  Camp Core – February 15th to 17th


Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – February 16th

Pechakucha Bermuda Night 18 Volume – February 17th

**NEW  Chewstick’s Winter Retreat on Ports Island – February 17th to 19th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin – February 18th

**NEW  iPad/iPhone Creative Workshop with Theresa Airey – February 18th and 19th

29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk – February 19th

Art with a Twist – February 21st

Intro to Hootsuite – February 22nd and 23rd

**NEW  Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Sharon Wilson & Students – February 24th

**NEW  Startup Weekend – February 24th to 26th


Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 25th

Zoobilee: Feast in the Wild – February 25th


Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 3rd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Verdi’s Nabucco – March 4th

**NEW  Bermuda Wedding Expo – March 5th

Social Media Jump Start – starts March 7th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – March 8th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 10th

**NEW  International Women’s Club Art Exhibition: Opening Gala – March 10th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th

**NEW  Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT 169: Casino Evil – March 15th to 17th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – March 18th

Art with a Twist – March 21st

**NEW  Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st

Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Dvorjak’s Rusalka – April 8th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th

Art with a Twist – April 25th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Verdi’s La Traviata – April 29th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Mozart’s Idomeneo – May 13th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – May 27th


Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): R Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – June 10th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – June 14th

Art with a Twist – June 27th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – July 12th

Art with a Twist – July 25th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th

Art with a Twist – August 22nd


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th

 Wine Tasting at Masterworks – September 13th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

Art with a Twist – September 19th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th

Art with a Twist – October 24th

Art with a Twist – November 21st

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

Art with a Twist – December 19th



Art Exhibits

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – January 27th to November 25th


**NEW  International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 10th to 24th


Enjoy the rest of the week!











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