February 8th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Time to start making reservations – lots of options for anything celebrating Valentine’s Day 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.
If you are a fun, athletic, outgoing 20 to 40 year old adventurer, then the Travel Channel USA are looking for you.
Lainie Jasko, a producer with the Travel Channel USA shows Top Secret Beaches and Top Secret Swimming Holes is coming to Bermuda next month and is looking for locals to appear in the segments, enjoying the beaches and participating in the activities.
Segments and planned activities are as follows:
- Monday, March 20th: Horseback riding at Warwick Long Bay
- Tuesday, March 21st: Chaplin Bay (probably sea kayaking)
- Wednesday, March 23rd: Snorkel or SCUBA at Church Bay
- Thursday, March 24th: Cliff jumping and Cave swims at Tom Moore’s Jungle.
The pay is $75.
If you think you would be a good fit, contact email@example.com or cell / Whatsapp on (310) 962-4200.
Come out to meet, support and celebrate with one another as you Celebrate Women Artists @BNG on Wednesday, February 8th.
Running from noon until 2pm, you can also get your portrait taken by photographer Meredith Andrews at the BNG Pop-Up Studio.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Bring a blanket or camp chair and a camera and enjoy an evening under the stars as the Bermuda National Trust invite you to their Moongazing at Verdmont event on Friday, February 10th.
From 6.30pm until 10pm, they promise that Verdmont’s ‘green hill’ is the place to be for this stellar evening, where you will be inspired to photograph the moon during a penumbral eclipse, join the tour of the historic house and settle in for a story under the stars.
At 7pm, you can learn some Night Sky photography tips, followed by a Tour of Verdmont House from 7.30pm until 8pm. There will then be a guest storyteller or night sky guide at 8.30pm.
The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for juniors. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Julie Steele at 236-6483 ext. 225 or email@example.com.
Some of Bermuda’s finest jazz musicians come together for an unforgettable Evening of Jazz on Friday, February 10th.
There will be two shows at 7.30pm and 10pm at the Blue Waters Angler’s Club, featuring Tony Bari on keyboards, John Lee on Bass, Keible Hart on percussion, Sebastian Deiros on drums and Shine Hayward on woodwinds. Food and bar service will also be available.
Tickets are $25 and available online at www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact 703-9092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mark’s Church Guild is hosting a St. Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 11th.
From 7pm, you can enjoy a three course meal (soup, fish ‘n’ chips, coleslaw and desserts) with music courtesy of Olde Golde DJ Brian Willis.
Tickets are $40 in advance.
For more information, or to purchase tickets contact 293-2269, email@example.com. Tickets are also available at Keith’s Kitchen at BAA.
Martial arts fans are invited to Sensei Roots’ 22nd Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament on Sunday, February 12th.
From 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School, this is an open martial arts tournament for all levels and ages, hosted by Sensei Roots.
The entry cost for spectators is $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s.
Competitors can register online at www.EventsReg.org. The cost is $45 up until February 10th and a $10 late fee applies thereafter.
For more information, contact Kristina Ingham at 292-2157 or KristinaIngham@icloud.com, or Sensei Roots at 505-9994.
Educating the community about oral health needs, there will be an Oral Health Fair on Sunday, February 12th.
From 2pm until 4pm at Hamilton SDA Church Centre, there will be free oral cancer screenings, oral hygiene education, school entry screenings, and presentations on gum disease.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents their latest exhibit In a Garden, opening on Sunday, February 12th.
This is a members’ show featuring art in all media, depicting all things found in the garden, such as plants, planters, vegetables and creatures. This is a fun show, sure to have something interesting for everyone.
The opening is from 3.30pm until 5pm on Sunday, February 12th and the show runs until March 17th.
Admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily (excluding Good Friday) from 11am to 4pm, extending to 10am until 5pm from April 1st, and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, contact 234-2809, email@example.com, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.
Looking for something fun, creative and totally unique for your kids during the break? Let your child experience a week to remember at Art Shack February Camp from Monday to Friday, February 13th to 17th.
Offering a week of interactive and fun process art for kids aged 5 to 12, there will be theme-filled days that explore a different area of art each day. Monday’s theme will be All About Me, with portraits and more. Tuesday will be Adventure Art, which will be an outdoors activity, exploring local flora and fauna. Wednesday will be Bermudian Inspired Artists and Pop Art, while Thursday will be Recycled Creations and Student Art Showcase. The week will end on Friday with Salty Paint and Games.
This will run from 8.30am until 5.30pm each day in the Victoria Building, above Arnold’s Market on Front Street, with drop off from 8am.
The cost for a full week is $175 per child (private schools) and mid-week is $120 (government schools), with sibling rates available, and all supplies are included. Limited spaces are available and registration is available at www.ScribblesBDA.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact 735-2399.
The Bermuda Society For The Blind invite you to join them for their February Vision Talk Meeting on Monday, February 13th.
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.
Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway, Founder and Medical Director of the Bermuda International Eye Institute, will speak about causes, treatments, and prevention of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
There is no cover charge but donations are appreciated. Transportation is available for vision impaired people, if requested with their RSVP.
For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Friday, February 10th, contact 292-3231 or email@example.com.
Celebrate both love and art as you enjoy a BNG Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14th.
From 10am until 4pm at Bermuda National Gallery, City Hall, you can share your experience with a loved one and take a selfie with Damien Hirst’s artwork, All You Need is Love, on loan from The Green Family Collection.
All Gallery guests will receive a thank you gift from the BNG Youth Arts Council.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Treat your beloved to Valentine’s Dinner at Beau Rivage on Tuesday, February 14th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy a four course menu with beautiful views over Hamilton Harbour. You can view a full copy of the menu here.
The cost is $85, plus 17% gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686 or email@example.com.
Need to plan a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? Fourways Inn have taken away the stress and pressure at their Valentine’s Day Dinner on Tuesday, February 14th.
From 6pm, they promise the most delicious, sure-to-please menu, making it perfect for a memorable evening for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
The cost is $95 per person, plus gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-6517.
Spend your Valentine’s Day in the Orient at Valentine’s Day Dinner at L’Oriental on Tuesday, February 14th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy a delightful menu filled with delicious dishes.
The cost is $55 per person, plus gratuities
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-4477.
Enjoy a table for two in Venice at Valentine’s Day Dinner at Little Venice on Tuesday, February 14th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy a special four course menu inspired by one of the world’s most romantic cities.
The cost is $75 per person, plus gratuities
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3503.
The February edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Ange et Gabrielle (Love at First Child) on Tuesday, February 14th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 8pm, this French comedy/romance with English subtitles is from director Anne Giafferi and stars with Isabelle Carré, Patrick Bruel and Alice de Lencquesaing.
Gabrielle is a single mother, her 17-year-old daughter Claire is pregnant, however the child’s father Simon has no desire to be involved with his future baby. When Gabrielle takes matters into her own hands and asks Simon’s father Ange for help, an unexpected relationship begins…
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 www.AllianceFrancaiseBda.org.
Give yourself some love by joining WOMB Bermuda for their February Connection Session on Thursday, February 16th.
This month’s edition will feature female-owned businesses that can help you feel the love. Featured businesses include Love My Hair Salon, Secrets Boutique, and International Financial Planning Bermuda.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Love My Hair Salon in the Cedarpark Centre (across from the bus terminal), you can join a robust community of like-minded female entrepreneurs and businesses leaders, sharing knowledge, know-how, tips, advice, and experiences as we navigate the world of female entrepreneurship.
You are invited by showing some love for WOMB by becoming a member. You can find out more about the WOMB Community at the Connection Session.
Admission is $20 and you can book online at wombbermuda.wildapricot.org.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 456-4780.
PLP Constituency #2 invite you to their Post Valentine Oldie Goldie Dance on Friday, February 17th.
From 9pm at St. George’s Cricket Club, you can enjoy music by DJ Nadanja.
Tickets are $20 in advance from www.BDAtix.bm or $25 at the door.
For more information, contact Kim Swan on 533-8321 or Cindy Swan on 535-9801.
Grab a bargain at the next monthly Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, February 18th.
From 9am until 2pm, they’ll have lots of clothes, shoes, household items, toys, children’s clothes, crafts, CDs, DVDs, and so much more. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or chili whilst shopping.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.
It’s finally here, the Book Release Party for Giovanna Watson’s Dear Cancer, Let Me Introduce Myself will be on Saturday, February 18th.
From 7.30pm until 10pm at City Hall, there will be a short reading, speech, book purchase snd signing. There will be a salsa performance and Giovanna’s speech will be translated into Spanish and Sign Language.
In 2014 Giovanna was the youngest person to be diagnosed with colon cancer in Bermuda. In Dear Cancer, Giovanna shares her story and discusses her unexpected decision to go public with her diagnosis. Experience her 18-month journey through first-hand accounts from her social network and meticulously catalogued events, Facebook posts, pictures, timelines and interviews. Each chapter ends with the lessons she learned and candid reactions from her family, friends and co-workers. Join Giovanna as she travels from the beautiful shores of Bermuda to the United States, Europe and Asia making what many considered to be unusual and daring choices between treatments and surgeries. Giovanna offers no apologies as she candidly shares her thoughtful, entertaining and relatable survivor story.
In these pages, you will learn how to break the news, what to expect when you tell someone you’ve been diagnosed, how to treat cancer like a second job, that supporters need support too, how to create a 360-degree support system, and that you can support others no matter what you are going through. If you or someone you love is learning to live life with cancer, this book is for you.
The prices of the books are $34.95 for the soft back and $44.95 for the hard back.
For more information, contact Hellocancerbda@gmail.com or visit www.HelloCancer.org.
Bermuda’s top artists will be coming together for an amazing evening of entertainment in celebration of Bootsie’s 50th Birthday on Sunday, February 19th.
From 7pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, featured artists will include Jesse Seymour, Larrita Adderley, U-Fonics, Olivia Hamilton, The Blues Band, Lloyd Holder, Sheila Smith, Nadanja, and Gina Love.
Tickets are $50 and available at www.BDAtix.bm and 27th Century Boutique.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Bermudian author Crystal Holdipp continues her local book tour of her latest book release Resilient:Rise Above the Ashes with a Book Signing on Wednesday, February 22nd
This next stop will be from noon until 2pm at Bermuda College Library.
Resilient books are on sale in the Bermuda College Bookstore for $15.
For more information, contact 279-5442 or 747-8786.
Hosted by ISACA Bermuda and sponsored by the Department of E-Commerce and the Technology Leadership Forum, you are invited to learn more about Financial Technology and how it is changing the game in financial services at TechTalk: FinTech on Thursday, February 23rd.
From 5.30pm in the Trudeau Ballroom, Hamilton Princess, this promises to be an exciting panel discussion with 4 distinguished speakers and will be a great learning opportunity to earn CPE credits and network with other professionals.
This event is free.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOW and Gorhams, in conjunction with the Bermuda Boxing Federation presents The Greatest: Fight Night at Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, February 25th.
Doors to the Poinciana Ballroom will open at 6pm, with the first exhibition set to start at 6.15pm. The evening will feature exciting exhibition and amateur boxing and kickboxing, including Muay Thai fighter Deondre Morris and amateur boxing’s rising star, Andre “Showtime” Lambe.
The main event will feature professional Bermudian boxer Nikki Bascome defending his spotless (5-0) record against Guyanese boxer Iwan “Pure Gold” Azore (16-7).
Amateur fights also include Tyler Christopher (Regos), Gianni “Vegas” Smith (Regos), Matthew Tannock (Regos), Krista Dyer (BSA), Mark Prior (BSA), Samir Furqan (BSA), Keanu Wilson (BSA), Zain Philpott (BSA), Jason Lowe (BSA), Cyril Whitter (JCB), George Cook (CBG), and Antonio Perienchief (CBG).
General admission is $65, while VIP tickets are $120. VIP tickets include preferred seating, wait service, raffle giveaways and select Fresh and Hungry apparel. Tickets are on sale at Sports R Us, Robertson’s Drug Store, Caesar’s Pharmacy and Hunt’s Food and Supplies, or online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 534-8877.
Beau Rivage Restaurant at Newstead invite you to come and enjoy a fantastic evening of fine dining and a cappella music from Ivy League performers at their Music Dinner on Sunday, March 12th.
The evening program will begin with a complimentary cocktail party at Sanzibar from 6.30pm. This will be followed at 7pm with a special four-course dinner menu, created just for this occasion by Chef Jean-Claude Garzia.
During the evening, you can enjoy the musical talents of The Radcliffe Pitches (all-female) and The Krokodiloes (all-male) from Harvard who will entertain you with their amazing voices between courses.
The cost is $85, plus 17% gratuities. Space is limited so you are invited to make your reservations today.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sharon Apopa invites you to the community forum, The Convening: A Nation Under Siege on Friday, March 17th.
From 6.30pm until 9pm at the Evening Light Pentecostal Church Hall, facilitators will be Mr. Cordell Riley, Dr. Saadia Bean, Dr. Gina Spence, Mrs. Debi Ray-rivers, Mrs. Gwendolyn Creary and I. The purpose of the convening is to have the community focus on solutions to the pain that is currently being experienced and to generate particle short term solutions.
This event is free, although an RSVP is required as light refreshments are to be served.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact 704-9476 or Rev. Marilyn Lambe at 296-5044.
Twin Ministries presents a Luncheon for International Women’s Month on Saturday, March 18th.
From noon until 3pm in Heritage Hall in the Heritage Worship Centre, there will be a keynote speech on How to Heal Pain in our Community and a luncheon honouring eight women of influence in the community in commemoration of international women’s month.
The cost is $75, which includes the luncheon and a copy of a new book release. Part proceeds will go to the Caron Assan Scholarship Fund.
For more information, or to register, contact Dr. Sharon Apopa on 704-9476, Mrs. Marilyn Lambe 2965044 or visit www.DrApopa.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Restaurant Weeks at Fairmont Southampton – January 5th to February 9th
Golden Ticket Reading Challenge 2017 – January 10th to April 15th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 13th to March 4th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – February 8th
Essential Low Back Program Walk-in Classes – starts February 8th
**NEW Celebrate Women Artists @BNG – February 8th
Indian Night Dinner at Taste 141 – February 9th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – February 10th
Movie Premier of Fifty Shades Darker – February 10th
**NEW Moongazing at Verdmont – February 10th
**NEW An Evening of Jazz – February 10th
Valentine Dinner – February 11th
Trivia Quiz – February 11th
Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 11th
**NEW St. Mark’s Church Guild St. Valentine’s Dinner and Dance – February 11th
Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ed Sherlock 10K Run – February 12th
Wild Herbal Edible Tour – February 12th
Valentine’s Day Brunch at Crown & Anchor – February 12th
**NEW Sensei Roots’ 22nd Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament – February 12th
**NEW Art Shack February Camp – February 13th to 17th
**NEW Oral Health Fair – February 12th
**NEW Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit Opening: In a Garden – February 12th
**NEW Bermuda Society For The Blind: Vision Talk – February 13th
Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 14th
Valentine’s Day at The Reefs – February 14th
**NEW BNG Valentine’s Day – February 14th
**NEW Valentine Dinner at Beau Rivage – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Dinner at Fourways – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Dinner at L’Oriental – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Dinner at Little Venice – February 14th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Ange & Gabrielle – February 14th
Intro to Hootsuite – February 14th and 15th
Camp Core – February 15th to 17th
**UPDATED Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – February 16th
**NEW WOMB Connection Session – February 16th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night 18 Volume – February 17th
Chewstick’s Winter Retreat on Ports Island – February 17th to 19th
**NEW PLP #2 Post Valentine Oldie Goldie Dance – February 17th
Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 18th
Games Day – February 18th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – February 18th
**NEW Book Release Party: Dear Cancer, Let Me Introduce Myself – February 18th
iPad/iPhone Creative Workshop with Theresa Airey – February 18th and 19th
29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk – February 19th
**NEW Bootsie’s 50th Celebration – February 19th
Art with a Twist – February 21st
US Consulate Hosts Movie Nights with the Library: Red Tails – February 21st
Intro to Hootsuite – February 22nd and 23rd
**NEW Resilient Book Signing – February 22nd
**NEW TechTalk: FinTech – February 23rd
Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Sharon Wilson & Students – February 24th
Startup Weekend – February 24th to 26th
Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 25th
Zoobilee: Feast in the Wild – February 25th
Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 25th
**NEW The Greatest: Fight Night at Fairmont Southampton – February 25th
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 3rd
Bermuda Wedding Expo – March 5th
Social Media Jump Start – starts March 7th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – March 8th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 10th
Sail Along for a Night of Dinner and Dancing – March 10th
**NEW Harvard Pitches and Krokodiloes Dinner at Beau Rivage – March 12th
Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT 169: Casino Evil – March 15th to 17th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th
**NEW The Convening: A Nation Under Siege – March 17th
**NEW Luncheon for International Women’s Month – March 18th
**NEW Casting for Travel Channel USA – March 20th to 24th
Art with a Twist – March 21st
Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st
Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
Art with a Twist – April 25th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd
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
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Room with a View – ongoing from January 5th
- Luxury Art by Carlos Santana – January 28th to February 22nd
- Sharon Wilson & Students – February 24th to March 22nd
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 10th to 24th
Enjoy the rest of the week!