March 1st, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!


Hope you all managed to indulge in many delicious pancakes yesterday.  Today,, the website formerly known as NTDIB, turns 7 years old – cake for everybody!!

It’s a new month already and there are plenty of things to do in Bermuda in March and beyond – here are the events which have been added to the calendar since last week.

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.



The ACBDA would like to invite local businesses and entrepreneurs to attend the upcoming Local Business Opportunities Information Sessions.

Our role as a community is to ensure that our visitors have access to the services, products and experiences that will result in them choosing to visit Bermuda again and again.

The information sessions will be in different categories.  Land and Water Transportation will be the focus on Wednesday, March 1st and Entertainment will be on Thursday, March 2nd, both running from 6pm until 8.30pm in St. Paul’s Centennial Hall.

Monday, March 6th will focus on West End Business Opportunities from 6pm until 8pm at Willowbank Hotel and Resort, while East End Business Opportunities will be discussed on Tuesday, March 7th from 6pm until 8.30pm at BIOS.

If you are interested in providing a service, product or experience that does not necessarily fall within the information session categories, visit, select the Local Biz Connect tab at the top and use the provided link to complete the form that gives you the opportunity to specify your offering and asks if you would like to be included in what will be the Online 35th America’s Cup Local Business Opportunities Directory.

No registration is required.

For more information, contact or Denise Riviere on 533-1913.


The Reefs invite you to an exclusive seven-course dinner party hosted by their talented culinary team at their monthly Chef’s Table event, with the next being on Wednesday, March 1st.

Served in the elevated fine dining atmosphere of Royston’s from 7pm, they will entice your palate with wonderfully creative local fare and hand-selected wines

Seating is limited to 12 guests, with a minimum of 7 guests required.

Chef’s Table is available from mid-April through October, or by special event bookings. Your spot must be reserved by Tuesday at noon.

The cost is $125 per person, plus $17% gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact or 238-0222.



Bermuda National Gallery in partnership with Bermuda Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Bermuda National Library – Youth Services invites you to Celebrate World Book Day from Thursday to Saturday, March 2nd to 4th.

Valuing the importance of imagination, creativity and the love of learning, families and teachers are encouraged to bring your children to visit the Bermuda National Gallery or the Youth Library on Church Street, between March 2nd and 4th to receive a free book as a gift, courtesy of Bermuda Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This will be available during normal opening hours, from 10am until 4pm, with the exception of Bermuda National Gallery which closes at 2pm on Saturdays.

The BNG always offers free admission for students and the Bermuda National Youth Library always offers free Membership.

For more information, contact Ms. Dany Pen at or 295-9428.


Promising fun for the entire family, Holy Trinity Church are hosting a Super Fair on Saturday, March 4th.

From 10am until 3.30pm in the church hall, you can expect great raffle prizes, childrens’ activities, preserves and jams, plants, lunches, burgers and soup, cakes, pies and cookies, book stall including Bermuda books, antiques and treasures, White Elephant Stall, and much more.

For more information, contact 293-5366 or


Unleash your creativity at the Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio every Saturday in March.

From 10am until 1pm, and then from 2pm until 6pm during the Black Collective Market, this will be an open art studio format.

This environment is mess-allowed and clients aged 1+ can come and create from the various options available.  Adult Painting Time is also available from 4pm until 6pm for groups of 6 persons.

The cost per person, per hour is $10 for kids aged under 2 and $20 for those aged 2 and over.  Payment can be made by cash or by online transfer if pre-booking.

For more information, or to sign up, contact or visit




Treat yourself to An Evening of Wine & Fun at Café Lido on Saturday, March 4th.

From 6pm, you can start this exclusive night with Champagne and canapes, followed by a blind wine tasting with their resident Master Sommelier and a very special guest, followed by a luxurious three course set menu dinner with perfectly-paired wines.  There is a maximum of 24 people.

The cost is $160 per person and the price is inclusive of service charge.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or



Support the next generation of Bermuda’s men by joining Impact Mentoring Academy for a night of expression through Spoken Word on Saturday, March 4th.

From 7pm at St. Paul’s AME Centennial Hall, the students of Impact Mentoring Academy will share their mind, sharing their words for a night of artistic expression, along with other guest performances.  Dress code is smart.

Admission for teens and adults aged 13 and older is $40, which includes a meal. The first 50 children aged 5 years and under are free.  All of the proceeds of this event are to aid the students mission trip to Haiti with Feed My Lambs Ministry – Bermuda.

For more information, contact 747-4621 or



Capitol Karaoke presents Karaoke Night on Saturday, March 4th.

From 8pm until late at BMDS’ Daylesford Theatre, the ticket price will include a welcome drink and a light supper.

The tickets are $40 each and must be pre-purchased as there will be no ticket sales at the door.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact or 707-2411.




Welcome in spring with an evening of music to fill your soul, soothe and inspire as the Bermuda Philharmonic Strings invites you to their Spring Prelude Concert on Sunday, March 5th.

From 7pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall, this promises to be a concert of enchanting music for string orchestra, from the sultry sounds of Gershwin to the driving rhythms of Britten.

Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for students/seniors and available from, 278-1500, or at Harbourmaster.  Proceeds will go to the Bermuda Philharmonic Scholarship Fund to help the next musical generation.

​For more information, contact




The Saltus Association presents An Evening of Classical Music with 23-year-old Hungarian Virtuoso Pianist Daniel Lebhardt on Monday, March 6th.

This event will start at 6pm in the Alumni Hall in the Secondary Dept. at Saltus Grammar School.  The first prize winner of numerous international piano competitions, Mr. Lebhardt has performed as a soloist across Europe, Asia and the United States, including performances at Musée du Louvre (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). In his New York debut, The New York Times described the young Hungarian as “adventurous…showing daring command…[along with]…power, poetry and formidable technique”.

Patron tickets are $50, adult tickets are $20, and student tickets are $10. There are a limited number of Patron tickets, which include front-of-house seating as well as drinks before and a reception with Mr. Lebhardt after the show.  Seating is limited so you are invited to book early at

For more information, contact Jon  Beard, Deputy Head (Advancement), at or 292-6177.


You are invited to join the MSA alumni involved in the upcoming America’s Cup for an inside look at what to expect and tour of the BUEI’s Built to Win exhibit at their upcoming event, MSA Alumni Association Cocktail Reception: Cocktails & The America’s Cup on Friday, March 10th.

From 5.30pm at BUEI, the educational exhibition includes artifacts from the very first America’s Cup event in 1851 as well as exhibits displaying the cutting-edge technology used in today’s racing. Among the highlights are the virtual reality headsets that place the viewer in the seat of a soaring America’s Cup catamaran, a video game set in the heart of the Great Sound, a grinding machine that tests the user’s mental agility before and after exercise, and an array of catamaran materials used on the crafts throughout the years.

Refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 and available from

For more information, contact Yvonne DeCosta, Secretary of the MSA Alumni Association at


Now in its 19th year of junior races, the 2017 KPMG Round the Grounds Running Race will be on Sunday, March 12th.

Held at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, this annual event is for runners aged 4 to 18 years old. The first race starts at 1pm with the 4 year old girls. Children’s activities will be provided by Masterworks; other activities and refreshments also available. Parking is available at the Tucker property and you are advised to arrive early to avoid queues.

The entry fee is $10. You can register online at or download the entry form here. Number pick-up, including late entries at a cost of $15, will be on Saturday, March 11th at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens between noon and 2pm.

For more information, visit or contact the Race Director at 531-0303.




L’Alliance Française des Bermudes invite you to join them for a Soirée Spéciale Nouvelle-Calédonie on Wednesday, March 15th.

The evening at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club will begin with cocktails at 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm.  The ticket price includes a welcome drink and dinner.  During dinner, there will be a special presentation by New Caledonians currently residing in Bermuda.  It promises to be a great opportunity to learn more about this beautiful French territory in the South Pacific.

During the evening, the Alliance Francaise will announce the winners of the Alliance’s sponsorships to visit and study in Cannes, France, for three weeks this summer. The Alliance Francaise will also have the pleasure to thank the scholars from last year.

The cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members, and tickets are available for

For more information, contact


The Bermuda Irish Association invite you to join them for a celebration of Irish music, dancing and culture to celebrate their national holiday at their St. Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 25th.

This evening in the ballroom at the Hamilton Princess will begin with a cocktail reception at 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm.  Entertainment will include a guest speaker and a performance of Irish music by Spraoi and again some quality Irish dancers to show us their skills and maybe teach a few of us how it should be done.

Tickets are $165 each and corporate tables are also available for $2500 each.  All profits from the event will be donated to local charities.

For more information,  or to purchase tickets, contact or



Especially for kids aged 4 to 12, Camp Core presents Spring Explorer from Monday to Friday, March 27th to 31st.

From 8.30am until 5.30pm each day at Cities of Refuge Ministries on the Second Floor of the Berkeley Cultural Centre, this faith-based camp will be filled with games, field trips and a scavenger hunt.

The fee is $75.

For more information, or to sign up your child(ren), contact Crystal Holdipp at 747-8786 or





Bermuda Toastmasters invite you to join them for their annual Speech Contest for 2017 on Wednesday, March 29th.

From 6pm until 8pm at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, contestants will present a 5 to 7 minute speech on any subject of their choosing.

This is a great chance to both observe proficient speakers in their milieu and also learn more about the Island’s largest Toastmaster’s Chapter.

For more information, contact Toastmasters at 518-2670.



Discover a unique night out with Wine & Design: The Art of Truffles Pastry Special on Friday, March 31st.

From 7pm until 10pm in the Poinciana Foyer at Fairmont Southampton, this event will include their very own Creative Pastry Chef, all baking supplies, wine and refreshments, and homemade pastry truffles.

The cost is $83 per person.

For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact Rochelle.Quinn@Fairmont, 239-6908 or, 239-6617.




Geared towards parents, home day care providers, teachers/assistants of nurseries, day cares and preschools across Bermuda, the Early Childhood Symposium, with the theme Growing One Step at a Time, will be taking place on Saturday, April 8th.

From 9am until 1pm at Bermuda College, Brain Development in Early Childhood, Speech/Language, Child Development, Nutrition, Multi-sensory Classroom Environments, and Importance of Literacy and How Trauma affects Behaviour in Early Childhood, are all topics that will be explored.  The keynote address will be held in The Lecture Theatre #100 and the other topics will be in several rooms adjacent to the Lecture Theatre.

The cost of the event is $70 which includes refreshments.

For more information, or an application form, contact



Relieve pain and restore health as the Yoga Centre are offering a Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Program, starting on Saturday, April 8th.

Running weekly from 3.30pm until 5pm on Saturdays until May 20th, this is a 7-week progressive series for students of all levels, body types and abilities, with a strong focus on individual adaptation of yoga practices to stabilize the low back and pelvis and to help relieve chronic low back tension and pain. The program is based on definitive research recognizing the benefit of therapeutic yoga for the treatment of chronic low back pain.

The cost of the series is $200 and registration opens March 13th.

For more information, or to register, contact or 295-0190.





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



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

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts –  January 13th to March 4th

Kids in Construction – February 25th until March 3rd

Culinary March Specials at Jasmine Lounge – March 1st to 31st

Bacci Celebrates International Women’s Day All Month Long – starts March 1st

**NEW  America’s Cup Bermuda Local Biz Connect Information Sessions: Land and Water Transportation – March 1st

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – March 1st

Bermudian Heartbeats Film Night: About Bermuda: Crown Lands and About Bermuda: U.S. Bases in Bermuda – March 2nd

Bermuda National Gallery: PartnerRe Art Lecture featuring LORD Cultural Resources – March 2nd

**NEW  America’s Cup Bermuda Local Biz Connect Information Sessions: Entertainment – March 2nd

Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – March 2nd to 4th

**NEW  Celebrate World Book Day – March 2nd to 4th

Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 3rd

International Women’s Day at Fairmont Southampton: 20% off Food & Beverages for All Ladies – March 8th

Lobsterfest at Waterlot Inn – starts March 3rd

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

Housestyle Takeover – March 4th

Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – March 4th

Paediatric Health Fair – March 4th

**NEW  Holy Trinity Church Super Fair – March 4th

**NEW  An Evening of Wine & Fun at Café Lido – March 4th

**NEW  Impact Mentoring Academy Spoken Word Night – March 4th

**NEW  Karaoke Night – March 4th

Bermuda Wedding Expo – March 5th

Re-Discover the Rail Trail – March 5th

Pirates of Bermuda – March 5th

**NEW  Bermuda Philharmonic Strings: Spring Prelude Concert – March 5th

**NEW  America’s Cup Bermuda Local Biz Connect Information Sessions: West End Business Opportunities – March 6th

**NEW  The Saltus Association: An Evening with International Pianist Daniel Lebhardt – March 6th

Social Media Jump Start – starts March 7th

**NEW  America’s Cup Bermuda Local Biz Connect Information Sessions: East End Business Opportunities – March 7th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – March 8th

Complimentary Wine at Waterlot Inn in March – starts March 8th

International Women’s Day at Fairmont Southampton: 20% off Food & Beverages for All Ladies – March 8th

PwC and Women’s Legal Network: International Women’s Day Panel on Diversity – March 8th

Twelve Angry Men – March 9th to 11th, then 16th to 18th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 10th

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

Sail Along for a Night of Dinner and Dancing – March 10th

**NEW  MSA Alumni Association Cocktail Reception: Cocktails & The America’s Cup – March 10th

JCB 2017 Purim Wine Tasting Fundraiser – March 11th

Return Fete 2017 – March 11th

Harvard Pitches and Krokodiloes Dinner at Beau Rivage – March 12th

Digicel Bermuda National Squash Championships 2017 – March 12th to 17th

Moongazing at Verdmont – March 12th

BUEI Films: Woolf Works – March 12th

**NEW  KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 12th

**NEW  Soiree New Caledonia – March 15th

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

French Night at Taste 141 – March 16th

Expertise 3rd Annual Corporate Trivia Night – March 16th

**DATE CHANGE  The Bermuda Triangle of Celebrity Chefs Forum – March 16th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th

The Convening: A Nation Under Siege – March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Special Beer Offer at Newport, a Gastropub – March 17th

Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at Turtle Hill Golf Club – March 17th to 19th

2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s – March 17th and 18th

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

Luncheon for International Women’s Month – March 18th

Painting Tiger Faces – March 18th

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Opening Reception: The Art of Craft – March 19th to April 21st

6 x 6 = 66 – March 19th

Casting for Travel Channel USA – March 20th to 24th

Art with a Twist – March 21st

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Cubism – March 25th

TEDxBermuda 2017 – March 25th

**NEW  St. Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner – March 25th

Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ray Swan Flat 8K – March 26th

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

**NEW  Camp Core: Spring Explorer – March 27th to 31st

**NEW  Bermuda Toastmasters 2017 Speech Contest – March 29th

Bermuda National Trust Children’s Nature Walk – March 30th

Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st

**NEW  Wine & Design: The Art of Truffles Pastry Special – March 31st



Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd

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

**NEW  Early Childhood Symposium – April 8th

**NEW  Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Program – starts April 8th

Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ludwig Cann 10K – April 9th

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

Super Saturday at Masterworks: America – April 29th



Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K – May 7th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th

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

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

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Sailing – 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

Art with a Twist – September 19th



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

Art with a Twist – October 24th



Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


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



Enjoy the rest of the week!









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