March 29th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Morning Ladies and Gents!
If you’re a fan of local crustaceans, don’t forget that there are only a few more days left of Bermuda lobster season – so, get it while you can!
Here is the rundown of the latest events to be added to the Bermuda Calendar since last week. As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.
Enjoy an informative and interactive session at the latest Techtalk: Internet of Things on Thursday, March 30th.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging topic of technical, social and economic significance. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is it and what impact is it going to have on you, if any?
The session will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm in the Trudeau Ballroom at the Hamilton Princess. The panel will include Chris Eaton (Senior Manager, KPMG), Ian Burns (Performance Manager, Oracle Team USA), Nik Smale (Group Head of Innovation and Technology, Argus Ltd), and Pete Ramsdale (Group Chief Information Officer, Enstar).
There is no fee to attend this event and it is open to all.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online here.
BUEI Films presents Where the Universe Sings with Director, Nancy Lang and Executive Producer, Peter Raymont on Friday, March 31st.
Where the Universe Sings is an intimate portrait of Canada’s most renowned artist, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him. Co-founder and leader of the legendary Group of Seven, Lawren Harris has become the most valued artist in Canadian history. His canvasses routinely sell at auction for several million dollars.
Who was this curious man, raised in a family of wealth and privilege, whose notebook doodlings compelled a professor to suggest he try art studies in Europe? Why was Harris so determined to battle the critics and paint a radical new vision of Canada with bold brush strokes and brilliant colours? And what led this driven man to the spiritual realm of stylized abstraction?
The film starts at 6.30pm and a Q&A will follow with the film’s Director, Nancy Lang and Executive Producer, Peter Raymont..
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.
Tickets are $20 for members, $25 to non-members and $10 for students. Part proceeds raised will benefit The Abolish Foundation.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phone on 294-0204.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their latest show, The Adam Exhibition, now open to the public.
Showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery, Susan and Joshua are a creative team with contrasting and complimentary works of Oil on Canvas.
The exhibit will run until April 12th.
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.
Fantasea Bermuda invited you to join them for an unforgettable experience as they take you Whale Watching in Bermuda.
Book a spot on Sun Deck for a steady and spacious voyage. Tours run from 10am until 3pm every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from March 15th until April 26th, weather permitting.
Tours leave from Dockyard and participants should meet at the Island Tour Centre.
The cost is $95 per adult and $75 per child.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-DIVE (3483) or book online at www.Fantasea.bm.
Spring is here and with it comes the migration of the humpback whales. Island Tour Centre invite you to hop aboard a tour boat and join our veteran whale watching crew for safe and respectful observation of the incredible humpback whales on their migration North to the Arctic’s rich feeding grounds at one of their Whale Watching Tours.
This is the chance of a life time to see whales frolic on the surface and occasionally leap into the air. You can get up close and look at these awe inspiring creatures in their natural habitat. At Island Tour Centre, they are dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing and adhere to internationally recognized whale watching guidelines and best practices.
Tours from Dockyard will run from 10am until 3pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and the last day of operation is Wednesday, April 26th.
Tours from Albuoy’s Point in the City of Hamilton will run from 10am until 3pm on Sundays and the last day of operation is Sunday, April 23rd.
The BAMZ Whale Watching Tours from Flatts Village Dock will run from 11am until 5pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The last day of operation for this tour is Sunday, April 30th.
The tour length may vary depending on the location and activity level of the whales , but will generally last between 5 and 6 hours.
The tour includes a competent and professional crew, with a cash bar also available . Food, beverages, and gratuities for the crew are not included. Participants must be a minimum of 5 years of age and those prone to seasickness are advised to take preventative measures.
The cost is $95 per adult and $75 per child under 12, plus a $5 non-refundable admin fee.
For more information, or to book a tour, visit www.IslandTourCentre.com or call 236-1300. For private tours, you can also contact email@example.com.
Promising Bermuda’s best harbourside dining experience, 1609 Bar and Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess Reopens for the Season on Saturday, April 1st.
With its incredible location and a new menu, 1609 is back to provide you with a feast for your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you feeling heavy, overwhelmed, sadness, concerned about our Island and the education system? Ever wonder why or when will the conditions such as unemployment, governmental issues, the distribution of wealth, the sudden deaths, and other matters will change? One solution could be prayer and the call to action is to join The Intercessor Ministry of First Church of God, Angle Street at Lord! Teach Me to Pray: Part 2 on Saturday, April 1st.
From 10am until 2pm at the First Church of God on Angle Street, this workshop is open to the entire community and the facilitator is Min. Eugenia Robinson, Head Intercessor. This is located near Fish n Tings, with two safe parking lots which you can access. Part 1 was well attended with glowing reviews.
The cost is $5 and you are invited to bring your own lunch.
For more information, or to register, contact email to email@example.com or call 236-2725.
BUEI Films presents Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, April 2nd.
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.
Bermuda’s own Ravi Cannonier-Watson will be in attendance and is currently attending the Royal Ballet.
The film starts at 4pm. 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.
Tickets are $20 for members, $25 to non-members and $10 for students. Part proceeds assist with Ravi’s tuition.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phone on 294-0204.
Back by popular demand, the Bermuda Zoological Society invite you to the latest in their BZS Lecture Series, Longtails: Where Do They Go and What Are They Doing at the End of their Breeding Season? on Wednesday, April 5th.
Miguel Mejias made this the subject of his masters thesis and will show you what he found, as well as explaining the basics of longtail life in Bermuda.
The lecture will begin at 7pm in the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo Education Classroom. Door opens at 6.30pm, so you are invited to come early and enjoy a look at their renovated display hall and graphics.
This event is open to the public and space is limited. Entry to the lectures is free, although a donation of $5 is gratefully accepted. To secure your spot, visit www.bamz.org and register online.
For more information, contact Lisa Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 293-2727 ext. 2123.
Show your support for the last Fish Fry of the Lenten Season at St. Patrick’s Fish Fry on Friday, April 7th.
Available from 5pm until 7pm in the Church Hall, they promise that the fish is moist, the sides are fresh and you will love the dessert. You can choose to eat-in or take-out.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under $12.
For more information, contact Paul Fortuna at 535-8171 or St. Patrick’s parish at 236-9866.
The March edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Nous Trois ou Rien (All Three of Us) on Tuesday, April 11th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 8pm, this French comedy with English subtitles is from director Kheiron and stars Kheiron, Leila Bekhti and Gérard Darmon
An Iranian family survives the Shah and the Ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy…
All members of the public are welcome.
Tickets cost $7 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $12 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.
Bermuda National Library and Out Bermuda present Not Just Another Book Club on Wednesday, April 12th.
From 6pm until 8.30pm at Bermuda National Library, you are invited to join them for a book signing and discussion with Nicole Dennis Benn, New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Sun.
Admission is free and books will be on sale at the event.
For more information, contact 295-2905.
It may have hit record low temperatures on island recently but never fear, summer is just around the corner… and as always the Renegades RFC are throwing the first boat party of the year to heat things up. This year’s Renegades Booze Crooze will be on Thursday, April 13th.
You are invited to kick off your Easter celebrations in style aboard The Elizabeth, with music courtesy of DJ Pow. The boat will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6pm sharp, returning at 9pm.
Tickets are $70 for all you can drink.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact email@example.com or any Renegade.
Bring the whole family to Easter Fun Day in Royal Naval Dockyard on Sunday, April 16th.
From 10am until 5pm on the North Lawn at Royal Naval Dockyard, the Easter Bunny will be there to do the Free Easter egg hunt. There will also be fun castles, food, games, and giveaways.
This event is free.
For more information, contact Tracey Smith on 599-0246.
Cafe Lido invite you to join them for their Easter Ocean Side Brunch on Sunday, April 16th.
Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm. Their scrumptious Easter Brunch buffet is featuring an extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers, accompanied by a delicious array of salads, cold cuts, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes (including carvery items and vegetarian choices), topped off by a spectacular Easter Dessert Buffet.
The cost is $75 per person, plus 17% grats, with a 50% discount for children under 10.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.
Hit the water and pull out some lionfish or swim with the fishes for a chance to win great cash prizes and more in Bermuda’s first Spring Lionfish Tournament hosted by the Lionfish Mafia from Friday to Saturday, April 21st and 22nd.
Grab a buddy or three for this mixed team event as Freedivers and SCUBA divers will unite in teams of 2 to 4 (no solo diving).
The event is one day only with a weigh-in and wrap up party at the end.
The water is open from 4pm on Friday until 4pm on Saturday, giving you time to collect your fish and bring it to the weigh-in site.
The tentative location for the weigh-in and wrap up party is at John Smith’s Bay at 6pm, when you can bring your catch, relax and get to know the other teams. There will be a tent and music, and participants are encouraged to bring their own refreshments.
Prizes will be awarded for the Most Lionfish Caught, Second Most Lionfish Caught, Largest Lionfish, Smallest Lionfish, and more. This event is proudly supported by Rubis, Makin Waves and Conyers Imports.
The entry fee is $20 per person, which can be paid online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook Event Page.
Fans of fitness and/or martial arts are invited to the Bermuda Karate Institute’s 35th Bermuda Open Karate Championships on Sunday, April 23rd.
Bermuda’s longest running premier martial arts competition will run from 10am at the Hamilton Princess and is open to open to competitors of all styles and ages, featuring forms and weapons forms, point sparring and K-1.
Tickets are available in advance from Bermuda Karate Institute, or at the door, and cost $10 for adults, $5 for under children under 12, and $20 for a family up to four people;
Join Bermuda’s administrators in a day of celebration, learning, and personal growth on Administrative Professionals’ Day at Succeeding Professional, Growing Personally: 2nd Annual Administrative Professional’s Day Conference on Tuesday, April 25th.
Now in its second year, the conference will run from 8.30am until 4.30pm at the Fairmont Southampton. It promises to be a full day of cutting edge education and life changing motivations, with first class local facilitators, an international virtual presenter, and fantastic networking opportunities. A buffet breakfast and lunch are included.
The registration fee is $325, with corporate tables of 10 available, and registration is available at www.apdbermuda.com.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit their Facebook Page.
The Mount Saint Agnes Home and School Association invite you to come shop ’til you drop at their White Elephant Sale on Saturday, April 29th.
From 9am until 2pm in the school auditorium, there will be a wide variety of gently used items available, consisting of baby items, toys, household goods and clothing. Free parking is available at Bull’s Head Car Park.
For more information, contact Karen Camara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Golden Ticket Reading Challenge 2017 – January 10th to April 15th
Culinary March Specials at Jasmine Lounge – March 1st to 31st
Bacci Celebrates International Women’s Day All Month Long – starts March 1st until March 31st
Lobsterfest at Waterlot Inn – starts March 3rd until March 31st
Complimentary Wine at Waterlot Inn in March – starts March 8th
**NEW Whale Watching Tours with Fantasea – until April 26th
**NEW Whale Watching Tours with Island Tour Centre – until April 30th
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Opening Reception: The Art of Craft – March 19th to April 21st
Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st
Camp Core: Spring Explorer – March 27th to 31st
Camp Ruffin It – March 27th to April 13th
Bermuda Toastmasters 2017 Speech Contest – March 29th
Yoga for Legs, Hips, Pelvis and Feet – starts March 29th
Artistic Reflections of Historic Bermuda – March 29th
Bermuda National Trust Children’s Nature Walk – March 30th
Meditation: 8 Week Course – starts March 30th
BUEI Films: All Governments Lie – March 30th
**NEW Techtalk: Internet of Things – March 30th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st
Wine & Design: The Art of Truffles Pastry Special – March 31st
**NEW BUEI Films: Where the Universe Sings – March 31st
Murder Mystery Dinner – April 1st
We Can Be Heroes – April 1st
**NEW 1609 Bar & Restaurant Reopens for the Season – April 1st
**NEW Lord! Teach Me to Pray: Part 2 – April 1st
**NEW BUEI Films: Sleeping Beauty – April 2nd
Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd
Kids’ Half-Day Flight Camp – April 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th and 13th
Spring Art Studio 2017 – April 3rd to 14th
Beginner’s Yoga Spring Session – starts April 6th
BNG Youth Arts Council: D.I.G.S: Privilege Walk – April 7th
**NEW St. Patrick’s Fish Fry – April 7th
Early Childhood Symposium – April 8th
Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Program – starts April 8th
The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering – April 8th
Zumbathon – April 8th
Digicel TriFest and Conti Cup – April 9th
Palm Sunday Walk – April 9th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Nous Trois ou Rien – April 11th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
MIX: Art + Social Launch: Easter Workshop – April 13th
**NEW Renegades Booze Crooze – April 13th
Housestyle Takeover – April 15th
Easter Sunday Brunch at Fairmont Southampton – April 16th
**NEW Easter Fun Day in Royal Naval Dockyard – April 16th
**NEW Easter Brunch at Cafe Lido – April 16th
Peppercorn Ceremony – April 19th
**NEW Swimming with the Fishes: A Lionfish Tournament – April 21st to 22nd
25th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – April 22nd
**NEW Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 23rd
Relay For Life: Team Captains Meeting #3 – April 24th
Art with a Twist – April 25th
Sip n Shop at Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop – April 28th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: America – April 29th
**NEW Mount Saint Agnes White Elephant Sale – April 29th
Harbour Nights 2017 – starts May 3rd
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th
Relay for Life of Bermuda – May 12th to 13th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers – May 26th to June 3rd
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Sailing – May 27th
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs – June 4th to 12th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup plus J Class and Superyacht Regattas – June 12th to 21st
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – June 14th
America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton – June 17th and 18th, then 24th to 27th
Art with a Twist – June 27th
Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st
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
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- The Art of Craft – March 19th to April 21st
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- 52nd Annual Middle and Senior School Show – March 24th to April 10th
Enjoy the rest of the week!