April 12th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids


Hope you’re all enjoying this short week – isn’t it fun trying to cram 5 days of work into 4?

Here is your latest Bermuda guide to all the upcoming events that 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 this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.



Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is celebrating the international spirit of sailing with a three-month art exhibition in the hotel lobby featuring an impressive series of artwork by well-known artist Ewan David Eason.

The commissioned art will showcase seven homes of sailing teams around the globe. The maps, brushed in gold, will feature Auckland, New Zealand; Lorient, France; Osaka, Japan; Portsmouth, England; San Francisco, U.S.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Bermuda.

The work aims to bring a new perspective to the traditions of cartography as Eason is inspired by the intricacies of mapping.

The exhibition will be hosted in collaboration with TAG Fine Arts, a London-based art dealer and publisher, from now until July 30th.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact the hotel at 295-3000.


InterNations Bermuda invite you to join them with a glass of wine at their Start of Summer Celebration on Thursday, April 13th.

From 5.30pm at the Little Venice Wine Bar Terrace, you are encouraged to bring along your friends and colleagues as you get together to network, meet new friends, and celebrate the return of the warm weather. Living the InterNations spirit – nobody stands alone.

There is no cover charge, so you just have to pay for your own drinks.

For more information, contact Gillian Kersse, InterNations Ambassador Bermuda, at gkersse@ifp.bm.





Will Black returns for his 12th season at Hog Penny Pub on Thursday,  April 13th.

From 10pm until close from Wednesday until Saturday, you can enjoy a live performance from Hog Penny’s ever-popular in-house entertainer.

Every Wednesday night is a chance for you to share your musical talent live on stage at Hog Penny Pub.  Open Mic Night is hosted by Will Black and all musicians both local and visiting are invited to perform. Will is happy to accompany singers on guitar, but please contact him in advance at if you have a particular song you’d like him to learn. Will’s guitar is always available for musicians to use for their performance or they can bring their own instrument.

Thursday night is Theme Night at Hog Penny and changes every week.  In addition to your favourite song requests, international recording artist Will Black performs a nightly theme on vocals and guitar from the 70s, 80s or 90s plus a special Ladies Night too.

On Friday nights, Will will be by joined by Bermudian singer/songwriter Chris Finsness.  Together they will use their guitars and vocal skills to create the premiere live atmosphere in Hamilton on a Friday night. Whether meeting your friends for drinks or singing and dancing to the songs you know and love, Hog Penny promises to always be your epic destination for late night live entertainment.

On Saturday nights, Will Black and Keith White will perform your favourite song requests from a repertoire of 700+ songs.  They know what you need to hear, so come on down to Hog Penny Pub and spend an intimate and interactive evening at one of Bermuda’s best live performance venues.

There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until the end of 2017.

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


Enjoy a family-friendly day at the beach with Good Friday at Rum Bum Beach Bar on Friday, April 14th.

Go fly your kite on Horseshoe Beach while dining on Bermudian favourites, such as Fish Cakes and Hot Cross Buns. For one day only, Rum Bum will be open all day from 10am until 6pm, serving all your favourites and giving you a little sneak preview in advance of their official seasonal reopening (coming soon).

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact info@rumbumbeachbar.com.




Providing all the benefits of a basic yoga class at the level that the individual student is capable of practicing, a course on Adaptive Yoga for Every Body starts on Tuesday, April 18th.

With Adaptive Yoga, traditional poses are tailored to the physical body, rather than fitting and forcing the body into a particular pose and shape. Coupled with breathing, props such as blankets, chairs, yoga straps, and blocks are used to meet the unique needs of individuals with different abilities.

From 5.30pm until 7pm at the Yoga Centre, this 6 week course will be led by teacher Cinde Perreira, RYT 500.  Students learn how to practice safe, comfortable Yoga and will explore the essential benefits of each asana and Yoga practice to determine how to best incorporate them into their practice without strain.

The cost is $130.

For more information, or to register, contact yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com or 295-7525.


Herbgoddess Teas and Medicinal Botanicals cordially invite you to an evening of Tea Tasting and Tea Pairing at the Bermuda National Library on Tuesday, April 18th.

From 6pm until 7.30pm, there will be a talk on culinary adventures associated with using tea. The highlight of the evening will be the introduction to the second phase Signature Tea Collection from Herbgoddess formulated by Kuni Frith ND.  There will also be door prizes.

Tickets are $5 and there will be no reserved seating.  Tickets should be purchased in advance.  Funds will be donated to the Friends of the Bermuda National Library.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Information Desk on the upper floor at the Bermuda National Library either in person or at 295-2905 or library@gov.bm..




Come and hear from the sailors themselves at an exciting and unique event as BUEI and ACEA present #ACSailor Talk with Oracle Team USA: What Does it Take to Win the America’s Cup? on Tuesday, April 18th.

To compete in the America’s Cup, the elite sailors of Oracle Team USA adhere to a strict regimen of training, measurement, and continuous improvement. Physical fitness is key, but equally important is mental clarity: the strength to grind and the awareness to make snap decisions on the water are what lead a team to victory.

The lecture starts at 7pm.  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 for non-members and $10 for students.  Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phone on 294-0204.

Members: $20; Non-members: $25; Students $10.Tickets available by calling 294-0204 or visiting BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of event.



Seven former World Number One squash players and our own Bermuda National Champion will battle it out over four nights of exhibition play at Bermuda Squash & Fitness Club for Legends of Squash 2017 from Tuesday, April 18th to Friday, April 21st.

The players involved are all former World #1 ranked and World Champions. They include 2 time World Championa David Palmer from Australia, Peter Marshall from England, Jonathon Power from Canada, John White from Scotland and Lee Beachill from England.

This event will run from 6pm until 10pm each night at Bermuda Squash and Fitness Club.  For the full schedule of play, visit http://BermudaSquash.com/legends/.

Tickets are $80 per night, $60 for BSRA Members, and can be purchased only from the BSRA on 292-6881 or in person.

For more information, contact 292-6881 or patrickf@bermudasquash.com.


Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to join them as they celebrate Autism Awareness Month with a Special Workshop and Panel Discussion with nationally renowned autism advocate Lorri Shealy Unumb of Autism Speaks on Wednesday, April 19th.

From 6pm until 9pm at Bermuda College, local parents Dr Wendy Young, Manielle Fox and Neil MacGuinness will also be in attendance to speak about their personal experiences raising and caring for a child with special needs across functioning levels and ages.  The event will also include networking, refreshments and information booths from relevant health services in Bermuda.

Admission is $30.

For more information, contact info@tomorrowsvoices.bm or 297-4342.



Join WOMB Bermuda as they head East for the April Connection Session on Thursday, April 20th.

From 6pm until 8pm at the Bermuda Perfumery in St. George’s, you are invited to join a robust community of like-minded female entrepreneurs and businesses leaders, sharing knowledge, know-how, tips, advice, and experiences as you navigate the world of female entrepreneurship.  This event will feature female owned or operated businesses from the East End.

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 available online at wombbermuda.wildapricot.org.

For more information, contact wombbermuda@gmail.com or 456-4780.


Learn about the symptoms of grief, its psycho-neuro-immunological basis and a set of simple yoga exercises to address them while aiding the psychological transformation of grief into a resource of personal growth at the Yoga For Grief Relief: Weekend Retreat starting on Friday, April 21st.

Held at The Yoga Centre, the retreat will run from 9am until 6pm on Friday, April 21st, from 11am until 3pm and then from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday, April 22nd, and then from 9am until 5pm on Sunday, April 23rd.  Lunch and tea breaks will apply.

It is open to all those suffering from grief as well as those professionals – hospice workers, social workers, family and marriage counselors, yoga teachers and therapists, clergy and first responders etc. – who care for them.

Conducted by Internationally renowned grief specialist and author, Antonio Sausys MA, CMT,RYT a somatic health practitioner and yoga therapist/teacher, this will be a combination of theory and experiential learning. This retreat is a pre-requisite training for those professionals interested in the Yoga for Grief Professional Level 1 training.

This retreat is held by the Yoga Centre in sponsorship with Friends of Hospice.

The cost is $520.

For more information, or to register, contact yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com or 295-3355.


Try a music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers at Zumbini on Saturday, April 22nd.

From 10.30am at 20 Union Street, upstairs Hendy’s Laundromat, this will be full of music, dance and educational tools for 45 mins.  Music is fun and when we enjoy ourselves we learn without knowing we are learning. Zumbini is a program that gives children the freedom and confidence to grow as they develop their social, motor and cognitive skills.

This is a free trial class and participants must register in advance.

For more information, or to register, contact Lynette Colvin at 734-5673.


The Australian and New Zealand community in Bermuda will respectfully observe their annual day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) with a Sunrise Service on Tuesday, April 25th.

This will be at 6.10am sharp in Victoria Park in Hamilton at 6.10 am sharp

While this day originally commemorated dawn landings for a wartime campaign in Turkey in 1915, the day now acknowledges all ANZACs who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Australians and New Zealanders across the world meet at dawn each year for a remembrance service in their respective countries.

For more information, contact jane.chapman1@gmail.com or 599-5000.


Bermuda’s hottest and coolest evening, The Big Chill is returning to Sea Breeze from Friday, April 28th.

Running from 6pm until midnight, you can enjoy the outdoor chill out sounds of the Ibiza summertime, featuring a seamless blend of chilled beats from DJ Felix Tod, acoustic guitar from Tony Brannon and captivating vocals from Kassie Caines.

The usual selection of sushi, tapas and cocktails will also be available to order.

The Big Chill will run weekly throughout the summer and advance reservations are highly recommended.

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


7 to 10 year olds are invited to come to the Youth Library in your pajamas for a night of storytelling, movies, games, food and fun at Sleepover at the Library on Friday, April 28th.

This will be from 6pm on Friday until 8.30am on the Saturday.  Adult supervision is provided and registration is required.

This event is for members only and the cost is $20.

For more information, contact 295-0487.




The Bermuda National Library, youth Services, invites 12 to 18 year olds to participate in the Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2017 with a deadline on Friday, April 28th.

Young poets are encouraged to submit an original poem based on the following themes: What if, Mondays, My aspiration in life, and Space.

For more information, contact 295-0487, visit www.bnl.bm/youth.php or pick up a competition rules sheet at the Youth Library.





A section of BSMART’s Learning Lab will be transformed for parents to sit, sip, and snack while children play at Sip, Snack, Play on Saturday, April 29th.

The event will be held from 3pm to 5.30pm at BSMART Foundation.  You can also Tour the Learning Lab at www.BSmartFoundation.org.  BSMART Fundraiser (Chairty #911) focuses on children’s neurological development from birth to 7 years old.

Tickets are $20 and available from www.pTix.bm.

For more information about BSMART, contact admin@bsmartfoundation.org or visit www.BSmartFoundation.org.



Friends of Hospice presents Conversations on Being Mortal on Saturday, April 29th.

From 4pm until 6pm at the Peace Lutheran Church Hall, this will be a panel discussion reviewing the importance of having difficult conversations on end-of-life care. The panel will include Dr. Sharon Alikhani, Dr. David Harries, Harry Kessaram, and Tawanna Wedderburn.

It’s not required, but they encourage you to read the highly-praised book titled Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande.  Copies of the book will be on sale and refreshments will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, or to RSVP by April 26th, contact 232-0859 or info@hospice.bm.


Bring the whole family as Swan’s Running Club presents the Color Me Swans 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 29th.

Starting at the Police Recreation Club at 6pm, this will travel a loop route filled with music, dancing and colour.  Food items available for sale at end of event.

The cost is $45 for adults runners and walkers, or 435 for Swan’s members and children under 10.

For more information, or to register, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.




Under the distinguished patronage of The Hon. Justice Norma Wade-Miller, O.B.E. and Mrs Catherine Lord, J.P., enjoy a wonderful afternoon of fun and fashion as Phillipa Burke presents Spring in to Summer Fashions on Sunday, April 30th.

This fashion show will run from 3pm at St. Anne’s Church Hall, Southampton, and will feature adults and children in casual and formal attire.  Refreshments will be served.

Patron tickets are $40, general admission is $30 and children under 15 are $15.  All proceeds are in aid of St. Anne’s Church.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Julie Bean at 238-2824/jujobetoo@gmail.com or Phillipa Burke at 234-0919/guybergil@gmail.com.



In aid of BSMART Foundation (Charity #911), you are invited to the wine tasting gala event, Vinos for Bambinos, on Saturday, May 13th.

From 7pm to 10pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, you can expect summer wines to be featured throughout the evening, as well as games, raffles, and silent auction.  This event is for over-18s only.

BSMART focuses on children’s neurological development from birth to 7 years old.

Tickets are $75 and available from www.pTix.bm.

For more information about BSMART, contact admin@bsmartfoundation.org or visit www.BSmartFoundation.org.




Bermuda National Trust invite you to join them for an enchanted evening soiree in the gardens of Waterville, their iconic home, for their Annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, May 20th.

From 6.45pm, you can take in the views of Hamilton Harbour while enjoying an unforgettable night filled with delicious cuisine and cocktails, providing the fuel as you dance the night away to a fabulous live band.

They will have a silent auction featuring unique experiences and treasures donated in honour of the Trust and its preservation of Bermuda’s natural landscape and unique architectural history.

Tickets are $250 each, which includes dinner, a welcome cocktail and live band.  Tickets are available from www.bnt.bm or from Kelly Way at kway@bnt.bm.

For more information, contact 236-6483



See two amazing concerts with international performers, topped off by a special student concert at the 14th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival from Friday to Sunday, May 26th to May 28th.

The Friday concert will feature classical guitarist Gohar Vardanyan from 7.30pm.  Gohar’s playing is of the highest quality – virtuosic,evocative and passionate.

At the Saturday concert from 7.30pm, Mike Dawes will be playing rock, blues and pop.  Mike is regarded as one of the finest young steel string fingerstyle players in the world.  Also performing will be new duo LaTania Elerbe and Steve Crawford playing rock classics arranged for violin and guitar.

On Sunday, May 28th, there will be a Student Gala Concert, featuring Bermuda’s up and coming guitarists at 2pm.

All concerts will take place at St. Andrew’s Church.

Tickets cost $30 each for the Friday and Saturday concerts, $10 for the student concert, and they are available from Music Box, Bermuda School of Music, or online at www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact Bermuda School of Music on 296-5100.




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

Whale Watching Tours with Fantasea – until April 26th

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

Camp Ruffin It – March 27th to April 13th

Kids’ Half-Day Flight Camp – April 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th and 13th

Spring Art Studio 2017 – April 3rd to 14th

Mike Hind performs at Hog Penny – April 6th and 13th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th

Not Just Another Book Club: A Book Signing and Discussion with Nicole Dennis-Benn – April 12th

Mental Illness Family Support Group Monthly Meeting – April 12th

Public Debate by the Bermuda National Debate Team Sponsored by the Information Commissioner – April 12th

Seasonal Opening of Ocean Club at Fairmont Southampton – April 13th

MIX: Art + Social Launch: Easter Workshop – April 13th

Kite Making Easter Extravaganza at Fairmont Southampton – April 13th

Renegades Booze Crooze – April 13th

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: The Penultimate: BHS Student Programme Exhibition – April 13th

**NEW  InterNations Start of Summer Celebration – April 13th

**NEW  Will Black returns to Hog Penny Pub – April 13th

**NEW  Good Friday at Rum Bum – April 14th

**UPDATED  Housestyle Takeover – April 15th

Easter Sunday Brunch at Fairmont Southampton – April 16th

Easter Fun Day in Royal Naval Dockyard – April 16th

Easter Brunch at Cafe Lido – April 16th

Written in Stone & Bone:  Finding Bermuda and Lyme Regis at Jamestown, Virginia – April 18th

**NEW  Adaptive Yoga for Every Body – starts April 18th

**NEW  Tea Tasting and Tea Pairing at the Bermuda National Library – April 18th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: #ACSailor Talk with Oracle Team USA – April 18th

**NEW  Legends of Squash 2017 – April 18th to 21st

Peppercorn Ceremony – April 19th

**NEW  Behind the Scenes: A Parent’s Perspective – April 19th

Bermuda International Town Crier Competition – April 19th to 21st

Documentary: Homelessness in Bermuda – April 20th

Kiwanis Club of St. George’s Monthly Dinner Meeting – April 20th

**NEW  WOMB Connection: East – April 20th

NY Kings of Comedy Tour – April 21st

Swimming with the Fishes: A Lionfish Tournament – April 21st to 22nd

**NEW  Yoga For Grief Relief: Weekend Retreat – April 21st to 23rd

25th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – April 22nd

4th Annual Joyful Noise Concert – April 22nd

**NEW  Zumbini – April 22nd

Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 23rd

Relay For Life: Team Captains Meeting #3 – April 24th

Art with a Twist – April 25th

Succeeding Professional, Growing Personally: 2nd Annual Administrative Professional’s Day Conference – April 25th

**NEW  Anzac Day 2017 in Bermuda – April 25th

Sip n Shop at Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop – April 28th

Autism Rocks Socks Day – April 28th

**NEW  The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – starts April 28th

**NEW  Sleepover at the Library – April 28th

**NEW  Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2017 Deadline – April 28th

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

Super Saturday at Masterworks: America – April 29th

Mount Saint Agnes White Elephant Sale – April 29th

**NEW  Sip, Snack, Play – April 29th

**NEW  Conversations on Being Mortal – April 29th

**NEW  Color Me Swans 5K Fun Run/Walk – April 29th

Dockyard Grand Prix – April 29th and 30th

Allied World Family Community Day – April 30th

**NEW  Spring into Summer Fashions – April 30th



Piano Bar Mayhem and Hoppy Hour at Frog and Onion – starts May 1st

Beach/Paddle Tennis at Frog and Onion – starts May 1st

Harbour Nights 2017 – starts May 3rd

Pinot and Pastels – May 4th

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

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th

Relay for Life of Bermuda – May 12th to 13th

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

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

Live-Love-Laugh Mother’s Day Show – May 13th

**NEW  Vinos for Bambinos – May 13th

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – May 14th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust Fundraising Dinner – May 20th

**NEW  14th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 26th to 28th

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers – May 26th to June 3rd

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

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs – June 4th to 12th

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

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



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


Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club: Hotel Lobby



Enjoy the rest of the week!











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