April 5th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Welcome to the first post of April, which I have just found out is National Grilled Cheese Month!
Here is the rundown of the latest Bermuda fun to be 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.
Sea Breeze Lounge and Terrace opens for the new season on Wednesday, April 5th.
From 5pm, you can come and enjoy their fresh look, a new Tapas and Sushi Menu, fabulous cocktails and breathtaking ocean views.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 239-9884.
Spring is in full bloom with some Spa Specials and a Spa Membership Offer at Willow Stream for April.
Willow Stream’s signature warm lava shell, flower-essence-based full-body Southampton Signature Massage is custom-created to suit your mood. After your 90 minute treatment in April, you’ll also receive a gift of Wei of Chocolate, containing a sample of your flower essence to bring the experience home. Wei of Chocolate is high-quality, organic, vegan, fair trade chocolate that has been created for people who want to eat chocolate every day, guilt-free, and have it be a path to wellness. The cost is $289, plus 17% service charge.
Celebrate April at Willow Stream Spa with relaxing, rejuvenating Afternoon Delight Spa Package that includes Energy Facial, Focus Back Massage, Classic Manicure and Afternoon Tea in Jasmine Lounge. The package includes 2 hours of treatments. The cost is $349, all inclusive.
You are also invited to Spring into Action with a Temporary Membership at Willow Stream. This discounted package includes 12 Spa admissions and allows you to participate in fitness classes plus receive discounts on Spa Treatments. The cost is $349 per person and it is valid from April 1st to May 14th.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Willow Stream Spa at 239-6924.
Relax with some live entertainment as Mike Hind performs at Hog Penny on Thursdays, April 6th and 13th.
From 9pm until close each week, Bermuda’s very own Mike Hind will entertain you with his ukulele.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.
Pickled Onion’s in-house band, Graffiti Park, are back for the season, playing Live Music 5 Nights a Week starting on Friday, April 7th.
From Tuesday to Saturday each week, you can rock out to all the newest club hits and all that old stuff you forgot you loved.
The Pickled Onion Jam will be on Tuesdays from 9.30pm until 1.30am. This is hosted by Graffiti Park and will showcase some of Bermuda’s hottest musical talent. You can bring your own instruments or use the guitar, bass, keys or drums in-house. Join the band on stage, play something or sing your heart out – it’s also a great spectator sport if you want to just kick back and listen with a couple of beers.
On Request Night Wednesdays, the band will perform from 9.30pm until 1.30am.
On Rock n Retro Thursdays, the band will perform from 9.30pm until 1.30am, playing mostly old school rock and the 50s through the 90s – nothing beyond the early 2000s!
On Fridays, there will be a DJ from 9pm until 11pm, then the band will play until 2am.
Finally, on Saturdays, the band will play from 10.30pm until 1.30pm.
There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until the end of 2017.
For more information, contact Pickled Onion at 295-2263.
Summer is around the corner, so Mickey’s Beach Bistro will be opening its doors for the season on Monday, April 10th.
From April 10th, you can enjoy lunch at Mickey’s from noon and from Wednesday, April 12th, they will also be open for dinner from 6.30pm.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.
The Bermuda Society For The Blind invite you to their April Vision Talk: Foot Care and Its Effects On Health on Monday, April 10th.
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, providing opportunities to network, share, and socialize with others in a caring and supportive environment.
Proper preventative foot care is a key to overall good health and is the topic for April. It can reduce the likelihood of amputations, and is essential for many diabetics with vision loss who may not see well enough to accurately monitor their own foot health. Their speaker, podiatrist Dr. Germaine Binns, will discuss the importance of good foot care and related topics like visiting a podiatrist, recognizing poor circulation and feet disorders, and choosing correct fitting shoes.
There is no cover charge but donations are gratefully accepted. Transportation is available for vision impaired people, if requested with their RSVP.
For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Friday, April 7th, contact 292-3231 or email@example.com.
Put your brain power to the test at Quiz Night at Frog and Onion every Tuesday.
From 7pm, you can join Quizmaster Mike Bishop for some good eats and great company.
There are 4 people per team and the cost to enter the quiz is $5 per person. This will continue weekly until further notice.
For more information, contact 234-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aiming to support family members and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness, a new Family Support Group which, in collaboration with MWI, will take place on Wednesday, April 12th.
From 6pm until 7.30pm in the KEMH First Floor Conference Room, across from the staff cafeteria, these are monthly meetings aimed at providing a safe spaces for individuals to share and support each other.
The guest speaker for this month is Dr. Shawnee Basden who will discuss Mental Illness in Young Adults. This will be followed by an open general discussion.
There is no cost.
For more information, contact Winston O. Rogers on 249-3309.
The Information Commissioner cordially invites the public to a Public Debate by the Bermuda National Debate Team on Wednesday, April 12th.
From 6pm in Hallett Hall at Bermuda College, the teams will be debating whether individuals should be able to make a request for access to public records anonymously.
The debate is sponsored by the Information Commissioner with a reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public, with no need to RSVP.
For more information, visit www.ico.bm.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their latest show, The Penultimate: BHS Student Programme Exhibition, opening to the public on Thursday, April 13th.
Showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery, these students from Bermuda High School will be exhibiting their art.
The official opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until April 25th.
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.
Find out more about the important historical ties binding together the three locations by attending Written in Stone & Bone: Finding Bermuda and Lyme Regis at Jamestown, Virginia on Tuesday, April 18th.
Doors to the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf open at 6pm and the presentation will start at 6.30 pm. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. William (Bill) Kelso, (Hon.) CBE, FSA, Director of Archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation who will present: Written in Stone & Bone: Finding Bermuda and Lyme Regis at Jamestown, Virginia.
Further contributions will be from Dr. George Cook of The St. George’s Foundation and His Worship, the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Owen Lovell with the conclusion by Her Worship, the Mayor of the Town of St. George, Quinell Francis.
The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, and reservations are required.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com, 297-5791 or 297-8043.
You are invited to come and witness an amazing competition between international criers from all over in a 3 day celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Twinning of St. Georges and Lyme Regis at the return of the Bermuda International Town Crier Competition from Wednesday to Friday, April 19th to 21st.
The first event will be the St. George’s Cry at 1.30pm in King’s Square, St. George’s on Wednesday, April 19th.
This will be followed by the Hamilton Cry at 11am on Thursday, April 20th on the City Hall Steps, Hamilton
The Finals will be on Friday, April 21st at 11am at Bob Burns Park, St. George’s.
These events are free and open to the public.
The Leopards’ Club International Education Committee present a screening of Dale Butler’s Out Among the Ins on Thursday, April 20th.
This documentary on homelessness in Bermuda is even more relevant today. In 2009, former Minister Dale Butler spent over 80 hours all over Bermuda talking to, and filming Bermuda’s homeless. Initially he was going to just tell one story but as the numbers grew he broadened its scope and gave an insight into the seriousness of the problem.
As the Minister of Social Rehabilitation, he was able to get the PLP Government to purchase additional land and also appropriate $1million towards the development of a better shelter with a transitional plan. A committee was put into place and was ready to work but Mr. Butler was no longer a Minister and the PLP lost the Government just before it was going to commit to the development of the Bishop Spencer School, which the OBA Government has given the Salvation Army for 1 nominal rent a year.
Starting at 6pm at the Leopards’ Club, this event gives Bermudians a golden opportunity to do something to work with the many individuals in the community who attempt in various ways to help them.
The cost of admission is $10.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kiwanis Club of St. George’s will be hosting their Monthly Dinner Meeting on Thursday, April 20th.
The meeting will start at 7pm sharp at Griffin’s Bistro at The St. George’s Club and will include a guest presentation by the charity group S.C.A.R.S. (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets).
The cost of the meal is $40 per person and both members and non-members are welcome.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com
For one night only, live from NY and as seen on TV, the NY Kings of Comedy Tour will be in Bermuda on Friday, April 21st.
Happy Hour will be from 5pm until 7pm at the Cedarbridge Academy Cafetorium. The doors open at 8pm for a 9pm showtime featuring Drew Fraser, Capone, Talent and Mark Viera. You can expect the laughs to begin from the moment the first NY King walks on the stage. From the top of the show, through the end, they promise that you will laugh like you’ve never laughed before.
General admission is $60 and VIP tickets are $100. VIP tickets includes include reserved seating, a meet and greet with the comedians, and free sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres served during Happy Hour. Tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm and 27th Century Boutique.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy some wonderful entertainment while helping provide opportunities for Bermuda’s young people to have music and art in their lives, as Christ Anglican Church Devonshire proudly presents the 4th Annual Joyful Noise Concert on Saturday, April 22nd.
From 6pm,, this promises to be a s a fun night of jazz gospel, steel pan, hip hop, violins, soloists, saxophonists, Liturgical Youth Dancers and more. Although billed as a 2 hour concert, they say that it will be closer to 2.5 hours with all the talented artists they have performing for you. Refreshments will be available after the concert in the T. N. Nisbett Hall.
Tickets are $10 and a donation will be requested during the concert. All proceeds will provide youth scholarships for music and art for a student from Elliott Primary for Violin lessons, Cedarbridge Academy for Violin lessons, Kaleidoscope Art Foundation for Art Lessons and a young person from Christ Church’s congregation for Voice lessons.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Dennis and Jo-Ann Fox at 236-6355 or email@example.com, Ann and Ed Johnson at 236-8341, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or Sharon Johnson at 534-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door or at the Church Office between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Let your feet do the talking while helping Tomorrow’s Voices raise funds for Bermuda’s only Autism Centre at their 4th Annual Autism Rocks Day on Friday, April 28th.
Companies, schools and organisations are invited to participate in this unique fundraiser by wearing crazy, fun socks on April 28th and then donating $5 to Tomorrow’s Voices.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 297-4342.
Bermuda Karting Club, together with BASE, is holding a 2 day Dockyard Grand Prix on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th.
From 9am until 5.30pm on each of the days, you can watch high speed go kart racing around the Clocktower Mall building while supporting BASE (Bermuda Autism Support & Education). This event will also feature international drivers and there will be food vendors and fun castles.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Scott on 505-1611, Donna on 335-5114, Kimberley on 337-3474, or any Karting Club member.
The Centre on Philanthropy invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the joy of volunteering and recognise outstanding youth volunteers at the Allied World Family Community Day on Sunday, April 30th.
From 1pm until 5pm in Victoria Park, there will be plenty of fun and food with entertainment by Ish Yacub, Jump2BFit, Gombey Warriors and more. Students can earn up to two community service hours by participating.
Attending charities will present project and information booths where families can learn about their causes and volunteer opportunities and even complete a volunteer project on-site. Children engage in compassion and community awareness and together build the foundation for volunteerism through the next generation.
This event is free for all ages.
For more information, contact 236-7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liven up your afternoon with a little Piano Bar Mayhem at Frog and Onion from Sunday to Friday, starting Monday, May 1st.
From 2.30pm onwards, you can enjoy live music, courtesy of Wayne Davis, pianist.
At the same time, you can also take advantage of the Frog’s Famous Hoppy Hour, with 9oz Dockyard Brewing fine ales for $4.95, Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy for $5.95 and white and red wine for $5.95.
There is no cover charge and this event will continue weekly until October 31st.
For more information, contact 234-2900 or email@example.com
Frog and Onion Pub invite you to take advantage of the summer sunshine with some Beach/Paddle Tennis on Mondays from May 1st.
From 6pm until 9pm in the Victualling Yard, tennis expert Mark Cordeiro will be there to help you hone your skills.
There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until September 25th.
For more information, contact 234-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax, unwind and enjoy as you join Rebecca Martin for Pinot and Pastels on Thursday, May 4th.
From 6.30pm until 8.30pm in the Classroom at Masterworks Museum, this course in pastels is for all levels of experience and all materials are provided. Two glasses of wine and snacks are also included.
The cost is $80 for members, $100 for non-members and spaces are limited.
For more information, or to register, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
H.U.S.T.L.E. Entertainment presents the Live-Love-Laugh Mother’s Day Show on Saturday, May 13th.
Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Centre open at 7.30pm. The show starts at 9pm and will star J. Holiday and comedian Nema Williams, formerly seen on White Boyz in the Hood and Def Comedy Jam. Also performing will be Bermuda’s own Jesse Seymour and King Somner.
General admission tickets are $50 for early birds until April 14th, $65 thereafter, and $90 for VIP tickets, which include dinner and a drink. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.
Cafe Lido invite you to spoil your mama by joining them for their Mother’s Day Ocean Side Brunch Buffet Brunch on Sunday, May 14th.
Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm. Diners can enjoy spectacular views of one of Bermuda’s best beaches while indulging in 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 Dessert buffet.
The cost is $75 per person, plus gratuities, with a 50% discount for children under 10.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
**NEW Sea Breeze Terrace Season Opening – April 5th
Beginner’s Yoga Spring Session – starts April 6th
**NEW Mike Hind performs at Hog Penny – April 6th and 13th
BNG Youth Arts Council: D.I.G.S: Privilege Walk – April 7th
St. Patrick’s Fish Fry – April 7th
**NEW Graffiti Park Live at Picked Onion – starts 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 Mickey’s Beach Bistro Season Opening – April 10th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
**NEW Mental Illness Family Support Group Monthly Meeting – April 12th
MIX: Art + Social Launch: Easter Workshop – April 13th
Renegades Booze Crooze – April 13th
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
Peppercorn Ceremony – April 19th
**NEW Bermuda International Town Crier Competition – April 19th to 21st
**NEW Documentary: Homelessness in Bermuda – April 20th
**NEW Kiwanis Club of St. George’s Monthly Dinner Meeting – April 20th
**NEW NY Kings of Comedy Tour – April 21st
Swimming with the Fishes: A Lionfish Tournament – April 21st to 22nd
25th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – April 22nd
**NEW 4th Annual Joyful Noise Concert – April 22nd
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
**NEW Autism Rocks Socks Day – April 28th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: America – April 29th
Mount Saint Agnes White Elephant Sale – April 29th
**NEW Dockyard Grand Prix – April 29th and 30th
**NEW Allied World Family Community Day – April 30th
**NEW Piano Bar Mayhem and Hoppy Hour at Frog and Onion – starts May 1st
**NEW Beach/Paddle Tennis at Frog and Onion – starts May 1st
Harbour Nights 2017 – starts May 3rd
**NEW Pinot and Pastels – May 4th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th
Relay for Life of Bermuda – May 12th to 13th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
**NEW Live-Love-Laugh Mother’s Day Show – May 13th
**NEW Mother’s Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – May 14th
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
- Room with a View – ongoing from January 5th
- Adam Joint Exhibition – March 24th to April 12th
- **NEW The Penultimate: BHS Student Programme Exhibition – April 13th to 25th
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!