May 17th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Troops!

 

The speeding towards summer continues and there is definitely lots coming up in Bermuda to keep you amused for the season!

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.

 

 

Promising the happiest hour of drink specials starting at 4pm – IF you can beat the clock, that is – head down East for Friday Beat the Clock Bonfire at Tobacco Bay, weekly on Fridays.

Starting at 4pm, all Happy Hour specialty drinks are $4, and at 5pm, they’re $5.  As the time goes up, so do the Happy Hour drink specials so beat the clock to The Bay and catch the deals.  The Bonfire will start just before sunset until closing, just after sunset.

Friday Beat the Clock Bonfire at Tobacco Bay will run every Friday until October 27th.

Admission to the beach and bonfire is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, contact info@tobaccobay.com. For menu and rental pricing, visit www.TobaccoBay.bm.

 

Learn more about the reggae legend at The Life of Bob Marley on Friday, May 19th.

Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Theatre will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening of rare film footage and intimate moments with Bob Marley from the collection of the world’s most renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens, who will also narrate the film.

They will also have Reggae scrapbooks co-authored by Roger Steffens available for sale after the show.  The cost of these will be $55 and you can have your copy personally signed by Roger Steffens.

7 rooms of Roger Steffens’ house are filled with reggae archives.  He is a biographer and friend of Bob Marley (who personally gave him the name Rasrojah), Founder of The Beat magazine, and has been travelling the world for 30 years lecturing and educating on Reggae and African music. Jamaica is now prepared to accept his collection with the guarantee of keeping it safe and intact for the love of Marley.

There will also be an after-party at Inferno Lounge from 10am until 3am.

Tickets are $30 in advance and available at Soundstage in Washington Mall, 27th Century Boutique and Jamaican Grill on Court Street. Admission to the after-party is $10 for attendees of the show or $20 at the door.

For more information, contact Latoya on 704-2654.

 

As the races wrap up each day, keep the festivities going at Fairmont Southampton’s brand new pop-up, The Rum Cellar, opening on Friday, May 19th.

A collaboration with Bermuda’s family-owned and richly celebrated Gosling’s Rum, The Rum Cellar promises to be the ultimate Bermuda experience and the new place-to-be. Open throughout the 35th America’s Cup period, The Rum Cellar will deliver an intoxicating late-night excursion in a space bursting with tropical plants, bright island colors, and playful drinks.

Doors open for the first time ever at 10pm on Friday, May 19th.  Thereafter, from May 20 until June 30th, The Rum Cellar will be open from 9pm until 2am nightly.

An exclusive VIP area with bottle service is available upon reservation only. Reservations must be made prior to 6pm on the day of request by calling 238-8000. Access to The Rum Cellar is for adults aged 18 and over only and the dress code is Smart Casual. Please enjoy responsibly.

No general cover fees apply on regular nights.

For more information visit www.Fairmont.com/the-rum-cellar.

 

Grab a bargain at the next monthly Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, May 20th.

From 9am until 2pm, they’ll have lots of great bargains in clothes, shoes, jewelry, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, and so much more.  You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, a hot dog or soup whilst shopping.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.

 

Come and celebrate our Bermudian writers of children’s books at Local Children’s Author Day on Saturday, May 20th.

From 10am until 3pm at the Youth Library, you can listen to their stories being read, purchase their books and get them autographed. There will be singing, stories and a lot of fun. Baked goods will also be available for sale.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact mlsmith@gov.bm or 295-0487.

 

Promising nothing but Gorgeousness down at the Bay, St. Gorgeous Saturdays at Tobacco Bay will be weekly on Saturdays.

Showcasing pure love for local entertainment and refreshing movement all day, the fun starts at 10am with Magical Moment Yoga hosted by Melanie, followed by Hula Hooping at 11am with Kristin, and 2-for-1 watersports up until noon.

If you’re up for dancing, stick around for the afternoon to party with local DJs Ego Clash and DJ Coolie for Electric Gateway until 6pm.  They’ll also be hosting guest demonstrations and live art workshops on special occasions, from 6pm until sunset.

St. Gorgeous Saturdays at Tobacco Bay will run every Saturday until October 28th.

Admission to the beach is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, contact info@tobaccobay.com. For menu and rental pricing, visit www.TobaccoBay.bm.

 

CedarBridge Academy’s Personal Care and Dance in Society students in partnership with I-mpressions Hair & Nails Artistry presents Confessions of a Cosmetologist: Hair and Dance Show on Saturday, May 20th.

From 8pm in the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, you can see hairstyles created by students to represent each decade from the 1920s to the present.

General admission is $20.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 296-5665 or vemillings@cedarbridge.doe.bm.

 

It’s Summertime in Bermuda and for many locals, that means one thing – Soca!  Get ready for WKD Soca Sunday at Tobacco Bay, weekly on Sundays.

As the island prepares for Bermuda Heroes Weekend aka Bermuda Carnival, they’ll be rotating Carnival and island themes and featuring international DJs, fun activities and lots of giveaways.  From 10am until sunset each week, they’re inviting you to experience a day of fun in the sun, Bermuda-style.

WKD Soca Sunday at Tobacco Bay will run every Sunday until October 29th.

Admission to the beach is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, contact info@tobaccobay.com. For menu and rental pricing, visit www.TobaccoBay.bm.

 

BUEI Screens presents the films Frantz and Tommy’s Honour on Sunday, May 21st.

Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, starting with Frantz (PG-13, runtime of 113 minutes) at 3pm.

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien’s presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

This will be followed by Tommy’s Honour (PG, runtime of 112 minutes)  at 5.15pm.  Tommy’s Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.

Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there after the event.  The restaurant opens for dinner at 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 $15 adults, $10 for students, and are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.

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

 

Enjoy playing social doubles of Pickleball at Pomander Gate Tennis Club every Monday morning from May 22nd.

From 9am until 11am each week, all levels are welcome to come and play this fast-growing sport.  Pickleball is a racquet sport played on a hard court the same size as a badminton court with wiffle style balls and hard paddles.  It is a round robin style event and when one game is finished anyone on the bench rotates in.

This event will run every Monday until further notice.

The cost is $5 per person.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact 236-5400 (mornings only).

 

In celebration of the America’s Cup, The Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a Private Garden for Tours every Tuesday morning from May 23rd to June 27th.

For six weeks, the tours will take place every Tuesday morning, with the gardens opening at 9.30am and closing at noon.  Two tours are scheduled during that time, one at 10am  and the other at 11am.  On Tuesday, May 30th, the garden at Somers Cove, 3 Somers Hill Road will  be showcased.

The cost is $25 per person and tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm.  The tours are not suitable for children under 12.

For more information, visit www.GardenClubBermuda.org.

 

 

 

Enjoy a Marcus’ inspired BBQ buffet as the the sun goes down on a private cove in Southampton at the Princess Beach Club BBQ, weekly on Thursdays from May 25th.

From 6.30pm until 10pm each week at their location at Sinky Bay on South Shore, there will also be live entertainment and S’mores on a beach bonfire to finish off the evening.

The BBQ will continue weekly throughout the summer.

The cost is $65, plus gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

 

 

Funny and spontaneous, catch Bermudian Ukulele Artist Mike Hind (also known by his stage moniker, Uncle Elvis) Performing Live at 1609 on Thursdays and Sundays from Thursday, May 25th.

From 7pm until 10pm each week at 1609 Bar & Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess, his unmissable show promises to be equal parts joyful and melodious comedy, with audience members often dragged in by playful heckling.

This event will continue weekly on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

 

 

 

Presented by Bermuda Tourism, a Tall Ships Celebration in the historic town of St. George’s, Knot the Art Walk, will be on Saturday, May 27th

From 1pm until 6pm in St. George’s, this year’s Art Walk might be the biggest yet  – with the Tall Ships in port and America’s Cup around the corner, the whole island is in a nautical frenzy.  The Knot the Art Walk will feature music, street art, exhibitions and performances – with a Tall Ships twist!

This year’s event will feature music and dance performances, including In Motion School of Dance, Mike Hind, Sui Generis and a finale by The Kings.  Artists will also be creating on site, and there will be interactive areas for you to join in the fun.  Another highlight will be ‘Art for Sail’ – an art exhibit on the harbour, in partnership with America’s Cup Endeavor Program and Ocean Sails.  There’ll be plenty of vendors; shops and museums will be open; other art exhibits on display and much more, all in celebration of Bermudian artists.

The official after party at Tobacco Bay will showcase pure love for local entertainment. DJs Ego Clash and DJ Coolie will keep the party going with their Electric Gateway bonfire party, and they’ll be hosting guest demonstrations and live art workshops until sunset.

This event is sponsored by Bermuda Tourism, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, and Tall Ships Bermuda 2017.

For more information, and to find out how you can get involved, visit www.ArtWalkBDA.com or follow @ArtWalkBDA on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Join leading ocean plastic experts from around the world, including Nicholas Mallos of the Ocean Conservancy and Rachael Miller, Executive Director of Rozalia Project and co-creator of the Cora Ball as BUEI Talks and 11th Hour Racing present Global Perspectives and Solutions for a Clean Ocean on Thursday, June 1st.

Nicholas will share a global perspective on sources, impacts and solutions to plastics in the ocean while Rachael will discuss a new form of pollution – microfiber pollution – and solutions to combating this global problem.

The lecture starts at 7.30pm.  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 $10 for adults and free for students and under-18s.  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.

 

Helping you to maintain a healthy balance between your mind, body, and soul by nurturing your whole self, Scribbles Art Shack invite you to come and experience Art Therapy on Saturday, June 3rd.

From 6pm until 9pm on the third floor at the Old Berkeley School, the evening will include a 25 minute Chair Massage by Therapeutic Touch, canvas painting with Scribbles Art Shack, and personalised Bath salts with NaKID Bermuda.  This event is open to both men and women

The cost is $130 and spaces are limited.  You can sign up online at www.SignupGenius.com.

For more information, contact artshackbda@gmail.com or 735-2399

 

 

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs invite you to the next Bermudian Heartbeats Film Night with a screening of Vanishing Sail on Thursday, June 8th.

The screening will begin at 6pm at BUEI.  Written and directed by Alexis Andrews, Vanishing Sail is a 2015 film with a running time of 1 hour and 28 minutes.

On the island of Carriacou, West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed here centuries ago. The film follows Alwyn Enoe’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling trees out of the forest with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside.  Stories of the old Caribbean – trading by sail and smuggling contraband from the freeport of St. Barthelemy interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.

This event is free to the public, but spaces are limited. Free tickets are available from the office, from BUEI and online at www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Folklife Officer, on 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm, or visit www.CommunityandCulture.bm.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Bermuda School of Music: Piano Festival – May 15th and 17th

The Bermuda Chess Championship 2017 – May 16th to June 27th

An Introduction to Lichens: A Focus on Bermuda – May 17th

The Stories We Tell: Bermuda Anthology of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror – May 18th

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: A Year Times Two – May 18th

Organ Music Through the Ages – May 18th

Living Reefs Foundation Second Coral Garden Party – May 19th

**NEW  The Life of Bob Marley – May 19th

**NEW  The Rum Cellar Pop-Up – opens on May 19th

Bermuda National Trust Fundraising Dinner – May 20th

Somersfield Academy’s Spring Fair – May 20th

Drinks & Drives Charity Golf Tournament – May 20th

Memories 80s / 90s Old School Reggae Party – May 20th

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – May 20th

**NEW  Local Children’s Author Day – May 20th

**NEW  Confessions of a Cosmetologist: Hair and Dance Show – May 20th

Summer Shakedown – May 21st

**NEW  BUEI Screens:  Frantz and Tommy’s Honour – May 21st

CLM Education and Networking Event 2017 – May 22nd

**NEW  Pickleball at Pomander Gate Tennis Club – starts May 22nd

Private Garden Tours: Hidden Lane – May 23rd

Bermuda Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton – May 24th

Bermuda Day Parade 2017 – May 24th

Ocean Club Seasonal Lunch Reopening – May 25th

**NEW  Princess Beach Club BBQ – starts May 25th

**NEW  Mike Hind on the Ukulele at 1609 – starts May 25th

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

Behind the Mask: The Story of the Gombeys – May 27th

Onion Day at Carter House – May 27th

**NEW  Knot the Art Walk – May 27th

Breakthrough Women’s Healing Circle – May 28th

**NEW  Private Garden Tours: Somers Cove – May 30th

Ladies Day at the 35th America’s Cup – May 31st

 

June

Tall Ship and Sip – June 1st

**NEW  Global Perspectives and Solutions for a Clean Ocean – June 1st

Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd

Corporation of St. George: Friday Evening Summer Series 2017 – starts June 2nd

Collie Buddz Concert – June 2nd

**UPDATED  Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw Dinner Cruise – June 3rd

**NEW  Art Therapy – June 3rd

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

**NEW  Bermudian Heartbeats Film Night: Vanishing Sail – June 8th

Bonfires and BBQs – June 8th and 22nd

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Sorgel and Nicky Gurret – June 9th

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

We Can Be Heroes Vol. 2 – 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

PURE: The White Party – June 18th

Cocktails and Cannons – June 22nd

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 – June 22nd

Family Folklore and Genealogical Connections – June 24th

Art with a Twist – June 27th

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Art of the Gombey – June 30th

Cocktails and Cannons – June 30th

 

July

iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: Skills and Tournament Play – July 3rd to 7th

Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: Skills and Tournament Play – July 10th to 14th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – July 12th

iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: One-Day Serving and Passing Clinic – July 18th

Art with a Twist – July 25th

Diamond Jubilee at the Museum – July 29th

 

August

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th

Cocktails and Cannons – August 17th

Art with a Twist – August 22nd

Emancipation: A Love Story – August 26th

Cocktails and Cannons – August 28th

 

September

Cocktails and Cannons – September 7th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – September 13th

Cocktails and Cannons – September 17th

Art with a Twist – September 19th

Gladys Morrell, Bermuda’s Suffragist – September 30th

 

October

Cocktails and Cannons – October 3rd

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

Art with a Twist – October 24th

Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st

 

November

Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

Art with a Twist – November 21st

 

December

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!

 

C

xx

www.BermudaEvents.com

 

 

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