June 14th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!

Yes, it’s another busy one!

Here are 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.

Don’t forget to submit details of your own event to http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/submit-your-event.html – a basic listing is completely free!


Bring the whole family to wander back in time and uncover the mysterious stories that shaped Bermuda’s rich maritime history at Pirates and Plunder on Wednesday, June 14th.

From 11am until 4pm in King’s Square and Ordnance Island, you can celebrate a day in St. George’s with non-stop entertainment,re-enactments, privateer navigators, cultural games, interactive performances and musical entertainment. This pirate-themed event will have something fun for everyone to see and experience.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, visit www.GoToBermuda.com or download the full brochure here.



Enjoy a high energy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favourite Broadway, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing that you will ever witness at Jimmy Keys Live at Red Steakhouse, throughout June.

Showtime will be at 8pm on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights throughout June.

There is no cover charge and the a la carte menu will be available.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or info@redbermuda.com.


The U.S. Consulate invite you to their Movie Night at the Bermuda National Library, featuring the Academy Award-Winning film Hidden Figures on Thursday, June 15th.

Starting at 5:30pm at The Bermuda National Library, the evening will begin with a book donation ceremony followed by the screening of the movie at 6pm.

Hidden Figures, tells the story of three African-American women working at NASA who made major – previously unacknowledged — contributions to the heroic launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn in 1962. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the film features Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

During his visit to Bermuda, retired U.S. Naval Officer, Commander Jim Jackson, will donate four copies of the Young Readers’ edition of this inspiring true story to the library’s collection.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, guests will be accommodated on a first-serve basis.

For more information, contact https://bm.usconsulate.gov or www.BNL.bm.


In celebration of the America’s Cup, the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard is currently holding a nautical show entitled Point of Sail.

The show includes anything to do with sail boats and a wide selection of media has been entered, including paintings, ceramics and drift wood.  This is a juried group Members’ Show and anyone with an inclination towards the the water will find it interesting.

The show runs until June 30th.

Admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact 234-2809, artcentre@logic.bm, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.



Summer has officially descended on us, with the spectacular launch of America’s Cup, Tall Ships, and ‘regular’ summer activities, this is sure to be an exciting, and busy summer. Don’t forget to take a break, and spend some time with your fellow WOMBs (Women Who Own and Manage Businesses) at their next WOMB Connection session on Thursday, June 15th.

This session will run from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Ten Cafe & Bar.

Admission is $20, which includes a drink and nibbles and $5 raffle prizes.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact wombbermuda@gmail.com or https://wombbermuda.wildapricot.org.


There are four new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, June 16th.

Showing in the Onions Gallery, If You Don’t Give a Sh*t, Why Should I, by Calix Smith, consists of acrylic works and installations.

In the Edinburgh Gallery, OmorO celebrates the beauty of the America’s Cup in Bermuda with his Art Show Sailing Forever.

In Studio A, The Ministry of Health, Seniors, Ageing and Disability in conjunction with the IBA and COAB presents an exhibition showcasing examples of accessibility successes and areas in need of improvement. As our built environment transforms, inclusive design considerations are paramount for all ages, sizes and abilities. The exhibit will include an interactive display and a noontime informative webinar.

In Studio B, Kyle E. Simmons will be exploring the narrative of Coming of Age told through photography and digital art.

The opening reception will be from 5-7pm on June 16th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), City Hall.

Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. These exhibitions will run until Tuesday, July 4th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@ibl.bm, or visit www.BSoA.bm.


The Alliance Française des Bermuda is delighted to invite you to the Wine and Cheese Reception of Sorgel and Nicky Gurret’s Joint Painting Exhibition on Friday, June 16th.

From 5:30pm until 7pm in the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks Museum, you can enjoy an evening of wine and cheese while viewing the works of these two artists.

Nicky Gurret is a local figure and Bermudian architect who loves design in its many facets and form, from painting to architecture. She is an avid photographer, floral artist, sand sculpture builder, beach artist and painter. Her abstract and very colourful paintings have been described as simply fascinating.

Pierre Sorgel is a French painter who started painting in the Netherlands in 1980. Since then, his paintings have been exhibited all across Europe and in the USA. Deeply inspired by the Bermudian tradition, his paintings are said to express a surreal creativity full of details that will take you for a long journey and colourful escape.

Admission is free and the exhibition will run until June 28th.

For more information, contact Chloe Daycard at chloedaycard@me.com, 505 0225 or visit AllianceFrancaisebda.org/culture


East meets West – Is this still a viable concept? What does it mean today? Are our worlds coming closer together or are we moving further apart? And, how has the world of yoga impacted or been impacted by the changing time? Join the Yoga Centre to discuss these tough questions and more with a view to open our minds and our hearts for the hope of a more peaceful and unified world community at a Satsang (Being in ‘Good’ Company): East Meets West on Friday, June 16th.

Starting from 7:30pm, this presentation and discussion will run until 10pm, at the Yoga Centre.

The evening will commence with a presentation given by Joanne ‘Sujatha” Wohlmuth – Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, trainer and yoga therapist, YACEP – and most senior teacher and student of yoga and meditation in the Bermuda community.  Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free although a small donation to offset food cost is accepted.

For more information, contact yogaontherock@logic.bm or 295-7525.


Bring the whole family out as for a celebration of Dads at the Father’s Day Edible Herbal Tour on Sunday, June 18th.

From 2pm until 3.30pm at Cooper’s Island (meet across from the playground), you can learn of the many edible herbal plants that grow wild throughout the island and their health benefits.  Tasters from the various plants featured on the tour will be served afterwards.

The cost is $35 per person.

For more information, or to register, contact wildherbsnplantsofbda@gmail.com.




Red Steakhouse and Bar invite you join them for an Evening with Jimmy Keys celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18th.

Families dining with dad between 6pm and 9pm will receive a free dessert per diner.  Jimmy promises a high energy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favourite Broadway, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing that you will ever witness

There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or info@redbermuda.com.




Join Tomorrow’s Voices and dietitian Arlene MacGuinness to discover the connection between autism and picky-eating and behavioural strategies to help cope with and address these eating issues at What’s on the Menu? Managing Picky Eaters on Wednesday, June 21st.

A recent scientific study found that children with autism are five times more like to have mealtime challenges such as extremely narrow food selections, ritualistic behaviours and meal-related tantrums.

The session will run from 6pm until 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices on Happy Valley Road.  There will be light drinks and refreshments served.

The cost is $25 and participants will receive Professional Development Certificates.

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


See Kymani Marley in concert, playing with his 12 piece band, Konfrontation, and singing a collection of his own hit songs as well as paying tribute to his father at the Marley Festival on Saturday, June 24th.

Gates open at 8pm at Snorkel Park, and festival goers can expect monster old school deejays and singing and dancing all night long. The festival will also feature locals acts Working Title Band, Conscious Band and reggae entertainer, Max. There will also be local cuisine available for purchase from Hammer Heads Bar & Grill.

Tickets cost $70 at the gate, $50 in advance or $125 for VIP and are available from www.pTix.bm.  VIP tickets include 3 VIP drink tickets, 1 buffet ticket, access to the VIP lounge with the best vantage point and front stage access.

For more information, contact info@snorkelparkbeach.com or 234-3100.




In celebration of the America’s Cup, The Garden Club of Bermuda have been opening a Private Garden for Tours every Tuesday morning, with your last opportunity being the showcasing of Peppers on Tuesday, June 27th.

Peppers was built in 1967 on a bluff overlooking Pilchards Bay in Sandys Parish.  Additional abutting properties were acquired during the late 1970s and early 1980s to extend the open space to the neighbouring government park. On the two acres there are quarried gardens, walled gardens, a slat house, a woodland walk with bee hives and an old lime storage pit. Due to extensive hurricane damage from four hurricanes, there is a continual replanting scheme to refurbish an altered landscape.

The garden will be open from 9.30am until noon, with two guided tours scheduled during that time, one at 10am  and the other at 11am.

The cost is $25 per person and tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm or at the entrance on the day.  The tours are not suitable for children under 12.

For more information, visit www.GardenClubBermuda.org.


Promising a family-friendly event that you do not want to miss, The Bermuda National Athletics Association will be hosting the 2nd edition of the Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet on Saturday, July 1st.

From 6.30pm until 9pm at National Sports Centre, this is a professional track and field event where athletes from around the world descend upon our island for a display of amazing talent in the sport of track and field.

Events contested will be the Men’s 100m, 110m hurdles, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3000m steeplechase, Long Jump, and Shot Put, and the Women’s 100m, 100m hurdles, 400m, 800m para, and high jump.

The men’s 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m steeplechase and long jump will feature Bermuda’s Elite athletes Tre Houston, Tyrone Smith, Shaquille Dill, Kyle Webb and Bruce DeGrilla, while the women’s high jump and 800m para will feature Sakari Famous and Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis.

There will also be local relay races featuring Bermuda primary and middle school students and food vendors will be on site.

Tickets are $17 for general admission seating, $37 for covered reserved seating, $77 for VIP tickets, and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.  VIP tickets include reserved parking, meal, wine, meet and greet with athletes.

For more information, contact 296-0951, or visit www.AthleticsBDA.com.


The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard invite you to the opening of their latest juried members’ show, Summer Open on Sunday, July 2nd.

This show is left open for the Artist to enter any subject matter and will feature a wide variety of media in all shapes and sizes, covering everything ‘Bermudian’.

The opening is from 5.30pm until 7pm on Sunday, July 2nd and the show runs until September 8th.

Admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact 234-2809, artcentre@logic.bm, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.


Promising not just a camp but an experience, Destiny Summer Camp will run from Monday, July 3rd to Friday, September 1st.

Early drop off is from 8am and from 8.30am until 5.45pm, your child will enjoy a safe and fun environment, where all staff are CPR certified and SCARS certified.  This camp is based at the Stable Building on Reid Street and will provide a different theme each week.

The weekly cost for the camp is $120 with no extra fees.  You can either decide which week works for you or join them for the whole summer.

For more information, contact Ms. Francine Rollins at 505-7945, or visit destinyafterschoolprogram.weebly.com.



LIV Bermuda 2017 kicks off with Fantastic Friday on Friday, July 7th.

From 9pm on the top level of Bull’s Head Car Park, this event is hosted by The Block Boys and sponsored by Heineken, Smirnoff, and Bacardi.  Fantastic Friday will promises to be lit with the hottest local and International DJs, including including King Jyrus Sound, DJ Rusty G, Mista Genius, DJ Fury, GeniusinHD, Goose, DJ Kuane, DJ Trauma, DJ Scoobay, and DJ Fury, playing the best in Top 40, Soca, Hiphop, Dancehall and more.  You can also expect cash bars, Heineken Zones, free giveaways, Smirnoff Promo Girls, chic photo zones, raffles prizes, plus much more.  You can view the Fantastic Friday 2016 Photo Gallery here.

Early Bird Tickets are $25, more on the door, and limited VIP tickets are available at a cost of $125.  Advance tickets can be purchased at www.pTix.bm and Kit n Caboodle  VIP tickets include access to the exclusive VIP Tent, an open bar all night, a buffet station, LIV keepsake and private bathrooms.

For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com or contact deshae@livbda.com.  You can also follow @LIVbda on Facebook and Instagram.


Hosted by Battle of the Sexes and featuring Heineken, Smirnoff, and Bacardi, LIV BDA: Daydreams, the Ultimate Beach Party Fete will be on Saturday, July 8th.

From 11am until 6pm at Chaplin Bay Beach, you can sunbathe, swim or dance the day away while enjoying an exquisite BBQ buffet, fully-stocked premium bars and nonstop music from international and local DJs, including Fab Roc, GeniusinHD, DJ Kuane, DJ Trauma, and  DJ Scoota.  This event is sponsored by Heineken, Smirnoff and Bacardi, and you can also expect a cash bar, beer pong tournament, flip cup tournament, Guys vs Girls beach games, cool giveaways, and much more.  You can view the Daydreams 2016 Photo Gallery here.

Tickets are $35 and limited VIP all-inclusive tickets are available at a cost of $125.  Advance tickets can be purchased at www.pTix.bm and Kit n Caboodle.  VIP tickets include an open bar all day, an exclusive VIP Cabana Area, a BBQ lunch, drunken snowballs, and a free floatie.

For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com or contact deshae@livbda.com.  You can also follow @LIVbda on Facebook and Instagram.


See the beauty of Bermuda as the stars shine on you and enjoy breath-taking views of the Island as you dance the night away at the LIV: Dreams All White Cruise on Saturday, July 8th.

Boarding will be at 9pm from Albouy’s Point and the boat leaves at 10pm, returning at 2am.  You will be pampered with a fully-stocked premium bar and music from the best DJs, including iBreeze of King Jyrus Sound, DJ Scoota, DJ Chubb, DJ Trauma, Fab Roc, and GeniusinHD.  Sponsored by Heineken, Smirnoff and Bacardi, this amazing experience is an all white affair.  You can view the Dreams 2016 Photo Gallery here.

Open Bar VIP tickets are $125 and available from www.pTix.bm or Kit n Caboodle.

For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com or contact deshae@livbda.com.  You can also follow @LIVbda on Facebook and Instagram.


Promising an incomparable raft up of all raft ups, LIV: The Raft Up will be on Sunday, July 9th.

From 10am, they begin with a solid food foundation at Rum Punch Brunch’s Dock Party at Albouy’s Point.  You will then be loaded onto their boats to cruise around the island before rafting up.  Music will be courtesy of iBreeze and Mista Genius of King Jyrus Sound, DJ Rusty G, Yo Showtime, DJ Kuana, Goose, DJ Trauma, Fab Roc, and GeniusinHD.  This event is sponsored by Heineken, Smirnoff and Bacardi and the dress code is Swimwear.  It will also feature breakfast, lunch and an open bar all day.  You can view the Raft Up 2016 Photo Gallery here.

All-inclusive VIP tickets are $125 for early birds, $150 regular, and available from www.pTix.bm or Kit n Caboodle.

For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com or contact deshae@livbda.com.  You can also follow @LIVbda on Facebook and Instagram.


Helping parents-to-be on their new journey, the Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Course is having an Introduction Session on Sunday, July 23rd.

From 4.30pm until 6pm at a private residence in Warwick, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the course, Calvina J. Simons, Newborn Care Specialist services, and hear from parents who participated in the course.

The cost is $10 per person and spaces are limited.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact ncs.bda@gmail.com.



For children aged 8 to 12 years old, RISE Bermuda Summer Day Camp will be running weekly from Monday, July 17th until Friday, August 25th

Located at Willowbank Resort, this is a Christian day camp that explores fun and exciting ways to serve our island; the environment, animals and people.

The camp will run from 9am until 3.30pm, Monday to Friday the weeks of July 17th to 21st, July 24th to 28th, August 7th to 11th, August 14th to 18th, and August 21st to 25th.  For Cup Match week, the camp will run from Monday to Wednesday, July 31st to August 2nd.

Early drop off and late pick up are also available at 8am and 5.30pm.

The cost is $250 per week and an extra $50 per week for early drop off/late pick up, or $150 plus $30 for early/after care for the shorter Cup Match Week.

For more information, or to register, contact risecampbermuda@gmail.com or visit www.RiseBermuda.com.




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



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

Ana Luna America’s Cup Safari – May 26th to June 27th

ÜberVida America’s Cup Spectator Yacht – June 2nd to 27th

IslandKaddy’s Virtual Reality Happy Hour – June 15th, 22nd and 29th

**NEW  Jimmy Keys Live at Red – until June 30th

Xtreme Sports Fun Zone – June 10th to September 2nd (every other week)

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup plus J Class and Superyacht Regattas  – June 12th to 21st

Family Support Group: Mental Health Monthly Meeting – June 14th

Saltus Grammar School presents Taiwanese Virtuoso Violinist  Eric Wang – June 14th

IslandKaddy’s Wine Wednesday – June 14th, 21st and 28th

**NEW  Pirates and Plunder – June 14th

**NEW  Movie Night: Hidden Figures – June 15th

**NEW  WOMB Connection: June Session – June 15th

IslandKaddy’s Virtual Reality Happy Hour – June 15th, 22nd and 29th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Five Star Friday – June 16th

**NEW  Alliance Française des Bermudes Wine and Cheese Reception for Artists Pierre Sorgel and Nicky Gurret – June 16th

**NEW  Satsang (Being in ‘Good’ Company): East Meets West – June 16th

America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton – June 17th and 18th, then 24th to 27th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: BHW Raft Up Experience – June 17th

IslandKaddy’s Virtual Reality Gameathon – June 17th and 24th

The Pink Beach Club Summer Parties – June 17th and 24th

Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – June 17th

PURE: The White Party – June 18th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Promoters Day/Pan in the Park – June 18th

Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament – June 18th

**NEW  Father’s Day Edible Herbal Tour – June 18th

**NEW  Father’s Day with Jimmy Keys – June 18th

Summer Sunset Suppers at Willowbank – June 18th and 25th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Super Hero J’Ouvert – June 19th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Last Lap – June 19th

IslandKaddy’s Monday Indoor Golf League – June 19th and 26th

Get Golf Ready – June 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th

Private Garden Tours: Red Barracks – June 20th

**NEW  What’s on the Menu? Managing Picky Eaters – June 21st

Cocktails and Cannons – June 22nd

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 – June 22nd

Bonfires and BBQs – June 22nd

Family Folklore and Genealogical Connections – June 24th

**NEW  Marley Festival – June 24th

Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 25th

Art with a Twist – June 27th

**NEW  Private Garden Tours: Peppers – June 27th

A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture – June 29th

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

Cocktails and Cannons – June 30th

IslandKaddy’s Demolition Driving Range Happy Hour – June 30th



**DATE CHANGE  Tutus & Superheroes: Storybook Parade – June 3rd July 1st

**NEW  Bermuda Invitational Permit Track Meet – July 1st

**NEW  Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard Exhibition Opening: Summer Open – July 2nd

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

Junior Camps and Adult Learn to Row Camps – July 3rd to 28th

Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

**NEW  Destiny Summer Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

**NEW  LIV: Fantastic Friday – July 7th

**NEW  LIV: Daydreams – July 8th

**NEW  LIV: Dreams All White Cruise – July 8th

**NEW  LIV: The Raft Up – July 9th

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

**NEW  RISE Bermuda Summer Day Camp – July 17th to August 25th

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

**NEW  Introduction Session for the Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Course – July 23rd

Art with a Twist – July 25th

Diamond Jubilee at the Museum – July 29th

Differentiating Sensory from Behaviour: Linking Sensory Integration and a Strength-Based Approach to Assess and Address Challenging Behaviours in Children – July 29th



2017 Cup Match Classic Cricket Festival – August 3rd and 4th

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



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



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



Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

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


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club: Hotel Lobby


**NEW  Bermuda Society of Arts – June 16th to July 4th

  • Onions Gallery: “If You don’t Give a Sh*t, Why Should I,” by Calix Smith
  • Edinburgh Gallery: “Sailing Forever” by OmorO
  • Studio A: The Ministry of Health, Seniors, Ageing and Disability Services in conjunction with the IBA and COAB
  • Studio B: “Coming of Age” by Kyle E. Simmons


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Enjoy the rest of the week!











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