September 27th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning troops!

October is right around the corner and the Bermuda Calendar is already packed with lots of interesting fall events. Here are the latest events that have been added to the calendar since last week, and, as always, be sure 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 to be the #1 Mid-Week Social in the City of Hamilton, celebrate Hump Day at Wine Down Wednesday.

Every Wednesday from 5pm until 9pm, this Wine, Prosecco and Sangria driven event takes place at Bulli Social and arguably the most beautiful park in the city, Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville), and will run until further notice.

This event is hosted by Total Pro, a local business development agency company, presented by VinoTokens, and sponsored by Goslings and Bulli Social.

The cost is $25 (cash only) for an open bar including wine, bubbly and sangria.

For more information, contact Denzil Nelson on 703-2920 or



The Information Commissioner’s Office is commemorating Right to Know Day with a program about the power of information at Right to Know Day: Information in Action on Thursday, September 28th.

From 6.30pm until 7.30pm at Bermuda College Library, panelists, including Qian Dickinson (Bermemes), Jonathan Starling (Greenrock), and Samantha Strangeways (Royal Gazette), will share the role information plays in their work, and the power of information to shape, transform and inspire.  A reception will follow.

There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP.

For more information, visit




After a short summer hiatus, WOMB (Women Who Own and Manage Businesses) are back and ready to connect for the 2017/2018 year at Each One Bring One: WOMB Connection on Thursday, September 28th.

From 5.30pm at De Bar B Que Joint (formerly The Grand), you can reconnect with your fellow WOMB members.  You are also invited to bring your other friends to connect as well and make it a big party.

Admission is $25, and if you bring a friend, you’ll both receive a discount.

For more information, or to RSVP online, visit




Come for dinner and enjoy the music Big Chill Live at Henry VIII Pub & Restaurant every Thursday from, September 28th.

Every Thursday from 8:30pm until 11:30pm, you can hear the travelling trio of Kassie Caines, TonyB and DJ Felix performing the hits you love.

There is no cover charge and this event will run weekly until the end of October.

For more information, contact the restaurant on 238-1977 or




There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, September 29th.

The Members Fall Show alongside MASKulinity: Traditions of the Bermuda Gombey will be showcased in the Onions Gallery.

In the Edinburgh Gallery, artist Charles Knights presents his new show entitled, Here There and Everywhere, a beautiful eclectic collection of watercolours.

In Studio A, you can discover Bermuda’s charm; its natural world, history and architecture through the art of Molly D. Smith at Book Launch and Paintings by Molly Smith.

Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibition will run until Tuesday, October 24th.

The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, September 29th.

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

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit




Stop by the Bermuda National Library for BNL’s 3rd Annual Big Book Sale on Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th.

The sale will take place from 10am to 3pm, on both days at the library on Queen Street, where you can snag previously enjoyed books for just 50 cents each! Enjoy free popcorn while browsing hundreds of titles from all genres.

All proceeds from the book sale help to support Friends of the Library.

For more information, contact Nikki on 299-0030 or




Bungalow56 presents Stiletto 5, Bermuda’s only female rock band, performing live on Friday, September 29th.

Happy Hour will run from 5pm until 7pm with live music from Stiletto 5 from 8pm until 10pm.

There is no cover charge and this event will run every other Friday from September 29th until November 10th.

For more information, contact Glen Wilks on 599-5292.






Scribbles Art Shack will be hosting a Zen Themed Art Workshop: Mommy & Me, on Friday, September 29th.

This will take place from 6pm until 8pm, at their premises on the 3rd floor of the Old Berkeley Institute on Berkeley Road, and the theme is influenced by the inspirational artist, ArtSherpa. Complimentary pizza and water will be provided.

The cost is $40 per space (one adult/one child) and $15 per additional child. Sign-up can be done online at and the deadline is September 27th.

For more information, contact




You have three chances to see it all, as BUEI Films presents the Manhattan Short Film Festival starting on Friday, September 29th, and running until Sunday, October 1st.

Festival-goers will watch 10 Oscar qualified short films and vote for the one they want to win. All ten films will be shown each night with a total runtime of 113 minutes.

The show begins at 5:15pm on Thursday, September 29th, and at 7pm on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium. Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or 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 cost $15 or $10 for students. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 294-0204 or visiting BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop.




Dig out your lederhosen and round up your friends for Bermuda’s best-loved beer, brats and brass band festival Oktoberfest 2017 at Frog & Onion from Friday, September 29th until Sunday, October 1st.

Bermuda’s version of the world’s biggest fair will be in the historic Victualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard.  On Friday and Saturday, Happy Hour will start from 6pm, while the band will start at 7pm.  Sunday is Family Day and will start at 2pm.

Headlining each evening is one of the world’s most outstanding beer hall bands, Oompah Brass, who are, in the words of Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 host, “The Legends in Lederhosen – they rock so good!”.  Additional entertainment will be courtesy of Wayne Davis “awl de vey” from Somerset.

Co-sponsors Dockyard Brewing Co. and Burrows & Lightbourn will be offering special Oktoberfest brews and the tent will be set up in the classic style of long trestle tables where you can enjoy traditional Oktoberfest dishes provided by Küchenchef Derek Myers.

Tickets range from $10 to $70 per head for reserved seating.  All tables seat up to ten people.

Available on the Friday and Saturday only, Blau Tables (Blue) cost $700 per table and include preferred seating at the front of the tent, table service, an alpine hat with feather, a welcome stein of beer or glass of wine, and  a full German-style menu (pretzel (lots of salt) with mustard, mixed bratwurst (2 pcs) with mustard, grilled 1/4 spring chicken, with sauerkraut and German-style potato salad, and apple strudel with cream).

Rote Tables (Red) cost $500 and include preferred seating near the front and side of the stage, table service, an alpine hat with feather, a German-style menu (mixed bratwurst (2 pcs) with mustard, grilled 1/4 spring chicken, with sauerkraut and German-style potato salad).

Gelb Tables (Yellow) are available on Friday and Saturday only and cost $250.  Table service is available and it also includes preferred seating and two baskets of pretzels (lots of salt) with mustard.

Grun Tables (Green) cost $100 for a reserved table only.

Tables are now available for pre-booking through

There will also be a shuttle running on the Friday and Saturday evening to transport people from Dockyard back to town at the end of Oktoberfest. Tickets cost $18 and can also be purchased from

For more information, contact the Frog and Onion at 234-2900 or




Grab a bargain at the Car Boot Sale on Saturday, September 30th.

From 9am to 2pm at St. Mark’s Church Hall in Smith’s Parish, you can shop a variety of items, household items, clothing, jewelry, toys, books, plants, home-baked goods, Halloween costumes and more.

For more information, contact




Celebrating 138 of policing in Bermuda, start Police Week 2017 off at the Gymkhana on Saturday, September 30th.

The Gymkhana is a historic pedal cycle based event that brings together police officers and a wide cross section of our community.

From 10am until 3pm at the Police Field in Prospect, Devonshire, children aged 4 and up can join in races and tests of skill on pedal cycles, with the emphasis on safety and fun.  A bicycle helmet is required to participate.

Expect a fun day with food and soft drink vendors, an ice cream truck, bouncy castles and medals/ribbons for all participants.  Noble Auto will display old refurbished vehicles for members of the public to view and police motorcycles will also be on display.

Parents are encouraged to come with their children, as it is a family event and an opportunity for all ages to experience positive interactions with police officers.

Participation is free and parents are encouraged to fill out the sign up form at for their child(ren).

For more information, contact Sergeant Clifford Roberts on 717-0590 or Sergeant Shakisha Minors on 717-2088.




Looking for an art class for your tween? Well, Scribbles Art Shack has added something cool to their schedule for the fall, a Tween Paint Class- Picasso Style on Saturday, September 30th

From 11am to 1pm, at their premises on the 3rd floor of the old Berkeley Institute on Berkeley Road, this class will guide tweens (aged 8-12) step-by-step on how to create a portrait of themselves, Picasso-style.

All art supplies, including a 11×17 canvas, will be supplied.

The cost is $25 and sign-up can be done online at, and the deadline is September 27th.

Water and chips will also be available for purchase on site.

For more information, contact




The Driving Horse & Pony Club will host their DHPC Fun Day & BBQ on Saturday, September 30th.

From 4pm to 6pm at the National Equestrian Centre on Vesey Street, DHPC members and drivers will practice on the new track surface with their ponies, and all are invited to come out to watch and enjoy the complimentary BBQ afterward. There will be a cash bar.

This is a free event, and those who wish to attend are asked to rsvp online a t

For more information, contact




To celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day on October 4th, Rev’d Tom Slawson and Rev’d John Stow invite you and your pets to the Unfinished Church for a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 1st.

This will take place from 3pm to 4pm, and pets should be on a short leash or in a cage, carrier, or container.

There is no fee donations are welcome in aid of the SPCA.

For more information, contact 297-2459.




Gardening enthusiasts can learn how to establish and maintain a beautiful lawn as Aberfeldy Nurseries presents All About Lawns on Sunday, October 1st.

From 1:30pm to 3pm at their premises on Pomander Road, Agronomist Trevor Madeiros will give a lecture, in conjunction with Aberfeldy Nurseries, on lawn troubleshooting and turfgrass issues. Following the lecture, there will be a Q&A segment.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact 236-2927.






Now that summer is over, the Hamilton Princess is going to move the party inside as Happy Hour goes to Marcus’ from Friday, October 6th.

From 5pm until 7pm each week, you can expect $8 drinks, live entertainment, and the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club’s promise to remain Bermuda’s favourite Friday night hot spot.

There is no cover charge and this event will continue weekly until further notice.

For more information, contact 298-2028 or




Join the Bermuda National Trust for an in-depth discussion on the Origins and Evolution of the Bermuda Gombey on Sunday, October 8th.

This will be held from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Verdmont in Smith’s Parish, and hosted by Gary Phillips – the chairman of the Bermuda National Gallery. Gary will be interviewing active leaders of Bermuda Gombey Troupes, diving deep into how the Bermuda Gombey has evolved, the diverse use of semiotics across the troupes as well as what it means to be a Gombey now.

Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, or $10 for persons under 18, and can be purchased online at

For more information, contact 236-6483 or




Committed to bringing Bermuda’s families an unforgettable experience for over a hundred years, the Mount Saint Agnes Bazaar Country Fair will be on Friday and Saturday, October 13th & 14th.

The Bazaar will be open from 10am to 10pm each day, and this year’s theme, Country Fair, is designed to bring the past and present together to create a fun atmosphere where everyone can enjoy! There will be raffles for major prizes, a Kiddyland for the little ones, baked goods for the sweet tooth, a SuperSlide for the thrill seekers and plenty of games to try your hand at for winning a prize.

Raffles cost $10 each and are available from any student of from the school office. There will be Early Bird draw dates on September 18th, September 25th, October 2nd and October 9th, and the Major Raffle draw will be on October 14th at 10pm.

The cost of admission is $4 or free for children under 5.

For more information, contact Kimberley Hines on 295-2034 or




To continue to celebrate World Hospice & Palliative Care Week, the charity that supports Agape House, Friends of Hospice are hosting another fundraiser Voices for Hospice Concert on Saturday, October 14th.

Voices for Hospice is celebrated worldwide on this day and the Bermuda-based charity is excited to be a part of this global event!

The concert is from 7pm to 9pm in the Phoebe Purvis Memorial Hall at Warwick Academy, where guests can enjoy live musical performances from local artists; Gloria C, Stiletto 5, De Onion Patch Crew, Warwick Academy Electric Strings & Jazz Band, Eddie Ming’s Latin Percussion Ensemble, D.I.A. Bermuda, and the Bermuda Institute Choir.

Tickets are $35 for adults,  $15 for children, or $75 for patrons, and can be purchased on or from Friends of Hospice. All proceeds from ticket sales will support Friends of Hospice and Agape House – Bermuda’s only hospice & palliative care facility.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Friends of Hospice at 232-0859 or




Hosted for the first time by the Devil’s Isle All Breed Club (DIABC), the 2017 International All Breed Championship Dog Shows are coming back home to The Main Ring in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd.

Running from 8:30am to 3:30pm each day, this will feature four international championship all breed dog shows. There will be a morning show and an afternoon show each day, with a Junior Showmanship competition between the two shows each day.

Please note that only dogs entered in the shows are allowed on the grounds.  Please be sure to follow all rules of the Botanical Gardens, especially no parking on the grass, since they would like to keep this show site in the future.

The entry deadline is September 29th. To enter, dogs must be registered or registerable with the Bermuda Kennel Club. The cost of registration is $27 for members and $32 for non-members (BKC).

The cost for entries received is $27 for official classes and $15 for unofficial classes.

Membership Forms (DIABC), Premium List, and Entry Forms are available at

Admission to the shows is free for spectators. Food will be available for purchase from deGraffs Lunch Wagon.

For more information, contact the DIABC at or go to




Starring Caribbean superstar Majah Hype and The Red Assassin Meme Simpson, Hustle Entertainment presents Curing Cancer with Comedy on Friday, October 27th.

Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium open at 7.30pm for a 9pm showtime.  The show will be hosted by Rashaun Reese formerly on All Def Digital Comedy, with music provided by DJ Flava from NMR 3.0

Tickets are $60 for general admission, $85 for VIPs and available from Choices Menswear, The HUB and Jamaican Grill or online at  Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Charity.

For more information, contact 705-1784 or follow them on Instagram or Facebook.




Raising money and awareness on men’s health, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre encourage you to “grow your MO”  for the month of MOvember and Shave the Date on Wednesday, November 1st.

From 5:30pm until 7pm at Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant, this Shave Off event will allow the gents to start growing their Movember tache on a clean canvas.  As well as registering those who haven’t already, they will also be doing a clean shave of all the participants’ moustaches and taking photos of each participant.

All proceeds go towards their men’s health outreach programmes like their Free men’s health clinic, their Doctor’s Voucher Programme where they pay for doctor’s visits for men who cannot afford to do so, and their Equal Access Programme that pays for men to get screenings at BCHC.

For more information, or to register, contact 236-1001 or visit







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










Life Insurance Awareness Month Week-Long Event with BF&M – September 25th to September 30th

Mindfulness for the Discerning Mind – starts September 27th

Celebrating Wellness – September 27th

Wine Tasting at Thyme – September 27th

**NEW Wine Down Wednesday – September 27th

Meditation Basics: 8- Week Course – starts September 28th

**NEW Right to Know Day: Information in Action – September 28th

**NEW Each One Bring One: WOMB Connection – September 28th

**NEW The Big Chill Live at Henry VIII – starts September 28th

**NEW Stiletto 5 at Bungalow 56– September 29th

**NEW Mommy & Me: Zen Themed Art Workshop – September 29th

**NEW Manhattan Short Film Festival – September 29th to October 1st

**NEW Oktoberfest in Dockyard 2017 – September 29th to October 1st

**NEW BNL’s Big Book Sale – September 29th & 30th

**NEW Bermuda Society of Arts Exhibition Opening – September 29th

**NEW Car Boot Sale – September 30th

**NEW Police Week 2017 Gymkhana – September 30th

**NEW Tween Paint Class -Picasso Style – September 30th

**NEW DHPC Fun Day & BBQ – September 30th

Super Saturday – September 30th

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Splash for Teal – September 30th

Peace Lutheran Car Boot Sale – September 30th

Gladys Morrell, Bermuda’s Suffragist – September 30th

St. Anne’s Church International Dinner – September 30th

Housestyle Takeover on the Water – September 30th



**NEW Blessing of Animals – October 1st

**NEW Aberfeldy Presents: All about Lawns – October 1st

Partner Re Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 1st

Cocktails and Cannons – October 3rd

The Wizard Of Oz in Bermuda – October 5th to 8th then 10th to 14th

Zara Sunset Cruise with Boundless Bermuda – October 6th

Bermudian Heartbeats: 12th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture – October 6th

**NEW Happy Hour at Marcus’ – starts October 6th

SPCA Whiskers & Wine – October 7th

 Tiaras & Bow Ties – October 7th

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

**NEW Bermuda National Trust Talk: The Bermuda Gombey – Origins and Evolution – October 8th

Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard: Davy Jones’ Locker Opening Reception – October 8th

U.S. Boarding School Collective Symposium – October 10th & October 11th

**NEW Mount Saint Agnes Bazaar Country Fair – October 13th & 14th

Pour & Explore: A Taste Around the World – October 13th

Charman Prize Award Ceremony – October 13th

**NEW Voices For Hospice Concert – October 14th

Warwick Academy Disco 40 Event – October 14th

Bermudian Heartbeats: Our Earl is 100 Years Young! – October 19th

Family Centre presents a Free Junior Golf Clinic, Foot Golf & Dinner – October 18th

**NEW 2017 International Bermuda Dog Show – October 21st and 22nd

Art with a Twist – October 24th

Masterworks Haunted Museum – October 27th

**NEW Curing Cancer with Comedy – October 27th

Bermuda National Trust FarmFest – October 28th

Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st



**NEW MOvember: Shave the Date – November 1st

Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 4th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

Art with a Twist – November 21st

KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th



Christmas Shopping Drop Off – December 2nd, 9th & 16th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

Art with a Twist – December 19th



2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: KPMG Front Street Mile – January 12th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk – January 13th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon – January 14th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

 Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


**NEW Bermuda Society of Arts – September 29th to October 24th

  • Onions Gallery: Members Fall Show & MASKulinity: Traditions of the Bermuda Gombey
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Here, There and Everywhere by Charles Knights
  • Studio A: Book Launch and Paintings by Molly Smith 


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard



Enjoy the rest of the week!









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