October 25th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Troops!


Happy World Pasta Day to you all (just in case you need an excuse to have a Hump Day carb-fest)!

As always, be sure to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming Bermuda 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!


Thyme invite you to their October Wine Tasting, hosted by Gosling’s on Wednesday, October 25th.

This will be from 5.30pm until 9.30pm, with nibbles included.

The cost is $25 per person, with a tapas menu available at an additional cost.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 236-1379 or or thyme@fritholme.bm.




BUEI Talks and BZS present Man’s Impact on Bermuda with Dr. David Wingate on Thursday, October 26th.

Don’t miss David Wingate’s last lecture in this format as you chart the natural history of Bermuda since man first colonized Bermuda until present day. Some of the highlights to include the geological origin of oceanic islands, the agricultural & tourism eras, World War 2, trying to save and restore the past and looking into the future.

The lecture starts at 7pm and will run until 9.30pm, including a 15 minute intermission.  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, $10 for students, and are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.

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


There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, October 27th.

Firstly, there will be the Foliage to Fashion: Book Launch and Hat Exhibit in the Edinburgh Gallery.  Artists Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau B.E.M have re-created hat and accessories for women in Bermuda from the 1800s to the 1950s.  After receiving many questions about how the hats were made and where they could be seen on a regular basis, Donna and Ronnie decided to create a permanent record of After receiving many questions about how the hats were made and where they could be seen on a regular basis, Donna and Ronnie decided to create a permanent record of the hats from both exhibitions by producing a book which will be launched at the opening of the new exhibition.  After many months of preparation, the sixty two page book titled Our History In Hats, Foliage To Fashion, is now ready for sale. The book features 39 hats, a list and photos of the materials used and detailed explanations of how these incredible creations were made. The artists will be available to sign copies of their book on opening night and it will be available at all book stores starting October 28th.

In the Onions Gallery, What is Old New Again will be on show.  What happens to all the work that remains  when the shows end?  BSoA are giving second lives to exhibit pieces from past shows with a variety of mediums and from various local artists.

BSoA Sessions: Life Drawing will be highlighted in Studios A and B.  This will be a display of works from various local artists participating in life drawing classes

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, November 14th.

The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, October 27th.

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 Bermuda Hockey Federation is hosting its season kick-off party with their annual Hallowe’en Haunted House Party on Friday, October 27th.

From 8pm, they promise to transform the Docksiders Back Room into the spookiest haunted house around.  DJ New Era and other DJS will be spinning the greatest tunes and there will be a raffle draw to win some fantastic prizes.  There will also be $5 drink deals all night long sponsored by Burrows Lightbourn. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory, however there will be a prize for the Best Costume.

Tickets are $60, which includes 5 drink tickets, and can be purchased from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact bdahockeyfed@gmail.com.


Geared towards promoting health and wellness in the community, the 2nd Annual Bermuda’s Strongman Competition on Saturday, October 28th.

From 11am until 4pm on the top floor of Bull’s Head Car Park (rain venue is the bottom floor), you can expect 5 grueling events that will push each competitor to their limits. It will also incorporate a separate competition involving students to expose young Bermudian males to positive outlets.
3 divisions will include Adult Male, Adult Female and Student.

The price is $10 for all spectators with students being free.

For more information, contact Kyle James on 518-9112 or kyle@fygrind.com.


The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club is hosting their first annual Halloween Ride and Fun Day on Saturday, October 28th.

From 11am to 5pm at RUBiS Southside Raceway, located directly behind Clearwater Beach’s parking lot in St. David’s, the event is a Halloween-themed Open Track Day where the raceway is open to the general public for all interested children and adults to enjoy an exciting day of riding fun and entertainment. All types of bikes are welcome to participate, from motorcycles to tricycles and everything in between.

The track is usually exclusive to members of the BMRC and Bermuda Karting Club, however, this event will allow day passes for the general public to enjoy this often restricted area. The main track will be open until 3pm whereas the smaller inflatable track will remain open until 5pm.

The BMRC hopes to encourage new members and gain interest from more families through this unique riding experience. Adults and experienced youth riders are granted access to ride the entire race track, while young children and teens with little to no riding experience are able to test out the smaller inflatable track with or without coaching assistance. Fun prizes are up for grabs for Best Costume for adults and children.

Costumes are encouraged with consideration of accommodating mandatory safety gear (children require helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and boots or sneakers; adults require suitable helmets). Safety gear will be available for loan free of charge. A limited number of leather suits will also be available for various youth and adult sizes for interested riders. Full face helmets are mandatory for all children and racing adults (available via BMRC) and regular street helmets are acceptable for recreational riding at the event.

Food vendors, music, an inflatable race track, a tattoo booth and more are just a few things to look forward to at the event. The BMRC’s Spark program will run a bake stall throughout the day with all proceeds raised going towards supporting their Youth Riding Clinic. Riding 201 students are raising funds for an overseas training and racing endeavor in April 2018 at the M1GP racetrack in California. This will be the group’s first international experience and will benefit the club’s top students aged 8 to 16 years old.

Entry into the event is free. Track access starts at $5 for adults and $2 for children who use their own motorcycles or bicycles. Day passes can be purchased for $15 for adults or $10 for children with groups sharing the track using a 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off system. Mini bikes will be available for rent for children and youth under 16 years old. Adults and teens over 16 are encouraged to bring out their own motorcycles or other motorized or non-motorized vehicles to utilize the track.

For more information, contact the BMRC at info.bmrc@gmail.com or on any of the Club’s social media outlets.



Enjoy a fun and scary Halloween Dinner at Victoria Grill on Tuesday, October 31st.

This kid-friendly evening will begin at 6.30pm with a welcoming bloody drink, followed by the Best Halloween Costume Awards at 7.30pm.  A sit down dinner will follow at 8pm and then trick or treat at 10pm.

The cost is $45, plus gratuity, and includes a welcoming drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert.  Spaces are limited.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 296-5050.



The Junior Boarding Schools Association invite you to join them for a Junior Boarding School Fair from Thursday to Saturday, November 2nd to 4th.

Taking place at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, the Fair will run from 4pm until 8pm on the Thursday and Friday, and from 10am until 1pm on the Saturday.

There will be 10 independent boarding schools in attendance geared to middle school age children (grades 4-9). This is an informational evening to see what boarding school can offer middle school students.

There is no cost to attend, and no RSVP is necessary.

For more information, contact Matt Greene at mgreene@fayschool.org.


You are invited to spend the day in the Botanical Gardens at the Family Fall Festival on Saturday, November 4th

From 10am until 4pm, there will be hayrides, pumpkin bowling, giant slide, fun castles, cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating/painting, tattoos, NFL Challenge, photo booth, balloon artist, magic shows, needle in a haystack game, pumpkin ring toss, pumpkin golf, and so many more fall themed games. Kids will win prizes at every game.

Masterworks also has their One Stop Shopping Craft Fair on at the same time so Botanical Gardens will be buzzing on November 4th.

In the case of inclement weather, the Family Fall Festival will be rescheduled to Sunday, November 5th or another weekend in November.

Admission is free and parking is available on the South Lawn of Botanical Gardens.

For more information, contact Topaz Events & Marketing Ltd on 505-1717 or info@topaz.bm.


Come out and join the fun at the Quiz Night at Wesley Methodist Church on Saturday, November 4th.

Doors open at 6.30pm and the general knowledge quiz night starts at 7pm.  Refreshments will also be available for sale with prizes to be won.

The cost is $10 per person for teams of up to 6 people.

For more information, or to sign up, contact jardin@northrock.bm or 236-4971.




Get ready for an exciting week of rugby at the 30th World Rugby Classic: Kick Off Party on Saturday, November 4th.

From 6pm until midnight at The Dog House, you can socialise with the players before the tournament starts and enjoy the live music and DJ.

Tickets are $30 and are limited, so should be purchased in advance from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact ronan.d.kane@gmail.com.


Hosted by Masjid Muhammad’s Al Mu’minaat (Women of Faith), Royal Wrapsody, a Headwrap and Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, November 5th.

From 2pm at Victor Scott School, this is a fundraising event featuring different styles of headwraps combined with fashion. The event will also give attendees the opportunity to tie their own headwraps in various styles. Headwraps are worn for various reasons, some of which are religious, cultural and fashion.  The show will feature designs that are both local and international.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Brunswick Street Bakery or Modestique Boutique at 32 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton.

For more information, contact Marcia Stowe on 333-0485.


The Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra presents Autumn Classics featuring the superb talents of violinist Mairead Hickey on Sunday, November 5th.

From 7pm at St. John’s Church in Pembroke, this promises to be a delightful collection of classical music by Handel, Mozart and Haydn.

Tickets are $30, $15 for students/seniors, and available from www.pTix.bm, Harbourmaster, Vallis & Hayward (Suite 202 International Bldg) or at the door.

For more information, contact Alison Black, the orchestra leader, at ablack.menuhin@gmail.com.



Learn how yoga can help you move well through a range of movements throughout the rest of your life at Form Follows Function, starting on Tuesday, November 7th.

Form follows function in yoga means that what we choose to practice should be based on what we want to be able to do in everyday life – reaching arms overhead, bending over and turning, standing and sitting into and out of a chair.

From 5.30pm at The Yoga Centre. this 6-week course is about how yoga can help you move well through a range of movements throughout the rest of your life. The class is taught by a senior RYT500 teacher / yoga therapist in training.

The cost is $130.

For more information, or to register, contact yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com or 295-0190.


The 30th World Rugby Classic starts on Sunday, November 5th, running until Saturday, November 11th.

The First Round Matches will be on Sunday, November 5th, with gates opening at 12.30pm.  The Classic Pumas vs. Rugby Canada (A) will be at 2.30pm, followed by Classic Lions vs. France Classic Rugby (B) at 4pm, and entertainment in the Gosling’s Tent Tavern (Live DJ) from 5.30pm.

The World Rugby Classic is delighted to announce that the Sunday will again be their Family Fun Day. This will include a dedicated Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles (weather permitting), Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos along with a Parents Viewing Area, so that you won’t miss out on all the action. The cost of entry for the Kids Zone is $20 per child which includes Face Painting and Tattoos.

On Monday, November 6th, gates will open at 5.30pm, with the Classic All Blacks vs. USA Classic Eagles (C) at 7.15pm, Classic Springboks vs. Rugby Italian Classic XV (D) at 8.30pm, and Entertainment in the Gosling’s Tent Tavern (Live DJ) from 9.45pm.

After resting up on the Tuesday, gates will open at 5.30pm on the Wednesday.   Bermuda Barbarians will be playing the British Army Masters at 5.45pm.  At 7.15pm, The Plate Semi Final will be at 7.15pm, with Loser A vs. Loser B, followed by the Classic Semi Final at 8.30pm with Winner A vs. Winner B.  From 9.45pm, you can enjoy entertainment in the Gosling’s Tent Tavern (The Go Down Berries & Live DJ).

On Thursday, November 9th, gates open at 5.30pm with the Plate Semi Final: Loser C vs. Loser D at 7.15pm, the Classic Semi Final: Winner C vs. Winner D at 8.30pm, and entertainment in the Goslings Tent Tavern (Working Title & Live DJ) from 9.45pm.

On Saturday, November 11th, gates open at 5.30pm, followed by the Bermuda Barbarians vs. British Army Masters at 5.45pm.  This will be followed by the Plate Final at 7pm, the Classic Final at 8.30pm, the Trophy Presentation at 9.45pm  and the Closing Party in the Gosling’s Tent Tavern at 10pm, with Working Title and a Live DJ.

Live entertainment will be available in the Tent Tavern from just after the games (around 9.45pm) until 1am on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. This year the Go Down Berries will be performing on the Wednesday night and Working Title will be on stage for the Thursday and Saturday nights. A live DJ will also be proving music late into the night following both acts.

There are a few different options for admission:

  • The Members Tent is the VIP facility at the Classic where they entertain sponsors and invited guests with a magnificent buffet by Fourways, a fine selection of wine by Gosling’s and an Open Bar. Badges for the Members Tent are available for purchase while tables of ten may be reserved with the client’s name prominently displayed. A Five Day Badge cost $1,300 per person. Daily badges are also available at at cost of $275 per day for Sunday and Monday and $325 per day for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.
  • The Classic Club is where the visiting players gather with a select number of badges available to the general public. A light meal is included along with two complimentary drinks while there is touchline seating, to watch the matches, within the Club’s private enclosure. The Five Day Badge costs $700 per person and $1,200 per couple. Daily badges are also available at at cost of $175 per day for Sunday to Thursday and $225 per day for Saturday. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.
  • General admission is $25 daily or $100 for a 5 Day Pass. These can also be purchased in advance online at www.pTix.bm.
  • Admission is free for under-12s and $10 each day for children aged 12 to 16.

For more information, visit www.WorldRugby.bm.


The November edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Sage Femme (The Midwife) on Tuesday, November 14th.

Screening in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium at 8pm, this French drama with English subtitles is from the director Martin Provost, starring actors with Martin Provost, Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet.

Claire is a tightly wound midwife who forms an unlikely friendship with Béatrice, her late father’s free-spirited mistress. Though polar opposites, the two women come to rely on each other after Béatrice reveals that she has brain cancer….

Tickets cost $7 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $12 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI on the night or in advance on 294-0204.

For more information, visit www.AllianceFrancaiseBda.org.


Bargain hunters rejoice as Somersfield Academy is once again hosting Peddlers Porch, its annual flea market sale, on Saturday, November 18th.

Running from 10am until 2pm, thhere will be food, a car wash, ice cream and baked goods, and guaranteed crowds.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, they promise that they have something for you and that everybody profits.

For vendors, the cost per spot is $35, or $25 if you provide your own table.  All proceeds are in support of Somersfield Academy’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

For more information, or to reserve your vendor spot, contact nsimons@somersfield.bm or 239-3367.


Expect one of a kind New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Café Lido on Sunday, December 31st.

From 7pm, there will be a pre-dinner cocktail in the Deep Night Club with a complimentary glass of bubbles.  This will be followed by a 5 course dinner artistically created by their Executive Chef, with the last reservation at 8.30pm.

After dinner, you can dance the night away at Deep Lounge & Nightclub with DJ Felix until 3am.

The cost of the Gala Dinner is $130 per person, plus gratuities.  For The Deep, the entry fee is a $40 per person, or $20 per person for Lido diners.  Advance bookings only so reservations are essential.

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




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





3-3-1 Restaurant Promotion at Fairmont Southampton – October 4th to December 23rd

**NEW  Wine Tasting at Thyme – October 25th

Now That’s What I Call a Quiz – October 26th

Learn Differently 2017 School Fair – October 26th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Man’s Impact on Bermuda with Dr. David Wingate – October 26th

Special Halloween Haunted History Tours – October 26th to October 31st

Masterworks Haunted Museum – October 27th

Curing Cancer with Comedy – October 27th

Impact Mentoring Academy Potluck Fundraiser – October 27th

Back in ‘D’ Day Costume Party – October 27th

**NEW  Exhibition Opening at BSoA – October 27th

**NEW  Hallowe’en Haunted House – October 27th

Bermuda Quilters Guild Quilt Show – October 27th and 28th

Bermuda National Trust FarmFest – October 28th

BUEI Children’s Halloween Party – October 28th

Touchstones That Speak to Us – October 28th

An Isle So Long Unknown: A Spooky Halloween Show for Children and Adults – October 28th

Youth Library Haunted Library – October 28th

**CANCELLED**  Dress Diabolical Dinner Event – October 28th

Bermuda Fashion Festival: Mask’d Masquerade Ball – October 28th

Yelloween at The Princess Beach Club – October 28th

Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 28th

**NEW  2nd Annual Bermuda’s Strongman Competition – October 28th

**NEW  BMRC Halloween Ride and Fun Day – October 28th

Bermuda Botanical Society Annual General Meeting – October 29th

Bermuda Fashion Festival: Evolution Retail Show – October 29th

4th Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament – October 30th

Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st

Twinkle Twinkle – starts October 31st

Halloween Dining Specials at Waterlot Inn – October 31st

Dress Diabolical Quiz Night – October 31st

**NEW  Halloween Dinner at Victoria Grill – October 31st



MOvember: Shave the Date – November 1st

Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

Building Your Brand – November 1st

Bermuda Fashion Festival: International Designer Show – November 1st

BUEI Films: Bermuda Premiere of Heal – November 1st

Global Entrepreneurship Month Proclamation – November 2nd

**NEW  Junior Boarding School Fair – November 2nd to 4th

Free Lunchtime Concert – November 3rd

Evening Wear Sale – November 3rd

Bermuda Fashion Festival: Local Designer Show – November 3rd

One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 4th

Bermuda Fashion Festival: Bermuda Fashion Expo – November 4th

**NEW  Family Fall Festival – November 4th

**NEW  Quiz Night – November 4th

**NEW  World Rugby Classic: Kick Off Party – November 4th

Skippy Kick – November 5th

**NEW  Royal Wrapsody – November 5th

**NEW  Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra: Autumn Classics Featuring Guest Violinist Mairead Hickey – November 5th

**NEW  World Rugby Classic – November 5th to 11th

**NEW  Form Follows Function – November 7th

XL Catlin Man on the Run 5K – November 12th

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Sage Femme – November 14th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

**DATE CHANGE Louis Latour 2015 Vintage Wine EventOctober 26th November 16th

RHM International Presents: Speak Up, Overcome, Survive – November 18th

Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning Open House – November 18th

**NEW  Somersfield Academy’s Peddler’s Porch Event – November 18th

Art with a Twist – November 21st

Thanksgiving at Cafe Lido – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Dinner – November 23rd

KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th

FoH/Hannover Re Walk and Run – November 26th

CTY Bermuda’s 12th Annual Math Olympiad – November 26th



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

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

The Bermuda School of Music presents: Joy to the World – December 15th and 16th

Art with a Twist – December 19th

Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th

**NEW  New Year’s Eve at Cafe Lido – December 31st



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



Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd



Free Lunchtime Concert – June 1st



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

 Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


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 


**NEW Bermuda Society of Arts – October 27th to November 14th

  • Edinburgh Gallery: Foliage to Fashion: Book Launch and Hat Exhibit by Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau
  • Onions Gallery: What is Old New Again
  • Studios A&B: BSoA Sessions: Life Drawing 


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard



Enjoy the rest of the week!











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