October 4th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Good morning ladies and gents,
Here are the latest events that have been added to the Bermuda Calendar since last week. As always, be sure to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of the 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!
Back by popular demand, BUEI Films presents Manhattan Short Film Festival on Wednesday, October 4th.
From 7pm, you can watch 10 Oscar qualified short films and vote for the one you want to win. All ten films will be shown on the night and the total runtime will be 113 minutes.
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.
The cost is $15 for adults or $10 for students and tickets 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.
Fairmont Southampton loves locals, which is why it is now bringing back its popular 3-3-1 Challenge, running from Wednesday, October 4th until Saturday, December 23rd.
Simply enjoy three courses at any of the resort’s restaurants, three times between those dates and you will receive one complimentary night at Fairmont Southampton.
Choose from the resort’s popular restaurants, including Jasmine, The Waterlot Inn, the new Mediterra or, from November 1st, the newest sports bar in the West End – Boundary Sports Bar and Grille, and enjoy three courses – appetizer, entrée and dessert – to start earning your free one-night stay at Fairmont Southampton.
The offer is cumulative, so the more you dine, the more free nights you earn (dine 6 times get 2 free room nights, dine 9 times, get 3 free room nights, etc).
Terms and conditions apply.
For more information, visit Fairmont Southampton or call 238-8000.
Willow Stream Spa not only loves locals but is also going pink to celebrate breast cancer survivors with October Spa Specials starting on Saturday, October 1st.
If you’re a survivor, when you book a signature manicure or pedicure you’ll receive a very special spa gift and glass of bubbly with their compliments.
And to show teachers just how much they’re appreciated, all spa treatments are 30% off when you simply present your ID.
Plus everyone will receive 20% savings on Willow Stream’s most popular fall treatments all October long!
Appointments are available daily, from 8am to 8:30pm.
For more information, or to book an appointment, contact Willow Stream Spa at 239-6924.
As a UNESCO site, the Corporation of St. George (CSG) will be highlighting people within the St. George’s community at UNESCO World Teacher’s Day on Thursday, October 5th.
From 11am until 12.30pm in King’s Square, the CSG will honor two past teachers from St. George’s Preparatory School and East End Primary School. There will also be musical performances at this event.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 297-1532.
Introducing the first all-encompassing Mediterranean dining destination in Bermuda, Fairmont Southampton is scheduled to unveil their new restaurant, Mediterra on Thursday, October 5th.
This refined, shared dining restaurant promises to offer the essence of communal dining culture and landscape surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Making diverse old-world cuisine and Mediterranean dining culture available in Bermuda, the new restaurant will offer tapas and shared dishes, inviting guests to experience the dynamic flavours of the region, creating a sense of community with each ingredient.
From homemade pasta to signature land and sea dishes, the selections are bountiful, with a focus on authenticity. The menu features all-encompassing culinary flavors from the regions surrounding the Mediterranean: From the coasts of France and Italy in the North, to Greece and Turkey in the East, to the African shores of Morocco in the South, to Spain in the West.
In the Mediterranean region, sharing fresh food with loved ones, as well as living the values of hospitality and neighborliness by bringing people of all generations together around one table, mark common gastronomic rituals. Whether dining with a friend or a crowd, it’s hard to forget the essence and stories that make up the meal. In typical Mediterranean fashion, food is seen as pleasure and includes well-known regional ingredients, such as olive oil, bread and aromatic spices, and much more. Mealtime in the Mediterranean is traditionally treated as sacred quality time that is spent family-style.
The new restaurant promises to go beyond just cooking of the Mediterranean shores – at Mediterra, guests are in for a cultural immersion.
To bring the spirit of true connection to life, the beautiful Newport dining room, which previously played host to a gastropub, will offer a new communal dining table and “wine by the carafe” – the typical Mediterranean way of serving wine to share.
Mediterra will be open from 6pm until 9.30pm daily. Reservations can be made by calling 238-8000 or online on Open Table.
For more information, visit www.Fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/dining/mediterra/.
Bermuda Women’s Rugby presents Now That’s What I Call a Quiz, at Rumbar every Thursday from October 5th.
Starting 8pm each week throughout the month of October, they will host a Quiz Night with lots of prizes up for grabs and a grand prize at the end of the month for the overall winning team. There will also be food and drink specials on offer.
The cost is $140 per team, per week, or a special price of $400 for the month. There can be a maximum of 6 players per team.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
Get your next tattoo at the Inked Party: Hamilton Edition on Saturday, October 7th.
Starting 5pm at The Grand, exclusive tattoos by Holy Grail and artists from overseas will be offered at discounted prices, with drink specials from 10pm until! Music will be provided by DJ’s Supatone Sound and Black Knight Sound.
Tickets cost $5 for ladies or $10 for gents and will be available for purchase at the door.
Promising something different for your Saturday night, Freakwancy will be on Saturday, October 7th.
From Bangkok to Brooklyn and back again, Dizzle’s home and he’s brought eclectic sounds of the underground back with him. Come prepared to dance and don’t expect the Beatport or Billboard Top 100.
From 10pm until 2am at Muse Skybar, you can expect the best in U.K. Funky, Bass, Underground Hip Hop, Garage, Afrobbeat, Juke, Trap, Breakbeat, Grime, Jersey Club, Drum & Bass, TWRK, Baile Funk, House, and more. If it it has a dope bass line or funky drums, it’s fair game
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating with a weekend full of events, the Bermuda International Gombey Festival will begin on Thursday, October 5th and continue until Sunday, October 8th.
The festival kicks off with MASKulinity: Traditions of the Bermuda Gombey – Art Showcase Mingle, on Thursday, October 5th. From 5pm until 7pm at Bermuda Society of Arts, you can view a collection of Gombey-inspired arts. There is no cover charge although donations to BSoA will be greatly appreciated.
On Friday, October 6th, the Bermuda Heartbeats: Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture from 7pm at BUEI will be on the persistence of the tradition of masking in West Africa, Haiti and Bermuda. Click for full details.
Starting 5pm at Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 7th, is the Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase. This will take place in the Main Show Ring, so bring a blanket or chair and head to the hillside or bleachers to watch Bermuda’s 6 Gombey troupes display their passion and artistry, with special international guests. Refreshments will be available for purchase. There is no cover charge and the rain date for this event is Sunday, October 8th.
The festival ends with the Gombey Festival Weekend Sundowner, on Sunday, October 8th from 4pm to 9pm at Tobacco Bay. Hosted by Tobacco Bay and sponsored in part by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival Weekend Sundowner is your chance to mingle with local Gombeys and overseas guests in a laid-back acoustic environment with sun loungers, ambient bonfire, and DJ. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Tobacco Bay concession. There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 292-1681 or email@example.com.
BUEI Screens presents Lady Macbeth on Sunday, October 8th.
The film is set in rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
The film begins at 5:15pm 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 are $15 or $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.
The October edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing L’Ascension on Tuesday, October 10th.
Screening in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium at 8pm, this 2017 French adventure/comedy/drama with English subtitles is from the director Ludovic Bernard, starring actors Ahmed Sylla, Alice Belaïdi and Kévin Razy.
L’Ascension tells the tale of a young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience who decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he’d do anything for her.
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.
You are invited to a classy, contemporary and fun soiree at The Loren Hotel as Masterworks is Going Green on Saturday, October 14th.
This will be from 8pm until 11pm at the hotel’s Pink Beach Club, where you can drink cocktails, eat canapés, dance and have fun with your friends to support Masterworks in taking their museum off the grid to go green. This event will be a fundraiser to help raise the money to install LED lighting and Solar options to help with their consumption on the Bermuda Power grid, so you’ll be supporting this heritage stalwart and the environment whilst having fun in a beautiful setting.
Tickets cost $200 and can be purchased from Masterworks Museum, or online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 299-4000.
Join Scribbles Art Shack for Margarita Paint Night, on Friday, October 20th.
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at their premises on the 3rd floor of the Old Berkeley School, you can sip on margaritas (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) while you paint.
The cost is $55 per person, includes all art supplies, margaritas, salsa and chips. Space is limited so you are encouraged to register early by signing up at www.SignUpGenius.com.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 735-2399.
Wedco invites you to the West End for the Dockyard Boat Jumble Sale & Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 22nd.
From 11am to 4pm on the North Lawn in Royal Naval Dockyard, you can join to sell your marine/fishing related items or to peruse “new to you” items. There will be local vendors offering activities for kids, and you can vibe to the tunes of DJ Allstar, all whilst you sell and/or buy. As you enjoy the festivities, you can also visit the Bermuda Transport Museum which will be opening this weekend.
Event attendance is free. To have a table to sell your marine items, you must register at a cost of $25.
For more information, or to register as a vendor, contact email@example.com.
Red Steakhouse is proud to announce their Louis Latour 2015 Vintage Wine Event on Thursday, October 26th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you will be sampling 6 wines served with raclette cheese and cold cuts. Join them for dinner afterwards and you will receive a 15% discount on your food bill.
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased from www.pTix.bm or RED.
For more information, contact the restaurant at 292-7331.
It’s about to be the spookiest time of the year – and what better way to celebrate than by heading to Ye Olde Ghost Towne for a special Halloween Edition of Haunted History from Thursday, October 26th to Tuesday, October 31st.
Departing from The Book Cellar on Water Street at 8.30pm, this incredible, 75-minute walking tour and street performance will be super-special during the spookiest week of the year, with extra surprises, dinner deals, tricks and treats.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for kids under 16 and seniors over 65, and available from www.pTix.bm. You are encouraged to get your tickets soon as this event will sell out.
For more information, contact 705-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.HauntedHistoryBDA.com.
Calling all mummies, daddies and nannies – if your child is aged between 18 months and 5 years old and loves to have fun dancing, playing and singing, and you want to connect with other people with small children, then AOK Fitness Fundraising invite you to sign-up for their 5-week programme Twinkle Twinkle starting on Tuesday, October 31st.
This will run weekly from 10:30am to 11:15am at TAMA Dojo on Front Street, until November 28th.
The cost is $50 for the whole programme or $15 to drop in.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram/@aokfitnessfundraising.
Fairmont Southampton don’t believe that Halloween has to be the eeriest night of the year, so for less trick and more treat, head to the Waterlot Inn for delectable Halloween Dining Specials on Tuesday, October 31st.
No hocus pocus is needed for this sophisticated dining experience. For one night only they will be offering a special menu, featuring an appetizer of Baked Snails En Croute (6pc snails baked in herbed brown butter under a pastry puff dome) for $13, an entree of Smoked Ribeye (roasted corn succotash, candied Bermuda beets. dry-aged tallow mash) for $56, and a dessert Wedge of Pumpkin Pie (with chantilly cream) for $12. 17% gratuities apply.
Reservations are recommended and can be booked online at Open Table or by contacting the hotel on 238-8000.
For more information, visit www.WaterlotInn.com.
Now in its 7th Year, Restoration House Ministries International is proud to present their annual conference series: Speak Up, Overcome, Survive on Saturday, November 18th.
Doors to the Crawl Gospel Chapel Hall open at 9am, and the conference will wrap up at 4pm. This year’s topic “He Loves Me” will aim to find solutions to the abuse, violence and human trafficking encountered in our community. Their aim is to increase the dialogue around this relatively unspoken-about topic, bringing light to those who might be victims while finding solutions for how to stop this in our communities. Guest speakers Lynda Powell, Sharon Apopa and Laurie Sheill-Smith will provide insight and host interactive sessions to promote awareness and healing. There will also be a panel discussion with survivors and perpetrators. This conference can also provide Professional Development Credits. The official hashtag for this event is #SpeakupOvercomeSurvive.
Early Bird Tickets are $130 and available until October 21st. Thereafter, regular admission is $150 until November 4th. Tables of 8 are also available for $1000 or half tables of 4 for $520. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm – no tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow them on Instagram. @RHMInternationalBDA,
Enjoy a one of a kind dining experience as you enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido on Thursday, November 23rd.
Cafe Lido want you to let them do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving, featuring traditional dishes and the most decadent desserts, with the option of dining at Cafe Lido or taking home a full dinner for your family and guests.
Reservations are available from 6pm until 8.30pm and the takeout option should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.
The cost is $60 per person or $30 for kids under 10.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW BUEI Films: Manhattan Short Film Festival – October 4th
**NEW 3-3-1 Restaurant Promotion at Fairmont Southampton – October 4th to December 23rd
**NEW UNESCO World Teacher’s Day – October 5th
**NEW Opening of New Restaurant Mediterra at Fairmont Southampton – October 5th
**NEW Bermuda International Gombey Festival – October 5th to October 8th
**NEW Now That’s What I Call a Quiz – October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
The Wizard Of Oz in Bermuda – October 5th to 8th then 10th to 14th
**NEW DATE** Happy Hour for a Cause – October 6th
Zara Sunset Cruise with Boundless Bermuda – October 6th
Happy Hour at Marcus’ – starts October 6th
SPCA Whiskers & Wine – October 7th
Tiaras & Bow Ties – October 7th
**NEW Inked Party: Hamilton Edition – October 7th
**NEW Freakwancy – October 7th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th
**NEW BUEI Screens: Lady Macbeth – October 8th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: L’Ascension – October 10th
U.S. Boarding School Collective Symposium – October 10th & October 11th
Mount Saint Agnes Bazaar Country Fair – October 13th & 14th
Pour & Explore: A Taste Around the World – October 13th
Charman Prize Award Ceremony – October 13th
Voices For Hospice Concert – October 14th
Warwick Academy Disco 40 Event – October 14th
**NEW Masterworks is Going Green – October 14th
Bermudian Heartbeats: Our Earl is 100 Years Young! – October 19th
**NEW Margarita Paint Night – October 20th
2017 International Bermuda Dog Show – October 21st and 22nd
**NEW Dockyard Boat Jumble Sale & Family Fun Day – October 22nd
Art with a Twist – October 24th
**NEW Louis Latour 2015 Vintage Wine Event – October 26th
**NEW Special Halloween Haunted History Tours – October 26th to October 31st
Masterworks Haunted Museum – October 27th
Curing Cancer with Comedy – October 27th
Bermuda National Trust FarmFest – October 28th
Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st
**NEW Twinkle Twinkle – starts October 31st
**NEW Halloween Dining Specials at Waterlot Inn – October 31st
MOvember: Shave the Date – November 1st
Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st
One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 4th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th
**NEW RHM International Presents: Speak Up, Overcome, Survive – November 18th
Art with a Twist – November 21st
**NEW Thanksgiving at Cafe Lido – November 23rd
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
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
- Shepard Fairey: Rebel With A Cause at BNG – September 21st until further notice
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
- Plein Air Bermuda Show – September 10th to October 6th
- Davy Jones’ Locker – October 8th to November 24th
Enjoy the rest of the week!