November 22nd, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!


Another busy update for you this week – here are all the new events that have been added to the network of Bermuda calendars since last week.

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 – a basic listing is completely free!


In partnership with Two Rock Wines, enjoy a night of fine wine and gourmet cheese at A Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at The Loren on Wednesday, November 22nd.

From 6pm until 7.30pm in Maree Lounge, you can sample 3 sommelier recommended wines: Tyler Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2013, Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir 2015 and Betz “Clos de Betz” 2011.

Tickets are $65, which includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and cheese board, and are available from

For more information, contact The Loren Hotel on 293-1666.



Red Steakhouse and Bar call it Wine Wednesday, but they think that you’ll call it your favorite night of the week.

Cheers to a mid-week pick me up, as you can enjoy 20% off any bottle of wine on their wine list, all day every Wednesday.  Please note, this offer applies to bottles only, not glasses.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or


Fairmont Southampton loves locals and, to celebrate our local community, they are offering rooms from $199 per night during Thanksgiving to Bermudian residents from Wednesday to Monday, November 22nd to 27th.

Terms and conditions apply.  You can learn more about their entertaining Thanksgiving Programme here.

For more information, or to book your room, contact 238-8000.



Gather your family and friends and let Red Steakhouse and Bar do the cooking as you Celebrate Thanksgiving at Red on Thursday, November 23rd.

From 6pm, you can enjoy a prix fixe 3 course meal prepared by Red’s chefs.

The cost is $50, plus 17% gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or




Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Loren on Thursday, November 23rd.

From 6pm at the Pink Beach Club, you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving 3 Course Menu.  The starter is a choice between a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brioche Croutons or Kale and Caramelized NY State Apple Salad with Butternut Squash, Cranberry, Pecans, Maple Vinaigrette.  The entree choices are Roasted Bermuda Turkey (Brioche Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Pan Dripping Gravy), Local Catch (Celery Root Puree, Sea Beans, Chardonnay Emulsion), Chimichurri Rubbed Skirt Steak (Hand Cut Steak Fries, Béarnaise), and Butternut Squash Ravioli (Braised Greens, Pine Nut Sage Cream).  Dessert is a choice of pumpkin, apple or sweet potato pie with vanilla ice cream.

The cost is $50 per person, excluding alcoholic beverages and gratuity.

For more information, or to make your reservation, contact 293-1666.


In order to raise money for all those affected in the California wildfires, Gosling’s is hosting a California Wildfire Charity Wine Tasting on Friday, November 24th.

From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, all Californian wines will be tasted, along with canapés, door prizes and a silent auction.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from their Dundonald Street store or from  All proceeds from tickets and the silent auction will go to The Napa Valley Community Foundation.

For more information, contact


There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, November 24th.

In the Onions Gallery, you can come experience the power and creativity of the human mind with the 11th Annual MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition.  This will showcase arts, photography, crafts, and creative writing by people who use services at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute.

Art of the Gombey by Kelly Hunt is a collection of paintings of Gombeys and can be viewed in the Edinburgh Gallery.

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, December 12th.

The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, November 24th.

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

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


Grab a bargain at the St. Mark’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 25th.

From 9am until 2pm at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, you can expect lots of great bargains on offer including gifts, household items, Christmas items, new and gently used clothing, plants, toys, books, jewellery and home baked goods, including fruitcakes ready for Christmas.  Feed My Lambs Ministry Calendars for 2018 will also be on sale.

For more information, contact


Who needs Black Friday when you can get even better bargains while supporting good causes in Bermuda at Secondhand Saturday on Saturday, November 25th?

Secondhand Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after the US Thanksgiving Holiday. Its main purpose is to encourage locals, during the busiest shopping time of the year, to shop and support our charity thrift shops.

Participating stores include Bargain Box, Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop, The Barn, Dress for Success, Salvation Army Thrift Shop and Secondhand Rose.  Each shop will have their own in-shop promotions and specials so don’t miss out.  You are also encouraged to help to save the environment by bringing your own reusable shopping bag.

For more information, contact Suzanne at Bermuda Red Cross on 236-8253.


The Bermuda Society for the Blind (BSFB) are hosting a White Elephant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, November 25th and 26th.

This will run from 10am until 4pm on each of the days at Beacon House, on the corner of Dundonald Street and Cedar Avenue.

For more information, contact Sylvia Munro on 504-3050 or BSFB at 292-3231.




WEDCO invite you to join them in the Royal Naval Dockyard for the Festival of Trees from Saturday, November 25th.

Six schools have taken on a tree to decorate in hopes of winning top prize and it is up to you the voting public to choose who that will be.  The six schools participating are: Somersfield Academy, Purvis Primary, Gilbert Institute, St. David’s Primary, Saltus Grammar School and Mount Saint Agnes Academy.

Public voting is open between 10am on Saturday, November 25th and 2pm on Sunday, December 3rd.

You can see Lieutenant Colonel The Honorable David A. Burch OBE (Mil)ED, JP, MP crown the winners for the Festival of Trees at 4pm at the Mistletoe Market on Sunday, December 3rd.

Viewing of the trees will be open during normal Clocktower Mall hours (10am to 5pm) throughout the entirety of December.

For more information, contact



Enjoy an unforgettable night of dressed-up dining and dancing at the Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual St. Andrew’s Day Ball on Saturday, November 25th.

The event kicks off with a cocktail reception (cash bar) from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. You are then seated at 8pm for dinner, served after the Grand March and Welcome.

The five-course dinner with wine will be followed by the ceilidh portion of the evening (Scottish dancing), with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band. Afterwards, you can continue to dance the night away with DJ Felix Tod until 2am.

The moves are easily picked up on the night and a caller will be on hand to make sure that everyone is at least going in the right direction. There will also be a free practice run at the Spanish Point Boat Club in Pembroke on the Wednesday before the Ball (November 22nd from 7pm until 9.30pm). Not only will this show you the basics but it is a great night out in itself. The Ball is all about having fun while raising money for charity, so there is no need to stress about getting it absolutely right. This event always draws an international crowd, so is definitely not just for Scottish people!

Thanks to the very generous sponsorship from Butterfield & Vallis and Burrows Lightbourn Ltd, the ticket price has been reduced for 2017, so you have even more reason to come out and support the Society and their charitable causes.

Dress code is black tie and kilts are particularly encouraged.

Tickets are $150 each, including a welcome drink, five-course dinner with wine, and grats.

Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables (tables are either for 10 or 12 people). Ian Hind will be coordinating the seating arrangements and you can contact him at Raffle tickets will also be on sale on the night, so you could be going home with a fantastic prize.

For more information, visit


See the new animated Pixar movie while raising funds for a good cause at Coco: Movie Fundraiser for the Bermuda Gymnastics Association on Sunday, November 26th.

This will start at 10.15am at Speciality Cinema and the ticket price will include admission to the movie (rated PG), a small drink and popcorn.

Tickets are $20 and can be delivered anywhere between St. George’s and Hamilton.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards improving the equipment at the Bermuda Gymnastics Gym.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact


You are invited to come out for an afternoon of Wild Edible Vegan Christmas Tasters, BBQ and Shopping all at one location on Sunday, November 26th

From noon until 6pm at the World Heritage Centre, you can bring the whole family for a day of food and shopping, with a fun castle, craft station and much more.

There is no cover charge so the cost will vary depending on your selection of food and items you shop for.

For more information, contact Doreen Williams-James on 335-1958.




Back by popular demand, BUEI Screens invites you to a second screening of Viceroy’s House on Sunday, November 26th.

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.  This PG-13 rated drama has a running time of 106 minutes.

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.  Reservations are required.  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 each, $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 Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


You are invited to join the conversation and bring your stories, tips, and ideas to the TIPS Community Conversation: #MeToo on Monday, November 27th.

Two simple words became a rallying cry on social media to stand against sexual harassment and assault – Me Too. In the light of so many women identifying with #MeToo, it is clear the efforts of the past to safeguard the vulnerable and succor the survivor have not been met with great success. It is time to begin to address the behavior of the perpetrators.

From 6.30pm at the Coalition for the Protection of Children Building, 38 Mount Hill, you are invited to come work with them to develop strategies to change the paradigm.

To get to the Coalition For the Protection of Children Building (turquoise building), follow Underhill Lane (beside Arnold’s Grocery, St. John’s Road) around to the right. Parking is in the lot below the multi purpose turquoise building. You would then take the stairs to the right to Mount Hill side. The Coalition is the 2nd door on left.

This event is free and open to the entire community.  Seating is limited so you are asked to RSVP your spot at

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Mrs. Sylvia Hayward-Harris at


W.O.M.B. Bermuda invites you to come out in support of Bermuda’s female entrepreneurs at the WOMB Female Vendor Market and Tradeshow on Wednesday, November 29th.

From 6pm until 9pm at BAA Gym, this event is designed to showcase what Bermuda’s female entrepreneurs are doing in support of themselves and our economy, and will feature a variety of businesses, from crafters, retailers, authors, activity providers, and other service providers.  This is the first fair and trade show to showcase all female businesses and there will also be a raffle draw for participants.

Admission is free for the public.

For more information, or to express interest as a vendor, contact


Get your Christmas presents early this year by heading to Fairmont Southampton for your one-stop-shop experience at their Holiday Shopping Night on Wednesday, November 29th.

From 6pm until 9pm at Bermuda’s largest resort, you are invited to join this late night shopping opportunity and choose from their festive selection of Willow Stream Spa vouchers, cosmetic presents and scented candles, and special gifts from their shops from the Lower Lobby to the Mezzanine Level.

For more information, contact the hotel at 238-8000.


Bring your dinner and a blanket and join Bermuda National Library Youth Services for an evening of stories, music and magic at Family Story Night on Thursday, November 30th.

This will be from 5.30pm until 7pm in the Youth Library and dessert will be provided.

The cost is $5 per family and registration is required.

For more information, contact 295-0487.




The charming old town of St. George’s will be magical at the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout on Friday, December 1st.

Running from 6pm until 9pm, the excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Trust brings to St. George’s should not be missed.

There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments will be served at various locations marked on a map that will be distributed on the evening. Children can meet Santa and make Christmas crafts at the Edith Clair Spencer Hall.

The Trust’s Walkabout has become a popular community event with the generous support of volunteer musicians, dancers, singers and school groups marking the start of the Christmas season. The public are invited to explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the New World which will be decorated and candle lit for the event. Old favourites such as the Old Rectory, Samaritans’ Cottages, Reeve Court, Bridge House, Tucker House and the Globe Hotel will also be open on the evening. King’s Square will have a host of dancers and musicians for your entertainment.

This festive event is free.

For more information, contact or 236 6483, or visit


West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) invite you to join them in welcoming Local Choirs to Dockyard and supporting them during their live choir performances in the Clocktower Mall from Sunday, December 3rd.

On Sunday, December 3rd, Saltus Grammar School choir will be performing from 11am until noon, followed by St. David’s Primary choir from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.  On Sunday, December 10th, Warwick Academy choir will be performing from 11am until noon, followed by Purvis Primary choir from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.  Finally, on Sunday, December 17th, Somersfield Academy choir will be performing from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact


West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) invite you to attend their Mistletoe Market on Sunday, December 3rd.

From 1pm until 5pm on the North Lawn, you can enjoy over 20 local vendors in addition to the usual stores in Royal Naval Dockyard.

At the market you can enjoy music by DJ Allstar, free face painting, free Wipeout by Xtreme Sports and a performance by DanceSations School of Dance at 3pm.

Be sure to vote for your favourite in the Festival of Trees Competition as voting closes at 2pm. At 4pm, you can join them on the lawn to welcome Lieutenant Colonel, the Honorable David A. Burch OBE (Mil) ED, JP, MP, who will be announcing the winners of the Festival of Trees.

For more information, contact


Enjoy a lighthearted yet Biblical account of the meaning of Christmas at Christmas Musical on Friday, December 8th.

At 7.30pm at Heritage Worship Centre, Papa bear is awake and experiencing his first Christmas because of global warming. He is confused by the commercialism so the animals explain what the first Christmas was all about.

Tickets are $50 for Patrons, $20 for general admission, and a limited number of children’s tickets for $10, when accompanied by an adults.

For more information, contact 236-8549 or, or visit the Heritage Hall bookstore on Tuesdays or Fridays between 10am and 2pm.


Calling all book worms and green thumbs – you’re bound to find something you love at the Plant and Book Sale on Saturday, December 9th,

From 10am at St. George’s Historical Society at its museum on Duke of Kent Street, St. George’s, you can shop ’til you drop at this fundraising event for the museum.

For more information, contact




Corona and Nakternl Entertainment invite you to another night of pure electrifying house music, Housestyle Takeover on Saturday, December 9th.

From 10pm at The Grand on Church Street, you can dance the night away at Bermuda’s only true house music event.  This will the last one of the year so is sure to be an epic one. On the decks for this installment, they’ll have DJ Fozzy, resident DJ Mike Shawr and many more bringing you nothing but the latest in house music.  This event is sponsored by Corona.

Tickets are $10 in advance from

For more information, contact



Celebrate the season by running or walking to support the Bermuda Red Cross at MAAC’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, December 10th.

This is a 5K route, starting and finishing at Bermuda Air Conditioning at Mills Creek. Walkers will start at 8.30am, followed by runners at 9am.

New this year, they will have prizes for all age categories and they will also be bringing back the 2k Kids Race for 7 to 13 year olds but this time with a different route. This will start at 8.45am.

The race fee is $30 for the 5k Run/Walk and $15 for the 2k Junior Race. Registration is available on

For more information, contact Suzanne on 236-8253 ext. 223 or


Celebrate an unforgettable evening of live music and dancing with an open bar, New Year’s countdown, sparklers and so much more at NYE at The Loren on Sunday, December 31st.

There are three ticket tiers for you to choose from.

With the NYE Ticket, you can celebrate from 9pm until 1am at The Pink Beach Club, with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres (from 10pm until 11.30pm), a live band and DJ, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

With the VIP NYE Ticket, you can celebrate from 8pm until 1am at the Marée VIP Bar and The Pink Beach Club.  Again, this will also include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres (from 10pm until 11.30pm), a live band and DJ, and a Champagne toast at midnight.  Only 50 VIP tickets are available.

VIP Dinner NYE Tickets will include a three course dinner with wine pairings at Marée, as well as an open bar, hors d’oeuvres (from 10pm until 11.30pm), a live band and DJ, and a Champagne toast at midnight.  Only 60 VIP Dinner tickets are available.

For dinner, the starter options will be Presse of Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Guinea Chick Lobster Tail (Mulberry Jam, Hibiscus Gelée, Brioche Toast), Spiced Roasted Beet Salad (Local Greens, Blood Orange, Candied Pecan, Tucker’s Farm Goat Cheese), Lobster Bisque (Butter Poached Local Lobster, Vegetable Ash Crostini, Fines Herbs), or Caviar and Melted Leeks (Lacy Potato, Frothed Crème Fraîche, Micro Amarath).  For your entree, you can choose from Prosciutto Barded Rabbit Saddle (Parsnip Purée, Teenage Carrot, Cabernet Reduction), Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib (Pumpkin, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Salsify), Sourdough Crusted Rockfish (Sea Beans, Kale Chips, Beurre Rouge), or Pan Roasted French Cut Chicken (Whipped Potatoes, Crispy Bermuda Onion, Pan Gravy, Shaved Truffle).  Dinner will be finished off with a Dessert Trilogy of Pumpkin Panna Cotta, Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart, and Almond Cake, Gingered Pear Compote.

NYE Tickets are $150, VIP NYE Tickets are $200, VIP Dinner NYE Tickets are $300, and all are available from

For more information, and to enquire about overnight stay packages, contact The Loren Hotel on 293-1666.




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




Wine Tasting at Thyme – November 22nd

**NEW  A Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at The Loren – November 22nd

**NEW  Thanksgiving Specials at Fairmont Southampton – November 22nd to 27th

Thanksgiving at Cafe Lido – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cambridge Beaches – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Supper at Chapel of Ease – November 23rd

**NEW  Celebrate Thanksgiving at Red – November 23rd

**NEW  Thanksgiving at The Loren – November 23rd

**NEW  California Wildfire Charity Wine Tasting – November 24th

KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th

Car Boot Sale – November 25th

November Super Saturday – November 25th

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 25th

**NEW  St. Mark’s Car Boot Sale – November 25th

**NEW  Secondhand Saturday – November 25th

**NEW  St. Andrew’s Day Ball 2017 – November 25th

**NEW  White Elephant Sale – November 25th and 26th

**NEW  Festival of Trees: Public Voting – November 25th until December 3rd

FoH/Hannover Re Walk and Run – November 26th

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

Evening featuring Jane Farge in Concert – November 26th

**NEW  Coco: Movie Fundraiser for the Bermuda Gymnastics Association – November 26th

**NEW  Wild Edible Vegan Christmas Tasters, BBQ and Shopping – November 26th

**NEW  BUEI Screens: Viceroy’s House – November 26th

**NEW  TIPS Community Conversation: #MeToo – November 27th

**NEW  WOMB Female Vendor Market and Tradeshow – November 29th

**NEW  Holiday Shopping Night at Fairmont Southampton – November 29th

Coping With Grief – November 30th

**NEW  Family Story Night – November 30th



**NEW  Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 1st

Home-Grown Alternatives – December 2nd

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

Late Night Shopping and Parents Night Out – December 2nd, 8th 9th, 15th, 16th and 22nd

The Premier Presents: The Carifesta Showcase – December 3rd

**NEW  Saltus Grammar School Choir Performance – December 3rd

**NEW  St. David’s Primary Choir Performance – December 3rd

**NEW  Mistletoe Market – December 3rd

Christmas Taste of Bermuda – December 3rd, 10th and 17th

**NEW  Christmas Musical – December 8th

Living Life Together The Titus 2 WayNovember 18th December 9th

**NEW  Plant and Book Sale – December 9th

**NEW  Housestyle Takeover – December 9th

**NEW  5k Jingle Run/Walk – December 10th

**NEW  Warwick Academy Choir Performance – December 10th

**NEW  Purvis Primary Choir Performance – December 10th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

Uncorked! Winter 2017 – December 14th

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

**NEW  Somersfield Academy Choir Performance – December 17th

Art with a Twist – December 19th

Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th

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

**NEW  NYE at The Loren – December 31st



TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 6th

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

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

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th

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

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 20th



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


**NEW  Bermuda Society of Arts – November 24th to December 12th

  • Onions Gallery:  11th Annual MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition
  • Edinburgh Gallery:  Art of the Gombey by Kelly Hunt


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard



Enjoy the rest of the week!









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