November 29th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!


The madness of the season has officially begun – there’s definitely no shortage of things to do in Bermuda in December!

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!


Wine Down Wednesday has moved to Victoria Grill and Rum Bar on Victoria Street for the winter.

From 5pm until 9pm, they promise the #1 mid-week social in the City of Hamilton with a rich open bar experience, including wine, prosecco/champagne and mulled wine.  Your evening will be protected from the seasonal elements by the retractable awnings and heat lamps as well as the spacious indoor bar and restaurant options.  Music will be courtesy of DJ Ego Clash.

This event is sponsored by VinoTokens, Total Pro, Goslings, Victoria Grill and Rum Bar, and will run weekly until March 28th.

The event costs $25 per person.

For more information, or to enquire about hosting your birthday or staff party at Wine Down Wednesday, contact the event coordinator at


Enjoy some live music with a tropical twist as Robert Symons will be providing Steel Pan Entertainment at Cafe 4 from Tuesday to Thursday, November 28th to 30th.

From 11.30am until 2pm at Cafe 4 in Windsor Mall on each of the days, you can expect ambient easy listening steel pan entertainment for your dining and listening pleasure.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, visit


Looking for special Christmas gifts and a convenient way of shopping? Promising a stress-free one-stop shop for all your festive gift needs, Bermuda’s largest resort have got you covered, with a variety of options for Willow Stream Spa Specials and Christmas Gifts at Fairmont Southampton in the run-up to Christmas.

Spa to Town:  From December 6th until the 23rd, you can pop by Clarien Bank at 32 Reid Street in Hamilton between 9am and 4pm from Mondays to Fridays, and 9.30am until 1.30pm on Saturdays to pick up your gift or restaurant certificate.

Drive Thru Gift Certificate Pick-up:  Prefer shopping in the West End? You can also drive up at the bellman at Fairmont Southampton’s lobby entrance, quoting your voucher number, to pick up any certificates, 7 days a week, from 8am to 9pm daily.

Spa Gift Voucher Offers:  Spend $600 on Gift vouchers and get $100 for you to spend on any Spa treatment in January or February.  Spend $200 on Spa Gifts and receive a Joya candle for yourself, with their compliments.  Spend $500 on spa gifts and receive a Daisy London Chakra bracelet with their compliments.

Terms and conditions apply, and there is a limited availability of offers.

For more information, contact Willow Stream Spa at 239-6924.


Saltus Performing Arts Department invite you to their winter concert, Carols for All, on Thursday, November 30th.

From 7pm at St. John’s Church in Pembroke, they will be showcasing the talents of the concert band, senior orchestra, Saltus Singers, wind band, stringendo and big band on the night. We will be performing a wide selection of music, including Christmas classics and, as always, there will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation.

Admission to the concert is free.

For more information, contact Cathy Carreiro at



The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) has once again presented another beautiful show at the 2017 Wreath Show and Silent Auction, running from now until 7pm on Thursday, November 30th.

The show, on exhibit just outside of Gibbons Home store in the upper level of the Washington Mall, features 38 creative one-of-a-kind wreaths.  The exhibit is open during regular Washington Mall hours, from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am until 5.30pm.

Silent bids on all Wreaths will be accepted for the duration of the Show on the Bermuda Society of Interior Designers Facebook page.  Bids left in the onsite bid book will also be reflected on this page.  You can also vote for your favourite.  The wreath with the most Likes will win a Fans Favourite Prize.

All starting bids are $50 and increments of $10 would be appreciated.  All proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Protection of Children and the BSID Scholarship Fund.

For more information, contact 292-6041 or


Join BUEI Talks and ADARA for a special evening of stunning imagery, laughter and storytelling as they present Climbing for Kids on Thursday, November 30th.

Come hear from the brave Bermudians who recently trekked through Nepal to raise funds for Adara Development, as well as Robert Zuill, who spent five weeks in Nepal, filming and documenting Adara’s projects as a gift to Adara for their 20th anniversary. Come hear their stories of humor and heartbreak as they share their experiences of meeting the communities Adara works with in Nepal.

The lecture starts at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium.  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.


Strykz Bowling Lounge invite you to their Happy 2 Hour Event with Drink Specials every Friday in December, starting on Friday, December 1st.

From 6pm until 8pm each week, you can enjoy free admission, free food, guest DJs, and of course, bowling, as well as drink specials on all selections of beer, rum swizzle, mixed drinks and wine coolers. Security will be enforced.

For more information, contact 297-2727 or





Join Principal Kalmar Richards, CedarBridge Academy Students, Alumni and Staff in celebrating 20 years of excellence in the arts at CBA Goes Platinum on Friday, December 1st.

From 7pm in the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, performers will include Shardae Lee, Amaya Philpott, NeoApex, Brothers In Music, the Alumni Choir, Theatre Noir, De Onion Patch Crew as well as CBA’s Concert Band and String Ensembles.

General Admission is $20 and Patron Tickets are $50.  Tickets available at the school.

For more information, contact 296-5665 or



The Hamilton Princess are offering a chance for youngsters to have some fun while making someone else happy at their Teddy Bear Tea on Saturdays, Decembers 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, and Sundays, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th.

From 3pm until 5pm in Crown and Anchor, you can treat your kids to a special afternoon tea and have them bring along a teddy bear or stuffed animal that will be donated to the Salvation Army.  They all go to helping less fortunate kids enjoy Christmas too.  Of course, Santa will also be there to hear what your kids would like to find under the tree on Christmas Day.

The cost of the Teddy Bear Tea is $29, plus gratuities, while the Teddy Bear Tea with a Teddy donation is $20 plus gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or email


Come dance, sing and ball out to your favorite sweet tunes and hear the hottest dub plates of the 90s and early 2000s, Kings of Clayhouse: Part 1 on Saturday, December 2nd.

From 11pm until late at Devonshire Rec Club, they guarantee 100% satisfaction at this 90’s dancehall reggae party featuring, from NY, the big juggling machine, King Addies playing alongside two of Bermuda’s veteran champion sounds, Souljah 1 (Magic) and OGS Genesis (Snake).  There will also be an early warm up by Lava Rock from JA.

The first 20 ladies will receive a free WKD drink and there will be Stoli vodka drink specials all night long.

Limited early bird tickets are $15 and available from or $25 at the door.

For more information, contact One Love Promotions at 333-1843.


You are invited to come and buy or sell at a Car Boot Sale on Sunday, December 3rd.

This will run from 10am until 3pm at the New Venture House Parking Lot on Mill Creek Road (same location as FedEx) and all proceeds from rental spots will be going to support a family in need with a Christmas hamper.

The cost is $25 to reserve and rent a spot.

For more information, contact Fawn Wade at or



Find out if you and your child can benefit from It Takes Two To Talk: For Parents of Children with Language Delays on Monday, December 4th.

The talk will run from 6pm until 7pm at Apex Allied Health in the SE Pearman Building on Par-la-Ville Road.

The It Takes Two to Talk Programme is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. Parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.

The It Takes Two to Talk Programme teaches you, step-by-step, how to become your child’s most important language teacher.

This information session is free but you are asked to RSVP so that they have an idea of numbers.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-2739.


The U.S. Consulate in partnership with CURB is hosting a Public Forum featuring special guest Mr. Hilary Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy on Wednesday, December 6th.

From 7pm at BUEI, the event will feature remarks from Mr. Shelton on ‘fulfilling our commitments to equal opportunity and equal protection’ followed by Q&A from the audience.

This event is open to the public.

For more information, contact


Avoid the crowds and come after hours for BUEI Holiday Shopping Nights on Tuesdays, December 5th and 12th, and Saturday, December 9th.

From 5pm until 7pm, you can find unique gifts from their gift shop and from a selection of local vendors while enjoying complimentary egg nog. The best part is free gift wrap and free parking.

For more information, contact 294-0205 or


BUEI Talks presents Shark Bait with Seán O’Connell on Tuesday, December 5th.

Come out for an entertaining evening with Seán O’Connell, the Guinness book record-setting swimmer, who battled tides, shark fins and fatigue to complete the first non-stop swim around Bermuda.

There will be a book signing from 7pm, before the lecture starts at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium.  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.


It’s that time of year again – the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) presents Puss in Boots: Bollywood Style from Thursday, December 7th to Saturday, December 16th.

The Miller is finally set to retire and hands his mill over to his oldest daughter, his elephant to his youngest and his cat to his “head in the clouds” son. A cat? Well, this is one very special cat and he’s going to try to help his new owner achieve his dreams of marrying the beautiful princess. But, there’s a very bad man waiting in the wings to get the princess into his own clutches.

Will he succeed? Will someone be able to slay the horrible ogre that is wreaking fear and havoc all through the kingdom? Will the young couple be able to be together or will the evil Vizier thwart all their plans? Will the Dame finally find the man of HER dreams on the stage or in the audience? You’ll just have to come to the show to find out….

This is an original production by the creative team of Carol Birch and James Burn, who together have penned previous Bermuda Pantomimes such as Snow White and the Seven Sisters, The Firebird and Sleeping Beauty.

Showtime is at 7pm from December 7th until December 16th, with 2pm matinee performances on December 9th, 10th and 16th.  There will be no evening performance on Sunday, December 10th.

Tickets are $35 and are available from

For more information, visit


L’Alliance Française des Bermudes invites all members of the public to its traditional Christmas celebration, Cocktail de Noel on Friday, December 8th.

From 6.30pm at a private residence in Paget, you can enjoy seasonal music by the BSM Senior Youth String Orchestra and Christmas Carols with Tony Bari.  A Christmas buffet will be included with foie gras and Sauternes.

The cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members, and includes drinks.  Spaces are limited and tickets are available at Pulp & Circumstance.  Only cash or cheques will be accepted.

For more information, or to RSVP and get directions, contact



Grab a bargain at the monthly Peace Lutheran Car Boot Sale on Saturday, December 9th.

This will run from 9am to 2pm and promises lots of bargains for everybody, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, DVDs, CDs, household items, plants, and gifts.  You can even enjoy a hot dog and cup of coffee while you shop.

Due to the popularity of their Car Boot Sale and overwhelming demand, they will be doing another Car Boot Sale the following week on December 16th, so mark your calendars.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho 747-3377.


To raise funds for the Vernon Temple AME Church Dance Ministry to attend an educational workshop, there will be a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, December 9th,

The sale will take place in the Vernon Temple AME Church parking lot from 10am until 3pm.  Registration forms are available on request or at the church office.

For more information, or to rent a spot, contact the church office at 238-1178 or Patty Flood at 799-3685.


NOVA Mas International presents Fête de Noël, Annual Holiday Party, on Saturday, December 9th.

From 10pm at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant, you can come and toast the holiday season while vibing to the latest and greatest hits in Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, and Afrobeats.

This event will feature DJ Puffy (the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion), Riggo Suave, DJ iBreeze and Mista Genius.  Bottle service is also available.

Tickets are $35 in advance from and more on the door.

For more information, contact 707-NOVA (6682).


Bring the kids to enjoy Santa’s Workshop on Sunday, December 10th.

From 1pm until 5pm in the Victualling Yard in The Royal Naval Dockyard, kids can enjoy free Jon Faulkner Gallery ornament painting, free cookie decorating, free snow mountain slides, free human bowling by Xtreme Sports, free inflatable archery by Xtreme Sports, free bouncy castle for under 5’s and free facepainting by B3X Designs. There will even be snow at 4pm.  You can visit with Santa in the Frog & Onion from 1pm to 3pm and then see elves in the Workshop.

At the same time, parents can enjoy the Motorcycle Show by Bermuda Classic Bike Club, also in the Victualling Yard.

After this event finishes at 5pm, don’t forget to walk over to Dolphin Quest to sing Carols with the Dolphins while they dance and have free hot chocolate and s’mores.

For more information, contact 239-0518,, or visit


Presented by The Rosalie B Johnson Women’s Missionary Society, Carols at the Chapel will be on Sunday, December 10th.

From 5pm at Heard Chapel AME Church, this special programme will celebrate the birth of the Saviour through song.  Featured musicians will include Rev. Dennis Symonds (Organ) / Bro. Clarence “Tootsie” Bean (Drums), Pastor Rev. D. Terry Hassell, and Sis. Lynn Simmons RBJWMS President.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact the church office on 292-3949 or Bonnie at


Journey to Me presents Finding Your Voice Through Forgiveness: An Inspirational Experience with Transformation Coach, Samantha Smith on  Wednesday, December 13th.

From 6pm at Charities House, this will be an interactive look at the importance of forgiveness in the journey to self-love, self-discovery, articulating your message and manifesting your dream. You will walk away with a clear understanding of what it means to forgive and practical steps to get started moving towards the life of freedom you desire.

Tickets are $10 and are available from

For more information, contact


Get into the spirit of the season at Deck the Halls of the Clocktower Mall on Sunday, December 17th.

From 2pm until 5pm, you can take a browse around the Clocktower Mall and enjoy some Photo Booth fun, cookie decorating and Scribbles Art Shack Pop Up.  You may even see an elf and if you do, be sure to ask for a candy cane.

While you’re in the mall, don’t forget to check out the Festival of Trees.

​There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact






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

**NEW  Steel Pan Entertainment at Cafe 4 – November 28th to 30th

WOMB Female Vendor Market and Tradeshow – November 29th

Holiday Shopping Night at Fairmont Southampton – November 29th

Coping With Grief – November 30th

Family Story Night – November 30th

**NEW  Saltus Winter Concert: Carols for All – November 30th

**NEW  BUEI Talks presents: Climbing for Kids – November 30th



Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 1st

**NEW  Happy 2 Hour Event with Drink Specials at Strykz Bowling Lounge – starts December 1st

**NEW  CBA Goes Platinum – December 1st

Home-Grown Alternatives – December 2nd

**NEW  Kings of Clayhouse: Part 1 – 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

**NEW  Teddy Bear Tea – December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th

The Premier Presents: The Carifesta Showcase – December 3rd

Saltus Grammar School Choir Performance – December 3rd

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

Mistletoe Market – December 3rd

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – December 3rd

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

**NEW  It Takes Two To Talk: For Parents of Children with Language Delays – December 4th

**NEW  BUEI Holiday Shopping Nights – December 5th, 9th and 12th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Shark Bait with Seán O’Connell – December 5th

**NEW  Public Forum – December 6th

**NEW  Puss in Boots: Bollywood Style – December 7th to 16th

Christmas Musical – December 8th

**NEW  Cocktail de Noel – December 8th

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

Plant and Book Sale – December 9th

Housestyle Takeover – December 9th

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 9th

**NEW  Car Boot Sale at Vernon Temple AME Church – December 9th

**NEW  Fête de Noël – December 9th

5k Jingle Run/Walk – December 10th

Warwick Academy Choir Performance – December 10th

Purvis Primary Choir Performance – December 10th

**NEW  Santa’s Workshop – December 10th

**NEW  Carols at the Chapel – December 10th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

**NEW  Finding Your Voice Through Forgiveness: An Inspirational Experience – December 13th

Uncorked! Winter 2017 – December 14th

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

Somersfield Academy Choir Performance – December 17th

**NEW  Deck the Halls of the Clocktower Mall – December 17th

Art with a Twist – December 19th

Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th

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

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


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


**NEW  BSID Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 15th to 30th


Enjoy the rest of the week!









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