December 13th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Just to remind you again that next week is the final post of 2017, so don’t forget to submit any upcoming Bermuda Christmas and NYE events that you are hosting to the Submit Your Event section as soon as possible so that I can inform the masses!
The first post of 2018 will be on Wednesday, January 10th but events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section during this period.
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.
Caring for someone experiencing mental health difficulties can be challenging, so the Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Community Mental Health Services is hosting the Family Support Group: Meet the Junior Minister on Wednesday, December 13th.
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the KEMH 1st Floor Conference Room, across from the staff cafeteria, this family support aims to bring caregivers and families together for confidential support and understanding of one another. This will be a meet and greet with Junior Minister of Disability Affairs, Mrs. Tinee Furbert, JP MP and Mr. Chris Famous. JP MP, so you are invited to bring your questions.
This is a free event.
For more information, contact Winston Rogers on 249-3309.
There are four new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, December 15th.
The Members Winter Show, the last members show of 2017 can be viewed in the Onions Gallery.
A father and son show put on by Martin and Stratton Hatfield entitled, Same Same, But Different, will be showcased in the Edinburgh Gallery.
There will be a collection of beautiful water colour paintings by Ruth Vallis entitled Bermuda Retrospective in Studio A, while artist Charles Henry will be displaying a showcase of stained glass pieces in Studio A.
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, January 9th.
The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, December 15th.
Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bsoa.bm.
Offering a night off for parents to shop, dine, and relax, The Berkeley Institute Science Department presents Kids Night Out on Friday, December 15th.
From 5.30pm until 9.30pm in the The Berkeley Institute Staff Room, they will be catering to students in Primary 1 to Primary 6. Activities will include bingo, dance competition, crafts, half-court basketball and games, and a meal is included. The meal includes Chicken & Veggie nuggets, french fries, one juice box, popcorn, Make-your-own-ice-cream, and decorate your own cupcake. Snacks will be on sale. Teachers are SCARS-trained and CPR certified.
The cost is $25 per child and tickets will be on sale at the Berkeley Institute Front Desk Reception. They will be charging $1 per minute late fee per child after 9.30pm.
For more information, contact Ms. C. Burrows at 294-0370.
Need a safe, friendly and fun place to leave your primary school aged children while you indulge in some late-night shopping, or simply a night out? Then look no further, as Francis Patton PTA will be hosting a Glow Party on Friday, December 15th.
From 6.30pm until 9.30pm in the School Assembly Hall, your child will be entertained by DJ Coolie while dancing the evening away with friends. Two complimentary glow toys will be provided and additional glow toys may be purchased, in addition to food, drink and snacks. White attire is requested.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, or by calling 293-1840.
For more information, contact 293-1840.
The next in the series of BUEI Talks will be Bermuda Back from the Brink with Bob Richards on Friday, December 15th.
How did a six quarter recession in the US turn into a six year depression in Bermuda? Find out the answers to this and more in Bob Richards’ talk about his new book, Bermuda Back from the Brink. You will also have the opportunity to get a signed copy of Bob’s book – only a limited number of copies have been printed.
There will be a book signing from 7pm, before the lecture starts at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium, followed by a Q&A session. Please note the Harbourfront restaurant is closed for a private event.
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.
Grab a bargain at the extra edition of the monthly Peace Lutheran Car Boot Sale on Saturday, December 16th.
This last sale of 2017 will run from 9am to 2pm and promises wonderful bargains for Christmas, with so much to offer in the way of gifts. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, lots of household items, toys, DVDs, CDs, baby clothes, knitted items, and more. You can even enjoy a hot dog and cup of coffee while you shop.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.
Featuring Bermuda’s own Ravi Cannonier-Watson, BUEI Films presents The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 17th.
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
The film screening is at 3pm 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 $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students are are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event. Part proceeds to benefit Ravi Cannonier-Watson currently attending the Royal Ballet School.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 294-0204 or visit Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Fairmont Southampton promise that the best celebrations start with them, as they offer their Festive Dining Options for December 2017.
Firstly, you can make merry at The Waterlot Inn with a superb a la carte Christmas menu served from Friday, December 22nd until the 25th. On Christmas Day itself, you can celebrate at The Waterlot Inn with classic holiday cuisine.
Mediterra will also present festive fare on Christmas Day with a three-course prix fixe dinner for two. You can also choose to opt for offerings from the menu.
Alternatively, you can dine on casual seasonal fare at Boundary on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, while Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge will be serving a signature cocktail and crispy duck dinner on December 25th.
Of course, the Christmas Day tradition continues at Windows on the Sound with the holiday brunch buffet featuring all your favourites, plus Island classics and traditional goodies.
Brunch will run from 10.30am until 4pm while the restaurants will be open from 6pm until 9.30pm.
The prix fixe options are $99 for Waterlot Inn, $120 for Mediterra, and $65 for Windows on the Sound. Menus can be viewed at http://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/pdf/shp-holidaymenus-2017/ and reservations are strongly recommended.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
The Loren invite you to join them for their Christmas Eve Dinner: Feast of the 7 Fishes on Sunday, December 24th.
From 6pm until 9pm, you can enjoy a special four course menu of fish and seafood dishes.
The cost is $95 per person, plus 17% gratuities, and does not include alcohol.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 293-1666 or email@example.com.
Celebrate in style with Christmas Day Brunch at The Loren on Monday, December 25th.
Located at the resort’s Pink Beach Club, there are three seating times available – at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm – when you can enjoy a delicious brunch and special Christmas drinks.
The cost is $65, plus gratuities, and the Children’s Christmas Menu is $35, plus gratuities. There is also a special Christmas Room Rate of $395 for brunch guests.
For more information, or to make a reservations, contact 293-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chefs at the Hamilton Princess are here again to take the worry out of festive dining by letting you relax and enjoy Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner on Monday, December 25th.
For lunch, from noon until 3pm, they’ll be creating a mouth-watering buffet that can be enjoyed in two different venues – Marcus’ and Crown & Anchor. If you want to stay home all day and then join them for dinner, a special dinner will await you in Marcus’ from 6pm until 10pm.
The cost of Christmas Brunch is $65, plus gratuities. With selected beverages (house red, white and prosecco) included, the cost will be $95 plus gratuities. The cost of the Three Course Christmas Dinner is $85, plus gratuities
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or email@example.com.
With several options to welcome 2018, you can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Fairmont Southampton on Sunday, December 31st.
From 11am until 1am at Boundary Sports Bar & Grille, you can explore the delicious a la carte menu with a global hourly countdown from 8pm. Reservations are suggested and the specials for that evening can be viewed here.
From 6pm until 9.30pm, you can dine on a stunning gourmet 6-course meal crafted by the culinary team at The Waterlot Inn Wine Cellar Dinner or dine a la carte and enjoy live entertainment. The cost is $119, plus 17% gratuities, per person for the 6-course meal. Reservations are required and the set menu can be viewed here, while the specials for the evening can be viewed here.
Celebrate the New Year casually with a 4-course set meal for two or dine a la carte at Mediterra. The cost is $75, plus 17% gratuities, per person for a minimum of 2 people. Reservations are suggested and the menu can be viewed here.
Full a la carte menus and wine lists can be found at www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/dining.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Anchor Restaurant in Dockyard invite you to their New Year’s Eve Buffet on Sunday, December 31st.
Reservations are available from 6pm. Diners will be able to help themselves from the sumptuous buffet that will be open until 10pm. There will also be door prizes, party favours and a glass of champagne upon arrival.
The cost is $100, plus 17% grats.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-1345.
FourWays Restaurant and ÜberVida presents New Year’s Eve 2018 Dinner and Cruise on Sunday, December 31st.
The evening will begin with pre-dinner cocktails at FourWays Restaurant at 7.30pm, followed by a 5 course dinner at 8pm. After dinner, festivities will continue aboard Bermuda’s Celebration Yacht, ÜberVida. Boarding will begin at 10.30pm for a departure at 11pm sharp from Darrell’s Wharf.
With a countdown to midnight, you can bring in the New Year under the stars with fantastic views of Bermuda’s waters and Paradise Lakes. Music will be open format featuring all genres of dancing and fun party music, until the UberVida returns to Darrel’s Wharf to disembark at 1.30am.
You can also expect complimentary Moet Chandon Champagne upon arrival at FourWays Restaurant and the ÜberVida Yacht, party favours upon arrival at FourWays, and lots of amazing giveaways and prizes throughout the night.
The cost for the night is $200 and tickets are available from http://ubervida.net/events.
For more information, contact the UberVida at 236-2222.
441 Productions and Off Level present Ciroc the New Year on Sunday, December 31st.
From 9pm until 2am at the Pier 6 Passenger Terminal and Terrace, you can celebrate the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 with two rooms, an open bar and entertainment by DJ Rusty G, DJ Chubb, YGS, and DJ Jim Brown.
This event is sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, Rockstar Energy Drink, and Goslings.
Advance tickets are $100 and available from www.pTix.bm. There will also be a limited VIP section on the Terrace at a cost of $150.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
441 Productions & Rockstar Energy Drink present Rockstar New Year’s Eve on Sunday, December 31st.
From 9pm until 2am in the Pier 6 Hall, you can enjoy an open bar and live music all night, with entertainment by the original Homegrown bad and international retro rock review, Neon Nostalgic. Patrons will also have access to Ciroc the New Year.
This event is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, Goslings, Absolut Elyx, and Veuve Cliquot.
Limited advance tickets are $150 and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, or to enquire about bottle service for $200 a head, contact email@example.com.
If your night will just be getting started when the clock strikes midnight for 2018, then UberVida’s New Year’s Eve 2018 After Party on Monday, January 1st could be for you!
Bermuda’s Celebration Yacht, UberVida, will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 3am. From then until the boat returns to the dock at 5am, you can enjoy open format music and a cash/credit card bar.
Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased in advance from www.UberVida.net/events/.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Now in its 12th year of making your sides hurt with laughter, Just for Laughs Bermuda is returning to the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre from Thursday, January 11th until Saturday, January 13th.
Bermuda favourite, the legendary Alonzo Bodden is coming back to host for the 10th time, and is joined by Mark Watson (UK), Greg Proops (USA), and DeeAnne Smith (Canada), while Bermuda’s own Jonathan Young will open the show to warm-up your laughter muscles.
The Cabaret-Style Comedy Show will be at 8pm on Thursday, January 11th promises an elegant evening of world-class comedy with round tables of 4, 6 or 10, with optional drinks service and finger foods available at your table.
The Theatre-Style Shows will be on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th. There are three of these shows in total and showtime is at 9pm on Friday, and at 7pm and 10pm on Saturday. Please note that the 10pm show will be uncensored.
In addition to the weekend shows, you can also enjoy another extraordinary evening of comedy in a more intimate setting as Alonzo Bodden and Mark Watson share the stage in Double Bill at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Wednesday, January 10th at 8pm. Political satirist Jonathan Young opens the show.
Tickets are $89.95 for the cabaret-style show, $79.95, $89.95 or $99.95 for the theatre-style show, and $45 for Double Bill.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ComedyEvent.bm.
Attend an exciting event benefiting a great cause as WindReach’s popular Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser is back on Saturday, March 24th.
From 6.30pm at Windreach, you can join them for an evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions and the highly sought-after Working Title band.
WindReach is a fully-accessible, 4-acre facility located in Warwick featuring a multi-purpose Activity Centre, Petting Zoo, Therapeutic Riding Centre and inclusive playground. WindReach’s signature event, Denim & Diamonds, will support the unique Programmes that support over 200 individuals each week. Through Therapeutic Riding, Adaptive Sports, Life Skills and activities for older adults, WindReach serves individuals throughout the life cycle. Their vision is to celebrate all abilities. Their Programmes fulfill this through a person-centered approach to therapeutic and recreational activities that support participants with opportunities to achieve overall wellness, independence and joy. Denim & Diamonds will provide the much-needed funds to operate these essential and enriching Programmes for individuals with special needs.
Tickets are $150 per person (includes a cocktail and canapés hour and a buffet dinner with wine) and will be available for purchases at www.pTix.bm on January 19th.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-7878.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
St. George Skates – November 18th to January 28th
Decorate the BNG Christmas Tree – December 1st to 21st
Puss in Boots: Bollywood Style – December 7th to 16th
Late Night Shopping and Parents Night Out – December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 22nd
Happy 2 Hour Event with Drink Specials at Strykz Bowling Lounge – December 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Teddy Bear Tea – December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th
Christmas Shopping Drop Off – December 9th and 16th
Christmas Taste of Bermuda – December 10th and 17th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th
**NEW Family Support Group: Meet the Junior Minister – December 13th
Uncorked! Winter 2017 – December 14th
**NEW Kids Night Out – December 15th
**NEW Glow Party – December 15th
**NEW BUEI Talks: Bermuda Back from the Brink with Bob Richards – December 15th
The Bermuda School of Music presents: Joy to the World – December 15th and 16th
Snowball Party – December 16th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 16th
Somersfield Academy Choir Performance – December 17th
Deck the Halls of the Clocktower Mall – December 17th
Jay Donawa 5K Road Race – December 17th
The Annual Christmas Concert – December 17th
**NEW BUEI Films: The Nutcracker – December 17th
Art with a Twist – December 19th
**NEW Christmas Eve Dinner: Feast of the 7 Fishes – December 24th
**NEW Festive Dining at Fairmont Southampton – December 22nd to 25th
Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th
Christmas at Willowbank – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Brunch at The Loren – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner at the Hamilton Princess – December 25th
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve at Cafe Lido – December 31st
NYE at The Loren – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Willowbank – December 31st
New Year’s 2018 at Latin Rumbar – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve at Fairmont Southampton – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve Buffet at Anchor Restaurant – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve 2018 Dinner and Cruise – December 31st
**NEW Ciroc the New Year – December 31st
**NEW Rockstar New Year’s Eve – December 31st
**NEW UberVida’s New Year’s Eve 2018 After Party – January 1st
Polar Plunge New Year’s Day Beach Party – January 1st
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 6th
**NEW Just for Laughs: Double Bill – January 10th
**NEW Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret-Style Comedy Show – January 11th
2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: KPMG Front Street Mile – January 12th
**NEW Just for Laughs Bermuda: Theatre-Style Shows – January 12th and 13th
2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk – January 13th
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 20th
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd
**NEW WindReach’s Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser – March 24th
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 1st
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- Shepard Fairey: Rebel With A Cause at BNG – September 21st until further notice
**NEW Bermuda Society of Arts – December 15th to January 9th
- Onions Gallery: Members Winter Show
- Edinburgh Gallery: Same Same, But Different by Martin and Stratton Hatfield
- Studio A: Bermuda Retrospective by Ruth Vallis
- Studio B: Stained Glass work by Charles Henry
Enjoy the rest of the week!