January 17th, 2018 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Troops!


It may only be January, but there is still plenty being added to the Bermuda calendar!


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.


Back by popular demand, BUEI Screens invites you to a fifth screening of Viceroy’s House on Wednesday, January 17th.

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 7.30pm 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, $12 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.


There are two new exhibits currently open at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

The Onions Gallery, and Studios A and B will feature a fresh show for professional and aspiring photographers. The Members Photography Show calls upon artists to submit works of all genres and styles to be showcased to the public featuring exceptional works from member artists.

The Edinburgh Gallery features the exhibition, Focusing on Our Abilities, sponsored by the Government of Bermuda Ministry of Health Aging and Disability Services Works created by users of the K. Margaret Carter Center (KMCC), a government trained intellectual disability production center that provides vibrant, ability focused rewarding programs and training.  Users create art works and usable goods from various magazines that portray dominate colours.

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, February 6th.

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.


Why limit yourself to just an hour when you can enjoy 3? Every weekday it’s Happy Hour at Red Steakhouse.

From 4pm until 7pm, Monday to Friday, you can enjoy wines and beers for $6.50 or high balls for $5.50.

For more information, contact the restaurant at 292-7331 or redsteakhouse@redbermuda.com.





Red Steakhouse and Bar invite you to join them for an Early Bird Dinner Special from Monday to Thursday.

Simply dine with them between 6pm and 7.30pm and you can receive 15% off your bill.  Please note that you must ask for the discount to be applied, and that it cannot be applied to set menus.

This offer will continue until further notice.

For more information, contact the restaurant at 292-7331 or redsteakhouse@redbermuda.com.




Attention all New Year’s Resolutioners – looking to try something new in 2018?  Why not consider a fast and fun sport that is a great way to get fit by giving squash a try at Bermuda Squash & Fitness Club Open Night on Thursday, January 18th?

This will be from 6pm at the their premises on Middle Road in Devonshire (next to Somersfield Academy).  Better still, they have a new and attractive Membership offer.  For $150 per month, you can have 24/7 access to their 4 squash courts and gym, with no annual commitment. They’ll also add in a free squash lesson with one of their two world-class professional players just for joining in January 2018.

For more information, contact the Club Manager, Dave Elliott at davee@bermudasquash.com, call 292-6881, or stop by the Courts to check out the Club and fitness facilities.  You can also visit their Facebook Page or their website at www.BermudaSquash.com.


A local author, teacher, grandmother and much more shares her experiences with you at a Hands On! Talk by Shirley Pearman on Friday, January 19th.

From noon until 1pm at the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, this talk is based on Shirley’s book, Hands On! The Art of Traditional Craft and Play in Bermuda.

The talk is free and the book is $29.95.

For more information, contact Lyn on 541-6837 or 295-2487.


The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda invites members of the Bermuda community to their final Wrap-Up Session (commenced in 2017) on Environmental Issues on Friday, January 19th.

From 7.30pm at St. Theresa’s Church Hall, this event will focus on The Bermuda Perspective and will feature experts from the Bermuda Community who will offer advice on how to honor and save God’s Creation, right here at home.

Find out what’s happening in Bermuda, ask questions and “get involved” and become a part of the solution to save our planet! This is a Call To Action for all of us!!

Their special presenters are Chaplain Dr. Kevin Santucci who will talk about how we can become involved in the Garden Ministry project , grow our own food and learn about the value of community garden growing, right here in our island community.   Stratton Hatfield and Stuart Kriendler of Be Solar will answer questions about solar energy in Bermuda. How does it work? Is it viable? How can we start conserving energy and enjoying small give-backs? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed.  John Paul Skinner of Waterstart will educate the community about some of the issues affecting the sea around us and how we as community can do better to value, honor and support the waters protecting our island. .

This event is free to the public and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Nothing to do in winter?  Then you are invited to come hang with TonyB from The Big Chill at Bar Marée at The Loren on Fridays, January 19th and 26th.

From 9pm until midnight, you can enjoy great music, special cocktails and late-night snacks from their menus.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 293-1666.


You are invited to come, have fun, meet people and get some great bargains at the same time as the Peace Lutheran Church are back with their first Car Boot Sale of 2018 on Saturday, January 20th.

From 9am until 2pm, they are promising even better bargains, with lots of clothes and shoes for women, men, children and babies, we’ve got household goods, books, toys, DVDs, CDs, jewellery and lots more good stuff. Also while you are shopping, you can have a cup of coffee, a hot dog or hot soup.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.


Hosted by The Women’s Action Group, The Women’s March on Bermuda will be on Saturday, January 20th.

From noon at Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park), you are invited to join them to advocate for Women’s Rights.

The International Women’s March has become a bona fide movement. And to keep it going, we need to keep showing up. We need to show up for #MeToo. For #TimesUp and for each other.

This March will focus on even bigger, more systemic issues including that: 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted in her lifetime (as well as 1 in 6 men).#MeToo; women make up half of the country of the U.S.A but only 19% of Congress; women earn 79 cents to a man’s dollar, and that percentage drops to 63 cents for Black women and 54 cents for Latina women; and there are more anti-abortion laws on the books now.

None of the issues went away in 2017, but progress can be seen.  We need to let all of these women know that we have their backs in 2018 — and that means showing up.

This event is free to all and all women, men, and children are welcome.  You are invited to bring a blanket to sit on.

For more information, contact shaywardharris@tm.org.


Bermuda Folk Club are hosting their January Open Mic Night on Saturday, January 20th.

From around 8.30pm at Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant, all our musicians, and those visiting the island are invited to come sing/play.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact aley22166@yahoo.com.


Celebrate the weekend with some Finny, Live at Hog Penny every Saturday.

From 10pm until close each week, Bermudian singer-songwriter Finny (Chris Finsness) will perform a mix of cover songs from the 60’s to today, as well as his own original songs.

There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until further notice.

For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.



The Bermuda Botanical Society invite you to a Walking Tour of Cooper’s Island on Sunday, January 21st.

From 1.30pm, the tour will meet at the gate to Cooper’s Island Park and will visit the restored woodland, Well Bay beach and Well Bay Hill to see the restoration areas and watch for turtles, continuing to the tip of Cooper’s Island, including the wildlife watch tower on Fort Hill.  Parking is at Turtle Bay and the tour will be led by Alison Copeland.

The cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members and places are limited.

For more information, or to book a place, contact Jennifer at  jgflood@btcnet.bm or Helle Patterson at 293-0163.



BUEI Talks presents Spitfire Singh with Mike Edwards, MBE on Monday, January 22nd.

In 2007, British Airways pilot, Mike Edwards discovered a collection of WW2 aircraft locked away in a hangar in Delhi, India. Thus began a restoration and research project that resulted in Mike writing the book Spitfire Singh: A True Life of Relentless Adventure. Hear this fascinating account of how Harjinder “Spitfire” Singh and his cohorts overcame great challenges to become the unsung heroes of the Indian Air Force. Don’t miss this riveting presentation and the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book personally signed by Mike.

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.


Lean more about prevention and treatment options at a Cervical Cancer Talk and Panel Discussion on Thursday, January 25th.

From 5.30pm in Mrs. Richards Conference Room at Cedarbridge Academy, topics will include HPV Vaccination starting at age 11, Pap test starting at age 21 years, Pap and HPV co-test starting at age 30 years, and Cervical Cancer Treatments.  Panel guests are Dr. Richard Fulton (Pediatrician), Dr. Chris Fosker (Oncologist) and a Local Gynecologist.

This is a free event but you are asked to RSVP.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact events@chc.bm.



Help the community by being more helpful in a crisis with the Bermuda Red Cross’ Psychosocial First Aid Course starting on Friday, January 26th.

Bermuda Red Cross has identified the need to educate and train key persons in the community, due to the increase of anti-social behaviour and other critical incidents, to enable more people to be equipped to respond to these issues. It is their goal that certified participants will be included in our community response teams

This course will run over a 3-day period starting on Friday, January 26th and continuing on Saturday, January 27th and on Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd.  The class will run from 8.45am until 5pm each day.  Attendees must be able to commit to the full four days.  The deadline for booking is Friday, January 16th.

The cost is $250 per person, which includes all materials and refreshments.

For more information, or to register, contact 236-8253 ext 225 or education@bermudaredcross.com.


If you have purchased one or more of the newly published books, The Diamond Trap, Twins To One, or Miss Underwood (or are planning to) then why not head to The BookMark at Brown & Co to have them signed by the author Audrey McLean on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th

From noon until 2pm on the Friday and from noon until 3pm on the Saturday, you are invited to bring any of her books that you have already purchased for signing, or purchase on the day.

The Diamond Trap and Twins To One are being sold for the set price of $19.95, and Miss Underwood is being sold for $17. All three books can be purchased at The Bookmart at Brown and Co, Bermuda Bookstore, Nubian Nook Bookstore, Caesar’s Pharmacy, Somerset Pharmacy, and Robertson’s Pharmacy.

For more information, contact Martin Buckley, Manager for the BookMart at Brown and Co, at 279-5439.


D.R.E.A.M. Girls Club proudly presents a Step-By-Step Painting Workshop on Saturday, January 27th.

From 11am until 2pm at the Youth Library, art supplies will be included for this gombey-themed class.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

For more information, contact Margaret Giloth at 734-4034 or margaterose07@yahoo.com.




A stylish start to 2018, the Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper, will be at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club on Saturday, January 27th.

A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns, author of many famous poems and songs. A few examples include Auld Lang Syne (yes, the one we all sing at New Year), To a Mouse (the phrase “the best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley” comes from this poem) and Tam O’ Shanter (considered by many to be one of the best examples of the narrative poem in European literature). You do NOT have to be a literary buff to enjoy this, you just have to enjoy delicious food with entertaining toasts and speeches.

The pre-dinner cocktail reception (cash bar) will be from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, with the five-course dinner beginning at 8pm.

The ticket price is $125 per person and available from ihind@cityhall.bm

The link to the event on Facebook is here and it usually sells out in advance so you are advised not to delay in getting your tickets.

For more information, including details on confirmed speakers and the menu, visit www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com.


Get your flashlights ready and join Friends of Hospice for their second annual Memorial Moon Walk on Wednesday, January 31st.

From 6.30pm at Chaplin Bay Beach, walkers will have a chance to walk and reflect on the lives of your loved ones along the trails from Chaplin Bay to Horseshoe Bay and back. The rain date is set for the following evening, Thursday, February 1st.

Registration will begin at 6pm at a cost of $5 per walker.

For more information, contact Friends of Hospice at 232-0859 or info@hospice.bm or visit www.pTix.bm.



The Bermuda Boys’ Brigade and Church Girls’ Brigade are holding their  2018 Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash on Saturday, February 10th.

From 10am to 4pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall and car park in Paget, you can browse stalls with baked goods, books and DVDs, “Nearly New” goods, plants, toys, “Take a Chance” and White Elephant.  There will be a fun castle and archery available on the field.  Lunch will also be offered with the usual assortment of delicious homemade soups, chili, hotdogs, hamburgers, codfish balls and chicken wingettes.

The Car Wash is $20 for small and regular sized cars and $25 for large cars and vans.  Funds raised will help the Brigades to run their programmes, buy their badges and supplies, and pay for outings, etc. for their 40+ boys, aged from 6 to 18 years old.

For more information, contact sheilasemos@gmail.com.


Bring the girlfriends and enjoy a night out during the Movie Premiere Weekend of Fifty Shades Freed, the last of the Fifty Shades Series on Saturday, February 10th

The reception will start at 4.30pm at Eateries in the Washington Mall, followed by the movie screening at 6.15pm at Specialty Cinema. You can also try your smarts on trivia and your luck on the 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes 2 drinks, appetisers and the movie ticket.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Suzanne on 236-8253 or fundraising@bermudaredcross.com.


Come jump, swing and bounce with Bermuda Gymnastics in St. David’s at their February Break Camp from Wednesday to Friday, February 14th to 16th

Based at their St. David location, they offer a number of exciting activities for campers aged 5 to 11 to participate in and have fun while learning gymnastics.  They will also enjoy crafts, games and more.

Full Day registration is from 9am until 4pm, with early drop off at 8.30am and late pick up at 5.30pm included.  Half Day morning Registration is from 9am until 12.30pm, with early drop off at 8.30am included.

The cost is $185 for Full Registration and $125 for Half Day Registration for the 3 days of camp.

For more information, visit www.BermudaGymnastics.bm.


Add a little Golf Love to your Valentine’s celebrations at Island Kaddy’s Valentine’s Couples Tournament on Thursday or Friday, February 15th and 16th.

With a 7pm tee-off, they promise the perfect fun Date Night. The event will be played over 9 holes of the chosen golf course and this will be a Team Best Ball Net game, meaning that it will take the best score on each hole from the players, with the player’s handicap taken into account for scoring purposes.

The cost is $30 per person, or $5 for members, with sign up by February 12th.

For more information, or to sign up, contact info@islandkaddy.com or visit www.islandkaddy.com.


Friends of Hospice invite you to join them for their Annual Hearts, Hats and High Tea event on Saturday, February 24th.

From 2pm until 5pm at the Fairmont Southampton’s Windows on the Sound, the tea includes dainty sandwiches and petit fours, entertainment by Tony Bari and Gita Blakeney-Saltus, door prizes; and, of course, a hat contest. Tables of up to 10 people are available.

As the charity arm of Agape House, the island’s only inpatient facility for the terminally ill, all proceeds from the Tea will directly benefit the hospice and the patients and their families who they serve.

Tickets are $75 per person and must be purchased by Wednesday February 21st at 3pm.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Friends of Hospice at info@hospice.bm or 232-0859, or visit www.pTix.bm.


Enjoy some uplifting music for a good cause at the Mix’d Up Gospel Concert 2018: A Fundraiser In Aid Of Lorraine Rest Home on Saturday, February 24th.

From 7.30pm at the Bermuda Institute, this event will feature some of Bermuda’s best and untapped talent.

General admission is $30.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-5152.




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



St. George Skates – November 18th to January 28th

**NEW  BUEI Screens: Viceroy’s House – January 17th

WOMB Holiday Party – January 18th

Book Signing and Presentation at BNL with Dr Sean O’Connell – January 18th

**NEW  Bermuda Squash & Fitness Club Open Night – January 18th

Winter Makeup Classes – January 19th

**NEW  Late Nights with TonyB – January 19th

**NEW  Hands On! Talk by Shirley Pearman – January 19th

**NEW  Environmental Issues Wrap-up Session: The Bermuda Perspective – January 19th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Red Hot Chilli Pipers – January 19th and 20th

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 20th

Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – January 20th

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – January 20th

**NEW  Women’s Action Group: Women’s March on Bermuda – January 20th

**NEW  Bermuda Folk Club January Open Mic Night – January 20th

**NEW  Bermuda Botanical Society Walking Tour of Cooper’s Island – January 21st

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Spitfire Singh with Mike Edwards, MBE – January 22nd

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Cann Sisters Piano Duo – January 22nd and 24th

**NEW  Cancer Talks: Cervical Cancer – January 25th

**NEW  Late Nights with TonyB – January 26th

**NEW  Psychosocial First Aid Responders Course – starts January 26th

**NEW  Audrey McLean’s Book Signing – January 26th and 27th

**NEW  A Step-by-Step Painting Workshop – January 27th

**NEW  Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper – January 27th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Jonathan Butler – January 27th and 28th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: On Stage Performance with special guest Shun Ng – January 30th

Once in a Blue Moon – January 31st

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Jeremy Frith and Friends – January 31st

**NEW  Memorial Moon Walk – January 31st



Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton – February 2nd and 3rd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Lehár’s Merry Widow – February 3rd

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Rhythmatic – February 5th and 6th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: BalletX – February 9th and 10th

**NEW  2018 Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash by Bermuda Boys’ Brigade and Church Girls’ Brigade – February 10th

**NEW  Fifty Shades Freed – February 10th

**NEW  Bermuda Gymnastics February Break Camp – February 14th to 16th

**NEW  Island Kaddy Valentine’s Couples Tournament – February 15th and 16th

Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – February 17th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Baskerville By Ken Ludwig – February 20th and 21st

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: David Gonzalez Storyteller in Sleeping Beauty – February 23rd and 24th

**NEW  Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 24th

**NEW  Mix’d Up Gospel Concert 2018: A Fundraiser In Aid Of Lorraine Rest Home – February 24th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Kerri Dietz & The Halcyon Quartet – February 26th and 27th



Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Puccini’s Tosca – March 4th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Ferio Saxophone Quartet – March 6th and 7th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Donizetti’s L’Elisird’Amore – March 10th

Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – March 21st

WindReach’s Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser – March 24th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Puccini’s La Bohème – March 24th



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Rossini’s Semiramide – April 7th

Bermuda Breeze USTA Championship Tournament – April 11th to 15th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Mozart’s Cosìfan Tutte – April 21st



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Verdi’s Luisa Miller – May 19th



Free Lunchtime Concert – June 1st

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Massenet’s Cendrillon – June 2nd



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

 Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


**NEW  Bermuda Society of Arts – January 12th to February 6th

  • Onions Gallery and Studio A & B:  Members Photography Show
  • Edinburgh Gallery:  Focusing on Our Abilities



Enjoy the rest of the week!











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