January 31st, 2018 Bermuda Calendar Update
Well, since Love Month starts tomorrow, it’s probably a great time to point out one of the new filter categories on the Calendar View page – Date Night! Hopefully, this will make it a bit easier to plan out which Bermuda activities and events are best to go to with your special someone, but I’d love your feedback. The filter categories can be found to the right of the calendar, if viewing on a desktop, or below it if viewing on a mobile device.
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 sixth screening of Viceroy’s House on Thursday, February 1st.
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.
The National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February.
This is a gift from the NMB Board of Trustees to encourage residents to explore 500 years of local history and culture in Bermuda’s largest fort.
For four decades the National Museum, a non-government and not-for-profit, has been a steward of Bermuda’s cultural heritage, championing its preservation through collecting practices, exhibitions, restoration projects, conservation, research, publications, education and archaeology. Located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Museum spans 15-acres with eight Grade I listed buildings, including the award winning Commissioner’s House.
With over 80,000 artifacts in its collection relating to all aspects of Bermuda history, the Museum exhibits on a range of diverse topics such as: Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and Azores, trans Atlantic slavery and slavery in Bermuda, Bermuda’s defence heritage, shipwrecks and early settlement, the building of Dockyard, local watercraft, the Bermuda Race and much more.
Don’t miss marveling at the 1000 square foot mural by local artist Graham Foster, exploring the collection of local watercraft and taking in the spectacular views along the ramparts. Let adventure and fun reign supreme in the whimsical Museum Playground and Playhouse complete with educational interactives and a 70ft giant moral eel.
NMB is a Bermuda Registered Charity (No 136) and is open everyday from 10am until 5pm, with last admission at 4pm.
To take advantage of this opportunity, Bermuda residents should bring proof of residency such as driver’s licence or utility bill.
For more information, visit http://nmb.bm/visit or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions about whether vaccination is safe? Are you about to have a child and wonder what your options are? Then you may be interested in attending Let’s Have a Conversation about Vaccination with Mel Dupres on Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th.
From 2pm until 4.30pm on the Saturday or from 11am until 1.30pm on the Sunday, Mel Dupres, Homeopath, Yoga Instructor, & Health Care Advisor, will be at Bermuda National Library to host a discussion, film and Q&A surrounding the adverse effects of vaccination and the alternate choices available.
The cost is $20 and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Mel Dupres at 519-0612 or email@example.com, or Lisa Martin at 299-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strykz Bowling Lounge invite you to their First Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 4th.
Hosted by DJ Keem of Vibe 103.3, pre-games starts at 2pm with Happy Hour drink prices during the game. You are encouraged to wear your team jersey. Food will be available and you can also expect giveaways.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact 297-2727 or email@example.com.
Fairmont Southampton invite you to a Super Bowl Party at their new Boundary Sports Bar and Grille on Sunday, February 4th.
From 5pm at the former Bacci venue, you can cheer for your favourite team, while enjoying stadium seating with XXL TVs, and a fun, lively atmosphere. This event will also feature wings, nachos and beer, with BBQ Brisket and Sandwiches on special.
Boundary is the newest sports bar in Bermuda’s West End, located at Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Club. The dress code is Smart Casual.
There is no cover charge and no reservations are required, so it is first come, first served.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Mariners RFC invite you over for an unforgettable afternoon/evening of fun, food, friends and championship football at their Super Bowl Sunday Blowout on Sunday, February 4th.
This event kicks off (pun intended) at 6pm in the Mariners Club, and the party will go into the night. You can come and watch the biggest game of the year while enjoying authentic food, party games (beer pong, flipcup, squares, shuffle board and corn hole) and revelry with some truly boasty people. Although doors to the main hall of the Mariners’ Club will be open at 6pm, the small bar will be open with games set up from 2pm if you want to get there earlier.
There is no cover charge.
The Hamilton Princess invite you to join them as they pair local beers from On de Rock Brewery with a special C&A menu at their new weekly Beer Pairing Quiz Night, starting on Monday, February 5th.
From 8pm until 10pm at Crown & Anchor, they’ll feature their own Hamilton Princess Peach IPA, along with On de Rock IPA and Honey Ale. Add this to all the fun of their Quizmaster Mike Bishop (with the chance to win lunch, brunch and dinner gift certificates) and a great evening is sure to be in store.
This event will continue weekly until March 26th.
There is no fee to participate in the Quiz and the cost of the Beer Pairing is $45, which covers a three course dinner and three beers.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in building your confidence, growing as a leader and improving your communication skills, then Bermuda Toastmasters invite you to their Mix ‘n’ Mingle on Tuesday, February 6th.
From 5.45pm until 7pm at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, you can find out more about Bermuda Toastmasters and how they support each other in building the confidence to speak publicly.
There is no cover charge and no need to RSVP.
For more information, contact Shonette at email@example.com.
Spot some familiar local faces and sights on the big screen at a showing of Bermuda feature film Maternal Secrets (aka Mother Of All Secrets) on Thursday, February 8th.
This one-off screening will be at 6.15pm at Specialty Cinema. When a US state senator goes missing on vacation in Bermuda, his pregnant girlfriend Aubrey searches for answers. What she learns is his estranged mother is on the island and knows more about the disappearance than she is letting on. Directed by local filmmaker Lucinda Spurling, this movie was filmed on-island in 2017, so features a number of Bermudian actors, resorts and attractions.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children, $9 for seniors, and available at www.SpecialityCinema.bm. Under Advanced Ticket sales, select February 8th as the date to see online ticket options.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the distinguished patronage of Bishop Stephen Jones and Mrs. Jones, The Somerset Brigade Band celebrates its 88th Anniversary with the 2018 presentation of the Festival of Music on Saturday, February 10th.
From 7.30pm in the the St. James Church Hall, Sandys, the community band will perform show tunes with big band sounds, traditional marches and gospel tunes. Featured soloists will include Chantelle Berkeley (Vocalist) and Wilbur Brangman (E Flat Bass).
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Reginald Tucker at 519-4490 or email@example.com.
For more information, contact the Bandmaster, Ellsworth Bean at 704-7856 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Swan’s Running Club invites you to become a legend by participating in its Legends Race Series, starting on Sunday, February 11th.
The aim of the Legends series is to celebrate Bermuda’s race legends and to keep their contribution to running alive. There are 4 events that are part of this series
Participants within the series must participate in a minimum of three (3) of the four (4) races. First overall Male and Female winners will receive $500 and Legends Trophy. There will also be trophies for first male and female in each age categories. All finishers of the series will receive a legends t-shirt and medal and be eligible for the Grand Prize Draw – entry, flight and hotel to the largest 10K in the world, Atlanta Peachtree 10K on July 4th, 2018.
The first race in the series will be the Ed Sherlock 10K Run on Sunday, February 11th. This will take place at Southampton Rangers Club at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
The Ray Swan Flat 8K will then take place on Sunday, March 25th. This will take place at West Pembroke School at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
Next, the Ludwig Cann 10K will be on Sunday, April 8th. This will take place at Astwood Park at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
Finally, the “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K will be on Sunday, May 6th. This will take place at the Police Recreation Club at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
The cost is $100 for all 4 races in the series. Registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com.
For more information, contact Keith Smith at 335-0001
The February edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Un Homme a la Hauteur (Up for Love) on Tuesday, February 13th.
Screening in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium at 8pm, this French comedy/romance with English subtitles is from director Laurent Tirard, starring Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira,and Cedric Kahn.
A lawyer dating a dashing, wealthy architect four and a half feet tall gets ribbed by her family, employees and jealous ex about his stature. The running time is around an hour and 38 minutes.
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.
Is there anything more romantic than sharing a candlelit dinner with the one you love? Celebrate your love in one of Hamilton’s top dining rooms, decorated in a classic, contemporary style, as you enjoy Valentine’s Day at Red Steakhouse and Bar on Wednesday, February 14th.
From 6pm, the 3-course menu offers choices in each course — main courses include: beef wellington, fresh local Rockfish, and a surf and turf. The full menu can be found on their website at www.RedBermuda.com and will also be offered on Saturday February 17th.
The cost is $75 per person, with wine pairings available for an additional cost of $25 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the restaurant at 292-7331 or email@example.com.
Toastmasters invite you to join them at their Evaluation Workshop on Tuesday, February 20th.
From 5.45pm at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, you can learn tips and techniques for improving your active listening skills, receiving and providing constructive feedback, and the art of mentoring from Experienced Toastmasters DTM Kimberley Caines, DTM Corville Hylton, TM Ebony Fray and TM Sharon Bailie.
This is a free event and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, contact Shevanese@hotmail.com.
The Bermuda Youth Parliament will convene at the 2nd Annual Bermuda Principles Impact on Splicing Conference on February 22nd.
The basis of the debate is the ethical issues surrounding the use of HeLa cells in scientific research. HeLa cells are unique cells that have been used in medical research since the 1950s. They have led to medical breakthroughs in various areas such as cancer, the polio vaccine, and the study of the AIDS virus. They have even been used in outer space research.
The only issue is that the cells belonged to Henrietta Lacks, a young mother who sadly succumbed to cervical cancer. She did not give consent, nor her family, to the use of her biological material.
Do breakthroughs in medical research override the laws of owners rights?You are invited to come and join them for this tantalizing debate by our talented young parliamentarians.
This will be from 7pm until 8.30pm in the Poinciana Rooms at the Fairmont Southampton. There will be a light snacks reception held from 6.15pm until 6.45pm in the Poinciana foyer for ticket holders only.
All proceeds of this event will go towards sponsoring five 16 to 18 year olds to travel to South Africa over the summer to conduct science workshops to local school children on genetics. They will learn the complete research process and will conduct authentic research both in Bermuda and South Africa under the supervision of Dr Carika Weldon and Dr Melissa Butler of the Bermuda Principles Foundation Fund.
Early bird tickets are $10 for under-18s and $25 for adults, going up to $15 and $35, respectively, after February 12th. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact Dr Carika Weldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raising funds for two local charities, the International Women’s Club of Bermuda (IWC) presents the opening night of their Annual Art Exhibition on Friday, March 9th.
Each year the members of The International Women’s Club of Bermuda create and donate one-of-a-kind works of art and photographs to be sold at their annual Art Exhibition.
All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local charities, Bermuda Educational Network and The Bermuda Islands Association of The Deaf.
The opening Gala will take place from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at The Gallery in the Chubb Building on 17 Woodbourne Avenue.
The exhibit runs until March 23rd and The Gallery is open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, for viewing and purchases.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Louise Foden-Pattinson on 703-3996.
Under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency The Governor John Rankin CMG, you are invited to Havana Nights at the Hamilton Princess on Friday, March 9th.
The evening will begin with cocktails in The Princess Ballrooms at 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm and dancing to Working Title. You can also win fabulous prizes from the 3-Tiered Tombola Tables and be ready to bid during their Live Auction. Dress code is Smart Casual and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $200 per person which includes a welcome drink and a glass of wine with a 4-course meal. Corporate Tables are available upon request.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-8253 ext. 223 or visit www.pTix.bm.
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary of junior races, the KPMG Round the Grounds Running Race will take place on Sunday, March 11th.
Held at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, this annual event is for runners aged 4 to 18 years old. The first race starts promptly at 1pm with the 4 year old girls. There will be a new race route for 2018. Children’s activities will be provided by Masterworks with refreshments and other activities available. Parking is available at the Tucker property on South Road.
The entry fee is $10 and you can register online at www.RaceDayWorld.com. You can also download the entry form here. Number pick-up, including late entries, will be on Saturday, March 10th at Masterworks from noon until 2pm.
For more information, contact the Race Director on 531-0303.
Michael Ramsden of RZIM will be speaking on the topic, Is Christianity Inherently Arrogant? on Thursday, March 15th.
This will begin at 7.30pm at the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. An open question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Tickets are available for free on www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Once in a Blue Moon – January 31st
Memorial Moon Walk – January 31st
Corange Science 2018 Public Forum – January 31st
**NEW National Museum of Bermuda Free for February to all Bermuda Residents – February 1st to 28th
**NEW BUEI Screens: Viceroy’s House – February 1st
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton – February 2nd and 3rd
Sue Elkind: The Power of Practice Yoga Workshop – February 2nd to 4th
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Lehár’s Merry Widow – February 3rd
**NEW Let’s Have a Conversation about Vaccination with Mel Dupres – February 3rd and 4th
**NEW Strykz First Annual Super Bowl Party – February 4th
**NEW Super Bowl Party at Boundary Sports Bar and Grille – February 4th
**NEW Super Bowl Sunday Blowout – February 4th
**NEW Beer Pairing Quiz Night at Crown & Anchor – start February 5th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Rhythmatic – February 5th and 6th
Education Pathways: High School and Beyond – February 6th
**NEW Bermuda Toastmasters Mix ‘n’ Mingle – February 6th
**NEW Maternal Secrets Screening (aka Mother Of All Secrets) – February 8th
Senior’s Valentine’s Tea – February 9th
Fifty Shades Freed Premier Fundraiser – February 9th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: BalletX – February 9th and 10th
Fifty Shades Freed – February 10th
Hamilton Lions Annual Raffle and Gas-O-Rama – February 10th
Port Royal Primary PTA Fair – February 10th
**NEW Somerset Brigade Band Festival of Music – February 10th
23rd Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament – February 11th
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ed Sherlock 10K Run – February 11th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Un Homme a la Hauteur – February 13th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Menu at Red – February 14th and 17th
Bermuda Gymnastics February Break Camp – February 14th to 16th
Island Kaddy Valentine’s Couples Tournament – February 15th and 16th
Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – February 17th
Bermuda National Trust Annual Plant and Bake Sale – February 17th
Chinese New Year Celebration 2018 – February 17th
30th Annual P.A.L.S. Family Fun Walk and Run – February 18th
Diploma in Wood Technology Information Session – February 20th
**NEW Toastmasters Evaluation Workshop – February 20th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Baskerville By Ken Ludwig – February 20th and 21st
Pechakucha Bermuda Volume 22 – February 22nd
**NEW 2nd Annual Youth Parliament Science Ethics Debate – February 22nd
Bello Mania Circus – February 22nd to 24th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: David Gonzalez Storyteller in Sleeping Beauty – February 23rd and 24th
Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 24th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Kerri Dietz & The Halcyon Quartet – February 26th and 27th
Bermuda National Trust Annual Auction and Jumble Sale – March 1st to 3rd
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: The Mountaintop by Katori Hall – March 1st to 3rd
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Ferio Saxophone Quartet – March 6th and 7th
**NEW Havana Nights – March 9th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Playing By Air – March 10th and 11th
**NEW 20th Anniversary KPMG Round the Grounds Running Race – March 11th
**NEW Michael Ramsden: Is Christianity Inherently Arrogant? – March 15th
Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – March 21st
WindReach’s Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser – March 24th
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ray Swan Flat 8K – March 25th
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ludwig Cann 10K – April 8th
Bermuda Breeze USTA Championship Tournament – April 11th to 15th
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
Bermuda Society of Arts – January 12th to February 6th
- Onions Gallery and Studio A & B: Members Photography Show
- Edinburgh Gallery: Focusing on Our Abilities
**NEW IWC Art Exhibition – March 9th to 23rd
Enjoy the rest of the week!