February 14th, 2018 Bermuda Calendar Update
Happy Hearts Day, Kids!
Here are the latest island events to warm your hearts this Valentine’s Day. And speaking of Valentine’s Day, whose idea was it to schedule Ash Wednesday on the same day this year?? Now I can’t take advantage of the post-V Day chocolate sales, like I usually do!
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.
Looking to do something different this Valentine’s Night? If so, then Scribbles Art Shack are putting an artsy spin on it at Valentine’s Night with a Twist on Wednesday, February 14th.
Promising a perfect night out on the town, you can surprise your partner, bestie, or family member with a non-traditional Valentine’s Day celebration.
From 6.30pm, you can create artwork with guided instruction from their in-house artists and create your own personalized bath salts.
There are also several add-ons available, including a personalized Caricature created by “Carlos Santana” (high demand request), Cheese and Fruit Platter by Graze & Treats, and Decorate your own (4 pack) Cupcakes.
You are invited to bring your own food and drinks, enjoy the atmosphere within their vibrant space, while creating art for your home while you create memories that last a lifetime.
The cost is $95 per couple, with the add-ons starting from $35.
For more information, or to book online, visit https://occ.sn/ojhzovat and use promo code ARTLOVE18.
Enjoy 7 days of art activities at Family Week at Bermuda National Gallery from Monday, February 12th to Sunday, February 18th.
BNG is hosting many fun-filled art activities for families and children in the community during the school mid-term break. BNG values family time through creative expressions and art-making.
On Wednesday, February 14th, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day @BNG with an Art Talk with Ruth E. Thomas (former teacher and Bermuda’s first cultural officer) at 11am. The Talk will focus on Bermudian traditions, including love, courtship and marriage. This event is free and space is limited.
On Thursday, February 15th, you are invited to a Reading of Woolcock’s Wonders in the Children’s Gallery at 10.30am. This is free to all children; all children will receive a Peter Woolcock booklet. Space is limited so you are asked to book in advance.
On Friday, February 16th, you can complete the BNG Scavenger Art Hunt and spend time with your family and friends exploring the exhibition, The Power of Art. Every child receives a gift. This event is free to all children.
On Sunday, February 18th, you can visit the BNG Sculptures in the Queen Elizabeth Park on Par-la-Ville Road in the City of Hamilton. Post a photo of your favourite sculpture to Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook using hashtag #BNG.
For more information, contact Ms. Dany Pen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Spread the love, at Your Heart’s Desire Charity Art Auction on Wednesday, February 14th.
From 8pm at Cosmopolitan Night Club, you are invited to come support Bermuda College’s Students, Alumni and Faculty Art, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda.
For more information, visit https://yhdesire.wixsite.com/artauction.
Take advantage of an opportunity to develop your skills as the Youth Leadership Workshop starts on Thursday, February 15th.
From 5.45pm in the OHU (Operational Health Unit) Boardroom, upstairs in the Community Education Office on the Corner of Court and Front Street, this eight session workshop is designed to enable participants to develop their communication and leadership skills through practical experience.
The program will run for 8 weeks beginning February 15th and concluding on April 12th.
There is no cost and all youth are welcome.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Bermuda Historical Society invite you to join them as Andy Bermingham will speak on Bermuda’s Prisoners of War in Bermuda over the centuries on Fridays, February 16th and 23rd.
From 11am at the Bermuda Historical Society, there will also be many items from the Boer prisoners held on the Great Sound Islands in 1901-1902.
The book Boer Prisoners of War, written by Colin Benbow, is on sale for $10. Also by A Bermingham, Bermuda’s Military Rareties is available at a revisited priced of $10, as well as other books.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact the Bermuda Historical Society on 295-2487.
Couldn’t get away on Valentine’s? Looking for an opportunity to take that much needed break? Then send your 5 to 12 year olds to Francis Patton PTA’s Valentine’s Glow Dance on Friday, February 16th.
Doors to the school assembly hall open at 6.30pm and they will be entertained by popular DJ Markie T of Vibe103, while enjoying the company of friends and dancing to the tunes they all love.
Entry is $10 and includes 2 complimentary glow sticks. Additional glow sticks will be on sale, along with hot dogs, juice boxes and snacks.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for a bargain, the place to be is the Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, February 17th.
From 9am until 2pm, they’ll have all sorts of items ranging from clothing, household items, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, jewellery, shoes, gift items and so much more. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, a hot dog or soup while shopping
For more information call Carol Carvalho 747 3377.
Masterworks invite you to Off The Wall: A Free Form Art Event on Saturday, February 17th,
From 8pm until midnight, they promise an all-out DJ art party that you won’t want to miss. This event is for those aged 18 and over.
Tickets are $30 and include one free drink.
For more information, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
King’s-Edgehill School are returning to Bermuda to continue their meetings with prospective families and reconnect with current and past families as King’s-Edgehill School (Canada) in Bermuda on Monday, February 19th.
If interested in learning more about how you can give your child a private boarding school education in Canada, then families can just show up at the Hamilton Princess Hotel between noon and 2pm or 4pm and 8pm or they can schedule an appointment.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-790-7250.
If you enjoy playing games such as Scrabble, Boggle, Yahtzee, Rummikub and Dominoes, then you may be interested in the Games Gatherings at Wesley Methodist Church, starting on Wednesday, February 21st.
All are welcome to join them for an afternoon of fun and friendship from 3pm until 5pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Admission is free and light refreshments are served.
For more information, contact 236-4971.
Don’t miss out on the next wine tasting in their popular series in partnership with Two Rock Wine Company as The Loren presents a Northern Rhone Wine Tasting on Thursday, February 22nd.
From 6pm until 7.30pm, you can enjoy select Northern Rhone wines and culinary delicacies at Marée Bar at The Loren.
Tickets are $65 and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 293-1666.
In honour of Black History Month, the Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host a Movie Screening of Marshall on Thursday, February 22nd.
From 6pm at Bermuda National Library, Marshall tells the story of a young courageous lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, during one of his first major cases as counsel for the NAACP. In a conservative Connecticut, Marshall teams up with young Jewish lawyer Samuel Friedman to defend a black chauffeur who has been charged by his employer – a wealthy socialite- of sexual assault and attempted murder.
Admission is free. Due to limited seating, guests will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, contact Bermuda National Library on 295-2905 or Camille Haley on 278-7502.
Come out and join the fun at the Quiz Night at Wesley Methodist Church on Saturday, February 24th.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the general knowledge quiz night starts at 7pm. Desserts and beverages will also be available for sale with prizes to be won for the top three teams.
The cost is $10 per person for teams of up to 6 people.
For more information, or to sign up, contact email@example.com or 236-4971.
The Honorary Austrian Consul for Bermuda and The Bermuda International Film Festivals Purpose Trust are hosting A Special Film Screening of The Last Salon on Saturday, February 24th.
This will start at 7.30pm in the Trudeau Ballroom of the Hamilton Princess Hotel. The Last Salon by Joachim Dennhardt is about Austrian Sissy Strauss, a renowned opera star of the NY Metropolitan Opera. The film recently won the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award and is a tribute to her Last Salon in New York and returning to her hometown in Vienna. The film is a musical and colorful view into her spectacular townhome and the experience of the famous Viennese Salons.
The ticket price includes a welcome drink, canapés, chamber orchestra music, film screening and door price. Seating is limited and a cash bar will be available from 7.30pm until 11pm.
Tickets are $50 and available from www.pTix.bm or 293-3456.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You asked for it, they deliver – Bonfires and BBQs is back for its Winter Edition on Thursday, March 1st.
From 7pm until 11pm on Front Street, between Burnaby and Parliament Streets, you can enjoy some BBQ action as the area is transformed into a melting pot of fire and S’mores. Enjoy live music by local favourites Olivia Hamilton, Island Teazza and Working Title. There will be vendors on hand serving up your favourite delicacies and have a go at Bermuda’s official game, Crown & Anchor.
This event is for attendees aged 18 and older and ID is required. The rain date will be Friday, March 2nd.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, visit www.CityofHamilton.bm.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
National Museum of Bermuda Free for February to all Bermuda Residents – February 1st to 28th
Valentine’s Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton – February 14th
Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day @BNG: Art Talk with Ruth E. Thomas – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Night with a Twist – February 14th
**NEW Your Heart’s Desire Charity Art Auction – February 14th
Valentine’s Day Menu at Red – February 14th and 17th
Bermuda Gymnastics February Break Camp – February 14th to 16th
**NEW BNG Reading of Woolcock’s Wonders in the Children’s Gallery – February 15th
**NEW Youth Leadership Workshop – starts February 15th
Island Kaddy Valentine’s Couples Tournament – February 15th and 16th
Black Panther Experience with Impact – February 16th
French Cooking Class – February 16th
**NEW BNG Family Scavenger Art Hunt – February 16th
**NEW Valentine’s Glow Party – February 16th
**NEW Bermuda’s Prisoners of War – February 16th and 23rd
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
Canvas Art and Cupcake Creating Class – February 17th
MIX Saturday Sip and Paint Valentine’s Workshop: Two Flamingos – February 17th
The Next Greatest: Fight Night – February 17th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – February 17th
**NEW Off The Wall: A Free Form Art Event – February 17th
30th Annual P.A.L.S. Family Fun Walk and Run – February 18th
**NEW BNG Sculptures in the Queen Elizabeth Park – February 18th
Diploma in Wood Technology Information Session – February
**NEW King’s-Edgehill School (Canada) in Bermuda – February 19th
Toastmasters Evaluation Workshop – February 20th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Baskerville By Ken Ludwig – February 20th and 21st
**NEW Games Gatherings – starts February 21st
Pechakucha Bermuda Volume 22 – February 22nd
2nd Annual Youth Parliament Science Ethics Debate – February 22nd
**NEW Northern Rhone Wine Tasting – February 22nd
**NEW Movie Night: Marshall – February 22nd
Bello Mania Circus – February 22nd to 24th
BVA Wine Tasting – February 23rd
John Dewar’s Whisky Emporium Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – February 23rd
Freakwincy – February 23rd
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: David Gonzalez Storyteller in Sleeping Beauty – February 23rd and 24th
Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 24th
**NEW Quiz Night – February 24th
**NEW A Special Film Screening of The Last Salon – February 24th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Kerri Dietz & The Halcyon Quartet – February 26th and 27th
PSA Bermuda Open 2018 – February 26th to March 2nd
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
**NEW Bonfires and BBQs – March 1st
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd
Unveiled – March 3rd
Bermuda Wedding Expo – March 4th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Ferio Saxophone Quartet – March 6th and 7th
Havana Nights – March 9th
Bingo Night – March 10th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Playing By Air – March 10th and 11th
20th Anniversary KPMG Round the Grounds Running Race – March 11th
Zoom Around the Sound – March 11th
Pirates of Bermuda – March 11th
Bermuda Triple Challenge 2018 – March 16th to 18th
No Pulse, Just God: Benefit Concert – March 17th
Winter Wine Dinners at The Loren – March 21st
Cancer Talks: Colorectal Cancer – March 21st
WindReach’s Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser – March 24th
Bermuda Breeze USTA Championship Tournament – April 11th to 15th
A Night in the Triangle: Fundraising Gala – April 21st
26th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 12th
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 – February 9th to March 6th
- 53rd Annual Primary School Show
IWC Art Exhibition – March 9th to 23rd
Enjoy the rest of the week!