April 28th, 2010

Good Morning Bermuda!

  • A few updates, tickets for the G&S production of The History Boys are now on sale at www.premiertickets.bm.  Also, more details have been released for TechWeek 2010. This starts tomorrow and details are either on the website or you can see the www.techweek.bm or see the flyer for the Schedule of Events here.  And don’t forget Harbour Nights tomorrow night! 
  • Had a lot of questions about this – to complete the set, Newstead Happy Hour restarts next Friday, May 7th!
  • Cinco de Mayo is almost upon us – but hey, why have one night of celebration when you can have five?!  Festival Latino kicks off this Friday at Latin/Rumbar and runs until Wednesday, May 5th. This is a celebration of latin music and dance and will feature live music by Willy’s NYC Salsa Project and Bermuda’s own Keith Caisey and Randy Lambert, with dance performances by Sabor Dance School. Friday will be a Cuban Night, Saturday is Fiesta Mexicano, Sunday is Brazilian Night, Tuesday is Latin Dance Night and Wednesday is the Cinco de Mayo Celebrations. There is no cover charge and a chance to win a Honda Scoopy, iPod touch and gift baskets. For more information, please see www.bermudasalsa.com or this flyer.
  • Good luck to everyone participating in the Catlin End-to-End this Saturday – there’s still time to register or pledge on www.bermudaendtoend.bm.
  • From May 6th until the 9th, The Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts Youth Empowerment Series YES! presents a Weekend of Inspiration featuring The Songs of Solomon from NYC. The Songs of Solomon is a dynamic group of young people that is committed to performing inspirational music and preserving the integrity of music, reflective of the African Diaspora. They have performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Ashford and Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barinno, toured major cities in the United States and won competitions in the New York metropolitan area. Tickets vary in price from $35 to $100, depending on which event you go to, and are available now on www.bdatix.com. Here’s the flyer – View this photo
  • For those of you who missed this showing at the Bermuda International Film Festival, Where the Whales Sing will be showing at Bermuda College on May 6th. Tickets are $10 and available on www.bdatix.com.
  • Anyone need to get swimwear-ready for this summer? Yep, me too! Anyway, Fit’n’Firm Water Aerobics classes will be restarting Monday, May 31st at Warwick Academy Pool and will run Monday to Thursday from 8pm until 9pm, right up until September 16th. The drop-in fee is $20, an 8-class card is $130 and a Summer Pass for the full period is $440. Full details are on their website www.wateraerobicsbermuda.com.
  • Mickey’s Beach Bar and Bistro at Elbow Beach reopened on Monday. Menus will be online from next week but in the meantime you can get them from sales@lido.bm or by calling 236-9884.

 

 

Quick Recap

 

BMDS String of Pearls – April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st

First Harbour Nights of 2010 – April 28th

TechWeek 2010 – April 28th

Festival Latino – April 30th to May 5th

Catlin End to End – May 1st

Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark – May 1st Where the Whales Sing – May 6th

Weekend of Inspiration featuring the Songs of Solomon – May 6th to 9th

First Newstead Happy Hour of 2010 – May 7th

For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event – May 7th

First Annual Four Seasons City Art Festival – May 7th to 9th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Ceilidh – May 15th

Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd

G&S The History Boys – May 19th to 22nd

Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd

Enjoy the rest of the week!

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

 

 

April 22nd, 2010

Hi kids!

Hold on to your hats, this is a bit of an epic one!

  • The Bermuda National Gallery are hosting a Wine-Tasting Event tomorrow night from 6pm until 7pm, featuring New World wines and wine aficionado John M. Sharpe.  Admission is $50 and docents will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about their current exhibitions.

  • I've had quite a few questions about this so I gather that you'll all be excited to know that Harbour Nights 2010 will start next Wednesday!  Click here for the website.

  • Ted Mills, best known as the voice of 70's soul/R&B band Blue Magic, will be performing live and jamming with local bands at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 24th.  Tickets are $50 and are available from www.bdatix.comClick here for the flyer

  • Not just for techies, TechWeek 2010 will be launched Wednesday, April 28th, with key public activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  There will be various special events including Lunch 'n Learns with local technology companies, school-based activies for children of all ages, TechArt Exhibition, and awards ceremonies to showcase the best technology talent in Bermuda.  Full details are on www.techweek.bm.

  • It's almost that time of year again for Bermuda's biggest charity event - it's the Catlin End to End!  This is when a brave troop of crazy people walk all the way from one end of the island to the other, in order to raise money for worthwhile charities.  This is the 23rd year of operation and takes place on Saturday, May 1st.  If you're interested in signing up, pledging, or even just finding out a bit more about it, please see www.bermudaendtoend.bm

  • With all the goings-on lately, it seems like we need a little more community spirit – so it's good timing for the First Annual Four Seasons City Art Festival!  This is a free event from May 7th until May 9th and includes a craft fair, happy hour, music, performance art and more at various locations throughout the city.  See City Hall's website or click here for the flyer if you'd like more details.

  • Cafe 4 are offering a 18oz T-Bone Steak Dinner Special for $29.50 with a 20% discounts on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Here's the flyer.

  • Anyone in need of some pampering?  Now you have an even better excuse than usual as Willow Stream are running a special offer.  Book a 90-minute treatment Monday through Friday and they'll provide you with a complimentary Bento Box lunch – just ask for the "Spring Free" special when booking.  Also, during May, if you bring three generations of your family and book two 90 minute treatments, the third treatment is free.

 

Quick Recap

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – April 23rd to 25th

BNG Wine-Tasting Event – April 23rd

Bermuda National Rugby Team Fundraiser – April 24th 

Ted Mills – April 24th 

BMDS String of Pearls – April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st

Catlin End to End – May 1st

First Harbour Nights of 2010 – April 28th

TechWeek 2010 – April 28th

Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark – May 1st

For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event – May 7th

First Annual Four Seasons City Art Festival – May 7th to 9th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Ceilidh – May 15th

Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd

G&S The History Boys – May 19th to 22nd

Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd

 

The weekend is almost here – have a good one!

 

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

April 19th, 2010

Hi all



 



<Sigh>  Monday already, how did the weekend go by so quickly?  Don’t worry though, there’s loads coming up to distract you:


 


  • Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) will be holding their second major production of 2010, String of Pearls, running from April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st at Daylesford Theatre at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available on www.bmds.bm along with full details.

  • The Caledonian Society of Bermuda are holding a ceilidh (traditional Scottish drinking and dancing, pronounced kay-lee) at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday, May 15th. Kick-off is at 8pm, dress code is casual and there will be a cash bar. Don’t worry if you’re not fortunate enough to be Scottish and so don’t know the moves – they will teach you there. Tickets are $45 and available from ihind@becl.bm or at the door. Here is the flyer. View this photo  

  • In recognition of World Autism Awareness Month the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) has invited renowned British autistic artist, Stephen Wiltshire, to Bermuda from May 17th until the 23rd, 2010. Known for his detailed cityscapes, Stephen has a particular talent for drawing to-scale and accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. There will also be a special Gala Event at City Hall on Saturday, May 22nd from 8pm until 10pm with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction, accompanied by live music. This is a unique chance to bid on Stephen’s original artwork of Bermuda while supporting two worthy charities. Tickets are sold at $200 per person and all proceeds go toward the BNG and BASE. Tickets are available at the BNG front desk or by emailing membership@bng.bm.

  • The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda’s (G&S) production of The History Boys will be running from May 19th until 22nd. I haven’t seen this show before but it won six Tony Awards on Broadway in 2008 and G&S always put on stellar productions. Tickets go on sale this Saturday on www.premiertickets.bm.


 


Quick Recap


Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – April 23rd to 25th


Bermuda National Rugby Team Fundraiser – April 24th 


BMDS String of Pearls – April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st


Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark – May 1st


BJSL For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event – May 7th


Caledonian Society of Bermuda Ceilidh – May 15th


Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd


G&S The History Boys – May 19th to 22nd


Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd



 



Sorry to anyone who was stuck either in or out of Bermuda due to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland.  If it makes you feel any better, it’s surely better to be grounded that to have to hear the announcement the passengers in this article had to hear: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are all doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8622099.stm



 



MONKEY NEWS:  Absolutely genius idea – if only more conflicts could be solved like this:


Monkey-Police-Macaque



 


Enjoy the rest of the week!



 



C


xx


www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

April 14th, 2010

Morning everyone!

 

Lots of things coming up over the next little while so let's get right down to it:

 

  • Hot on the heels of Lemon Tree’s Happy Hour relaunch last week, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Happy Hour is back THIS Friday. In honour of the hotel’s 125th anniversary, the first 125 Happy Hour guests on April 16th will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Facebookers will also be interested to know that the hotel will offer a free Happy Hour drink ticket on April 23rd and 30th to anyone who can show that they are a fan of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Facebook page. Weekly prize draws will also be held for gift certificates to Heritage Court or Harley’s Restaurant & Harbour Terrace. Here's a link to the full press release. Download 2010 Fairmont Happy Hour 

  • The Bermuda National Rugby Team is off to Cayman and they want us to pay for it! As a fundraiser, The Knock-Ons, The CrAzy Wednesdays and Harrington Sounds will be performing at the Mariners Club on Saturday, April 24th from 8pm until late. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the door, and available from Darragh at darragh.odonoghue@citi.com. The bar will be open until 2am and drinks will be $6 per drink or 6 for $30 for beers, top shelf, swizzle, etc. Here's the flyer. View this photo
  • Bermuda School of Music and PartnerRe present Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark at the Fairmont Southampton Princess on Saturday, May 1st. This is being billed as a special evening of of the best music Bermuda has to offer with performances by Chris Broadhurst, David France and Louise Southwood, Joy Barnum, the Bermuda School of Music Jazz Ensemble and Heather Nova. The MC for the evening is Bruce Barritt. Proceeds from the evening support the Bermuda School of Music's Bursary Programme. Tickets are available now on www.bdatix.bm and cost $100 for Patrons, $40 for Adults and $15 for Children.

  • The Bermuda Junior Service League (BJSL) is proud to showcase some of Bermuda’s female entrepreneurs in their For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event, featuring creative wine pairings with delectable chocolate inspired creations. Yes, this is happening in real life and is not just a great dream I had!! This will take place in Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Friday, May 7th from 6.30 until 8.30pm, with a silent auction until 8pm. Tickets are $50 in advance from Samantha.Walshe@caceis.com or $60 at the door. I think a girls’ night out is in order! Here is the flyer. View this photo

  • Waterlot are holding a special event this weekend, where Scott Popovic, Corporate Chef from Certified Angus Beef, will be presenting the finest of Prime Black Angus Cuts for meat lovers with discerning tastes. This will be on Saturday at 7pm, the cost is $110 plus grats, including wine and full details and menu are on
  • http://www.fairmont.com/southampton/GuestServices/Restaurants/WaterlotInn.htm

  • Also, a little bit of news if you are one of the crazy/awesome people planning to cycle the Catlin EndToEnd this year. There will be a special 9am ferry from Hamilton to St.George’s, at the price of $15 per person, and bicycles are permitted. Tickets are available at registration or as participant boards the ferry. Exact change is necessary. Or you could just cycle home again? ;o)

 

Quick Recap

72nd Annual Bermuda Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 15th to 17th

First Hamilton Princess Happy Hour of 2010 – April 16th

Little Venice Group Golf Classic – April 16th

Cambridge Beaches Murder Mystery Night – April 17th

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – April 23rd to 25th

Bermuda National Rugby Team Fundraiser – April 24th

Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark – May 1st

BJSL For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event – May 7th

 

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

April 12th, 2010

Hi kids!
 
Anyone suffering from independent film withdrawals now that BIFF is over?  Fear not, tickets are on sale now for the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs), to be held from April 23rd to the 25th in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.  Download Bermuda Docs

Bermuda Docs, presented by MINI, features 10 of the world's best documentary feature films, including three Oscar-nominated films, two more from the Oscar shortlist, plus festival winners from around the world. The films feature a range of subject matters including the courage of video journalists in Burma, the story of Columbian drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar as told by his only son, the Pentagon Papers and the story that led up to Watergate, a white farmer's attempt to sue Robert Mugabe for violation of human rights, and a revealing look into the lives of the
world’s only comedic, country-singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters.

See the full film line-up, including photos and synopses, at www.bdatix.com.  Tickets are $15 and are on sale at bdatix.com or at  the i-Store or Fabulous Fashions.

 
Also, the Spring 2010 Community Education Brochure has now been released – see www.communityed.gov.bm for details.
 
C
xx