June 2nd, 2010

Hi all

Looks like this week is going to be a two-post week!  There is so much coming up that I'm going to have to split it up, otherwise, you will all get bored and not bother reading the full thing.  Here's what I have for starters:

  • The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) are hosting a 'What's in a Name?' Wine-Testing on Friday, June 4th. Featuring wines from France, Australia, Argentina, Italy and California, Michael Robinson will be presenting a tasting of 6 wines with very unusual names, such as Whispering Angel, Bad Boy and Bird in Hand. The cost is $30 for , $35 for non-members and $250 for a table of 10. Tickets are available online at www.bdatix.comDetails are on the attached poster.

  • Hype Energy & V² Studio presents The Annual Majorette, Dance and Gombey Extravaganza on Saturday, June 5th from 4pm until 10pm at Shelly Bay Field. This is a community family fun day and in addition to the dance performances, there will be funcastles, food stalls, face-painting, live entertainment and much more. Music is being provided by I-MEGA Sound and the event is sponsored by Pepsi, Aquafina, BermyNet and Hype Energy Drink. Admission is free!

  • Another showing of locally-filmed documentary, Where the Whales Sing, will be at BAMZ Aquarium Hall on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm. The film will be followed by wine, cheese and chit-chat and tickets are available on www.bdatix.com at a price of $17 for members and $22 for non-members.

  • Director of the famed Ailey School, Denise Jefferson is the host of A Special Hour of Dance at City Hall Theatre on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm. Presented by March Limited in partnership with the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda, the one-hour programme features Bermudian dancers Eric Bean Jr., Sierra-Renae DeSilva, Shomeiko Ingham and Karissa Roberts as well as the New York-city based Francesca Harper Project, fresh from their fifth anniversary engagement at The Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Tickets are $10 from www.bdatix.com and there is limited seating available. Here's the poster

  • Have you all been having them secretly without telling me or has there really not been a booze cruise in ages? Anyway, some of you will be pleased to know that the M.R Onions FC World Cup Fever Booze Cruise is coming up on Friday, June 11th.  The boat will leave Albuoys Point at 9pm and tickets ($50 for all you can drink) are available from Darragh at darragh.odonoghue@citi.comHere's the poster .

  • The annual reggae event is back!  Culture Shock presents Peace Inna De Streetz at Snorkel Park on Saturday, June 19th from 8pm until 3am. The line-up features Tarrus Riley, Serani, Bugle, Konshens, G-Whizz, MC Richie B from Jamaica 's Hot 102 fm, Bermudian DJs Three the Hardway ( Donnie, Gibbo & Blacka) and local performers Ninja Cutty and Jade. Tickets are $100 in advance or $125 at the gate and are available from People's Pharmacy, Music World, CJ's Jewelers, Steel City and Destiny's Nails. Here's the flyer with details.

  • The Jackson School Of Performing Arts Annual Summer Dance Recital presents 'Hall of Fame' Mozart to Michael Jackson.  This will showcase Ballet, Jazz, Modern,Tap, and Hip Hop and will run from June 23rd until June 26th at City Hall. Tickets cost £35 for adults ($30 for children aged 12 and under) and are available from www.bdatix.com.  Here's the flyer.

  • The dates for this year's Bermuda Music Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for September 30th until October 2nd.  No details of the line-up yet but I'll let you know if I hear anything!

 

Quick Recap

BSOA What's in a Name? Wine-Tasting - June 4th

Annual Majorette, Dance and Gombey Extravaganza - June 5th

An Indian Night for Planet Earth - June 8th

Where the Whales Sing– June 10th 

A Special Hour of Dance - June 10th

MR Onions Booze Cruise – June 11th

Newport Race – June 18th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - June 19th

Culture Shock "Peace inna de Streetz" - June 19th

Jackson School of Performing Arts Dance Recital – June 23rd to 26th

Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th

Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Bermuda Music Festival 2010 - September 30th to October 2nd

Coming in the next post, the Rubber Duck Derby, the Pump It Up High-Heel Race and more!

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

May 27th, 2010

Hi everyone

It's the last weekend of May, sounds like a reason for celebration to me!  Here's what's coming up:

 

  • The politicians are still debating whether or not to legalise casinos in Bermuda, but if you can't wait any longer, you could always attend the Casino Royale Night at Docksider's this Saturday, May 29th. No cash prizes will be given out there will be prizes donated from Red Laser, Cafe Cairo, Coconut Rock, Cycle Care, Bermuda Bookstore, Fitness and Nutrition – with more donations on the way. Doors open at 8pm and you will be able to play Blackjack and Crown & Anchor until 11pm then cash your chips in for raffle tickets to win some great prizes. Texas Hold'Em tables will run till the end of the night or till there is a winner (only 16 seats available so you might want to get there early). If you're not the gambling type, then fear not as there will be other entertainment available – Vinyl Jam and Bad Jelly will be providing live music, DJ Smokey will be mixing it up in between bands and MC Moose Moose will be doing a comedy act. This event is a fundraiser is to aid Rachael Smith with airfare, hotel and registration fees for the Vegas Annual International Pool Tournament at Riveria Hotel. Rachael has been selected to be the team captain of the 3rd team representing Bermuda at an international level. She is also the only woman representing Bermuda. All funds raised over the needed amount will go to the Diabetes Association. Entry Fee is $10 and chips are $20 for $150 worth of chips. Tickets are available at Dockies or from Rachael at wolfsong88@yahoo.comHere's the poster.

  • Living green translates to living clean and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has decided to use the ecoHERITAGE Festival as an opportunity to encourage lifestyle habits that promote longevity, communitarianism and wellness. This event will be on Sunday, May 30th from 12 noon until 4.30pm at the Botanical Gardens and featured component include Free Yoga, Tai chi, Qigong, and Kritan chanting; An Eco-art area; A Heritage tent featuring traditional practices including cake design, composting and box cart building; Wellness and Environmental lectures throughout the day; Storytelling; All natural food vendors; and Live entertainment. Click here for the flyer with full details.

  • To coincide with their 125th Anniversary, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is having a series of history tours this summer. The first is on Saturday, June 19th from 2pm until 2.45pm and is FREE and open to the public! Spies, royalty and colourful characters will come to life as the hotel once again opens its doors for its popular history tour. Led by popular Bermuda tour guide and historian Tim Rogers, the tour will take participants as far back as the late 1800s when personalities and world events irrevocably shaped the history of the hotel and the country. Reservations for the tours are not required so just meet in the lobby if you're going. Those wishing to stay for the hotel’s 125th Anniversary Afternoon Tea with Champagne are asked to call 298-5779 for reservations and information. Additional history tours will be held on July 17 and August 14. I was on a similar tour at HP last summer and would really recommend it.

  • The Newport Race is fast approaching. If you have any visitors over for that week, then they might be interested in the Bermuda.com Preferred Visitor Card exclusively for participants and fans of the 2010 Newport-Bermuda Yacht race. Locals can buy them too and the card has exclusive discounts and special offers on Dining, Golf, Scuba Excursions, Ground Transportation, Snorkeling, Shopping and more between June 15th and 30th. The cost is $15 and more details are available on http://www.bermuda.com/onlinegangway/.

  • I've mentioned before that the Tiki Bar at Lemon Tree is now open late every weeknight but I just received a copy of their weekly schedule as each night has it's own theme:  Mo'Beer Monday, 2 for Tuesday, Hi-Ball Hump Day, Tapas Thursday and Wine Down Happy Hour.  Here's the flyer.

Quick Recap

Daylesford Chamber Choir show What a Wonderful World – May 27th to 29th

7th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival - May 27th to 30th

SATC 2 Premier - May 28th 

Casino Royale Night at Docksider's – May 29th

ecoHERITAGE Festival – May 30th

An Indian Night for Planet Earth - June 8th

Newport Race – June 18th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - June 19th

Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

May 21st, 2010

Hi all

Hope you all have a wonderful Bermuda Day weekend – a few more things coming up this weekend that you might want to know about:

  • Newstead Happy Hour is cancelled tonight as they have a private function on – it will return next week.

  • There is a Summer in The City, Gibbons Company/Style Bermuda event, tomorrow from 12 noon until 4pm. This will include a fashion show, makeovers, giveaways, cocktail and cake samples, and prizes for the best-dressed customers.  Here is the flyer with full details.

  • Also tomorrow, Opus Cafe and Lounge are hosting a Trunk Show event from 7pm until 9pm to kick off your Bermuda Day weekend in style!  The Trunk Show is an opportunity for Bermuda’s best to promote themselves and for you to sample the finest of the island’s food, makeup, hair demonstrations, designer fashions, free taster cocktails plus door prizes.  Admission is free – here is the flyer.

  • If you’re not ready to finish the festivities after the long weekend, then Premier Distributors will be presenting a Wine Tasting Event at Nu/Bar at Beau Rivage on Tuesday, May 25th from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. This will feature the critically-aclaimed wines of Argentina’s Rutini Wines and will be presented by Rutini representative Alejandro Camus.  Tickets are $50, include a complimentary gift and available from orders@premierbermuda.com.  Here is the event poster.

 


Quick Recap


Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd


Save the Skin You’re In Talk – May 18th


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


Cambridge Beaches Blind Wine Tasting – May 21st


Park Party 2010 – May 21st


Gibbons Co/Style Bermuda Summer in the City – May 22nd


Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd


Opus Cafe and Lounge Trunk Show – May 22nd


Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd


Grand Opening Party at Snorkel Park – May 23rd


Premier Distributers Wine Tasting Event – May 25th  


Daylesford Chamber Choir show What a Wonderful World – May 27th to 29th


7th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 27th to 30th


SATC 2 Premier – May 28th 


An Indian Night for Planet Earth – June 8th


Newport Race – June 18th


Mambo Nights “Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo” – August 11th to 17th


 

C


xx


www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

May 18th, 2010

Hi all

I’m off-island at the moment but still making time to send you all updates – how’s that for dedication?  Anyway, I’ll make this a quickie:

  • Before you do yourself any serious sun damage, you might want to attend the free public talk, Save the Skin You’re In tonight at 6.30pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). The guest speaker Krista M. Rubin MS, RN, FNP-BC from Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Melanoma will teach you how to do a self check for skin cancer and what measures you can take to protect yourself. Health information tables and FREE skin analysis are available between 5.30 until 6.30pm. Light refreshments will be avaiable also. Spaces are limited but you can call 236-0949 to register today or visit www.chc.bm for more information.

  • A little update on Park Party 2010. So far they have Homegrown, Vinyl Jam, SF2, OB1 and YGS and they’re adding more. They have also confirmed that there will be a 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 5.30 until 7pm. Tickets are now available from Sound Stage, at a price of $30. They will also be available at the gate but will cost more.

  • Most of you will be off work on Monday, May 24th – if you’re looking for something a little different to do on the Sunday, you could always attend the Grand Opening Party at Snorkel Park on Sunday, May 23rd from 10am until 8pm. This will feature live bands (Homegrown and Working Title as well as DJs Einstien, OB1 and MC Super Dave), watersports and beach activities, such as the Red Bull Beach Volleyball Tournament, inflatable raft race, the All-New Kiddie Cove featuring a special kids’ menu and games and activities, a special BBQ buffet at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill, and various games, contests and giveaways.  Here is the poster with details
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  • From May 27th until the 29th, The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society presents the Daylesford Chamber Choir show What a Wonderful World. This is being billed as “A fun celebration of the wonderful world of music; the audience will be presented with a veritable smorgasbord of favourites from the 20th century presented with the inimitable Daylesford Singers treatment”. The show will be at Daylesford Theatre at 8pm and tickets are available online at ww.bmds.bm at a price of $25 each. Here’s the poster.

 


Quick Recap


Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd


Save the Skin You’re In Talk – May 18th


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


Cambridge Beaches Blind Wine Tasting – May 21st


Park Party 2010 – May 21st


Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd


Grand Opening Party at Snorkel Park – May 23rd


Daylesford Chamber Choir show What a Wonderful World – May 27th to 29th


7th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 27th to 30th


SATC 2 Premier – May 28th 


An Indian Night for Planet Earth – June 8th


Newport Race – June 18th


Mambo Nights “Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo” – August 11th to 17th


 


Enjoy the rest of the week!

C


xx


www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

May 12th, 2010

Hi all

My advice to you all this week – wear sunscreen!!  Just trust me..  If anyone else is in a tremendous amount of pain and needs distractions, here is what's coming up:

  • Sometimes it's nice to play tourist, even when you're at home and this looks like a good way to explore some of the cultural heritage of Bermuda from past to present. The African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) in Bermuda represents significant aspects of local heritage, traditions and customs. This comprehensive two hour tour encompasses fifteen captivating ADHT sites of Bermuda’s Diaspora from the Royal Naval Dockyard to the city of Hamilton. Here is the flyer for anyone who is interested.

  • After taking a break for a few years, Park Party 2010 is back.  Obviously, it didn't always have the 2010 part in the title…  Anyway, this is being billed as the first big party of the summer and is  brought to you by the joint efforts of Tuff Dogs and Off Level Promotions.  This will be kicking off at 5pm on  Friday, May 21st until 2am at Barr's Bay Park and will feature live bands and Bermuda's hottest DJs (Y.G.S. and OB1), Tuff Dogs Shooter Bar, crazy Happy Hour prices from 5-7, food stalls, giveaways, special guests and other surprises. Tickets available soon from Sound Stage, The Tuff Dogs and the Off Level Crew – I don't have details on pricing yet.

  • Tomorrow's Voices Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre, who provide Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy to children on the autism spectrum, are hosting a special fundraiser on Friday, May 28th. Hold on to your Manolos girls, as this will take the form of the Bermuda Premier Screening of the Sex and the City II Movie!  There are two different screenings, both at Speciality Cinema, with the premier parties being hosted by Lusso. One will start right at 5pm, with the film at 6.30pm, and the other will start at 8pm, will the film screening at 10pm. They will also be having a raffle, and some of the prizes include two tickets to NYC, 4 to stay at the Princess, free makeovers and make-up from MAC. Tickets are $50, include the movie/party ticket, complimentary drinks, sushi and nibbles, and are available from Secrets in Washington Mall.  Full details are on the flyer here. A great cause and an even better excuse to round up the girls methinks!

  • The Bermuda Environmental Alliance (BEA) are hosting a private gala, An Indian Night for Planet Earth, on Tuesday, June 8th from 6pm in The Harborview Room, Fairmont Hamilton Princess. The evening will include exotic Indian food, a sneak preview of BEA mini-series aired on Discovery Channel Canada, musical entertainment, Bollywood dances, raffle prizes, exciting Indian vegetarian recipes, and much more. Cocktails will be from 6pm until 7pm when the buffet dinner will begin, and the dress code is smart casual with Indian attire encouraged. Tickets are $200 per person or $1800 per table of 10 and available online from www.bermudatix.bm.  You can see the flyer here or visit www.Bermuda-bea.org for more information. It's not often that you get the chance to eat curry for a good cause!

  • Coming soon, the Newport Race, which starts on Friday, June 18th. Looks like a lot is coming up and details are starting to appear on www.bermudarace.com.

 

Quick Recap

African Diaspora Heritage Trail – May 1st to August 31st

In Motion School of Dance 13th Annual Dance Showcase ‘Legendary’ – May 7th to 15th

Inner Sanctum Salon and Spa Open Night - May 13th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Ceilidh – May 15th

Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd

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

Cambridge Beaches Blind Wine Tasting – May 21st

Park Party 2010 – May 21st

Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd

7th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival - May 27th until the 30th

SATC 2 Premier - May 28th 

An Indian Night for Planet Earth - June 8th

Newport Race – June 18th

Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

How much would you have loved to be the responding officer to this call?  I love it when stuff like this happens in the world:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8659278.stm

MONKEY NEWS:  I'm sure this was terrifying for them but I still find it absolutely hilarious.  Does this mean I'm going to hell?:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1268183

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com