July 1st, 2010

Morning all!

I’m just going to make this a quickie because… <racking brains to think of an acceptable reason>  Oh, alright then, I’m tired and I want to go to bed (I type this up the night before)…sorry!  Anyway, here are some things coming up over the next few days:

  • If Chaplin Bay at the weekend wasn’t enough for you, Latin and Rumba°r will be having a free wine-tasting in celebration of Canada Day tonight! Featuring drink specials all night long, the launch of Pillitteri Wines from the Niagara region, Hannah Strang body-painting maple leafs WHEREVER you want it, and DJs will be mixing until the wee hours.  Here’s the flyer, eh?

  • The Athletic Club are inviting you to unleash your inner karate kid with the new BodyCombat™ courses launching shortly  This is a Les Mills programme and is an empowering cardio workout that unleashes your inner combat skills and benefits your overall health. This fiercely energetic programme will be led by instructor Rebecca Wright and is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.  The Athletic Club of Bermuda is offering a free orientation class tonight at 6.30pm to help get the community excited about this new fitness craze. The programme course will begin on Monday, 5th of July and will run for four weeks. The cost for current Athletic Club members is $89, non-members and guests are $115. I can completely recommend any of the Les Mills programme of classes as they are all awesome, fun and motivating – I’m not one to get excited about working out but I’m crossing my fingers that they bring more of them to Bermuda.  Here’s the flyer and here’s the press release too!

  • A question I get asked a lot is, “When’s the next booze cruise?”.  Well, you bunch of drunken sailors, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a whole series of them coming up!  The first is this Friday, then Friday, July 16 and Friday, July 30th.  Cruise for a Cure aboard the Restless Native catamaran as an alternative to the normal Happy Hour and you’ll also be donating to charity while getting your drink on!  Tickets are $45 ($10 of which goes to Bermuda Cancer and Health), the boat leaves Albuoys Point at 6pm, returning at 8pm and the bar opens at 5.30pm.  This is NOT all-you-can-drink but Happy Hour prices of $5 each or 4 for $20 for drink tickets will apply and light snacks will be served.  Tickets are available from Lindo’s, Bermuda Cancer and Health or at www.restlessnative.bm.  Here’s the flyer.

  • Also this Friday, Dany Pen, Toronto/Bermuda-based installation artist, has some pieces showing in the Photography Exhibition at the Onions Gallery in Bermuda.  This Friday is the opening night from 5pm until 7pm – you can view her website at http://www.artistdanypen.webs.com.

  • There are loads more events coming up later in the month – I’ll do the write-up next week but the flyers are on the website already.  This includes Tha Underground Music Awards, Soca Fete at Snorkel Park and Bermuda’s Argentine Tango Festival!


Quick Recap



Fahrenheit 451 – July 1st to 9th


Canada Day at Latin – July 1st


Free BodyCombat Class – July 1st


Cruise for a Cure – July 2nd


Dany Pen Exhibition Opening Night – July 2nd


Rockin’ de Rock – July 4th

Salsamania Live Music Event at the Lido Complex – July 7th to 17th


Cruise for a Cure – July 16th


Hamilton Princess History Tour – July 17th


12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd


Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – July 28th


CUP MATCH  – July 29th to Augst 1st


Cruise for a Cure – July 30th


Hamilton Princess History Tour – August 14th


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


Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – September 30th


Bermuda Music Festival – September 30th to October 2nd


SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th


Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – December 2nd


 


Phew, it’s nearly the weekend – the last one seems so long ago!  Enjoy the rest of the week!

C


xx


www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com


June 29th, 2010

Morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I managed to upgrade myself from half-girl-half-lobster-creature to girl-with-a-slight-tan at some point over the past couple of weeks so I'm very excited about that!  Anway, down to business:

  • Hurray, BMDS are putting on a new show!  Fahrenheit 451, based on the classic dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, will be showing from July 1st until July 9th (except Sunday the 4th).  Showtime is 8pm at Daylesford Theatre and tickets are $25 and available by phone at 292-0848 during office hours or online from www.bmds.bm outside of box office hours.  For further information contact producers jburrell@northrock.bm or polina@ocean.bm or see the flyer here.
  • From Wednesday, July 7th until Saturday the 17th, there will be an exclusive Live Music Event at the Lido Complex.  It's not often that you get to see Grammy award-winning Latin artists for free but that's exactly what you're getting here with David Oquendo, Cuban Guitarist,  and Willy Torres, Puerto Rican percussionist!  Bermuda’s own guitarist Armando Solis will also be performing.  Live Latin music will be from 7pm until 11pm and social dancing will be from 9pm until 1am.  Here's the flyer.
  • Robin Hood have kindly sent me details of what they have going on right now.  Firstly is their College Games Night, every Wednesday until the end of August.  All are welcome and they will be having Beer Pong, Flip Cup and Boat Races with loads of drink specials, including a bucket of 6 Heineken for $25, pints of Carlsberg for $5.50 and free jello shots with purchase of alcoholic beverages.  I obviously didn't party enough as a student since I never got to play any of these games… :o(  Anyway, they have great prizes weekly and their Grand Finale prize at the end of August will be a Nintendo Wii.  View this photo.  Also, they are open all day everyday during the World Cup showing all the games, with Bucket Specials on Heineken, Amstel, Corona and Budweiser available, as well as Becks for $4.  Every Tuesday is Quiz Night, 8pm start and $10 entry for teams of four.  If that isn't enough RH action for you, on Saturdays, they have jam session nights with open mic for anyone who wants to hear, or even play some live music.  Their new menus are out and they have upgraded to all Certified Angus Beef and fresh produce – they are the Best of Bermuda Award winners for Pub Food.
  • Willow Stream are offering a Flip-Flop Facial – no, it's not a weird new technique, you just have to book their 90-minute Ultimate Facial at a special reduced rate of $239 (a $30 savings) and they’ll throw in a pair of fabulous fashion flip flops.  Details are on this link.
  • Bermuda.com have launched a new website dedicated solely to Cup Matchwww.BermudaCupMatch.com.  The vast majority of you will be very familiar with what Cup Match entails but any island newbies or tourists might want to check out the History section for some background of the biggest holiday of the year.

Quick Recap

Fahrenheit 451 - July 1st to 9th

Rockin' de Rock – July 4th

Salsamania Live Music Event at the Lido Complex - July 7th to 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – July 28th

CUP MATCH  - July 29th to Augst 1st

12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – September 30th

Bermuda Music Festival - September 30th to October 2nd

SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – December 2nd

 

Enjoy the rest of the week!

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

June 23rd, 2010

Morning lovely people!

Hmmm…just when I thought I had let you all know everything going on in June, I find a whole load of new stuff!  Ah well, no rest for the wicked, here goes:

  • Anyone who thinks that it's not quite summer unless you're dancing around in soapsuds will be pleased to know about the Foam Party at Snorkel Park tonight from 11pm until 3am.  Entry is $10 (unless you are cruise ship crew, in which case it's free entry with ID) and two-for-one rum swizzles all night.  Swimwear is encouraged and Top 40 music is by DJ OB1.  Here's the flyer.

  • Now, as you know, Thursdays at Lemon Tree are Wine and Tapas Thursday, however this week will be a little different.  From 5pm until 9pm, they will be joined by Brian Drea from Goslings and a selection of reds and whites from regions around the world will be available to taste.  Food and wine pairings will also be available and you can contact 292-0235 or lemontree@transact.bm for reservations.

  • For anyone wondering about the Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party at Barr's Bay Park on Friday, there is no cover charge, you just have to buy drinks tickets.

  • The legendary Heineken Full Moon Party at Snorkel Beach is back this Saturday and from 10pm, you can channel your inner werewolf with DJs Einstien and Fozzy, and MC Super Dave.  There will be a beach bonfire, cocktail specials, late night kitchen, percussionists, Top 40 DJs and if you bring your congos, bongos, and drums, you'll get free entry!  There will be a 3:15am ferry to town available and the cost is $20 or $10 for members.  Here's the flyer.

  • Hamilton Princess are offering a special Girls' Long Weekend Away Package, which includes three-night accommodation in a room category of your choice,  Oyster and Chablis Night in Heritage Court (Thursday night), one afternoon tea per person, $150 spa credit for either the Inverurie Day Spa at HP or Willow Stream at The Fairmont Southampton (gratuities for Spa not included). Taxes, gratuities (except for spa grats) and resort levy are included and the package is valid year-round, for stays from Thursday to Sunday night, subject to availability.  Price from $1345 per room based on double occupancy for three nights.  For more details or to book, click here.

Quick Recap

Foam Party at Snorkel Park - June 23rd

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

7th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon – June 24th

Lemon Tree Wine and Tapas Thursday with Goslings – June 24th

Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party – June 25th 

Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th

2nd Annual Swizzle King Final - June 26th

The Three Cantors Concert – June 26th

Last Bull's Head Farmers' Market – June 26th

Canada Day Beach Party – June 26th

Full Moon Party at Snorkel Beach – June 26th

Rockin' de Rock – July 4th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – July 28th

12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – September 30th

Bermuda Music Festival - September 30th to October 2nd

SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – December 2nd

 

This is a horrible story from an animal rights point of view but it’s also the most surreal opening line I have ever seen in the news:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10333211.stm


MONKEY NEWS:  It turns out that even King Kong is scared of the doctor:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/23894221/detail.html

Does anyone read this far down?  I'm just wondering….anyway, have a great week!


 

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

June 21st, 2010

Morning all!

Happy Holiday Monday for those of you lucky enough to have it off.  Looks like the next little while is going to be busy with lots of Bermuda events.  This summer is going by so fast – it'll be Cup Match before we know it:

  • Well, the big event this week is obviously the sailor invasion in the form of the Newport Race.  The competitors left on Friday and the first of the 183 boats are expected to arrive here today.  Including the sailors, return crews and supporting friends and family, it is estimated that an extra 6000 people will be here – so it's safe to say that town will be pretty busy!  Details are on www.bermudarace.com but the main party will be the Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party from 6pm onwards in Barr's Bay Park on Friday, June 25th.  I'm trying to find out where to get tickets and the cost and will let you know.  The schedule of event is here and there is good information on Bermuda.com as well, including info on their exclusive discount card, see  http://www.bermuda.com/onlinegangway/racenews/ for details.

  • Coming up tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 22nd from 7pm at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street, The Bermuda Chamber Choir present Music of the British Isles.  Directed by Ryan Ellis and featuring the Bermuda School of Music Treble Choir, this show will shocase six centuries of vocal tradition in the British Isles from the Renaissance madrigal and sacred works on prohibited Latin texts of the Elizabethan era to living composers and The Beatles.  Admission is by donation - here's the flyer.

  • Sad news for anyone like me who loves fresh local veggies, herbs, etc. – the last Bull's Head Farmers' Market of the season will be this Saturday, June 26th but it will be back in November, as usual.

  • Also this Saturday, Canada Day celebrations at Chaplin Bay. This is being organised by The Association of Canadians in Bermuda.  Membership is $10 and includes lunch and beverages (I'm assuming it's not all you can drink for that price!).  There will be the National Anthem, cake, tug-of-war games, and of course, volleyball.  Can Canadians ever go to the beach WITHOUT playing volleyball?  Here's the flyer or see www.canadians.bm for details.

  • More North American celebrations coming as 441 Productions and The Corporation of Hamilton present Rockin' de Rock from 3pm until 8pm in Victoria Park on Sunday, July 4th.  This will be both a tribute to Paul Sofianos and an Independence Day celebration.  Admission is free and there will be face-painting, fun castles, cotton candy and popcorn, the Mistress of Ceremonies will be Power Girl and music will be by Secret Popo, Joy Barnum and The Channel, Mohawk Radio, The Narrows, Bonnie and The Secrets, and The Kennel Boys.  Here's the flyer.

Quick Recap

That's What Friends Are 4 Raffle Draw - June 21st

Music of the British Isles  - June 22nd

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

7th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon – June 24th

Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party – June 25th 

Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th

2nd Annual Swizzle King Final - June 26th

The Three Cantors Concert – June 26th

Last Bull's Head Farmers' Market – June 26th

Canada Day Beach Party – June 26th

Rockin' de Rock – July 4th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – July 28th

12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – September 30th

Bermuda Music Festival - September 30th to October 2nd

SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – December 2nd

 

Enjoy what's left of the holiday weekend!

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com

June 15th, 2010

Morning all!

I just found out that June is National Skyscraper Month!  Pretty random but I guess we should all celebrate by congregating round the nearest Bermuda skyscrrrrr- oh wait, I see why that wouldn't work…never mind…  It is also Soul Food Month, can we celebrate that instead?  Anyway, here's what's coming up:

  • BIFF's June Film Series selection, Sita Sings the Blues, is scheduled to screen on Thusday, June 17th at 6.30pm at the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.  Running time is 83 minutes, a synopsis of the film is at www.biff.bm/film_series/film_series.html  and tickets are $10 or $8 for BIFF members.

  • Last time I mentioned the Bermuda Hockey Wine-Tasting Series.  There's a separate poster for the June 18th event, so I'm just including it here – this one is a Power of Three event and details are outlined in this poster.

  • The 1st Annual Windreach StarFest on Saturday, June 19th, promises to be an evening filled with the best of Bermuda’s musical talent, including Louise Southwood, Bones, The Travelers, Working Title Band, Prestege and DJ Lee Hawke, celebrating the world’s musical “Heroes”. This is being billed as a "must-do" event and a magical night of live music, dancing, good food and celebration of summer.  For anyone looking for tickets, there are three options available.  General admission is $75 each and includes the BBQ dinner/show and public seating.  Reserved tables are $1250 per table of ten or $125 per person and includes a cocktail reception, BBQ dinner/show, reserved tables and on-property parking.  Patrons pay $250 and this includes exclusive upper porch dining and bar facility, a cocktail reception, sumptuous four course menu, wine, and preferred parking in Upper Activity Centre car park.  Details are on the attached flyer, for tickets, contact 238-2469 or programs@windreach.bm.  As fun as all this sounds, the best part is that your support of this evening helps Windreach to continue their programmes of recreational, educational, and work experience opportunities for all persons with special needs – see www.windreachbermuda.com for more information on their work.

  • Seems like Bermuda dads are tired of the usual ties, socks and soap-on-a-rope!  The Hotrageous Father's Day Fashion Show will be at the Southampton Princess on Sunday, June 20th from 9pm.  Hosted by Secrets, this show will have some of Bermuda's most beautiful ladies modelling "Hotrageous" lingerie and swimwear.  This is for gentlemen only and the dress code is Smart Casual (no tracksuits, sneakers or hats).  Tickets are available from Secrets and there is special pricing for group sales.  Here's the flyer with more details.


Quick Recap

2nd Annual Swizzle King Preliminaries – June 14th to 16th

BIFF June Series – June 17th

Newport Race – June 18th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – June 18th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - June 19th

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

1st Annual Windreach StarFest - June 19th

Doin' It for Daddy Cruise – June 20th

The Hotrageous Father's Day Fashion Show - June 20th

That's What Friends Are 4 Raffle Draw - June 21st

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

7th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon – June 24th

Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th

2nd Annual Swizzle King Final - June 26th

The Three Cantors Concert – June 26th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – July 28th

12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – September 30th

Bermuda Music Festival - September 30th to October 2nd

SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series  – December 2nd

 

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

C

xx

www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com