Bermuda Calendar: Raven Baksh at Chewstick’s Griot Session

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Until January 12

Just for Laughs hosted by Alonzo Bodden with comedians Danny Bhoy, Mark Forward, Orney Adams and Jonathan Young. At Fairmont Southampton in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. Tickets are available now at All Wrapped Up in the Washington Mall and www.bdatix.bm.

TODAY

Chewstick Griot Session featuring Raven Baksh. Come out to enjoy a night filled with tasty covers and original tunes all presented by Raven’s sultry voice backed by a live band, guaranteed to satisfy. Support this amazing young talent as she endeavours to use her art to support her educational pursuits. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts 9pm. Tickets are $10.

Bermuda Hotel Association and Ministry of Home Affairs is holding a Hospitality Job Fair from 10am to 2pm in the Princess Room at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Bring at least 20 copies of your resume and dress in business attire. For information call 297-7714 or 297-7820.

TODAY AND TOMORROW

Bermuda Youth Sports Program Basketball evaluations for boys and girls ages five to 13. Today boys 11 to 12 from 6pm to 7pm and boys 13 and older from 7.15 to 8.30pm at the Bermuda College, Tomorrow girls and boys ages five and six from 9.45am to 11am, boys seven to eight years old from 12.15pm to 1.30pm and boys ages nine to ten from 1.45 to 3pm at Bermuda High School for Girls. Girls ages seven to nine from 4 to 5pm and girls ten years old and older at Mount Saint Agnes Academy.

TOMORROW

Chewstick free Yesha poetry reading and leaving party at ChewFam Yesha Townsend as she heads back off to school. Also performing poets Stephan Johnstone, Haz, Tenae and Matthew Johnston. Chewstick is asking everyone to bring something to aid towards Yesha’s education fund. From 10pm until. At Chewstick headquarters on Elliott Street.

Chewstick TWIGS Youth Open-Mic Jam Session from 6pm to 9pm. Under 18 are free and over 18 is $5 (chaperones only). The second Saturday of every month youth are encouraged to take the stage at an open mic that empowers them to take ownership of their talents and helps them to grow and connect with each other.

Daisy and Mac will be holding a puppet show with Bermudian puppeteer Alexander Winfield at 11am and 11.45am. For more information, e-mail marketing@queenmgt.bm or call 295-7477. Free, but space is limited. Ideal for children aged three to nine. Each show will last about 20 minutes.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series in Bermuda, with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Tito) from 5pm to 8.30pm at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Price $35 general admission or $30 students at www.premierticketsglobal.com .

January 14

The Spanish Point Boat Club annual general meeting.

January 15

Walton Brown, Jr Four-part lecture series on Understanding Modern Bermuda at the EF Gordon Memorial Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union. A $5 donation to cover costs is requested but not required. Part 1: The Legacy of the Past.

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes is holding a French film evening at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute at 8pm, ‘Comme un Chef’ by Daniel Cohen with Jean Reno, Michael Youn and Raphaëlle Agogué. English sub-titles. Students $3/Members $5/Non-members $8. Tickets at the door. All are welcome.

January 18 and 19

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts kicks off with Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band at the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Tickets are $25 to $70 on www.btix.bm. See www.bermudafestival.org for more information.

January 18 to 20

Mirrors free parents workshop on effectiveness at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. To register contact Jennifer Ross on 294-9291 or jaross@gov.bm.

Elliott Primary School is hosting a career fair for grades primary four to six from 1pm to 3.30pm at the school on Hermitage Road in Devonshire. Entry is free. For more information contact: 236-3091 ext 254.

The Bermuda International Film Festival presents ‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’ at the Earl Cameron Theatre City Hall. Opening reception at 7pm followed by the documentary screening at 7.30pm. Tickets are $50 inclusive of one cocktail at www.premierticketsglobal.com.

Bermuda Marathon Weekend opens with the KPMG Invitational Mile. See www.bermudaraceweekend.com for information.

January 19

Bermuda Marathon Weekend continues with HSBC 10K International Walk for Diabetes from the National Sports Centre. Warm up at 8.30am and walk start at 9am. Register at www.bermudaraceweekend.com for information or on January 18 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm at Fairmont Hamilton Princess and collect tee shirt, walk number and diabetes pledge form. Additional pledge forms at www.diabetes.bm.

January 20

Giant Steps music band Deep Bay Music Festival featuring Cool Jade, Toni Robinson, Glen Iris, the Club 2000 dancers and the Elite dancers with special tributes and an extravaganza at 4pm at Pembroke Community Club, North Shore, Pembroke. Tickets are $50 from Music Box on Reid Street. Contact Dale Butler at ddbutler@logic.bm or 505-3409 for details.

Bermuda Marathon Weekend HSBC Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon Bermuda Triangle Challenge. Three races in three days. See www.bermudaraceweekend.com.

January 22

Walton Brown, Jr Four-part lecture series on Understanding Modern Bermuda at the EF Gordon Memorial Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union. A $5 donation to cover costs is requested but not required. Part 2: Trade Unionism, Desegregation and The Vote.

Bermuda Zoological Society lecture by wildlife photographer Charles (Flip) Nicklin at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Tradewinds Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $40. Available January 7 from www.bzs.bm or by e-mailing bookings.bzs@gov.bm.

January 22 and 23

Bermuda Red Cross rummage sale drop off between 8.30am and 6pm at their headquarters at 9 Berry Hill Road in Paget.

January 23

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, 46 Point Finger Road, Paget free public talk on the HPV virus which affects men and women at 5.45pm. Health Education Officer, Rhonda Smith-Simmons will discuss the importance of maintaining childhood vaccinations and the diseases prevented by the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls. For reservations and information see www.chc.bm.

Bermuda Zoological Society Annual Bill Scott Memorial Fundraising Gala Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm in Gosling’s Wine Cellar. Tickets $200 per person includes cocktails and three course menu. Live auction and silent auction. For tickets and information e-mail development.bzs@gov.bm.

January 24 and 25

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts continues with The Complete World of Sports (abridged) at the Earl Cameron Theatre (City Hall). Tickets are $25 to $65 on www.btix.bm . See www.bermudafestival.org for more information.

January 25

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts opening party of Festival Impressions art exhibition at the Bermuda Society of Arts on the second floor of Earl Cameron Theatre (City Hall) featuring work by local artists and students inspired by previous performances in the Bermuda Festival.

January 25 to 27

Women’s Inspiration Weekend with spa treatments, personal trainer, life coach and keynote speaker attorney Tanya Bell at Pompano Beach Club. $850 single occupancy and $650 double occupancy. See www.bdatix.bm or e-mail frbranding@gmail.com for more information.

January 26

Youth Library movie day. Today’s showing is ‘Ice Age’ at 2.30pm. Registration required at 295-0487. Tickets are $3.

Bermuda Red Cross rummage sale at 9 Berry Hill Road in Paget from 8.30am to 2pm.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series in Bermuda, with Verdi’s Un Ball in Maschera (A Masked Ball) at 5pm at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Price $35 general admission or $30 students at www.premierticketsglobal.com.

Caledonian Society Annual Burns supper at Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa. The pre-dinner cocktail reception (cash bar) will be from 6.30pm until 7.15pm, with the five-course dinner beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets are $85 per person and available from IHind@becl.bm or online at www.ptix.bm. More information at www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com.

Petals flower shop informational session on wedding flowers from 10am until 11.30am with lecturer Marguerite Clark, and guest speaker Nikki Begg from Bermuda Bride. Tickets are $25 per person. The event is at the Petals studio (across from Masters) in Hamilton. Register at 292-7303 or sarah@petals.bm.

January 27

Bermuda Classic Bikes Club ride for charity at 9am at Cafe Acoreano on Church Street by the bus terminal and finishing at the Bermuda Athletic Association (BAA) Gym on Woodland’s Road. All motorcycles welcome to raise money for the Coalition for the Protection of Children. Donations of yoru choice welcome. Cafe Acoreano will be opening specially for the club and will be providing coffee, pastries etc to everyone at their regular prices.

The Bermuda International Film Festival’s film series, ‘Cheerful Weather at the Wedding’ at 5.30pm, at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.Tickets are $15 at www.premierticketsglobal.com. For more information see www.biff.bm.

January 28

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Monday free Cover Story between 12.15pm and 12.45pm. Artist Kendra Earls will discuss being commissioned by Bermuda Festival to do a mosaic for its 2013 branding. She will describe the process of the project and the importance of public art and how mosaics can be incorporated into Bermuda’s architecture.

Petals Flower Shop in Hamilton across from Masters present ‘Brighten Your Home With Flowers’ from 6pm until 8pm. All flowers and foliage needed will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own containers. Tickets are $100. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

January 29

Walton Brown Jr Four Part lecture series on Understanding Modern Bermuda at the E F Gordon Memorial Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union. A $5 donation to cover costs is requested but not required. Part 3: Party politics and ideology.

January 30

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Whiffenpoofs cancelled.

January 31 and February 1

The Bermuda Education Network presents Big Ideas at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. All educators will receive professional development hours for their attendance. Tickets at www.bdatix.bm . For more information visit www.ben.bm .

February 1

Bermuda Heart Foundation is urging people to wear red today to recognise heart disease.

February 2

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Children’s Day from 10am to 12.45pm. Sign up on www.bdatix.bm for a free mosaic workshop for children (start times 10 or 11.45am) spaces are limited. Everyone can enjoy a performance by the Hand Bell Choir of Somerset Primary School at 11am.

February 5

Walton Brown Jr Four Part lecture series on Understanding Modern Bermuda at the E F Gordon Memorial Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union. A $5 donation to cover costs is requested but not required. Part 4: 21st Century Politics.

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts free workshop on the art of writing poetry and prose from 12.15pm to 12.45pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery. Local writers read from their work on Bermuda and her people.

February 7

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts free Behind the Scenes at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery from 12.15pm to 12.45pm. Joe Cashore talks on the construction and manipulation of the Cashore Marionettes.

February 8

International Marriage Week 2013 Date Night Challenge at Crawl Gospel Auditorium from 8pm to 10pm. Register at 293-3903, 293-1482 or heart2heartbda@gmail.com. See www.heart2heartbermuda.com .

February 9

International Marriage Week 2013 couples treasure hunt starting at 3.30pm at Whitney Institute. Registration is $10. Barbeque and karaoke from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets $30 per person and $60 per couple. Register at 293-3903, 293-1482 or heart2heartbda@gmail.com. See www.heart2heartbermuda.com .

February 12

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Duo Amal from 12.15pm to 12.45pm for free at Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery. Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg talk about their music and their shared belief that music-making can transcend political and national differences.

February 14

Rotary Club 40th Anniversary Dinner, a black tie event at Fairmont Southampton Hotel Ponciana Ballroom. Cocktails at 6.30pm and dinner at 7.30pm. Guestspeaker Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Press and Chairman of the Fitz-Gerald Group. Tickets are $250 regular, $500 VIP at www.bdatix.bm.

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts free lunch time concert entitled ‘Romantic Tapestry’ from 12.15pm to 12.45pm with Nancy Smith (flute) and Steve Crawford (guitar) of Tooz Company in the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery.

February 19

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts present a free musical interlude from 12.15 to 12.45pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery with the Saxophone Quartet and String Ensemble of Saltus Grammar School presenting a mixed programme.

February 20

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts present free The Joy of Singing with Voces8 from 12.15 to 12.45pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery. A combined choir of 300 school students will sing on the steps of City Hall under the direction of Voces8.

February 23

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc & BermudaNightOut.com present Mint Condition featuring the Wall Street Band and local artists at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $100 general admission or $175 VIP, available at www.bermudatix.bm. Dress code grown and sexy.

February 25

Eliza DoLittle Society Supabowl fundraising event. See www.elizadolittle.bm for more information.

February 28

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts present a musical interlude with students from Warwick Academy from 12.15pm to 12.45pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery.

March 16

Petals flower shop Easter flower arranging workshop for children from 10am until noon. All materials are provided and the cost is $50 per child. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

March 25

Petals flower shop flower arranging workshop Easter Designs For Your Home from 6pm until 8pm. Create an Easter-inspired table centerpiece using local foliage and other textured items such as vine and straw. The cost is $85 per person. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

April 11 to 20

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) presents Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. For more information see www.bmds.bm .

April 13

The Visitor Industry Partnership VIP Exellence Awards at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. For more information e-mail info@vip.bm or telephone 734-8125.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Fridays

AlAnon Family Group meeting at St Paul’s Education Centre, 69 Middle Road, Paget from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

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