Things to do in Bermuda in January 2014

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January 2014 in Bermuda

Bermuda is all set to see in 2014 with a full programme of events and activities. There will be major festivals and an ever thriving night life. The island also has art, culture, music, dance and good food. People can have a happy new year by checking out the many things to see and do in January.

Your weekend will never be the same if you go to the Red Steakhouse and Bar in Hamilton. This is where you could listen to the best chill out music while having a meal, by catching Saturday Night Flava featuring DJ Felix.

The Red Steakhouse and Bar is famous for being a High End House with a soothing ambience. The restaurant is known for its incredible menu and excellent customer service. Guests could sit down to eat and have something to drink. This is while the laid back sounds of The Big Chill’s DJ Felix Tod play in the background.

People could have an unforgettable night of dining and dancing at Saturday Night Flava featuring DJ Felix.

Those travelling to Bermuda who enjoy a round of golf could head for the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton in January. This is where they could sign up for the Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Visitor Golf Tournament.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 2nd. Golfers can then play on this stunning 18 hole course with its spectacular ocean vistas and tended lawns. This gives you the chance to play on the same green as the masters of the PGA. Visitors could possibly leave with a certificate for being the overall winner. This could be the golfing trip of a lifetime.

If you are looking for an evening of good food, music and dance, then don’t miss Dine & Dance Fridays at Cambridge Beaches in Sandy’s.

The Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa Parish is the place to be for food and drink and live music this winter. January 3rd will see the continuation of an incredible event which has been going since November. The fun is now all set to continue in 2014.

The popular resort is comprised of comfortable cottages and overlooks Long and Mangrove Bays. This is where guests can sit down to a three course meal at 7pm. There will also be entertainment provided, beginning at 9pm. This includes a thrilling live show starring DJ Craig “Bubbles” Darrel and friends like Tony Bari and others. This adds up to an amazing evening out at Dine & Dance Fridays at Cambridge Beaches.

If you have that Friday feeling, then head for the Cosmopolitan Nightclub on Front Street. This jumping Hamilton nightspot is now throwing a special event where you could enjoy special offers on drinks and dance the night away. It is the night known as Cosmo Fridays and the club has lined one up for the 3rd of January.

The night starts with a bang at 10pm and goes on till 3pm. Admission is free of charge and those coming early could enjoy special promotions on drinks. People in before 11pm can have a drink for $5.50. They could then listen to top tunes from superstar DJs like DJ Big D, DJ Silva, DJ Scoobay and more. Experience one of the hottest clubs in Hamilton by coming to Cosmo Fridays.

History buffs could visit two major island destinations this month. This is by taking the Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Bermuda National Trust Historical House Tours.

There will be tours of classical buildings `Verdmont` in Smith’s and `Tucker House` in the town of St. George’s. The tours have been ongoing all through December and will continue in January. People can walk through `Verdmont` from 10am to 4pm. They can tour the 18th Century Georgian home and see the beautiful antiques and Bermuda furniture inside.

There will also be tours of `Tucker House` from 11am to 3pm. Visitors can see the dazzling furniture, crystal objects, portraits and more. They could also discover more about the history of the building, from its previous owners to its links with the Bermuda gunpowder plot.

January sees young bike riders coming to the Montpelier Arboretum park in Devonshire for the Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series.

This will be the eighth year in a row Bermuda will host this series of seven races. They kicked off in November and the 2014 leg begins on January 4th. The races for primary school children begin at four in the afternoon.

This year sees the leading mountain bike riders and BMXers taking to the course. 2014 will see advanced riders getting a shot on an exciting adventure course. People could additionally see a demonstration of bike skills and there will be a bike swap. The free event will also see a rider being selected as the overall winner by the luck of the draw. Could it be you?

Some of the biggest comedy acts in the world will be coming to Bermuda in January. They will be attending the 8th Annual Just for Laughs: Bermuda comedy festival. This will be going on for four fun filled days, from the 8th to the 11th of January.

The event is based on the famous Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival and features top comedians from Bermuda and overseas. The festival takes place at the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre and the Earl Cameron Theatre. The 8th Annual Just for Laughs: Bermuda is comprised of a series of theme nights, from Double Bill and Cabaret to thirties nights. They will have sets from top international comedians, with US comic Alonzo Bodden hosting. So why not check it out?

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda’s aim to bring opera to a wider audience is set to continue this month. This is by holding the Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) in Hamilton on January 11th.

The screening of this world renowned opera is the latest in `The Met: Live in HD` series. This is the unique occasion where a live theatre performance of Tchaikovsky’s opera, at the Metropolitan Opera, is shown on a cinema screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium at the BUEI. You will feel as if you have a front row seat at the Met when you catch this broadcast in HD, beginning at 5pm. The evening will also have a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided.

People can then enjoy the opera at the cinema by coming to the Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

January sees the island getting caught up in the annual Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. Hamilton & Pembroke will welcome a wide range of acts, across various branches of the arts. They will be appearing from the 16th of January to the 1st of March.

There will be many different shows being performed. These range from live music to dance and theatre. For instance, if you enjoy classical music or would like to hear a vocalist, you could find the right show to suit you. Patrons could also watch a stage play, attend a dance recital and so much more. There are so many fine performances to choose from at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.

January is when the island works off Christmas with the  38th Bermuda Marathon Weekend. This is the series of athletic events held annually over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. They go on from the 17th of January to the 19th of January. The Marathon Weekend is sponsored by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, KPMG and HSBC.

People can now experience the Bermuda Marathon Weekend and check out the various events. They take in a number of walking and running races, which attract hundreds of competitors every year. These include the famous full marathon, the half marathon and the KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile. The weekend is also known for holding the Bermuda Triangle, taking in the 10K Walk and the HSBC Bermuda 10K. This is why so many athletes and fans come to the Bermuda Marathon Weekend.

Another highpoint of the Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts will be having Melanie Marshall in Concert. Bermuda is pleased to have the British born Broadway actress and singer coming to the island. She will be performing at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall on January 21st.

The star of the hit stage show “Fela!” will be displaying her wide vocal range. These take in jazz, opera, oratorio, cabaret and much more. Miss Marshall will be joined by the pianist Jason Thompson for an incredible night of music and chat.

The world famous ballet company Ballet Black is due to arrive in Bermuda in January. The company, headed by Cassa Pancho, features among the foremost black and Asian ballet dancers working today. They will be putting on a dazzling display of their abilities for three days, during the Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts.

The pride of the Royal Opera House will be dancing at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall on Friday the 24th to Sunday the 26th of January. Their diverse programme will have choreography from some of the most prestigious names around. Their visit will also include a production of the wartime ballet story `War Letters` and so much more.

January the 25th marks the birthday of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Bermuda will be commemorating the event by hosting the 77th annual Caledonian Society of Bermuda Burns Supper. The Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa has long been the site of this celebration of the life and work of the great 18th Century Scottish poet.

There will be music, food and drink. This is as well as having guest speakers and poetry readings. The evening is also known for having an enjoyable cocktail reception and a full five course dinner. What’s more, what could be better than a rendition of Auld Lang Syne?

The Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts is also proud to present Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in Concert on January 28th.

The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall in Hamilton will play host to a performance of classic Irish music. The evening will feature the musical stylings of two of the finest Irish musicians on the scene. They are Martin Hayes from County Clare in Ireland and Dennis Cahill, an Irish American from Chicago.

The musicians have pulled their resources to play classical Irish music with a new twist. Their music has been inspired by the old country as well as over the world. The duo is committed to taking Irish music to the next level and you can experience the results for yourself this January.

Among the theatrical highlights of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will be a new version of the classic play `Long Day’s Journey into Night `.

The award winning drama has wowed audiences for decades. The play will now be performed at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall for three nights. It will open on the 31st of January and go on till February 2nd. The production will be directed by Bermuda’s own Timothy Trimingham Lee. This is fitting because the play was written by the late American playwright Eugene O’Neill, who had great affection for the island. Theatre lovers can now see the fruits of his labour in January.

This has been a breakdown of the many events Bermuda will be holding in January. The island intends to go on in 2014 just as it has before. This is by confirming its position as one of the top visitor destinations on the planet. The future in Bermuda looks bright.

Things to do in Bermuda in January 2014

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