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This weeks events

Recover | UB's Visual Arts Department End of Year Show

Wednesday 7th December 2016  6:00 PM

Experience Recover, the University of the Bahamas' Visual Arts Department End of Year Show Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at The Pro Gallery. This student exhibition explores themes of recovery relating to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Works will be on display until Wednesday, 14th December.

Time: 6-8pm

For more information please contact Keisha Oliver at keisha.oliver@ub.edu.bs.

Recover | UB's Visual Arts Department End of Year Show

Glory Days Celebration Service 2016

Wednesday 7th December 2016  7:00 PM

Don't miss Glory Days Celebration Service 2016 featuring guest speaker Apostle raymond Wells, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, starting at 7pm at Word of Life Kingdom Ministries.

Glory Days Celebration Service 2016

BIFF 2016 | Girl Flu

Friday 9th December 2016  12:00 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: Girl Flu


BIFF 2016 | Girl Flu

Bird, 12, wise beyond her years, finds herself having to take care of her fun-but-flighty stoner of a mom, Jenny. When Bird is humiliated by getting her first period at the school picnic, the delicate balance at home blows up as Bird and Jenny struggle to navigate the onslaught of change and raging hormones. After making some regrettable decisions along the way, with the help of Jenny’s golden-hearted boyfriend and her rock steady best friend, both mother and daughter discover what it means to really become a woman.

Showtimes:
Monday, December 5 | 2:00pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 12:00pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 5


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF 2016 | The House on Coco Road

Friday 9th December 2016  12:30 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: The House on Coco Road


BIFF 2016 | The House on Coco Road

In 1983 my mother is offered a position in the Ministry of Education and we leave our home in Oakland and move to Grenada. I’d never seen her happier. Grenada was briefly our home. In 1983 the United States led a military invasion following the assassination of the young popular Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop. We hid under the bed for three days as bombs shook our new paradise, and changed its course forever. Sixteen years later, in 1999, I returned to Grenada with my mother, and began shooting a documentary film, searching for her story, one that felt not just untold, but unfinished. In 2014, I discovered a box of family super 8 footage of my great grandmother in rural Louisiana on the land our family sharecropped and my grandmother’s migration west. I started to unravel my mother’s path to activism. I started to understand why my mother, and a group of tireless women, had put their lives on the line, daring to build a better world. You may not know their names, but they have changed the course of history.

Showtimes:
Monday, December 5 | 4:00pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 12:30pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 3


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF 2016 | Tyrese Gibson: Shame

Friday 9th December 2016  3:30 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: Tyrese Gibson | Shame


BIFF 2016 | Tyrese Gibson: Shame

Jacobs tries to pursue his career dreams while battling drugs and alcohol, and fighting to take care of his family.

Showtimes:
Monday, December 5 | 8:00pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 3:30pm | Pirates Republic, Woodes Rodgers Warf


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF 2016 | DIVA Enemy of the People

Friday 9th December 2016  3:30 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: DIVA Enemy of the People


BIFF 2016 | DIVA Enemy of the People

A tale of fashion and rebellion in paradise.
Parisian crossdresser Vincent travels to his homeland, the small Caribbean Island of St Lucia to stage the fashion show of his dreams. On an Island of fierce sexual politics, his arrival sparks immediate controversy with his flamboyant persona and sexuality splitting public opinion.

Vincent is an edgy, cutting, passionate, and witty character who is known for his love of women’s clothing, in particular high heels. He is also not without ego and sees himself as a potential saviour to the Island’s fashion industry.
Throughout, Vincent trains a group of young, inexperienced, aspiring models, with whom he forms a unique bond of friendship and loyalty. But from his arrival on the Island, Vincent begins to criticise the local fashion industry leading to resentment from some of the Islands’ elite. It is not long before Vincent is fighting local hostilities, homophobia, and Island Officials.
Vincent and his fashion show soon become a direct challenge to the Island's status quo and the Island's chief power broker.
And just 24 hours before the show, Vincent’s relationship with his co-producers completely breaks down. Tensions will rise, angers flare, and all goes wrong.

Showtimes:
Monday, December 5 | 5:45pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 3:30pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 5

Saturday, December 10 | 12:00pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 2


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF 2016 | SHAVASANA

Friday 9th December 2016  5:00 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: SHAVASANA


BIFF 2016 | SHAVASANA

Struggling to alleviate the aching pain of regret, a young woman pushes herself through a strenuous yoga class. As the heat and physical challenges begin to take a toll on her mind and body she is confronted by her past, bringing her closer to achieving peace and Forgiveness.

Showtimes:
Tuesday, December 6 | 1:00pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 5:00pm | Galleria Mall at Marathon


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF 2016 | Living Room Coffin

Friday 9th December 2016  5:00 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: Living Room Coffin


BIFF 2016 | Living Room Coffin

A dark comedy about a young woman who receives a coffin anonymously in the mail and must go on a odyssey to discover the sender.

Showtimes:
Tuesday, December 6 | 4:30pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 5:00pm | Galleria Mall At Marathon


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

Christmas at the ER

Friday 9th December 2016  7:00 PM

Don't miss the live performance of Christmas in the ER, written and directed by Dario "Erics" Poitier, December 9 and 10, 2016, at The University of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre.

Showtime: 7pm

Christmas at the ER

Island Rock Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe

Friday 9th December 2016  9:00 PM

NEW DATE: FRIDAY, December 9, 2016

Don't miss another Friday night of the best in Bahamian talent with the Island Rock Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe. Friday, November 25, 2016, enjoy the sounds of Tebby!!!

Island Rock Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe

Glow Candles Pop Up Shop at Good Fellow Farms Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 10th December 2016  9:00 AM

Christmas is in the air with the Glow Candles Pop Up Shop at Good Fellow Farms Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 9am-3pm.

Glow Candles Pop Up Shop at Good Fellow Farms Christmas Craft Fair

Farm to Table Pop Up Market

Saturday 10th December 2016  9:00 AM

Don't miss the Farm to Table Pop Up Market Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 9am-1pm at St. Andrew's School.

Farm to Table Pop Up Market

BIFF 2016 | DIVA Enemy of the People

Saturday 10th December 2016  12:00 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: DIVA Enemy of the People


BIFF 2016 | DIVA Enemy of the People

A tale of fashion and rebellion in paradise.
Parisian crossdresser Vincent travels to his homeland, the small Caribbean Island of St Lucia to stage the fashion show of his dreams. On an Island of fierce sexual politics, his arrival sparks immediate controversy with his flamboyant persona and sexuality splitting public opinion.

Vincent is an edgy, cutting, passionate, and witty character who is known for his love of women’s clothing, in particular high heels. He is also not without ego and sees himself as a potential saviour to the Island’s fashion industry.
Throughout, Vincent trains a group of young, inexperienced, aspiring models, with whom he forms a unique bond of friendship and loyalty. But from his arrival on the Island, Vincent begins to criticise the local fashion industry leading to resentment from some of the Islands’ elite. It is not long before Vincent is fighting local hostilities, homophobia, and Island Officials.
Vincent and his fashion show soon become a direct challenge to the Island's status quo and the Island's chief power broker.
And just 24 hours before the show, Vincent’s relationship with his co-producers completely breaks down. Tensions will rise, angers flare, and all goes wrong.

Showtimes:
Monday, December 5 | 5:45pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Friday, December 9 | 3:30pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 5

Saturday, December 10 | 12:00pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 2


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

Spirit of Christmas at The Botanical Gardens

Saturday 10th December 2016  12:00 PM

Bring the entire family to experience the Spirit of Christmas at The Botanical Gardens Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 12-9pm.

Enjoy a day of caroling, holiday eats and treats, a Christmas craft fair, holiday entertainment, a tree lighting and more!!!

Admission: $5 Adults | $3 Children

Spirit of Christmas at The Botanical Gardens

Festival de Navidad | Christmas Concert

Saturday 10th December 2016  4:00 PM

Bring the family as we remember the reason for the season with Festival de Navidad, a Christmas concert at Christ Church Cathedral on George Street Saturday, December 10, 2016, starting at 4pm.

Tickets: Adults $15 | Children 12 & under $7

For more information call 242-698-7766.

Festival de Navidad | Christmas Concert

Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon

Saturday 10th December 2016  5:30 PM

Bring the family for Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon December 3, 10 and 17, 2016, at Ardastra Gardens.

Time: 5:30-8pm

Schedule:
December 3 | The Polar Express
December 10 | Elf
December 17 | Viewer's Choice

Entry: Non-members $5 per person | Members FREE


Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon

The Red Dress Soiree 2016

Saturday 10th December 2016  6:30 PM

Don't miss The Red Dress Soiree 2016!!! A splendid event featuring twelve phenomenal leading ladies, twelve haute couture red gowns, and one magical night benefiting The Bahamas AIDS Foundation.

The Red Dress Soiree is a high energy runway show that honours exceptional Bahamian women and celebrates local fashion designers. World-class entertainment, a gourmet dinner and a silent auction where all proceeds benefit the Bahamas AIDS Foundation round out this unique experience dubbed the #glamorousgiveback.

Venue: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis


Red Dress Soiree

Christmas at the ER

Saturday 10th December 2016  7:00 PM

Don't miss the live performance of Christmas in the ER, written and directed by Dario "Erics" Poitier, December 9 and 10, 2016, at The University of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre.

Showtime: 7pm

Christmas at the ER

DOVS Enterprise Let's Talk

Saturday 10th December 2016  7:00 PM

Join D.O.V.S. Enterprise for Let's Talk, an evening of testimony through song and dance Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Church of God on Bernard Road starting at 7pm.

For more information contact Mrs. Tamika Campbell at 242-434-8260.

DOVS Enterprise Let's Talk

Alpha Wood Scholarship Ball

Saturday 10th December 2016  7:30 PM

Don't miss the Alpha Wood Scholarship Ball Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the British Colonial Hilton.

Dress code: Black Tie

Cocktails @ 7:30pm | Dinner @ 8pm

Alpha Wood Scholarship Ball

The 4th Quarter Boat Cruise

Saturday 10th December 2016  8:00 PM

Join us as the Barraterre Exuma Captains & First Mates present The 4th Quarter Boat Cruise, Saturday, December 10, 2016, on board The Island Link.

Enjoy music by DJ Tank, DJ Xtra Large and Code Red as well as cash prizes and giveaways.

Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 at the boat

The 4th Quarter Boat Cruise

The Christmas Party to Remember

Saturday 10th December 2016  8:00 PM

Don't miss The Christmas Party to Remember presented by YBE Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Mario's Skating Rink from 8pm until.

Enjoy performances by Nesbeth, MDeez, and Patrice Roberts, along with music by Selector Chronic, DJ Tank, Xtra Large, Unruly DJs, DJ 2 Short, Selector JMac, DJ Snix, DJ Lil Giant, Swelector Muggles, DJ Kannona and Hollister!!!

Admission: $25

The Christmas Party to Remember

Strut Your Mutt 2016

Sunday 11th December 2016  2:45 PM

Bring your four-legged friend for Strut Your Mutt, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Goodman's Bay West.

Registration: 2:45-3:45pm

Walk starts at 4pm.

Strut Your Mutt 2016

BIFF 2016 | Between Sisters

Sunday 11th December 2016  4:45 PM

Join us for the 13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival December 5-11, 2016, with films showing in Harbour Island and Nassau.

Film: Between Sisters


BIFF 2016 | Between Sisters

The two Italian sisters Ornella and Teresa have cared for each other through their whole lives. Teresa is now in her life’s twilight and having problems facing fate, whilst her memory is slowly fading out. Before it’s too late, Ornella decides to confront Teresa with a painful untold story that goes back to their childhood and might change their close bond forever.
The film is a warm portray of an Italian family, seen through the eyes of Ornella's son, Manu. With humour and tenderness it brings out what it means to build a life upon a secret.

Showtimes:
Tuesday, December 6 | 3:00pm | Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Sunday, December 11 | 4:45pm | Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 3


For ticket information click here.


13th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival

The Next Big Thing|Fashion Show

Sunday 11th December 2016  6:00 PM

Don't miss the The Next Big Thing|Fashion Show, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

Dress Code: Red Carpet

Cost: $25 in advance|$30 at the door|$50 VIP


Next Big Thing|Fashion Show

Sunday Social

Sunday 11th December 2016  6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of music and dance under Nassau's moonlight. It's Sunday Social, every Sunday from 6-10pm at the Cosmosis Institute on Dean's Lane.

Cover: $20

Sunday Social at Cosmosis Institute

Bahamas National Youth Choir 8th Annual Christmas Concert

Tuesday 13th December 2016  7:30 PM

Bring the family for the Bahamas National Youth Choir 8th Annual Christmas Concert Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Trinity Methodist Church.

Admission: FREE

Bahamas National Youth Choir 8th Annual Christmas Concert

BREA Annual Christmas Event

Wednesday 14th December 2016  4:00 PM

Join us for the BREA Annual Christmas Event December 14, 2016, from 4-7pm at One Ocean, Paradise Island.

BREA Annual Christmas Event

Upcoming events

Caribbean Showdown II Bahamas vs Haiti

Friday 16th December 2016  8:00 PM

Don't miss Caribbean Showdown II Bahamas vs. Haiti Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium starting at 8pm.

General Admission $25 | VIP $75

For more information click here.

Caribbean Showdown II Bahamas vs Haiti

The LEAD Institute Annual Family Fun Day

Saturday 17th December 2016  11:00 AM

Bring the family for The National L.E.A.D. Institute's Annual Family Fun Day, Saturday, December 17, 2016, on Carmichael Road West from 11am-5pm.

The LEAD Institute Annual Family Fun Day

Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon

Saturday 17th December 2016  5:30 PM

Bring the family for Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon December 3, 10 and 17, 2016, at Ardastra Gardens.

Time: 5:30-8pm

Schedule:
December 3 | The Polar Express
December 10 | Elf
December 17 | Viewer's Choice

Entry: Non-members $5 per person | Members FREE


Ardastra's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon

Hilton Festival of Lights Viewing Party

Saturday 17th December 2016  6:00 PM

Get the best view of the 2016 Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights with the British Colonial Hilton, Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 6-8pm.

Admission: Adults $10 | Kids $5 (10 & under)

2016 Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights

2016 Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights

Saturday 17th December 2016  6:30 PM

Don't miss the 2016 Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights, Saturday, December 17, 2016, in Nassau Harbour at 6pm.

Click here for the Hilton Viewing Party.

2016 Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights

Jingle Bell Jazz and Chocolate Vibes

Saturday 17th December 2016  7:00 PM

Get in the spirit with Jingle Bell Jazz and Chocolate Vibes Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Marlborough Square (in front of Pirates of Nassau) from 7pm-12midnight.

Jingle Bell Jazz and Chocolate Vibes

Illusions All White Moet Party

Saturday 17th December 2016  8:00 PM

Don't miss Illusions All White Moet Party hosted by Joe Koolz Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Fort Charlotte from 8pm until. Enjoy live performances by Julien Believe, Keva Major, Rake n Scrape Band, and our guest artist for the night Glen Washington!!!

Admission:
Advance - $15 general | $40 VIP
@ the Gate - $20 general | $50 VIP

Illusions All White Moet Party

Chelsea Blues LIVE at Bistro Underground Bahamas

Saturday 17th December 2016  8:00 PM

Don't miss Chelsea Blues LIVE at Bistro Underground Bahamas featuring The Sapphire Band, Chairo The Fox, Foreign Sound and more Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 8pm.

Chelsea Blues LIVE at Bistro Underground Bahamas

Boss of All Bosses

Saturday 17th December 2016  9:00 PM

Don't miss Boss of All Bosses December to Remember going down Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Mario's Skating Ring. Enjoy bottle and drink specials all night long with music by DJ Tank, Xtra Large, King Dano, Selecta 14, DJ Papa and Mad Lion.

Doors open at 9pm.

Admission: $15 before 11pm | $30 VIP

Boss of All Bosses

Sunday Social

Sunday 18th December 2016  6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of music and dance under Nassau's moonlight. It's Sunday Social, every Sunday from 6-10pm at the Cosmosis Institute on Dean's Lane.

Cover: $20

Sunday Social at Cosmosis Institute