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This weeks events

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

Launch and Book Signing of Junkanoo -The Spirit of a People, by The Lonesome Photographer

Tuesday 12th December 2017  6:00 PM

The Official Launch and Book Signing of Junkanoo -The Spirit of a People, by The Lonesome Photographer.


An Event Supported by The Ministry of Culture.
Junior Junkanoo parade winners will rush out to the heart-pounding music of legendary Junkanoo drummer "Chippie" Chipman.

The Jazz Cats band of Adrian D'Aguilar will also provide a soundtrack for the event, performing a fusion of Junkanoo Jazz + Rake and Scrape.

Photographer Alessandro Sarno will be on hand to sign copies of his latest Bahamas coffee table book:
Junkanoo: The Spirit of A People.
Come early for a night of Junkanoo fun, and invite a friend!

Note: A limited number of Junkanoo: The Spirit of A People coffee table books will be available ($100). Signed copies of the book are also available at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas store.
The Official Launch and Book Signing of Junkanoo -The Spirit of a People, by The Lonesome Photographer

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

HeadKnowles Helpathon Helping To Heal

Wednesday 13th December 2017  8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY DEC 13th 8PM - 10PM ...
HeadKnowles Helpathon Hurricane Relief Fundraiser - our Helping to Heal Telethon​. We are donating building & home supplies to Ragged Island and Acklins.

HeadKnowles Helpathon Helping To Heal

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Thursday 14th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF Presents: Oceans & Environment Film Showcase at The Retreat Gardens

Thursday 14th December 2017  5:30 PM

Pre reception before the film showcase followed by an Aliv panel discussion on the Environment | Cocktails 5:00 pm | Film 5:30 pm | Rating: General Audience

Click Here To See What Else Is Going With Bahamas International Film Festival 2017!
BIFF Presents: Oceans & Environment Film Showcase at The Retreat Gardens

FNU~Bahamas Information Meeting

Thursday 14th December 2017  6:00 PM

Learn about the fully online programs Florida National University (FNU) offers and start your higher educational journey!
Look At Florida National University Listing Page Here To See What Else Is Going On.

FNU~Bahamas Information Meeting

Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism

Thursday 14th December 2017  6:00 PM

Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to the opening of the exhibition “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism”, on December 14th starting at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to gather on West Hill Street to participate in the opening of our magnificent gates by master metalworker, Tyrone Ferguson. The assembly will proceed to the unfolding NAGB Amphitheatre to hear the festive sounds of Rhythm’n’Youth. The evening’s entertainment will continue with smooth holiday vibes provided by Adrian D’Aguilar and friends.

Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational

Thursday 14th December 2017  6:00 PM

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational


2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational The ultimate vacation with a twist! Sponsored by International Gymnastics Camp. Men's and Women's gymnastics competition, AC Trampoline and Tumbling competition. December 14th - 17th, 2017. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This is the largest Gymnastics Competition in the Caribbean, and it will feature men’s and women’s gymnastics, plus trampoline and tumbling. Special guest will be three-time Olympic Champion, Svetlana Boginskaya.
Check Out The Bahamas Star Gymnastics Listing Page Here On BahamasLocal.com.
Event Schedule: Competition will be ALLDAY Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly.
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Competition Venue: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Resorts www.atlantis.com

3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thursday 14th December 2017  6:00 PM

3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Club Liaison presents "Illumination"

Thursday 14th December 2017  6:30 PM

Club Liaison presents Illumination

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Friday 15th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational

Friday 15th December 2017  8:00 AM

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational


2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational The ultimate vacation with a twist! Sponsored by International Gymnastics Camp. Men's and Women's gymnastics competition, AC Trampoline and Tumbling competition. December 14th - 17th, 2017. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This is the largest Gymnastics Competition in the Caribbean, and it will feature men’s and women’s gymnastics, plus trampoline and tumbling. Special guest will be three-time Olympic Champion, Svetlana Boginskaya.
Check Out The Bahamas Star Gymnastics Listing Page Here On BahamasLocal.com.
Event Schedule: Competition will be ALLDAY Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly.
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Club Rosters: Click Here to download

Rotation Sheets: Click Here to download

Competition Venue: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Resorts www.atlantis.com

Artists Talk: Shepherding Courage

Friday 15th December 2017  6:00 PM

Artists' Talk: Shepherding Courage
On Friday, December 15th, starting at 6 p.m., we invite the general public to the first artists’ talk and gallery walk for our new exhibition “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism,” with Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Jace McKinney, Samantha Moree and Allan P. Wallace. Following the conversation, Katrina Cartwright, NAGB’s Education Officer will guide a walkthrough with the artists to speak about the works presented in the show. The event is free and open to the public.

Artists Talk: Shepherding Courage

George Gardiner Junkanoo Parade

Friday 15th December 2017  6:00 PM

George Gardiner Junkanoo Parade

Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Divas In Motion Disco Gala

Friday 15th December 2017  7:00 PM

Divas In Motion Disco Opening Gala Honouring Women In Film Achievement Rae Dawn Chong
Check Out The Bahamas International Film Festival Page HERE For More Information.
Divas In Motion Disco Opening Gala Honouring Women In Film Achievement Rae Dawn ChongThere is no better time to emphasis and position women in the forefront of the film industry and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is doing just that.
Rae Dawn Chong was born in Edmonton, Canada. She is the daughter of comedian and actor Tommy Chong. Chong's father is of Chinese and Scotch-Irish descent, and her mother is of Afro-Canadian and Cherokee descent.

“With the conscious decision to honor and celebrate Women In Film at BIFF in December, I could not think of a better honoree than Rae Dawn Chong," says Leslie Vanderpool, Vanderpool is grateful to tribute one of her childhood actors.
As the eldest daughter of comedian Tommy Chong, she started acting at age 11 as an extra in with Robert Downey Sr. film, then joining SAG to appear in Disney’s Whiz Kids of Riverton. Rae Dawn started her career in the early 70’s acting in television roles and receiving the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 1983 where she performed in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire.

Rae Dawn has contributed to the industry as an actress, writer, producer and love interest in Mick Jagger's video Just Another Night.
Rae Dawn appeared with her father in Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and Far Out Man (1990).

She shined in such films like Commando (1985), Time Runner (1993) and Soul Man (1986). Her most awarded role was playing Harpo's girlfriend Squeek aka, Mary Agnes in Steven Spielberg's five-time Academy Award-nominated film, The Color Purple (1985).
Rae Dawn continues to grace the screen appearing with Susan Sarandon and Jason Segal with the Duplass brothers film
Jeff Who Lives At Home.
As a Writer & Producer she became hooked since 1993 and in 2000 she wrote and directed Cursed part 3 and a short film Mary’s Stigmata which won a contest for Crazy 8’s.

Rae Dawn is constantly working and has many pilots to be developed, in between her busy schedule of being a member of the Academy, SAG, and other organizations.

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Saturday 16th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

Nassau Jingle Bell Jog 5k (Arawak Cay)

Saturday 16th December 2017  7:00 AM

Nassau Jingle Bell Jog 5k (Arawak Cay)

The Nassau Jingle Bell Jog 5k (Arawak Cay) is an annual running event that champions all things associated with the festive winter holidays… Jingle Bells, Santa, Mistletoe, Egg Nog, Reindeer, Elves, Junkanoo, Presents! Most events give out a shirt with your entry; not this event! All participants will receive a Santa Suit costume! You will also receive a pair of Jingle Bells to tie to your running shoes! The sights and sounds of running Santas will take over Nassau! All finishers will be treated with a Holiday themed medal!

THE COURSE
The Course, of the Nassau Jingle Bell Jog 5K, will be an out and back run from Western Esplanade to the Saunders Beach area.

PARKING
Parking for the event will be available at the Arawak Cay, Western Esplanade and Fort Charlotte.

WATER STOP/AID STATION
There will be a water stop at approximately Mile 1 & 2 of the course. Additionally the Finish area will feature water, food, and holiday themed refreshments!

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational

Saturday 16th December 2017  8:00 AM

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational


2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational The ultimate vacation with a twist! Sponsored by International Gymnastics Camp. Men's and Women's gymnastics competition, AC Trampoline and Tumbling competition. December 14th - 17th, 2017. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This is the largest Gymnastics Competition in the Caribbean, and it will feature men’s and women’s gymnastics, plus trampoline and tumbling. Special guest will be three-time Olympic Champion, Svetlana Boginskaya.
Check Out The Bahamas Star Gymnastics Listing Page Here On BahamasLocal.com.
Event Schedule: Competition will be ALLDAY Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly.
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Club Rosters: Click Here to download

Rotation Sheets: Click Here to download

Competition Venue: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Resorts www.atlantis.com

MASTER CLASS IN ACTING at BIFF 2017

Saturday 16th December 2017  9:00 AM

MASTER CLASS IN ACTING at BIFF 2017
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 | MASTER CLASS IN ACTING Taught by GLENN KALISON
9:00AM – 12:00PM | $ 40.00 early bird - $ 60.00 after November 22


Glenn KalisonGlenn Kalison is a leading entertainment executive who founded of Relativity Education, an educational unit born inside the film studio, Relativity Media. He is also an accomplished actor, a leading performance coach, and recognized expert in the fields of performing and media arts education. He has offered his expertise as a frequent guest contributor for Backstage, the leading publication for casting news and advice. In addition, Kalison has been cited as an industry expert in articles published by CNN and The Wall Street Journal.

As a perennial New York actor, Kalison has appeared in such films as The Good Shepherd, Mystery Team, and TV shows such as Elementary, Smash, Law and Order (all three), Lights Out, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. He also has an extensive theatrical resume including “The Language Archive” produced by Tony-winning group, Roundabout Theater Company.

Kalison holds a Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Irvine and a BS in Business Administration from Lehigh University. Kalison is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association.

British Colonial Hilton Presents Cookies and Crafts with Santa

Saturday 16th December 2017  10:00 AM

Santa Claus is on his way! It's time to prepare for Christmas Day. All the children squeal with glee. Come to Hilton and sit on Santa's knee Check Out The British Colonial Hilton Nassau Listing Page For More Events and Activities.

British Colonial Hilton Cookies and Crafts with Santa

Bahamas International Archery Tournament

Saturday 16th December 2017  11:00 AM

Join us for the Bahamas International Archery Tournament December 16, 2017.

Venue: Bahamas Youth Camp, Gladstone Road

Time: 11am-5pm

Bahamas International Archery Tournament

I Do? - Marriage Documentary

Saturday 16th December 2017  12:15 PM

I Do? - Marriage Documentary@ Baha Mar, Theater 3
Rating: General Audience
I Do? A light-hearted documentary about the “crazy” concept of marriage.
When we say “I Do”. . . what exactly do we say yes to?

* Can you love just one person with all your heart and soul f-o-r-e-v-e-r!? If so, how? Why?
* Does marriage make us better together then we are apart?
* Monogamy. Is it realistic?

It’s commiserating with broken souls and celebrating long lasting love affairs – all with a sense of humor and based in true reality.

It’s free therapy. . . (for me).

I’m Joe Brandmeier; producer, director, husband. Am I alone in my curiosity about this universal concept – or my marital struggles, joy and (occasional) pain? I’ve been out on the road connecting, sharing, and learning from long-time married couples to naïve newly-engaged types and those walking the marital trenches in between.

TCFF “Best Documentary” --- brought to you by Executive Producers Joe Brandmeier and national Emmy-winner Joan Steffend, past winners of the Grand Award from the International Film and TV Festival of New York (and much more).

Night Lights At Ardastra

Saturday 16th December 2017  6:00 PM

Join us next Saturday (Dec. 16th) as we launch Night Lights At Ardastra - magical light displays and festive entertainment.
6pm - 9pm. Last admission at 8:30pm. Admission: $5 per person (including members).

Night Lights At Ardastra

Slim Aarons: The High Life

Saturday 16th December 2017  6:30 PM

Slim Aarons: The High Life at the Captain's Table on Saturday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m. This showing is under the auspices of BIFF and part proceeds will go to the BHS.

Slim Aarons: The High Life' at the Captain's Table on Saturday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Check Out What Else Is Happening With Bahamas International Film Festival HERE.
Check Out What Else Is Happening With Bahamas Humane Society HERE.

FreshLive 2017 Featuring K-Ci & JoJo and Keith Sweat

Saturday 16th December 2017  7:00 PM

FreshLive 2017 Featuring K-Ci & JoJo and Keith Sweat

K-Ci & JoJo And Keith Sweat Featuring Bahamian artist Anwar.



December 16, 2017


It all goes down at BahaMar Convention Center. Gates open 7pm and the show starts 9pm SHARP.
Tickets are now on sale at Air Brush Junkies, Olives Cable Beach, The Swimming Pigs( Baha Mar) and Smugglers Downtown. For added value purchase tickets on www.FreshEntBah.com in our box office. (Online tickets are eligible for the triple treat weekend offers [limited] TBA).

BIFF 2017
BIFF 2017

Sunday 17th December 2017

Don't miss the Bahamas International Film Festival 2017 featuring independent films from around the world December 10-17, 2017.

BIFF 2017 | Bahamas International Film Festival

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational

Sunday 17th December 2017  8:00 AM

2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational


2017 Atlantis Crown Invitational The ultimate vacation with a twist! Sponsored by International Gymnastics Camp. Men's and Women's gymnastics competition, AC Trampoline and Tumbling competition. December 14th - 17th, 2017. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This is the largest Gymnastics Competition in the Caribbean, and it will feature men’s and women’s gymnastics, plus trampoline and tumbling. Special guest will be three-time Olympic Champion, Svetlana Boginskaya.
Check Out The Bahamas Star Gymnastics Listing Page Here On BahamasLocal.com.
Event Schedule: Competition will be ALLDAY Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly.
Click Here to download

Club Rosters: Click Here to download

Rotation Sheets: Click Here to download

Competition Venue: Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Resorts www.atlantis.com

Lowes Wholesale Drug Agency Ltd | Natural No Lye Natural Hair Event

Sunday 17th December 2017  12:00 PM

This holiday season, the Natural No Lye event will be in Nassau, The Bahamas in the Convention Centre of the Baha Mar Hotel with upbeat, non-stop entertainment and attraction.

When doors open at 12pm, the entire event space will be buzzing with live marketing activity. The event will showcase the best brands in hair, health, and beauty for the modern women of color. Attendees will be inundated with special limited-edition products, offers, & samples, an unforgettable stage show, and a bevy of swag! Join us in celebrating the rich and vibrant heritage of Nassau’s Naturals - brown skin, beautiful curly or coiled hair and femininity.
Check Out Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agency Ltd Listing Page Here

Lowes Wholesale Drug Agency Ltd | Natural No Lye Natural Hair Event

Ardastra Family Movie Night

Sunday 17th December 2017  6:00 PM

Make it a Family Movie Night next Sunday (Dec.17th). Experience the Night Lights and then settle down for a Christmas movie with holidays treats on sale.
Admission: $10 for adults , $5 for children 12 yrs and younger Members: $5 per person.

Ardastra Family Movie Night

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC

Monday 18th December 2017  8:30 PM

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC Come To Be Entertained
Every Monday Starting: 8:30pm @ STUDIO CAFE West Bay Street | Compass Point Studio Grounds

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC

Upcoming events

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Presents Breakfast With Claus

Wednesday 20th December 2017  8:00 AM

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Presents Breakfast With Claus

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Presents Breakfast With Claus

Thursday 21st December 2017  8:00 AM

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Presents Breakfast With Claus

THE BLACK OUT: EDEN...Welcome to the Garden.

Friday 22nd December 2017  8:00 PM

Welcome to the garden...It's a different experience. #theblackout. #EDEN 12.22.17


THE BLACK OUT: EDEN...Welcome to the Garden.

Red Bottom Affair With Cardi B

Monday 25th December 2017

Ms. Bodak Yellow herself will be hitting the Bahamian stage this Christmas, for the very first time!
Who is excited to see Cardi B LIVE? The BTC Crew will be there, as a Proud
Sponsor.

Red Bottom Affair With Cardi B

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC

Monday 25th December 2017  8:30 PM

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC Come To Be Entertained
Every Monday Starting: 8:30pm @ STUDIO CAFE West Bay Street | Compass Point Studio Grounds

COME TO THE MIC - FEATURED SESSIONS/OPEN MIC