- By Jan Critchley
It's that time of year again when Thanksgiving gives us all a nice early prelude to the festive season. Most restaurants will be offering Thanksgiving lunch or dinner on Thursday, November 26th with all the trimmings, and here are just a couple of suggestions to whet your appetite. Plumrose at Prospect Reef have a full four-course lunch with in-house entertainment from 11:30am till 3pm. Over at Cane Garden Bay, Myett's are also doing the traditional dinner with all the fixin's and seasonal regulars, Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats (see below) will be performing live on stage after dinner. Last but not least for all the soccer fans is Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda which will be showing all the NFL games at Jumbies Beach Bar and on the Big Screen.
It's MOscar night! A red carpet event where the nominees (and their moustaches) compete in various movie themed categories such as, "Best Bromance Mo," "Best Western Mo," and, of course, the "Leading Lady." This fun event takes place on Nanny Cay Beach at 6pm on Sunday, November 29th and there are great prizes to be won, all in aid of men's health. Funds raised go towards prostate cancer treatment, research and awareness.
Fun Car Rally
Governor's Gourmet Gathering Join his Excellency the Governor, John Duncan, his wife and VISAR for the annual Governor's Gourmet Gathering at 7pm on Friday, November 27th. The dress code is elegant for this special night where top BVI restaurants will prepare signature canapés for you to enjoy. Walk the grounds of the Governor's residence, sample delicious bites, enjoy live entertainment, an auction and open bar. Tickets are $85 each and all proceeds go toward saving lives at sea. There is limited space available, so call VISAR on 494-4357 for tickets or more information.
The Beaux' Stratagem
Don't miss Appleby's BVI Theatre Series latest production, National Theatre Live's, The Beaux Stratagem showing at the HLSCC Auditorium at 7pm on Saturday, November 28th. The play by George Farquhar is set in early eighteenth century London and is about two men about town, who, with all their money spent, decide to ride into the country as a Lord and his servant, to impress the country folk and let fate take its course. Get your tickets today from HLSCC, Sunny Caribbee, The Watering Hole, House and Digicel.
Hudson & The Hoo Doo Cats
Out of St Louis, International Recording Artist Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats are seasonal regulars at Myett's, and they will be playing live on stage this week, on the 26th and 27th November. This popular band has over 4,000 performances and five CDs to their name, their repertoire is swingin' shufflin' blues, 50s rock and roll and up-tempo sounds that you can get down and boogie to. So head over to Myett's to see this popular live band in full swing.
Lighting up the Tree
Christmas is just around the corner, so get in the festive spirit and bring all the family to help with lighting up the Christmas Tree with the Lions Club of Tortola together with BVI Christian Council on Saturday, 28th November at 7:30pm at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza.
Market Day Sale
Rent a stall and sell your unwanted items, or unearth a treasure at the Annual Market Day, at the Festival Village Grounds on Saturday, November 28th from 6am. There will be fun and games for all the family and food and drinks on sale at this fundraiser for the Calvary Wesleyan Holiness Church. Interested vendors should contact Julia on 499-5134 or Marcelle on 543-2775.