- By Claudia Colli
Jon Gazi plays CGB
Soak up the sounds of the weekend, with VI's Award Winning musician, Jon Gazi who will be playing at Paradise Club on Thursday, May 21st and at Myett's Beach Bar from 9-11pm Friday, May 22nd. John plays his own style of calypso driven rock music, known as "Rockalypso" and has performed alongside Shaggy, Tarrus Riley and many others. Don't miss it.
Mardi Gras Fest
Fancy a party this weekend? Well, how about a Mardi Gras Fest at Cane Garden Bay Beach on May 22nd and 23rd featuring International Dancehall King, Popcaan for the first time in the BVI. The party starts on Friday with a Bar Hop Party from 8pm to all the great bars along CGB, followed by the Mardi Gras Concert on Saturday with special guest, Popcaan who will be joined by VIBE, OMG, Njar, Ah Milli Soundz and DJ Kuga. Tickets $30 from Hazams & Bolos.
Exquisite Boat Show
The BVI Exquisite Boat Show is back for its second year, and all are invited to the three-day power boating experience filled with music, entertainment, a host of top prizes and of course awesome boats! This exciting event will be held from Thursday, May 21st to Saturday, May 23rd at Village Cay Marina (Dock B). The show begins on Thursday with a new Buyers Cocktail event from 5pm till 8pm and the main event will take place on Saturday where local and international boaters alike are gearing up to compete in the Boat Show's exhibition segment for a chance to win over $13,000 in cash and prizes. For more information go to www.exquisiteboatshow.com
Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta
Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, May 22nd to 24th is a firm favorite on the BVI regatta calendar as it's known for its great racing, live music, great food and partying. And, now ALL boats can take part in the racing. Following the racing, don't miss live music roots reggae/funk band, Savi Fernandez Band on Saturday night at 8:30pm following Foxy's Caribbean Beach BBQ and the Bob Marley Tribute Happy Hour on Sunday at 4pm. Call 495-9258 for details.
Don't miss Matcha's $5 Tuesdays with $5 Hennessy mixed drinks and 2 for $5 Coors Light this and every Tuesday from 6pm with food fresh off the grill. See you there!
Leverick Bay Poker Run
Poker Run fans are eagerly awaiting the roaring start on Sunday May 24th for 14th anniversary of the event. Following the race finish, the action continues with live music, fashion show at 6pm and prize-giving at 7pm. Best yet, a large proportion of the entry fees are donated to local charities.
High school student are encouraged to enter the Empowerment Poem Competition. The theme of the poem is to be centred on motivation, empowerment and love. Poems must have a maximum of three verses and a maximum of four lines per verse. Great prizes to be won. Submit poems to email@example.com or to your school's principal. For more information call Dr. Cindy M. George at 346-0662.