- By Jane Bakewell
Children's Dance Fest
It's that time of year again where parents beam, children get a chance to shine and everyone comes away enriched by the talent displayed. Saturday June 15th is the annual BVI Children's Dancefest at Briercliffe Hall. Children and teens will get a chance to show the fruit of their many hours of rehearsal and love of dance. Performances will cover an array of dance styles including ballet, classic jazz, pop jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and liturgical dance. The annual Dancefest showcases over 300 young performers from the local community. The music, costumes and choreography are fresh each year and this is a great event for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are available at Bolos, Sensus Gym and the BVI Dance School. Tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for children 12 years and under. Doors open at 6:30pm.
For that Special Dad
Father's will enjoy bubbles in the water and in the glass at The Tamarind Club where there is a special Moet & Chandon Champagne brunch and pool party on Sunday, June 16th. The brunch menu includes savory breakfast and lunch items.
Plum Rose Restaurant at Prospect Reef is offering a special "Why I Love My Father's Day Brunch" featuring music by Candyman, There will be an open mike to express your love for Dad plus many delicious entrees' from Chef Imran. BVI Duty Free is offering some great discounts in time for Father's Day on cologne, perfumes (15%) and liquor (10%) from June 10th through the 15th. Get in early to select a special fragrance for your favorite father.
Palm Groovin is Movin'
Palm Groovin Restaurant is relocating at the former Beach Club Terrace and is now called Da Spot. For night owls, they will also be unveiling Club Opium and Sports Bar in the same location. The grand opening for the new venue" will be on Friday, June 14th 4:30 pm with Groovin Happy Hours on the new roadside piano deck. "Freaky Fridays" kicks off with music by DJ Bertrum and DJ Crusher. Stay on for the Live Grill featuring lobster, steak and fish. On Saturday night doors open at 11pm for more hot DJ sounds. Da Spot is open daily from 11am with local lunch and dinner and an all day "Wings Gone Wild" and "Pasta Palace" menu.
The St. Lucia comedic group Che Compeche will be performing Ste-Lisi-Dou ( St Lucia is Sweet) at Briercliffe Hall on Sunday June 16th at 8pm. This nine member group has a loyal island following and performs internationally. Using old time cultural humor this is a fun way to spend Father's Day evening with the whole family. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Bolo's and Speedys. For more information call 340-6264
Fish Fry and Basketball
All are invited to come out on Saturday June 15th for a lively night of basketball competition and a local fish fry at the Benjamin A. Romney Park at 5:30pm. Food and drinks will be on sale with music by DJ Skinny. All proceeds will be contributed to 14-year old cancer survivor, Shaheem Richards.
Open your Boot for Cedar School
Saturday is sale day and tables will be filled and cars will be lined up in the Cedar School parking lot with their "boots open" filled with all kinds of great bargains for the taking. Many will be cleaning out their households so many pre-loved and useful items will be available. Sale starts from 8am.