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This Week in Aruba: October 12-18, 2018 - Presented by One Happy Podcast

Released Saturday, 13th October 2018
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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, October 12th to Thursday, October 18th also known as timeshare week 41. Together with my trusty partner Maggie, we are bringing you the latest events and happenings in Aruba.

The shoutout for this week goes to RJ Aruba of Aruba Outdoor Adventures, one of the best, if not THE best snorkel excursions in the island. You can visit the website here: https://www.arubaoutdooradventures.com/ so he can hook you up with a pedal-kayak excursion and see a different side of Aruba that you don’t normally get to see.

Now, let’s jump straight ahead to the events section.


Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month *updated with 2018 specials*

When: October 2018
Where: Aruba
This month-long event throughout October highlights authentic Aruban cuisine. The restaurants’ prix-fixe menus allow visitors to enjoy local cuisine for a very reasonable price, with lunches costing $15 and dinners $30 - $40.
No passes, tickets or vouchers are required— attending diners can simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the program dates to enjoy the special menu offerings. More than 65 restaurants sign up for this culinary event and incorporate authentic local dishes in their menu. Restaurants that already feature local menus are adding on specials and accenting on the local flavors.
Reservations are always recommended!
Click on selected restaurants to view their Eat Local special!

Other participating restaurants:



Opening Charles Grill

When: 12 October / 11:00 am
Where: Charles Grill (Jaburibari 26B, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/311138879668…

In a few days, you will have the pleasure of tasting the best grilled dishes in ARUBA!

Aruba's Global Culinary Experience

When: 13 October / 7:00-10:30pm
Where: University of Aruba
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/200197054655…

Following last year’s very successful Al Fresco Fund Raising Dinner, the students of EPI HORECA and the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies (FHTMS) are again under the initiative and guidance of Marin Bijl and the Food and Beverage staff of Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive Resort along with new participating partners, preparing another wonderful evening for the Aruban community.

This event will be slightly different. Instead of the five-course paired dinner, there will be taster stations, introducing the guest to the delicate tastes of a variety of global culinary regions. The foods will be paired with an assortment of wines and other beverages that will titillate the taste buds.

Vegan Night at Senses Fine Dining this October!

When: 13 October / 7:00-10:00pm
Where: Senses Fine Dining (LG smith Blv. 55 b, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/227101044653…

GOOD NEWS FOR VEGANS! On Saturday, 13 October, Senses Fine Dining will present a very special fine dining experience tailored to those of you who are VEGAN! We'll also feature a great selection of organic-friendly wines for your dining pleasure! Don’t miss this unique evening at SENSES this fall. The cost is only USD $100 plus taxes per person! Make your reservation at https://sensesaruba.restaurant/reservation/…



Camino Walks Aruba

When: 13 October (recurring until 27 October) / 6:00-9:00 am
Where: Aruba
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/267474683903…
Hosted by Gea Sougé Life Coaching

For the ones that like to practice for their future "Camino to Santiago" or just love walking long distances with others, I have scheduled 4 Camino Walks early Saturday mornings from 6 – 9 am. We will be walking approximately 10 – 15 km’s.

In 2015, I walked the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela in 40 days and averagely 22 km’s per day. In 2017, I walked via the Camino Norte and Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela. And I just returned from Spain where I walked from Leon to Santiago in 13 days.  I love to share some of my best practices on the Camino whilst walking.

And it is also fun to practice together, share some pilgrim stories and have some meaningful conversations and grow our nature awareness together. Most of the time, I also share a nature-based tool that helps you discover more about yourself.

What to expect? These Camino walks are hikes mainly in nature with some climbs and approximately 10 – 15 km’s. Please bring a backpack with a snack, sufficient water, and wear good hiking boots.


  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am – Seroe Pela
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am – Sabana Basora / National Park
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am – Calbas
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am – California Lighthouse
Sign up at 594 4250 or email geasouge@gmail.com. Upon sign-up I will inform you about the meeting location.    
The Camino walks are a gift to you. If you like to gift something, you are more than welcome.

Farmers Market

When: 14 October 2018 / 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Aruba Ostrich Farm (Matividiri 57, 59 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/250565675278…

Features locally grown and handmade products of Aruba. Support our Farmers and Artisans!

New UTV Tour Launching 16 Oct at Fofoti!

When: 16 October / 8:00am-2:00pm
Where: Fofoti Tours & Transfers (Italiestraat 50, Orange Plaza, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/298165684346…

Are you ready for a whole new UTV Adventure with Fofoti Tours & Transfers? Well, hang on to your hats because Aruba’s Secret Places Adventure Tour is launching this month on 16 October! You’ll go on a thrilling 6-hour ride all over the island to see amazing sights, exploring caves, learning about the island’s history at the Industry Museum, eat lunch at Baby Beach, and visit iconic sights like the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and California Lighthouse! Stay tuned for more details!

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

When: 18-21 October / 10:00pm
Where: Varadero Aruba Marina & Boatyard (Bucutiweg #34, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/210376448296…

Varadero Aruba Marina & Boatyard in collaboration with Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation, Inc. are very happy to announce the return of our annual Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup 🎣 Registration is open! Gather your crew, prepare your boat, as we get closer and closer to October 18th.

For more info please visit www.PresChallenge.com or send an email to info@preschallenge.com



International DJ Marticos Hell (NL)

When: 12 October / 10:00pm-4:00am
Where: Virus Nightclub (Klipstraat 2, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/529933504134…

Marco Hellewegen x Marticos Hell

As a youngster Marco always had an interest in electronic music. Names like Secret Cinema, Joey Beltram and DJ Rush were giving him a sensation he never felt. Around the age of 13 he wanted to spin some records himself and create magic behind, what used to be, the wheels of steel. This interest became so big that he would literally stand inside the dj booth at local club Bassline to find out what it's all about. Not much later, he and his mate Damy, also known as D.M.Y, bought their first pioneers. At the same time Marco's taste developed, as he listens to names like DJ Rush, Oliver Kucera, Dax J, Ben Sims and Stranger.

In 2012, Marco's talent has been noticed, which resulted in several bookings including Strobe, Boothstock Festival, Toffler Festival and HEY!. He shared the stage with artist like Michel de Hey, Dave Clarke, DJ Rush, ROD and Slam.

Checkout his latest sets and not only hear, but feel his funky and massive sound.

With a fresh organisation Scherpe Randjes, Marco's throwing small intimate techno parties with all the talented guys out there.

Jazz with Amado

When: 13 October / 8:30-11:00pm
Where: Café de Bonte Koe Aruba (Kerkstraat 4, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872461729442940/

Swing, Blues, Rock'n Roll and Jazz. Every Saturday, live with Amado & Special Guest. Real instruments and real voices in honor of all the legends of those golden years. Come meet what Café de Bonte Koe Aruba has to offer, as a part of the Blauwe Steeg Oranjestad, Aruba. Where history, culture, and ambiance meet in one alley.

Rock in October "Rocktober"

When: 18 October / 7:00-11:00pm
Where: The Wine Room (L.G. Smith Blvd #126 Suite #1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/231970321006…

This October, The Wine Room will focus on rock music every Thursday of the month so don't be surprised to hear Metallica, Nirvana or even Alice in Chains while you're sipping wine. We like to diversify things a bit sometimes. Hope you can enjoy it together with us. Cheers to Rocktober!

Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind

When: 16 & 17 October / starting 8:00 pm (recurring event every Tue, Wed, or Thu until Jan. 3, 2019)
Where: Alhambra Casino & Ballroom
Source: http://www.masterofthemind.com/aruba/


Come join hilarious mentalist, Guy Bavli, also known as KINETIC MAN from Stan Lee's Superhumans. Take a journey into the mysteries of the human mind.

Bavli starred in over 400 television shows, toured in 60 countries worldwide and headlined more than 1200 shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Bavli is headlining in Aruba with his Award-Winning show – NOW APPEARING WEEKLY AT THE ALHAMBRA CASINO & BALLROOM - every Tuesday & Wednesday.


Reserve your tickets today! Tickets are also available for walk-in at the door if there are available seats left. We recommend to pre order as we tend to sell out every show! (Come early at 7:00 for tickets at the door).

  • Doors open: 7:30 pm (Open seating – unless you have VIP package, then reserved VIP seating will be kept for you!)
  • Show time: 08:00 pm
  • Show is about 2 hours long, with short intermission.
  • Cash Bar is available at the lobby.

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 18 October / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/968899453248…

Are you searching for things to do in Aruba? Aruba Sinatra Shows started 6 years ago and we would like to celebrate it with you while enjoying the good things of life any time this year. After more than 300 weekly performances Aruba Sinatra Shows is one of the longest running productions in Aruba!

Experience beautiful composed, orchestrated and arranged music with wonderful romantic lyrics sung by Fred de Jong. Order local food and delicious drinks while watching our Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant or ask for our Dinner Special Menu.

Live entertainment every Thursday from 7:30 till 9:30 pm featuring songs like:"Fly Me To The Moon", "I've Got The World On A String", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Way", "New York - New York", "The Way You Look Tonight" and many more...

The Show Ticket is only $15.00 per person (food and drinks, transportation, gratuities not included). During the show you can eat and drink something a la carte.


Barney’s Restaurant
(Palm Beach 21 A Palm Beach, Aruba)
Website: https://barneysaruba.com
Karaoke Nights every Fridays, starting at 10:00 pm

Soprano’s Piano Bar
(Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard 370, Noord, Aruba)
Website: http://www.sopranospianobararuba.com/
Unplugged Nights every Saturdays, starting at 8:00 pm

Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant
(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad)
Website: https://www.matthews-aruba.com/
Karaoke Nights every Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 pm

7 Club Lounge Bar
(Windstraat 32, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/7arubacom/
Karaoke Nights every Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am

(Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/rocknrockaruba/
Rockaoke every Wednesdays, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar
(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 53, Aruba)
Website: http://ricardosaruba.restaurant/
Karaoke Dance Party! every Thursdays, starting at 9:00 pm

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant
(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)
Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

What goes on at Bugaloe?

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 79, Palm Beach, Aruba

Friday, 12 October: Travel Session Band & Lieke

Every Friday Bugaloe invites you on the dance floor with catching tunes of all time hits! Live music by the Travel Session Band joined by Bugaloe singer Lieke between 7-10pm. This is how life is supposed to be: Fun, Friends and Happiness! See you on Friday!

Saturday, 13 October: Spareribs and Karaoke Night

Every Saturday we welcome you to enjoy our delicious falling off-the-bone tender Spareribs for only $12,50! Later that night it’s karaoke! Hosted by Aruba’s number one entertainer Giovanni Trim! We will see you on Saturday between 8.30 pm and 11.30 pm for karaoke! Don’t be afraid to enter the stage, the stage is yours! Free entrance.

Sunday, 14 October: Travel Session Band

Sunday night means Travel Session Night! Every week the Travel Session Band is performing live on stage at Bugaloe, with your all time favorite hits from the 80’s, 90’s and nowadays. So, come on and dance, sing, swing... but most of all: have fun! Sunday night is your night out! Live music from 7 till 10 pm.

Tuesday, 16 October: Joyride Band

Every Tuesday from 7 till 10 pm Joyride Band live with a variety of 80’s, 90’s and all time hits!  Ease out your day and enjoy your cocktail while the sun sets from Bugaloe’s pier. Most of all: have fun! Tuesday night is your night out!

Wednesday, 17 October: Salsa Night

Bugaloe hosts a weekly FREE Salsa & Merengue workshop! Every Wednesday from 8.30-9.30 pm we will show you the ins and outs of Latin dancing. Our Motto: Everybody can dance! The whole night Salsa music will be played to set the mood. Whether you want to dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the tunes of salsa music, it's a perfect night out!

What goes on at MooMba?
JE Irausquin Blvd. 230, Palm Beach, Aruba

Friday, 12 October (8:00pm): BAMBU ft. Eduard LIVE ON STAGE!

Rock, reggae, pop… and much more!

Sunday, 14 October (7:00pm): The Untouchables LIVE on stage

Lead singer Cesar Olarte of The Untouchables is a phenomenon on Aruba: his distinctive voice is amazing and his highest notes can put a lady's pipes to shame. Singing a wide variety of styles, such as merengue, salsa, pop and reggae, Cesar and his Untouchables are popular among locals as well as visitors. Everyone's sandy feet are itching to dance when hearing Cesar and his 4-man band perform at MooMba Beach, where he can be seen in action. The always mellow vibes at MooMba, the relaxed atmosphere and terrific cocktails make even the most timid of us lose their inhibitions, but on the days that The Untouchables are playing, it is party-time from the word go. So come on down to MooMba Beach to see international star Cesar and The Untouchables in action and have fun!

Wednesday, 17 October (7:00pm): The Untouchables LIVE on stage

Aruba’s hottest Caribbean style band with many international songs. The Travel Sessions formation makes sure you will get on the dance floor and make you soak in the authentic Caribbean feeling right at MooMba Beach. Happy moments!

Thursday, 18 October (4:00pm): Thursday's Karaoke Party

Have you ever wanted to grab the mic and belt out a song?

Most people love to sing in the shower - there, in the privacy of this super small venue, they are superstars. But now they can take their aspirations one step further: sing their hearts out during Thursday afternoon’s Karaoke Party at MooMba Beach. It is a weekly event, held from 4 to 6 pm, and everyone can join in free of charge. Rasta Alvin is the host of the party, which features bucket specials on Heineken, Amstel Bright, Chill and Balashi beer.

Be bold, break the mould, step out of your comfort zone and grab the microphone. Just do it - it will be one more great memory of your trip to Aruba. And who knows: you might be discovered at MooMba!

Let’s look into the cruise ships schedule portion for this week.

Our topic for discussion is a reminder to everyone to take care of yourselves because the sun in Aruba is very strong. Load up on sunscreen and if you’re sensitive to the sun, please do take precautions seriously.
If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.