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This Week in Aruba: October 19-25, 2018 - Presented by One Happy Podcast

Released Sunday, 21st October 2018
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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, October 19th to Thursday, October 25th also known as timeshare week 42. On this episode, we will bring you the latest events and happenings in Aruba.

The shoutout for this week goes to Amal who’s one of the owners of Alfie’s. Her birthday is on the 20th so Happy Birthday Amal! Best wishes.

Let’s head on over to the events section.



Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month *updated*

When: October 2018
Where: Aruba
Source: https://www.visitaruba.com/things-to-do/aru…
This month-long event throughout October highlights authentic Aruban cuisine. The restaurants’ prix-fixe meals 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:



Rosé All Day

When: 20 October / 5:00pm-12:00am
Where: Renaissance Private Island
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/451549965327…

We're raising the bar (and our wine glasses) this year!

Are you ready for some sandy feet and salty hair...come live La Vie en Rosé on Renaissance Private Island.

Mark your calendar because Saturday, October 20th is time to EAT, SLAY and drink Rosé.

Tickets will be $40 which includes boat ride to Renaissance Island, access to the party, $10 Rosé credit and a goody bag. Available at the Navigators Desk in hotel lobby and at Arion Wine Company N.V.

*Admission 18+
*Dress-code: White / Pink

Greek Night

When: 20 October / 6:30-11:00pm
Where: De Suikertuin Bistro (Wilhelminastraat #64, N.A. Oranjestad)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/243026529669099/

Greek night with 4-course menu and welcome drink. Join us for some Greek food, drinks, and fun! Starts at 6.30 PM. US$ 37.50 per person.

The Full Moon Romantic Experience

When: 23 October / 8:00-9:30pm
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/157236370285…

Passions on the Beach restaurant invites you for a special 3-course dinner at every full moon.

Starting from 8:00 PM every full moon

  • 3 Course Dinner only - US$ 49,- per person
  • 3 Course Dinner & Wine pairing - US$ 65,- per person
  • 3 Course Dinner & Champagne - US$ 175,- for 2 persons

  • Appetizer: “Mariage de Séléné” (Bisque with scallop and lobster)
  • Entrée : “Terre et Mer” (Beef tenderloin and garlic shrimp, sweet potato puree, asparagus, stuffed mini sweet pepper )
  • Dessert: “Passion" Cheesecake
15% Service Charge, 1.5% tax & 2% Health Levy will be added to your bill. Reservation required. Please contact our Concierge at +297 527 1118 | concierge@amsterdammanor.aw | www.amsterdammanor.com


Camino Walks Aruba

When: 20 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 20, 2018 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am – Calbas
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.

Car Wash for Charity

When: 20 October / 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Kooyman Aruba (Av. E.J. Watty Vos 20, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Hosted by: International School of Aruba
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/340722396486…

The students of the Key Club of the International School of Aruba will be washing cars to raise funds for Fundacion pa hende muhe den dificultad (FHMD). FHMD is a local organization in Aruba that has been giving support and shelter to women  who find themselves in emergency situations.

Please visit us at Kooyman Aruba on Saturday, October 20th from 9AM to 1PM to support this organization.

  • Cars 20 AFL
  • Trucks/SUVs 25 AFL

End Polio Now 5 KM Fun Walk/Run by Rotary Club of Aruba

When: 21 October / 4:00 pm
Where: Plaza Nikki Habibe
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/174457720123…

Last year we celebrated World Polio Day at the Fisherman’s hut, together with more than 1400 other Rotary Clubs around the world.

Join us this year on Sunday 21 October 2018!

Register HERE and use one of our 2 payment posts at Nature's Discount Seroe Blanco and Bestial Pet House.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation Day!

When: 21 October / 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: The Stars Beauty Salon (Dominicanessenstraat 18, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/256410345063…

On Sunday, 21 October from 10AM-2PM, The Stars Beauty Salon together with COMPRA LTD. and the Mary Joan Foundation are working together for a worthy good cause: Helping women who are bravely fighting a cancer diagnosis. When their medical treatments cause their hair to fall out, we want to help them with hair donations. Are YOU willing to help? In order to participate, the minimum length of hair we can accept is 15cm. Please show your support for women fighting cancer by supporting them with a donation of your hair!

ArubaSalsa's Dance-A-Thon Charity Event for Casa Cuna!

When: 25 October / 7:00pm-2:00am
Where: Emotions Nightclub Aruba (Pos abao z/n, Oranjestad Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/189472525280…

Join ArubaSalsa's Dance-A-Thon Charity for Casa Cuna event!

ArubaSalsa is celebrating its 10th year of existence and we're having 5 days of events from Oct. 24th to 28th.

We don't just party however, we also love to give back to the community of Aruba. From free classes at Imeldahof, to participating every year in the reef care project, to helping out during ArubaDoet, we love giving back in any way we can.

That's why we now are helping out Casa Cuna with our Dance-A-Thon charity event!

Sign up with a dance partner and get ready to dance. We want to know who can dance the longest throughout the night. There's going to be 3 genres of music. Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. The goal is to dance non stop. The last couple standing is the winner.

There are amazing prizes also for the winners:
1st place: Weekend stay at Tropicana Aruba Resort
2nd place: Fun trip at sea on Jolly Pirates Aruba
3rd place: Dancing course for 2 at ArubaSalsa

Registration is required, and it's only Afl.15 per person.
Please register at www.ArubaSalsa.com or by sending a Whatsapp to 593-7506.


Cosy Cotton Blues Band!

When: 19 October / 9:00-11:50pm
Where: Alfie's in Aruba
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/268457730676…

Amal turns 35 at midnight, and we're celebrating with Cosy Cotton Blues Band! They'll take us from Aruba to a Chicago blues club, the swamps of Louisiana, the streets of Memphis, or the Mississippi Delta! If you're a fan of the blues, you won't want to miss this!

Rene Mazzelli Live at Rock'n'Rock Aruba

When: 19 October / 9:00pm-1:00am
Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/107447632272…

A graduated musician from the University of the Atlantic in Fine Arts with an honorable mention in 2016. Performer of Latin Rock. Handles a repertoire from Argentine Rock (Cerati, Spinetta, Soda Estero, Charly Garcia) to Britpop. He has played as a soloist and along different bands in places all around Colombia, alternating with bands of national recognition like Cielito Drive and Pernett, among others. He also plays covers of Oasis, Queen of Stone Age, RHCP, Noel Gallagher, and many more rock classics.

Rock'n'Rock feature Audiohazard Live!

When: 20 October / 11:00pm-12:00am
Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/598681917201…

After a huge break, Audiohazard is going to perform on October 20 for the first time at Rock'n'Rock. Be there and don't lose this chance to hear them.

Jazz with Amado

When: 20 October / 8:30-11:00pm
Where: Café de Bonte Koe Aruba (Kerkstraat 4, Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/187246172944…

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: 25 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: 23-24 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: 25 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, 19 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, 20 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, 21 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, 23 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, 24 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, 19 October (8:00pm): Latin Night with C-Zar Olarte LIVE at MooMba Beach

Friday nights are for the Latin lovers as C-Zar Olarte takes the lead by singing and plating the hottest Latin beats. 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 and salsa, C-Zar is popular among locals as well as visitors.

Everyone's sandy feet are itching to dance when hearing C-Zar perform at MooMba Beach. The always mellow vibes at MooMba, the relaxed atmosphere and terrific cocktails make even the timidest of us lose their inhibitions, but on Friday Nights, it is Latin party-time from the word go.

So, come on down to MooMba Beach to see international star C-Zar in action, dance and have fun! Latin Night starts at 9pm and the entrance is free.

Sunday, 21 October (7:00pm): Joyride Band LIVE

Dave and his musical team are notorious on the island. Wherever they show up, a party is guaranteed. So get ready for an evening with pop, soul, funk and most of all... FUN!

Monday, 22 October (9:00pm): The Untouchables LIVE

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, 24 October (7:00pm): Travel Sessions LIVE

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, 25 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 this week is something that’s relevant to everyone: the weather. It’s been raining in Aruba quite a bit. Just a little bit more than normal.
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.

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