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Welcome to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, June 15th to Thursday, June 21st also known as timeshare week 24. With Father’s Day coming up, the island has several events in store to honor all Dads out there.

 

But before that, my shoutout for this week goes to Mark Ivan who has been working hard to provide tourists with quality food and service for a long time. He has managed a number of places for a while like Moomba and Local Store, and recently he opened up his own place called ODB. It’s near the Aqua Windies and specializes in Tacos. We will discuss O.D.B. more on the news section.

 

Now let’s get it started on the events category to find out where can you go on the island especially on Father’s Day.

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Father’s Day in Aruba

When: 17 June (all day)

 

Remember the moments you have shared, and create more special memories this Father’s Day. Aruba is known for being the One Happy Island, but did you know that the Aruban community is very family-oriented? The locals love to celebrate life, and family festivities are no exception. As Aruba is a multilingual country, Father's Day is not only celebrated by the English-speaking, but also the Dutch-, Spanish-, and Papiamento-speaking families.

 

Check out the international greetings below:

  • English - Happy Father's Day
  • Papiamento - Felis Dia di Tata
  • Dutch - Fijne Vaderdag
  • Spanish - Feliz Dia del Padre

 

FOOD

 

Matthew's Father's Day Champagne Brunch

What: All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet for $ 36.95

When: 17 June / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad)

Website: https://www.matthews-aruba.com/

 

Celebrate your dad on this special day and treat him to an all-you-care-to-eat champagne brunch buffet at Matthews! Indulge on mimosas, delicious food and enjoy live music!

 

Note there is a senior discount available and kids 5-11 years are half price.

*Reservations in advance are required!



Dine with Dad at Aqua Grill

What: 3 Course Menu for $ 48.00

When: 17 June / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Aqua Grill (J.E.Irausquin Blvd 374, Noord, Aruba)

Website: www.aqua-grill.com/

 

Treat your dad to a seafood lover's dream - at a great price! Dine at Aqua Grill for the most amazing seafood selection on the island making for an experience to remember.



Father's Day Special At Taste Of Belgium

What: Brunch and Dinner Special

When: 17 June / 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Where: Taste of Belgium (Palm Beach Plaza, Suite 101-102, L.G. Smith Boulevard 95, Noord)

Website: www.tasteofbelgium.aw/

 

Father's Day is coming up and what would be a better way to show your appreciation than a nice brunch or dinner at Taste of Belgium restaurant? A delicious meal and Belgian beer to wash it down is the way to your dad's heart!



Father's Day Breakfast At Fresco

What: Breakfast Buffet for $ 20.00

When: 17 June / 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: Renaissance Ocean Suites (L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrescoAruba/

 

If your DAD Rocks...Treat him breakfast on Father's Day!

 

Fresco at Renaissance Ocean Suites will be serving a Father's Day Breakfast Buffet with unlimited mimosas for only $20 including service charge and local taxes.

 

After Breakfast let DAD join Solé Bar for the soccer game of Germany vs. Mexico. Solé Bar will have Beer Buckets Specials!



Papa Let's Brunch at Aquarius

What: All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet for $ 34.95

When: 17 June / 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aquarius-152947371410706/

 

A Sunday dedicated to DAD. Aquarius is having a Father's Day Brunch! An all-you-can eat buffet accompanied by flowing bubbles and mimosas. A Royal treat for a KING!



Dine with Driftwood for Father's Day 2018 in Aruba!

What: 3 Course Special Menu for $ 29.95

When: 17 June / 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Where: Driftwood Restaurant (Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Website: https://www.driftwoodaruba.com/

 

This venue offers some of the best Aruban-style seafood dishes on the island! Open for lunch and dinner on this special DAD-HONORING DAY. P.S. this year marks Driftwood Authentic Aruban Seafood Restaurant's 30th Anniversary!



Buccaneer Aruba is Celebrating Father's Day 2018 with a Special Menu!

What: 3 Course Dinner Special for AWG 55.00

When: 15-17 June / 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Buccaneer Restaurant (Gasparito 11C, Gasparito, Noord, Aruba)

Website: https://www.buccaneeraruba.com

 

Buccaneer Aruba is Celebrating Father's Day 2018 with a Special Menu! Treat your dad to a delicious and amazing dinner experience he deserves...he will not be disappointed!

 

Families L O V E to dine at this venue, not just for the yummy food, but for the aquariums full of bubbly marine life too!

 

Buccaneer Restaurant is offering a SPECIAL MENU ALL WEEKEND LONG, and they will be open earlier on Sunday, ESPECIALLY FOR FATHER'S DAY 2018!



Treat DAD to a Father's Day Experience at El Gaucho Aruba!

What: 3 Course Lunch & Dinner Special

When: 17 June / 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Where: El Gaucho Argentine Grill (Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Website: https://www.elgaucho-aruba.com/

 

El Gaucho restaurant is opening their doors on Sunday ESPECIALLY FOR FATHER'S DAY 2018! Enjoy a delicious 3 Course Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Special with your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert!

ALL DADS WILL BE TREATED WITH A FREE DRINK while celebrating at El Gaucho Argentine Grill for Dia del Padre (that's 'Father's Day' in Spanish *wink wink*)

 

LGS Daddy's Day Brunch

What: à la carte Brunch with unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas for just $44.95

When: 17 June / 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Website: https://www.lgsmiths.com/

 

Not your ordinary Daddy's Day Brunch!

 

Celebrate Daddy's Day in style with an all you can eat à la carte Brunch with unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas for just $44,95 excl. service charge and taxes.

 

Brunch will be served one plate at a time starting from 11AM till 2:30PM.

 

For more information and reservations, call our Navigators at 5236115 or LGS at 5236195. Reservation is highly recommended.

 

We set the ambiance, you just have to bring the right attitude!



Special Dutch Asparagus Menu

When: 15 June / 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Amuse Sunset Restaurant Aruba (Bucutiweg 50, N.A. Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204145123699341/

 

Appetizers:

  • White asparagus soup and ham - $8.50
  • White asparagus, smoked salmon and quail egg - $16.50
  • White asparagus, 5 oz lobster, lemon buerre blanc - $24

 

Main courses:

  • A la "Flamande" white asparagus, egg, parsley crumble, butter with nutmeg - $25.50
  • White asparagus, ham, crumbled egg, mustard sauce - $27
  • White asparagus with tenderloin with sweet potato and parmesan cheese cookie / USA Angus Tenderloin - $45 / Argentine Tenderloin $36
  • 3 Asparagus side dish $12 / 5 Asparagus side dish $20

 

Asparagus season lasts about two months in Holland. The first asparagus peek from the ground early in spring, around February or early March. They are traditionally harvested from the second Thursday in April until 24 June.



Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 20 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/249398372482687/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservations, please contact one of our Navigators at 5236115

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Seaport Plaza at the Renaissance

When: 15 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/245626916209484/

 

Local artisans selling their handmade art & jewelry.



Simply Woman book sale at Bruna Aruba

When: 16 June / 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where:Bruna Aruba (L.G. Smith boulevard 136, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Hosted by: Aruba Connections https://www.facebook.com/arubaconnections/




ENTERTAINMENT



What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Friday, 15 June from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/882413485216587/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!

Sunday, 17 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Untouchables LIVE onstage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/607105589676623/

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.

Wednesday, 20 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Travel Session LIVE at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/244018103036121/

Travel Session is a cover band playing different genres.



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 19 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.



Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 21 June / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/968899453248017/

 

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.

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

 

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 – 2:00 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)

Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/

Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm




It’s time to venture into the cruise ships schedule portion. Again, cruise ships are few and far in between at this time due to low season.

 

 

The news section for this week is also pretty sparse except for an interesting video circulating Facebook (and a friendly reminder to everyone in light of this) as well as additional details regarding the new restaurant opening I talked about earlier, O.D.B, including a look at their preliminary menu which sounds absolutely fantastic to me. They’re open from 8am to 7pm and located near Aqua Windies. Do check it out! I also got clued in that Local Store will be launching a brunch menu now. Keep your eyes peeled for that information too.

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.


Here is the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, June 8th to Thursday, June 14th also known as timeshare week 23. This officially marks the start of this podcast’s shift to the new format of releasing every Friday instead of Monday.

 

This week’s shoutout goes to Derek Story, a relatively new acquaintance who I met over the internet and a member of the Friends of One Happy Podcast Facebook group. If you’re a diehard fan of Aruba, do join us over there to meet new friends!

 

Now let’s get it started on the events category.

 

FOOD

 

Soi Thai

When: 8-9 June / 12:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/147587639428152/

 

From lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge, we present to you SOI THAI.

 

For the Thai food lovers, we are bringing back the one cuisine in the world with attention to detail, texture, color and a lot of taste.

 

Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, The Renaissance Mall will convert into a special Thai Pop-up Restaurant. Starting at 12PM with lunch and going all the way till 11PM serving dinner.

 

Join us and discover why Thai dishes appeared on list of the "World's 50 Best Foods".


Fresh Dutch Asparagus at Café the Plaza

When: 8 June / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Café the Plaza (L.G. Smith Boulevard, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/191261201508481/

 

The stalks are white, with golden tips, and they are soft and filled with flavor: the white asparagus, the white gold. A delicacy in Holland and Belgium, the asparagus season is much anticipated. And of course the asparagus is flown in to Aruba for asparagus lovers. At Café the Plaza the asparagus treats are going to be available from May 18: a creamy asparagus soup and traditional Dutch asparagus with ham, parsley, a boiled egg and melted butter, served with mashed potatoes. Mouthwatering, a true Dutch treat!


Special Dutch Asparagus Menu

When: 8 June / 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Amuse Sunset Restaurant Aruba (Bucutiweg 50, N.A. Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204145123699341/

 

Appetizers:

  • White asparagus soup and ham - $8.50
  • White asparagus, smoked salmon and quail egg - $16.50
  • White asparagus, 5 oz lobster, lemon buerre blanc - $24

 

Main courses:

  • A la "Flamande" white asparagus, egg, parsley crumble, butter with nutmeg - $25.50
  • White asparagus, gam, crumbled egg, mustard sauce - $27
  • White asparagus with tenderloin with sweet potato and parmesan cheese cookie / USA Angus Tenderloin - $45 / Argentine Tenderloin $36
  • 3 Asparagus side dish $12 / 5 Asparagus side dish $20

 

Asparagus season lasts about two months in Holland. The first asparagus peek from the ground early in spring, around February or early March. They are traditionally harvested from the second Thursday in April until 24 June.

 

The Private Dining Event!

When: 9 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar

(J.E. Irausquin Boulevard, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/176251186412918/

 

Come enjoy an Amazing night with Top Chef Finalist: Tiffani Faison! and All the way from Amsterdam: Pasta E Basta Singers!

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 13 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/249398372482687/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservations, please contact one of our Navigators at 5236115

 

FOOD + LIFESTYLE

 

Wine & Vinyl: Jazz Edition

When: 9 June / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: The Purple Room (LG Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2247718498788827/

 

A evening playing Jazz vinyls pairing it with premium wine

 

Experience: $50

Time: 3 hours

 

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix LIVE

When: 10 June / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Café the Plaza (L.G. Smith Boulevard, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/685109761871637/

 

Are you ready for another thrilling Formula 1 Sunday? The Canadian Grand Prix is broadcasted LIVE on big screen at Café The Plaza. Join us at 2 pm and come cheer with us for your favorite team and driver.


ENTERTAINMENT


What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Friday, 8 June from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Primo Bandits LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/895553543964573/

The local formation PRIMO BANDITS with lead singer Wilson always guarantee a 'beachy' vibe at MooMba with ballads from the 70's, 80's till now.

Sunday, 10 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Joyride LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1920909681276425/

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

Monday, 11 June from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 13 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!


Death by Audio - Live at Cafe Chaos

When: 9 June / 11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Where: Café Chaos Aruba (LG Smith Boulevard 60, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/168727097141760/

Page: https://www.facebook.com/deathbyaudioaruba/

 

Come and celebrate with us our first show @ Cafe Chaos! We are a Local Rock Band from Aruba bringing Rock and Metal music to local events and clubs.

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 12 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.


Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 14 June / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmp

Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/968899453248017/

 

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.


KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

 

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 – 2:00 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)

Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/

Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm


Let’s move on to the cruise ships schedule portion. It’s another light week this time around as the low season rolls along.

 

 

As far as news goes, I only have a couple of things. First off I want to give a shoutout to the crew behind Full Throttle Tours who have set up a over at the Costa Linda. Make sure to check them out! They’re a bunch of lovely people and Full Throttle Tours is an excellent excursion. They were guests at One Happy Podcasts episode 101 and 102. The other piece of new doesn’t really have much to do with the tourists in Aruba but it can affect Aruba’s tourism as it has something to do with the finances of the country.

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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Here we are for the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which tackles the events from Tuesday, May 29th to Thursday, June 7th which actually runs from timeshare week 21 and 22. If you notice, this is a departure from our normal routine. You can hear the full explanation for this particular change upon listening to the episode.

 

Without further ado let’s get it started in the events category. As you all know, before this past Memorial Day weekend was all about Soul Beach Festival and with that came so many activities and parties which I’m sure took its toll on the Islanders’ and tourists’ energy. That said, this week is kind of a sleepy week with not much going around.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival (final day)

When: 29 May 2018  (all day)

Where: Aruba Ports Authority

Website: http://www.soulbeach.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulbeachmusic/

SOUL BEACH DAY PARTY - (LP) Extended Play

10am - 3pm (Free Entry)

Moomba Beach (Palm Beach)

Featuring: DJ Diablo

 

LIFESTYLE

KLM Aruba Marathon

When: 3 June (all day)

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort

Source: https://www.visitaruba.com/things-to-do/aruba-events/klm-aruba-marathon/

Website: https://arubainternationalmarathon.com/en/runners/register

 

This is the 1st edition of the KLM Aruba Marathon!

 

The Race is AIMS/ IAAF certified and this road race is organized on the highest International level. The beautiful course will show you the best of Aruba, will take you along the from Palm Beach up to the famous California Lighthouse and Eagle Beach. We expect Runners and Walkers from all around the World and our main objection is to make this race for everybody unforgettable!

 

Every participant will finish approximately at the same time at the Beach. All family’s and friends are welcome along the course and at the Finish ( Beach "Celebration" Party). This unique family Running event is for young and old, schools and companies.

 

We welcome participants from all over the world. Hope to see you for your  “Aruba Runcation” and experience “One Happy Island”.

 

Event Details:

  • The Start & Finish is at the Marriott Resort and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
  • The Marathon starts at 3:30 am, the Half marathon at 5:30 am, the 10K (walk or run) starts at 7:00 am and the 5K (walk or run) at 7:30 am.

 

For registration information visit their website, contact IBiSA , or call +297 582 4987 for additional information or participation!

 

To register in person:

  • IBiSA - Frankrijkstraat 1, Oranjestad , Aruba
  • IBiSA - Dr Schaepmanstraat 52, San Nicolas, Aruba



FOOD

The Full Moon Romantic Experience

When: 29 May / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Passions on the Beach (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 252, Eagle Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572363702854696/

 

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

 

Complimentary Welcome Drink: Martini-Pina-Colada Creation

 

  • 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

 

$49.00 per person.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

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 30 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2091850194188906/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservation, please contact one of our navigators at 5236115

 

Special Dutch Asparagus Menu

When: 1 June / 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Amuse Sunset Restaurant Aruba (Bucutiweg 50, N.A. Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204145123699341/

 

Appetizers:

  • White asparagus soup and ham - $8.50
  • White asparagus, smoked salmon and quail egg - $16.50
  • White asparagus, 5 oz lobster, lemon beurre blanc - $24

 

Main courses:

  • A la "Flamande" white asparagus, egg, parsley crumble, butter with nutmeg - $25.50
  • White asparagus, ham, crumbled egg, mustard sauce - $27
  • White asparagus with tenderloin with sweet potato and parmesan cheese cookie / USA Angus Tenderloin - $45 / Argentine Tenderloin $36
  • 3 Asparagus side dish - $12 / 5 Asparagus side dish - $20

 

Asparagus season lasts about two months in Holland. The first asparagus peek from the ground early in spring, around February or early March. They are traditionally harvested from the second Thursday in April until 24 June.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Monday, 28 May / 4 June from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual, voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 30 May / 6 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 29 May and 5 June  / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 31 May and 7 June / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/968899453248017/

 

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 beautifully 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.

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

 

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 – 2:00 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)

Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/

Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm




Onto to the cruise ships schedule portion. Things are pretty light this time of the year which is a good thing but there are some big ships that will be docking.

 

 

Lastly, we have the news section which is typically sparse but this time we actually have a quite a few things to go over including: the unfortunate closing of Legends Pub in Palm Beach (a restaurant that I was very fond of and whose owners, Scott and Leslie, I interviewed in One Happy Podcast) and some rumors going around that involve the Holiday Inn being sold to the Riu. Also, something that I’m excited about came from Amal and Peter of Alfie’s. They’re trying out this new thing on the restaurant called their Late Night Menu. Make sure to check them out!

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.


Hi there and welcome to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, May 21st to Sunday, May 27th or also known as timeshare week 20.

 

This week’s shoutout Louis Johnson, episode 6, episode 13th, interviewd me on 100th episode which was a huge milestone for me and OHP, kept me motivated to continue one happy podcast

 

You might as well call this episode the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival episode because it is no doubt the highlight this week. We’ll talk about in detail so you’ll know everything you need to know.

SPECIAL EVENT

 

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

When: 23 to 28 May 2018  (all day)

Where: Aruba Ports Authority

Website: http://www.soulbeach.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulbeachmusic/

 

Join us for the 18th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival on the gorgeous island of Aruba, Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-29, 2018. Ride the waves of the Soul Beach Music Festival, which was voted one of the “Top Five Caribbean Celebrations by USA TODAY”, as well as #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine.

 

The 18th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival will offer a unique combination of excitement and sophistication nestled in an intimate setting, all on the beautiful island of Aruba. Be part of the action, because our festival is sure to amaze you with sultry day and night events, the hottest pinternationally renowned performing artists in music and comedy, all in one jam packed weekend of music, fun and sun! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, loyal followers and newcomers alike are sure to enjoy the sexy, smoldering beaches and entertainment!

 

So make your plans now because the Soul Beach Music Festival 2018 is being launched and discount packages are ready for pre-sales. Don’t miss out on the 2018 celebrations… it wouldn’t be the same without you!

 

*Performances by:

 

 

FOR TICKETS: Visit www.soulbeach.net for additional information or visit our Facebook page to get the latest information and event updates.

 

 

*View the official Soul Beach Music Festival 2018 schedule below!

Wednesday, May 23

ARUBA WELCOME CELEBRATION

Venue: TBD / 10:00 pm - 3:00 am

Featuring: Guest DJs

 

 

Thursday, May 24

SOUL BEACH DAY PARTY

MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Featuring: Guest DJs

*No outside bottles allowed

 

LIVE RADIO REMOTE BROADCASTS (free entry)

  • MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The AM/PM Workload Show w/GEE MONEY - LASER 101, ST. MAARTEN
  • MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    ADAI LAMAR Morning Show Host - 102.3 KJLH, LOS ANGELES

 

HAPPY HOUR - LIVE RADIO REMOTE BROADCAST

  • Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino – Poolside (Oranjestad) / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Afternoon Rush w/ RUDY RUSH - 93.7 THE BEAT, HOUSTON/iHeartRadio

 

OFFICIAL SOUL BEACH ALL WHITE PARTY

Venue: Sandbar on Palm Beach / 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Featuring: DJ Chris Dope / DJ Frank Ski

 

 

Friday, May 25

SOUL BEACH DAY PARTY

MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 11am - 3pm

Featuring: DJ E-Clazz

 

LIVE RADIO REMOTE BROADCASTS (free entry)

  • MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The AM/PM Workload Show w/GEE MONEY - LASER 101, ST. MAARTEN
  • MooMba Beach (Palm Beach) / 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    ADAI LAMAR Morning Show Host - 102.3 KJLH, LOS ANGELES
  • Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino – Poolside (Oranjestad) / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Afternoon Rush w/ RUDY RUSH - 93.7 THE BEAT, HOUSTON/iHeartRadio

 

COMEDY CONCERT

Renaissance Festival Plaza (Oranjestad) / 7:00 pm

  • MARLON WAYANS
  • Sydney Castillo
  • Buddy Lewis
  • Hosted By: Rudy Rush

 

OFFICIAL SOUL BEACH NIGHTCLUB PARTY

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino - Convention Center / 9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Featuring: DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ Outkast

 

 

Saturday, May 26

SOUL BEACH DAY PARTY

MooMba Beach / 11am - 3pm

Featuring: DJ E-Clazz / DJ Chris Dope

 

MAIN STAGE CONCERT

Harbor Arena (Oranjestad) / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Alicia Keys
  • Guy
  • Local Acts
  • Hosted By: Chris Spencer

 

SOUL BEACH NIGHTCLUB BLOCK PARTY

Venue: Two Clubs (Palm Beach) / 11:00 pm - 3:00 am

Featuring: Live Band (The Box feat. Tony Tatum) / DJ E-Clazz

 

 

Sunday, May 27

SOUL BEACH DAY PARTY

Baby Beach (San Nicolas) / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Featuring: DJ E-Clazz and DJ Diablo

 

MAIN STAGE CONCERT

Harbor Arena (Oranjestad) / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Maxwell
  • Sevyn Streeter
  • Local Acts
  • Hosted By: Chris Spencer

 

SOUL BEACH NIGHTCLUB BLOCK PARTY

Venue: Two Clubs (Palm Beach) / 11:00 pm - 3:00 am

Featuring: Live Band (The Box feat. Tony Tatum)



LIFESTYLE

 

Local Art & Farmer's Market "Under the Stars"

When: 25 May / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Taste My Aruba (Zoutman Straat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183191275149409/

 

Cosecha Aruba in partnership with Taste My Aruba, proudly invites you to our monthly farmer's market under the stars.

 

Cosecha, celebrates local artists that create beautiful objects of art and is the only art gallery on the island that represents only artists holding the exclusive Aruban seal.

Taste My Aruba, celebrates our culinary heritage including our local farmer's thus bringing food from the farm to your plate, furthermore cherish everything that is authentically ours.

 

Come and mingle with our local artist, while nibbling away to Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. We promise to full fill  your five senses, live like a local and be part of an authentic experience.

 

Farmers that are interested in being part of this experience, please send us a message.



ENTERTAINMENT

 

What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Monday, 21 May from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual, voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 23 May from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!

Friday, 25 May from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Party Posse LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/830660347135942/

Party Posse is a band with an extensive repertoire of hits, covering the latest radio airplay as well as classic songs from the 00's, 90's, 80's, 70's, and 60's.

Sunday, 27 May from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Untouchables LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002139926714318/

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.



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 22 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

 

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 – 2:00 am

 

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant

(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)

Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/

Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 53, Aruba)

Website: http://ricardosaruba.restaurant/

Karaoke Dance Party! every Thursdays, starting at 9:00 pm

 

Barney’s Restaurant
(Palm Beach, Noord 21A, 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

 

FOOD

 

Sip Happens

When: 25 May / 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: The Wine Room (L.G. Smith Blvd #126 Suite #1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/562734890759208/

 

The last Friday of each month we will start opening at 5 pm, so come after work and enjoy this great "Sip Happens" concept

 

Deals on the following brands of wine

  • Criss Cross
  • Casa Donoso
  • Bisquertt



Konnichi Wow Sushi Night at BLUE

When: 26 May / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/587712631608342/

 

Join us at Renaissance Aruba's BLUE bar for an unforgettable Saturday evening featuring an eclectic menu of handcrafted sushi selections, imported wine and beers from Japan, authentic sake, and a LIVE sushi-making station run by its very own sushi chef! RAW has never tasted so good!



This week’s congestions will be happening around the Soul Beach locations like Moomba during the day and the Renaissance during the night so if you’re not there for the festival, you might want to avoid those areas. However, cruise ship schedules for this week are again pretty sparse so you should have no problem finding a great semi-private spot along the beaches of Aruba.

 

 

I don’t have any news for you this week but 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.


Welcome to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, May 14th to Sunday, May 20th or also known as timeshare week 19.

The shoutout for this week goes to all the Moms. Without you guys, nothing will be possible. I want to thank my Mom for everything she’s done for me and also all of the Moms who may be listening to this podcast. One Mom in particular that I want to thank is Ann Fontaine. Maggie dubs her the “Aruba Mom”. She’s from New England but has a home in Aruba that we love to visit. Listen to her episode on One Happy Podcast.

As for the happenings going on this week, we are entering the low season so there is a lull with regards to the events.

FOOD

A Taste of Aruba

When: 15 May / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/161420891202347/

 

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts and recipes. Celebrate our Island's rich multicultural history with locally inspired buffet.

 

Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a BALASHI BEER or Chill Beer. Specials  on Cocktails such as; 'Barbulet', 'Aruba Ariba' , 'Chuchubi Carnaval' and 'Yuwana Loco'. Discover Aruba through unique flavors!

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event with Live entertainment. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

When: 16 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/432845837159210/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservation, please contact one of our navigators at 5236115



LIFESTYLE



Giro d'Italia LIVE

When: 15-20 May / 7:00 am - 12:00 nn

Where: Café the Plaza (L.G. Smith Boulevard, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/579452312413718/

 

Join us for the Giro d’Italia at Café the Plaza! Watch one of the world's biggest cycling races every day LIVE from May 4 till May 27.




SOUL & Mantra Singing on the Beach

When: 15 May / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Eagle Beach
Hosted by: Gea Sougé Life Coaching

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/215126155737249/

 

For quite some time I have had the honor to participate in the sound meditation, voice liberation workshops and choir of Jan-Hendrik Veenkamp. These evenings always helped me to go home to myself. Very empowering to use my voice authentically. Afterwards my heart and soul are always humming like a hummingbird. In the future I love to invite Jan-Hendrik to organize a Soul Singing retreat in Aruba. But for now I would like to share the mantras and soul songs that I will facilitate intuitively and will share my passion for voice liberation.

 

Besides my shamanic drum I have some other small instruments but we will mainly use our most powerful instrument being our voices. No need to have singing experience nor do you or your family have to admire your voice. This type of singing is intended to open your heart, go within and find what likes to be heard.  It would be wonderful if men would also join these evenings, because it is so beautiful to listen to their timbre.

 

What to expect? We will be singing meditative but also celebrative depending on the group. Please feel free to try it out, and discover something new about yourself.

 

Sign up at 594 4250 or email geasouge@gmail.com. The song & mantra singing evenings are donation based.



UEFA Europa League FINAL

When: 16 May / 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Where: Café the Plaza (L.G. Smith Boulevard, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064955650428398/

 

Join us Wednesday May 16 at Cafe the Plaza for the UEFA Europa League FINAL between Marseille - Atlético Madrid.



Buti Yoga Glow

When: 20 May / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Aruba Dance Studios (00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Hosted by: Aruba Dance Studios

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/518178001917644/

 

To all beautiful Women and little women come and join Gladys M. Duarte.

You will need is your yoga mat, a small towel and bottle of water ...

 

Gladys M. Duarte will break down for you the basics of Buti Yoga

 

More info and details to follow soon, start reserving your spot today!

For any questions contact 737 7078 or 5922166



Color Run!

When: 20 May / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Fisherman's Hut (Palm Beach, 00297 Noord)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/424642154624290/

 

The Key Club of the International School of Aruba in collaboration with the PTA is hosting a Color Run on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Color Run is a fun untimed run/walk where the participants are showered with color powder.

 

All the proceeds from the event will be donated to Stichting Ambiente Feliz in order to improve their entertainment area for the clients. To get to know the wonderful people of Ambiente Feliz, please visit their Facebook page. The students of Key Club have been visiting the center once a month and organizing fun events for the clients.

 

The Color Run will start at 4 P.M. at the Fisherman’s hut. The cost to participate is 15 florins per person. Delicious fruits and a cool t-shirt are included in the entry fee.

 

Please go to the Main Office of the International School of Aruba or to Bestial Pet House to register Registration closes April 26th!.



ENTERTAINMENT



What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Monday, 14 May from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual, voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 16 May from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 15 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.




KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

 

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 – 2:00 am

 

Barney’s Restaurant
(Palm Beach, Noord 21A, Aruba)

Website: https://barneysaruba.com/

Karaoke Nights every Fridays, starting at 10:00 pm

 

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant

(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)

Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/

Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 53, Aruba)

Website: http://ricardosaruba.restaurant/

Karaoke Dance Party! every Thursdays, starting at 9:00 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



There are cruise schedules for only one day this week so it really is the ideal time to be in Aruba.

 

 

There are a couple of important news items this week which includes a tragedy in Palm Beach and an island-wide power outage.

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.

 

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_May_14_to_20_2018_-_Presented_by_One_Happy_Podcast.mp3
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Today we have with us the owner of Barney’s Aruba, Eline Huijbers, to share her experiences with the restaurant, her Aruba story, and for us to get to know Barney’s.

 

Eline is originally from the Netherlands. When she visited Aruba at 20 years old for an internship, she fell in love with the island and decided at once to live there. So right after college, she took on many jobs like waitressing, bartending, and restaurant management until she finally established Barney’s Aruba together with her husband, Ron. Making the jump from managing to starting her own place was both scary and exciting for Eline but everything was well worth it because Barney’s business is flourishing.

 

What you can expect from Barney’s is an excellent selection of international, Dutch, American, and local food with good prices and a kid-friendly place. They also have different theme nights going on, specifically: All You Can Eat Fajitas on Mondays, Schnitzel Night on Tuesdays, Grouper Night on Wednesdays, All You Can Eat Ribs on Thursdays, All You Can Eat BBQ Night on Fridays, and All You Can Eat Steak Night on Saturdays. And for all you Karaoke lovers, they also have Karaoke nights every Friday starting at 10:00 pm.

 

To know more about Barney’s Aruba, do visit the website at www.barneysaruba.com. Barney’s Aruba is open from Monday-Saturday starting at 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm for the kitchen while the  bar is open until 1:00 am during the week and up to 2:00-3:00 am on Fridays.

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

  • Find out how did Eline and Ron come up with the name “Barney’s” and whether it’s really originally inspired from The Flintstones character
  • Know Eline’s personal favorite dishes from the menu and what is the dish and cocktail that you MUST TRY should you visit Barney’s
  • Eline’s thoughts regarding what Barney’s gets right that other restaurants may get wrong
  • Hear about Eline’s experiences of raising a child in Aruba and how her family takes their vacations.

 

RESTAURANTS MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:

 

Direct download: EP114_-_Eline_Huijbers_of_Barneys_Aruba.mp3
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Hi there! This is the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, May 7th to Sunday, May 13th or also known as timeshare week 18.

 

My shoutout for this week goes to a good friend and supporter, Tracey Beaver. Every time I see her she just makes me smile and her words of encouragement have been instrumental to me. She is one of the earliest guests on One Happy Podcast on Episode 8 as well as Episode 74.

 

So this week’s highlight is Mother’s Day which is a very special day down on the island. Let’s head straight to the events section:

 

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

 

Mother’s Day in Aruba

When: 13 May (all day)

Where: Aruba

 

Are you in Aruba for Mother's Day?  Be sure to celebrate your mom on this special day! Many restaurants will be offering great deals and delicious menu selections making for a Mother's Day to remember!

 

FOOD

 

A Taste of Aruba

When: 8 May / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/161420891202347/

 

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts and recipes. Celebrate our Island's rich multicultural history with locally inspired buffet.

 

Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a BALASHI BEER or Chill Beer. Specials  on Cocktails such as; 'Barbulet', 'Aruba Ariba' , 'Chuchubi Carnaval' and 'Yuwana Loco'. Discover Aruba through unique flavors!

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event with Live entertainment. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

When: 9 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/432845837159210/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservation, please contact one of our navigators at 5236115.

 

Mama Let's Brunch!

When: 12-13 May / 12:00 nn - 3:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/352230081957452/

 

Why brunch just one day if you can do it the whole weekend!

 

Aquarius is having a Mother's Day Brunch Weekend! Two days to enjoy the all-you-can eat buffet accompanied by flowing bubbles and mimosas. A Royal treat for a Queen.

 

Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th starting at 12PM for just $34,95 excl. service charge and taxes.

 

For more information and reservations, please call our Navigators at 5236115.

 

Make it a special weekend dedicated to MOM!

 

 

Konnichi Wow Sushi Night at BLUE

When: 12 May / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/375534396280176/

 

Join us at Renaissance Aruba's BLUE bar for an unforgettable Saturday evening featuring an eclectic menu of handcrafted sushi selections, imported wine and beers from Japan, authentic sake, and a LIVE sushi-making station run by its very own sushi chef! RAW has never tasted so good!

 

 

Serve MOM a Breakfast!

When: 13 May / 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: Fresco (L.G. Smith Boulevard #82, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/304562720077030/

 

Wake MOM up and serve her breakfast!

 

Because of MOM, Fresco is having a Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet for only $20 including service charge and taxes...A royal treat for a QUEEN!

 

Reservation is required. For more information or reservations, please call our Navigators at 5236115.

 

 

Mother's Day at El Gaucho (3 Course Lunch & Dinner Special)

When: 13 May / 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Where: El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Source: https://www.visitaruba.com/special-deals/aruba-offers/mothers-day-at-el-gaucho/

 

Celebrate Mother's Day with your loved ones at El Gaucho and everyone will leave satisfied thanks to their delicious 3-course menus offered on this special day. Choose from two different delicious menu options, enjoy lunch or dinner!

 

 

Mimosas for MOM: All you care to eat Champagne brunch buffet

When: 13 May / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 51, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/351636918578804/

 

Bring the whole family along on Mother's day!

"All you care to eat Champagne brunch buffet"

 

Omelet station, cold cuts, salad, pasta station, fruit display, hot entrees, desserts, tea, coffee, mimosa, orange juice.

 

Price for adults is $36.95

Mother 60+ yrs: 25% senior discount

Kids 5-11 yrs: half price

+15% service charge + taxes

(Complimentary for kids under 5 yrs)

 

Live music from 12 noon - 1pm with Mariachis

 

Only with reservations, call us 588-7300.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Monday, 7 May from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual, voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 9 May from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!

 

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 8 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.

 

 

Death By Audio - Live At Alfie's!

When: 11 May / 11:00 pm

Where: Alfie's in Aruba

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/431557570617387/

 

Did you miss our last performance? Well here is your chance! Death by Audio will be live on stage once again, this time at Alfie's in Aruba. So be there and be ready to jump and to head bang with us!

 

 

Next we’ll tackle the cruise ship schedules which I include so you may plan your beach days or schedule accordingly. Luckily this week is a pretty light week in the island.

 

The only news I would say this week is a new restaurant opening called Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant near the Renaissance Marina and a few details regarding a potential law reform for the residency of Americans in Aruba.

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.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_May_7_to_13_2018_-_Presented_by_One_Happy_Podcast.mp3
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I’m happy to have fellow Aruba lover Elizabeth McKay the founder of AllAroundAruba.com with me here for this episode of One Happy Podcast.

 

What I absolutely love about this episode is that Elizabeth and I share the same passion. We both fell in love with Aruba and can’t help but to share that love to everyone. So I started One Happy Podcast and she started All Around Aruba. One thing is for sure, she and I share the same desire to help everyone have the best possible experience in the island.

 

We also talk about Elizabeth’s love for the island and its locals. In fact, she got the idea of starting her website by talking to the locals so she can tell people about the different areas in Aruba that may not otherwise know about or try out. Elizabeth also discusses her way of recommending unique places around the island and how to find them.

 

For more information about All Around Aruba, it’s a website that details the “off the beaten path” parts of the island that may kinda get glossed over by other websites. All Around Aruba provides fairly easy access if you’re looking for smaller or local places and experiences. It basically highlights “the different side of Aruba”, focuses on getting attention to smaller businesses, and helps you to hone in on what you want to make the best out of your Aruba adventure.

 

Find All Around Aruba on www.allaroundaruba.com and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter with the callsign @allaroundaruba.

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

  • Learn a valuable tip for smart travel that involves Renaissance Hotel and Renaissance Private Island
  • Know Elizabeth’s great thoughts about Airbnb and her wonderful experiences with the locals she rented a room with
  • Hear about Elizabeth’s favorite excursion in Aruba

 

RESTAURANTS AND EXCURSIONS MENTIONED:

Zeerovers

Pura Vita

Aruba Outdoor Adventures

Direct download: EP113_-_Elizabeth_McKay_of_AllAroundArubacom.mp3
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Time to kick off the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, April 30th to Sunday, May 6th or also known as timeshare week 17.

 

First of all, this is coming out a day late because of I was out of town for a very important family event, which is the wedding of Catie, Maggie’s daughter. Normally I would give my shoutout to a specific person or specific people, but for this week, I’d just like to thank everyone who made it to the ceremony and also to the ones who offered congratulatory and heartfelt words, great advice, and support to me. Thank you so much!

 

Now let’s jump into the events section:

 

FOOD

 

A Taste of Aruba

When: 1 May / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793343217426370/

 

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts and recipes. Celebrate our Island's rich multicultural history with locally inspired buffet.

 

Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a BALASHI BEER or Chill Beer. Specials on Cocktails such as; 'Barbulet', 'Aruba Ariba' , 'Chuchubi Carnaval' and 'Yuwana Loco'. Discover Aruba through unique flavors!

 

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event with Live entertainment. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

When: 2 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/224282928150777/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of succulent Herb Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops or locally caught Snapper, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservation, please contact one of our navigators at 5236115.

 

Wine vs Jazz

When: 5 May / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: The Wine Room (L.G. Smith Blvd #126 Suite #1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/428577077591810/

 

Wine versus Jazz will continue the Saga at The Wine Room

 

  • Experience: $65
  • 3 hour event
  • Tapas and wine event
  • Limited seats

 

 

Asian Guest Chef Night

When: 5 May / 6:00 pm

Where: Bistro De Suikertuin (Wilhelminastraat #64, N.A. Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/404966783309748/

 

Guest Chef Jordie will cook a delicious 3-course Asian menu including an amuse and welcome drink for only US $37.50.

 

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Open Dag / Open House Marine Barracks

When: 1 May / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Marinierskazerne Savaneta (Savaneta 532, AW Savaneta, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/417661875313877/

 

OPEN HOUSE: zipline, food court, market, used car sale, live music, gun demonstration and activities, RHIB Boat ride, coast guard, helicopter, lottery and so much more

 

Be treated like a king or queen!

When: 2 May / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: DA Drogist Aruba (L.G. Smith Boulevard 134, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/187573121879505/

 

A glamorous shopping night.

 

 

Ananda Aruba Yoga Retreat

When: 30 April - 5 May

Where: Noord, Aruba

Hosted by: Ananda Yoga Retreats (https://www.facebook.com/AnandaYogaRetreats/)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021033954830248/

 

Get ready for a powerful week of personal transformation

 

Our annual Aruba Yoga Retreat is a sacred space where holistic wellness, yoga, meditation, spiritual coaching and reiki come together throughout a 6-day series of hands on workshops, classes and cultural experiences.

 

Explore your sense of self, heal your past, learn about the yoga culture & philosophy and cultivate a yogi lifestyle.

 

Caitlan has created a retreat program that guides you through an applied yoga lifestyle that provides small shifts for radical change. Awaken to the ocean of knowledge that is yoga.

 

Our guided retreat program will give you insight and expansion into traditional Hatha yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini yoga & Vinyasa yoga.

 

Our group workshops and healing ceremonies provide a sense of tradition to honour the self and your journey. You will enjoy a like-minded and supportive community, homemade vegetarian family clean recipes, rejuvenating yoga, and the cleansing crystal clear energy of the open Atlantic ocean.

 

Aruba is known as the friendliest island in the Caribbean and its positive energy makes this a sacred haven to retreat and ignite your true self.

 

Expect to return home with more clarity, a healthy detoxed body and a deep understanding of the traditional roots of yoga and all it has to offer your life both on and off of your mat.

 

This is a program that will continue to inspire your life long after you leave.

 

 

Sunset Yoga April

When: 5 May / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Transition 2 Health (San Barbola 269, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929176110486838/

 

Sunset Yoga is specially designed to keep in your body and your mind in balance and it is given by an expert in physical therapy and yoga. Perfect combination for a great guidance. Come and join us at the beach in between the Divi-Divi and Tamarijn beach resorts at 5.30 pm till sunset.

 

Farmer Market

When: 6 May / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Aruba Ostrich Farm (Matividiri 57, 59 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2178887678794772/

 

Come and support our local artisans and farmers. Unique and delicious products made in Aruba.

 

 

Danki Mami

When: 6 May / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: CAGE Nightclub (King Placa Caya Harmonia 5 lokal 10, Bubali, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/190702061654074/

 

You will be enchanted with Fashion, Music & Love!

 

We have prepared an amazing night for you, filled with beautiful fashion shows by our professional models for a recognized clothing boutique. You will be delighted with amazing music performances by well known Aruban artists. With your entrance ticket, you will have the chance to participate and win incredible door prizes and so much more.

 

This night is going to be a unique night and we would LOVE to see you! Come and enjoy the amazing show, fashion, music and most importantly, we want you to feel loved and appreciated.

 

This is our way to say "Danki Mami".

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Wednesday, 2 May from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!

 

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 1 May / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.

 

 

Jack Flash Tribute to the Rolling Stones

When: 2 May / 11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/369272016900859/

 

Jack Flash is Aruba's very own Mick Jagger, here to take you back to the Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll. Don't miss this Time Machine!

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 3 May / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491881784266283/

 

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.

 

 

OCTA Gripping you with their Talent

When: 4 - 5 May / 10:00 pm

Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/373906719768011/

 

OCTA ripping the night with Classics, you name it! Latin and American Rock. Join us on the night before Cinco de Mayo.

 

 

ARTS

 

Workshop 3D make huge animals of recycled material.

When: 3 May / 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Where: Ateliers '89 (Dominicanessenstraat 34, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840630412895967/

 

New workshop 3D, make large animals by Jerusalem-Israel artist teacher Yuval Rimon.

 

 

 

Next we’re going to jump into what looks like a very light cruise ship schedule for this week. I include this so you may plan your beach days or schedule accordingly.

 

So we will skip the news this week but I will mention that low season has officially begun in Aruba. It’s my favorite time of the year to travel down there. It’s just such an awesome experience when the island isn’t as crowded (well Aruba is always awesome no matter what time of the year) but the population can affect your enjoyment a bit. To everyone who’s down there at this time, do enjoy!

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.


Welcome back to another episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, April 23rd to Sunday, April 29th or also known as timeshare week 16.

 

My shout out for this week goes to Peter and Amal from Alfie’s in Aruba.  Originally from Canada but now full-time residents of Aruba, Peter and Amal who I interviewed on episode 79 of One Happy Podcast purchased a bar and have never looked back.   Alfie's in Aruba almost immediately became one of the favorite restaurants on the island and that is mostly due to the owners focus on a great experience and even better customer service. They serve pub fare so think burgers, rib, and awesome pulled pork.  And something that is completely unique to the island is their amazing poutine. If you’re someone who ever thought of opening up a bar in Aruba you really should listen to One Happy Podcast episode 79.  

 

With that being said let’s jump into the events section:

 

 

FOOD

 

 

A Taste of Aruba

When: 24 April / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/284921082045640/

 

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts and recipes. Celebrate our Island's rich multicultural history with locally inspired buffet.

 

Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a BALASHI BEER or Chill Beer. Specials on Cocktails such as; 'Barbulet', 'Aruba Ariba' , 'Chuchubi Carnaval' and 'Yuwana Loco'. Discover Aruba through unique flavors!

 

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event with Live entertainment. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

When: 25 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/193877354724743/

 

Take a boat trip to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino's Private Island and let your taste buds travel to paradise...

 

Enjoy our new menu consisting of a Beer braised Short Rib or Tandoori marinated Mahi-Mahi, while your toes get pampered in our white secluded sand.

 

Our private dinner setting includes a welcome cocktail at Lucy's Dock (across the Renaissance Mall), boat trip to Renaissance Private Island, dinner on the beach and live entertainment for only $65 per person. Children from 5 to 12 yrs pay $32.50.

 

For more information or reservation, please contact one of our navigators at 5236115

 

Eat Local's Food Truck Festival

When: 27 to 28 April / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where:  Plaza Daniel Leo / Plaza Nikki Habibe

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304141779674820/

 

Ready to experience the deliciousness of Aruba's “cuminda di truck?” Get ready for Eat Local: Food Truck edition. Savor and experience the best of Aruba’s Food Trucks!

 

All of the islands best food trucks gathered in one place! Experience sizzling dishes and let your taste buds go wild. Bring your friends and family and enjoy great food, craft beers, and live music. Eat, drink, and chill the night away.

 

*Cash only!

 

Last year was a booming success with live music, full bellies, happy hearts, and culinary treats from the best food trucks of the island.

 

Are you ready for the next chapter of food truck bites in a cozy, festival-like setting? Accompanied by 3 Craft Beer companies and a Kids Corner presented by of The University of Aruba.

 

Confirmed Participating Food Trucks:

 

  • Candela
  • Chalo Burger
  • Eataly
  • The Little One - ft. Hollywood Smokehouse
  • El Mexicano
  • Nos Local
  • Piet su truck
  • Pofferdorie

 

Beer Trucks:

 

  • Craft
  • Craft Beer Lovers
  • Bros&Beer

 

 

 

Cheap vs Expensive Wines

When: 28 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: The Wine Room (L.G. Smith Blvd #126 Suite #1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2000321300294707/

 

A great session exploring wines blindly There will be 8 wines to taste and drink.

 

The main idea: Here we would like you to try cheap, entry level wines, mid end and high end wines blindly, meaning without seeing the label, and judge for yourself what wines you really like.

 

It’s going to be a fun filled evening with many laughs, so be sure to reserve today!

 

Experience: $85

Tapas: Shrimps, Picanha, and Grilled chicken

 

Seated wine tasting for only 10 persons, reserve your spot today!

 

 

I Love Wine & Cheese Event

When: 28 April / 12:00 nn - 5:00 pm

Where: Ling and Sons IGA Super Center (Schotlandstraat #41, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/187155585253605/

 

Come and try out our great selection of wines and cheeses from around the world we have available in store. Great in store tastings, specials, and a chance to win a romantic dinner for 2. Join this unique experience at your #1 supermarket, Ling & Sons.

 

 

The Full Moon Romantic Experience

When: 29 April / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Passions on the Beach (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 252, Eagle Beach, Aruba Palm Beach)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572363702854696/

 

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

 

Complimentary Welcome Drink: Martini-Pina-Colada Creation

 

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

 

$49.00 per person.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.

 

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

 

King’s Day Aruba

When: 27 April (all day)

Where: Aruba

 

Official Holiday: A government ceremony paying honor to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is followed by numerous sporting events, and family-friendly celebrations. Sports competitions, kite flying contests and fun-filled activities are held at various sites including community centers. Also, many restaurants and bars hold specials and fun celebrations... don't forget to wear your orange!

 

Under the Stars King's Day Celebration

When: 27 to 28 April / 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Aruba Cosecha / Taste My Aruba (Zoutman Straat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/590084058027261/

Aruba Cosecha, in partnership with Taste My Aruba, proudly invites you to their 'Under The Stars' local art & farmer's market, celebrating our King's Day!

At Cosecha you can find a diversification of the Aruban craft heritage and artistic supply of artisans, through their personal stories, inspirations and craftsmanship exposed in their products. All products sold at Cosecha have received the Aruba Certification Seal.

Taste My Aruba, celebrates the culinary heritage, including local farmer's, thus bringing food from the farm to your plate, furthermore cherish everything that is authentically local.

Come and mingle with our local artists & artisans and celebrate King's Day with us.

We promise to fulfill your five senses! Live like a local and be part of an authentic experience.

 

King's Day Bikers Parade

When: 27 to 28 April / from 3:00 pm

Where: Rond Aruba

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/189129288353850/

We are gonna go for a ride with one stop and after that we are gonna have an awesome event for our bikers!

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Flip Flop Festival

When: 28 to 30 April (all day)

Where: Bushiri Beach Arena

Website: http://www.flip-flopfestival.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/flipflopfestivalaruba/

 

The Flip Flop Festival, brought to you by Chill Beer is one of the biggest music festivals in Aruba. This event brings around thousands of people annually, getting better and better every year. You can expect nothing but loads of fun, music and entertainment on the beach!

 

*Official Artist Lineup for 2018 Flip Flop Festival:

 

 

 

 

*Official 2018 Flip Flop Festival Schedule:

 

  • Saturday, April 28th Opening Event at E MOTIONS Nightclub 10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
  • Sunday, April 29th Pool Party at Renaissance Marina 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, April 30th Main Event at Bushiri Beach Arena 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

 

* Tickets on sale at Citgo Palm Beach, Boulevard, St. Cruz & Essoville!

 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit Flip Flop Festival's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/flipflopfestivalaruba/

 

 

 

Yoga & Intro to The Bars Method (presentation)

When: 24 April / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Happy Buddha Aruba (Monserat 5, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823426694344998/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-intro-to-the-bars-method-presentation-tickets-44945245439?aff=efbevent

 

Register for this FREE EVENT "Yoga & Intro to The Bars Method" on Tuesday April 24nd 2018 from 6 - 8 PM. We start with a delicious 60 min yoga class (accessible for all levels), taught by Corinne Voermans, founder & director of Happy Buddha Aruba. Guest Teacher Gyonne Goedkoop, an Access Bars practitioner, will introduce you to The Bars Method / Access Consciousness, founded by Gary Douglas (www.accessconsiousness.com).

 

The Bars are a series of 32 points on the head, which when lightly touched releases old energies stuck in the brain and the body, allowing for tremendous and easy change.

 

Following the FREE EVENT you can sign up for a 30 min "Taster" (Bars treatment on Saturday April 28th or Sunday April 29th 2018). You'll receive more info on this during the presentation. Fee for 30 min Bars Treatment is $25 or AWG 45.

 

Open-air Market at Flor de Oriente

When: 28 April / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Flor de Oriente (Kerkstraat 6, None Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011492402511385/

 

Markt is a place where the community can come together and support the small local business movement. A place where the people can find, buy and sell products, foods and/or beverages on a monthly basis. Giving the local stores and owners as well as fishermen and artists a chance to gather at one location in the heart of Oranjestad, easy to find and attend for the local community of Aruba and visitors to the island.

 

 

I Love 2 Party

When: 28 April / 9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/338319420011572/

 

ARUBA: I LOVE 2 PARTY. Get wild, get sexy, get ready. This'll be a night to remember. Get your tickets NOW and we'll see you this April 28th!

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

What goes on at MooMba Beach?
Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Monday, 23 April from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/184981868733145/

Join us for an evening with C-Zar live on stage. C-Zar has a wonderful, unusual, voice which will keep you spellbound. Come and toast with us to another beautiful night in Aruba.

Wednesday, 25 April from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406161896149061/

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!

Friday, 27 April from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Untouchables LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065100077112537/

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 timidest 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!

Sunday, 29 April from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Party Posse LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/904126583091968/

Party Posse is a band with an extensive repertoire of hits, covering the latest radio airplay as well as classic songs from the 00’s, 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, and 60’s. Party Posse is a versatile band that can give your event an exuberant party mode as well as a relaxing and elegant atmosphere. Having entertained at major large corporate gigs to weddings and private event, makes Party posse the leading act on the island. Their repertoire consists of Dance music, Latin, Jazz, Caribbean and Reggae to Top 40 Hits. Party Posse consists of a professional group of musicians and singers who not only look good and sound good, but know how to please a crowd and have them begging for more! The band has been playing together for 10 years and have performed at numerous private functions, corporate events and weddings at the most important venues and hotels on the island. The core group is made up of five musicians and when the budget or occasion allows, extra performers are often brought in.

 

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 24 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

Where: Alhambra & Divi Resorts Aruba Banquet & Events (J.E.Irausquin Boulevard # 41, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/153482718642217/

Tickets: http://www.masterofthemind.com/

 

Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.

 

 

I Wish You Were Here (Poetry Night)

When: 25 April / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/182215239079958/

Hosted by: Basha Foundation https://www.facebook.com/BashaFoundation/

 

I wish you were here.

I wish I was there.

Come let's enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

 

Make our wish come true and join us on April 25 at Rock’n'Rock.

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 26 April / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: The Old Cunucu House (Palm Beach 150, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/394983224271357/

 

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.

 

 

 

The Cheapest Wine | The Rise of a New Social Attitude

When: 28 April / 11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Where: Rock’n'Rock (Caya Taratata, Coral Plaza 15 L-3, Pos Abao, AW Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970934912976452/

 

Rockers! If you remember the last concert - on April 28th, you will all enjoy once again, one of the coolest performances in Rock n' Rock is back... So, flush your liver in the meantime! See you soon! The Cheapest Wine is Caribbean Punk Rock, The Rise of a New Social Attitude.

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/
- Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

ARTS

 

 

Acrylic & Design Workshop

When: 23 April / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Mia Secret Aruba (Belgiëstraat 5B, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/984238335067041/

 

Workshop: Acrylic & Design!

Techniques:

- Acrylic with Tips and Sculptures

- 3D roses

- 4D Plastiline

- Chrome Effect

- Gel Paint

Inscription: Miss 21 Accessories

Tel: 5889128

 

Next, we’re going to jump into what looks like a very light cruise ship schedule for this week. I include this so you may plan your beach days or schedule accordingly.

 

The news section is probably the most sparse area of this podcast.  This is because I usually only include topics which are relevant to us visitors or tourists. One thing that should be of interest to all visitors of the island is safety and I will discuss how the island strengthened their security measures by using the technology available at their disposal. I will also talk about the safety of the wildlife and the state of the water in Aruba.

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.

 

Quick note, I would like to apologize in advance for next week because This Week in Aruba will be posted a day later as I will be out of town.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_April_23_to_April_29_2018.mp3
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