One Happy Podcast

After a brief hiatus, I am back in the studio recording another episode of One Happy Podcast! Today’s episode is all about my favorite topic in the world: food.

Our guest is Marlene, who's joined us on the show for episode 32. Now she's back to tell us all about the new restaurants in Aruba or some old favorites with slightly tweaked or new concepts. Marlene is a resident of the island and she volunteered to be my taste tester. On this episode, you will hear her take on several restaurants that many may not have experienced yet.

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

  • Not only learn new places to eat in Aruba, but also rediscover some places that may have missed your attention before.
  • Hear about the new tours that KuKoo Kunuku Bus are doing so be sure to catch up on that!
  1. Old Dirty Bird
  • Marlene's son's restaurant
  • he used to run the Local Store
  • serves authentic tacos in which everything is homemade
  • on average, the tacos are about $12
  • located at Aqua Windies

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODB-OLD-DIRTY-BIRD-1836862156359394/

Contact Number: +267 661 1622

Email: olddirtybird2018@gmail.com

 

  1. YangMing Cuisine
  • started out as a sushi and stir fry restaurant
  • there's a Korean barbecue set-up with grills right there on the table
  • located at Coral Plaza, right at the main boulevard

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/biz/food_company/YangMing-Cuisine-202589196920495/

 

  1. Local Store
  • started out a new Breakfast menu called which Marlene loved
  • featuring a Chicken waffle with chorizo gravy

Website: www.localstorearuba.com/

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

Contact Number: +297 586 1414

Email: info@localstorearuba.com

 

  1. Lucky Luciano
  • opened up just a month ago
  • right at the Palm Beach area across the street from Local Store
  • they have a full menu with really good pizza and pasta at a reasonable price

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

Contact Number: +297 282 0585

Email: luckylucianoaruba@gmail.com

 

  1. Oak Restaurant
  • a beautiful restaurant owned by the owner of Ricardo's
  • gorgeous presentation for the dishes and they taste as good as they look
  • hidden away but not too difficult to find

Website: https://oakaruba.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Restaurant-Bar-Aruba-1242790239160231/

Contact Number: +297 280 4660

Email: ricardochirino27@gmail.com

 

  1. Suikertuin Bistro
  • has a new owner
  • they do a special menu each month with guest chefs coming on
  • full bar with an extensive collection of winers with a low markup
  • located downtown near Old Cunucu House and El Gaucho

Website: https://www.desuikertuin.com/

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

Email: info@desuikertuin.com



If you're a foodie, Marlene highly recommends these two brunches:

 

  1. White Modern Cuisine
  • menu changes monthly
  • $45 per person

Website: www.whitecuisine.com/
Contact Number: +297 280 0280

 

  1. Tierra del Sol
  • order of the menu and pick and choose as many as you want
  • $49 per person

Website: https://www.tierradelsol.com/en/the-restaurant-at-tierra-del-sol

Contact Number: +297 586 7800

Email: restaurant@tierradelsol.com



  1. Sultan
  • features authentic, delicious Arabic food
  • a little out of the local area but not difficult to find

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

Contact Number: +297 588 2598

Email: antoine.britten@gmail.com

 

  1. Indo
  • features authentic Indonesian food
  • located Noord Palm Beach area, just past the Island Yoga place

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Restaurant_Review-g488162-d3419352-Reviews-Indo-Noord_Aruba.html

 

  1. Omakase
  • a different style of Japanese sushi dining experience
  • the chef used to be the chef from La Cabana

Website: https://www.omakasearuba.com/

Contact Number: +297 582 3444

 

Direct download: EP115_-_Talking_Restaurants_with_Marlene_Scherrenburg.mp3
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Welcome to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, July 13th to Thursday, July 19th also known as timeshare week 28.

 

My shoutout for this week goes to Aruba Ray whose famed comedy show has returned to Aruba. I’m a big fan of this show and in my opinion is the best nighttime entertainment in the island. For more details, head on over to http://www.arubacomedy.com.

 

Now let’s jump into the events category!

 

FOOD

Chinese Night with 3-course dinner at Que Pasa Restaurant

When: 18 July / 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Que Pasa? (Wilhelminastraat 18, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/243894689675814/

 

A Chinese proverb states: "Food is the heaven of the masses". This clearly shows the importance of food to the Chinese. Here the traditional Chinese holistic approach regarding almost all things is expressed in many ways. An important criterion is the perfect balance of aroma, appearance and taste. Furthermore, a good meal must comprise the five flavors spicy, sour, sweet, bitter and salty, which also have to be in harmony. In addition, many ingredients are selected according to aspects of traditional Chinese medicine and are used only during the preparation of the meal and not in the dish itself.

 

Que Pasa is planning lots of great special events, so get ready for a Surinam night, a pizza night and a fish night. Let your imagination run wild and you will probably get what you are wishing for.

 

But first, the Chinese event on Wednesday July 18th: a special 3-course dinner menu with traditional and delicious Chinese dishes for just $29.50 per person. Enjoy!



A Taste of Aruba

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

Where: Aquarius (L.G. Smith Boulevard 82, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/653843194970710/

 

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 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 reservations, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 18 July / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202766113289412/

 

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

 

Enjoy our 4-course dinner 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

 

Next In Line - Talent Festival

When: 15 July / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Cas Di Cultura (Vondellaan 2, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/221310425144378/

 

NEXT IN LINE is a Talent Battle between the Popcorn Soldiers. This year Popcorn Club is CELEBRATING DIVERSITY through different performances of Stage Art. Contact a Popcorn Soldier for your ticket NOW as every year they are sold out prior to the event.

 

More info about the Popcorn Soldiers, a group of professional dancers: https://www.facebook.com/popcornsoldiers

 

Bon Bini Festival

When: 17 July / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (every Tuesdays until December 18)

Where: Fort Zoutman

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/395323790955574/

 

At the Bon Bini Festival the visitors will enjoy an evening filled with history, local arts & crafts, local food & drinks, poetry, film, live performance of folkloric & carnival music. The Popcorn Dancers will be presenting the folkloric dance rhythms & the carnival rhythm of Aruba.



ENTERTAINMENT

 

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

Friday, 13 July from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050411838445142/

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

Monday, 16 July 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.

 

Honeypot LIVE at Chaos Cafe

When: 14 July / 11:30 pm - 3:00 am

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/431866350613818/

 

Get your Coronita Bucket at a special price of Afl25,- ALL NIGHT. We'll be bringing some Honeypot Classics to go along with your Coronita buckets. See you there!

 

Movie Night Under The Stars

When: 17 July / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/275124666367305/

 

Pop the corn and dim the lights...we're staying in for Family Movie Night at the Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach. Join us for a Family Fun Night with Movie Under The Stars.

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 17 July / 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: 19 July / 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.

 

ARUBA RAY’S COMEDY

Where: Amsterdam Ballroom, Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Website: http://www.arubacomedy.com

 

Aruba Today called this the ‘BEST SHOW IN ARUBA’ three years in a row… this is a standup comedy show featuring America’s finest comedians, all of whom perform regularly at the top venues in the United States. These are NYC-based and LA-based comedians.

 

LINE-UP

July 14: TONY WOODS, JON FISCH, RAY ELLIN

July 15: TONY WOODS, JON FISCH, AIDA RODRIGUEZ, RAY ELLIN

July 16: TONY WOODS, AIDA RODRIGUEZ, CHUCK NICE, TONY V, RAY ELLIN

July 17-18: CHUCK NICE, AIDA RODRIGUEZ, TONY V, RAY ELLIN

July 19: CHUCK NICE, TONY V, RAY ELLIN

 

  • These shows sell out nightly.
  • The show starts at 8:30pm.
  • Doors open at 8pm.
  • Seating is first come, first serve.
  • Show is approximately 90 minutes long.
  • Any age can attend, however the show is intended for a mature audience!
  • Line-up subject to change.



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 pm – 2:00 am

 

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

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

Rockaoke every Wednesdays, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

 

Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 53, Aruba)

Website: http://ricardosaruba.restaurant/

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

 

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant

(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)

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

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




Let’s head into the cruise ships schedule portion. Yet again, it’s a pretty slow week for cruise ships.

 

 

I don’t have a whole lot for the news section for this week aside from Aruba Ray’s Comedy starting up this month. As far as the podcast goes, there will be an episode of One Happy Podcast airing on Monday involving new restaurants on the island so do look forward to that.

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 Friday, June 22nd to Thursday, June 28th also known as timeshare week 25.

My shout out for this week goes to some people who are currently down there on the island: Sherry “Jello” Pence who was a guest in episode 60 of One Happy Podcast and Marcia and Roy Frost from episodes 23 and 92.

 

Now let’s jump into the events category.

 

FOOD

June Special with Coffee and home-made Apple Roll for just $4

When: 22-28 June / 8:00am-4:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/630570163971159/

 

"Nothing makes sense before coffee." So true...! At Café the Plaza we are committed to always serving you the best products. For many years already we have – for our coffees – teamed up with Aruba’s #1 coffee brander Smit & Dorlas.

 

To celebrate the joy of coffee we proudly offer you during the month of June: COFFEE & HOME-MADE APPLE ROLL for just $4.00.

 

Yes, that’s correct… just $4.00 for a delicious cup of coffee and an apple roll!

 

See you soon at Café the Plaza!

 

HaÎKobe Night at LGS

When: 22 June / 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: LGS at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/373809349799011/

 

Downtown Dining has now a new meaning!

 

Join us every Friday at LGS for a special HaÎKobe night were every oz. matters.

 

As the only restaurant in Aruba serving this famous Japanese steak; Indulge in its tenderness and admire the well-marbled texture accompanied by high-end wines. The perfect combination you don't want to miss.

 

Special Dutch Asparagus Menu

When: 22 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.

 

Spritz Tasting

When: 23 June / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/576817202693874/

 

The drink originated in Venice while it was part of the Austrian Empire (see Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia), and is based on the Austrian Spritzer, a combination of equal parts white wine and soda water; another idea is that the name of the drink would be linked to that of a typical Austrian wine in the region of the Wachau.

 

Experience: $45

Tapas: Quiche and Escargots



A Taste of Aruba

When: 26 June / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Aquarius at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/197253207584584/

 

Aquarius will take you back in time with stories, local handcrafted arts, and recipes. Celebrate our island's rich multicultural history with a 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 reservations, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators in the lobby area.



The Full Moon Romantic Experience

When: 28 June / 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



Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 27 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

 

Red Cross Annual Fundraising Party

When: 22 June / 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Surfside Marina

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623031144412087/

 

Red Cross Aruba's biggest annual fundraising event. Always a great way to give back to the community, but also a perfect fun evening to network, socialize, and have fun! For more information: info@redcrossaruba.com

 

Theme 2018: Garden Party

Dress Code: Garden Comfy



Seaport Plaza/Renaissance

When: 22 June / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/248965979178994/

 

Local artisans selling their handmade art & jewelry.



Nostalgia Party

When: 23 June / 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Where: Kiwanis Club of Palm Beach (L.G. Smith Boulevard Neptali Henriquez Park, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/181275859057234/

 

Back to the 50s, 60s, and 70s Fundraising Party

 

32nd Aruba International Triathlon

When: 24 June / 6:30 am

Where: Eagle Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/212918252644345/

 

Olympic & Sprint Distance



ENTERTAINMENT



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

Friday, 22 June from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Bambu LIVE onstage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/622353588098736/

Introducing the most dynamic and entertaining all around dance band on the island of Aruba; ‘Bambu’. This band has rapidly evolved into one of Aruba‘s most requested dance bands to perform at weddings, corporate events, parties, cocktail hours, welcome receptions, clubs and festivals with mixed crowds. Capable of pleasing every type of crowd with their wide array of music. They cover various genres from Dance, Rock & Roll and Reggae to Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata and Salsa. Bambu’s extraordinary chemistry and repertoire will have everyone movin’ and groovin’ all night long so, an unforgettable experience is always guaranteed.

Sunday, 24 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Party Posse LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/461763974236494/
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 events, makes Party Posse the leading act on the island.

Monday, 25 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, 27 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: 26 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: 28 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 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





Time to venture into the cruise ships schedule portion. It’s another slow week for cruise ships.

 

 

The news section for this week covers the dredging project to restore the beaches of Aruba, a canceled project that could have affected the ecosystem of the island, and positive flight price changes for Aruba visitors living in Pittsburgh during Winter 2018.

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 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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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.

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