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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, August 10th to Thursday, August 16th  also known as timeshare week 32. I am joined by the amazing Maggie again today and we may do this as a weekly thing on a trial basis.

 

The shoutout for this week goes to Regina Crusan. She’s been a guest on the show a couple of times (episodes 76 and 93) and is a frequent guest at the Renaissance. She Is actually down there in Aruba as we speak. If you’re reading this Regina, enjoy Aruba!

 

Now let’s move into the events category.

 

FOOD

 

A Taste of Italy at Mango's Restaurant

When: 12 August / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924034267894062/

 

This three course menus is prepared from authentic Italian recipes.

 

Appetizer / Soup

  • Country Style Minestrone Soup or
  • Smoked Salmon Carpaccio
  • Mixed Greens & Toasted Pine Nuts

 

Main Course

  • Pasta con Scampi
  • Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic  
  • Fresh Herbs, Tomatoes, on a Bed of Spaghetti or Pollo Piccata
  • Chicken Breast Filet with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Grilled Zucchini & Mushroom Risotto

 

Desserts

  • Homemade Tiramisu

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos Restaurant. US$32.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

Local Fishermen Night at Mangos Restaurant

When: 14 August / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924034267894062/

 

Daily fresh catch-of-the-day prepared and served to your liking.

 

SOUP   

Corn chowder with chili flakes.

 

PLATED SALAD BAR

Garden greens with onions, tomatoes, cucumber accompanied with olives, pearl onions, boiled eggs, cheese, croutons, green asparagus and a dressing of your choice.

 

CAPTAIN'S CORNER

Delicious sides like pan bati, funchi, steamed rice, okra, sweet potatoes, fried yucca, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable ratatouille.

 

MANGOS LOCAL RAW BAR GRILL

Choose from fresh Lion Fish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper, Calamari and Tuna.

Let our chef prepare your choices a la minute from the grill, poached or sautéed.

 

FISHERMAN’S TALK

Our weekly changing dessert!

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos Restaurant. US$39.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.a

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 15 August / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/239249196676346/

 

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 523-6115

 

Asian Delight at Mangos Restaurant

When: 16 August / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/699716750360428

 

A taste of Asia. More flavors, more spices, more variety with our three course menu.

 

APPETIZER  

Soto Ayam | Indonesian chicken soup

or Chinese Veggie Spring Rolls  | Thai sweet chili sauce.

 

MAIN COURSE

Indonesian Rijsttafel | Beef Rendang, chicken sate peanut sauce

coconut curry shrimp, fried rice, green beans, plantain, pickled cucumber, Sambal and Atjar.

 

DESSERTS

Ginger mango sherbet.

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos Restaurant. US$32.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

LIFESTYLE

Martini Night

When: 10 August / 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Ike's Bistro (J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 55, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/266598553935786/

 

Every Friday we celebrate the weekend with $5 Martini Night. Come lounge and listen to the sounds of Lucre Houtman while sipping your favorite Martini.

 

Chasing Coral Screening at University of Aruba

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

Where: University of Aruba

Source: https://www.visitaruba.com/things-to-do/aruba-events/chasing-coral-screening-at-university-of-aruba/

 

The University of Aruba and VisitAruba are hosting a free screening event of the Netflix Original Documentary, "Chasing Coral".

 

The greatest impact of our changing climate has been hiding in our ocean – until now…

 

We, in collaboration with University of Aruba and Aruba Int'l Regatta, are hosting a free screening of the Sundance award-winning Chasing Coral, a film that takes you on an eye-opening adventure to witness the collapse of our coral reefs.

 

We’ll be joined by special guests to discuss what this wake-up call means for the future of Aruba and the rest of the globe!

 

Speakers:

 

  • Father-Daughter team, Castro & Veronica Perez, will be present on behalf of Aruba Reef Care Foundation with insights on Aruba's own ocean care
  • Concerned Captain of Tranquilo Charters Aruba, Anthony Hagedoorn
  • Representative of the Dutch Marines Marinierskazerne Savaneta
  • Renata Goodridge, Director of Sailors for the Sea Caribbean
  • Eric Mijts: President Aruba Regatta Foundation / University of Aruba

 

Aruba Hotel And Tourism Association - AHATA's Environmental Committee team will also be present with info on the hospitality & tourism industry of Aruba

 

Join us for this special event and see what this film reveals about the need for ACTION!

 

Discover the story hidden below the waves... a campaign to inspire action in unexpected places.

 

CHASING CORAL is a film directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes, as an Exposure Labs production. It was filmed over three years, with 500+ hours underwater, includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world.

 

With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

 

For more information please contact the University of Aruba, view their Facebook event or email us at: va@visitaruba.com.




ENTERTAINMENT

Energy Fusion

When: 11 August / 8:30-9:15 pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives (JE Irausquin Boulevard #45, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/214208372531590/

 

ENERGY FUSION is performed at the Tamarijn Hotel by the Popcorn Dancers, one of Aruba's best Youth Dance Group. During the show the performers will entertain you with the most popular Modern, Caribbean, Latin & Local dance rhythms on the island. The Popcorn Dancers & magicians Jovi & Tridini are determined to bring pleasure for your eyes, ears, heart & soul.

 

Shortcutz Aruba Rewind

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

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/244771049690948/

 

Celebrating the upcoming new season of Shortcutz Aruba, we will feature the past presented short films in one artsy night. This is a FREE EVENT.

 

Movie Night Under The Stars

When: 14 August / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/399886853853015/

 

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.

Admission: RenAruba guests only.

 

An Evening With Brian James

When: 15 August / 8:00 - 10:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/475200609557738/

 

I'm very excited to be playing a second show at this awesome venue. I will be performing material from "Right Here", "Let It Ride", as well as old favorites and new tunes from my upcoming album "Long Way Home". Bring your friends, have a drink and enjoy the music. Hope to see you all there!

 

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 (Last Night)

AUGUST 10: PETE LEE, BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, 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.



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 14 August / 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: 16 August / 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 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



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

Friday, 10 August from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Primo Bandits Live on Stage

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/260294184761664/

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.

Monday, 13 August 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, 15 August from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Travel Sessions LIVE at MooMba Beach

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

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




Let’s look into the cruise ships schedule portion which has a bit more activity compared to last week.

 

 

A piece of news for this week: Tony Roma’s, an Aruba staple for 25 years and probably one of the longest-running chain restaurants in the island, is closing down.

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 the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, August 3rd to Thursday, August 9th  also known as timeshare week 31.

 

Today, I will be joined by the lovely Maggie as my co-host so my shoutout for this week goes to none other than Maggie herself. She was my first ever guest in One Happy Podcast. Three years later, she’s still here by my side supporting me all the way.

 

Now let’s move into the events category.

 

FOOD

 

Chef Lucien Bastiaan at Windows on Aruba

When: 3 August / 7:00-10:30 pm

Where: Windows on Aruba (J.E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/586437261753898/

 

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience! All the way from The WOX restaurant in the Netherlands: Chef Lucien Bastiaan

 

For only $125, receive an Amazing French-Asian family style dining experience with Wine pairing!

 

For reservation call: +297 523 5017 or email us: rsvp@vibrationpr.com

 

Chaska - Indian Pop Up

When: 3 August / 12:00 nn - 11:00 pm

Where: La Linda Aruba (Caya G.F. Betico Croes 3, Oranjestad)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/209214043063816/

 

Once the capital of the spice trade, India has always been on the forefront of flavor.

 

Inspired by the street bazaars of New Delhi, #RenAruba presents a night full of zestful seasonings expertly blended together to recreate the authentic traditional taste of Indian cuisine.

 

Experience the art of Mehendi while sipping on Masala Chai. It's all about Discovering India.

 

Ex - La Linda (Children's Dept.) will be transformed for this authentic culinary journey.

 

Join us to CHASKA, Indian essence infused with Aruban Renaissance pop up event.

 

Wine and Food Pairing at Que Pasa for just $19.50 pp

When: 7 August / 4:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Que Pasa?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/384234832055257/

 

This wine and tapas pairing evenings at Que Pasa are fantastic fun, a delicious treat, and a great way to learn about wines and broaden your taste and knowledge on wine types. Que Pasa offers tapas snacks paired with 4 great wines for just $19.50 per person. Reservations are required.



Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 8 August / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/239249196676346/

 

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 523-6115

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Pet Adoption Day

When: 4 August / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Bestial Pet House (Tanki Flip 119 Lok. 1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/231516277494684/

 

We welcome you to our Pet Adoption Day, where your furmate awaits you!

 

Adorable dogs and cats ready to go to their Furever home.

 

Adopting a pet is an excellent way to turn Love into Action. The Love you receive is an extraordinary extra benefit

 

Stargazing in Aruba: Mars Edition

When: 4 August / 8:00-11:00 pm

Where: Arikok National Park

Hosted by Space and Nature Aruba Foundation

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/297049400839705/

 

Grab your family, friends, or even a stranger and join the Space & Nature Aruba Foundation for our next 'Stargazing in Aruba' event, with focus on the red planet Mars.

 

The foundation members will make their telescopes available so the public can have a look at Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and maybe even the moon.

Guests can bring their own equipment and share their experience with other guests (not required).

 

During the event, short videos will be on display with information such as:

* Information about the red planet Mars.

* Introduction to Astrophotography.

* Telescopes, mounts, and other related equipment.

 

Bring your own chair, food & beverage and enjoy a pleasant moment under the beautiful Aruban night sky.

 

(Note: a donation to our foundation is always appreciated)

 

CrossFit A297 Aruba Cohen Weightlifting Seminar

When: 4 August / 4:00–7:30 pm

Where: Crossfit A297 (L.G smith boulevard 152, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/974088396088192/

 

An Olympic Weightlifting seminar with the most decorated coach in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting! Michael’s seminars are designed for all levels of athlete, from beginner to advanced - athlete or coach!

 

Michael Cohen is a USAW Level 5, Senior International Coach, Olympian, Head Strength coach for USA Paralympic Basketball and 2 time Olympic Head Coach (2000, 2004 Olympic Games). As Head Coach of Team Savannah, Michael is the only coach to have produced medalists at all levels of competition—from National, International, Pan American, and Olympic.
Michael has been active in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting for over 50 years. His years of experience as both an athlete and a coach give him the extensive knowledge to adapt technique to individual body types – making each athlete more efficient, which crosses over to all levels of athletics!

 

Michael has produced: 43 National Champions, 82 Jr. National Champions, 32 Jr. World Team Members, 9 Senior World Team Members (including gold medalists), 4 Youth World Team Members, 2 Pan American Gold Medalists, 4 Olympians

 

$100 US

 

Ling & Sons Kidsfest 2018

When: 4 August / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/431357867340661/

 

Free event for Kids!

 

Our annual Kidsfest is a fun filled day where we turn an area of our parking lot into a playground for kids where they can play games, enjoy the carousel and dinojump, win prizes, and have a great time before they go back to school. Join the fun at Ling & Sons.



ARUBA'S #1 Flea Market Rococo Plaza

When: 5 August / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Rococo Plaza Outlet (Tanki Leendert Rococo Plaza road 4a, 000000 Oranjestad)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/183517485854550/

 

ARUBA'S Number ONE Flea Market! A must go fleamarket with lots of bargains, food, drinks, music, and sellers with different merchandise. It is always an adventure! There are also plants, fruits, and Vegetables for sale. For the hungry people, there are homemade Indonesian snacks and real good homemade Dutch Vegetable meat soup with meatballs.

 

The Flea Market is surrounded by Aruba's only Antique Shop which is the largest one in the Caribbean. The Antique Shops of Louis XV are located at the inner court with a lot of showrooms and also an attic.

 

For more information:

Pls call or Whatsapp 00297-7415640



ENTERTAINMENT

 

Seven Day Pass, their second time Live

When: 3 August / 9:00 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/267194174012815/

 

Get prepared for a night full of Rock classics!!!

 

If you missed their amazing first performance at Rock'n'Rock, here is your second chance. So head your behind over there and don't allow nobody tells you about a wonderful unplugged Rock evening.

 

Bon Bini | Buleria X BrianD (Aua)

When: 3 August / 10:00 pm-4:00 am

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/217012875613700/

 

Bonbini to the hottest party of the summer! On August 3rd, Buleria will take you on a musical journey through time at the Renaissance Convention Center.

 

Experience a night full of ambiente, good vibes, and good times with entertainment by DJ Vibes, Phatunez, Big Rig, MC Oz and an exclusive performance by BULERIA Starring ROCCO'S classics, and the best of Buleria featuring Rocco, Ron, Ray, Buddy and Dwight.

 

To top it off BRIAnD will take us back in time as he performs all of your favorite Brian D hits and he’ll be presenting the newest single with Buleria live for the very first time.

 

This is the summer party you won’t want to miss so bring your most fashionable Summer outfit and get ready to dance all night long

 

We’re ready to give you a warm Bonbini

 

Tickets available at Aruba Vision Center Superfood, Hamaka SW Cafe, Citgo Blvd, Citgo Essoville

 

Phase 1 Afl. 55,-

Phase 2 Afl. 65,-

Phase 3 Afl. 75,-

General Afl. 85,-

 

To go VIP call +297 7408808

 

Do What You Want Soca Party!

When: 3 August / 9:00 pm - 5:00am

Where: RainWeststraat (WestStraat 3, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2068284976756821/

 

DO WHAT YOU WANT SOCA PARTY! Are you ready?!

 

On Friday August 3rd get ready to enjoy a night of sweet soca music with the KINGS OF SOCA and the BEST DJ'S on island!

 

LINE UP:

  • Galloway JR
  • Blacky
  • Buddy
  • Freddy Rasta
  • Oye Maiky
  • DJ Sky
  • Nutzbeatz
  • DJ Yeimy
  • Big Rig

 

SMIRNOFF SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG AND SPECIAL GAMES WITH THE ONE AND ONLY TYSON ENTERTAINMENT! Tickets at the door, party starts at 9:00 PM!



Energy Fusion

When: 4 August / 8:30-9:15 pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives (JE Irausquin Boulevard #45, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/214208372531590/

 

ENERGY FUSION is performed at the Tamarijn Hotel by the Popcorn Dancers, one of Aruba's best Youth Dance Group. During the show the performers will entertain you with the most popular Modern, Caribbean, Latin & Local dance rhythms on the island. The Popcorn Dancers & magicians Jovi & Tridini are determined to bring pleasure for your eyes, ears, heart & soul.

 

An Evening With Brian James

When: 9 August / 8:00-10:00 pm

Where: Alfie's in Aruba

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2113853792162081/

 

Very excited to be playing this show back home on Aruba at this great venue! I will be performing songs from Right Here and Let It Ride, as well as old favorites and new tunes from my upcoming album. Bring your friends, have a drink and enjoy the music!

 

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

AUGUST 3: DAN NATURMAN, BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, ERIN JACKSON, RAY ELLIN
AUGUST 4: No Show

AUGUST 5: BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, ERIN JACKSON, RAY ELLIN
AUGUST 6: PETE LEE, BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, ERIN JACKSON, RAY ELLIN

AUGUST 7-9: PETE LEE, BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, 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.



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 6 August / 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: 9 August / 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 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



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

Monday, 6 August 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, 8 August from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Travel Sessions LIVE at MooMba Beach

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

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




Let’s look into the cruise ships schedule portion which is again sparse because of low season.

 

 

Instead of a news section, Maggie and I will have a small discussion portion for this week about a certain topic that you may find interesting.

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 the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, July 27th to Thursday, August 2nd also known as timeshare week 30.

 

My shoutout for this week goes to the crew of My Aruba Dream Villa. If you want to rent a home in the island, the people at MyArubaDreamVilla.com will take good care of you. They have homes that basically suits all the preferences you may have — from practical to luxurious and from small to large. You can listen to the One Happy Podcast of my interview with Liz Ginocchio, one of the founders of My Aruba Dream Villa, here.

 

Now let’s move into the events category.

 

FOOD

Wine and Food Pairing at Que Pasa for just $19.50 pp

When: 28 July / 4:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Que Pasa?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013998095426637

 

This wine and tapas pairing evenings at Que Pasa are fantastic fun, a delicious treat, and a great way to learn about wines and broaden your taste and knowledge on wine types. Que Pasa offers tapas snacks paired with 4 great wines for just $19.50 per person. Reservations are required.

 

A Night in France at Mangos Restaurant

When: 30 July / 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/471996306558160/

 

Try our French menu! This special menu features French Onion Soup, a juicy grilled Filet Mignon and Crème Brûlée.

 

Appetizer

Soupe a à l'oignon gratinée - French Onion Soup

 

Main Course

Tournedos Café de Paris - Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Morel Sauce, Green Beans & Potatoes Parisienne

 

Desserts

Crème Brûlée - Classic French Dessert with a Rich Custard

Topped with a Hard Layer of Caramel

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos restaurant.

US$32.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

Our Chef goes wild on Mondays Tapas Night!

When: 30 July / 4:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Que Pasa?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/570326310078239/

 

Monday nights are terrific at Qué Pasa when our Chef creates a special tapas platter. Expect 4 delicious tapas and one glass of amazing home-made sangria for just $19.50 per person. This special is based on a two people order. Reservations are recommended.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 1 August / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/239249196676346/

 

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

 

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

When: 27 July / 6:00 - 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 artists holding the exclusive Aruban seal. Taste My Aruba celebrates our culinary heritage including our local farmers bringing food from the farm to your plate. Furthermore, we cherish everything that is authentically ours. Come and mingle with our local artists while nibbling away to Aruban delights on our beautiful square downtown. We promise to fulfill your five senses, live like a local, and be part of an authentic experience.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Honey Pot Roots - Rock - Reggae, Live this Saturday!

When: 28 July / 11:00 pm - 3:00 am

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/252580692201121/

 

Dead Guy Ale of Rogue Nation Presents this Saturday, the 28th, Honeypot Roots, Rock & Reggae Live at Rock'n'Rock, prepare yourself for an outstanding night of music and craft beer.

 

Bon Bini Festival

When: 31 July / 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Fort Zoutman (Oranjestad, Aruba)

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.

Movie Night Under The Stars

When: 31 July / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/267615767128022/

 

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 Movies Under The Stars.

 

Epic Bingo for Adults at The Brick House Lounge

When: 1 August / 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Where: Brick House Lounge - Aruba (Tanki Leendert 265 A, 297 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/265033004282056/

 

Epic Bingo for adults is back with more epic prizes, epic fun and at a new epic location. Join us on Wednesday, August 1st, at the brick house lounge. Doors open at. 7 bingo starts at 8.

 

Bingo tickets are at 15,- (2 bingo cards per game)

 

Bar Prices are epic cheap! Entrance is FREE.

 

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 27-28: NO SHOW

July 29-AUGUST 2: DAN NATURMAN, BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN, ERIN JACKSON, 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.

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 31 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: 2 August / 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 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

 

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

Friday, 27 July from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Primo Bandits LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/382389745615055/

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

Sunday, 29 July from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Untouchables LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793833284042054/

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.

Monday, 30 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.

Wednesday, 1 August from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Travel Sessions LIVE at MooMba Beach

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

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

 

I don’t have any news this week because it’s a little bit harder to compile but if you have any leads or 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.


It’s my pleasure to present the latest episode of One Happy Podcast featuring Alessandra Colandrea, who despite being a relative newcomer in the Aruba vacationing scene has already jumped right in with both feet by buying her own condominium unit in the island. Today we’re here to listen to her Aruba story and it’s bound to be exciting.

 

She first visited the island on July 2015, after being convinced by her sister who is a longtime Aruba vacationer and parents who recently bought a house in Aruba. And as expected, it was love at first sight. Not long after, she decided to purchase a condo unit at The Pearl Condo Hotel which she named “Blue Marble”. The main reason which brought her to this decision is that her entire family loves Aruba so she’s positive that they can always visit the unit together when they want to.

 

The Blue Marble is available to be rented out. You may find more details on the website: https://bluemarblearuba.com/ or on Facebook and Instagram. With its capacity of 9 people, it is ideal for large groups like families or friends. It can also be divided into a smaller space for couples. There is a 20% discount for the rental rate until August this year so be sure to grab it if you have the chance! She has an amazing team that manages the unit for her while she’s away so rest assured that you are in good hands should you decide to rent it out.

 

Alessandra also supports local artists by commissioning them to decorate her unit and her goal is a “vacation rental with a cause”. She plans to give a certain percentage to charity foundations with the profit she makes. Truly, Alessandra does not only have an adventurous spirit but also a heart of gold.

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

  • Hear what first brought Alessandra to the island.
  • Hear the story of how Alessandra came up with the name “Blue Marble”
  • Find out Alessandra’s favorite places to eat and favorite things to do in the island
  • Hear about some of Alessandra’s challenges in running a rental unit in Aruba

 

RESTAURANTS MENTIONED:

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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, July 20th to Thursday, July 26th also known as timeshare week 29.

 

My shoutout for this week goes to Marlene Scherrenburg, a resident of the island, who was my guest for the most recent episode of One Happy Podcast centered around the culinary scene in Aruba. Thanks Marlene for being my awesome taste-tester in the island!

 

Without further ado, let’s move into the events category.

 

FOOD

 

A Taste of Italy at Mangos Restaurant

When: 22 July / 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924034267894062/

 

This three course menu is prepared from authentic Italian recipes.

 

Appetizer / Soup

  • Country Style Minestrone Soup or Smoked Salmon Carpaccio
  • Mixed Greens & Toasted Pine Nuts

Main Course

  • Pasta con Scampi
  • Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic  
  • Fresh Herbs, Tomatoes, on a Bed of Spaghetti or Pollo Piccata
  • Chicken Breast Fillet with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Grilled Zucchini & Mushroom Risotto

Desserts

  • Homemade Tiramisu

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos Restaurant. US$32.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

Vino & Relaxing Massage

When: 22 July / 4:00-7:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/566795240384438/

 

Come and relax with a glass of wine, and intensify the moment a little bit more with a relaxing reflexology or Neck and back massage.

 

Massage: 20 minutes

 

Experience: $65: Includes 2 glasses of wine, one before the massage, the other one after.

Also Chocolate covered strawberries at the end of your massage.

 

Only groups of 10 at the time.

 

A Taste of Aruba

 

When: 24 July / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/236810863593036/

 

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.

 

Cocktails such as; 'Barbulet', 'Aruba Ariba' , 'Chuchubi Carnaval' and 'Yuwana Loco'. Discover Aruba through unique flavors!

 

Aquarius will serve a local buffet for just $39 including a Balashi or Chill Beer. Specials on LIFESTYLE.

 

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.



A Taste of Italy at Mangos Restaurant

When: 24 July / 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724552097662554/

 

Daily fresh catch-of-the-day prepared and served to your liking.

 

SOUP   

  • Corn chowder with chili flakes

PLATED SALAD BAR

  • Garden greens with onions, tomatoes, cucumber accompanied with olives, pearl onions, boiled eggs, cheese, croutons, green asparagus and a dressing of your choice.

CAPTAIN'S CORNER

  • Delicious sides like pan bati, funchi, steamed rice, okra, sweet  potatoes, fried yucca, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable ratatouille.

MANGOS LOCAL RAW BAR GRILL

  • Choose from fresh Lion Fish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper,  Calamari and Tuna. Let our chef prepare your choices a la minute from the grill, poached or sautéed.

FISHERMAN’S TALK

  • Our weekly changing dessert!

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos restaurant. US$39.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Island

When: 25 July / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/239249196676346/

 

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



Asian Delight at Mangos Restaurant

When: 26 July / 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/699716750360428/

 

A taste of Asia. More flavors, more spices, more variety with our three course menu.

 

APPETIZER  

  • Soto Ayam | Indonesian chicken soup or
  • Chinese Veggie Spring Rolls  | Thai sweet chili sauce.

MAIN COURSE

  • Indonesian Rijsttafel | Beef Rendang, chicken satay peanut sauce
  • Coconut curry shrimp, fried rice, green beans, plantain, pickled cucumber, Sambal and Atjar

DESSERTS

  • Ginger mango sherbet

 

Open from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Mangos restaurant. US$32.50 per person exclusive 15% Service Charge and 6% Government Taxes.

 

Fantastic 7-course dinner at Que Pasa for just $45 pp

When: 26 July 2018 / 4:00-11:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/185960548750902/

 

Called ‘Just Crazy Delicious’, the upcoming seven-course, adventurous dinner event at Que Pasa Restaurant will be a culinary experience. Every month the menu changes, but it has one thing in common: it is going to be mouthwatering good.

 

The start of `Just Crazy Delicious’ is in the month of July and we are disclosing the menu with a flourish: the appetizers are a tuna tartare with a tandoori crumble and a red beet salsa and potato soup with escargot tempura and pecorino foam. Then comes the risotto with sun-dried tomatoes and smoked almonds, crispy pork belly with a black bean sauce and wakame, mahi mahi wrapped in prosciutto with marinated baked bell pepper and a noily prat sauce. Dessert is awesome as well: a blue cheese tarte tatin with an apple balsamic reduction and marinated red fruit and caramelized filo dough.

 

We can’t wait to try this sumptuous dinner at Que Pasa, can you? Make your reservations in advance and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

 

ENTERTAINMENT


Aruba Symphony Festival Opening Concert 2018

When: 21 July / 8:00–10:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/167894667227246/

 

The Aruba Symphony Festival 2018 presents the Female Choir Cantare, Ars Nova Choir from Aruba and the Reveron Piano Trio in its opening concert on Saturday, July 21, 8:00 pm at Cas di Cultura. You will enjoy works by Pergolesi, Mozart, Rutter, Mendelssohn, J.C. (Padu) Lampe, Rufo Wever among others.

 

Tickets available at:

Cas di Cultura, DeWit & VanDorp and at the entrance (Afls. 35,00).

 

Energy Fusion

When: 21 July / 8:30-9:15 pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/214208372531590/

 

ENERGY FUSION is performed at the Tamarijn Hotel by the Popcorn Dancers, one of Aruba's best Youth Dance Group. During the show the performers will entertain you with the most popular Modern, Caribbean, Latin & Local dance rhythms on the island. The Popcorn Dancers & magicians Jovi & Tridini are determined to bring pleasure for your eyes, ears, heart & soul.


Miss Gay Aruba 2018 Presents; "Animale"

When: 22 July / 9:00 pm - 12:00 mn

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2165587990183140/

 

6 participants will challenge each other in fantastic creativity.

 

General admission Awg.55, = VIP if 10 person Awg:850

 

Joy of Aruba

When: 23 July / 9:00-10:00 pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/978687098958111/

 

Joy of Aruba is performed at the Divi Divi Hotel by the Popcorn Dancers, one of Aruba's best Youth Dance Group. The performers will be presenting the most popular folkloric & modern music and dance of the island of Aruba. The Popcorn Dancers are determined to bring pleasure for your eyes, ears, heart & soul.


Movie Night Under The Stars

When: 24 July / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204029393634458/

 

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.

 

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 20-22: TONY WOODS, JON FISCH, RAY ELLIN (no show on July 21)

July 23-26: DON GAVIN, 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.



Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 24 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: 26 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.




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

 

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

Monday, 23 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.

Wednesday, 25 July from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Travel Sessions LIVE at MooMba Beach

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

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



Let’s head into the cruise ships schedule portion.

 

 

Episode 116 of One Happy Podcast will be released on Monday, probably on the afternoon, which will feature an Aruba lover who’s been visiting the island a couple of time and recently a purchased property in there. I had so much fun recording this episode so be sure to check it 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.


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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

 

 

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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