One Happy Podcast (general)

I’m happy to have fellow Aruba lover Elizabeth McKay — the founder of AllAroundAruba.com — with me here for this episode of One Happy Podcast.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

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

 

RESTAURANTS AND EXCURSIONS MENTIONED:

Zeerovers

Pura Vita

Aruba Outdoor Adventures

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

 

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

 

Now let’s jump into the events section:

 

FOOD

 

A Taste of Aruba

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

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

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

Where: Renaissance Private Island

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Wine vs Jazz

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

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

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

 

Wine versus Jazz will continue the Saga at The Wine Room

 

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

 

 

Asian Guest Chef Night

When: 5 May / 6:00 pm

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

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

 

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

 

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Open Dag / Open House Marine Barracks

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

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

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

 

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

 

Be treated like a king or queen!

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

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

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

 

A glamorous shopping night.

 

 

Ananda Aruba Yoga Retreat

When: 30 April - 5 May

Where: Noord, Aruba

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

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

 

Get ready for a powerful week of personal transformation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Sunset Yoga April

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

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

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

 

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

 

Farmer Market

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Danki Mami

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

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

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

 

You will be enchanted with Fashion, Music & Love!

 

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

 

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

 

This is our way to say "Danki Mami".

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Jack Flash Tribute to the Rolling Stones

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

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

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

 

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

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

OCTA Gripping you with their Talent

When: 4 - 5 May / 10:00 pm

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

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

 

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

 

 

ARTS

 

Workshop 3D make huge animals of recycled material.

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

FOOD

 

 

A Taste of Aruba

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

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

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

Where: Renaissance Private Island

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Eat Local's Food Truck Festival

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

Where:  Plaza Daniel Leo / Plaza Nikki Habibe

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

 

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

 

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

 

*Cash only!

 

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

 

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

 

Confirmed Participating Food Trucks:

 

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

 

Beer Trucks:

 

  • Craft
  • Craft Beer Lovers
  • Bros&Beer

 

 

 

Cheap vs Expensive Wines

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Experience: $85

Tapas: Shrimps, Picanha, and Grilled chicken

 

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

 

 

I Love Wine & Cheese Event

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

The Full Moon Romantic Experience

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

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

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

 

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

 

Complimentary Welcome Drink: Martini-Pina-Colada Creation

 

Appetizer: “Mariage de Séléné”, Bisque with scallop and lobster  

Entrée: “Terre et Mer”, Beef tenderloin and garlic shrimp, sweet potato puree, asparagus, stuffed mini sweet pepper  

Dessert: “Passion" Cheesecake

 

$49.00 per person.15% Service Charge, 1.5% tax & 2% Health Levy will be added to your bill. Reservation required. Please contact our Concierge at +297 527 1118; concierge@amsterdammanor.aw.

 

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

 

King’s Day Aruba

When: 27 April (all day)

Where: Aruba

 

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

 

Under the Stars King's Day Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

King's Day Bikers Parade

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

Where: Rond Aruba

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

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

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Flip Flop Festival

When: 28 to 30 April (all day)

Where: Bushiri Beach Arena

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

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

 

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

 

*Official Artist Lineup for 2018 Flip Flop Festival:

 

 

 

 

*Official 2018 Flip Flop Festival Schedule:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Yoga & Intro to The Bars Method (presentation)

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Open-air Market at Flor de Oriente

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

I Love 2 Party

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

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

So come on down to MooMba Beach to see international star Cesar and The Untouchables in action and have fun!

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

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

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

 

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

I Wish You Were Here (Poetry Night)

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

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

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

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

 

I wish you were here.

I wish I was there.

Come let's enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

 

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

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

The Cheapest Wine | The Rise of a New Social Attitude

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

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

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

 

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

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant
(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/
- Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

ARTS

 

 

Acrylic & Design Workshop

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

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

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

 

Workshop: Acrylic & Design!

Techniques:

- Acrylic with Tips and Sculptures

- 3D roses

- 4D Plastiline

- Chrome Effect

- Gel Paint

Inscription: Miss 21 Accessories

Tel: 5889128

 

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

 

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

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.

 

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

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_April_23_to_April_29_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

Here is the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Monday, April 16th to Sunday, April 22nd!

 

My shoutout for this week goes to Scott and Leslie Steeno, the founders of the famed Scott’s Brats and owners of Legends Pubs which is a great sports bar in Palm. They are Wisconsinites who fell in love with Aruba and relocated there. You can listen to their One Happy Podcast episode on: http://onehappypodcast.com/ep61/. Fun fact: to date, this episode owns the record for day 1 downloads of any podcast done by OHP.

 

Now without further ado, here are the upcoming events in Aruba:

 

 

FOOD

 

Dinner Under The Stars at Renaissance Private Island

When: 18 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026603387660740/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ceviche Pop-Up at The Lobby

When: 20 - 21 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1919789001666755/

 

You are invited to taste the best flavor of Peru: their Ceviche!

 

Bring your family and friends to The Lobby – located at the Aruba Marriott Resort – for a Ceviche Pop-up, and indulge in Pisco craft cocktails as well as Peruvian small plates prepared by the expert hands of four well known chefs.

 

Guest chef:

Rodrigo Torres – Zadún Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos

 

Host chefs:

Romeo Penacino – Aruba Marriott Resort

Ever de Peña – Aruba Marriott Resort

Teddy Bouroncle – Aruba Marriott Resort

 

The Ceviche Pop-up will take place on April 20th and April 21st starting at 7:00PM. Lounge music by live DJ. Price per dish is $12 each.

 

Please note that only 70 seats are available for each night, and reservations is required. For reservations, call us at 520.6648 from Monday to Friday between 9AM and 5PM.

 

 

Tasty Italy for Hadicurari’s Culinary Secrets

When: 20 - 21 April / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Hadicurari Aruba (beach side between Marriott Ocean Club and Moomba Beach)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/235446673681202/

 

Italian cuisine is not world-renowned for nothing: it turns quite simple, yet stunningly tasty dishes made with fresh herbs and vegetables into feasts for kings and queens. Fresh, top notch ingredients are key – your taste buds get to experience the finale. Four times Italy is the name of the next installment of Hadicurari Restaurant’s Culinary Secrets. The chef has come up with a lovely menu, which will surely appeal to you. Please don’t forget to make your reservations in advance!

 

The appetizer of the special Secrets menu is homemade ravioli with chicken, eggplant, Parmesan cheese and gremolata, a mix of wonderful herbs and garlic. Porcini soup with grilled scallops and green asparagus is next, followed by veal cheeks in their own gravy, spinach, mushrooms and truffles and a Chef's surprise for dessert.

 

Just a tip of the curtain of Italian cuisine gets showcased at Hadicurari during April’s Hadicurari Secrets dinner, but it will surely give you a chance to close your eyes and imagine yourself in Toscane, in the south or in Piedmont. Travel through your taste buds to Italy and enjoy!

 

The Art of Wine & Food Pairing "Chef Invitational"

When: 21 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/357407994735950/

 

This time The Wine Room invites Chef/Owner from Screaming Eagle "Erwin Husken"

 

Chef Erwin Hüsken serves his ever new inspired interpretation of French-fusion boutique cuisine that brought him recognition by Caribbean Journal, voting Screaming Eagle the #1 Restaurant in the Caribbean on their Top 50 list for 2015, repeating to make his mark on the list for 2016 and adding this years Caribbean Chef of the Year Award for 2017.

 

Experience: $65

 

 

Rumshop Vibes l Pop-up local bar

When: 22 April / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (and April 29)

Where: Emotions Nightclub Aruba (Pos abao z/n, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/192512674694850/

 

Join our pop-up Rumshop every Sunday from 5pm to 11pm with low bar prices, specialty cocktails, local soups and entertainment.

 

Beer Awg. 5

Mix Drink Awg. 10

*Check out our Cocktail Menu on our page!

 

FREE Entrance

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

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

Wednesday, 18 April from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

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

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

Friday, 20 April from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
Primo Bandits LIVE at MooMba Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/441518332935295/

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, 22 April from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:
Bambu LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1859446114129278/

Introducing the most dynamic and entertaining all around dance band on the island of Aruba; ‘Bambu’. 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.

 

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

When: 17 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays until 28 August)

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

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

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

 

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

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 19 April / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/142342856422584/

 

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.

 

Banzaai LIVE!

When: 21 April / 11:30 pm - 2:30 am

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/319484141911204/

 

21 April! Chaos Cafe is it folks! We're a group of Asian friends that just love to play music.

 

Banzaai Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/4banzaai/

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant
(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/
- Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

ARTS

 

Aruba Chamber Art Exhibition 2018

When: 20 April / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Aruba Chamber of Commerce and Industry (J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 10, n.a. Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/128955807951216/

Website: www.arubachamber.com

 

The Chamber cordially invites you to its 6th art exhibition: “Spot, Smear, and Discover” Part 2

presenting the interesting story and creations of ‘Stichting Mira’!

 

Entrance: Free!

 

For more information and questions about this event or to register, please contact us! Send an e-mail to: businessinfo@arubachamber.com or call at tel: 582-1566 ext. 42/30.

 

Let’s move in to the cruise ship schedules so you can plan your beach days or schedule accordingly:

 

Newswise, there isn’t much going on but I do have some updates on predicted wind and water conditions in Aruba.

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.



Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_April_16_to_April_22_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Let’s welcome back Amy White, a previous guest of One Happy Podcast back on episode 36. She’s here to tell us all about her latest vacation on the island, which just missed the Easter season.

 

Easter on Aruba is a very special time. Amy tells us how she witnessed the Arubans’ culture of setting up structures along the beaches to celebrate with their extended families. She describes it as being similar to a campground or the Carnival set-up. It is a unique cultural event that is incredibly interesting to learn more about and those who were on the island during that time are lucky to have been there.

 

Now going back to her first guesting, she told us about her discovery of the island and how she fell in love with it. Fast forward 2 years later and she is still madly in love with Aruba which will be very apparent on this episode. She also knows a lot about Aruba; having been visiting since 2002. Amy considers it as her home away from home. She also brings her 14-year-old son along to her frequent Aruba vacations.

 

Amy also describes the place they stayed at in great detail, which was the Caribbean Palm Village Resort. She likes that it’s peaceful and a little far away from everything without sacrificing the quality of the amenities and convenience. It has a very homey feel which is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the highrise areas. She noticed that the guests are also much friendlier and you can really feel the spirit of the Aruban hospitality. It also has a lovely restaurant that offers great deals, free shuttles to and from the beach, some of the most visible security she’s ever seen on an Aruban resort, an orientation session, and an amazing welcome party in which the general manager comes out to introduce himself to the guests. All in all, Amy highly recommends this family-oriented, quaint, and affordable resort.

 

The highlights from her trip are Mama’s Food Truck and South Beach. But the best highlights of all are just the simple joy of spending time with her son and the peace of mind and relaxation that only Aruba can offer her.

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

 

  • Learn about Aruba’s bus service, and how much does it cost to ride from one end of the island to the next
  • Know how she got a discount on a rental unit just by listening to a half hour presentation
  • Hear about Amy’s great experience of availing a rental unit via Ebay

 

RESTAURANTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS MENTIONED:

 

 

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show, or want to be a guest on a future episode, or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com. You can also drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.

Direct download: EP112_-_Easter_on_One_Happy_Island_with_Aruba_Amy_White.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Hey hey! Here we are again for the latest episode of This Week in Aruba which will cover the events in the island from Monday, April 9th to Sunday, April 15th.

 

First, this week’s shoutout goes to Vallon Davis, an Aruba lover and a Facebook friend. He has a deep love and appreciation for Aruba because he grew up in the Caribbean. He recognizes how special the island is and you can listen to my One Happy Podcast interviews with him on:

http://onehappypodcast.com/ep4-vallondavis/

http://onehappypodcast.com/ep70/

 

Now onto the events and activities in Aruba that you can check out for this week:

 

 

FOOD

Exclusive Dinner Under The Stars with Celebrity Chef Jose Luque

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

Where: Renaissance Private Island (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/276324576237145/

 

Experience an Exclusive Spanish Dinner Under The Stars on Renaissance Private Island

 

For one night only, Celebrity Chef Jose Luque will take you on a Spanish culinary journey.

 

Chef Luque will prepare a 6-course Dinner accompanied by perfectly paired wines. Arion Wine Company N.V. has selected the perfect wines for each course.

 

This Spanish Culinary Experience will be $95* per person including 6 wines, pairing for each course.

 

This special event starts at 7PM. Boats to the Renaissance Private Island leaves from Lucy's Boat Deck.

 

*Price is excluding 15% service charge and taxes.

Seats are limited. Reservation is required.For more information or reservation, please call our Navigators at 5236115

 

 

Latin Night

When: 13 April / 10:00 pm - 3:00 am (recurring event every Friday until June 9, 2018)

Where: AZIA Restaurant & Lounge (J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 348, 00000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/772320309618274/

 

Azia Restaurant & Lounge presents... Latin Friday in our Zen Garden! Join us on friday from 10PM till closing for great Latin music, dancing and special prices on your favorite drinks!

 

Malbec World Day

When: 14 April / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: The Wine Room (L.G. Smith Blvd #126 Suite #1, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/141574999849931/

 

A elegant evening with all the best Malbec in Aruba to sample. The tasting will be blind.

 

Tapas: steaks & Veggie

We will sample 10 malbecs

Experience: $100

 

 

LIFESTYLE

Beginner's Series

When: 10, 12, 14 April / 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm (recurring event every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until 19 May)

Where: Island Yoga (Noord 19A, Noord)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/778374978999668/

 

Beginning your yoga practice is challenging. It is learning a new language, literally and physically! To support your journey, we have created a 6-week Beginner Series!

 

In this series, you will explore the yoga poses and breathing techniques that are offered in most yoga classes, how and why they are of transformational benefit to your body and mind, and how to access them intelligently. Each week we will explore a specific area of the body and the poses associated. You will discover areas of strength and ability in your body you didn’t even know you had!

 

Throughout the series, our certified teacher Jessica Rydh will provide one-on-one tips for your personal needs. Experienced yogis and teachers – We welcome you to join and refine your practice! There are always new layers to uncover in our ever-evolving bodies and lives.

 

Give yourself the foundation to truly live well in your body for the rest of your life, as well as the preparedness to continue your lifetime practice through our other classes and at home.

 

*Over these six weeks, you will also be free to take any of our regularly scheduled classes at no additional charge (not including SUP Yoga).

 

Date: April 10 - May 20, 2018

Every Tuesday + Thursday 7:15PM – 8:30PM, optional catch-up class on Saturdays 12:00PM - 1:00PM.

 

Kids Yoga

When: 14 April / 11:00 am - 11:45 am (recurring event every Saturdays until 16 February)

Where: Island Yoga (Noord 19A, Noord)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/182855808997539/

 

Bring your child with you for your Saturday morning practice! Share brunch in our Nourish Cafe after class, or drop them off and treat yourself to a fresh-pressed juice or coffee while they have fun.

 

This class is designed to offer the practice of yoga in a safe and fun way. Your kids can do their best cat and dog interpretations, maybe even a bear or a crab! Through moving their bodies and minds in this lighthearted setting, kids practice connecting with their body, their breath, and their hearts in gentle yet profound ways. Yoga gives us balance, answers in life and the power to shine with peace and joy in our hearts. These are life-changing tools for people of all ages to become aware of, and we are here to help our younger generations harness these tools early on.

 

Sign your child up online or at the front desk!

 

Teacher: Mary Pucci

Location: Island Yoga

Day: Saturdays, beginning September 16

Time: 11:00AM – 11:45AM

 

12 Hours of Aruba 2018

When: 14 - 15 April / 6:00 am

Where: Alto Vista Kapel (Alto Vista, Aruba, Noord)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/148440745918415/

 

The 12 Hours of Aruba mountain bike race challenge teams of 2, 4 or 6 to complete as many 4 km laps as possible in a 12 hour period, from 6pm to 6am.

 

The best way to enjoy a nice evening in Aruba, is to stay up all night with a bunch of your friends and ride your bike! 12 hours of music, performances, live radio, food, drinks and lots more.... That's right, break out the headlights, and come spend 12 Hours of Aruba with us.

 

Categories

Teams of 2 riders (18+, men, women, mix)

Teams of max 4 riders (15+, men, women, mix)

Teams of max 6 riders (15+ men, women, mix)

 

Registration @ FX sport, march 1st till april 13th

Fee awg 60 p.p includes:

 

Sleeping accommodation when you're tired, massage when you need it, but also a nice meal (pasta), drinks, coffee, fruit, t-shirt and one raffle ticket for a chance to win a brand new Cannondale bicycle! And if you ride hard enough you'll also win great Cash prizes.!!

 

For more information call:

Edwin 5922506

Mario 5937801

 

Need to rent a bike?

FX Sport 731-2991

Radio Shack Aruba 582-4269

Tri-BIke Aruba 585-2734

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Travel Sessions LIVE at MooMba Beach

When: 11 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/121066132072139/

 

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!

 

 

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 12 April / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/142342856422584/

 

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.

 

Karla LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

When: 11 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm & 13 April / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/231671944048611/

 

Caribbean and international music. Typical MooMba music for sunset party time!
HAPPY HOURS: 6 pm - 7 pm & 10 pm - 11 pm!

 

Alain Rockney LIVE

When: 13 April / 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/166157180643846/

 

Alain Rockney is a soloist singer/songwriter who collaborates with different known artists of Aruba.

 

Alain plays the best of: Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock, Black Metal, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Roots Rock, Ska Punk, Country Rock, Surf, Indie Rock and Folk Rock.

 

IF HE KNOWS IT, HE WILL play it!

 

Untouchables LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach

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

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/459552557794216/

 

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

 

So come on down to MooMba Beach to see international star Cesar and The Untouchables in action and have fun!

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant
(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/
- Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

ARTS

Drawing Portraits with pencils by Lorraine Evans

When: 13 April / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Sunrise Aruba (00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/700784466976252/

 

Learn how to work with all the parts face and how to put a portrait together. Measuring is very important and control of the pencil is a must. Draw a picture of a loved one or yourself. This class will be fast paced.

 

Location: Cosecha San Nicolas

Date: Friday 30 th March, 06 th April and 13 th April 2018

Time: 17.00 – 19.00 pm

 

Price: AFL. 125.00 incl. material and refreshment

 

Age: 14 years and up

 

Mandala Drawing

When: 14 April / 12:00 nn - 2:00 pm

Where: Island Yoga (Noord 19A, Noord)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/316751705515635/

 

MANDALA DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH COURTNEY BETTS

 

A mandala, which means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit, is a spiritual symbol representing the universe. In many traditions, mandalas are used as a guidance tool to establish a sacred space, focus attention, and aid in meditation. The beautiful symmetry and balance of a mandala makes drawing them a very calming, meditative practice.

 

In this workshop, artist Courtney Betts will guide you through a step-by-step process to completing your own mandala masterpieces. All supplies will be provided for you to use during the workshop and take home after (No need to bring anything other than yourself!). And no, you don’t have to be good at drawing to attend. Everyone can do it!

 

$40 USD | 72 AWG (Includes all supplies for you to take home!)

 

 

Weaving CRAFT workshop

When: 14 April / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Aruba Cosecha (Zoutman straat #1, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620219308074815

 

Learn basic weaving techniques from the Master of Weaving Jess Wolff.

 

Price: AFL. 55,00 incl. material and refreshment

Age: 12 years and up

 

 

 

Onto the cruise ship schedules so you can plan your beach days or schedule accordingly:

 

There aren’t really a lot of pressing news in Aruba this week either than a little reminder about the weather podcasts.

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_9_to_15_April.mp3
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This Week in Aruba: April 3 to April 8, 2018 - Presented by One Happy Podcast

 

Hey everyone! We’re back for the latest episode of This Week in Aruba which will cover the events in the island from Tuesday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 8th.

 

Technically it should have started at Monday, April 2nd, but due to Easter weekend I had to catch up on family happenings which caused the delay in production. As much as I’d love to keep things always on schedule, family comes first, so I apologize for any inconveniences.

 

Moving on, I like to give shoutouts every week, and this week’s shoutout goes to Marlene Scherrenburg, a resident of Aruba and also one of the people I always look forward to visiting in the island. She knows everything there is to know about the Aruba culinary scene. To listen to her episode on One Happy Podcast, hit up this link: http://onehappypodcast.com/ep32/

 

Now let’s head over to the events. Easter season is a laidback time in the island, so events are a little sparse. Nevertheless, it’s a great time to bond with the family or friends and loved ones.

 

 

FOOD

Olé - Spanish Pop-up Restaurant

When: 7 April / 12:00 nn - 10:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/343242059528654/

 

Spain is known for its mouthwatering PAELLA, their good taste in SANGRIA and their popular TAPAS. Join us for this Spanish Pop-Up Restaurant...You'll be screaming Olé afterwards. This time serving Lunch and Dinner starting from 12PM at The Renaissance Mall.

 

*Menu will follow soon.

 

 

LIFESTYLE

 

 

Caribbean Fighting Championship 5

When: 7 April / 6:00 pm

Where: Centro Deportivo Betico Croes (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030459017235254/

 

Aruba save the date! Next April 7 we are gonna have the best MMA event on the island with lots of amazing fights and surprises.

 

You can’t miss this! One of our top fights is between the UFC former fighter Michael Kuiper from Holland, and Aruba’s own Adrick "The Boss" Croes.

 

Be prepared because we have lot of surprises coming soon!

 

 

Egg Hunt Airsoft Battle

When: 8 April / 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: AEG Airsoft Team (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/579047045782873/

 

15 Fl P.P. to participate. Includes one food and drink. There will be prizes. It's a Fun Game

ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Mercedes LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

When: 4 April / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

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

 

Happy Hours: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm!

 

 

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 5 April / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/142342856422584/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Alain Rockney LIVE

When: 6 April / 11:00 pm - 1:00 am (recurring event on April 13)

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/166157180643846/

 

Alain Rockney is a soloist singer/songwriter who collaborates with different known artists of Aruba.

 

Alain plays the best of: Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock, Black Metal, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Prog-Rock, Indie Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Roots Rock, Ska Punk, Country Rock, Surf, and Folk Rock.

 

IF HE KNOWS IT, HE WILL play it!

 

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant
(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)
Page: https://www.facebook.com/therosearuba/
- Karaoke Happy Hour every Thursdays, starting at 6:00 pm

 

ARTS

 

Weaving CRAFT workshop

When: 7 April / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (recurring event on April 14)

Where: Aruba Cosecha (Zoutman straat #1, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620219308074815

 

Learn basic weaving techniques from the Master of Weaving Jess Wolff.

 

Price: AFL. 55,00 incl. material and refreshment

Age: 12 years and up

 

 

 

Onto the cruise ship schedules so you can plan your beach days accordingly:

 

A couple of news items that I want to cover this week: the usage of trash bins along Eagle beach and increase of passport prices.

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_April__3_to_8.mp3
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Here we are for another episode This Week in Aruba which covers the events from Monday, March 26th to Sunday, April 1st or Easter Sunday.

 

First of all, I just want to give a shoutout to my good friend Regina for being so supportive of this podcast. You can listen to her One Happy Podcast interviews on the following links: http://onehappypodcast.com/ep76/ and http://onehappypodcast.com/ep93/.

 

This week is quite packed with events and activities so let’s get it started!

FOOD

Easter Food Show 2018

When: 26 March / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/526756234373270/

 

Everyone is invited to our Easter Food show which takes place on Monday March 26 from 6pm to 9pm. We will have in store tastings, live music and fun activities for kids. Join the Fun!

 

 

A Taste Of Aruba

When: 27 March / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701176733236617/

 

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

 

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

 

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators.

 

 

 

Winesday for Locals

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

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/353371225171150/

 

From $ to AWG on all bottles of wine.

 

 

 

Barefoot Beach BBQ

When: 29 March / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Private Island (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/218575672032727/

 

If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed. Join us for the Barefoot Beach BBQ on the Renaissance Ocean Suites Beach!

 

A delicious BBQ made to order will be prepared for you accompanied by a build your own salad station, your choice of marinate, side dishes and a decadent dessert station.

 

Have some Family Fun around the grill with live music and a Beach Bar ready to serve you.

 

The all you can eat BBQ on the beach is only $35 per person and kids from 5 to 12yrs $17.50

 

Reservation is not required. Just walk-in and let's have some fun!

 

 

 

Secrecy Sushi at The Lobby

When: 30 March / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris® Casino (L.G. Smith Boulevard 101, Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/564883643883525/

 

Our Executive Chefs Romeo Penacino, Ever de Pena and the culinary team of the Aruba Marriott Resort invite you to experience the first Secrecy Sushi concept at The Lobby!

 

A one night only event to escape and indulge in uniquely created sushi rolls, exquisite Asian small dishes as well as perfectly prepared craft cocktails and sakes.

 

Please note that only 50 seats are available for this event and reservations are required.

For reservations, please call us at 520-6648 from Monday to Friday between 9AM and 5PM.

 

 

 

Incredible Indonesian Buffet at Café the Plaza

When: 31 March / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/157213001663585/

 

Looking gorgeous, smelling delicious, but tasting even better: that is what the upcoming Indonesian Table Buffet at Café the Plaza is promising. A rainbow of colors, a wide variety in tasty dishes and lots of side dishes will be available for the lover of Indonesian cuisine on Saturday, March 31. This feast for the senses will start a 5 pm; if you wish to come over for the buffet later in the evening, please keep in mind that the buffet is available until 11 pm.

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Indonesian cuisine is very popular in Holland and for a good reason: the ingredients are fresh and they complement each other perfectly. Although some dishes may be a bit hot, others are mellow. All are delicious. The dishes will be served in a unique style: on your table on burners to keep them warm, hereby creating a festive and romantic atmosphere.

 

We’d like to take you through Saturday’s menu. It starts off with Soto Ayam, a clear chicken soup. The buffet has as main courses Babi Kecap (braised pork with a sweet soy sauce), Sateh Ayam (grilled chicken saté), Dragin Pedas (spicy beef with coconut), Sweet Chili Loempia (egg roll), Sambal Telur (sambal egg), Sambal Buncis (green beans with sambal), Nasi Putih (white rice), Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and shrimp crackers, sambal, seroendeng, peanut sauce and atjar tjampoer to season, enhance and complement the above-mentioned dishes. Dessert is Pisang Goreng, Indonesian Banana fritters.

 

Please make your reservations as early as possible via cafetheplaza@arubawineanddine.com or at 583 8826 for the fantastic Indonesian Buffet on March 31.

 

 

 

Join us for an unforgettable Easter Sunday Brunch

When: 1 April / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/155140528540073/

 

Bring the whole family along on Easter Sunday! "All you can eat Champagne brunch buffet."

 

Omelet station, cold cuts, salad, pasta station, fruit display, hot entrees, desserts, tea, coffee, mimosa, orange juice. Click here for our menu information:

https://www.matthews-aruba.com/specials/easter-brunch/

 

Price adults us $ 36.95

Kids 5-11 years half price

(+15% service charge + taxes)

Complimentary for kids under 5 years.

 

Live music entertainment by Mercedez.

 

Only with reservations, call us 588 7300.

 

 

 

A fantastic Easter Sunday Brunch at MooMba Beach

When: 1 April / 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519041778207190/

 

On Sunday, April 1st, guests at MooMba Beach are in for a major treat: an Easter Sunday Brunch that beats all brunches. And it is a fantastic deal, as the brunch is unlimited. For kids there is a special program with a dino jump, face painting and a trampoline! The activities start at 11 a.m. and will continue until 3. Parents can sip their drinks in a relaxed mode as their children are enjoying the Easter-themed fun.

 

The Sunday Brunch is an extravagant buffet, with a Breakfast Station with omelets, French toast and pancakes, a Cold Station with an Asian noodle salad, bruscetta, a shrimp cocktail, a salmon wrap and a goat cheese salad. There are three soups: onion, seafood chowder and sweet potato and then there is the Main Course buffet, which includes a beef stew Burgundy style, grouper with a Creole sauce or a grilled chicken breast in a mushroom-truffle sauce. Dessert deserves lots of room in your tummy, so leave some for the chocolate brownie or home-made apple-cinnamon pie; ice creams are either banana, chocolate or vanilla or a raspberry or lemon sherbet.

 

The unlimited brunch is a treat which should be savored with ice-cold glasses of Mimosa or Sangria; these are on special as well (not included in the price).

 

Although it is still early days, it would be a good idea to make your reservations at MooMba as soon as possible, especially when you are coming with a large group of family members and friends. We can only say: enjoy and Happy Easter!

 

 

 

LGS Easter Sunday Brunch

When: 1 April / 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666667016759895/

 

Easter Brunch with an Attitude! Spent your Easter brunching in a stylish and sophisticated ambiance with flowing Mimosas. L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House will serve an all-you-can-eat Easter Brunch for just $44.95 per person. For more information or reservation, please call our Navigators at 5236115. *Price is excluding 15% service charge and reservation is required.

 

 

 

Aquarius Easter Sunday Brunch

When: 1 April / 12:00 nn - 3:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/201261200462899/

 

Celebrate this Easter among family and friends with the best brunch buffet on the island.

 

Aquarius will host its annual Easter Sunday Brunch with flowing Mimosas for just $32.95 excl. 15% service charge and taxes.

 

Children between 5-12 yrs pays 1/2 price.

 

Brunch will start at 12:00 PM and Reservation is required.

For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or our Navigators at 5236115.

 

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Copa Cees Bossers 2018

When: 29 March - 2 April / 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Where: Beach Soccer Aruba (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1324906464278307/

 

Aruba's Annual Beach Soccer Tournament on Eagle Beach. Local Fun at its Best!

 

 

 

Extreme Sports Fundraising Event

When: 30 March - 1 April / 6:00 pm (Fri) / 10:00 pm (Sat-Sun)

Where: Aruba Ports Authority N.V. (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837404396291517/

 

We will have ramps available to ride and shows, music, food and beverage and a lot more. Bring your BMX bike, in-line skating (rollerblading), scooting, longboard and skateboarding! Family fun!

 

 

Storytelling at the Museum

When: 31 March / 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Museum of Industry Aruba (Bernhardtstraat 164, Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494743177319169/

 

For the Experience San Nicolas - Easter Edition at the Museum.

 

Storytelling group : 4-6 years

 

What can you expect:

- Storytelling at the Museum

- Color your own basket

- egg hunting at the Museum

- Parents tour at the Museum (optional)

 

Registration: infomuseumofindustry@gmail.com

Entrance fee: 10 pp this includes something to eat and drink and wonderful prizes during the EGG HUNT.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

C-Zar on stage at MooMba Beach

When: 26 March / 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

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.

 

 

 

Mercedes LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

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

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

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

 

MERCEDES LIVE ON STAGE!

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Happy Hours: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm!

 

 

 

Primo Bandits LIVE at MooMba Beach

When: 30 March / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/183612292366190/

 

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.

 

 

Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 29 March / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/142342856422584/

 

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.

 

 

DJ HOURS at Surfside Beach Bar

When: 30 March / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Surfside beach bar (Surfside beach, 00297 Oranjestad, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794956127182119/

 

Tropical beats, Deep house, Funky stuff - DJ Mista Tee spins it for everyone - Friday’s the lush is on - Happy Hour starts at 5:00PM!

 

 

 

Aruba Ray's Comedy

http://www.arubacomedy.com/

 

Time: Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30 pm

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

 

March 26-29
Brian Scott McFadden, Dan Naturman, Ray Ellin

 

 

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

 

ARTS

 

 

Watercolor painting by Lorraine Evans

When: 27 March / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Sunrise Aruba (00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/419646891797566/

 

Come and learn how to paint Wet-into-wet and make a wonderful painting to display. With the help of the artist Lorraine, you will learn some color matching and how to let the paper show through giving the transparent look of watercolor.

 

Price: AFL. 50.00 incl. material and refreshment

Age: 14 years +

 

 

 

Art with Rice by GeDaMi

When: 28 March / 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Sunrise Aruba (00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/339838783091766/

 

I bet you did not think of Rice as craft material! Get introduced to this craft, while the artisan Merveline teaches you how to create a form on canvas and dye the rice and much more. Join this workshop at Cosecha’s Creative Center.

 

Price: AFL. 55,00 incl. material and refreshment

Age: 12 years +

 

 

 

Drawing Portraits with pencils by Lorraine Evans

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

Where: Sunrise Aruba (00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/700784466976252/

 

Learn how to work with all the parts of the face and how to put a portrait together. Measuring is very important and control of the pencil is a must. Draw a picture of a loved one or yourself. This class will be fast-paced.

Price: AFL. 125.00 incl. material and refreshment
Age: 14 years +

 

 

Now on for the cruise ship schedules so you can plan your beach days accordingly:

As far news goes, I only have one major thing to touch on this week which involves drilling contractor Seadrill.

If there’s anything at all that you would like to suggest for the show or simply want to relay feedback, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number  (302) 635-0815.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_26_March_to_1_April_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

After a bit of a delay due to Maggie and I catching an unfortunate bout of the flu, we finally managed to record the last leg of our February/March 2018 Aruba Trip Report. So let’s get started with wrapping things up!

 

We just concluded Saturday (March 3rd) when we last left off, so this episode will be all about our last full day in Aruba, which was Sunday (March 4th) and departure day after that (Monday, March 5th).

 

For our last day, we decided to hang out in Eagle beach on the morning. There’s always that feeling of melancholy for the final day of vacation and that day was no exception. Also, looking back on it, we were already feeling lethargic as the first sign of the flu although we weren’t aware that we were sick at that time. We left Eagle to grab something to eat at a BBQ and pizza place then headed over to Arashi beach to spend the rest of the day and watch the sunset.

Usually, Arashi beach is peaceful on Sundays but it was unexpectedly packed that afternoon. There were big groups of families all over the beach doing BBQs and generally having a lot of fun. The day did wind down perfectly as we witnessed a gorgeous sunset. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the perfect way to signify the end of a vacation.

 

Dinner that night was spent at The Lazy Turtle, which we’ve tried for the first time. They had African-inspired cuisine that was just fantastic. Verdict: we definitely recommend it.

 

The next day is departure day. Instead of spending the morning at the beach like we always do in our trips, we opted to skip out because we were both feeling kind of sluggish (again, due to the flu that we were unaware of). We had breakfast at Bugaloe’s for a nice final view of the shimmering water. After that, we just finished the preparations to head to the flight back home and made it here safe and sound.

 

Some takeaways from the trip are the amazing new friends we made at the One Happy Podcast Meet-up over at Barney’s and the 4 new restaurants that we ate at for the first time: Kalin, Pickles, Delicious, and Lazy Turtle.

 

All in all it was a great trip and we have zero regrets. As usual, we’re already planning the next trip because one can never be too early in planning a vacation to paradise.

 

ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:

 

- Hear about the wild good chase of our quest for French Vanilla Ciroc all over the island

- Learn why you should always bring your preferred brand of exotic drink down on the island with you

- Learn which restaurant had a high-quality Ceviche that Maggie really liked

- Hear Maggie's thoughts on taking Panda Express on a plane

 

RESTAURANTS MENTIONED:

 

The Lazy Turtle

Kalin's Mexican Food

Pickles, Sandwich Bar & More

Yemanja Woodfire Grill

Bugaloe

Quinta del Carmen

Direct download: Episode_111_-_Aruba_Curt_and_Maggie_FebMar_2018_Vacation_Part_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

Here we are for another episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events on the island from Monday, March 18th to Sunday, March 25th.

 

First off, as you will be able to hear, my voice is thankfully back to normal compared to last week because my flu has almost fully subsided. I would also like to say a big thank you to Andrea and Jackie, who I met on the Aruba.com forums. They are amazing moderators who always keep the forums running smoothly. For anyone interested, I interviewed these lovely ladies on One Happy Podcast. To listen to their interviews, hit up the links below:

http://onehappypodcast.com/one-happy-podcast-ep2-aruba-then-and-now-with-andrea-j
http://onehappypodcast.com/ep20/
http://onehappypodcast.com/ep41/

 

This Week in Aruba has 3 sections: events or activities, cruise ship schedules, and the newest segment, Aruba news. So how about we kick off things with the events:

 

 

 

FOOD

 

A Taste Of Aruba

When: 20 March / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786239795016611/

 

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

 

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

 

Join us every Tuesday Night for this special local event. For more information or reservation, please call 5236156 or visit one of our Navigators.

 

 

 

Culinary Secrets with a culinary 4 course Spring menu

When: 23-24 March / 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Hadicurari Aruba

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030235623901717/

Website: http://www.hadicurari.com/reservation

 

The extraordinary Culinary Secrets series at Hadicurari, which entails a fabulous, themed dinner, is getting frisky and in a spring mood. The March edition of the dinner is intriguing: the chef has come up with a delicious, eye-catching menu that will surely please the gourmands on this island. Spring is all about new, fresh and daring and that is what you will get.

 

On March 23 & 24 diners will be served an appetizer of graved lachs with a fish mousse, fresh herbs and tomatoes followed by a green pea soup with a cream cheese and bacon wonton. Seared scallops with a sauce of walnuts, a cauliflower mousseline and spring vegetables are the entree. A combination of chocolate, caramel and fresh fruits conclude this amazing treat.

 

At Hadicurari guests can choose where they would like to sit: inside, on the terrace or on the beach – of course with a view on the ocean and the fishing pier. Its incomparable view makes Hadicurari stand out: it is truly stunning. Hadicurari is located between the Holiday Inn Resort and the Marriott Ocean Club.

 

Please note that reservations for the upcoming spring edition of Hadicurari’s Culinary Secrets are strongly recommended.

 

 

 

LIFESTYLE

 

Spring Equinox Celebration

When: 20 March / 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Where: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/541134292937979/

 

Don't miss this special Spring Equinox Celebration on Tuesday 20th March from 7-8:15 PM! Spring brings growth and trust in new life. It is about shedding old, stagnate ways of being and embracing new, vibrant growth bursting from within us.

 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is associated with the color green, providing us with healing and strength. Related to the element of Wood and Water, spring gives us fuel and flexibility as well as the cleansing power to move and change.

 

During this event, we will meditate and reflect on these themes. Through seated yin postures, we will practice acupressure to the areas related to the gallbladder and liver meridians, allowing us to detoxify, cleanse and confidently spark this new season! Throughout a fire ritual, you are invited to set your intentions and send them out into the universe. Please come with a large towel and if you have a journal and/or crystals, feel free to take them along.

 

Location: the beach in front of Spa del Sol (Manchebo Beach Resort)

Fee: 15 Florin upon arrival at the beach

Tea and water is included

Please RSVP via PM or whatsapp: 7420988

 

 

 

Feadship | Palm Beach International Boat Show

When: 22 - 25 March / 3:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach, Aruba

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/103802877058247/

 

The annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the top five boat shows in the country - featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts, and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8-foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music, and fun for all.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Bambu LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

When: 23 March / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924529074434274/

 

BAMBU LIVE ON STAGE!

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Happy Hours: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm!

 

 

 

The Cheapest Wine you'll never stop Drinking!

When: 24 March / 11:00 pm - 2:00 am

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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/191986578232116/

 

The Cheapest Wine is a Caribbean Punk rock band originally from the island of Aruba.

 

The Music is Punk Rock in it's core, combined with Caribbean beats, resulting in melodic, energetic and semi-weird tunes. Simply put, it's Caribbean Punk Rock.

 

To this date, The Cheapest Wine has released 4 Albums and 1 EP. Doing everything on a DIY basis, from recordings to artwork, distribution, merch, bookings and everything in between.

 

 

 

Party Posse LIVE at MooMba Beach

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

Where: Moomba Beach (JE Irausquin BLVD 230, 0000 Palm Beach, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2036075396675247/

 

Party Posse LIVE on stage at MooMba Beach!

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

 

 

 

Aruba Ray's Comedy

http://www.arubacomedy.com/

 

Time: Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30 pm

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

 

March 19-20
Jessica Kirson, Brian Scott McFadden, Jimmy Dunn, Ray Ellin

March 21

Brian Scott McFadden, Dan Naturman, Jessica Kirson, Ray Ellin

March 22-25 (no show on March 23)

Brian Scott McFadden, Dan Naturman, Lori Palminteri, Ray Ellin

 

 

 

 

KARAOKE/SPECIAL NIGHTS

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

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

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

 

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

 

Earth Hour 2018

When: 24 March / 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/180059706111203/

 

Join us and discover how you can #Connect2Earth and show your love for nature and our collective home.

 

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino together with Renaissance | Mall & Marketplace will participate again by turning off the lights at the following areas:

 

- Marina Hotel: Blue spotlights at the facade

- The Boulevard strip including the parking lot

- The entrance of Renaissance Marketplace until and including the Seaport Casino facade

- Renaissance Marketplace facade

- Crystal Casino Tower

 

Together we can make a difference!

 

 

 

ARTS

 

Advanced crochet workshop by Marva Vlaun

When: 24 March / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Sunrise Aruba (00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/858861150962207/

 

Can you crochet and do you want to make your own handbag? Join Marva and Cosecha for a 5-weeks workshop and make a stylish bag for yourself. This workshop is for participants who can already crochet.

 

Price: AFL. 125,00 incl. material and refreshment

Age: 12 years and u

 

 

 

Now on for the cruise ship schedules so you can plan your beach days accordingly:

 

Lastly, we have the news segment which is still a work in progress. The main topic for this episode is the tsunami drill that happened in the island.

If there’s anything at that you would like to suggest for the show, please do send me an email at curt@onehappypodcast.com or drop a voice message on our hotline number  (302) 635-0815.

Direct download: This_Week_in_Aruba_-_19_to_25_March.mp3
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