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This Week in Aruba: April 23 to April 29, 2018 - Presented by One Happy Podcast
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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; email@example.com. 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: Karol G. https://www.facebook.com/KarolGOficial/ Fat Joe https://www.facebook.com/fatjoe/ Jeon https://www.facebook.com/arvanimuzic/ Beenie Man https://www.facebook.com/KingBeenie/ Alborosie https://www.facebook.com/OneAlborosie Le Groove https://www.facebook.com/LeGrooveAruba/ Da Ridlaz https://www.reverbnation.com/chrisstrick *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 BeachSource: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.