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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, November 2nd to Thursday, November 8th also known as timeshare week 44. On this episode, we will bring you the latest events and happenings in Aruba.


The shoutout for this week goes to Xander Bogaerts who is part of the Boston Red Sox, the champions of World Series 2018. Probably the most famous baseball player in the island of Aruba. We don’t know him personally, but I know people who have met him and he’s by all accounts the nicest dude in the world. You might never hear this, but congratulations on your victory!


Let’s head on over to the events section.




Island Take Over Festival When: 1-4 November (all day) Where: Aruba Source:


From the 1st to the 4th of November 2018, the one happy island of Aruba will become more than just a perfect tropical destination for vacationing, but it will also be the main host of beach parties, pools parties and the biggest concert of the year on the one happy island with international sensations J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Alex Sensation, Jeon and more! The Aruba Island Take Over festival has as goal to combine the best of the urban music scene with the electronic music scene. Thursday, November, 1st the island kicks off with a welcome party and followed by the main concert Friday night at The Harbor Arena Aruba with the main artists performing. On Saturday, Partai from Venezuela hosts a trendy Pool Party and in the evening a Beach Party by EF. On Sunday, the closing party takes place on one of Aruba’s beautiful beaches. This is something not to be missed. A 4-day festival experience filled with entertainment, music, DJ’s and international artists on the island of Aruba! 2018 AITO Schedule:


  • Thursday, Nov. 1 - Welcome Party
  • Friday, Nov. 2 - AITO Concert
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 - PARTAI Pool Party + EF Beach Party
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 - AITO Closing Party


For announcements and more detailed information visit the Island TakeOver Facebook page.


FOOD/DINING Sangria Saturdayz

When: 3 November / 7:00-11:00pm

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



The Wine Room presents for the first time, Sangria Nights on Saturday hence the name "Sangria Saturday's"


Sangria by the glass $6


Come in and have a casual night at The Wine Room and sample their Sangria.


French Wine & Food Pairing in Jardin de Sucre

When: 3 November / 7:00-10:00pm

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



A French Wines & Food pairing in cooperation with Arion Wine Company will start at 7pm Saturday november 3rd.


You will enjoy 5 wines with pairing snacks for only US$32.50 Reservations needed!

LIFESTYLE Revlon Live Boldly Tour

When: 2 November / 3:00-7:00pm

Where: Lucky Cosmetics ARUBA (LG Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba)



Revlon Makeup Live Boldly Tour edition will be present on November 2 at Lucky Cosmetics Aruba to revive the slogan "Live Boldly" with the best makeup tips from professionals that will make you look amazing. Learn incredible tricks as well.


Will you join us in this makeup revolution?


☎️ +297 280 0051


Holiday Season & Coffee Seminar

When: 2 November / 10:00-11:00am (recurring dates)

Where: Starbucks Aruba



Ti's the most wonderful time of the year!


The most anticipated day of the season is here! Join us for the launch of our Holiday Cups and Coffee flavors for this season.


Presentation and Holiday Coffee Seminar will be at all Starbucks Aruba Locations;

  • Starbucks Marketplace - 10AM
  • Starbucks Mall - 3PM
  • Starbucks Paseo Herencia - 3PM
  • Starbucks Marriott - 3PM


A wonderful day to purchase your new Holiday Mugs and Tumblers collection as well as for your favorite coffee beans and new flavors.


See you this Friday when we officially start the Holiday Season at Starbucks Aruba.


Grand Opening Ferck Boutique

When: 3 November / 8:00-9:30 pm

Where: Ferck Boutique (Caya Ernesto O. Petronia 78, Oranjestad, Aruba)



Join us for our GRAND OPENING of our boutique, Ferck Boutique Aruba. Enjoy bubbles, fashion and much more!


Adoption Day: Nine Lives Aruba Foundation

When: 3 November / 10:00am-6:00pm

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



Our monthly Adoption Day is finally here again! Come by to meet all of our friendly, loving cats and puppies that are up for adoption. Our volunteers will gladly help you with all the information that you need.


Books Flea Market

When: 3 November / 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: Plaza Bookshop Aruba (Ave Milio Croes 8a, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)



Be welcome to our spectacular Books Flea Market where you can find the best deals.


And we have something special this day! Prior to 'Festival di buki pa mucha' - AMISTAD - author Evelien van Dort will sign her books from 11am-12pm.


You also receive the 'children's book week gift' for free when buying a children's book.


Fiesta Bazaar Kibrahacha

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

Where: Club Kibrahacha (60+ Piedra Plat 23, 0000AW Oranjestad, Aruba)



Club Kibrahacha organizes its “Bazaar” fundraising each year so that the foundation can continue to work in the interest of the senior citizens community of Aruba.


There will be different entertainments throughout the day. There's also going to be a bar and food stand for a reasonable price.




For more information please call us at 582-8159


Aruba's #1 One Fleamarket

When: 4 November / 9:00am-1:00pm

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



A must go fleamarket with lots of bargains, food, drinks, and music.



  • sellers with different merchandise.
  • plant sale
  • homemade Indonesian snacks and Vegan Rolls
  • homemade Dutch Vegetable meat soup with meatballs .


The Flea Market is surrounded by Aruba's only Antique shop which is the largest one in the Caribbean. The Antique shops of Louis XV are located at the inner court.


Whatsapp: 741-5640


Awareness Walk Against Diabetes

When: 4 November / 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Brandweer airport to Lions Den


Hosted by: Lions Club of Aruba


Fundraising activity for Aruba Lions Club.

fl 5,- Tickets and registration at IBISA


When: 2 November / 8:00-11:00pm

Where: Alfie's in Aruba



Her fans are loyal, her shows are legendary, her voice is exceptional, and her presence is undeniably palpable! She is Marisela! From the Netherlands to Alfie’s for ONE night only!


Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind

When: 6-7 November / starting 8:00 pm (recurring event every Tue, Wed, or Thu until Jan. 3, 2019)

Where: Alhambra Casino & Ballroom





Come join hilarious mentalist, Guy Bavli, also known as KINETIC MAN from Stan Lee's Superhumans. Take a journey into the mysteries of the human mind.


Bavli starred in over 400 television shows, toured in 60 countries worldwide and headlined more than 1200 shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


Bavli is headlining in Aruba with his Award-Winning show – NOW APPEARING WEEKLY AT THE ALHAMBRA CASINO & BALLROOM - every Tuesday & Wednesday.




Reserve your tickets today! Tickets are also available for walk-in at the door if there are available seats left. We recommend to pre order as we tend to sell out every show! (Come early at 7:00 for tickets at the door).


  • Doors open: 7:30 pm (Open seating – unless you have VIP package, then reserved VIP seating will be kept for you!)
  • Show time: 08:00 pm
  • Show is about 2 hours long, with short intermission.
  • Cash Bar is available at the lobby.




Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

When: 8 November / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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



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.




Barney’s Restaurant

(Palm Beach 21 A Palm Beach, Aruba)


– Karaoke Nights every Fridays, starting at 10:00 pm


Soprano’s Piano Bar

(Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard 370, Noord, Aruba)


– Unplugged Nights every Saturdays, starting at 8:00 pm


Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad)


– Karaoke Nights every Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 pm


7 Club Lounge Bar

(Windstraat 32, Oranjestad, Aruba)


– Karaoke Nights every Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am


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


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


Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

(J.E. Irausquin Blvd 53, Aruba)


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


The Rose Bar & Lounge Restaurant

(Boegoeroei 11-Z, Noord)


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


What goes on at Bugaloe?

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 79, Palm Beach, Aruba


Friday, 2 November: Travel Session Band & Lieke

Every Friday Bugaloe invites you on the dance floor with catching tunes of all time hits! Live music by the Travel Session Band joined by Bugaloe singer Lieke between 7-10pm. This is how life is supposed to be: Fun, Friends and Happiness! See you on Friday!

Saturday, 3 November: Spareribs and Karaoke Night

Every Saturday we welcome you to enjoy our delicious falling off-the-bone tender Spareribs for only $12,50! Later that night it’s karaoke! Hosted by Aruba’s number one entertainer Giovanni Trim! We will see you on Saturday between 8.30 pm and 11.30 pm for karaoke! Don’t be afraid to enter the stage, the stage is yours! Free entrance.

Sunday, 4 November: Travel Session Band

Sunday night means Travel Session Night! Every week the Travel Session Band is performing live on stage at Bugaloe, with your all time favorite hits from the 80’s, 90’s and nowadays. So, come on and dance, sing, swing... but most of all: have fun! Sunday night is your night out! Live music from 7 till 10 pm.

Tuesday, 6 November: Joyride Band

Every Tuesday from 7 till 10 pm Joyride Band live with a variety of 80’s, 90’s and all time hits!  Ease out your day and enjoy your cocktail while the sun sets from Bugaloe’s pier. Most of all: have fun! Tuesday night is your night out!

Wednesday, 7 November: Salsa Night

Bugaloe hosts a weekly FREE Salsa & Merengue workshop! Every Wednesday from 8.30-9.30 pm we will show you the ins and outs of Latin dancing. Our Motto: Everybody can dance! The whole night Salsa music will be played to set the mood. Whether you want to dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the tunes of salsa music, it's a perfect night out!


What goes on at MooMba?JE Irausquin Blvd. 230, Palm Beach, Aruba Friday, 2 November (8:00pm): Latin Night with C-Zar Olarte LIVE

Friday nights are for the Latin lovers as C-Zar Olarte takes the lead by singing and plating the hottest Latin beats. 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 and salsa, C-Zar is popular among locals as well as visitors.


Everyone's sandy feet are itching to dance when hearing C-Zar perform at MooMba Beach. The always mellow vibes at MooMba, the relaxed atmosphere and terrific cocktails make even the timidest of us lose their inhibitions, but on Friday Nights, it is Latin party-time from the word go.


So, come on down to MooMba Beach to see international star C-Zar in action, dance and have fun! Latin Night starts at 9pm and the entrance is free

Saturday, 3 November (2:00pm): Salt Grooves Beach Party at MooMba Beach

ATTENTION ALL PARTY GOERS: MooMba Beach is the location of a fabulous party that should not be missed. This Saturday, the Salty Grooves Beach Party is on: starting at 2 pm with top DJ's, the Chill (bucket) specials and the foam bath will be live in action. Oh, and don't forget all the sexy people going wild at MooMba... get ready!


Sponsored by Chill, the fun will continue until 7 pm.


So, all you Party Animals, you are invited to join the party – no entrance fee. Just bring yourself in your best party mood. Enjoy!

Thursday, 8 November (4:00pm): Thursday's Karaoke Party

Have you ever wanted to grab the mic and belt out a song?


Most people love to sing in the shower - there, in the privacy of this super small venue, they are superstars. But now they can take their aspirations one step further: sing their hearts out during Thursday afternoon’s Karaoke Party at MooMba Beach. It is a weekly event, held from 4 to 6 pm, and everyone can join in free of charge. Rasta Alvin is the host of the party, which features bucket specials on Heineken, Amstel Bright, Chill and Balashi beer.


Be bold, break the mould, step out of your comfort zone and grab the microphone. Just do it - it will be one more great memory of your trip to Aruba. And who knows: you might be discovered at MooMba!

Let’s look into the cruise ships schedule portion for this week.



Our topic for discussion this week is the usability of Google Maps in Aruba. You can download the Aruba map for offline use because not everyone has internet connectivity on the island. I made a post about this on One Happy Podcast’s Facebook group which you may also want to check out. We’ve used it for navigating the island for 3 years now and it has never steered us wrong.


Also, Aruba Ray Ellin had his show on Comedy Central called This Week at the Comedy Cellar debut recently. Its official blurb goes: “This Week at the Comedy Cellar takes an unprecedented look inside New York City's hottest comedy club and the country's top comedians as they tackle all the freshest topics of the week.” Do check it out on Friday nights at 11pm on Comedy Central.

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 or drop a voice message on our hotline number (302) 635-0815.

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