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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, November 9th to Thursday, November 15th also known as timeshare week 45. On this episode, we will bring you the latest events and happenings in Aruba.


The shout-out for this week goes to everybody listening to this podcast because all of your are so special to us. Thank you for the continuous support and do know that we cannot do this without you.


Let’s head on over to the events section.




Aruba Chamber Art Exhibition 2018


When: 9 November / 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Aruba Chamber of Commerce and Industry



The Chamber cordially invites you to its 7th art exhibition:

presenting the interesting story & creations of Peter’s Art


Entrance: Free, including refreshments!


Join us for an inspiring evening where you can view the paintings and talk to the artist about the details and meaning of each of his work. Snacks & drinks are included.


As usual, we will combine this event with a pleasant networking moment.


To confirm your attendance please go to: and select the event “Aruba Chamber Art Exhibition 2018”. For more information and questions about this event please contact us! Send an e-mail to: or call at tel: 582-1566 ext. 27/42.


We hope to see you Friday, November 9th for an enjoyable art evening!



November Nightly Dinner at Green Food Service!

When: November / 6:00-10:30pm

Where: Green Food Service (Italiastraat 50, Oranjestad, Aruba)



Throughout the month of November, Green Food Service is going to be open at NIGHT for DINNER! Please join us any evening of the week when we’ll be open from 6-10:30pm!  Enjoy our #Vegetarian and #Vegan food at Orange Plaza Mall, Italiestraat 50! Visit us online at


More Pizza ~ More Pasta ~ That's Amore!

When: 12 November / 6:00-11:00pm

Where: Fresco (L.G. Smith Boulevard #82, Oranjestad, Aruba)



Feed your cravings for Italian at Fresco's 'That's Amore!'.


Join us every Monday for an all you can eat Pizza & Pasta for just $29 excl. service charge and local taxes.


A live Pasta station or build your own Pizza station is ready to satisfy your Italian cravings... and the best part; It's All You Can Eat!


Starting at 6PM with live music and an extensive Italian Wine list.


See you at 'That’s Amore!'

LIFESTYLE Pure Diving Aruba LionFish Boat Hunt

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

Where: Pure Diving Aruba (Oranjestad)



Two Tank LionFish Hunt...

  • 1st Dive Sponge Reef 2
  • 2nd Dive Harbour Reef (night dive)


Pure Diving has some dive lights. We will have a LionFish BBQ after the boat trip at Pure Diving, the Official ALFI Foundation Headquarters!


Soccer Tournament for Charity

When: 10 November / 1:00pm

Where: International School of Aruba (Wayaca 238A, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)



The students of the National Honor Society will be hosting their 2nd Soccer Tournament for Charity this year. All proceeds of the event will be going to charity which will be announced in the coming weeks. There will be a prize for both 1st and 2nd place. Players and spectators also have the opportunity to play FIFA.


Teams must be made up of 8 players (6 players and 2 substitutes) and all players must be at least 14 years of age. The registration fee is 10 afl per person. To register please contact +2975661789


Zumba Morning Classes

When: 12 November / 8:30-9:30am (recurring event)

Where: Aruba Dance Studios (Bellstraat 2, na Oranjestad, Aruba)



At Aruba Dance Studios, you can now Dance Zumba in the morning and have fun while making new friends. Classes by Patricia Rodriquez.


We will start only twice a week. Depending on the demand, we can and will extend to daily classes. For now you can buy a stripcard for 8 times which you may also use for the evening Dance Workout class at 7:30 by Anthony.


The Stripcard costs Awg 65.

Single tryout classes cost Awg 10.


Soul Centered Meditation Workshop with Shanti

When: 15 November / 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Centro Quivit (Hospital 5, Oranjestad, Aruba)



In this 8 week journey we follow the divinely inspired book, Soul Centered, by meditation teacher Sarah McLean.


Each chapter is centered around a theme which is rich in insights. You learn new awareness exercises and daily meditation practices to help you reduce stress, increase your self awareness and live a more fulfilling life.


Price : f295


* Includes an autographed Soul Centered Book by Sarah

* Class Material

* Tea & Cookies


Sign up: whatsapp/call 6618133




Soca Vs Urban - Carnaval 65 Kickoff Party!

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

Where: RainWeststraat (WestStraat 3, Oranjestad)



Soca Vs Urban is your perfect way to kickoff Aruba's 65th Carnaval on Saturday November 10th at Rain Weststraat Aruba.


Aruba’s #1 Club Rain Weststraat will be transformed to host the Carnaval Kickoff Party with the hottest Dj's, Artists and band of Aruba.


The entertainers for this night are:


  • DJ ELI
  • DJ SKY


Also to kick it into overdrive, we got one of the hottest Soca Bands of the Island LE GROOVE!


We will have one SURPRISE ACT for this night that we can't announce yet! Fasten your seatbelts because he's gonna blow the roof on fire!


On this wicked night you’ll get to dance the night away to the best soca tunes and urban beats.


Tickets will be available soon.


VIP Singles and also VIP Tables are available.


Call +297 594-8817 for VIP Reservations.


Doors Open 22:00

Dress code: Crazy Carnival Colors


Soca Vs Urban is Powered by: Heineken by Romar Trading Company, Elite Productions, Kok Optica & Hotshotz Aruba

Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind

When: 13-14 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: 15 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, 9 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, 10 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, 11 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, 13 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, 14 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, 9 November (6:00pm): All you can eat BBQ Buffet at MooMba Beach

A fantastic BBQ buffet awaits you on Fridays and Sundays..


Fridays and Sundays at MooMba are fantastic: there is a BBQ buffet with All-u-can-eat ribs, chicken saté, sausages, beef steak, chicken legs, a salad bar, corn on the cob, rice, potato wedges and various home-made sauces. The buffet is open from 6 pm until 10 pm. At the bar you will find on Friday a Happy Hour from 6 - 7 pm and from 10 - 11 pm. On Sunday there is live music at the bar as well from 7 pm until 10 pm and from 10 - 1 am the resident DJ’s will be playing.


Expect spectacular sunsets and enjoy wearing your coolest beach outfits and flip flops for the MooMba BBQ. Be prepared to dance... You'll love it!


Friday, 9 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, 10 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!


Saturday, 11 November (7:00pm): Joyride Band LIVE

When it's time to get down and party on the island of Aruba, whether you like to dance, groove, shake, stomp, or just 'act-a-fool, c'mon out and take that musical 'joyride' with us!


Monday, 12 November (9:00pm): The Untouchables LIVE

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!


Wednesday, 14 November (7:00pm): Travel Sessions LIVE

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!


Thursday, 15 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 about cruise ships and how Aruba turns so many cruise ship visitors to permanent Aruba goers. Once they discover the beauty of the island, it’s difficult to resist the urge of going back again and again.

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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