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Welcome back to the latest episode of This Week in Aruba, which covers the events from Friday, November 6th to Thursday, November 22nd also known as timeshare week 46. On this episode, we will bring you the latest events and happenings in Aruba.


The shout-out for this week goes to Louie Larkin who just adopted a cute little puppy. Kudos to your for giving precious Ruby a forever home.


Without further ado, let’s head on over to the events section.




Thanksgiving Day Celebration in Aruba

When: 22 November


Bringing your family to Aruba this Thanksgiving doesn't mean you can't have the traditional Turkey Day! Many restaurants and resorts offer special Thanksgiving dinners.



Holiday Inn Aruba's Thanksgiving 2018 Oceanside Dinner Buffet

What: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Oceanside Terrace for $ 35.00

When: Thursday, November 22 / 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: Oceanside Terrace at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba



Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is celebrating THANKSGIVING 2018 with an OCEANSIDE FEAST!


From appetizers to dessert, to sea food stations and traditional dishes with a Caribbean twist, allow Holiday Inn's culinary team to treat your palate this Thanksgiving!



- Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

- 1/2 price for kids 6-12 years

- Children 5 years & younger EAT FREE!

Thanksgiving Dinner at Matthews

What: 3 course special menu for $ 42.95

When: Thursday, November 22 / 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant



Looking for a delicious and satisfying Thanksgiving dinner?  


Look no further!  Come to Matthew's Beachside Restaurant and enjoy a special 3-course meal. Take in the gorgeous views and celebrate all there is to be thankful for!


To join in on this special evening reservations are required, as availability is limited!


Not able to dine out for the big meal but still need a turkey to complete your Thanksgiving dinner?


Order a whole turkey with Matthews and take it to go!  For orders and more information please call 588-7300.


Thanksgiving Dinner at Sunset Grille

What: 3 Course Dinner for $ 45.00

When: Thursday, November 22 / 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Where: Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino



Join Hilton Aruba for a one of a kind Thanksgiving dinner at Sunset Grille... trust us, you do not want to miss out!

Aquarius Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

What: Christmas Dinner Buffet for $ 39.00

When: Thursday, November 22 / 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino



There is always something to be Thankful for!


Join Aquarius for this year's Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. The biggest buffet restaurant on the Island is ready to welcome you and your family.


A variety of seasonal food stations including a carving station with the traditional Roasted Turkey.

La Vista Thanksgiving Buffet

What: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet for $ 58.00

When: Thursday, November 22 / 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Where: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino



Join Aruba Marriott for a one of a kind Thanksgiving Buffet the whole family will enjoy at La Vista restaurant!


This buffet will feature all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites such as roasted Turkey with stuffing and gravy, corn bread, roasted pecan pie with maple syrup, and pumpkin pie!


6 - 12 years half price / 0 - 5 years eat for free


L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House Thanksgiving Dinner

What: 3 Course Thanksgiving Dinner Special

When: Thursday, November 22 / 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: LG Smith's Steak & Chop House



Indulge yourself this Thanksgiving and give your dinner a twist with these special selected items and pair this to your dinner. It's all about pairing and sharing this year.


  • Appetizer: Cucurbita Maxima Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup
  • Main: Roasted Turkey Breast with Roasted vegetables and potatoes.
  • Dessert: Holiday Pie Trilogy; Pumpkin, Chocolate and Lemon.


*These items can be ordered separately, or as a three-course dinner menu or you can pair this easily with our regular LGS Menu.


Mangos Restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

What: Dinner for $39

When: Thursday, 22 November / 6:30-09:00pm

Where: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - Mangos Restaurant




Price: US$39.00 per adult | US$16.00 per child (ages 4-11) Children up to 4 eat for free

Excluding 15% Service Charge & 6% Government Tax

Menu valid November 22nd, 2018


Soup Station

  • Pumpkin soup, sour cream and croutons


Salad Bar

  • Mixed green lettuce with dressing & condiments
  • Seafood salad, onions, peppers & cilantro
  • Tomato Basil salad
  • Traditional coleslaw salad
  • Waldorf salad
  • Marinated grilled vegetable salad


Buffet Station

  • Roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, gravy & cranberry sauce Virginia ham with rum raisin sauce
  • Garlic mashed potatoes Maple glazed sweet potatoes
  • Green beans & almond butter
  • Baked grouper with sun-dried tomato sauce
  • Caribbean rice


From the Grill

  • Chocolate Christmas trunk
  • Baked apple crumble & vanilla sauce
  • Cheesecake Quesillo


For reservations, please contact our Concierge at

+297 527-1118


Thanksgiving at Kiana's Restaurant

When: Thursday, November 22 / 6:00 - 10:00pm

Where: Kiana's Bar & Restaurant (Noord 43-E located at The Caribbean Palm Village Resort)



Happy Thanksgiving at Kiana's Restaurant!


Kiana’s Bar & Restaurant serves delicious International Cuisine with an Authentic Aruban touch.

Cuba's Cookin' Holiday Menu

What: Lunch and Dinner Specials

When: Thursday, November 1 to Thursday, December 20 / 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: Cuba's Cookin'



Cuba's Cookin' introduces their Holiday menu for you to consider this year.


Whether you're in the mood for lunch or dinner, enjoy one of their special menus that will satisfy your holiday cravings and not put you in holiday bankruptcy!


Every evening Cuba's Cookin' entertains its guests with their fabulous Cuban Band!


Step into Little Havana, Cuba in Aruba!




When: Saturday, 17 November / 9:00 am

Where: CrossFit Eximious 462 (Wayaca 43A, 00000 Oranjestad, Aruba)



ABJJN Presents another Grappling Competition (No-Gi).


Come and watch kids, youths, and adults in Submission Grappling Fights.


Teams Participating:

🥋 Team Agua Aruba

🥋 Team Milliard

🥋 Gracie Barra Aruba

🥋 Baranca JiuJitsu

🥋 and more!


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Christmas In A Box

When: Saturday, 17 November (Part 2 on 25 November) / 10:00am - 6:00 pm

Where: Super Food Aruba (L.G. Smith Blvd. #156, Oranjestad, Aruba)

Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Young Professionals Aruba



Christmas-In-A-Box is an annual event of Kiwanis club of Young Professionals, KYPA. It is a food drive where during two consecutive weekends we collect canned and dry foods at Super Food Plaza Aruba. We aim to help 100 families where the kids keeps being the central person of the project.


Astroimaging: Past, Present and Future

When: Tuesday, 20 November / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: University of Aruba (J. Irausquinplein 4, 0000 Oranjestad, Aruba)



The University of Aruba is proud to host the inauguration and lecture of Space and Nature Aruba Foundation.



Spectacular images of the cosmos have enabled humans to understand the Universe we live in. This talk will take us through the high points of astronomical imaging, from the invention of photography, the perfection of multi-color ground-based imaging with large telescopes, to the construction of the Hubble Space Telescope. I will conclude by showing glimpses of the future when three huge ground-based telescopes now under construction will use a new technique called adaptive optics to obtain images that are 10 times sharper than Hubble and see stars that are 100 times fainter.



Dr. Sandra Moore Faber is University Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a staff member of the UCO/ Lick Observatory. She is an observational astronomer with research interests in cosmology and galaxy formation. Some of her major discoveries include the first structural scaling law for galaxies (called the Faber-Jackson law), large-scale flow perturbations in the expansion of the Universe caused by superclusters of galaxies, and black holes at the centers of galaxies.


Find Tickets here


Sport Caribe Urban Run

When: Saturday, 17 November / 6:00 pm

Where: Oranjestad



The last race of 2018. Finish this running year with a 5,3 km challenge in the downtown area. Brought to you by: Sport Caribe, HC Adidas & On The Rocks.




Local Art Market

When: Tuesday, 20 November / 5:00 - 9:00pm (weekly recurring event until May 2019)

Where: Catalog Aruba's Hands by Gaby




Find Local Art every Tuesday at Aruba's Hands with Gaby!


We have Murano Glass or Sea Glass that are just unique and different. Looking forward to see you there my friends!



Energy Fusion

When: Saturday, 17 November 2018 / 8:30pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives



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


Joy of Aruba

When: Monday, 19 November 2018 / 9:00 - 10:00pm

Where: Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives




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


Bon Bini Festival

When: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 / 6:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Fort Zoutman




At the Bon Bini Festival the visitors will enjoy an evening filled with history, local arts & crafts, local food & drinks, poetry, film, live performance of folkloric & carnival music. The Popcorn Dancers will be presenting the folkloric dance rhythms & the carnival rhythm of Aruba


Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind

When: Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 November / 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: 22 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, 16 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, 17 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, 18 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, 20 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, 21 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/Sunday, 16/18 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, 16 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, 17 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, 19 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, 21 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, 22 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 Aruba Aloe’s new coral-safe sunscreen which is a big thing because Aruba will be banning certain type of sunscreens that have oxybenzone starting 2019.

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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