November Events at Camana Bay
Published on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Lindsey Turnbull
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (Thursday 23 October): From hundreds of ghouls and goblins trick or treating from store to store to a delicious pig roast on a private island to charitable Santas dashing through streets stopping only for milk and cookies to a magical Christmas Tree lighting to kick-off the holiday season – there is always something happening at Camana Bay!
Moonlight & Movies Halloween Series
You’re in for a scream this Halloween as Camana Bay hosts a series of spooky flicks.
Tuesday 28 October through Saturday 1 November, Gardenia Court
*Please note that movie titles are subject to change
Tuesday 28 October: The Addams Family (1991, PG-13) – 7pm – Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester.
Wednesday 29 October: ET: The Extra Terrestrial (1982, PG) – 7pm – A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.
Thursday 30 October: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, G) – 7pm –
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Friday 31 October: The Ring (2002, PG-13) – 8pm – A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone within a week of viewing it.
Saturday 1 November – Spooktacular and Spooky Creature Double Feature Showings:
It’s The Great Pumpkin (1966,G) – 6pm – The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.
Coraline (2009, PG) – 6:30pm – An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealised version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Men in Black (1997, PG-13) – 8pm – A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organisation that polices extra-terrestrial affairs on Earth.
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s Haunted House of Horror
Get into the spirit of the spooky season at The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s Halloween House of Horror. Admission is CI$10 and children 10 and under must
be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will benefit charities supported by the Club.
Thursday 30 October – Saturday 1 November 6:30-10:30pm, The Crescent
Formerly known as the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, CayShop! is the largest business event in the Cayman Islands. Now in its 23rd year, the Expo has evolved into a state-of-the-art event that showcases a broad range of businesses on island, from small start-ups to large multinational affiliates, and their latest offerings in consumer products and services – including items never before available in the Cayman Islands. It’s time to get excited about shopping local! Friday 31 October 12-8pm and Saturday 1 November 10am-5pm, Art & Recreation Centre
Little monsters are in for a ghoulishly good time when Camana Bay hosts its annual Halloween Spooktacular! Kids, don your best costume and get ready to trick or treat throughout the Town Centre, get creative with Creepy Crafts, guess what’s inside the Monster Lab, watch a Spooky Creature Double Feature, take a picture in a charity Pumpkin Patch and dance the night away at the Monster Mash Bash.
Saturday 1 November 4-7pm, Town Centre
Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Cayman Music School has chosen Saturday 8 November for their special concert in recognition of Daniel Pearl World Music Days – an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm the world’s commitment to tolerance and humanity. World Music Days is an awareness-raising programme, not a fundraiser so all are welcome to attend and enjoy the sounds of Cayman Music School.
Saturday 8 November 7pm, The Crescent
The Bookends Club
Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Come share your insights and impressions in an open discussion. The Bookends Club gathers at Books & Books on the second Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm and new members are always welcome. Wednesday 12 November 7-8:30pm, Books & Books
Captured by Rotaract
Three Rotarians from each of the Rotary Clubs on island will be captured by the Rotaractors and held ransom. While the Rotarians are ‘Captured’ by Rotaract, they will seek contribution toward their ransom funds from fellow Rotarians, family members, friends and businesses. Donations can be made by telephone, email and in person during the event. For more details, contact email@example.com.
Saturday 15 November 10am-4pm, The Crescent
Visual Arts Society Craft Market
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the annual Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Show. Browse homemade art, jewellery, crafts, ornaments and more for the perfect Christmas gift with a local twist.
Saturday 15 November 10am-4pm, The Paseo
Budding Chef Kids and Teens Cooking Classes
Kids ages 4-12 and teens ages 13-18 will learn to make tasty yet healthy treats, snacks and meals that are quick, easy and delicious. Classes for kids are CI$30 and teens are CI$35 per person – both include the lesson, recipes and snacks. For more details and to register, call 345.623.2665.
Saturday 15, 22, 29 November 12-1pm (Kids) and 1:30-2:30pm (Teens), Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio
Professional drummers Randy Chollette, Damion Thaxter and Eden Hurlston of the musical group I Am Percussion Ensemble bring the Town Centre to life with a jam session featuring African, Cuban and Caymanian rhythms. All are invited to join the jam or just enjoy the show.
Saturday 15 November 5-7pm, Gardenia Court
Join some of Cayman’s most talented poets and performers who share their work during an open mic night of poetry and readings. Share your own work, gain creative inspiration or simply enjoy the show. Free and open to the public, Floetry takes place on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm. Wednesday 19 November 7-8:30pm, Books & Books
3K Santa Run
Dash around the Town at Camana Bay’s first-ever Santa Run with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Camana Bay Christmas Give for local charities in need of help and holiday cheer! One Santa costume is included with each registration (hat, beard, jacket, belt and pants), and along the way there will be sponsored Cheer Stations! Featuring Santa’s Elves ‘milk and cookie’ stops, Pelt the Grinch!, music and more. Registration cost is CI$35 for adults and children 13 and over, CI$10 for ages 5-12 and free for Santas under 5.
Saturday 22 November 6:30am, The Crescent Christmas Crafts with Starfish Village
Kids of all ages are invited to create beautiful holiday crafts that make the perfect present at this fun, free event with Starfish Village. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity! After 6pm parents can sign their little ones up for more games and crafts while they shop or dine in Camana Bay. For more details, contact Starfish Village at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 22 November 4-6pm, The Crescent
8th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Camana Bay transforms into a sparkling wonderland with a majestic Christmas tree, inspiring musical performances from The Cayman National Choir and Orchestra, Cayman International School Elementary Choir and the Cayman Islands Folk Singers, a Christmas craft market and, of course, a special visit from Santa Claus.
Saturday 22 November 6pm, The Crescent
Moonlight & Movies: Christmas Series
Families can cuddle up in the festively lit courtyard to enjoy their favourite Christmas films on a giant outdoor screen.
Tuesday 25 November: Elf (2003, PG) – After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Every Tuesday 25 November – 23 December 7pm, Gardenia Court Nosotros: Spanish Floetry
Spanish-speaking poets and performers—and those who simply enjoy la lengua de Cervantes—are invited to join Nosotros, a group whose mission is to build bridges and create connections through culture, for their monthly open mic night. Nosotros gathers at Books & Books on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm and all are welcome to attend. For more details, contact Michel Powery at 345.917.0335.
Wednesday 26 November 7-8:30pm, Books & Books
Traditional Santa Photos
Join the jolly old elf in his full red-and-white regalia to whisper wishes and snap memories.
Every Thursday 27 November through 18 December 5-7pm, Gardenia Court Cuisine of the Sun
Take a trip to exotic favourite sunny destinations with Ortanique’s “Cuisine of the Sun” Dinners. Each month, one of Ortanique’s talented chefs will create a three-course dinner with wine pairings, based on the cuisine from his or her homeland. Experience flavours from Jamaica this month, created in true Ortanique style using only the freshest ingredients. Reservations are required by calling 345.640.7710. The cost is CI$65 per guest not including gratuities. Thursday 27 November 7pm, Ortanique
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Santa Paws wants to spread Christmas cheer to all pets in Cayman. Pets and their owners are invited to take holiday photos with Santa. The generous dog lovers from Picture This will be onsite taking professional photos with prints for purchase and there will be holiday gift sales from the Cayman Islands Humane Society and Must love Dogs. All photo and gift purchases will support the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Saturday 29 November 10am-12pm, Gardenia Court
Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar
The annual charity fundraiser will feature delicious homemade tea, distinctive handmade crafts, white elephant sale and a silent auction with stirring performances by the National Choir and Orchestra. Tickets are CI$5 and can be purchased from any Pink Lady and at the gate on the day. Saturday 29 November 2-5pm, Art & Recreation Centre
Caribbean Santa Photos
Father Christmas goes island style with a tropical shirt, shorts and sun-drenched photos.
Every Saturday 29 November through 20 December 3-5pm, The Island Starfish Village Open House
Explore the whimsical classrooms and learn about all of the exciting childhood programmes available at Starfish Village, where playful learning sparks imagination. All are invited to enjoy light bites and refreshments while browsing this brand new education, enrichment and entertainment centre. Saturday 29 November 5-8pm, Starfish Village
Interested in writing? Join other local writers who share their journey, stories, writing resources, ask advice, and discuss challenges. Held on the last Saturday of every month with new members always welcome.
Saturday 29 November 5:30-6:30pm, Books & Books
Ortanique Pig Roast
Join Ortanique for their Island Pig Roast to kick start the winter season! Join Chef Mike as he fires up the Caja China grill for an evening of endless treats. Kick off your shoes and enjoy an award-winning Bacardi mojito, then join your friends for a family-style Pig Roast dinner under the stars. Cap off the evening by dancing the night away to the sweet sounds of DJ Glenroy. It’s an all-you-can-eat feast with bottomless mojitos, beer, wine and spirits! The cost is CI$75 for adults and CI$30 for kids under 12. Gratuities are included. Reservations are required, call 345.640.7710.
Saturday 29 November 6:30-11pm, The Island
Mondays don’t have to be a drag with CI$5 mojitos! Ortanique offers Mojito Madness all day 11:30am to 10:30pm as well as CI$5 Breadfruit Fish Tacos from 11:30am-7pm.
Mondays 11:30am-10:30pm, Ortanique
Experience the Happiest of Hours from 4-7pm, Monday through Saturday at Upper Crust. Enjoy a selection of fine wines, beers and small plates all at their “Happiest Hours” pricing with CI$7.95 wines and CI$5 small plates.
Mondays through Saturdays 4-7pm, Upper Crust Bistro
Wine 101 Classes
A series of interactive classes that offer an introduction to the wonderful world of wine. Every week, an in-house sommelier offers insight into a different topic, such as varietal, region, country or process, as well as featured wines to sample.
Mondays 6-7pm, West Indies Wine Company
A fun, interactive concept in play, Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream and explore a new world every week in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains with giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. Little ones can recreate familiar objects, like animals, rocket ships and robots; build imaginary places, like houses, islands and cities; invent new games and dramatic scenarios; or simply make new friends. Imagination Playground is on The Crescent every Wednesday and Saturday, and free for all to enjoy.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, The Crescent
Big games for big fun add a whimsical touch to your week with oversized lawn games. Rally up your friends and family and vie to become champion at 4-In- Line or Snakes and Ladders. Jumbo Games is on The Crescent Lawn every Wednesday and Saturday, and free for all to enjoy.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, The Crescent Lawn
Books & Books invites infants, toddlers and their parents to join them at Regal Cinemas Camana Bay every Wednesday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and sing along to beloved children’s songs.
Wednesdays 10:30am, Regal Cinemas Camana Bay
Farmers & Artisans Market
Discover an array of local purveyors offering products and experiences found only in Cayman at Camana Bay’s weekly market. Come early for the widest selection of fresh produce and farm goods then browse an eclectic selection of artisanal products and handicrafts. The festivities pick up throughout the evening as more artisans join and the Market is infused with entertainment, including art and cultural demonstrations and live music.
Wednesdays 12-7pm, The Paseo
Treat someone special to Cayman’s ultimate date night. Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for two with a glass of bubbles or house wine each and a pair of Regal Cinemas movie tickets. The cost is just CI$80 per couple, not including gratuities.
Wednesdays 5:30-10pm, Ortanique
Every Wednesday, Open Canvas provides a public venue for local artists to display their talents and work on their latest creations. Art enthusiasts can join the gathering and watch paintings come to life one brush stroke at a time. Painters can contact email@example.com to reserve an easel and must bring their own art supplies. For more details, call 345.946.6633.
Wednesdays 7pm, KARoo
The Flavour Tour
Experience The Flavour Tour, a guided dining adventure featuring local ingredients presented in the signature styles of Abacus, Mizu and Ortanique. Start the evening with a Champagne toast at West Indies Wine Company then enjoy four small plate courses complemented by featured wine or cocktail pairings before returning to West Indies Wine Company for a taste of one of their 80 vintages. The cost is CI$69 per person, all- inclusive and tickets are available at West Indies Wine Company. Tours can also be customised for private groups of 14-20 guests. For more details, call 345.640.9492.
Wednesdays 7-9pm, West Indies Wine Company Customisable Flavour Tours
Experience tantalising flavours and refreshing drinks in the company of your closet friends and family at Camana Bay’s customisable Flavour Tour available throughout the week, except for Fridays and Sundays for private groups of 12-20 people. To book your custom private tour, contact Tawnie Farinez at 345.324.1854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prime Rib Night
Enjoy a night free from cooking every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with a Prime Rib feast featuring Whole Roasted Prime Rib, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Green Asparagus, Brandy Flamed Green Peppercorn Sauce and Sauce Béarnaise or substitute sides with Abacus Salad. You can choose your portions with Petite 10-ounce CI$26, Medium 12-ounce CI$31 and Grande 14-ounce CI$36.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10pm, Abacus
Tea Time in Silhouette
Enjoy freshly made tea by Tea Time in Cayman when you browse through Silhouette’s lingerie and sleepwear selections every Saturday.
Saturdays 10am-9pm, Silhouette Story & Craft Time
Every Saturday at 10:30am, young readers and their parents can join the storytellers at Books & Books for exciting new tales and crafts that inspire imagination and creativity.
Saturdays 10:30am, Books & Books
Join Abacus every Saturday 11am-3pm for a refreshing Lifestyle Brunch – the perfect way to start a wonderful weekend! Enjoy signature breakfast creations like Eggs Benedict, Belgium Waffles and create-your-own Omelettes. To make a reservation, call 345.623.8282.
Saturdays 11am-3pm, Abacus
Every Saturday night, ladies can spend an evening in Ortanique’s bar and lounge and enjoy their second round of either Fantinel Prosecco or specialty Absolut cocktail on the house!
Saturdays 4-10:30pm, Ortanique
Tai Chi with C.A.S.K.
Join Sensei Greg Reid from C.A.S.K. Karate for a series of free Tai Chi lessons on The Crescent. Leave feeling calm and rejuvenated after one hour of gentle exercise, mental focus and meditation – the perfect start to a leisurely Sunday morning! Tai Chi is a comprehensive series of gentle physical movements and breathing techniques with mental and spiritual intent. Calming and rejuvenating, it exercises and creates balance between the body, mind and spirit. Classes focus on body alignment, breathing, muscle stretching, internal energy (chi) control and self-defense. For more details, contact C.A.S.K. at 345.925.3367. Sundays 8:30-9:30am, The Crescent
Join KARoo every Sunday for an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet. Savour a tasty selection of fresh off-the-grill favourites with all the traditional BBQ fixings for CI$25 per person. Children 12 and under eat for only CI$12. Enjoy 20% off all drinks and “all-you-can-bubble” for CI$19. Coming by boat? Show your boat key and get one bottle of bubbles on the house! For more details, call 345.946.6633.
Sundays 11am-3pm, KARoo
Dim Sum Brunch
Enjoy an expanded selection of Dim Sum and more at Mizu’s Dim Sum Brunch every Sunday. Indulge in a selection of appetizers, soups and sushi with a selection of noodle, rice and main dishes. The bar includes bubbles, house wine, domestic bottles of beer and mixed well drinks. The cost is CI$49 per person all-inclusive and reservations are required at 345.640.0001.
Sundays 11:30am-3pm, Mizu
BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch
Every Sunday, BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch to West Indies Wine Company! Bring your own nibbles, sit back and relax on the covered patio on The Paseo and find the perfect pairing from a choice of 80 different wines, 12 select brews and six bubbles – all available by the glass! Enjoy Happy Hour prices all day long, including 20% off taste, half and full glasses, as well as daily beer specials.
Sundays 1-9pm, West Indies Wine Company
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