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CAMANA BAY MAY 2013 EVENTS

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Steel pan bandCamana Bay, Grand Cayman (Wednesday 24 April 2013): From a musical journey through the world of Soca in honour of Cayman Carnival Batabano’s 30th Anniversary and live music events on The Crescent to fairs, workshops and shows for local art lovers and interactive cooking classes for both kids and adults – there’s always something happening at Camana Bay!

Super Side Dishes Cooking Class

Feeling lost or uninspired in the kitchen? Join Bon Vivant and Chef Maureen Cubbon for a host of interactive cooking classes that focus on quick, healthy and delicious dinners that everyone can enjoy. Sample healthy and fresh local produce, like Kale, Callaloo, Pumpkin and other Farmers’ Market treats, and leave with a handful of new, inspiring side dish recipes that are easy to recreate at home. Classes are CI$45 per person and include lesson, recipes, snacks and a beverage. For more information or to register, contact Bon Vivant at [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Wednesday 1 May 12-1:30pm, Bon Vivant

 

 

Pantastic Steel Pan Performance

 

Don your dancing shoes and get ready to move! Bringing the rhythms of the Caribbean to Camana Bay’s Town Centre on select Friday evenings throughout May is “Pantastic”, a talented local youth steel pan band. The group is raising funds to travel to Toronto this summer to join UCCI and Toronto’s “AfroPan” steel pan bands at the Caribana 2013 Festival and Parade. Enjoy a drink or an ice cream, sit back and relax as you listen to the chilled out sounds of steel pan under the cool shade of The Crescent.

Friday 3 May 5-7pm, The Crescent

Cayman Carnival Batabano’s Friday Fete-for-a-Cause

Batabano-Parade-08-054This year Cayman Carnival Batabano celebrates 30 years of existence. In honour of this impressive milestone, a who’s who of Caribbean entertainment is set to descend on the Cayman Islands for Cayman Carnival Batabano 2013. On Friday 3 May, take part in a nostalgic musical journey through the history of Batabano, as vintage Kaiso meets high energy Soca at Cayman Carnival’s Friday Fete-for-a-Cause. Open to all ages, cultures and carnival lovers, dance through the ages, from old-time favourites to today’s biggest Soca hits, with legendry Caribbean entertainers Baron (Trinidad), Mighty Gabby (Barbados) and Red Plastic Bag (Barbados). Also performing are The Dragonaires (Jamaica), plus a special appearance from 4 Divas of Soca. Gates open at 6pm and tickets cost CI$40 for General Admission or CI$75 for VIP Admission. Part proceeds will support the Cayman Islands Kidney Foundation’s efforts to purchase of a new dialysis machine

for George Town Hospital. For more information, visit caymancarnival.com.

Friday 3 May 6pm, The Festival Green

First Friday: Live on The Paseo

Celebrate the weekend with a festive free concert featuring local artists, musicians and organisations. Local band Trinity will open the show, followed by Intransit, who will showcase their signature blend of contemporary Caribbean Jazz and Fusion. Visual Arts Society artists will be on hand to share and discuss their work and, in honour of World Hunger Day, Feed Our Future and Meals on Wheels will join the festivities to share information on their efforts to eliminate hunger in the Cayman Islands. According to Feed Our Future, more than 15% of the enrolled Government school population receives financial assistance to buy school lunches. And many of Cayman’s teachers are still purchasing food for students not getting enough to eat at home. Come learn more about how you can help, have fun and show your support for a worthy cause! Friday 3 May 7-11pm, The Paseo

Mother’s Day Portraits

Capture your special Mother’s Day moments with a family portrait from Picture This. Free photo sessions will be held in beautiful Gardenia Court on a first come first served basis and there will be a selection of print packages starting at CI$20 available for purchase. Photos can be collected on Saturday 11 May from 10am-

4pm at The Discovery Centre.

Saturday 4 May 10am-1pm, Gardenia Court

Ortanique Slow Food Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely evening of Caribbean dining under the stars when Ortanique hosts its inaugural Slow Food

Dinner on The Island in Camana Bay’s Harbour. Join Executive Chef Sara Mair and Flava Magazine Editor Alan Markoff as they explore the importance of Caribbean cuisine in a truly tropical setting. Enjoy farm-to- table delights, plenty of good company and a memorable evening in support of a good cause. For more information, contact Alan Markoff at  [email protected]

Sunday 5 May 6-10pm, Ortanique

Where’s the Beef? Vegan Cooking Class

Learn how to cook a delicious and balanced vegan meal with all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs using fresh, organic, local produce and organic/non GMO whole foods. Then sit down to a vegan feast, including starter, main course and a raw dessert, and toast good health with a glass of Kombucha. Your body will thank you! For more information or to register, contact Bon Vivant at  [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Tuesday 7 May 5:30-7pm, Bon Vivant

One Pot Meal Solutions Cooking Class

From dreamy casseroles to delicious stews, Bon Vivant and Chef Maureen Cubbon will show guests how to make elegant, tasty and inspired meal solutions that the entire family will love. Classes are CI$45 per person and include lesson, recipes, snacks and a beverage. For more information or to register, contact Bon Vivant at [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Wednesday 8 May 12-1:30pm, Bon Vivant

The Bookends Club

Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Come share your insights and impressions in an open discussion. The Bookends Club gathers at Books & Books on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm and new members are always welcome.

Wednesday 8 May 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Join Sand Angels on Thursday 9th May from 4pm to 8pm for a special “Wish You Were Here” trunk show with style advice from the world-renowned designer and creative director of L*Space Swimwear, Monica Wise. L*Space is an award-winning swimwear brand recognized as SIMA’s swimwear brand of the year for five years running! Monica Wise was also named 2010 Mercedes Benz – Designer of the Year. Seen on famous faces around the world, from the brand’s hometown in California to the beaches of Bali, L*Space exudes sophisticated beach chic charm and fashion-forward design. Come and meet the designer, get personal fittings with Monica and hear the inspiration behind the L*Space 2014 Collection, which will be photographed right here in Cayman!

Thursday 9 May 4-8pm, Sand Angels

Lauren Oliver Book Signing & Presentation

Join young adult author Lauren Oliver for the Cayman Islands launch of Requiem, the exciting finale to her New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy. The nascent rebellion has ignited into an all-out revolution and while Lena is at the centre of the fight, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life as the fiancé of Portland’s young mayor. Told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. This free event is part of the Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, sponsored by Camana Bay.

Thursday 9 May 7pm, Books & Books

Pantastic Steel Pan Performance

Don your dancing shoes and get ready to move! Bringing the rhythms of the Caribbean to Camana Bay’s Town Centre on select Friday evenings throughout May is “Pantastic”, a talented local youth steel pan band. The group is raising funds to travel to Toronto this summer to join UCCI and Toronto’s “AfroPan” steel pan bands at the Caribana 2013 Festival and Parade. Enjoy a drink or an ice cream, sit back and relax as you listen to the chilled out sounds of steel pan under the cool shade of The Crescent.

Friday 10 May 5-7pm, The Crescent

Cayman Islands Nurses Association 5K Run/Walk

The Cayman Islands Nurses Association will hold its annual 5K run/walk to raise funds for the Lighthouse School, as well as support the educational betterment of the nursing profession in Cayman. The race will begin and end at Camana Bay. Pre-registration can be made online at  caymanactive.com or on the day from

6am at the base of The Observation Tower. Cost is CI$15 for adults and CI$5 for children ages 14 and under, which includes a t-shirt, post-race snacks and trophies for the top three male and female finishers and random prize draws. For more information, email [email protected]

Saturday 11 May 6am, Market Street

10th Annual Chalkfest Competition

Budding artists are invited to leave their easels at home and use the streets of Camana Bay as their canvas at the 10th Annual Chalkfest Competition. On Saturday 11 May, the Town Centre will turn into a larger-than- life art exhibit as participants vie to become chalk champion, creating works of street-art along Market Street. Held in collaboration with The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Chalkfest is based on the ancient art of street painting. The competition is open to artists of all ages and abilities; pre-registration is now open and can be made up until 2pm on event day. There will be prizes awarded for the best work. Entry categories are: Primary (5-10 years old), Middle School (11-13 years old), High School (14-17 years old) and Adults (18+). Registration fee is CI$5 for kids and CI$10 for adults, and proceeds will benefit The National Gallery Outreach Programme. Chalk will be provided free of charge and participants are encouraged to bring rags, sponges and buckets to help with blending and covering large areas. Free water and sunscreen will be available for all participants.

Saturday 11 May 10am-1pm, Market Street

Affordable Art Fair

Discover local art at a series of Affordable Art Fairs in the Town Centre, as the Islands’ favourite artists, artisans and craftmakers set up stalls along The Crescent to showcase a range of affordable arts and crafts. Start your own personal art collection and support local artists working in our community.

Saturday 11 May 11am-5pm, The Crescent

Kids’ Mother’s Day Cooking Class

Sign your little ones up for an afternoon of creativity in the kitchen with Bon Vivant. Kids will make a variety of delicious homemade gifts for Mom, just in time for Mother’s Day! Cost is CI$30 per child and includes the class, ingredients, a healthy snack and a special homemade Mother’s Day gift. Space is limited. To register, contact Bon Vivant at [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Saturday 11 May 12-1pm, Bon Vivant

Kids’ Cultural Workshop

Camana Bay is partnering with local artists to offer a series of workshops designed to promote Caymanian culture and heritage. Children ages 7-10 are invited to join henna tattoo artist Shilpa Tagalpallewar for a creative, cultural workshop. This is a free event and space is limited. To register, contact Karie Bounds at [email protected]

Saturday 11 May 1:30-2:30pm, The Discovery Centre

National Trust Traditional Cooking Class

Back by popular demand! The next in a series of traditional cooking classes will serve up delicious food and engaging stories – the perfect way to connect with tradition that’s sure to be a lot of fun. Join Debbie Truchan as she whips up a selection of specials from the popular local cookbook, Recipes and Remembrances: Cookin’ with the Chefs in Little Cayman. Space is limited and cost is CI$30 for National

Trust members and CI$35 for non-members. To register, please contact Danielle Vernon at 345.749.1129 or [email protected]

Tuesday 14 May 6pm, The Discovery Centre

Pasta Busta Cooking Class

Join the experts at Bon Vivant as they share the secrets of homemade pasta making. Learn insider tips and tools to transform your pasta dishes from boring to brilliant. Be inspired to experiment with different forms and flavours, from light to rich, creamy to tangy, and everything in between. For more information or to

register, contact Bon Vivant at  [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Tuesday 14 May 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Floetry

Get into the flow with Floetry for another special night of words and wisdom, poetry and people. 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 or listen to others. Floetry takes place every third Wednesday of the month and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday 15 May 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Wine 101 with Bon Vivant

Embark on a journey through the wonderful world of wine and cheese. Leave feeling like a true wine connoisseur as you learn about the journey of wine from vine to glass and gain the confidence to better understand your own palate. Learn to anticipate the wines you’ll like, making future wine shopping a piece of cake. Cost is CI$40 per person. For more information or to register, contact Bon Vivant at  [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Thursday 16 May 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Jackson Galaxy Book Signing & Presentation

Join Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, for the paperback release of his memoir, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean. Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with a part-time job at an animal shelter and multiple addictions when a physically and emotionally wounded cat named Benny came into his life. Laced throughout with Galaxy’s signature “Cat Mojo” advice, Cat Daddy is an inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other. This free event is part of the Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, sponsored by Camana Bay. Thursday 16 May 7pm, Books & Books

Visual Arts Society Art Show

More than 30 years ago, a small group of artists got together to paint and share ideas in a small building in South Sound. Today, the Visual Arts Society (VAS) and its members, including professional artists, hobbyists and members of the community who simply have a passion for art, is a pioneering non-profit organisation for the appreciation, enhancement and learning of art in the Cayman Islands. Join the organisation for a special exhibition to celebrate all things art! Browse work from up-and-coming artists, including pottery, batiks, woodwork, mosaics, crafts and more, all ‘Made in Cayman’ by local artists and artisans.

Thursday 16 – Wednesday 29 May All Day, Market Street

Affordable Art Fair

Discover local art at a series of Affordable Art Fairs in the Town Centre, as the Islands’ favourite artists, artisans and craftmakers set up stalls along The Crescent to showcase a range of affordable arts and crafts. Start your own personal art collection and support local artists working in our community.

Saturday 18 May 11am-5pm, The Crescent

Drum Circle

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. The group was formed to promote brotherhood, unity and cultural development through the integration of music. Members of the public are invited to join in with their own instruments and will be given pointers throughout the session. So bring your instrument if you’d like to jam, bring your voice if you want to sing, or simply listen and enjoy an evening of rhythm and beats!

Saturday 18 May 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

Ortanique Cigar Dinner

An evening for food, drink and cigar enthusiasts alike! Churchill Cigars and Ortanique’s resident cigar aficionado, Chris Pope, have teamed up for a Central American-inspired 3-course dinner with beverage and cigar pairings. Dine on Ortanique’s waterfront veranda while enjoying the best that Latin America has to offer. Reservations are required for this event. For more information, call Ortanique at 345.640.7710.

Saturday 18 May 5:30-10pm, Ortanique

Cayman Heart Fund Discovery Day 5K Walk/Run

The Cayman Heart Fund will hold its annual Discovery Day Run/Walk at Camana Bay! This year, Cayman Heart Fund is raising funds for eleven AED units for the public schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, as well as the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). The race will start at 7am on Market Street and participants will run or walk twice around the Town Centre of Camana Bay. Registration is CI$10 for adults and CI$5 for children 16 and under and can be made online at caymanactive.com, at the pre- registration booth underneath The Observation Tower on Friday 17 May 5:30-9pm or Saturday 18 May

10am-4pm, or at the Information Commissioners Office in Elizabethan Square the week before the race.

Monday 20 May 7am, Market Street

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. Come share your artistic talents and cultural experiences in a creative and friendly space. Nosotros gathers at Books & Books on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Michel Powery at 345.917.0335. This month, the group will gather a day early due to the Election Day public holiday.

Tuesday 21 May 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Fabulous Fresh Fish Cooking Class

Do you lack confidence when cooking with fish? Bon Vivant will share insider tips and tricks on how to buy, handle, prepare and cook different fish. Learn essential fish preparation skills – scaling, gutting and filleting – then transform these treasures of the sea into inspiring dishes that can be easily recreated at home. For more information or to register, contact Bon Vivant at  [email protected] or 345.623.2665.

Thursday 23 May 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Ortanique “Caja China” Full Moon Pig Roast

Co-owner/Chef Cindy Hutson, co-owner Delius Shirley and Executive Chef Sara Mair invite you for a Full Moon “Caja China” Pig Roast under the stars. The fun begins right when you ditch your shoes and dig your toes in to the sand on The Island in the Camana Bay Harbour. Sip mojitos and savour Cuban-inspired bocaditos (small bites). Then join fellow diners for a family-style all-you-can-eat Latin feast of roasted pig, fresh local fish, market vegetables, black beans and rice and other hearty dishes. Dance it all off with a live DJ for a perfect end to an enjoyable evening. Spaces are limited. The cost is CI$100 per person and includes unlimited Bacardi mojitos, wine, beer and gratuity. Kids eat for only CI$30. For reservations, call 640.7710. “Ven disfruta la pachanga!” (Come enjoy the party!)

Thursday 23 May 6-10:30pm, The Island

Affordable Art Fair

Discover local art at a series of Affordable Art Fairs in the Town Centre, as the Islands’ favourite artists, artisans and craftmakers set up stalls along The Crescent to showcase a range of affordable arts and crafts. Start your own personal art collection and support local artists working in our community.

Saturday 25 May 11am-5pm, The Crescent

An Evening of Poetry

Join local poets and artists for an exciting night of poetry and art. Watch, listen and be inspired as poetry comes to life through a host of different mediums, including song, rap, film, art and dance.

Saturday 25 May 7:30pm, Market Street

CIS Performing Arts Showcase: Les Misérables

The Cayman International School (CIS) Performing  Arts Department has been working hard on its 2013 Musical Showcase, which is based on songs from Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables. While the final performance is set to take place in June, don’t miss a special sneak preview on The Crescent as CIS Performing Arts students perform a taster from their musical masterpiece.

Thursday 30 May 6:30-7:30pm, The Crescent

John Broad Masterpiece Workshop

Roll-up your sleeves and free your inner artist! Budding artists of all ages and abilities are invited to join local painter John Broad for a special masterpiece recreation class. Work as a group to recreate a large-scale version of a well-known masterpiece, which will be displayed in the Town Centre. Space is limited; for more

information or to register contact [email protected]

Friday 31 May 6pm, The Paseo

Weekly Rituals

Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is a new concept in play that prompts creativity and sensory exploration. With a focus on loose parts – giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric and crates – Imagination Playground’s play experience offers a changing array of elements that allow children to build, play, dream and explore endless possibilities. Come “play” with our Imagination Playground, which will be based on The Crescent every Wednesday and Saturday, and is free for all to enjoy.

Every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-8pm, The Crescent

Story Time

For our youngest readers, join Books & Books every Wednesday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and sing along to your children’s favourite songs.

Every Wednesday 10:30am, Books & Books

10 Minutes with Dr. James

Every Wednesday before Story Time and on the first and third Saturday of the month before Story & Craft Time, Dr. James Robertson, paediatrician at Trincay Medical Services in Camana Bay, visits Books & Books to share his medical knowledge and answer your parenting questions.

Every Wednesday plus the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10:30am, Books & Books

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community! Get a real taste of Cayman every Wednesday when vendors from across the island sell fresh produce, hot food, handmade crafts and more at Camana Bay. Enjoy the satisfaction of buying fresh and supporting local merchants. The stalls are set up on the corner of Forum Lane and Market Street across from Digicel and Mail Boxes Etc.

Every Wednesday 12-7pm, Corner of Forum Lane and Market Street

Open Canvas

Head to KARoo and join a gathering of creative people or simply sit back and watch the artists at work. Hosted by a special guest each week, artists can contact  [email protected] to reserve an easel. Please bring your own art supplies. For more information, call KARoo at 345.945.6600.

Every Wednesday 7pm, KARoo

Live on The Paseo

Join Abacus and West Indies Wine Company every Friday on The Paseo to celebrate the weekend with live music from your favourite local bands. With a different band each week, styles range from reggae and calypso to classic rock and contemporary pop. Enjoy a classic cocktail from Abacus or inspiring wines at West Indies Wine Company and savour the essence of pure relaxation in a tropical setting. Everyone is welcome to these free, alfresco musical performances.

Every Friday 7pm-10pm, The Paseo

Story & Craft Time

For young readers, join Books & Books every Saturday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and explore your creative side with a unique craft each week.

Every Saturday 10:30am, Books & Books

Abacus Lifestyle Brunch

Join Abacus every Saturday 11am-2:30pm for a refreshing Lifestyle Brunch – the perfect way to start a wonderful weekend! To make a reservation, call 345.623.8282.

Every Saturday 11am-3pm, Abacus

Genuine Brunch at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Genuine offers an all-new a la carte brunch menu featuring a variety of small plates perfect for sharing. Chef Thomas Tennant uses local, sustainable ingredients from the island’s farms to infuse Caribbean flavour to create dishes that are fresh, simple and pure. Enjoy freshly-squeezed juices, homemade sodas, all-you-care-to-drink sparkling for CI$16, classic cocktails and more. For reservations, call 345.640.6433.

Every Sunday 11am-3pm, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

 

 

KARoo Barefoot BBQ

 

Join KARoo every Sunday for an all-you-can-eat Barefoot BBQ. Enjoy fresh off the grill mouth-watering selection plus all the usual BBQ side 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 information, call 345.946.6633.

Every Sunday 11am-3pm, KARoo

Ortanique Bubbly Brunch & PAWS for Brunch

Ortanique’s Sunday Bubbly Brunch features a four-course a la carte brunch with Endless Bubbles for CI$45 per person or CI$25 for Endless Bubbles only. A three-course Doggie Brunch menu, PAWS for Brunch, features homemade dishes that are both canine and human-approved.  All proceeds from the Doggie Brunch menu benefit CARE for the aid of abused animals. To make a reservation, call 345.640.7710.

Every Sunday 11am-3pm, Ortanique

For more information on upcoming events taking place at Camana Bay, visit  camanabay.com.

To keep up to date with the latest happenings at Camana Bay, like Camana Bay Fan Page on Facebook and follow @CamanaBay on Twitter.

 

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