October Events at Camana Bay on Grand Cayman

By Lindsey Turnbull on 24th September, 2014

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (Tuesday 23 September 2014): From charity events in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to a fabulous shopping experience with one night only specials to engaging book signings including an acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling novelist to a series of spooky-inspired events to bring in the ghostly season – there is always something happening at Camana Bay!

Special Events

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Launch

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens on The Crescent for the opening ceremony and launch of their 2014 campaign. There will be ribbons, pins, t-shirts, calendars and more for sale with proceeds benefitting local breast cancer patients.

Wednesday 1 October 5:30-7pm, The Crescent

Karen Kingsbury Book Signing

Books & Books invites you to meet #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury as she launches her latest book, Angels Walking. It’s the first book in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both. This free event includes an author presentation, group discussion and book signing.

Wednesday 1 October 7pm, Books & Books

Shoppers Night Out

For one night only, the shops of Camana Bay are marking down prices and rolling out new fall merchandise. Enjoy super savings and special offers while browsing everything from fashion, accessories and beauty products to books, gadgets and home goods. Shoppers will receive a raffle entry for every $25 spent at participating Camana Bay locations. Enter to win a $500 Camana Bay Gift Card and fabulous prizes from the shops of Camana Bay. Participating merchants include: Audi Cayman Islands, Bedside Manor, Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio, Books & Books, The Cabana – A Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop, Cayman Music School, Celebrations, De Sunglass Man, Digicel, Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa, Island Company, The Jean Bar, Le Visage, The Mansion, Must Love Dogs, NKY Collections, NKY Menswear, Pandora, Picture This, Sand Angels, Silhouette, SOLES Shoe Salon , VisionWear Cayman, Watch.Me and West Indies Wine Company. For more information, visit www.camanabay.com/shoppersnightout, like Camana Bay Fan Page on Facebook and follow @CamanaBay on Twitter and @Camana_Bay on Instagram for the inside scoop on special deals, discounts and offerings.

Thursday 2 October 5-8pm, Town Centre

Kathleen Bodden-Harris Book Signing

Books & Books invites you to meet local author Kathleen Bodden-Harris as she features a new series called Children of the Bluff and shares the first book in the series titled Quest On The Marl Road. This free event includes a presentation, group discussion and book signing.

Thursday 2 October 7pm, Books & Books

Cayman Islands 2014 Oktoberfest

Start off Oktoberfest with an energising 5K Fun Run at 7am for CI$15 with proceeds benefiting the Heroes for Hannah Programme to fight childhood cancer with The St. Baldrick’s Foundation. You can sign up at Craft, CrossFit or Anytime Fitness. Then celebrate Oktoberfest at 3pm with keg-tapping, live music and German style food including pretzels, beer nuts and sausages. Admission is CI$10 and includes a commemorative mug and first beer. Tickets are available from Craft, Fidel Murphy’s, Lone Star or Big Daddy’s.

Saturday 4 October 7am; 5K Fun Run, Nexus Way by Cayman National Bank and 3pm-midnight; Keg- tapping, The Waterfront next to Mizu and The Waterfront Urban Diner

The Bookends Club

Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. 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 8 October 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Lobster Lovin’ Cooking Class

Are you a lover of lobster? Then join JP, executive chef of the Lobster Pot, who will be treating you to some fun, modern style tapas, appetizers and finger foods all using the king of the crustacean world! Impress guests with delicious gourmet bites such as crispy lobster tacos, sweet lobster nachos, pan fried lobster raviolis and lobster dumplings. The cost is CI$65 per person. For details and registration, call 345.623.2665 or email info@bonvivant.ky.

Thursday 9 October 6-8pm, Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

A Day In My Shoes Exhibit

A Day In My Shoes is a fundraiser for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and is part of a project dreamed up by photographer Amy Martin-Friedman to raise money to help support victims of violence and sexual assault. Displayed alongside each of the photographs is their story, whether it is about a struggle in life, domestic violence, work, success, triumph, loss of a loved one or simply life and how to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For more details, please contact the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre at cicc@candw.ky.

Friday 10 through 17 October Times TBD, Market Street between Audi and Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

Pilates for Pink!

Come join ENERGY in the fight against breast cancer at Pilates for Pink with a special Barre Bootcamp for CI$25 per person, which includes an ENERGY eco- friendly tote bag filled with great goodies and amazing random draw prizes. Everyone is invited to wear pink and if you do, you will be entered to win a stay at Cotton Tree. All proceeds go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society to help provide financial assistance to patients and their families. For details on how you can join, please contact ENERGY at 345.946.6006 or email info@energycayman.com.

Saturday 11 October 9-10am; Pink Pre-Party and 10-11am; Barre Bootcamp, Art & Recreation Centre


Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm. Wednesday 15 October 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Yogathon: Get Your Pink On

Epic Day is organizing a huge yoga class that offers a serene experiencing overlooking The Harbour taught by the experts at Bliss Living Cayman and Anytime Fitness Grand Cayman. The cost is CI$25 and all proceeds will be donated to The Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation.

Saturday 18 October 10am-12pm, The Crescent

Drum Circle

Professional drummers Randy Cholette, 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 18 October 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

4th Annual Island Pig Roast

Enjoy a feast for a cause as delicious Caribbean fare is served up before your eyes by local chefs and leading restaurants. Indulge in an array of delicacies to your heart’s content whilst sipping on aged rum cocktails and rocking to the music of Steelattitude and Ironshore Music Group. Cost is CI$150 per person and includes all food and drink for the evening. All proceeds will benefit Feed Our Future’s school lunch programme, helping to provide hungry children in Cayman with nutritious meals. For more details, email info@feedourfuturecayman.org.

Saturday 18 October 6:30pm-midnight, Camana Bay Beach Festival of Seas: Blue Gala

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will be hosting its 10th annual gala dinner and auction fund-raiser formerly known as Festival of Trees, with a new theme of celebrating Cayman’s Ocean Treasures. Tickets are CI$175 per person and tables up to 10 people are available. Tickets include a 4-course meal prepared by Camana Bay’s signature restaurants. For more details, contact Jade Arch at jarch@reefresearch.org.

Saturday 18 October 7pm, Art & Recreation Centre

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 information, contact Michel Powery at 345.917.0335.

Wednesday 22 October 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Darryl Murphy Book Signing

Books & Books invites you to meet author Darryl Murphy as he showcases his novel Three Blind Mice – the untold story of the three Presidents before Abraham Lincoln during the decade between1850-1860. This free event includes a presentation, group discussion and book signing.

Thursday 23 October 7pm, Books & Books


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 25 October 5:30-6:30pm, Books & Books

Swanky Band Launch & Fashion Show

Swanky International Band is excited to debut their 2015 Kaleidoscope Carnival Collection with a special fashion show. Everyone is invited to watch the free spectacle that will also feature trendy fall fashions from the shops at Camana Bay.

Saturday 25 October 8pm, The Paseo

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 in a week of viewing it.

Saturday 1 NovemberSpooktacular 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 idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Men in Black (1997, PG-13) – 8pm – A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization 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 ten 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 

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 3- course dinner with wine pairings, based on the cuisine from his or her homeland. Experience flavours from the United States 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 30 October 7pm, Ortanique


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 multi-national 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

Halloween Spooktacular

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

Weekly Rituals

Mojito Madness

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

Happiest Hours

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

Gain insight into the wonderful world of wine with the help of in house sommelier for free with drop-ins welcome. From varietal and region to country and process, Josh covers a different topic every Monday and recommends new wines to sample.

Mondays 6-7pm, West Indies Wine Company

Imagination Playground

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

Jumbo Games

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

Story Time

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

Newly ‘WED’nesday

Treat someone special to Cayman’s ultimate date night. Enjoy a romantic 3-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

Open Canvas

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 brushstroke at a time. Painters can contact douglascameron@cib.ky to reserve an easel and must bring their own art supplies. For more information, call 345.946.6633.

Wednesdays 7pm, KARoo

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

Lifestyle Brunch

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

Ladies Lounge

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 information, contact C.A.S.K. at 345.925.3367.


Barefoot BBQ

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 information, 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

For more information on upcoming events taking place at Camana Bay, visit camanabay.com.
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Information provided by: Alyson Hay, Public Relations Coordinator, Dart Realty Tel: 345.640.3483

Email: alyson.hay@dartcayman.com