MONTHLY EVENTS

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New Beginning: Mondays

Art, Food & Wine: Tortuga Liquors at Governors Square hosts this free event monthly on the last Thursday, 5pm to 7pm.

Disco Fever at the Wharf: Old school 70s dance party sponsored by Vibe and Spin FM on Friday 24 September from 9.30pm to 2am. No cover.

The Ultimate ’80s Party: Every second Friday night at The Wharf. No cover.
Tel: 949-2231

Full Moon Madness at Calico Jack’s: Dancing on the beach.

Luna Del Mar: Alternative full moon event on Kaibo Beach, every Friday closest to the full moon. Enjoy a special torchlight dinner with chill-out music at water’s edge.
Tel: 947-9975

Rock the Boat: Red Sail Sports and Ketel One vodka present an old-school rock cruise the third Sunday of every month. Pickup at the Westin and Calico Jacks. Tickets are CI$15 with drinks specials and old-school rock all cruise long.
Tel: 945-5965

Suite Elite: Caymans premier live Rock & Pop showband sponsored by What’s Hot performs a lively mix of your favourite retro to modern hits at: The Brickhouse bi-weekly on Fridays – 7.30pm to 10.30pm and Treasure Island bi-weekly on Saturdays – 9pm to midnight. For more detailed listings visit suiteelite.bandcage.com or call: 329 0399

Uncovered: Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton Saturday 2, 16, 30 October 11.45am to 2pm Chef Luis Lujan will demonstrate cooking techniques while Sommelier Kristian Netis shares the secrets of a perfect wine pairing. Take your seat right in the kitchen, learn the tricks of the trade, and enjoy a delectable meal complete with wine. CI$110 includes service charge.
Tel: 943-9000

Unearth the world of Siepi wines: Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton: Saturday, 8 October at 7pm Discover the flagship wine by the Mazzei family’s Castello di Fonterutoli brand, as you indulge in a six-course dinner creatively prepared by Chef Luis Lujan.  Explore this unique super Tuscan blend that is 50 per cent Sangiovese and 50 per cent Merlot as you taste the following Siepi vintages: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Tel: 943-9000

ART

Late Night at the Gallery: New bi-monthly late night opening will broaden the gallery’s accessibility to the organisation’s shows. 7.30pm to 9pm at the Gallery in Harbour Place. Contact Natalie on director.ng@candw.ky for more information.

Pure Art: The gallery, located on the corner of South Church Street and Denham Thompson Way, is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

FILM

National Gallery’s CineClub: For foreign and art-film fans. At the National Gallery on the second and fourth Monday of each month, 6pm.  Admission $5; free for members. Email: admin.ng@candw.ky or Tel: 945-8111 for listings.

Hollywood Theaters: To find out what’s on, visit gohollywood.com or telephone: 640-FILM (3456).

BOOKS

Books & Books, Camana Bay Cesar Millan: Saturday, 9 October at 5pm Yes, the Dog Whisperer is coming to Books & Books! Cesar will be discussing his new book Cesar’s Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog and signing copies of the book.

Douglas Schofield: Friday,15  October at 7pm Join local author Douglas Schofield for the launch of his debut mystery novel Flight Risks. The book follows legal secretary Grace Palliser as she races to find the evidence that will clear her name from a murder she did not commit.

Florida International University Writer’s Conference:  Thursday, 21 October 21 to Saturday, 23 October Books & Books and Camana Bay along with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Sunshine Suites Resort present the first Florida International University Writer’s Conference in Grand Cayman. This conference features fine writers, teachers, editors and agents and offers intensive, friendly, hands-on workshops intended to help writers at all stages of development. Full enrolment includes three different, three-day class sessions, agent/editor round tables, nightly readings, and more.CI 300 full conference CI 120 per day CI 50 per individual manuscript conference with a faculty member To register e-mail Bianca Freeland at bianca@booksandbooks.com.

Graham Morse: Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm Join local author Graham Morse for the launch of his debut book The Islands Time Forgot. This is a travel adventure story of Morse’s sail across the South Pacific.

Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am For our youngest readers, join us every Wednesday at 10.30am when we read exciting new books and sing along to your favourite songs.

10 Minutes with Dr. James:  Every Wednesday after Story Time Dr. James Robertson, paediatrician at TrinCay Medical Services in Camana Bay, shares his medical knowledge and answers your parenting questions.

Story & Craft Time: Saturdays at 10:30am For young readers, join us every Saturday at 10.30am when we read exciting new books and explore your creative side with a unique craft each week.

10 Minutes with Dr. James: On the first and third Saturday of the month Dr. James Robertson, paediatrician at TrinCay Medical Services in Camana Bay, joins us before Story & Craft Time to share his medical knowledge and answers your parenting questions.

Caribbean Reading Club: Wednesday 14 October at 7pm Join the Caribbean Reading for a discussion of The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Come share your insights and impressions. The Caribbean Reading Club is free to join and new members are always welcome.

Floetry: Wednesday, 20 October at 7pm 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 come listen to others.Floetry’s mix of poetry and music provides a unique opportunity for Cayman’s community of writers and readers to share their artistic and cultural experiences. It’s the perfect place to express yourself – or to be yourself.

CLASSES

Bon Vivant: Located in Governors Square, the kitchenware stores offers interactive cooking lessons in its full service kitchen. For information, email: info@bonvivant.ky or call 623-2665. Visit bonvivant.ky

National Trust for the Cayman Islands:
Spooky Traditions: Saturday, 23 October Join the National Trust and Cayman Wildlife Rescue from 3pm to 8pm in the Dart Family Park as they walk you through Caymanian traditions at this spooktacular evening. Listen to spooky stories, have your face painted and even have your blood screened by an employee of the Cayman Islands Blood Bank. Food and baked goods will be on sale and entry is $5 for adults and $2 for children.Contact the National Trust at 749-1121 for more information and group discounts.

The National Trust:
Gala Dinner and Auction: Saturday, 30 October Join the National Trust for an enjoyable evening of food, wine, entertainment and bidding at their annual gala dinner. The event takes place in the Orchid Ballroom at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The cocktail reception begins at 6.30pm and tickets are $160 per person. Please contact the National Trust at 749-1121 for ticket and table sales, donating auction items and more information.