Cayman is quickly becoming a hotspot of film-making in the Caribbean, with a large number of creative individuals passionate about all things cinematic. There are often local productions in the making and “Man.” is one of these, telling the story of a professional painter suffering from artists block in the run-up to an important exhibition.
The film premiere is being held at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands on Oct. 3, between 7 and 9 p.m., with four showings available. An after party will take place at Agua Restaurant between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m., and a cash bar is available at both venues. The event promises a good time while supporting local productions.
Cayman has a large number of talented bands covering many different genres. Clever Knots is one such musical group, recently releasing their second album, ‘All Are Suspect.’ Describing their style as ‘Eclectic Indie Rock,’ the four piece band draws inspiration from Tom Waits, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, and The Police. Clever Knots also recorded the soundtrack for the aforementioned movie “Man.” Pick up their new album from iTunes, Amazon or CD Baby, select local retailers, or at one of the many gigs they play throughout the island.
Food trucks are a fast and unique way to enjoy food when you are out and about on Cayman’s roads, or just popping out for lunch. Al La KeVroom has been a firm favorite, often stationed in town or Red Bay, but new trucks pop up from time to time. The Fish Pot now sits at Public Beach and offers fish and fritters, sodas and swanky to thirsty beachgoers. Smokin Bros is also new on the food truck scene, offering a mouthwatering menu of beef brisket, pulled pork, jerk chicken and baby back ribs. The truck can also cater for events.
The heat of summer has dissipated, and Cayman residents are returning to open air bars and restaurants. Budding or professional artists should take advantage of the cooler weather and try Karoo’s Open Canvas nights. Situated on the periphery of the bar and restaurant’s seating area, overlooking the fountains and harbor of Camana Bay, painters can bring their art supplies and set up on a reserved easel to showcase their talents. Open Canvas takes place at Karoo every Wednesday from 7 p.m., and painters can enjoy nibbles or wine specials while they create their masterpieces. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an easel.
October is Restaurant Month in Cayman, and foodies can enjoy a variety of delicious deals from participating restaurants from Oct. 1 to 31. Fixed price two-course lunches for $10, $15 or $20, and three-course dinner menus for $25, $35 or $45 are available, with some restaurants offering optional wine pairing. The month-long event, organized by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, allows diners to eat out more and try dishes that they may not usually choose due to pricing. Check out the CITA website for a list of participating restaurants.