MONTHLY EVENTS

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Art, Food & Wine: Tortuga Liquors at Governors Square hosts this free event monthly on the last Thursday, 5pm to 7pm.
 
Boogie Nights at the Wharf: Old school dance party with DJ Caz spinning tunes from the ’70s, last Friday of every month, from 9.30pm. 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.
 
Suite Elite: Cayman’s premier six-piece show band performs a mix of retro hits dressed in fun ’80s style. Sponsored by What’s Hot Magazine, the band performs at The Brick House Patio, Grand Harbour every third Friday of the month, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Catch them at Royal Palms every second Thursday of the month and at Treasure Island every other Saturday. For detailed listings, visit suiteelite.bandcage.com or call 329-0399.

ART
UP and OUT: An Exhibition of Contemporary Street Art. 5 November 2009 to 7 January 2010
The National Gallery: will present an eclectic variety of contemporary street art by emerging local artists. Street art is being recognised as the defining art movement of the 21st century, but often still lacks recognition from mainstream art.   Part artform, part public platform, street art addresses topics of social relevance in a medium that allows the artist to reach out to the a much wider audience than a traditional artwork could reach, through the utilisation of public space.
 
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 [email protected] for more information.

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: [email protected] or Tel: 945-8111
 
National Gallery’s Art Flix: Held on the third Wednesday in each month the National Gallery presents ART FLIX, a public screening of art films and documentaries relating to the history of art. Introduced with a short lecture, attendees are invited to discuss films following screenings. A complimentary glass of wine accompanies the 6.30pm film at the National Gallery, Harbour Place. Admission: $5 or free for members. Contact David on [email protected]
 
Hollywood Theaters: To find out what’s on, visit gohollywood.com, check the listings in the Caymanian Compass or telephone: 640-FILM (3456).

BOOKS
Books & Books, Caman Bay: Children’s Story Time, every Wednesday at 10.30am read an exciting new children’s book and sing along to favourite children’s songs.
 
Children’s Story & Craft Time, Every Saturday at 10.30am, with story time and a unique craft each week. Not on 28 November due to children’s book fair.
 
Robert Lacey: Book Discussion & Signing Wednesday, 4 November, 7:00 pm
 
Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia. 
 
Jack Kenner: Photography Presentation & Book Signing Tuesday, 17 November, 7.00pm International wildlife photographer Jack Kenner gives a photography presentation and sign copies of his books, Dogs I’ve Nosed and Dogs I’ve Nosed II. 
 
Floetry: Wednesday, 18 November, 7.00pm Some of Cayman’s most talented poets and performers share their work during an Open Mic night of poetry and readings.  
 
Elaine Campbell: Book Signing Wednesday, 25 November, 12.00pm  Dr. Elaine Campbell signs her literary anthology, The Whistling Bird: Women Writers of the Caribbean.Children’s Book Festival: Friday 28 November from 10.30am at Camana Bay and Saturday 29 November from 2pm at Dart Family Park in George Town.

CLUBS & CLASSES
Bon Vivant: Located in Governors Square, the kitchenware stores offers interactive cooking lessons in its full service kitchen. For information, email: [email protected] or call 623-2665. Visit bonvivant.ky
 
Weekend climb for kids at Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau: Experience Grand Cayman’s only outdoor climbing wall. Learn climbing techniques/fine tune your abilities on a series of routes for mixed abilities. Fully supervised for children. Adult hourly lessons available. Weekends, 12pm to 3pm. For reservations, Tel: 815-6861.

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