1. Anne Frank
The story of Anne Frank is well-known, but seeing it brought to life on stage brings a whole new dimension to the telling. The Cayman Drama Society’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be showing for two weeks only, and if previous productions are anything to go by, tickets will sell out early. A cast of familiar faces and Jasmine Line in the pivotal role of Anne Frank with original music by Chuck and Barrie Quappe combine to make the show an unforgettable experience for audiences. Tickets are available online at www.cds.ky.
2. Hotter Cayman Sauce
What happens when a young entrepreneur remembers a secret family recipe and bottles it? Magic, that’s what! Farieza Hussain and Freddy Bodden decided to share Farieza’s family’s recipe for hot sauce with the world, and Hotter Cayman Sauce was born. The heady mix of peppers and other ingredients in all the right proportions has proven to be very popular at local outlets where it is sold: Fidel Murphy’s, Sharkeez, Guy Harvey’s, Westin, Hot Tropics and Pure Art. Hot enough to add a definite kick, but not blast-your-mouth bonkers, this sauce will elevate your dining experience. Buy a bottle!
3. Eco-friendly Paige & Co.
Every little bit helps, as they say, and the Paige & Co. Hair Studio is applying that idea to the eco-friendly products it sells. Hair stylist Massimo Crigna has spearheaded an incentive to reuse product containers bought at the salon. Customers buy their Davina shampoo and conditioner, and when the bottles are empty, they bring them back for a refill and a savings of $2 per bottle. So, not only do you get quality hair products that are kind to Mother Nature, you also keep the bottles off the landfill by reusing rather than discarding. Awesome! Call 949-6912 to book an appointment.
4. Latest iPhone release
Although no official release date for the next iPhone has been announced, odds are very good that it will be in September as it has been in years past. As usual, the rumors are flying, and the Web is crammed with supposed leaked pictures and videos of the latest design. What will it be called? Some are speculating that iPhone 11 will be the name, while others are saying iPhone X Plus or X2. Others believe there will be more than one new design revealed by Apple. It’s all a guessing game until the official announcement this month.
5. ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’
For those who have been missing the good old days, when they would be guaranteed a Harry Potter film per year, another movie revolving around magic and wizardry is opening this month. “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” stars the ever-entertaining Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, with Black as the resident of a house that possesses a curious ticking sound. His 10-year-old nephew comes to live with him and not long after, magical mayhem ensues. If the trailers are anything to go by, this film is one not to miss. Get tickets at www.fandango.com.
6. Hannah’s Heroes
On Sept. 28 at The Wicket in Cricket Square, a brave group of volunteers will take their seat on the stage for The Big Shave to raise money for childhood cancer research. It is a joyous occasion attended by hundreds of supporters who cheer on their friends and family and donate to the cause. Whether you are prepared to step up and go bald or want to sponsor a shave volunteer, all contributions are welcome. Organized by the Meeson family in support of their daughter Hannah, The Big Shave has raised significant money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit the Facebook page at stbaldricksHannahsHeroes.
7. The Neverines live at Fidel Murphy’s
Local band The Neverines pop up from time-to-time at special events, but they don’t often venture out for gigs open to the general public. On Friday, Sept. 28, fans will be happy to learn that they are playing at Fidel Murphy’s. They take to the stage at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge. The date also happens to be National Drink Beer Day in the U.S. (like anyone needed an excuse on a Friday night). Pop out and see the lads at the pub and don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes. Call 949-5189 for more information or visit the band’s Facebook page.
8. 19-81 Brewery
A non-descript building on Dorcy Drive near Car City hides something magical inside. There is a new brewery in town known as 19-81 for the latitude and longitude of the Cayman Islands, and it is creating some delicious beers on a daily basis. Currently, brewmaster Jordan MacNevin is concentrating on three ales: a kolsch-style, blonde and an IPA; however, fans can expect further creations in the future, such as a mango-flavored beer. You can either sample his wares in the taproom at the brewery itself, or order them at King’s Head Pub, Macabuca, the Lodge, and other local bars. Visit www.1981brewingco.com
Agua restaurant has moved from Galleria Plaza to Camana Bay and you won’t recognize the place. The popular restaurant that prides itself on its fresh ingredients (the ceviches are a highlight) has updated its menu to include some new dishes and honestly, some of the best desserts we have tasted in a long time. No surprise that there are beautiful touches of blue everywhere, including the social bar at the back of the room. There is also outdoor seating, a long communal table, a private dining room for parties of up to 16 people, and the usual two- and four-seater setups. Recommendation: the Burlesque cocktail.
10. Heart Heroes Luncheon
The Cayman Heart Fund is hosting a lunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Sept. 28 to celebrate the life of survivors. Hosted by Barrie Quappe, the event will feature words from those who have battled Cardiovascular Disease, along with a raffle and surprise entertainment sure to make everyone’s heart beat a little faster. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10 and the lunch is 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. More information is available on www.caymanheartfund.com.