Weekender loves to get out on the weekends, of course, and at every opportunity. To help you do the same, here’s a bit of a roundup of this month’s entertainment.
Kickin’ breast cancer
Join Energy gym in the fight against breast cancer at the Pilates for Pink event, 10am Saturday, 15 October, at the Arts and Recreation Centre, Camana Bay. All proceeds go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society to help provide financial assistance to patients and their families. The cardio-kick Pilates workout fee is $20, which includes an ecofriendly tote bag filled with goodies and a chance to win a free night at Cotton Tree Resort with a three-course dinner for two from their personal chef. For more information, call 946-6006.
The art of Germany is explored in a three-part epic journey through a 500–year artistic legacy, led by Andrew Graham-Dixon. The fascinating story takes viewers from the towering cathedral of Cologne, the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer and paintings of Grünewald to the gothic fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, the Baltic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich. Graham-Dixon tells the story of a national art that conveys passion, precision, hope and renewal, and juxtaposes escapism with control and a deep affinity with nature against a love for the machine.
The film is shown at 6.30pm, Wednesday, 19 October, at the National Gallery, Harbour Place. Admission is $5 or non-members, free for members. Contact [email protected] for more information.
A night of words and wisdom await at 7pm, Wednesday, 19 October, at Books & Books. SFloetry’s mix of poetry and music provides an opportunity for Cayman’s community of writers and readers to share their artistic and cultural experiences. It’s the perfect place to express yourself.
Art Beat Outreach Exhibition
The outreach programmes of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands cater to a wide variety of community groups, ages and artistic levels, including the elderly, people with special needs, teens, children, inmates and rehabilitation patients.
“It’s important for us to make these creative forums available for everyone and anyone,” says Mona Watler, the Gallery’s Communication and Marketing Manager. “We continue to see the positive effects of creativity from week to week, with so many great reports from our participants.”
The public is invited to celebrate the talents of these artists at the opening from 6-8pm, Thursday, 20 October, at Miss Lassie’s Duplex, South Sound Road. The exhibition runs until 11 November. Hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays. All works will be available for sale and are created during the following programmes: Art Unbound, Art Sisters, Art Haven, Digicel Art Access, Walkers Art Club, Art Unlimited, Art Unlimited, Art Magnet and includes Sister Islands’ programmes Adult Art Club and Traditional Arts Class.
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts the annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness from 2-6pm, Sunday, 23 October, at the salon. Volunteers from several salons will offer services at reduced rates, and Joel Torres, talent art director of TIGI, will do five cuts by appointment at $100 each. All proceeds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund to help provide care for patients in need. For more information, call 945-1188 or 916-7274.
The Market at the Grounds comes to Camana Bay with more than 20 vendors setting up stalls along Market Street. Visitors may sample a range of local produce and homemade goods while enjoying live music by Earl La Pierre. There is also a supervised kids craft area.
The market runs from 3.30-8pm, Wednesday 26 October.