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CULTURE | Sunday, 10 February 2008

What's on

NIGHTLIFE

February 13
Chill Out Wednesday
An evening of chilled out music at Juuls Bar, Paceville. Starts at 10:00pm. Entrance is free.

February 15
Crash Anthems
Crash Promotions presents DJ Beryl at Sugarshake, Paceville from 10pm. Tickets are €4.65 (Lm 2). For details contact 79200211/99233127.

THEATRE

Final performance tonight
Mercury Fur
Unifaun theatre will be staging Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, directed by Chris Gatt at MITP. The cast includes Irene Christ, John Grech, Toni Attard, Mik Pisani, Edward Caruana Galizia, Barrie Stott, Jan Zammit, Francis Nwobodo.
www.unifauntheatre.com

Tonight and Feb 15 - 17
Glorious!
The comedy Glorious! is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, possibly the worst soprano in the world, will be staged at the Manoel Theatre. Florence Foster Jenkins will be played by Marylu Coppini, while Mikhail Basmadjian will be playing her pianist Cosme McMoon. Colin Willis will play her boyfriend St Clair, Nanette Brimmer will be playing Florence’s best friend Dorothy, Paula Fleri Soler will play Maria the Mexican maid and Simone Pavlides will play the part of Florence’s arch-enemy Mrs Johnson.Glorious! is directed by Coryse Borg.
Tickets may be booked or purchased from the Manoel Theatre Booking Office, email: bookings@teatrumanoel.com.mt, website: www.teatrumanoel.com.mt and tel. no: 21 246389.  More information from website: www.madc.biz.

February 22 - 24
Alarms and Excursions
Masquerade presents Alarms & Excursions by Tony Award-winning playwright, Michael Frayn, author of 'Noises Off' and 'Copenhagen' at the Manoel Theatre. Alarms & Excursions sees Frayn return in sparkling comic form as he takes a wry look at our increasingly desperate reliance on technology. Directed by Simone Ellul, the cast features Malcolm Galea, Abigail Williams, Paul Cilia and Angele Galea. Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets may be booked through bookings@manoeltheatre.com or by phoning 21246389/79793737.

EXHIBITIONS

Until February 24
Carmelo Mangion – His Life and Works 1905 – 1997
Caraffa Stores at Cottonera will host an exhibition of paintings by Carmelo Mangion. The exhibition will coincide with a publication entitled 'Carmelo Mangion – His Life and Works 1905 – 1997'. The collection of artistic works consists of forty five pieces in various media, namely gouache, water-colour, oil and a limited number of etchings.
The book on the life and works of the artist is written by Joseph Paul Cassar and documents the vast majority of Carmelo Mangion’s artistic output with a critique of the works. The publication will also be available at Caraffa Stores and from all leading bookshops and stationers. The exhibition is open from 10.00am to 1.00pm; 4.00pm and 7.00pm.

Until February 16
Asante Sana from the hearts of the children in Kenya
An exhibition of drawings by children made during the summer camp organized last summer in Kawangware by Kare4Kenya. Held at the Center for National Culture in the Razzett tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone, in Wied il-Ghasel Street, Mosta. The exhibition will be open everyday between 6.30pm and 9.00pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10.00am to noon then 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Sundays.

Until February 17
The Gentle Kiss of Existence
An exhibition of paintings by Daniel Spiteri at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Until February 17
Passages
An exhibition of abstract paintings by Lewis Zammit at the St James Cavalier Main Hall.

Until February 24
Ode to Joy - works by Ljupco Samardziski
Macedonian-born painter Ljupco Samardziski will be showing his works at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries. His varied artistic and academic career has juggled visual art and music. Samardziski blends the two artforms in his paintings to create striking collages.

Until February 29
Valentine's Exhibition
A Valentine's Day themed exhibition at Artitude Gallery, Tigne, Sliema. Featuring Studio Plato artists Robert Howley, Deborah Attard and Lucia Suquia Quintana.

Until March 3
The Maria Pisani Bequest
An exhibition of eleven paintings by the renowned Maltese artist Lazzaro Pisani (1854 - 1932) donated to Heritage Malta by his daughter Maria Pisani. Held at the Contemporary Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (last admission 4:30pm).

Until March 3
Contours
An exhibition of ceramics by Charlot Cassar at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

Until March 15
American Prints
An exhibition of prints donated to Heritage Malta by Mr Martin Karlin from USA at the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall, Gozo Area Office, The Citadel Gozo. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 4.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

FILM SCREENING

February 12
Philosophy Café
In the third Philosophy Café session, held at 2_22 Wine Bar, Valletta - the influential anime Ghost in the Shell will be shown. Event starts at 8pm. cafephilosophy@gmail.com.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Thursdays
Quiz Nights held at Ciao Frà, Xemxija. Entrance next to Beachaven. Every Thursday at 9.00pm, tables team up to fill in a self-completion quiz pack of 40 general knowledge and current affairs questions. Winners receive Lm10 discount off their bill and a bottle of bubbly (both winners and runners-up). Participation fee Lm1. Reservations call: 99458567.

 



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