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CULTURE | Sunday, 20 February 2008

NIGHTLIFE

Tonight
Chill Out Wednesday
An evening of chilled out music at Juuls Bar, Paceville. Starts at 22:00. Entrance is free.
MUSIC

February 23
Brutally Extreme
Metal bands Arachnid and Insurgence will be playin at Poxx Bar from 21.30. Entrance is €6, which includes a free drink.

15 March
Sketches from Home
Performance of world music at the Manoel Theatre. Celebrating 2008 as European Year for Intercultural Dialogue, Musiconnect (Malta) presents this captivating performance of creative musical dialogue that spans from highly energetic to evocative and sensitive moments. Featuring Guo Yue, Renzo Spiteri and Ben Murray. Book from the Manoel Theatre at 2124 6389, bookings@teatrumanoel.com.mt, www.teatrumanoel.com.mt
THEATRE

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

February 23 – April 13
Boats, Balconies and Buildings
An exhibition of paintings and watercolours by Lionel Coates and Narinder Coates at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta.

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 10.00 to 13.00; 16.00pm and 19.00.

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 24
I Have Not Seen A Butterfly Around Here
An exhibition of children’s drawings from WWII Czech ghetto at St James Cavalier. This collection was preserved from destruction by the Nazis and was not discovered until a decade later. This exhibition presents reproductions as well as some of the poems created by the children.

February 26 - March 30
Grazzi Malta
‘Grazzi Malta: An art exhibition with works by Olaug Vethal(1946-2007) whilst in Malta from 1988-2007’ will feature 40 works of art and other artifacts that reveal the relationship of this artist with the Maltese people whom she loved to paint. It is taking place at the St James Cavalier Upper galleries. This is the first exhibition and publication following the artist’s death on February 24. This exhibition will reveal the stylistic changes in her art from the very first presence of the artist on the island till the very last stages of her life, during her illness. The influences of the Maltese culture, people, way of life and light are reminiscent in her works following comparisons to when she first arrived.

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, 21:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30).
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 09.00 - 17.00 (Last Admission 16.30).

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 08.00 - 17.00 (Last Admission 16.30).
LITERARY EVENING

February 25
It-Tila u l-Pinna
A literary evening organised by Poeżijaplus in collaboration with Heritage Malta, held at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta at 19:30. Entrance is free.
PUBLIC LECTURE

February 26
Antonio Sciortino and his influences
Public lecture by Dennis Vella, organised by Heritage Malta at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta at 18.30.
QUIZ NIGHTS

Thursdays
Quiz Nights held at Ciao Frà, Xemxija. Entrance next to Beachaven. Every Thursday at 21.00, 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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