MaltaToday, 09 April 2008 | What's on


CULTURE | Wednesday, 09 April 2008

What's on

April 26
80s Club +
Nuwavemalta in colloboration with Reflex promotions presents the 80’s
Club + at The Molecule during same night of The Reflex 80’s party -
Gianpula. Dance all night to the sounds of the 80s New Romantics/New Wave/Electro/ Ska/Post Punk/Alternative Rock and Goth with DJ Mozzer. Tickets are €5.80, to book call 99448080.

April 12
Owen Jay at Q Bar
Owen Jay will be performing a five-hour set at Q-Bar, Valletta Waterfront starting from 22:00. His set will span across various styles ranging from minimal German grooves to jazzy Chicago rhythms to Detroit tech-house. The performance will also feature Dr. Zicotron, Darko, The Missing Link, Claire Tonna and Annabelle Galea. Giulivio will serve as warm-up DJ. Entrance is free.

May 3
The next Espionage party, held at Tigullio, St Julian’s, will boast two music rooms: 60s mod sounds, RnB, punk, spi-fi, soundtracks and freakbeat as spun by Job and M Vella and another room of House Swing from Owen Jay and Dave Brown. Tickets from Juuls at €6.

April 12, 18 - 20, 25 - 27
Bad Jazz
The MADC presents a provocative new comedy by Robert Farquhar - which satirises modern theatre and the eager young hopefuls desperate to become its new stars - at the MADC playhouse. Directed by Wesley Ellul, the cast includes Angelica Coppini, Graham Arnold, Keith Pavia, David Ellul Mercer, Maxine Calleja Urry and Chris Agius Burke. More information and booking from:, and

May 2 - 4
Du’ Theatre Group present an all-female, Maltese rendition - using Oliver Friggieri’s translation - of the classic Euripides play at the MITP, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta. The cast includes Simone Spiteri, Franica Pulis, Kristjana Casha, Magda van Kuilenburg, Victoria Vella with Domenic Dimech as Jason. The actors are also accompanied by a live musical ensemble led by Tim Ellis, who is also the composer, along with Chris Cini Antoine Zammit and Gilbert Micallef. Performances start at 20:00. Tickets are at €10, with a special offer for students on premiere night (€8). Bookings from St James Cavalier: 21223216, 21223200,

April 11
Performers’ Platform
The next edition of the Lunchtime Concert series at the St James Cavalier Music Room will feature a guitar recital by Matthew Ellul, whose repertoire will feature works by J.S. Bach, Francesco Tarrega, Joao Pernambuco and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Starts at 12.35. Tickets are at €2.33.

April 11
Kroppy Distik
No Snow/No Alps, B.N.I. and Cable 35 will be playing at Poxx Bar from 21:30. Entrance is €7.,,

April 12
Beangrowers CD launch
Beangrowers will be launching their new album, Not in a Million Lovers, at Poxx Bar. They will be joined by No Snow/No Alps. Doors open at 20:00. Entrance is €6 at the door or €10 including album.

Until April 20
Gaulitana: A Festival of Music
Gozo’s Gaulitanus Choir has launched the second edition of its festival Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. A series of twelve concerts in various venues in Gozo will feature local and international artists/ensembles in a mixture of musical events ranging from the sacred to the folkloristic and from the pop to the classical, in which musical sounds are sometimes also juxtaposed with the flavours of the local cuisine. The festival is artistically directed by the choir’s founder-director, Colin Attard.

April 25- 26
White Russian 5tet
The multinational jazz quintet, led by Sandro Zerafa, will be launching their self-titled album at Warehouse no. 8, a brand-new venue in Marsa. Their music is a fusion of his various influences which range from folk to free-jazz, Keith Jarrett to the Beatles, Ornette Coleman to Thelonious Monk. The White Russian CD will be sold on the night and will be available in all leading local music stores from the launch date onwards. DJ Danjeli will be keeping the mood alive after the band with a unique mix of jazz and electro.
Warehouse no.8 can be found off Racecourse Street, Marsa (near BOV - just follow the signs). The concert starts at 20:30 and tickets at €11 are available from St James Cavalier or at the door. For more information on the venue and ticketing call 21223216 or 79404134.
April 11 - 25
Mirror of Life
A collective exhibition of paintings at the National Museum of Natural History, Vilhena Palace, Mdina. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 17.00 (Last Admission 16.30).

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

April 13 - 30
De-Coding Beauty
An exhibition of sketches and paintings by George Scicluna at the Parliamentary Secreteriat for Tourism, Auberge D’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta. The works selected will be a showcase of the artist’s gradual development.

Until April 14
Grazzi Malta
‘Grazzi Malta: An art exhibition with works by Olaug Vethal (1946-2007) whilst in Malta from 1988-2007’ features 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 April 15
A collaboration between Vince Briffa (Malta), Ken G. Hay & Seetha A. (Moorland Productions – UK) and J. Michael Anderson (UK) at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30.)
April 16 - May 7
Ivan Saliba at 2_22
An exhibition of digital artwork by Ivan Saliba at 2_22, Valletta, entitled +=-. Saliba showcases seven detailed illustrations portraying momentary snapshots of magical actions. Glowing stardust, simulated texture and the power of light all form part of this abstract interaction.

April 19 - May 18
An exhibition of paintings by Jeni Caruana at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 17.00 (Last Admission 16.30).
April 19 - May 28
Ix- u jien
Exhibition of paintings by Dustin Cauchi at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open from 09:00 until 17:00 (last admission at 16:30).The opening will also serve as a launch for Francesca Mangion’s book, which will feature illustrations by the artist.

Until April 25
Andrew Diacono at Gallery G
Sculptor and painter Andrew Diacono isexhibiting at Gallery G, No 4, Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija. The work on display is a mixture of paintings, reliefs, ceramics and mixed-media sculptures.
The gallery is open between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and 09:30 and 12:30 on Saturdays. Contact details: 21421984/5,

Until April 30
Exhibition of paintings by Robert Farrugia at Juuls Bar, St Julian’s. Sponsored by Marsovin.

Until May 4
An exhibition of drawings, etchings, oils and sculpture by Jesmond Vassallo and Francesco Astiaso Garcia at the Contemporary Room, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30.)

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.

April 26
Culture Crunch
The Malta Anthropology Society will be holding its annual meal at Il Gattopardo Art Gallery and Bistro, 20 Villegaignon Street, Mdina, starting from 19:00. Ticket Price: 10€ (Lm4.29): includes entrance, a free drink and two visits to the buffet table. Spaces are extremely limited so early booking is recommended at, or 99273355. Transport will be available at an additional cost.
April 13
Early Man in Malta Heritage Trail
Visiting Għar Dalam, Mġarr archeological sites and Xemxija Tombs. Pre-booking essential. Booking from Heritage Malta head Office. Tel: 22954312. Tickets at €15 each. Limited tickets available.

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