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Surfside Wednesdays
Outdoor parties at Surfside, Sliema every Wednesday from 20:30. Featuring DJs Clayton J and Tony Tony plus weekly guests. Also featuring fire jugglers, shisha and percussionists. Register for an eight-week pass from

Tat-Tarag Wednesdays
Night of music and art at the Tat-Tarag Wine Bar, Saqqajja Hill, Rabat from 20:30. For info contact 79256198, or email

July 26
Freakbeat, garage, psych and funk music melange in the regular ESPIONAGE night at Velo Lounge (Lo Squero restaurant) in Floriana, Great Siege Road. Music by Job, Owen Jay, M Vella and Dave Brown. Starts at 10:30pm. Price €6. More info:

August 9
Knockout Festival
Faithless will be performing at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali. Supported by Andrea Britton, Audrey Gallagher, Cassandra Fox, Chris Jones, Dave Randall, DJ Shah and local artists. For tickets (€30, VIP €45) contact 99267301, HYPERLINK “”; VIP hotline: 99442033.


White as Jasmine
Solo performance from Odin Teatret’s Iben Nagel Rasmussen at the MITP, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta from 21:00. Tickets are at €12 and may be purchased from or Exotique, Agenda, Vodafone, Bookends and Newskiosk.


Unplugged Wednesdays
Acoustic music at Townhouse 5, Republic Street, Rabat. Starts at 21:00 and entrance is free. To get to Townhouse 5, drive into Rabat’s main street, passing the petrol station, and make a second turning on the right. For reservations call 27500055.

Chasing Pandora
The band will be performing a 90-minute set at La Vitoria Bastions, Ospizio, Floriana from 21:00. Tickets at €10 are available from Exotique, Agenda, Bookends, Vodafone and Newskiosk and

Jesper Ejrup Trio
Live at Summer Nights 2, the Jesper Ejrup Trio
Performing in Marsaskala as part of their Malta tour. Concert starts at 9pm.

Sound of Diversity
The Armed Forces of Malta Band together with the Ars Ludi Percussion Ensemble will be performing works by Steve Reich, Frank Zappa, John Cage, Ruben Zahra and more at the Old Opera House Ruins, Valletta from 21:00. Tickets are at €8 and €12. Available from Exotique, Agenda, Bookends, Vodafone and Newskiosk and

From July 17
Live Latin & Jazz
Latin, jazz, blues and funk music every Thursday at QBar, Valletta Watefront. Free entrance.

July 18
Norm Rejection and Martyrium live
The veteran metal acts will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville from 21:00. Entrance is at €5. HYPERLINK “”,

July 19
Nomad Son/Archaic Descent
The metal bands will be performing at Poxx Bar from 21:00. Nomad Son will be launching their CD, ‘First Light’. Entrance is at €7, free entrance with each CD purchased. HYPERLINK “”, HYPERLINK “”

Nosnow/noalps and Retrophytes
Live at Rookies, Bugibba, at 10pm, punk outfits Nosnow/Noalps, and Retrophytes are on a double bill. Entrance free.

July 25
Hunters Palace
Return of fabled “folk with teeth” outfit Hunters Palace. The duo, Alex Vella Gera and Peter Sant, will be joined on this occasion by drummer and sound artist Vinicius Duarte. New material will be showcased on the night, as well as an old favourite or two. Concurrently, film and installation works by Peter Sant and Vinicius Duarte will be on show at the venue. Supported by Alex Vella Gregory. Doors open 8:30pm. At Il-Mahzen (Warehouse No8), off Racecourse street, Marsa. More info: 79057676 or email:

July 26
Extreme Maltese Metal Festival
20 local bands will be divided into metal and rock stages during the festival, taking place at Montekristo Estates, Siggewi from 15:00. Entrance is at €20. Transport to the venue will be available from Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana at 15:00 and after the event at 02:30. For a full list of the bands playing log on to HYPERLINK “”


July 18 and 19
Two Almodovar films
screened by Alternattiva Demokratika on Friday (Bad Education) and Saturday (Live Flesh) at 8:30pm at Gnien l-
Istazzjon, Attard on St Anthony Street

Until July 17
The New Eye of Osiris
Exhibition of photography composites by Patrick Fenech at the basement of the Auberge D’Italie, Merchant’s Street, Valletta.

Until July 20
A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures Poland’s Heritage
A multi media exhibition consisting of 10 short documentaries on Poland’s cultural heritage held at the Atrium of St James Cavalier. Organised by the Embassy of The Republic of Poland and St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, the films present a general history of Poland and the National Library in Warsaw, and the different traditions whose legacy has influenced the Polish contemporary culture.

Until July 20
Antique Chinese Ceramics
Exhibition of ancient Chinese ceramics at Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa, organised by Heritage Malta in collaboration with the Soveriegn Military Order of Malta.

Until July 26
Mile of paper
A bookart installation created by the current MA/MFA student artists and tutors working on the Fine Art master programmes at the University College for the Creative Arts, Kent UK. Taking place at the Painting Gallaries of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs (last admission 16.30).

Until July 27
An exhibition of paintings by Axel Plöger at the National Museum of Natural History, Lower Courtyard, Vilhena Palace, Mdina. Open Monday to Friday from 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.30).


July 25 – August 3
The Farsons Great Beer Festival 2008
Malta’s biggest outdoor music and beer festival is back with its line-up of popular artists and a wide variety of beers to choose from in a 10-day festival under the clear summer skies. Eve Ransom, Scream Daisy, Rug, Fire, Muzzle and Fakawi confirmed. More info:

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