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Starts today until September 21
Conceptual sculpture by Pierre Portelli at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier, Valletta as the first phase of the Amazing Race project, which deals with environmental issues.

Until August 29
A Landscape Vision
Exhibition of paintings by Peter Heywood at Gallery G, Villa Gourgion, 4, Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija. More info: 21421984/5 or email:

Until August 30
Life As It Happens – Valletta Waterfront Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Photography exhibition documenting the story of the Valletta Waterfront since its launch three years ago. Open from Monday to Sunday, between 10:00 and 22:00. For more information, email:

Until August 31
Malta In Fantasy
Exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings by Anastasia Ponyatovskaya at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 16:00 (Last admission 15:30).

September 1 - 30
Pictures in my mind
Part of the Five Senses project held at the upper galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta. The project brings together 12 young people from Malta and the Maltese-Arab and Maltese-Indian communities together with youths from China, Eritrea, and Sudan currently living in Malta as trained by photographer Patrick Fenech over the past months. The youths will present their photographic work in a collective exhibition based on how they view the Maltese culture.

Until September 7
Bichi: Views from the Villa
Exhibition curated by Dott. Claude Busuttil at Contemporary Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 hrs - 17.00 (Last Admission 16:30).

Until September 8
Gloriana - The Gate of Atlantis
Exhibition of paintings by Raphael Labro at the Cittadella Cultural Art Centre, Victoria, Gozo. Open daily from 10:00 to 16:00.

September 10 - October 26
Evolution of Form
Exhibition of ceramics by Herman Ciappara, held at the Atrium of St James Cavalier, Valletta.

Until September 12
Views of Gozo (1800 - 1940)
Collective exhibition of paintings from the National Collection depicting views of Gozo throughout the ages. Organised by Heritage Malta and the Gozo Cultural Council for the Gozo 1,2,3,4 event at the Banca Guiratale, Victoria Gozo and currently on show at the Heritage Malta, Gozo Area Office, The Citadel, Gozo. Open Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 16:00.

Until September 14
Good Vibrations
Exhibition of watercolour paintings by Paul Caruana at Inquisitor’s Palace, Vittoriosa. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 (Last Admission 16:30).


Legions of the Dead
Metalfest with Putrid Birth, Arachnid, Erythuria, Beheaded and Inveracity (Greece) performing at Poxx Bar, Paceville tonight from 19:30. Entrance is at €10.

Playing at Reef Rhythms, at Reef Club, Westin Dragonara. They will be joined by Cedarhouse and Y4J.

August 29
Scream Daisy Unplugged
Playing an acoustic set at the La Rive Café and Wine Bar, Sliema.

August 29, 30
Original choreography performed by two Maltese and five young, foreign dancers held at the Old University Courtyard, St Paul’s Street, Valletta as part of Evenings on Campus. Choreographers Christina Camilleri and Maria Cassar merge together two different dance genres to create a fusion of classical and contemporary techniques. This dance project represents the collaboration of Maltese as well as dancers from UK and Ireland. Tickets at €8 are available from and the following outlets: Vodafone, Exotique, Agenda, NewsKiosk, Bookends and at the door. All events start at 20:30.

September 7
An Evening with Luigi Tessarollo and Marc Galea
Luigi Tessarollo (Italian virtuoso guitarist) together with Marc Galea (session guitarist, tutor) will be performing at the MITP, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta from 20:30. The concert will be divided into two parts. In the first act Luigi and Marc are going to play several jazz, latin and blues numbers mixed with their own compositions arranged for guitar duo, while in the second part they will be joined by Lawrie Simpson on double bass and Joe Bibi on drums. Tickets are at €10. For booking please call St James Cavalier on 21223200 or at the door.

September 12 - 14
Erica Ann Muscat Showcase
Actress and singer Erica Ann Muscat will be presenting a showcase at St James Cavalier. The showcase will be a series of songs and sketches circling around the theme of ‘Auditions’ and will include sketches by Harold Pinter (directed by Wesley Ellul). The songs will include hits by Ivor Novello, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Other performers will include theatre veterans Denise Mulholland, Polly March, Paul Portelli and Edward Mercieca as well as young actors Justin Mamo and Bettina Paris, together with pianist Lydia Buttigieg. Tickets at €15 may be purchased from St James Cavalier: 21223200/

October 3
Autokat + The Areola Treat + Airport Impressions
Autokat, whose debut album (Late Night Shopping) got staggering reviews on practically all the important UK music magazines including NME and Uncut will be platying at Sky Club, Paceville alongside The Areola Treat and Airport Impressions. Their latest single, Innocence was BBC’s single of the week and only recently Mike Joyce from The Smiths (amongst others) has joined forces with the band. Tickets will be available soon from Muddy Waters, Juuls, Coconut Groove and Anthony D’Amato. More info at

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 Rabatís main street, passing the petrol station, and make a second turning on the right. Reservations: 27500055.


August 30
Mod, soul, funk, psychedelia and French pop at Point Break, Ghadira, Mellieha as spun by DJs Job, Owen Jay, Ssoker, M Vella and featuring Zizza Ensemble from 22:00 till late. Tickets are at €6.

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. Tel: 79256198, or email

September 5, 6
Qormi Wine Festival
Five exhibitions, ranging from wine, paintings, photo, floral and another of historical and cultural treasures found in Qormi, will be concurrently held during the festival.
For further information, contact the organisers at 7906 2455, 7920 3512 or email address:

September 7
Renaissance Summer Closing Party
Sunset Sundays 2008 Closing Party featuring Paolo Mojo, DJ Ruby, DJ Ryan and Carl Bee held at Numero Uno, Crafts Village, Ta Qali from 22:00. First 1000 tickets at €12 on sale from Chilli, Royal Impact and Fact. Rest of tickets are at €30. List of ticket outlets available at and


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