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November 7 - November 29
A Journey of Discovery

Matthew Kassar will be exhibiting a series of 55 paintings at the Auberge D’Italie, Merchant’s Street, Valletta. Open on Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00.

Until November 8
Magic from the balcony

Exhibition of paintings by Alexia Coppini at the Artitude Gallery, Sliema. Sponsored by BOV and Marsovin wines. More information from 21316708/99844653 or Opening hours at Artitude gallery are from Tuesdays till Saturdays from 10:00 -13:00; 16:00 - 19:00.

Until November 11

Alexandra Pace has recently restored a house in 68, St Lucy Street Valletta for the purpose of this photographic exhibition. These portraits and studies, which have never been shown before and have been specifically created for this launch exhibition, are on show in the various floors of No.68 Redprints. Opening Hours: 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 - 20:00.

Until November 30
Angels Fall First

Anna Nightingale’s latest works will be on display at Tal-Pillar Chapel (Near Anglican Church), West Street, Valletta. The exhibition will be curated by Christine Xuereb. More info:

Until December 7
A Diary of Obsessions

An exhibition of 22 works by John Busuttil Leaver at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier, showcasing work painted over the course of three to ten years, thus displaying an evolving aesthetic.

Until December 8
Out of the fire

Seven local female ceramic artists have brought together their work in a collective exhibition at Heritage Malta, Old University Buildings, Merchant Street, Valletta.
The group – Sue Mifsud, Julie Apap, Zell Osborne, Barbara Attard Pettett, Deborah Marmara, Talia Maggi and Rosella Schembri - will be exhibiting an extensive range of ceramic artwork using many of the different techniques and firing methods that this art form allows. Open from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:30. Further information:


November 8

A music night in celebration of independent media, featuring live performances from Hostile Hostage, Organized Disorder and Darren Jones with DJs Bob and Clement at Poxx Bar, Paceville from 22:00. Entrance is at €5 and includes a free drink.

November 16

The folk ensemble will be launching their debut album, Kuntrabanda! at Liquid Club, San Gwann. Doors open at 18:00. Entrance is at €7; €11 including CD and a full body massage by Miriam Dalli.

November 21
Cafe Brazil

FRiNGE! Productions presents Cafe Brazil, the annually anticipated concert which exposes passion and virtuosity in Brazilian music at MITP, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta from 20:30. This year’s line-up includes pandero extraordinaire Sergio Krakowsky, flutist Jocelyn Mienniel and guitarist Sandro Zerafa. Special guest for this concert is none other than Brazilian singer Catia Werneck, who performed in Malta last year and is one of the most prominent Brazilian singers in Paris at the moment. Botafogo will be presenting their own all-new repertoire in combination with a selection of sambas and bossa novas including original songs by Catia as well as Brazilian standards. Cafe Brazil is supported by the Malta International Airport and the Grand Hotel Excelsior as well Knight Music shop and Trabuxu.,,

November 22
Magic of Opera

Gillian Zammit (Soprano), David Sotgiu’(Tenor), joined by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (led by Marcelline Agius) and conducted by Paolo Ponziano Ciardi will be presenting operatic excerpts from Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Weber, Rossini, Wolf-Ferrari and Massenet at the Manoel Theatre. Starts at 20:00. Ticket prices are at €10, €15, €20 and €25 (50% reduction on a limited number of tickets for students and senior citizens). Booking: 21246389,


November 7 - 9

Vilified by the Daily Mail as a ‘disgusting feast of filth’ and revered by other critics as a masterpiece, Sarah Kane’s Blasted finally comes to St James Cavalier courtesy of Unifaun Theatre. Directed by maverick Californian director Dave Barton and featuring American pro Bryan Jennings in the main role, together with locals Jo Caruana and Andrew Galea. Booking is open from or 21223200, 21223216.

November 15 and 16
Skakkumatt! L-Istorja tal-pjun mudest

Featuring composer and conductor Alexander Gasparov, narrator Therese Gauci and The MPO Chamber Ensemble at the Manoel Theatre. Playing on Saturday, November 15 at 18:00 and Sunday November 16 at 16:00 and 18:00. Booking: 21246389,

November 15 and 16
Dr Knock

The new cultural NGO Zarati will present a Maltese-language translation of Jules Romains play at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University directed by Narcy Calamatta. Book from: 21223200;

November 28 - 30
Minn Wara z-Zipp

Due to popular demand, Unifaun Theatre will be reprising the black comedy by Trevor Zahra - which deals with male sexuality - at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta. Tickets at €15 are available from or 21223216.

January 10, 11
Swan Lake on Ice

Three thousand kilograms of ice will transform the stage at The Mediterranean Conference Centre into a grand and spectacular ice rink, for the first ever local performance of the world’s famous ‘Swan Lake on Ice’. Thirty five award winning Russian ice-ballet dancers from the The St Petersburg State Ballet (Russia) will perform this timeless classic ‘on ice’ for the very first time here in Malta. For ticket reservations, contact Mediterranean Conference Centre on MCC Booking Office - 255 95 751 /


November 8
Ramon u z-Zerbinotti

The launch for Ġuże Stagno’s third novel (following ‘Nbid ta’ Kuljum’ and Xemx, Wisq Sabiha’) will take place at the Hamrun Liberty A.S.C. Bar, Mile End, Hamrun from 19:00. Limited edition copies of the novel will be sold.


Until November 11
International Film Festival

The St James Cavalier cinema will be presenting a comprehensive selection of films from around the globe, which will span across a variety of styles and themes not usually found in mainstream cinema. For a full list of films visit:


November 6
Chiaroscuro quiz

The Ciao Fra quiz night will be held at Chiaroscuro (formerly Labryinth), Strait Street, Valletta this week from 20:30. Winners receive a €20 discount off their bill and a free bottle of wine. Runners up receive a bottle of wine. Participation is at €2 per person. To reserve your table, contact 99458567 or



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