What's On | Sunday, 14 December 2008


December 24

Alternative Christmas Eve party at Chiaroscuro (ex-Labyrinth), Strait Street, Valletta. Featuring DJs Wayne Flask, Mvella, Ban-Tu and Mathematikal. Doors open at 21:00 and tickets are at €10, to be booked from Tim Ellis at 99848199 or David Darmanin at 99458567.

December 26
Pudina tal Milied

Party at Liquid! Club, San Gwann. Featuring Danjeli, Owen Jay, Specs, The Big Dog Foundation. Doors open at 22:00, acts start at 00:00. Entrance is at €5 at the door.

Until December 20
Island Reflection
Exhibition at the Casino Maltese, organised by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar. Featuring the work of Tonio Mallia, John Martin Borg, Winston Hassall, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Madeleine Gera, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Matthew Kassar, CS Lawrence, John Grima, Marisa Attard, John Busuttil Leaver, Cedric Galea Pirotta, Arnold Sultana, Anna Galea, Anthony Calleja, Mark England, Zell Osborne, Antoine Camilleri, Isabelle Borg, Graham Cooper, Jennifer Lonfat, Victor Agius, Joan Zammit Cutajar, Laurent Muller, Philip Chircop, Andrew Borg and Frederick Gingell. The exhibition is open from 10:00 to 19:30 on weekdays, and 15:00 on Sunday. Visitors are reminded that Casino Maltese does not permit entry to those wearing jeans.
Until December 24
Goran Cejkov
Exhibition of paintings at the Artitude Gallery, Tigne Street, Sliema. Artwork will be shown throughout the weekend and sold works will be picked up and delivered as from Monday, in time for the Christmas period. Other artworks will be up until Christmas and remain up for sale. The launch on December 12 will start at 18:00. Opening hours for the Christmas period: 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 to 20:00. For more information: 21316708, 99844653,

Until December 24
Eight eighteen

A group of eighteen local artists will participate in this inaugural event of the Malta Contemporary Art venue at 8, Off Racecourse Street, Marsa. Artists include Ruth Bianco, Vince Briffa, Austin Camilleri, Savio Deguara, Patrick Fenech, Anton Grech, Mark Mangion, Pierre Portelli, Raphael Vella, Elisa Von Brockdorff, Mark Anthony Lughermo, George Mario Attard, Adrian Scicluna, Kirstina Borg, Anabel Cordina, Fabrizio Ellul, Karen Caruana and Emanuel Bonnici. The opening on December 4 will start at 19:30. There will be two exhibition talks held during the course of the exhibition: one on the Start Forum on December 6 at 19:00 and one by Raphael Vella on December 13 also at 19:00. The exhibition will be open between 16:00 and 20:00 from Tuesday to Friday and 11:00 to 18:00 on weekends.

December 19
Xmas Metal Bash

Angelcrypt will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville for this Metal Christmas special. Entrance is at €5 and doors open at 21:00.

December 19, 20
Beyond What Divides

Symphonik Choir presents the second concert from the Musequality series at the MITP, Christopher Street, Valletta. For ticket information and booking contact us on 79593297 or email us on

December 20
Frenzy Mono

The band will be playing at the Play Rock Lounge, Paceville.
Doors open at 21:30 and entrance is free.

December 26
The Areola Treat

The band will be performing at Rookies Bar, Bugibba from 22:00. Entrance is free.

January 3

Brikkuni follow up their Kuntrabanda! album launch with another performance at the MITP, St Christopher Street, Valletta. Resident DJ Timmy 'The Mount' Ellis will be in session before and after performance. Doors open at 19:30. Entrance is at €7.


December 19 - January 4
The Remarkable Voyage of Sinbad - The Tailor

The MADC Christmas Panto will be held at the MFCC Ta' Qali for the very first time. Directed by Fredrick Testa. Ticket prices range from €10 to €17. Book from MADC ticket hotline: 79796232 or

December 22 - January 11
Jack and the Beanstalk

Masquerade will be presenting this Christmas pantomime at the Manoel Theatre at 19:30 on Mondays to Fridays and 15:00 and 20:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Directed by Anthony Bezzina with music by Kevin Abela. Bookings: 21246389,

Kneeplays Festival of Youth Theatre

Kneeplays Youth Theatre, a company formed earlier this year to help young people to develop and maximize their personal and creative potential through the creation of high quality theatre performances will debut at St James Cavalier with six short plays.
Nanette Brimmer, Toni Attard and Michael Fenech are joined by the young directors Erin Stewart Tanti, Barrie Stott and Franco Rizzo, to present
a selection of plays chosen to appeal to all audiences. The six plays are: ‘Who’s Breaking’ by Philip Osment, ‘The Moonlight Marionettes’ by Andy Evans, ‘The Room Next Door’ by Erin Stewart Tanti, ‘Sure Thing & English Made Simple’ by David Ives. Kneeplays will also be producing a children’s play in Maltese, ‘Nanzi’ by Michael Fenech, based on African Folk tales. All evening performances start at 19:30, whilst the performances for Nanzi start at 16:00. Tickets for evening performances are at €10. Matinee showings of ‘Nanzi’ are at €5 for adults, €2 for children and €10 for a family ticket (two adults, two children). More information: or send to

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 /


December 17
Paris in cinema

Themed film nights held at the Alliance Française at 108 St Thomas Street, Floriana, ending next week with ‘Paris’. Film starts at 18:30 and entrance is free.


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