What's On | Sunday, 25 January 2009


February 7
Club Sandwich

Second edition of the indie party at Chiaroscuro cellars, Strait Street, Valletta. Music by DJs Bob, Vinc and G. Doors open at 22:00. Entrance is at €2.

February 14
Espionage - Seagull Strange

Night of 60s, Jazz, Funk, Mod and more at Lo Squero, Velo Lounge, Floriana featuring DJs M.Vella, Job, Owen Jay and Specs. Doors open at 22:00. Tickets at €6 sold at the door.



Ends today
Contemporary Icons

Exhibition of paintings by Joseph Farrugia at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries.

Until January 28
Moon under water

New project by British artist Rupert Ackroyd at Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racecourse Road, Marsa. Open on Wednesday - Friday from 16:00 to 20:00 and weekends from 11:00 to 13:00; 15:00 to 18:00.

Until January 30
Vanishing Landscapes

Exhibition of landscape paintings by Richard Saliba at the Ministry of Tourism, Auberge d’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta. Open to the public daily from Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00.

Until February 27
Modernist Malta: the architectural legacy

Photographic exhibition organized Kamra tal-Periti and Din l-Art Helwa at St James Cavalier, featuring Patrick Fenech, Matthew Mirabelli, Sergio Muscat, Alexandra Pace and Darrin Zammit Lupi.

Until January 30
Strange Cargo

An exhibition of paintings by Isabelle Borg at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).

Until February 1
From Within 2008

A collective exhibition by Heritage Malta's members of staff at Heritage Malta's Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 16:45 (last admission 16:30).


Martial Arts vs Rock Bands

The event, combining music and martial arts, will be held at the Valletta Waterfront's Magazino and The Power House between 11:00 and 23:00. During the marathon, martial artists and rock bands will vie for the public's attention to outdo each other according to the funds they collect for their performance. Donations paid by the visiting public at the entrance will go to the Puttinu Cares Foundation at the end of the event.

January 30
Areola Treat

The band will be playing at Play Rock, Paceville from 22:00. Zickler will be the in-house DJ for the night. Free entrance.
January 31
No Snow No Alps/Cable 35/The Imagery
The rock bands will be playing at Liquid! Club, San Gwann. Doors open at 22:00. Entrance is at €8.50. Free No Snow No Alps EP ‘Just Rock’ will be distributed until stocks last.

February 6
ClubMurder + Item

The metal bands will be performing at Liquid Club, San Gwann from 21:00. ClubMurder will also be launching their full-length debut on the night. Entrance is at €7. Free transport to Paceville will be provided after the gig.

February 7
Norm Rejection and 26 Other Worlds

The metal bands will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville. Entrance is at €5 and doors open at 22:00.

February 9
Pre-Valentine Massacre V

Metal acts Loathe, Knockturn Alley and Cypher will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville from 21:00. Entrance is at €7.



The Story of Babar the Elephant

Children's musical at the St James Cavalier Music Room starting from 16:00. Directed by Sarah Spiteri (The Magic Flute, Peter and the Wolf, Teddy Bear Concert series). Including music from pianist Alex Vella Gregory, clarinettist Godfrey Mifsud and Renzo Spiteri on percussion. Tickets are at €7 for adults and €5 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is at €20.

January 30, 31; February 1 and 6 - 8

Theatre Anon. production of Neil Monaghan, Diene Petterle and Christopher Heimann play, held at MITP, St Christopher Street, Valletta at 20:30. Five people have to choose a moment from their life to relive for eternity. Featuring Charlotte Grech, Denise Mulholland, Liliana Portelli, Paul Portelli and Pierre Stafrace. Bookings: 21223200,

February 6, 7, 8
The Alchemist

Unifaun Theatre presents Ben Jonson's classic comedy, directed by Polly March (Royal Shakespeare Company) at the Manoel Theater. Featuring Edward Mercieca, Alan Paris, Nanette Brimmer, Manuel Cauchi, Stefan Cachia Zammit, Philip Stilon, Narcy Calamatta, Snits, Malcolm Galea, Andrew Galea, Ruth Zammit, Marie-Claire Pisani, Clive Piscopo, Joe Pace, Jimi Grima and Michael Zammit Maempel. Also joining the cast is Complicite' veteran pro Matthew Scurfield (Raiders of the Lost Ark). Performances start at 19:30.

February 13 - 15; 20 - 22 and 28; March 1

Unifaun Theatre production of Anthony Neilson's play. In the light of a pregnancy, a faithless couple pick apart their relationship. The two-hander is directed by Chris Gatt and features Pia Zammit and Mikhail Basmadjan. Performances start at 20:00. Bookings: 21223200,



New work by Trevor Zahra

The celebrated author will present a number of new literary works as part of year’s first edition of Poeżijaplus at the Manoel Theatre Courtyard from 19:30. Nafra will also present a selection of Ruben Zahra’s music; while Vince Fabri will entertain with samples from his repertoire. Entrance is free.

February 12
Qed Nistenniek Niezla max-Xita

Pierre J. Mejlak’s latest short story collection will be launched at the Chiaroscuro Cellars, Strait Street, Valletta from 19:30.


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