What's On | Sunday, 15 March 2009

March 28

First in a series of alternative nights at Escape Club, Corinthia Marine Hotel, St Julian’s. Featuring electro, techno, EBM and Industrial music from DJs Queen Vamp and Kijo. Doors open at 21:30. Entrance - with flyer and before 23:00 - is at €4, €5 after. Flyers are available at Xen, Baystreet and Escape Club.

Until March 15
Holidays in Malta

An exhibition of watercolours by Walter Busuttil at Heritage Malta Head Office, Merchant Street, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).

March 18 - April 5
Goran Cejkov

Hollingsworth International Financial Services Ltd and Artitude Gallery are supporting Goran Cejkov's exhibition of latest artworks, held at Artitude Gallery, in Tigne Street, Sliema. The exhibition will be open daily from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 19:00. More info: 21316708/ 99844653,

Until March 18

Series of films at sculptures by Mark Mangion at Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racecourse Street, Marsa. Open on Wednesday - Friday from 18:00 to 21:00 and weekends from 17:00 to 21:00. The artist will be giving a talk at the venue on March 7 at 20:00.

Until March 19
Changing Malta

Exhibition at St James Cavalier tackling the issue of overdevelopment in Malta.

Until April 26
Urbanisation Games

Exhibition by Adrian Scicluna at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier dealing with various aspects of local urbanization, using some popular games as metaphors.

Until April 17
The Victor Pasmore in Malta Exhibition

An exhibition by Heritage Malta in collaboration with the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (MCCA) featuring works by Victor Pasmore at the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall of Heritage Malta, St Martin’s Quarters, The Citadel, Gozo. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00 (last admission 15:30).

March 20

Acoustic music night at the St James Cavalier Music Room from 20:00. Tickets are at €7. Bookings: 21223200,

March 21
Doom Metal Assault Vol. 1

Greek band Reflection will be joined by Nomad Son and Dawn Of Anguish for a gig at Poxx Bar, Paceville. Entrance is at €10. Doors open at 20:30, gig starts at 21:00 sharp.

March 27

The classic rock band, featuring Rex (Xtruppaw, Norm Rejection) on bass, Kevin Vella (Ivan Filletti, NV) on guitar and Michael Briguglio (Norm Rejection, Dripht) on drums will be playing at Play Rock, Paceville. Doors open at 22:00. Entrance is free.

March 30
No Snow/No Alps + Imagery + Retrophytes

The bands will be playing at Rookies Bar, Bugibba from 21:00. Entrance is free.

Tonight and March 20 - 22
Porn - The Musical

Original new comedy musical is written by Malcolm Galea, Kris Spiteri, and Boris Cezek - collectively known as Indiskarf - at MITP, St Christopher's Street, Valletta. Stefan leaves Malta for America after discovering some upsetting details about his fiancé’s sex life.

March 20 - 22; 27 - 29
Devil’s Advocate

Unifaun Theatre Productions will be staging Donald Freed’s play, as directed by Michael Fenech. The two-hander will feature Manuel Cauchi and Paul Portelli. The play is based on dialogues between Mons Laboa and General Noriega before the latter’s capture by American soldiers in Panama. Bookings: or 21223216. Tickets on March 20 will be sold at a concessionary price of €12. Tickets on all other nights are at €15.

March 21, 22
Spiru Cefai u r-Ruh tal-Baruni

Comedy held at the Catholic Institute, Floriana. Directed by Frederick Camilleri. Bookings can be made from the Booking Office at the Catholic Institute 21238429, the Bar of the Catholic Institute Floriana 21242551, Tereza Bazaar (Haz-Zabbar) 21892730, Carmen Azzopardi (Tar-Rabat) 21454836 or the Hotline 79555514.

March 19 - 22
Festaktieb '09

Fair of discounted local books. Organised by PEG Ltd and held at the Scouts Association Hall, opposite Sarria Church in Floriana. Opening hours are 10:00 to 20:30 on March 19, 16:00 to 20:30 on March 20, 10:00 to 20:30 on March 21 and 10:00 to 20:30 on March 22.

March 17
Fishing with John

Kinemastik will be presenting Fishing with John as the main feature of the next edition of 68 film club, held at 68, St Lucy Street, Valletta. The film will be preceded by a short feature by Alex Vella Gera (Minsi) at 20:15. Suggested donation is at €2.

Yeats and Italy

The first Literature and Comparison Seminar of this year will be delivered by Professor Peter Vassallo from the University’s Department of English at 18:00, Gateway Building at University, Hall E. The title of the talk is ‘W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory and the Cultural Appropriation of Renaissance Italy’. Prof. Vassallo, whose work on Romanticism and Modernism has appeared in prestigious publications and fora, will show how William Butler Yeats was constantly refashioning himself in his poetry, seeking to link his personal inner self with a wider political and political formation. This lecture will focus on Yeats’s Italian journey in 1907 (notably his visits to Ferrara and Urbino) in the company of Lady Gregory. It will examine the influence of Castiglione’s ‘Il Corteggiano’ on Yeats’s writing, as well as the journey’s impact on Yeats’s ‘political’ poetry and on its implications for Yeats’s contribution to the Irish cultural renaissance and the sustained revival of Irish folklore and myth.

Snoopy’s Pub Quiz

Quiz at Snoopy’s Bar and Restaurant, Sliema starts at 20:30. The format of the event follows a typical UK pub quiz format: each table booked is considered to be a team. Quiz packs containing 40 questions on different topics are given out to each team, who would in turn be given an hour’s time limit to fill in their answers. After the hour elapses, correct answers will be called out by the quizmaster, after which the winning table is announced. Winners receive a €20 discount off their bill. A free bottle of The Stump Jump (Australia), imported by Bicanter Wines, will be given to the winning table and runners up. Participation is set at €2 per person. Those interested in participating are kindly asked to contact quizmaster David Darmanin on 99458567.


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