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What's On| Wednesday, 25 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.

April 11
Vague - The Fashion Party

Platinum Love Magazine and Pepper in Collaboration with Urban Culture and Sunlab are presenting a new concept for fashion parties with ‘Vague’ at V5, Waterfront, Valletta. Featuring catwalk shows from C&R, Red Button, Churpina and Nadege; as well as music from Bob + Vinci, Kenjii, Danjeli and Rudi. Dress code is classy/eccentric. Doors open at 22:00. Tickets sold from all Urban Culture stores at €5. Limited VIP tickets (including access to a VIP area armed with free champagne) are at €10.

April 11
Club Sandwich Easter Session
DJs Bob and Vinc will be joined by a guest DJ for another edition of the cult indie nights at Chiaroscuro cellars, Strait Street, Valletta. Doors open at 22:30 and entrance is at €2.


March 26 - April 19
New Plane
Exhbition by Berlin-based artist Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez at Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racehorse Street, Marsa. Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 16:00 to 20:00. In this new body of work by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, two elements - glass and paper - come together precisely to propose multitudes and unpredictable spaces which are firmly grounded in the dialectic of sculpture and imbued with a sense of weightlessness and architectural fragility. These assemblages make use of a loose aesthetic full of physical contradictions. Abrupt textural shifts define planes and create parallel geometric spaces where light is drawn out through reflection and shadow, marking the subtlety of this composed architecture within the object and the image. Unstable bindings and reflections of ruin are created through articulated form and incidental gesture. Interiority and exteriority become one and the other. A spatial disorientation occurs proposing uncertain realities and new potentialities.

March 27 - April 18
Eman Grima Retrospective
Retrospective exhibition at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Palazzo De La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta. Works spanning from 1969 to now. The inauguration will be held on March 27 at 19:30. Opening times following the opening will be: 10:00 to 13:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 12:00 on weekends during the March 28 - April 3 period and 10:00 - 13:00, 16:30 - 19:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday during the April 4 - April 18 period.

Until 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 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).

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.


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 28
Martyrium + X-Vandals
The metal bands will be performing at Play Rock, Paceville. Doors open at 21:00. Entrance is at €5.

March 30
No Snow/No Alps + Imagery + Retrophytes
The bands will be playing at Rookies Bar, Bugibba from 21:00. Entrance is free.

April 3, 4
Jade Tribute Festival
Tribute concert at Poxx Bar, Paceville. Forsaken, Thorn, BNI and Jade Tribute Band will be performing on April 3; X-Vandals, Oblique Visions, Loathe and Angelcrypt will be performing on April 4. Entrance is at €7 for one night, €10 for both nights. Doors open at 20:30 on both nights.

April 30
Irish rock trio Therapy? will be performing at Sky Club, Paceville as part of its current tour, promoting their brand new album Crooked Timber. News of the concert was revealed last week by local promoters Hairy Amp. To any music aficionado,Therapy? will need no introduction. It is one of the few bands to successfully blend the alternative and metal genres, storming into people’s consciousness in the mid-1990’s with a string of explosive singles such as Screamager, Nowhere and Trigger Inside hitting the charts all across Europe. During that time, Therapy? was also nominated for ‘Best Rock Band’ in the MTV European Awards and Mercury Prize Awards and the band attracts a widespread and loyal following to this day. The concert is being organized in collaboration with Carlsberg Beer. Tickets will be available from the Urban Culture outlets in Sliema and Valletta. For more information check and


March 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.

April 17 - 19; 24 - 26
Spring Awakening
The Tony-award winning musical gets the Maltese treatment at St James Cavalier.
With book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, The MADC production will be directed by Wesley Ellul and choreographed by Fiona Barthet. Renzo Spiteri will be holding the baton as musical director while vocal coaching is in the hands of Alex Vella Gregory. Bookings: Bookings: or 21223216.


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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