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What's On | Wednesday, 01 April 2009


April 4
PoP Retronik
Platinum Love Magazine and Klozet Club will be putting together a night of remixes from the 80s and 90s. Featuring DJs Chunky and Cathy K at Klozet Club, Paceville from 23:30.

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.
April 18
60s soul/jazz/funk and more party at Surfside, Sliema seafront featuring DJs Job, MVella and Owen Jay. Entrance is at €6.

April 25
Electronica party at Black Pearl, Ta’ Xbiex featuring DJs Owen Jay, Manthrax and Danjeli.Limited to 200. Tickets are at €6. Bookings:,


April 4 to 19
Collective exhibition at 68, St Lucy Street, Valletta, featuring both established and up-and-coming artist exhibiting works in a 10 x 10 inch frame. Participating artists are: Adrian Abela, Alberto Favaro, Alexandra Pace, Andre Arends, Anna Nightingale, Austin Camilleri, Celia Borg Cardoa, Charlot Cassar, Christian Sant Fournier, Christiane Brams, Christiane Stelberg, Christine X, Claude Mallia, David Xuereb, Denise Scicluna, Derek Fenech, Elisa Von Brockdorff, Elise Billiard, Fabio Borg, George Abdilla, Jacqueline Agius, James Vella Clark, Jelena Tomic, Jimmy Grima, Jon Calleja, Julie Apap, Karen Caruana, Karl Consiglio, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Laurent Muller + 211C, Lewis Zammit, Luke Azzopardi, Marisa Attard, Michelle Borg, Monica Daza, Nadine Lab, Olaug Vethal, Paul Mizzi, Pierre Portelli, Ruth Bianco, Sandro Gauci, Stephanie Borg, Vince Briffa. Curated by Pierre Portelli.

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 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.

April 19
Tracking the different
An exhibition of paintings by Albanian artist Arben Theodhosi at the Contemporary Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 (Last Admission 16:30).

Until 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.

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 May 3
Reflections on Pauline Theology
An exhibition by Heritage Malta and the Department of History of Art, University of Malta featuring works by John Martin Borg and archaeological artefacts from the reserve collection dating from the paleo-christian period at The Grand Salone, National Museum of Archaeology, Auberge de Provence Republic Street, Valletta. Open Monday to Sundays from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).

Until May 3
An exhibition of paintings by Anthony Spagnol at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).

May 3
Details of life
Exhibition of paintings by Andrew Micallef at Heritage Malta’s Head Office, Merchant Street, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).


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 24
Brikkuni + Chasing Pandora
The bands will be playing stripped-down versions of their songs in the intimate setting of Chiaroscuro, Strait Street, Valletta as well as a series of mutually-selected covers. Doors open at 21:30. Entrance is free.

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


April 3 - 5
‘Allo ‘Allo!
Adaptation of the classic British sitcom by FM Theatre Productions at Manoel Theatre. Directed by Chris Gatt and featuring Edward Mercieca, Alan Montanaro, Alan Paris, Mikhail Basmadjan, Pia Zammit, Denise Mulholland, Polly March, Snits, Barry Stott, Coryse Borg, Jo Caruana, Colin Fitz, Stefan Cachia Zammit, Jan Zammit, Faye Paris and Joe Azzopardi. Bookings: 21246389,

April 4 and 5
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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