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What's On | Wednesday, 08 April 2009


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:,


Until April 12
I in 3D

Digital art project by Reiner Schneeberger at the Mediation Space at St James Cavalier, Valletta.

Until April 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 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).

Until May 3

Exhibition of paintings by Robert Zahra at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta.

Until May 3

A photography exhibition by Chris Tribble and Patrick J Fenech at the Atrium of St James Cavalier, Valletta.


April 13 - 20
BJs Music Marathon

This year’s music marathon at BJs, Paceville will be going on for a full week and will feature musicians from various genres, including classic rock, blues, jazz, folk and more. The marathon will kick off with a grand opening on April 13 at 17:00 and will continue all through the week, 24 hours a day, until April 20, 11:00. For details contact Philip Fenech on 99493534 or

April 13 - 17
International String Orchestra Festival

The third edition of this ever-growing enterprise created by young composer Karl Fiorini and held at the Manoel Theatre from 20:00. This year’s edition will include masterclasses, chamber music, recitals, orchestral concerts with the participation of virtuoso violinist Carmine Lauri, conductor Brian Schembri, together with Yuko Inoue, Hélène Dautry, Joanna Frankel, Emanuel Salvador. Bookings: 21246389,

April 19
The Haydn Concert Series

Concert commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) at St Catherine of Italy Church from 11:00. Musicians from the St James Consort and other guest artists will be presenting an exciting programme of diverse genres from string quartets, piano trios, vocal repertoire, piano sonatas, piano trios and concertos.

April 19
New Composers - Karl Fiorini

The Polaris Trio in a concert featuring chamber works by composer Karl Fiorini at the Manoel Theatre from 17:00. The programme also includes works by Pace and Turina. Bookings: 21246389,

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 their current tour, promoting their brand new album Crooked Timber. To any music aficionado,Therapy? will need no introduction. They are 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. More information: and

May 1
Bonnie Prince Billy

The critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be in concert at MITP, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta, together with Brikkuni and Hunters Palace. Doors open at 20:00. Tickets at €15 can be booked in advance via or and are also available from D’Amato and Buon Café outlets. Tickets at the door will be at €18. Organised by Stagedive and Kinemastik.,


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: or 21223216.

April 24 - 26
Cinderella Confidential

Curtain Raiser children’s production written by Eric Coble and directed by Patrick Vella. Held at the Manoel Theatre. Performances on April 24 and 25 will start at 19:00 and the April 26 show will start at 16:00. Bookings: 21246389 or e-mail

May 16, 17
Il-Grajja tal-Gungla

Maltese adaptation (by Trevor Zahra) of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book to be held at St James Cavalier. Showing at 17:00 on May 16; 17:00 an 19:00 on May 17. A Teatru Qroqq production. Bookings: or 21223216.


April 30
A Night with Francis Ebejer

The Department of English Students Association will be presenting a literary evening to commemorate the artistic achievements of Francis Ebejer at the
Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Palazzo de la Salle, Republic Street, Valletta. Ebejer, who wrote both in English and Maltese, also created pen and ink drawings, print copies of which will be exhibited on the night. The event will be starting at 19:30 and will feature readings from Ebejer’s plays and novels. There will also be short presentations by guest speakers. Entrance is free. A small reception will follow the event.


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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