What's On | Sunday, 26 April 2009
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May 13, 17
Gabarré – The Recession Edition
Lack of money won’t stop the innovative cabaret show featuring original songs, shows and sketches at Chiaroscuro, Valletta. Performers include Alex Vella Gregory, Veronica Stivala, Marie Claire Camilleri and Philip Leone Ganado and a DJ set by Mike Quinton following the show. €10 donation at the door. E-mail [email protected] for book and more information.


Until May 9
Anime Del Terre
Exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Paul Vella Critien at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Palazzo De La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta. The theme consists of a collection of over 20 ceramic works which were produced during the last 16 months. This is the twelfth solo art show that the artist has organized in Malta and Europe. In this particular exhibition, the exhibits will be varying in size with a mixture of contemporary compositions. The artist will be showing developed techniques in majolica, stoneware and engobe colours. This collection is based on the spirit and effects of planet earth, a combination to demonstrate his love and deep passionate belief in natural forms, colours and texture.

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 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 [email protected] or [email protected] and are also available from D’Amato and Buon Café outlets. Tickets at the door will be at €18. Organised by Stagedive and Kinemastik.,


Tonight and April 29, 30
Spring Awakening
The Tony-award winning musical gets the Maltese treatment at St James Cavalier (with an extended run). 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 is musical director while vocal coaching is Alex Vella Gregory. Bookings: [email protected] or 21223216.

Cinderella Confidential
Curtain Raiser children’s production written by Eric Coble and directed by Patrick Vella. Held at the Manoel Theatre at 16:00. Bookings: 21246389 or e-mail [email protected]

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: [email protected] 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.


May 23, 24
Earth Garden
The third edition of the Earth Garden festival will take place at Ta’ Qali National Park. Entrance to the concert - featuring Tribali - will be at €15. Tickets are available from Valletta – Exit, Shu, 2-22; Gzira – Jubilee; St. Julians – Juuls; University - Paperclips; Mriehel – Farsons Direct; Fgura - Aw Tribu; Paola – Babilon, Exit and Bugibba – Rookies. Entrance to all other areas - including the MTV Open Village - will be free.


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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