What's On | Sunday, 21 June 2009
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June 27
A night of eclectic music at the Herbert Ganado Gardens, Valletta (next to the Sunday market). Featuring Brikkuni and Mohamed, Sixth Simfoni feat. Salomon, Danjeli and Mesfin and Hallata Balatta. The event will also feature an NGOs village with foodstands from Eritrea, Palestine, Somalia. Tickets are at €5. More info:, 79316679/99044627.


June 24
26 Other Worlds
The progressive metal band will be playing at Rookies Bar, Bugibba as part of Battle of the Bands. Doors open at 21:00. Entrance is free.

June 26
Chasing Pandora at St James
The band will be performing at the St James Cavalier Music Room from 21:00. Tickets are at €7, including a free copy of their new single Time. Bookings: 21223200,

June 26
Forsaken + Sepia
The doom metal band will be playing with newcomers Sepia at Liquid Club, San Gwann. Doors open at 21:00. Entrance is at €7.

Fridays starting June 26
Bridge Bar sessions
Fringe presents jazz nights at Bridge Bar, Victoria Gate, Valletta from 21:00. Featuring a selection of local and international artists playing a variety of genres including bebop, latin, fusion and bossa jazz, amongst others.

June 27
In love with Bach!
Next Saturday’s edition of the lunchtime concerts at the Carmelite Priory Museum, Villegaignon Street, Mdina features Sarah Spiteri with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 and No. 2 for solo viola. Starts at noon. No extra charge apart from museum entrance fee.

June 30
La Traviata live from Covent Garden
Verdi’s classic opera in live transmission from Covent Garden, London to Argotti Gardens, Floriana from 20:30. Featuring American soprano Renée Fleming as doomed courtesan Violetta, with Joseph Calleja as her young lover Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as his unyielding father . Conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. More info: 2122 3200,

July 4
Absymal Torment + Coalition to the Sun + In the Name Of

The metal bands will be playing at Poxx Bar, Paceville. Doors open at 21:00. Entrance at €7 includes a free drink.

July 18
Item vs. Knockturn Alley
The metal bands will be playing at Poxx Bar, Paceville from 22:00. Entrance is at €6.


June 26
Recorded encore of the sold out live transmission of Phedre from the National Theatre, London - with Helen Mirren in the main role - at St James Cavalier Cinema. Preshow is at 19:30 and the performance starts at 20:00. Tickets are at €20. Bookings: 2122 3200,

June 27, 28, 29
The Supplices
Performance of Aeschylus' classical drama by the National Institute of Ancient Drama, Syracuse at the Greek Theatre, Ta' Qali from 20:30. Tickets are at €12 from:, Agenda Bookshop, Bookends, Exotique (VSC Ltd.), Newskiosk and Vodafone. More info: For more info:
21244895, 27223327,

July 2
Arlecchino's Love Potion
Commedia dell’Arte farce at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacures and Commerce, Palazzo De La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta. Directed by Narcy Calamatta. Starts at 20:30. Entrance is free.


Until June 25
Twenty years of art
San Anton school commemorates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition at Auberge D`Italie, Valletta. Featuring 79 mixed media works by the school’s students. Opening hours: 09:00- 17:00 (Monday to Friday).

Until June 27
Diversity in Art
Ir-Razzett tal Markiz Mallia Tabone and L-Ghaqda Filantropika Talent Mosti will be hosting a collective exhibition featuring works by Marie Claire Albanazzo, Ray Azzopardi, William Azzopardi, Terezino Borg, Doriette Gauci Sciortino, Deborah Marmara and Darren Spiteri at the Razzett tal Markiz Mallia Tabone, Mosta. Exhibition is open daily. Meet the artists between 18:00 and 21:00 Monday to Friday and between 10:00 to 12:00 and 18:00 and 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Until June 28
The World Next Door
Film and video group show curated by Ruth Bianco at the Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racecourse Street, Marsa. Featuring works from Reem Bader, Maria Papanastasiou, Sumita Chauhan, Linda Gibson, Leah Decter, Josephine Turalba, Esin Croft and Ruth Bianco. The opening will take place on June 11 from 19:30 to 01:30. Opening hours after that will be 16:00 to 20:00 between Wednesday and Sunday.

Until July 14
Olaug Vethal (1946-2007): Drawings and Prints
Exhibition of paintings and drawings at The National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta.

Until July 19
Police photography
Exhibition by Stephen Busuttil at the main hall of St James Cavalier.

Until July 23
19th BOV Retrospective Exhibition
Exhibition by painter Charles Cassar at the Bank of Valletta Head Office, St Venera.


Until July 21
Tambourine workshop
The Etnika project will be putting together a tambourine workshop consisting of five 90 minute sessions and priced at €50. Those interested are to get in touch on for details on venue and times.

June 23 - August 27
Tribal Belly Dance classes
Tribal Dance Malta is organising a 10-week belly dance course at Activezone Gym, Msida (next to Junior College). Each course consists of a one-hour class once a week.
The Tuesday class starts at 19:30 (except for the first three weeks where it will start at 20:00) and the Thursday class starts at 21:00 each week. The fee for each course is €80.
Availability is limited and booking recommended through


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