What's On | Sunday, 27 September 2009

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Sunset chants
Traditional Gaudya Vaisnava Chants from India at Ghajn Tuffieha from 19:30.

La Rive Live Music
Live music at La Rive Café and Wine Bar, Sliema Seafront. Doors open at 20:00, with music at 21:00.

October 3
Northern soul and mod night at Club 43, Lascaris Wharf, Floriana. Featuring DJs Batu, Job, Owen Jay and Roderick. Entrance is at €7.

October 3
Notte Bianca
Annual cultural all-nighter in Valletta, featuring exhibitions, theatrical productions, music, free access to museums and World Heritage areas and more. For a full programme visit


October 9
Dripht + Dolls for Idols
Dripht will be reuniting for one show at Remedy Club, Paceville, with support from Dolls For Idols. Doors open at 21:30. Entrance is at €5; €10 with both Dripht EPs.

October 10
Areola Treat
The band will be playing at Rookies Bar, Bugibba from 22:30. Entrance is free.

October 17
The Gaslamp Killer
The Californian genre-bending electro artist will be performing at Escape Club, Corinthia Marina Resort, St Julian’s at 22:00. He will be joined by local DJs Danjeli, Owen Jay, A.I., Big Dog Foundation, Synthact and Ezzy.Tickets are at €14.

October 8 - 11
One-Act Play Festival
MADC's annual launching pad for new talent, held at the MADC Clubhouse, Santa Venera from 19:30. The festival this year will feature five plays directed by Adam Brimmer, Maxine Calleja Urry, Justin Camilleri, Franco Rizzo and Barrie Stott. Tickets at €8 (October 8, 9), €10 (October 10, 11). Bookings: Tickets may be purchased at the door half an hour before performance.

October 16,17,18,23,24,25
Original play in Maltese by Du Theatre at St James Cavalier at 20:00, written by Simone Spiteri, winner of the first prize in the National Francis Ebejer playwriting competition in 2009. Bookings: 21223216/200,

October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31; November 1, 6, 7, 8
Bla Kondixin 2009
This year’s edition of the popular satirical show at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University. Performances start at 20:00 (except on October 31 at 19:30). Bookings: 21223216, More info:

October 2, 3, 4
Who’s Breaking?
Kneeplays Youth Theatre present an AIDS-themed play by Philip Osment directed by Barrie Stott and featuring Justin Fenech, Rachel De Martino, Philip Leone-Ganado and Franco Rizzo at St James Cavalier, staring at 20:00. Tickets are at €8, with €5 concessions. Bookings: 21223216,


October 2 – November 15
2 Diaries
A joint exhibition by Carmel Bonello and Jeremy Ellul at the Heritage Malta Head Office, Old University Buildings in Merchants’ Street, Valletta. Opening hours Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed on public holidays). On Saturday 3rd October the exhibition will be open in the evening for the event of Notte Bianca.

October 3 - 31
Pat Kurs
Vintage Polaroid and digital photograph exhibition - from 1969-2009.
24 hour display at The Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta. / / 00356 9929 2488

Until October 4
Pornolitics Remix
Collection of works by Raphael Vella at St James Cavalier.

Until October 10
Islands of Dream - Discover the Maltese Temples
Exhibition at The German-Maltese Circle, St Christopher Street, Valletta. Opening hours: Weekdays 09.00 to 12:30 and 16:30 to 20:00. Saturdays: mornings only.

October 1 – 11
Cartoons For Diversity and Against Discrimination
Exhibition of 34 cartoons at the St James Cavalier Atrium by 14 participants of the Cartoons competition held as part of the European Commission campaign For Diversity Against Discrimination.

Until October 25
The 3rd Malta-Cyprus Ceramics Exhibition
Collective exhibition by Maltese and Cypriot ceramists at the Upper Galleries of StJames Cavalier ends today.

The Death Waltz
Video installation by Stuart Croft at Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racecourse Street, Marsa. Opening hours by appointment only: 79938332.

November 6 - December 13
Il Suono del Silenzio
Exhibition of works on canvas, board and paper using paint and mixed media by Jean Karl Izzo at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier.

Until September 30
MUHS exhibition
Photography exhibition by the Malta University History Society (MUHS) in collaboration with the University of Malta Library by University of Malta students, dealing with 'Monuments and Sites' and 'Endangered Heritage', held on the ground floor of the University Library. Can be visited during Library opening hours: Monday Friday: 09:00 – 17:00; Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00.

Until December 20
…and non-places
Exhibition of photos and etchings by Robert Zahra at Nuvo Art & Dine, Marsascala.


October 2
Kont Diga premiere
First screening of an all-Maltese feature film - directed by Mark Dingli and featuring Karl Consiglio, Annabelle Galea and Marie Claire Camilleri - at St James Cavalier Cinema, 21:00. Tickets are at €5. Screenings will continue throughout the month. Bookings: 2122 3200,


October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5
Five French philosophers
Professor Joe Friggieri will be giving a short cycle of lectures on French Philosophy at the University Gozo Centre, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo each lecture will be dedicated to a major philosopher, namely Descartes (October 8), Rousseau (October 15), Voltaire (October 22), Pascal (October 29) and Sartre (November 5). All lectures start at 19:00 and finish at 20:00. Entrance is free but booking is recommended: 21220701/21238456


Quiz Night Thursdays
Quiz at Ciao Fra, Sliema starts at 20:30. 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. Those interested in participating are kindly asked to contact quizmaster David Darmanin on 99458567.

Aperitivo Fridays
From 18:00 until 20:00 on Fridays, Ciao Fra, Sliema will be offering an unlimited mouthwatering supply of nibbles and finger food, along with free flowing Prosecco (di Valdobbiadene DOC - Veneto, courtesy of Bicanter Wines) - all at the price of €10.00


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