What's On | January 11

The week ahead

Dripht will be performing alongside Random Hand (UK) and Kontroll on February 24
Dripht will be performing alongside Random Hand (UK) and Kontroll on February 24

MUSIC

 

TONIGHT

Homesongs Vol. 47 - Il-Golf Mersinu

New edition of Homesongs at Coach and Horses, Valley Road, Msida from 21:30 with Emerson Vella. During these eclectic music nights, people with no previous DJing experience will be given the opportunity to spin their favourite tracks.

JANUARY 13

MPO Concert Series at Teatru Manoel 2

Concert at The Manoel Theatre, Valletta, 19:30 by The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Peter Stark. Featuring Antonin Dvorak's 8th Symphony and virtuoso Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri in Wieniawski's Violin Concerto no 1. Tickets are at €30, €20, €10. Bookings: [email protected], 21 246389.

JANUARY 13, 15

Le Rose (Italy) - Live and Exclusive

The Italian pop-electro duo will be performing at Coach and Horses, Valley Road, Msida, 21:00. Entrance is at €5.

JANUARY 16

Toi Toi 022

Monthly, child-friendly concerts at The Studio Theatre of The Manoel Theatre, Valletta. The informal concerts allow children and their carers to enjoy classical music in a relaxed environment. The concert starts at 13:30 and runs for 45 minutes. Entrance is at €5 for parent and child. Suitable for infants under two. Bookings: [email protected], 21 246389.

JANUARY 18

Crate Expectations (Homesongs Vinyl Edition)

Special edition of Homesongs, the amateur DJ nights at Coach and Horses, Valley Road, Msida, 21:00. This time featuring Matthew and Daniel Vella spinning an eclectic vinyl collection.

JANUARY 28

Amazing Adventure

Concert by The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at The Manoel Theatre, Valletta, 18:00. Presenting the Orchestra's Music Education Programmes for children, youths and their families with a number of morning performances for students and an evening performance for the general public; presented by Sara Spiteri with special effects and 3D projections by Nicholas Critien illustrating works by Beethoven, Smetana, Stravinsky, Williams and young Maltese composer Steve Psaila.

Tickets are at €3.50 (children), €5 (adults), €15 (family ticket: two Adults and two children). Bookings: [email protected], 21 246389. Children's tickets and family tickets in boxes are to be bought directly from the booking office.

FEBRUARY 4

Random Hand (UK) Dripht Kontroll

Cult UK punk band Random Hand will be joined by local acts Dripht and Kontroll at V-Gen, Ball Street, Paceville. Doors open at 20:00. Tickets are at €7 advance, €10 on the door. Free shots will be served before 21:00. First 100 people get a Bobby's Tattoo Studio discount voucher. Keep checking on the event's Facebook page for ticket info.

FEBRUARY 11

Brikkuni - Trabokk launch

Popular folk-pop act Brikkuni will be launching their eagerly-awaited sophomore album at City Theatre, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, 20:30. They will be joined by local ambient electro solo act YEWS. The concert will be divided into two, with one part focusing exclusively on new material, the other on established material.

 

THEATRE

 

UNTIL JANUARY 21

Tarzan - mal-erbat irjieh

Teatru Rjal present the Christmas pantomime at The Catholic Institute, Floriana. Written by Joe Julian Farrugia and featuring Hector Bruno as The Dame.

Bookings: Pawlu Testa Travel - 21 223340/ 27223340, The Catholic Institute booking office (evenings) - 21 223225 and bar 21 2402551, Carmen Azzopardi, Rabat - 21 454836, Tereza Bazaar, Zabbar - 21 892730. More information: http://www.teatrurjal.com/

JANUARY 27-29; FEBRUARY 3-5

Dwar menopawsi, minorenni u muturi high speed

Comedy about a Maltese family written by Alfred Buttigieg at St James Cavalier, Valletta, 20:00. Cast includes Pierre Stafrace, Angele Galea, Jacob Piccinino, Tina Rizzo and Imran Sheikh. Directed by Malcolm Galea. Tickets are at €15; €10 on opening night. Bookings: [email protected], 21 223200. The play is rated 18.

FEBRUARY 10-12, 17-19

Yes, Prime Minister

Mellow Drama stage production of popular British sitcom at The Manoel Theatre, Valletta. Tickets are at €20, €17.50, €12. Bookings:  [email protected], 21 246389.

FEBRUARY 23, 24

Oliver Twist

Adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic by American Drama Group Europe and TNT Theatre at The Manoel Theatre, Valletta, 19:30. Directed by Paul Stebbings. Tickets are at €25, €20, €15. Bookings:  [email protected], 21 246389.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

UNTIL JANUARY 7

Modern Artistic Sensibilities in Maltese Art

An exhibition of modern and contemporary art works curated by Dr Joseph Paul Cassar (Maryland University College and resident Art Educator for the New York Times) in conjunction with the launch of his latest publication on modern art in Malta. at Heritage Malta Gozo Area Exhibition Hall, St Martin's Quarter Street, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00-16:00; Saturday: 09:00- 12:00.

JANUARY 13-MARCH 28

Unni Askeland - Friezed... continued

Exhibition of paintings by Norwegian artist Unni Askeland at The Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta. Curated by Christine X of X Art, Tigne, Sliema. Open from Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 17:00. More information: [email protected]

UNTIL JANUARY 14

Little White Lies

An exhibition of paintings by Therese Sciberras at The Contemporary Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. There will also be the production of a catalogue and a children's workshop. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 till 16:30 (last admission: 16:00).

UNTIL JANUARY 15

Aux Armes

A collaborative installation by Raphael Vella and Baptiste Debombourg at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta. Launch on December 9 starts at 19:00.

UNTIL JANUARY 21

ID&AS - Innovative Designs & Artistic Sculptures

An art exhibition by Nicholas Cassar at the Courtyard of the Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family, Palazzo Ferreria, 310, Republic Street, Valletta.

JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 26

Project 001

A collaborative visual arts project between Adrian Abela and Nigel Baldacchino at Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Focusing on the paradox of the Mediterranean Sea, mainly concerning Malta as a small European island State. The project will also include a sculpture and video.

UNTIL JANUARY 31

Fusion

Exhibition of paintings by Désirée Azzopardi at The Royal Hall Foyer of The Palace Hotel, Sliema. Featuring paintings ranging across a wide variety of media, including paintings on both 2D and 3D surfaces. 

UNTIL APRIL 29

Metal Magic - Spanish Treasures from the Khalili Collections

Exhibition at the Salon of the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. Admission to the exhibition will be included in the admission price to the Museum: Adults €5; Students (12 years upwards) and Seniors €3.50; Children (six to 11 years) €2.50. (Heritage Malta members enter for free). More information: www.khalili.org.

 

EDUCATION

 

UNTIL APRIL 7

Storytelling Sessions

Storytelling sessions organised with the aim to serve as an aid to language acquisition for three- to six-year-olds. Held every Saturday at 193, St Angelo Street, Zejtun. Priced at €10 for four sessions. Booking: 99 226186, 21 667001, [email protected]

 

PUBLIC TALKS

 

TODAY

Mission (Im)possible?

A talk on migrant integration at the University of Malta Common Room from 12:00 to 14:00. Organised by MIRSA.

TODAY AND TOMORROW

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Cultures in the Mediterranean World

A delegation from Pusan University for Foreign Studies hosted by the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, from 14:00-17:15 today and 09:00-13:30 tomorrow. More information: http://www.um.edu.mt/newsoncampus/events.

TOMORROW

Malta's coast: beautiful, living and dangerous

Lecture by Dr Sandro Lanfranco on the animals and plant of Malta's coast at Inspirations Café, St James Cavalier, Valletta, 19:15. Organised by Malta Cafe Scientifique. The talk will be followed by a quiz and open discussion. More information: [email protected]

 

 

 

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