What's On December 19

The week ahead


Lights Out NYE - Vegas Show
Party at Gianpula, limits of Rabat. Live set by Luc Adams, with support from Alvin Gee, Aaron Benjamin, Pillu, Panelli, TF, Mr M, Jamie and Sub Sonic. Tickets available from all Pull & Bear outlets.

Valletta NYE
Open-air party in Valletta, organised by Valletta Local Council and G7 Events.

SO 90s NYE Party
Party at The Palace Hotel, Sliema organised by  Cecil McCarthy and Moose in collaboration with SoSassy and featuring dance hit favourites from the 90s as DJ’d by Unik C, Alex Thomson and others. Tickets are at €45 and €50 (finger food and beverages fully inclusive),  €70 for VIP and €100 for full hotel accommodation. Ticket hotline: 99893017.

Sick Of Ants New Year’s Eve
Alternative rock party at Razzett l-Ahmar, limits of Mosta. Featuring DJs Tracy and Daniele, Ian Zahn, Laavermuax and Alex & Daniel. Entrance is free until midnight, €3 after.

Malta’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Open-air celebration at St Anne Street, Floriana featuring street entertainment, Christmas Parade, stage entertainment with the participation of Big Band Brothers, Claudia Faniello, J Anvil, Louie Noir Dancers, Thea Garrett, Raquella and much more. More information: www.maltanewyearseve.com.


December 22
Lucinda DJ Night
Night of alternative music at Club 47, Madliena (behind mystique) featuring The Dubious Dancers, M.A.S.K. and DJ Bob. Entrance is at €3. Doors open at 21:30.


DECEMBER 22, 23; 26 – 30, JANUARY 2 – 9
Scrooge: A Christmas Panto
MADC’s panto – based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel – will be playing at the MFCC Conference Centre, Ta’ Qali. Written and starring Alan Montanaro as the Dame, with Colin Willis as Scrooge, Adrian Gatt as the Baddie Mach A. Villain and Isabelle Warrington as Mrs Cratchitt. Directed by Nanette Brimmer. Shows start at 20:00. There will also be matinee performances on 26th December and 2nd January at 3.00 pm. Ticket prices are €10 - €15 - €20 (there is a €5 discount on €15 and €20 tickets only for children aged 12 and under). Booking is open online at MADC’s website www.madc.biz. Tickets may also be booked via ticket hotline 9999MADC (6232). Seating is graded. Those with accessibility problems are advised to book over the phone rather than online.  

DECEMBER 26 – 30; JANUARY 2 – 9
Cinderella – The Panto
FM Theatre’s Christmas Panto – scripted by and starring  Edward Mercieca as ugly sister Fallina Blafloos will take place at the Manoel Theatre. The rest of the cast includes Toni Attard as twin Ugly sister Hallina Blafloos, Denise Mulholland as The Baroness Istrina Blafloos and Terry Shaw as Baron Ian Blafloos, Jo Caruana as Cinderella, Chiara Hyzler as Prince Charming, Paul Portelli as The Evil Duke and Rachel Darmanin Demajo as the forgetful Fairy Godmother. Bookings: [email protected], 21246389.

DECEMBER 26, 29, 30; JANUARY 2
Dingle Bells Malcolm Smells
A comedy alternative to the Christmas panto by Malcolm Galea, Christopher Dingli and Wesley Ellul, taking place at St James Cavalier, Valletta. Tickets are at €10. Bookings: 2122 3200, [email protected].


MCA 16 – Austin Camilleri
New work by Austin Camilleri – working in video, installation, sculpture and painting – at the Malta Contemporary Art, Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier Valletta. The artist will be giving at talk at the venue on November 27 at 18:30.


Kevin Sciberras at Exclusive Interiors
Exclusive Interiors, Mosta will be hosting an exhibition by painter Kevin Sciberras.