Showing posts from May, 2013

Bodybuilding for Puttinu

The Charitable Posedown.

Special Guest Poser will be Jason Corrick.

Date is Friday, 14 June 2013
Time at 19.00
Venue at Seashells Resort, Suncrest Qawra

Entrance Donation is 10 euros

Into Summer - So Galerie’s Summer 2013 Art Collection

This year’s gallery choice to plunge its space into the summer heat.

Fourteen artists, from the gallery’s own archive, dating from 1988 to 2013.

Time that ran into hours, into days, weeks and months of conversation and often unavoidable inhaled smoke [of all sorts], just to begin to make some sense of the meaning pertaining to each work, and so to the life of the artists themselves.

Here, in such a passage of time, art recieves value and transcends what is visual and what is usually percieved as decorative by many, into what is rightfully intended to be evocative.

This is not unlike seeing a beautiful woman [or whatever might take your interest] for the first time [the esthetically decorative] and getting to know what truly lies within her soul in a longer time frame.

Cities and towns from London to Kiev and Valletta to Podgorica, set stage for these artists’ human experience, stirring the soup of emotions, that finally creates this Art [and all other].

An experience which, notwiths…

Dar Qalb ta Gesu Family FunFest Weekend

Dar Qalb ta Gesu at present offers shelter to women and children who have experienced domestic violence. This service has come about through an agreement made in 2001 between the Archdiocese of Malta and the State. Known locally as L-Istitut ta Cini, this second stage shelter is a very large town house with a beautiful and spacious central courtyard as well as a small chapel that is a jewel in itself.

This house welcomes women and children referred from the emergency shelters by the Domestic Violence unit of Agenzija Appogg. The objective is to help mother and children to regain their self esteem and skills to move on to independent life away from violence. Every mother and her children are accommodated in a flat built in an area set aside for this shelter which we now call Programm Sebh. Each flat is furnished with basic amenities such as bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen dining area and living area. The residents look after their flatlet and are expected to keep certain standards of clean…

The Gozo Creative Theatre Club performance Il-Klassi II Z

The Gozo Creative Theatre Club has recently presented Il-Klassi II Z at Narrow Street in Victoria, Gozo on Sunday 12 and 19 May 2013.

Il-Klassi II Z is about cheeky and mindless children who remain in primary school up to fourteen years of age or more. This traditional Gozitan comedy by Peter Paul Grech is set in a rural location at a time when reform was not accepted and a visit from a school inspector caused alarm.

This comedy was arranged into a musical with lyrics by Joe W. Psaila and music by Antoine Mercieca. Under the direction of George Mizzi, the cast featured the best Gozitan actors and singers including Franco Scicluna, George Camilleri, Mariella Falzon Gammon, Darren Muscat, Marija Zammit Borg, Margaret Camilleri (k/a Morena), Ruth Bezzina, Albert Gauci, Joshua Grech, George Sacco, Mario Portelli and Mark Lawrence Zammit.

Both shows were a great success making Il-Klassi II Z one of the most talked about plays in Gozo so far this year.

In view of this a repeat performance wil…

Reflex 80s Party with DJ Alex Grech

The Reflex 80s Party returns to Gianpula Open Air with a bang.

For the 9th consecutive year we continue to present the Biggest 80s Party in Europe.
Its Official.  The next Reflex 80s Party Saturday  15 June, 2013 at Gianpula. DJ Line up includes DJ Alex Grech Main Stage - warm up by DJ Alberto Palmieri, DJ Mozzer 80s New Romantic, New Wave, Electro and Ska and DJ Alberto Palmieri 80s Reggae, Rock and more at Groove Gardens.  Thats right, to celebrate the Reflex 80s Party 9th Anniversary, we are hosting 16 hours of Fantastic 80s Music in one night.

2 Clubs, and over 16 hrs of great 80s music, nostalgia and fun. From Madonna to Wham, Bon Jovi to Duran Duran, Queen to Culture Club.

Not to be missed.  6 Euro tickets available on 99448080.

Buy 2 tickets and get 1 Free. Limited Special Offer till 1st June or until first batch tickets last. 10 Euro tickets at the door on the night.

A sold out night is expected so act fast.
More information on

Date is Saturday 15 June, 2013

La Grotta presents Christina Novelli

By Popular demand she is back.

Gozo favourite outdoor venue voted one of the best outdoor clubs in Europe LA GROTTA proudly bring to you the World No 1 Vocalist Christina Novelli, the voice behind 2012 and 2013 Tune of the year Concrete Angel.

Yes she is back, Christina Novelli supported by her favourite and official DJ JJoy for another superb show performing Live Concrete Angel plus her new exclusive summer anthem Loving you for the first time ever.

Saturday 8th June is the date, La Grotta Gozo is the venue so mark your dairy for this massive date.

Line Up
JJoy and Christina Novelli 2hrs DJ Set plus Live PA
Alvin Gee
M Joy
Johnny Bee
Cave Underground Tech House and Techno
JJoy Techno Set
Wobis Duo
Unknown Destiny
Nathan Spagnol

Tickets at 10 euros at the door only.
More info on

Date is Saturday, 8 June 2013
Venue at La Grotta, Gozo
Time from 10.30pm

Tribali live in concert at Earth Garden Festival

Tickets Online from

Tickets are officially out on sale

Tickets at 15 euros under 12 free of charge.  Buying this ticket will also entitle you to a 3 day pass to the Open Village of the festival.

Tribali live at the Greek Theatre, Earth Garden Festival.

Performing exclusive new tunes for 2013 and favourites from all the 3 albums.

Expect one of Tribali best concerts for this year.

Date is Saturday, 1 June 2013
Time at 8.30pm till 11pm
Venue at Greek Theatre, Ta Qali

ALIVE under the stars

Supported by KSU.

Come party and raise money for charity. This party is organised in aid of the ALIVE Charity Foundation, organised by one of the cyclists participating in the London-Brussels-Paris challenge, Ryan Spiteri.

For only 5 euros admission, you will be treated to live bands and DJs aplenty.

Expect rock and roll all the way through to dance music as the night goes on. All this in the cosy surroundings of Razzett Ahmar, an intimate venue with a well-stocked bar and a courtyard of trees.

Date is Thursday, 6 June 2013
Time from 8pm till 4am
Venue at Razzett Ahmar, Mosta

The Bubble Malta Festival 2013

A contemporary music and arts festival with purpose. Positive awareness, charity and fun. All set in the Buskett Forest in Malta on 7, 8 and 9 June.

The Bubble is the safe haven that we live in, the comfortable world that we surround ourselves with, the people we know and the environment we are used to. We are recreating this, but with fresh new elements, new ideas, new awakenings to what is going on OUTSIDE the Bubble.

An awakening to co-creation, charity, contemporary arts, eco awareness, theatre and poetry, workshops, sustainability, conscious eating, fun, music, dancing and some surprises thrown in for the mix. All done for charity and set among some of Malta ¬finest natural environments, the Bubble offers people a safe space to chill, dance and explore new concepts that are ready and waiting for them when they leave the event.

Our mission is the second phase of the Burat Wash Project. The target is one that provides 10,000 people in the Guraghe Zone located 200km from Ethiopia wi…

Open Day at Rihama Battery

Ghaqda Bajja San Tumas and Marsaskala Local Council, represented by the Management Team for the Rihama Battery, in collaboration with Show of Arms proudly presents an open day.

This is going to be a unique opportunity for all of us to make this event a success. A re-enactment group - Show of Arms is going to give a re-enactment show with Weaponry and Armor displays as well.

Your attendance will be greatly appreciated and very supportive. Please tell and invite other persons.

Date is Sunday, 26 May 2013
Time from 12pm till 5pm
Venue at St Thomas Bay, Marsaskala

The Free Annual Summer Party

Bootyshake with The Notebook Centre presents The Free Annual Summer Event at the New Atlantis Amazonia Complex Qawra.

Entrance Free only by invites.

Doors open at 3pm.
Date is Sunday, 2 June 2013
Time at 3pm
Venue at Atlantis Amazonia Complex, Qawra

NHeaven Solo goes The Dutch Sensations

Showcasing all the Biggest Sounds from the Dutch Trance Giants like, Armin Van Buuren, The Mighty Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn, Dash Berlin, WW and the list goes on and on.

Saturday the 1st June will see Tattingers going Orange.

Get ready for another night out to Remember.

Full info on invite outlets out soon.

Date is Saturday, 1 June 2013
Time at 10pm

Afternoon High Tea in aid of LAND Group

An afternoon High Tea in aid of LAND Group including tombola.  Bring your family and friends.

Date is Sunday 26 May 2013
Venue at Le Meridien Hotel, St Julian’s
Time from 3pm till 7pm
Price is 13 euros and 5 euros for transport

For tickets and bookings SMS Jeanesse Abela on 7982 8787 or Lynn Aquilina on 7904 2911 not later than Thursday 23 May 2013

Olympia Pool Parties

The sun is high up in the sky, the clouds are set to take a seemingly endless vacation and the temperature gauge is soaring, with summer fast approaching its time for the second season of Olympia Pool Parties at Aria.

Olympia made a big splash in its first season and this summer it looks set to be even bigger, better and brighter.

Prepare to don your swimwear and get ready to dance from day to sunset to night, every Sunday starting 2nd June 2013.

Olympia this summer its all about colours.

Date is 2 June, 2013
Time at 1pm
Venue at Aria

The Malta International Food Festival

Many people associate the city of Zabbar with our Lady of Graces and the synonymous feast in the first days of September. It is either that or the Vulcan disaster or the berries. For the first time ever, Zabbar will come alive for a new festival The Malta International Food Festival.

Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Parliamentary Secretariat for Local Government and Culture, and organised in collaboration with the new Zabbar Local Council, this concept is being enmeshed in the now-established Lejla Belt Hompesch. For one night only, on the 1st June 2013, Zabbar will be hosting professional chefs, who will be showcasing food from six different areas of the world.

Spreading from Sanctuary Street all the way to St. James’ Square colloqually known as il-Misrah, all those attending can buy and taste freshly-prepared American, Asian, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Maltese food. The culture action team set up within the local council as part of the new open governament system and head…

REWIND The 90s with Ryan Spiteri

The opening weekender of Gianpula Summer 2013.

Rewind the 90s will be held again on Saturday 25th May at Gianpula.  The Opening Weekender of Gianpula Summer 2013.  Rewind the 90s ft Ryan Spiteri and warm up by Pierre Cordina.  You cannot kick Summer 2013 better.

Only 100 VIP Tickets are available at 15 euro each.

Standard Tickets at 7 euro or 10 euro at the door.

For more information call on 79229090.

Date is Saturday, 25 May 2013
Time at 10.30pm

Sliema Band goes Classic

Conducted by Mro Sigmund Mifsud.

The SLIEMA Philharmonic Society in collaboration with the Family Tabone
will be organising a concert Sliema Band Goes Classic conducted by Mro Sigmund Mifsud with the participation of singers Clare Ghigo, Raquela and Claire Caruana
on Saturday 25th May 2013 at 19.30 hrs at the President of the Republic's Palace in Valletta on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of late President Emeritus of the Republic of Malta and of the Sliema Band Club, H.E. Dr Censu Tabone and on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the foundation of the Sliema Philharmonic Society.

Tickets at a donation of 10 euros

Ticket Hotline is 99443460

Date is Saturday, 25 May 2013
Venue at President Palace, Valletta
Time at 7.30pm

Concert of Organ and Choral Music Mattia Preti

Rotary Club Malta in collaboration with St John Co Cathedral Foundation in aid of Dar il-Kaptan, Malta is organizing a concert of Organ and Choral Music in celebration of Mattia Preti.

Date is Saturday, 25 May 2013
Time at 19.30hrs
Venue at St John Co Cathedral, Valletta

Details of the music program and other details are available on

Potato and Agrarian Festival

Entertainment for all the families from 4pm onwards.

Come and join the great fun.

Date is Sunday, 26 May 2013
Time from 9am till 8pm
Venue at Gnien tal-Warda, Qrendi

Clinton Paul releases Blackout Music Video

Pop Artist Clinton Paul has released his seventh music video, that for his single Blackout that will be included in his forthcoming second studio album out June 19th of this year.

The concept of the music video is an Asian one, and there are some very interesting looks within this music clip. The video shows that even if you are going through a very tough time, You must never give up. The darkness is needed to see the stars and the stars mean HOPE.

Blackout was once again shot and produced by Evolution Media, who already worked with Clinton Paul on two more music videos, namely Robot and Christmas Eve – both released last year.

Blackout can be seen on Clinton Paul Official YouTube Channel right here

SPCA Spring Fair

A fund raising event in aid of SPCA.

At Palazzo Parisio with Gorg u Pawlu coming, stalls, raffles and competitions, face painting, bouncy castle, farm and exotic animals, animal portraits, family entertainment and so much more.

Date is Sunday 19 May, 2013
Venue at Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar
Time at 10am

Irkotta Fest 2013

Irkottafest 2013 is a special event being held in the very quiet and quaint village of Kirkop for the past four years. The event will be organised in Kirkop by the Kirkop Local Council on Sunday 19th May from 09.00 hrs onwards.

This event is being organised to throw light on the past traditional craft of irkotta production as in contrast with its present modern production.

The traditional production of Irkotta will be one of the main attractions of the Festival. Furthermore, one can also taste such irk...otta being then made into ravioli.

The local organisations will also prepare typical food and sweets with irkotta as the main ingredient.

Highlights of the Programme

Information on production of Irkotta from stable to table will be disseminated to the public

Food stalls will exhibit and sell products made of irkotta and irkotta related products.

Open air dining in the square will add to the glamour of the irkottafest.

Maltese folkloristic shows plus various artists will complement the…

Rays Auto Dealer present the 2013 Bay Arena Modified Car Show

The Eden Leisure Group will be hosting The Bay Arena Modified Car Show for its third consecutive year between Friday 24 and Sunday 26 May 2013 at the Bay Arena in St Julians.  Coinciding with the launch of the film Fast and Furious 6 at the Eden Cinemas, this event is sure to be a great treat for all car enthusiasts.

Featuring over 85 different cars, the Bay Arena will hold original American cars from TVs Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky and Hutch and Knight Rider, as well as modified cars and more. Fanatics are able to admire these stunning cars from Friday 24 between 5pm-11pm, Saturday 25 from 3pm till 11pm and all day on Sunday 26 from 10am-11pm.

Presented by Ray Auto Dealer and supported by Kuki and Source-R AutoStyling, patrons are in for a fantastic weekend while paying just 3 euros for the entrance fee.

For those watching the much anticipated blockbuster Fast and Furious 6, or any other movie at the Eden Cinemas, entrance will be absolutely free.

For more information visit www.bayarena.…

A Comprehensive History of the Popes

On the occasion of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis I Preca Publications of Blata l-Bajda have just published a new book penned by Anthony Spiteri and entitled  IL-PAPIET – L-istorja tal-papat tul is-sekli. The Popes – the history of the papacy through the centuries.

As the title indicates, the book comprises a compendium of all the popes from St Peter, the first pope, to the present one, Pope Francis. As addenda the book also includes information on all anti-popes, an interesting article about the papacy, and an  alphabetical index of all the popes.

In order that the reader be given the full truth on the men who sat on Peter chair during the years the book does not delve only on the popes who rendered honour to the Church of Christ through their wisdom and sanctity, but also on those who were not at all exemplary in their personal lives and in the way they administered the Church.

The book comprises 448 pages and has an attractive full-colour cover…

The Official ARIA Summer Opening

Vibe FM presents the Official Summer Opening of ARIA.

The first ever Vibe FM gathering featuring the stations top deejays plus special guest French Mix Master, Dj Spawn.

There is only one way to attend – you need an invite.  Stay tuned to Vibe Fm for a chance to get hold of yours.

An explosive start to Summer 2013.

The official Summer opening of Aria, with your number 1 source for dance and RnB Vibe FM.  

Date is Saturday, 1 June 2013
Time at 10pm

Chris and Moira Release New Single

A few years may have passed since their last official release 2008, as a matter of fact, was the year that their last single and local radio favourite Save me tonight was released. This of course in no way means that Chris and Moira had turned their backs on music. On the contrary, they have been busier than ever, performing live regularly including a guest appearance at the 2013 Eurovision Malta song contest and spending a lot of time getting creative in the studio. They have also boosted their line-up from a duo to a four-piece band in the process, with the band now also featuring Billy B on bass and Philip Borg Barthet on drums.

The result of their hard work in the studio is a brand new album. Years in the making, it is presently getting some last-minute tweaks before the final go-ahead comes through. Until then, the band has released a brand new single, Flight 170 which marks a fresh chapter in Chris and Moira musical career. 
The song was written with a comical approach, a bit like…

Cosa Nostra Special featuring Sasha

The invol 3R Tour.

Cosa Nostra Malta, the local profound name in the Local Underground Scene proudly manifests the return of the most revered DJ on the planet. After a two year absence SASHA is back to headline a Cosa Nostra Special Event on Saturday 18th May at Malta Best Indoor Club, Mansion Sky Club.

Renowned for his professionalism and expertise he is strongly referred to as the leader of the pack. There are DJs who play records and make people dance and there are producers who make the dance floor ignite records those DJs would kill for. There are very few people in dance music who can do both and SASHA is one of them. Due to this truthful fact he has established a wide, strong fan base around the globe.

Normal Tickets at 15 Euros incl. Vat First Batch
Vip Tickets at 25 Euros incl. Vat First Batch

Ticket Outlets Black Bull Paceville and Crepe House Paola.

Online Tickets at

Infoline is  00356 99505570 or 99956116
More information on

Date is Saturday, 18 …

Bon Jovi Tribute

A stunning two and a half hour international tribute show including all the great hits of a true legend Jon Bon Jovi in aid of Puttinu Cares.

The final amount of money collected for Puttinu Cares during the whole week will be announced towards the end of the show. This concert will be hosted by Carlo Borg Bonaci.


More info on

Date is Friday, 17 May 2013
Time at 9pm
Venue at Bulebel, Zejtun

Do Cambodia Fundraiser

Kick off fundraising event.  Tickets at 25 euros.

Delicious food, fantastic prizes and a night of fun and dancing.

Proceeds go towards a project in Cambodia this August.

More information on

Date is Friday, 31 May 2013
Time at 8.30pm
Venue at Radisson Blu Resort, St Julians

Heineken Presents Eden Comedy Sixth Stand Up Comedy Night

Established for its bold and witty international acts, the Eden Comedy Club is back for its sixth Stand Up Comedy Night. Taking place at the Eden Cinemas on Friday 24 May 2013, audiences are sure to be in fits of laughter by the end of the night. Bigger and louder each time, there is nothing quite like Eden Comedy Stand up comedy nights, so be sure to get your hands on some tickets fast.

The line-up for the night will feature top-notch acts spanning from across the globe, including our renowned headliner, Peter Adrian White, a Canadian whirlwind who will have you in absolute fits. Also showcasing his comedic brilliance is New Zealander Jamie Bowne, whose act is like watching your drunk, musical uncle wrestle a chaotic narrative. Satirical Londoner Garrett Millerick will also give a helping hand in making sure that audience are roaring with laughter. Last but not least is resident MC Geoff Whiting who has become an absolutely favourite.

Staying true to our club motto - Entertain, Engage …

Pretty Lisa

A Teatru Manoel initiative inspired by real life stories to raise awareness of domestic violence in aid of Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu Shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Performed in English and Maltese by Sharon Bezzina, Magda Van Kuilenburg, Daniela Vassallo. Directed by Marcelle Teuma.

More information on

Date is Sunday, 19 May 2013
Venue at Teatru Manoel
Time at 8pm
Tickets at 12 euros

Il-Festa ta Lapsi

For the third consecutive year, an annual national folklore event which was so popular in the past at St Julians.

Following the tremendous success of the past two years, this national folklore event at St. Julians,   so called Il-Festa ta’ Lapsi,  is going to be held again on Thursday 6 June 2013 eve of a public holiday.

In the past, this St. Julians folklore event was so popular with Maltese and Gozitans on the same lines as its still popular the Imnarja event, held annually at Buskett gardens.  Those who still remember these years, say that thousands used to come over to Spinola Bay for Il-Festa ta’ Lapsi.

From documents which were revealed, we learnt also that this particular event was already popular around 500 years ago.  Infact, documents reveal that the Grandmaster of the Order of the Knights of St. John used to attend this annual national event and stay at his own palace overlooking Spinola Bay, the palace which is still known to us, as Spinola Palace.

The St. Julians Local C…

Malta Fashion Awards 2013

Buy your tickets from Inspire, and 100 per cent from these tickets will go to help children with disability.

Inspire Malta have for sale some final night Malta Fashion Awards 2013 tickets.  This final night is on 11 May, 2013.

All 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Inspire Foundation.

It is 10 euros per person and as an added bonus includes a fantastic final night VIP After Party Pass if tickets are bought through the Inspire Foundation.  Even the party pass alone is worth 10 euros.

More information on 7945 0646 or email

Romeo and Juliet Live from the Bolshoi Theatre

Showing exclusively at the Eden Cinemas for one night only on Sunday 12 May 2013 at 5pm is Yuri Grigorovich stunning ballet, Romeo and Juliet. Live and direct from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, William Shakespeare play has been famously transformed, making it one of the most popular ballets in the world. With music written by Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet is considered to be Prokofiev most valued work, featuring high melodic inspiration and an outstanding variety of rhythms. Scenery and costumes by Simon Virsaladze continue to bring this legendary love story to life. 

The ballet tells the passionate story of Romeo and Juliet as they fall madly in love from their first encounter.  Love soon turns into tragedy when the young lovers discover that they each belong to the two rivalry families, the Capulets and the Montagues. Known for being one of Shakespeare most outstanding plays, Grigorovich ballet surely does great justice to the playwright celebrated great romance featuring Bols…

The 202 Jewellery Beland Music Festival

The 202 Jewellery Beland Music Festival is back with a bang. An all new event venue and loads of surprises to make you ask for more, all for a good cause - to raise money for Puttinu Cares.

This is the third edition of the much awaited festival which is going to be spread out on 8 days between the 10th and the 17th of May. A whole week packed with music and performances by Malta leading artists, one of which is Ira Losco, who will be performing songs from her new album The Fire, alongside with performances from Kevin Borg, The Rifffs, Red Electrick and even a tribute to Bon Jovi.  And for those rock enthusiasts out there - do not despair - they have just the thing in store for you. A full live tribute show to one of the best rock bands that ever stepped on stage Guns and Roses.  

The event, which is on a free entrance basis, will also feature a children area, food and drinks stalls.

Donations for Puttinu Cares will be collected throughout the whole festival. 

Programme of Events


Earth Garden Festival 2013

Not just an Event, but an Experience.

Earth Garden Festival returns after a sabbatical of one year for its sixth edition with a 3 day Festival starting on Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd of June 2013 at Ta Qali National Park. This was announced at a Press Conference held on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at Medasia Fusion Lounge, Gzira.

The previous editions of Earth Garden have seen this festival grow in terms of attendance, artists participation, performers, organization and production. This has been reconfirmed when the first weekend of June has been set as the permanent date for Earth Garden Festival in the national cultural calendar. This festival remains the local green finger festival that voices care for the environment through Arts, Music and Culture in a holistic way attracting both locals and foreigners to take part in a unique experience on the island of Malta.

Earth Garden in collaboration with the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change has selec…