Here's All The Awesome Things Happening In The First Weekend Of February In Malta

Kicking things off with a very busy one

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The first weekend in February has a little bit of everything lined up for Malta

From Eurovision parties to end of exam parties to Valletta 18 events, there's definitely something for every taste going on this weekend.

Here's some of the coolest events going down in Malta.

Friday 2nd February:

End of Exams Party

It's finally the end of exams for many people out there, and that can only mean one thing; par-tay.

Good old hip hop at Groovealicious

The popular Groovealicious returns to Funky Monkey welcomes back to blow you away with a full selection of hip-hop and trap music. Digby will be in the jungle keeping everyone hyped and giving you a live show accompanied by Havana 808 resident Supre on the turntables providing the illest tracks from different eras to keep you jumping all night.

Antigone, a revisited classic in Valletta's beautiful theatre

Set in a Victorian circus, this new production of Sophocles's Classical Greek play is based on Jean Anouilh’s version and is a collaboration between Teatru Manoel, Sharon Bezzina and Tyrone Grima who is also directing the production. 

The narrative centres on the tale of Antigone who feels she should defy the authority of her uncle Creon by giving a burial to her brother, one of the rebels of the Civil War. Her principles will cost her life, but also trigger off the tragedy of the death of Creon’s son who is in love with Antigone. 

Antigone will be running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

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St Aloysius Sixth Form's Soiree: Sister Act

This year's SAC Soiree will feature the fantastic show Sister Act. Witness the power of music and sisterhood transform problems into opportunities for Deloris and the dwindling nunnery.

Accompanied by a live orchestra, and with several other spectacular items showcasing SAC talent and calibre, this year’s Soiree is beyond the shadow of a doubt, truly and fabulously second to nun and is not to be missed.

Tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows might be a bit tough to come by, but another show has been slated for Monday.

Saturday 3rd February:

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Ah, of course.

Join the magic of one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. On Saturday 3rd February Malta will choose its 31st ambassador to represent the islands in the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 16 finalists are taking part in the finals, taking place at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali, vying for the ticket to Lisbon, Portugal.

If you want to add some spice (or alcohol) to this year's Eurosong, check out Lovin Malta's 2018 Eurosong drinking game. You're welcome?

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Valletta 2018's The Other Europeans

Fourteen leading klezmer (Yiddish) and lautari (Roma) musicians, unite to lead a multi-cultural experience. Formed and directed by Alan Bern, and funded by a grant from the European Union, this performance presents a supergroup that creates powerful, deeply emotional music. Theirs is a collective sound that restores a centuries-old cooperation between two groups who inhabited the same space in present-day Moldova before being torn apart by war, the holocaust and immigration.

A night of techno and acid at Reaktive

Local acid hero Acidulant teams up with Spanish techno maestro Kirtian Vela are teaming up for a night of acid-tinged techno to keep you going into the early morning. 

A live performance by some international legends

Pioneering electronic/indie band Covenant will be hitting up Malta for some ritual noise and an unforgettable night at Malta's newest rock bar, The Garage.

The night is also set to featured Italian synthpop wonders Stars Crusaders, so if you're a fan of the noise, you can't afford to miss this.

Sunday 4th February:

Trip to Fomm ir-Riħ

Use your senses to learn more about the local nature in the scenic natural area of Fomm ir-Riħ, explore coastal and marine life from up close on a boat, or discover and gain knowledge on bats. 

ERA invites you to join our monthly visits to experience our local nature. This year, the visits will be varied and will take on a different approach, enticing participants to experience nature first hand through the interactive use of senses. The visits will be led by a guide and experts in the field of nature conservation. 

Classic Car Show

This Classic Car Show will be held in front of the Malta National Aquarium at Qawra. Expect to see some of the prettiest classic cars in Malta, right by the sea.

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The Playground Presents Denis Horvat

Having seen release on labels including Innervisions, AEON Audio and Exit Strategy, as well as playing huge slots at the likes of ADE and Off Sonar, Denis Horvat has already made some stellar acheivements as a DJ/producer. Head to the Playground on Sunday for a heavy night - and it might be a good idea to book Monday off. 

Get It Sundays at The Villa ft. Kevin PC & Kersten Graham

If you've had a long and heavy weekend, end it all in style right here.

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Johnathan Cilia

Johnathan is interested in the weird, dark, and wonderful contradictions our late-capitalist society forces upon us. He also likes music and food. Contact him at [email protected]