After a stressful post-Easter week, you probably feel like you need a way to unwind, relax and forget about that boiling pile of unanswered work emails that are filling up your inbox.
Luckily, we’re here to rearrange your weekend plans and inform you of all the ways you can have that enjoyable weekend you truly deserve.
Friday 26th April
1. Read a book!
Keen-eyed readers / angry internet trolls may have noticed that this event actually started yesterday, but Kirkop’s Mega Book Sale is on until Saturday so it still counts. Besides, we’re sure you won’t complain after you find that one book you’ve been searching for, at the grand ol’ price just €3, or cheaper!
2. A super throwback party
Dust off those leather leggings and biker jackets because Alex ‘Reflex’ Grech is back with a night of 80s nostalgia, drinking and competition.
The Beer Cave is giving away prizes to the two best costumes of the night. And no, the irony of this one being on a Friday is not lost on me.
3. Come to the depths of hell
Well, Liquid technically, but the underground party Metro is sure to bring the fire with their great line-up of performers. Drop by back room for a night of dark bangers.
4. Keep that biker jacket handy
Because you’ll definitely need it if you choose to attend Thunder On The Rock, hosted by the Maltese Islands Harley-Davidson Club.
This weekend-long festival is set to feature live music, camping and biker-themed activities. Oh, and all the proceeds will be donated to the AU4MC Association!
5. Disconnect and switch off on the rocks of Comino
For the first time ever, enjoy an Offline weekend away from the stress and noise of everyday life, and just relax on the island of Comino for three days of music, art and creativity, overlooking the beautiful clear waters.
6. A ‘Supre’ performance you’ll ‘Dig’
Local DJ and rapper ‘Supre’ and ‘DIGBY’ respectively are teaming up to put on an incredible performance at Palazzo San Paolo in Rabat. And, as a special treat to early arrivers, Digby will be performing his first ever record ‘Two Sides To Everything’, so you better show up on time!
Saturday 27th April
7. Taste that LOLLIPOP
The infamous queer party is back for its 31st instalment at the Sky Club in Dragonara by celebrating 90s RnB hits.
Think Puff Daddy and Missy Elliot for this incredible display of gay!
8. … or have a more kid-friendly time
At this adorable screening of the Dumbo movie specially tailored so that it will be easier to follow by children with Autism.
Fgura’s Galleria Cinema will be lowering the sound, dimming the lights and adding subtitles so that everyone can enjoy the Disney-remake!
9. Time to test that general knowledge school didn’t teach you
The Malta Amateur Dramatic Club is hosting an exciting quiz night this Saturday, so gather your friends and try your hardest to win one of the prizes they’ve got on offer.
10. Rock that aftermath
The after party to the infamous Rock the South party is here and they’ve got an equally exciting line-up as American band Staghorn returns to our little island and local band The Violent Violets make a much anticipated return to the stage!
In a last-minute change of plans, the party will be moving to Rumors in Pieta’.
Sunday 28th April
11. Super Strawberry Sunday
Malta’s annual Strawberry Festival finally returns to Mgarr after a two-week weather delay, and we can’t wait.
Your sweet teeth better be ready for all the strawberry flavoured treats on offer, but don’t worry because it’s a fruit, so you’re technically not cheating on your diet!
12. Every comic-lovers dream
Eden Cinemas is organising an epic two-day festival perfect for all comic book fanatics to celebrate the release if the highly anticipated Avengers Endgame. There’ll be cosplayers, retro games and even artists and performers, so hurry up at book your tickets.
13. Get a little saxy
At the Network Bar this Sunday.
A DJ, Aperol and of course live saxophone music is everything you need for a chill Sunday afternoon before you return to the hustle and bustle of the dreaded Monday morning.