Here's Everything There Is To Do In Malta This Weekend

January's throwing one final hurrah

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As the first month of 2017 comes to a close, it's time to end January with a bang. Whether it's a fully-fledged party or a cultural afternoon, here's everything there is to do in Malta this weekend.

Friday 27th: 

Dance for a good cause at a David Bowie Tribute Charity Event

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Last year, Trackage Scheme gave a very fitting and emotional tribute to David Bowie at Razzett l-Aħmar, with all of the event's proceeds going to charity. After the night's success, they decided to make it an annual appointment, and this Friday marks the first anniversary of the Blackstar nights. 

This is your opportunity to have a good time but also feel like a hero... even if just for one day.

Check out the launch of the experimental creative writing publication TAĦŻIŻ4

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Over the course of twelve months, the fourth installation of the TAĦŻIŻ programme (carried out in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħazagħ and L-Għaqda tal-Malti - Unieversita') organized a number of residential seminars and other meetings, during which experimental written works were created. 

This Friday, the work of over ten participants will be shown to the public at the Orpheum Theatre in Gżira. The night will also feature a performance by local band Cryptic Street, who will be providing the musical backdrop to this event.

Party the night away at ELP's Future Talk Opening Night

For the next couple of months, Future Talk will be hosting Friday nights at Electro Lobster Project, promising anything from jazz to hip hop. This Friday is opening night, so make sure you'll be able to rant about how you were there from the very beginning when these nights eventually get bigger. 

Immerse yourself in a surreal immersive performance in a war shelter

Over the weekend, Creative Island will be hosting Inwardly Silent, three unconventional performances in the Wignacourt Museum war shelter. Through theatre, dance, music and film, they will be aiming to artistically recreate a real life recovery of a coma victim who lost all his memories and had to start from scratch. Each 30 minute show is limited to only 20 people, so booking is recommended.

Have a glass of wine at an exhibition

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This Friday at Palazzo De La Salle in Valletta, Danilo Arata will be opening his exhibition A World of Human Shadows. The night technically starts at 9, but Danilo will be there a couple of hours before and up for a glass of wine and a chat on his inspirations and technique. 

Saturday 28th:

Check out the opening of Malta's first Planetarium

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This Saturday, the Esplora Interactive Science Centre is getting an exciting addition - a planetarium! The 4K digital full-dome theatre inauguration will feature distinguished guests like Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and this black tie event will be in aid of the Community Chest Fund Foundation..

Go on a tasting spree at The Whisky Festival

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Over 150 blended and single malt whiskeys, paired with Oyster, Cheese and Chocolate Platters prepared by a host of chefs preparing a touch of Maltese cuisine. All this is going down on Saturday night at The Limestone Heritage in Siġġiewi.

Headbang the night away at an extreme metal festival

Dark Winter Meeting is unleashing nine metal bands over two days at Chateau Buskett, featuring local and foreign talent alike. No self-respecting metalhead can miss this one.

Get a sweet dose of history at the Malta Railway Exhibition

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It might be a bit difficult for most of us to imagine a Malta with trains, but this weekend the old Ħamrun Railway Station will host the Malta Railway Exhibition. The organising group Raiders of The Lost Railway (in collaboration with the 1st Ħamrun Scouts Group) have issued an open invitation to anyone who might be interested in contributing to and taking part in this exhibition, so expect an overwhelming trip down nostalgia lane.

Spend a healthy afternoon at Mqabba's church square

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Mqabba's Soċjeta Santa Marija u Banda Re Ġorġ V is throwing a day-long event with an incredible incentive this Saturday. Promoting healthy living and sports throughout the community, the day will feature various talks on health and fitness, demonstrations and even promotion of different sports disciplines. If you're still keen on keeping to those New Year's Resolutions, this is the place to be this weekend.

Go to a live techno performance by a German legend

Berlin-based masked DJ Redshape is coming to Malta! Liquid Club is of course where it's going down, and this night (which marks Game Over's first event for 2017) will also feature UK pioneer Inigo Kennedy.

Sunday 29th: 

Watch an 80s classic at The Hole In The Wall

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On The Hole In the Wall's 2017 agenda, every last Sunday of the month will see local freelance production team Imitosis hosting cosy film nights. Promising popcorn, a few drinks and some good company to go with the selection of films, this month it's going to be the 80s childhood classic The Goonies, which is as solid of a start to Film Nights as you could hope for. Before and after the viewing, the venue's music will reflect music from / inspired by the film itself, so expect one long night of 80s nostalgia.

Tag someone and get planning!

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Written By

David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.

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