Festivals, Medieval Shows And A Whole Lot Of Glitter: The Weekend Has Come And Malta Is Ready
May's first weekend has got everything you need for a great time
Another week, another thousand things that have gotten on your nerves and make you want to donate all your worldly possessions and disappear into a forest to forage berries. But, since you don't know the first thing about wild berries, why not try checking out all these awesome events happening around Malta instead?
Friday 3rd May
1. AMP-lify your weekend by getting lost... and then found
The massive annual Lost & Found festival is here and were 'losing' our minds. The weekend-long event is set to have some incredible DJs and performers, which you can 'find' in the video below... Ok, I'll stop now, maybe.
2. 'Jump' into these performances
Leap is a two-day student festival created by a group of first-year theatre students at the Valletta Campus Theatre consisting of a series of devised performances.
3. Get connected to this electronic music conference
Spazju Kreattiv is hosting the fourth edition of Circuits, an electronic music convention which will include a Performance-Lecture by alternative instrument creator Yuri Landman and will end with a concert by the groups POW Ensemble and Poèmes Électroniques.
4. Drop in to this reggae festival
It's time to dance with our famous olive trees as One Drop Reggae Festival returns to mellow out our little island, because let's be honest, some people really need to chill out.
With lots of music and Jamaican food, we're sure this will be an amazing event.
Saturday 4th April
5. Get your glam on
It's time to break out the shimmer, as Lipgloss is expecting people of all gender identities to be in their glitziest outfits.
Let your inner diva take control and own your look this Saturday at Valletta's Maori.
6. Comic Con came early
The Beer Cave is back at it again with these themed events.
This time they're organising a costume party, and with a tag line like "Drink like a Villain, party like a Hero", we're certain it will be a blast. So get started on that Harley Quinn costume because we all know you're at that stage where you emotionally relate to every villain.
7. It's 80s night at the Eden Bowling Alley
Bowling, good company and 80s tunes that will really hit you in the nostalgia... or in the "I wasn't born yet but still appreciate this" area for all you stupid millennials like myself.
And why stop there? I'm sure they won't mind if you show up in your best leather pants and biker jackets to really get into the spirit.
8. #ThrowbackSaturday to the Middle Ages
Malta's Silent City will come alive with the sound of sword fights, battles and LARPing. That's right: Medieval Mdina - Show Of Arms is back for a weekend of reenactments and themed activities.
Oh, and for all you creative people out there, on Sunday 5th May there will be a hunt, draw and write event, in which participants will have to find the placed subjects, and either draw or write something about them, so grab those sketchbooks and hurry to Mdina!
Sunday 5th May
9. Keep it traditional in St Paul's Bay this Sunday
The Wignacourt Tower Festival is celebrating all thing Maltese folklore, from traditional weddings to music and much more! Don't miss your chance to reconnect with our sometimes forgotten culture.
10. A prime opportunity for pre-teen film critics
The European Film Academy Young Audience Award is offering Maltese teenagers aged 12 to 14 the chance to join hundreds of others from all over Europe in watching three films.
Afterwards, they will be given time to discuss the films with industry professionals along with the other attendees from other countries via chatrooms and vote for their favourite one.
11. End the weekend with a nice relaxing music festival
Beland Music Festival is back to entertain and intoxicate us.
And with performances from Ira Losco, Manatapu, and many others, it's sure to be an unforgettable time; as long as you don't drink too much at least.
Beland actually kicks off tonight, but with big acts performing right up till Sunday, Żejtun could be the best place to end May's first weekend in style.