Another busy weekend is on its way to Malta, and this time, the festivities are starting a bit early.
With annual appointments and special additions, here are seven events to help you get started just in case you’re a little stuck and don’t know what to do with your weekend in Malta.
Thursday 19th April
A spring celebration with 15 different craft beers
The craft beer craze is still going very strong in Malta. Pair that with the welcome spring season, and you’re looking at Brew Haus Malta‘s latest event, happening tonight to truly kick off the weekend in style.
It’s all going down at Cafe Society, and the night features a long list of delicious brews, both bottled and on top. Come one, come all!
Friday 20th April
A truly 4/20 meet-up
Malta’s premiere cannabis legalisation pressure group Releaf is hosting a meet-up, and of course it had to coincide with the all-too famous 4/20.
The meet-up is scheduled to happen at around 7:30pm at Valletta’s Ġugar, which means you should probably get there early since the place is bound to fill up quickly.
Malta’s top alternative music festival is back
Rock the South is always a red calendar event for lovers of the local alternative music scene. This year, the three-day festival (now in its seventh edition) will see over 30 awesome acts hit the two stages at Marsaskala’s Zion, and it kicks off this Friday at 6:30pm.
A night of classic British tunes
The Beatles, Zeppelin, Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis… if you love British bands and artists, this is the night for you.
The Funky Monkey will be transformed into a night of indie, punk, mod, rock and roll and everything in between, taking party goers on a trip that goes all the way back to the 70s.
You can’t really go wrong with a night like this.
An electro-jazz performance with a contemporary feel
University’s Sir Temi Zammit Hall will be hosting an ethereal performance by Apocalypse Trio, three Apulian musicians who combine acoustic and electronic instruments for an experimental extravaganza.
Maltese act Gomez’s Experiment will also be performing on the night.
Saturday 21st April
Rock the South’s big night
Rock the South festival might be over three whole days, but Saturday is always the most packed one.
Sunday 22nd April
A nationwide cleanup for Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day, some of Malta’s foremost cleanup activists will be hosting 100 cleanups all around Malta. After a brief stint of minor hiccups, local councils across Malta and Gozo rushed to accept what will essentially be free cleanups in their localities organised by Malta Clean Up founder and coordinator Camilla Appelgren.
Separate events for the nationwide cleanup were uploaded on Malta Clean Up’s Facebook group on the 1st of March, so check out which one works best for you.
This event has gotten some massive backing by Catena Media, who will be bringing in loads of supplies to help make this initiative as effective as possible.
A Japanese classic returns to the big screen
If you’re a fan of Japanese anime, then The Cinema Bar by Citylights is definitely the place to be this Sunday night.
This time, they’ll be showing Nausicaa, the 1984 classic which also happened to be legendary director Hayao Myazaki (of Studio Ghibli fame)’s first anime.