What’s on Malta? August 2023

Summer is in full swing and we are all feeling the heat. Keep your summer spirit going with a curated list of top events happening throughout August. From a beer festival to live gigs to incredible theater performances, we've got you covered! Embrace the summer vibes, mark your calendars, and get ready!

Pinta Beer Festival 2023 - Valletta

Calling all beer lovers! The Pinta Beer Festival is back for its 2nd edition in Triton Square in Valletta, from August 17th to 20th, 2023 all evening long.

This festival is a dream come true for anyone who loves beer with over 300 beers from local and international breweries to choose from. Its not just about beer, there will be live music each night from prominent local bands as well as an awesome arcade area.

You could also get yourself involved in the themed club nights or witness heart-pounding kickboxing, K1, MMA, and boxing tournaments. It's the perfect blend of excitement and sports entertainment!

The Pinta Beer Festival is for everyone, especially for families. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an amazing time with hundreds of beers to taste, live music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun.

Don't miss this fantastic celebration of beer, music, and joy! More information can be found on Chitzo.

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Wabi Sabi - by Sasha Vella

If you are looking to beat the hustle and bustle of the city life, head down to the beautiful village of Mqabba for Sasha Vella's debut exhibition at Il Kamra Ta Fuq. Sasha shares a curated selection of her work which spans more than four years.

Her photography method aligns with the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi - a worldview embracing imperfection and the search for beauty within transience and decay. Her concept celebrates the beauty of impermanence, finding charm in things that fade and evolve with time. Sasha has mastered this art in her work, showcasing the beauty through her lens. Sasha focuses on documenting natural elements that bear witness to time's passage through changes. Mountains, rocks, and even human subjects become her canvas, framing the essence of existence through a click.

The exhibition is on every day throughout August from 6am till 12pm from Monday to Saturday and from 7am till 12pm on Sundays. It's free to enter so don't miss this captivating photographic journey!

You can look for more informations here.

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Gin and Jam - Palazzo Parisio

Step into the enchanting Palazzo Parisio, where a delightful fusion of flavors awaits you. Gin and Jam Nights is an extraordinary experience that marries the elegance of gin with the sweetness of jams. Gin and Jam is set to become your go-to destination on Wednesdays evenings throughout August.

The talented bartenders and chefs collaborate to create unique and harmonious flavor combinations for each cocktail which are carefully crafted to elevate your palate. As you sip on your cocktails, you'll experience the melodies of live music.

The Gin and Jam Nights at Palazzo Parisio are not just about exquisite cocktails. The head chef has curated a selection of delectable bites to perfectly complement your drink choices. From seafood treats to vegetarian delights, there's something to satisfy everyone.

Every Wednesday a different band will take the stage, take a look at the line-up:

  • August 9th Red Electric

  • August 16th Gianni & Papps

  • August 23rd Kevin Paul

  • August 30th Red Electric

Book your spot now and elevate your Wednesday evenings in the heart of Malta's historic beauty at Palazzo Parisio from 19:30.

A reservation deposit of €30 per person will be deducted from your bill at the end of the night.

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Italian Film Days | Il Signore delle formiche

On Thursday 31 August, Spazju Kreattiv is screening: Il Signore delle Formiche for the Italian Film Days. Directed by Gianni Amelio, the story follows Italian poet, playwright and director Aldo Braibanti who was jailed in 1968 under a law criminalizing grooming. The informant is his partner's father who later compels his own son to undergo electroconvulsive therapy in a absurd and foolish attempt to cure his homosexuality. This law was later revoked in 1981. A must watch this month and tickets are selling for just €8.

For more information and updates, check out Chitzo.

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Hollie Cassar - Storeroom

Meet Hollie Cassar, the London-based singer-songwriter who is making waves in the music industry. Currently, she's in the exciting process of recording her debut album, collaborating with the music producer Stuart McCredie, known for his work with Kelly Clarkson, The Fratellis, and Texas.

But that's not all!

Hollie's creativity extends beyond singing and songwriting, as she has also ventured into musical theater, composing an original musical that's in development. A true multi-instrumentalist, Hollie's talent shines through as she effortlessly plays the saxophone, guitar, drums, piano, double bass, clarinet, accordion, and ukulele.

On Saturday, 12th August at 19:00, Hollie will be gracing Storeroom with her musical presence. She'll be presenting a captivating set of her original music. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss, as Hollie's unique sound and undeniable talent promise an unforgettable experience for all.

Join us at Storeroom for an evening of musical enchantment as Hollie Cassar shares her original compositions and mesmerizes the audience with her diverse musical abilities. Be part of the magic as this rising star takes center stage.

Secure your spot at Chitzo and get your tickets for only €7!


Janas’s Steps & Thoughts

Janas's Steps and thoughts' mission is to create exceptional travel experiences that bring people, cultures, and their authenticity into direct contact with one another. At the heart of this journey lies the belief that it's the human element that makes each voyage through this world truly special.

The whole experience is dedicated to fostering these connections every single day, providing a platform where individuals from all backgrounds can freely share their stories and experiences.

Janas's understand that the true essence of travel lies not just in visiting places but in connecting with the people and cultures that make each destination unique. Through unique travel experiences, they aim to break barriers, promote understanding, and create lasting memories.

This cultural exchange happens every day at 8PM by SAMIZU at the Marina di Valletta (Pietà Seafront). The walk leads to the Council of Europe Gardens in Ta' Xbiex, via the picturesque Msida Marina Promenade. Including the return back to the starting point,the event wil last approximately 1.5 hours, finishing by 9:30PM.

Whether you're a local or a traveler from afar, Janas's welcomes everyone with open arms. Share your time, your legs, and your voice as you explore the beauty of Malta while embracing the diverse stories of those who join this experience.

For further information you can access Janas's page here.


Gozo Film Festival 2023

Are you a film enthusiastic? If so, this is the perfect event for you! For its 5th edition, the Gozo film festival is presenting national and international movies, short films, children programmes, filmmaking, documentaries, and so much more for a three day festival.

The Film Festival is happening from August 18th to August 20th in Citadel, Gozo for free!

The line-up of movies are:

  • August 18th: Carmen (Comedy - Drama - Romance) at 22h00
  • August 19th: Is-Sriep Regghu Saru Velenuzi (A Vipers' Pit) (Drama - Thriller) at 22h00
  • August 20th: Pinocchio (Family - Drama - Fantaszy) at 21h20

If you are a movie lover, don't miss the chance of having this great experience of watching a movie outdoors on the beautiful island of Gozo.

The event is being sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo.

Don't miss out on this event! For more information check out their website.

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Fleabag - National Theatre Live

A theatrical masterpiece that's taking the world by storm. Written and performed by the brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge (known for her work in Fleabag and Killing Eve) and directed by the talented Vicky Jones, "Fleabag" is an uproarious and poignant exploration of a woman living her unique life.

Fleabag may come across as oversexed, emotionally unfiltered, and self-obsessed. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. This sensational play goes deep into the complexities of her character, revealing the struggles of family and friendships under strain, as well as the challenges faced by a struggling guinea pig café. Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose, and her journey unfolds in both hilarious and deeply distressing.

This play has amazed and filled theaters in New York and London, captivating audiences with its bold humor and genuine emotional impact. And now, you have the chance to see this truly hilarious show at the Spazju Kreattiv! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Prepare to be moved, entertained, and amazed by this rip-roaring look at life's joys and struggles. Secure your spot now for a night that promises to leave a lasting impression. Tickets are available here for €12


Escape the chaos of city life

As the sun sets on the horizon, immerse yourself in the melodies of live pop music at Barracudas. The perfect backdrop to an unforgettable evening, let the music and the environment lead you to joyfulness. But that's not all! Treat your taste to a delightful culinary journey with their new menu. From savory delights to refreshing summer specialties, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Gather your friends and create lasting memories in the ambiance of fun, music, and summer vibes. Raise your glasses and savor drinks that perfectly complement the joyful atmosphere. Talented local artists deliver amazing live performances. Sing along to your favorite pop songs and feel the energy of the crowd as you dance the night away.

Book your table for a delicious seafood dinner while you're enjoying summer! Enjoy the beautiful view of the sea. You won't regret!

This incredible event happens every Thursday at Barracudas from 20:00 to 23:00! For more information, get in touch with them here.


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