Malta Events Guide: November 2022

Malta Events Guide: November 2022

Here are some of the best activities you can enjoy when on the island of Gozo this autumn:

festive events

CHRISTMAS GREEN FAIr

CHRISTMAS IN THE CAPITAL

International Christmas Fair 
Date: 13 Nov 
Location: Intercontinental, St Julian’s 

 A fair like no other with more than 50 stalls representing over 20 different nationalities! Everything from home-made baking to creative artisanal gifts. A day filled with live entertainment, fun activities and international vibes. This fair is different from any other in that it includes games like guess the number of corks in the bottle, guess the weight of the cake etc. 

Christmas Green Fair 
Date: 19-20 Nov
Location: Il-Majjistral and History Park, Manikata  

This year, let’s shop sustainably!  At this market in Manikata, there will be stalls selling handmade crafts, fashion items, beauty products, and other eco-friendly products, as well as guilt-free food delicacies. There will also be a children’s sewing workshop along with book-reading activities. Entrance is free.  

A Kick in the Baubles 
Date: 25 Nov – 4Dec 
Location: MADC Playhouse, St. Venera  

Frank does not wish it could be Christmas every day – in fact, he’s dreading the arrival of snobbish in-laws who only ever bring a single bottle of wine for the entire festivities.  Throw in a couple of neighbours, let the drink flow merrily, and everything is set for a car-crash Christmas.  

Get your tickets from www.madc.com.mt 

 Christmas in the Capital 
Date: 25 Nov – 24 Dec 
Location: Valletta 

The Valletta Cultural Agency’s Programme will take place in the main squares and locations in Valletta. The Christmas Tree near Parliament, the crib that narrates Christ’s birth and the various family activities held, celebrate the Christmas spirit. The Valletta National New Year’s Eve celebration will provide a spectacle, including a fireworks display.  

Grand Christmas Market  
Date: 26 Nov 
Location: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar 

Malta’s top artisans will be showcasing and selling their products in the Grand Ballroom and the stunning rooms upstairs as well as in the garden. Thoughtfully curated, the market will present around 40 artisan producers offering a variety of arts and crafts including homeware & accessories, handcrafts, mixed media arts, as well as local food producers.

The Magical Illuminated Trail 
Date: 25 Nov – 7 Jan 
Location: Verdala Palace, Buskett 

 The Magical Illuminated Trail includes new attractions for all the family to enjoy. Following the success of the last two years, this year’s event will feature hundreds of new larger than life lantern illuminated sculptures, light installations, projections and much more.  there will also be a Christmas village where you can find personalised Christmas baubles, candles and festive décor, toys, various food options, delicious Christmas treats and games for all the family to enjoy.

Exhibitions

Groundwaters

Seħer il-Baħar  

Groundwaters 
Date: 1-12 Nov 
Location: Valletta Contemporary, Triq Lvant, Valletta 

The exhibition unearths unique aesthetic logics as well as stories of pain, hope, survival and strength. It includes ex-voto paintings, West African Bocio fetish dolls and other objects which have their roots in religion, magic and ritual.  

Seħer il-Baħar  
Date: 3-24 Nov 
Location: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts, Valletta 

An exhibition disclosing Anna Galea’s latest artistic exploration of the sea, one of the most spell-binding phenomena characterising our Mediterranean island. The artist probes into a fresh lens, exploring the mystery of the waters through different techniques. 

food

Wine Tour and Tasting 
Date: 5 Nov 
Location: St Julian’s  

 Dive into a multisensorial experience of wine, food, history,, architecture and nature. Learn the captivating process of wine making. Secondly, you will taste local wines such as Nexus and Fennici accompanied by a plate of food. Then get ready to unwind and join us in this fantastic journey!  

Get your tickets from englishcafemalta.com 

Gourmet Charity Event
Date: 7 Nov
Location: Ivy House, Pembroke

A gourmet charity event in which all proceeds will go towards Women for Women Foundation and Dar Merhba Bik is being held on Monday 7 November, hosted by Elsa Andrea Messi, a local and international food journalist and founder of the independent food guide What’s Cooking Malta? (currently due for a relaunch).

Located at Ivy House in Pembroke, guests will be treated to a scrumptious canapé and prosecco reception, 10 generous delectable small dishes prepared by five of Malta’s top chefs and restaurants (in a flying buffet format) with free-flowing wine. For more information contact Elsa on Facebook

club nights

Boozy Bingo: Winter Series 
Date: 1-12 Nov 
Location: Gianpula Main Room 

Your squad’s favourite night is back for a select number of Sundays in  November. Join Debrii, Carlo Gerada, Supre and some very special guests  for four themes across nine Sundays; Pyjama Party, Football Fever, Trays n’ Tracksuits and Animal Assembly.  Boozy Bingo is a new take on the traditional bingo that we all know and love. Get your tickets from ticketline.com  
 

Sketch: Umwelt 
Date: 18 Nov 
Location: Liquid Club, San Gwann 

In DJ set, always faithful to the vinyl support to the point of cutting his own copies, or in live behind his machines, Umwelt delivers a fierce, dark and cinematographic music at the crossroads between the classics and an assumed modernity.  

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com  
 

Music and Theatre

Amora by Cirque du Soleil

Mussorgsky’s 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

MET ENCORE MEDEA

The Three Palaces Early Opera & Music Festival  
Date: 1-13 Nov 
Location: Various 

The festival focuses on the premise that “our ordinary is actually extraordinary”.. Everyone should have access to heritage sites, to the transcendent beauty of art, as well as to the right to participate in the expression of music. For more information visit www.festivals.mt  

Best of Foo: Foo Fighters Tribute 
Date: 4 November 
Location: St Aloysius College, Triq il-Ferrovija l-Qadima, Birkirkara 

 Some of Malta’s top musicians, along with special guests, will be hitting the stage on Friday, 4 November at St Aloysius Theatre, in celebration of one of the most respected rock bands in modern music, the Foo Fighters. Get your tickets from www.ticketline.com/bookings/   

 APS Teatru Unplugged 23 
Date: 11-12 Nov 
Location: Teatru Manoel, Valletta  

Under the artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri, the twenty-third edition of APS Teatru Unplugged will feature 5 diverse acts of unplugged performances. Lineup: Airport Impressions, Stoned, The Crowns, This.Co, Gabriella Azzopardi. APS Teatru Unplugged 23 is supported by APS Bank, Baileys and Camilleri Paris Mode.

 

Mediterranean Open Dance Festival 2022 

Date: 12-13 Nov 
Location: Radission Blu Resort, St Julians 

The Mediterranean Open Dance Festival is an international event that is organised every year in Malta. It hosts more than 500 dance competitors each year in different disciplines and categories. For more information send an email to chrisdancecentre@gmail.com or visit www.visitmalta.com 
  
Sounds of Morricone 
Date: 13 Nov 
Location: Teatru Astra, Gozo 

Gozo’s La Stella Philharmonic will conclude the nineteenth edition of Festival Mediterranea in style, offering a spectacular concert featuring music by Ennio Morricone, one of the most influential, versatile, and experimental composers of all time. Free event; reservations can be made at info@lastella.com.mt. 

Luca Minnelli Live Concert 
Date: 19 Nov 
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, St Julian’s  

Luca Minnelli will be performing his hit “Forever & Ever With You” during an exceptional gala dinner evening seated concert, with ten foreign members of his musical ensemble. The gala dinner comes with an optional seated three -course lavish banquet with free-flowing wine and champagne. 

Magia di Oprette 
Date: 19 Nov 
Location: Catholic Institute, Floriana

Operetta singers from Milan (tenor Andrea Bragiotto and soprano Barbara Fasol) will perform solos and duettos from popular operettas, while the La Valette Band conducted by Mro Dominic Darmanin will perform the overtures of some operettas. Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com  

 MET Encore Medea 
Date: 20 Nov 
Location: Valletta  

Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance, kicking off the highly anticipated 2022–23 Live in HD season. Tickets cost Eur15.  
Get your tickets from www.kreattivita.org 

Amora by Cirque du Soleil  
Date: 24 Nov – 18 Dec 
Location: MCC, Valletta  

AMORA is a love story full of acrobatics and heart-pumping performances that will keep the audience on the edge of their seat. AMORA invites you to wander the whimsical and wonder-filled world of La Valette, where the streets come alive with heart-racing acrobatics, curious characters, and the contagious power of love. 

Get tickets from www.visitmalta.com 

Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ 
Date: 29 Nov 
Location: Malta Society of Arts, Republic Street, Valletta 

The programme includes two canonical works from the piano literature: Debussy Preludes (Book 1) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Both the performer and the audience are taken through a myriad of colours and emotions, as both works unfold as paintings in sound.  

other

Malta Open Dance Spectacular 2022 

Malta Open Dance Spectacular 2022 

Malta Week 
Date: 14-18 Nov 
Location: Ta’ Qali Expo Floor and Hilton, St Julian’s 

Get ready for a massive gaming and technology festival. Delegates will get to explore top products and demos featuring the latest in gaming, emerging tech, digital health, and affiliate marketing industries. There will also be gaming areas, competitions, creative booths and other interactive activities.  

Malta Book Festival 
Date: 23-27 Nov 
Location: MFCC, Ta’ Qali 

 Malta Book Festival will be boasting a record number of more than 50 exhibitors. Over 8,000 square metres of space is being dedicated to exhibition areas for publishers, booksellers and NGOs, and activity areas for the numerous book presentations and discussions.  

International Challenge Marathon 
Date: 25-27 Nov 
Location: Siggiewi, Marsascala and St. Paul’s Bay 

Malta’s only multi-day race, a stable event on the Maltese athletics calendar, attracting since its inception over 5000 locals and foreigner athletes looking forward to an unusual ‘Challenge’. Spread over a period of three consecutive days, athletes cover a distance that measures exactly 42.195km. Visit bsj.mt for more information.  

Malta Open Dance Spectacular 2022 
Date: 26-27 Nov
Location: Various

An International Wheelchair and able-bodied Ballroom, Latin American, Freestyle, team match with international dancers. Started in 2002, this event is all about integration and enjoying dance, including watching the judges dance. A mixed international team match is the final highlight on the Sunday evening.  

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