Malta Events Guide: March 2023

Malta Events Guide: March 2023

Here are some of the best activities you can enjoy when visiting Malta and Gozo this March

Music and entertainment

Few things bring us all together more effectively than a captivating performance. From tongue-in-cheek comedies and music performances to new theatrical smashes and movie screenings, Malta has some incredible entertainment lined up this month!

Emma hewitt live

rock classics of the 60s and 70s

lordi live in concert

Movies in Concert
Date: 04 March
Location: MCC, Valletta

Following the success of ‘Movies in Concert’, held in 2019, the Soċjetà Filarmonika L-Unjoni of Luqa, is proudly presenting another spectacular concert featuring film music. The symphonic band will be complemented by various string instruments to form a 90-piece orchestra which, together with Amadeus Chamber Choir and the Centrestage Choir, will provide a special night to remember.  The hugely talented guest line-up features some of the best local talent, including Destiny, Eleanor Cassar, Tiziana Calleja, Ludwig Galea and Jeffrey Scicluna. The event will also include the use of visuals and advanced lighting technology, making this evening perfect for film enthusiasts, families and regular concert goers.  This year’s concert, under the baton of John David Zammit, will once again feature iconic movie scores penned by the best composers of this genre, such as James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone and John Williams. The playlist includes music from Star Wars, The Lion King, Aladdin, Avatar, Titans, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pearl Harbour and Jurassic Park, amongst others.  Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

Tosca
Date: 5,8,10,12 March
Location: Manoel Theatre, Valletta

Opera-lovers, take note: as Malta’s operatic home, Teatru Manoel, will be staging a full on opera, featuring a stellar cast – directed and joined by international opera star, Argentine tenor José Cura – who will bring to life Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. What’s more, Cura’s stage design will redefine traditional operatic staging, switching orchestra and performers between the orchestra pit and the near-300-year-old stage. The choir from KorMalta also enhances Puccini’s romantic score under the direction of chorus master Riccardo Bianchi, against the backdrop of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mario De Rose. Tickets are available via www.teatrumanoel.mt

Lithuanian Film Days 2023
Date: 10-12 March
Location: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema , Castille Place, Valletta, Malta

The second edition of the Lithuanian Film Days is taking place in March at Spazju Kreattiv Cinema. A special introduction by the Charge d‘Affairs of Lithuania to Malta will precede the 10 March screening of FRAGMENTS OF PARADISE. For more information on the films presented this year, visit kreattivita.org

Emma Hewitt Live
Date: 11 March
Location:Aria Complex, San Gwann 

The generational voice behind club and radio hits numbered in the dozens, defining tracks for Tiësto, Armin, 3LAU, Cosmic Gate, Aly & Fila, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Chris Lake, Ilan Bluestone, Emma isr recognised as one of the scene’s most creative. Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

Rock Classics of the 60s and 70s
Date: 11 March
Location: MCC, Valletta

The latest rock orchestral collaboration in a series of outstanding events brought to the MCC by The Gozo Youth Orchestra and 7SPP. The line up will feature The Gozo Youth Orchestra under the direction of their Musical Director, Maestro Joseph Grech. The orchestra will be joined by Gozo’s finest, CASH & Band, led by John ‘Cash’ Cassar. Also appearing on the night, will be a hugely talented line up of guest performers including Dorothy Bezzina, Sarah Bonnici, Kurt Cassar, Ludwig Galea, Neville Refalo.The show will feature classic numbers from legendary bands such as, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Blondie, Procol Harlem, Deep Purple, Nazareth, The Animals, Pink Floyd, Boston and artists such as Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Elton John and David Bowie.

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

Private Lives
Date: 17-19, 24-26 March
Location: Manoel Theatre, Valletta

In Private Lives, passion, laughter, romance, anger, and love set the stage for a battle of the sexes as divorced couple, Amanda and Elyot, find themselves unwittingly thrown together in Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Unknowingly booking adjoining rooms while on honeymoon with their respective spouses, Victor and Sybil, Amanda and Elyot are forced to face their true feelings for each other. Fast-paced, witty, and passionate, Noël Coward’s comedy is a delightful romp.

Get your tickets from teatrumanoel.com.mt 

A Romance of Errors
Date: 12 March
Location: MCAST Institute of Applied Sciences, Paola, Malta

In this Malta Opera devised operetta, each one singer will perform a setlist that was perfectly curated to match their abilities. Expect an hour and a half of opera and much more. “A Romance of Errors” takes us to Firenze in Italy where we embark on a tale of folly, rivalry and romance.

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

Malta Society of Arts’ 100 years at Palazzo de La Salle celebrations
Date: 16 March
Location: MCC, Valletta

The latest rock orchestral collaboration in a series of outstanding events brought to the MCC by The Gozo Youth Orchestra and 7SPP. The line up will feature The Gozo Youth Orchestra under the direction of their Musical Director, Maestro Joseph Grech. The orchestra will be joined by Gozo’s finest, CASH & Band, led by John ‘Cash’ Cassar. Also appearing on the night, will be a hugely talented line up of guest performers including Dorothy Bezzina, Sarah Bonnici, Kurt Cassar, Ludwig Galea, Neville Refalo.The show will feature classic numbers from legendary bands such as, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Blondie, Procol Harlem, Deep Purple, Nazareth, The Animals, Pink Floyd, Boston and artists such as Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Elton John and David Bowie.

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

The Sound of Music
Date: 
17-19, 26-26 March
Location: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta

The inspirational story based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Featuring a trove of cherished songs including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favourite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

Lordi Live in Concert
Date: 31 March
Location: Aria Complex, San Gwann

Finnish metal monsters Lordi were formed in the ’90s, led by lead singer, songwriter, visual art and costumer designer, Mr Lordi. Famed for their international breakthrough by winning the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with Hard Rock Hallelujah, the band will grace us with their presence during the Rock’N Malta festival this March.

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

 

 

food and drinks

Malta has everything you and your family could wish for on holiday and the cusine is just sometihng else. Here’s our pick of food-related  activities to keep the whole family entertained

the take of joy festival

valletta food tour

Lebanese food workshop

The Taste of Joy Festival
Date: 11 March
Location: Vincent’s Eco Estate, Mgarr

Oh My Malta is teaming up with one of its contributors Emily A. Francis to present The Taste of Joy Festival; a food festival and celebration of her brand new book ‘The Taste of Joy’, a love letter to local farmers and fishermen, which introduces the world to the Mediterranean way of life and Malta specifically. 

The food festival will feature farmers and local producers selling their signature local products to everyone to take home as well as homemade nibbles to snack on during the event. There will also be food and beverage vendors to keep everyone entertained all day long. Live music will be on throughout the day as well as a bouncy castle for the little ones. Get ready to celebrate Malta’s local produce and the people behind it as well as get your hands on Emily A. Francis’ brand new book, which includes all the information she gathered through her OhMyMalta interviews.

Folklore Dinner Show
Date: Every Friday
Location: Ta’ Marija Restaurant, Mosta

A cultural celebration through dance, characterised with local ‘Folklore’ performances. Enjoy a Maltese dining experience alongside this authentic tradition.

For more information visit tamarija.com

Tajine Workshop
Date: 14 March
Location: Mediterranean Culinary Academy, Naxxar

Learn about the use of the tajine that delivers such fantastic flavours, ingredients, spices, as well as how it all comes together. The preparation of the tajine was typically reserved for celebration days, weddings and highly-esteemed guests. Create your own representation of this famous North African dish. Everything will be provided including as an apron as well as the ingredients, and equipment needed for the duration of the session.

For more information visit www.mcamalta.com

Maltese Rural Cooking Class
Date: Various dates/ Book your private class
Location: Diar il-Bniet Farmhouse Kitchen, Dingli

Choose this experience for a three-hour hands-on cooking class. You will have the opportunity to cook a full blown menu, from appetiser to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whilst every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn the tricks of my grandmother’s traditional cooking. You will discover the secrets of the local peasant country cooking.

For more information visit diarilbniet.com

Masquerade Carnival Edition
Date: 17 February
Location: Infinity by Hugo’s, St. Julian’s, Malta

Don’t miss the chance to dance under the stars surrounded by a magical atmosphere, funky costumes, and spectacular entertainment whilst enjoying breathtaking 360 degrees views. Vibe to reggaetton and RNB in the main room or house and techno at the house of Dom Perignon.

Get your tickets from www.showshappening.com

Valletta Food Tour 
Date: Every Saturday
Location: Meeting point: Front entrance to St. John’s Co-Cathedral in St. John’s Square

Discover the culture and cuisine of this unique Mediterranean island in a food-filled three hour walking trail packed with curious and exciting information by an experienced guide –  Graze while you go! The food tours offer a sumptuous glimpse into this world of local restaurants and gourmet food shops and featuring artisan cheeses and crusty bakes from local ovens, rich hand-made chocolates, local wines and local beer. Suitable clothing and sensible footwear are a must as trails will be held in all weather conditions. Tours are only available in English.

Book your spot by visiting offbeatmaltafoodtrails.com

Lebanese  Cooking Workshop
Date: 21 March
Location: Mediterranean Culinary Academy, Naxxar

This workshop will showcase a range of dishes influenced by Lebanese dishes which will result in a feast of colours and textures bursting with flavours.   By the end of the evening a beautiful spread of hummus dip, pita bread, tabbouleh salad, falafel balls, and a tahini dressing will await you together with a glass of wine.  What will you learn? What will I learn? Prepare pita bread from scratch Prepare a spread of vegan dishes that can be eaten as a spread or alone Balance a spread of food to include dishes with different textures, temperatures, and flavours Use fresh ingredients and an array of spices to lift any dish to a different level Perform basic knife cuts and techniques Apply kitchen professionalism: timing, cleanliness and organisation 

For more information visit www.mcamalta.com

 

 

art and culture

We’ve pulled together a rundown of promising arts and culture events to stir the senses this spring.

What'chu Looking at?, Who you Speaking with?: A Gazing All

carnival exhibition

Exhibition on Screen

Unseen and Unheard
Date: 1 February – 14 April
Location: The Storm Petrel Foundation, Triq Sant Anton, Attard

Unseen and Unheard is an exhibition that sheds light on overlooked or previously unrecorded war narratives and microhistories from Malta and elsewhere. It brings together items and artefacts drawn from different collections, with a primary focus on wartime experiences of women and girls.

The exhibition was inspired by a series of conversations between the Storm Petrel Foundation and Dr Robert Attard. Dr Attard had found a collection of letters written by a young German woman during the Second World War, some of which will be on display in the exhibition, together with other artefacts from a number of collections.

For more information visit www.stormpetrelfoundation.org

What’chu Looking at?, Who you Speaking with?: A Gazing All
Date: 1 February – 4 March
Location: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv. St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

This exhibition of contemporary art will explore the intricate entity of Africa through the eyes of contemporary African artists. A two-way gaze of reflexivity and shared understanding through artistic investigation will provide a look into the lived realities across the continent.

Free Spirit #2
Date: 2-30 March
Location: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts,Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

Maria Cassar is using her ‘intuition’, ‘freedom’, and ‘imagination’ to look further away from what she can physically see and enunciates intangible emotions onto the canvas. She artistically translates her inner impulses into geometric shapes and gestural marks which have no source at all in the external visual reality. The works reveal a continuous dialogue between light and shade, void and presence.

The exhibition will feature a range of abstract works showcasing the artist’s fascination with colour. In her own words ‘Colour represents and emits light in all its glory’. The show will also include a few paintings that portray children in a playful, carefree mood.

Carnival Exhibition
Date: 2 February-5 March
Location: Atrium, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta

The time awaited by everyone has come and Spazju Kreattiv will once again be doning the carnival colours and will be organising a number of activities in its surroundings. The programme will include an exhibition of carnival costumes as well as the mischievous Qarċilla that has come back to life in recent years.

Exhibition On Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman
Date:10 March
Location: Spazzju Kreattiv, Valletta

An on screen exhibition released to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art. The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all.

Get your tickets from kreattivita.org

 

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