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15 WHAT'S ON WHAT'S ON TODAY In Guardia Parade Historical re-enactment at Fort St Elmo Place, Valletta at 11:00. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of the fort and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John in charge of military affairs. During the re-enactment, of the fort's garrison - some 50 re-enactors in all, kitted-out in their uniforms perform their military drill to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff its state of readiness. Payment at the door. Opera Under Stretta Stars The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, presents, the event, 'Opera under Stretta Stars', under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci - with Spanish tenor and actor Moisés Molín, Maltese baritone Ken Scicluna and pianist Sofia Narmania. Repertoire consists of Arias and Duets from: Verdi's Don Carlo Verdi's Otello Verdi's Rigoletto Puccini's La Boheme Tchaikovsky's Evgeni Onegin Rachmaninov's Aleko Leoncavallo's Pagliacci Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Taking place at the Splendid, Strait Street, Valletta at 20:00. Entrance is free. Indian Dance Performance By Madhavi Indian dancer Madhavi performs Bharata Natyam as well as Bollywood dances at Cafe Riche. Doors open at 20:30. EXHIBITIONS UNTIL JUNE 23 Art to Ware For the second year running the Gabriel Caruana Foundation is pleased to participate in Buongiorno Ceramica! The Gabriel Caruana Foundation is organising the exhibition entitled 'Art to Ware' and a pop-up shop at the Mill - Art, Culture and Crafts Centre in Birkirkara, Malta. 'Art to Ware', curated by Umberto Buttigieg, will focus on contemporary art and design ware including ceramics, photography, wood, perspex and acrylic. Participants include Tessie Borg, Umberto Buttigieg, Gabriel Caruana, Demetra Kallitsi, Sue Mifsud, Andrea Pullicino, Enrique' Tabone (Que), Audrey Torrero, Maureen Vella and Raffaella Zammit. Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 17:00 to 19:00; Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00. UNTIL JUNE 24 From a Distance: Gulja Holland Exhibition of paintings by Gulja Holland inspired by environmental issues, exhibited at Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema. Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 (Monday – Friday), 11:00 – 14:00 (Saturday), and also by appointment. More information: 9929 2488, www. UNTIL AUGUST 10 A Tranquil Star Collective exhibition of international artists at the newly-reopened Malta Contemporary Art, 12, Felix Street, Valletta. Featuring the work of Anthea Hamilton (UK), 2017 Venice Biennale artist Salvatore Arancio (Italy) as well as Basim Magdy (Egypt), Haris Epaminonda (Cyprus) and Nicholas Byrne (UK). Opening hours are 10:00 to 18:00, from Tuesday to Saturday. More information: www.maltacontemporaryart. com. JUNE 23-AUGUST 30 Correspondences Collective exhibition at the newly-reopened Malta Contemporary Art, 12, Felix Street, Valletta. Featuring: Amarante Abramovici, Covadonga Barreiro, Tânia Dinis, Sérgio Leitão and João Vasco Paiva. Curated by Eduarda Neves. Opening hours are 10:00 to 18:00, from Tuesday to Saturday. More information: www. PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AND JUNE 16-18; 23-25 Little Red Riding Hood Adult summer panto produced by Michael Fenech (Bla Kondixin) at Spazju Kreattiv at St James Cavalier, Valletta at 20:00. Cast includes Joe Depasquale, Joseph Zammit, Larissa Bonaci, Taryn Mamo Cefai, Malcolm Galea and Steve Hili. Written and directed by Steve Hili. Bookings:, 2122 3200. MUSIC JUNE 17 Port Erin – The PlaKard Project Concert by Port Erin (UK) and The PlaKard Project (Malta) at Zion Reggae Bar, Marsascala. Doors open at 20:30, first band starts at 22:00. Entrance is at €5. JUNE 25 The Beangrowers/The Velts – Live An evening of alternative music at The Garage, Zebbug. Featuring live performances from Beangrowers and The Velts, with a DJ set by Mario Vella (Brikkuni). Doors open at 19:30. Entrance is at €8. UNTIL JULY 10 VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL For the 20th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival, a series of 37 concerts, together with exhibitions, master classes, and specialised talks will be presented in Victoria, Gozo. This is a five- week period of uninterrupted musical and cultural activity that is attracting tourists and music-lovers who visit Gozo specifically for the Festival. As for the past nine years, the opening and closing concerts of the Festival will see the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Joseph Vella, Artistic Director of the Festival. More information: For more information please visit maltatoday, WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2017 THIS WEEK Port Erin (UK) will perform at Zion Reggae Bar

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