All under one roof:
All week: The Three Palaces Festival - National Museum Of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta; from Wednesday, 7 November: The Malta Book Festival 2018 - Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
National Book Council / Facebook
This week, the Three Palaces Festival – a celebration of chamber music held in some of the most beautiful sites on the island – continues to much acclaim. But, the star of the show is set to start mid-week with the yearly Malta Book Festival kicking off its 2018 edition with a line-up calling all bibliophiles, storytellers and film enthusiasts to dive headlong into a kaleidoscope of experience and thoughts. The highlight is a talk by Canadian author, social activist and filmmaker Naomi Klein – known as one of the world’s foremost thinkers.
From Thursday, 8 November at 6.30pm – Sunday, 11 November at 9.30pm: Weddings & Events Exhibition - Millennium Stand, Level 1, The National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Getting hitched next year? Confused at the wide array of florists, chauffeur companies and caterers on offer? Intent on getting a good deal? This week’s Weddings and Events Exhibition will help you sort the canapes from your cake displays; your bridesmaid’s bouquets from your groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Entrance is free and you will be treated to a startling display of the bright, bold and beautiful.
Or in one watering hole:
Tuesday, 6 November from 8.30pm – 10.30pm: Swing Nuages: at The Gut - The Gut, 99, Triq id Dejqa, Valletta; Sunday, 11 November from 7pm – 11pm: Villa Sundays - Nori at The Villa, St Julian's
Nori at The Villa / Facebook
This time of year is usually characterised by unstable weather – though there tends to be a sunny outlook towards the second week of the month – and with the storms of the past couple of weeks behind us, it may be time to head out on school nights for a couple of drinks, some music and new tastes. Tomorrow night, Swing Nuages play their set at the atmospheric Gut – at the far end of Strait Street – but if you also want food with your tunes head to Nori at The Villa in St Julian’s on Sunday for some dumplings, skewers and the best of Asian street food. Cocktails are also being served!
Friday, 9 November: SOS! ABBA Revival The Tribute - Gianpula Village, Limits of Haz-Zebbug, Zebbug
Gianpula Village / Facebook
Mamma mia, here we go again! The island’s fascination with Abba continues unabated with SOS! ABBA revival making its way to Gianpula Village this Friday night. Slip on your platforms, get into your flares and head out for a night of dancing, singing and ‘70s throwbacks. Even if you never experienced the decade the first time around, you’ll be strutting it with the most experienced of them on that dance floor.
Wherever you go, treat yourself this weekend:
Saturday, 10 November from 10am – 6pm: Superheroes in Science - Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Triq Marina, Kalkara; Sunday, 11 November from 9am – 5pm: Sue Mifsud Ceramics - Open Studio – Rabat
Two days off for you and your family. What do to? Esplora Interactive Science Centre always knows how to keep the young and old alike entertained (it’s not just for your kids you know!) and this weekend is no different, with their Superheroes in Science. Science shows, life-size figures of the most popular superhero characters, hands-on workshops, and superhero vs supervillain duels are set to entertain whoever walks through those doors. And, if you need some R&R after all that, head to Rabat to savour the wonder that is Sue Mifsud’s pottery in her open day. Mulled wine has been promised!