Hey Malta, the clocks go back this Saturday which means you all get to enjoy an extra hour either in bed or partying the night away! Whichever choice you make, here’s everything you need to know about what’s on this weekend across the islands…
Saturday, October 26th
1. The Ħamrun Chocolate Fest is back in business
Whether you’re a Charlie Bucket or chocoholic, you’ll want to stop by this year’s edition of the annual Chocolate Fest in Ħamrun.
The event brings together traditions from the past and present, blending them with innovative uses of chocolate as an ingredient for food and art. Malta’s top chefs, bakers and chocolatiers will invite visitors into their craft, discovering chocolate creations and recipes that they can try out themselves (and try out some super awesome chocolate creations, too).
2. Lollipop #37: It’s Good To Be Sh-evil
Everyone’s favourite queer night of inclusivity will be scaring you all onto the dancefloor for a night of truly terrible pop fun! Resident DJ, STJOHN will be spinning some spooky sounds, joined by Sky’s very own Panelli.
Don’t forget about that extra hour, either, the Lollipop Kids will be there just as time starts fleeting…
3. Popeye & the Monsters of the Dark
Dare to face the monsters that lie in the dark? Gather sweets during trick or treat and try mustering enough courage to walk through the hairraising Haunted House at Popeye Village this weekend!
4. ‘Human Turned Divine’ @ The Mdina Cathedral Museum
To mark the occasion of the musuem’s 50th anniversary, the Cathedral Museum Commission presents ‘The Human Turned Divine’ – an exhibition of important crucifixes spanning across teh 15th and 21st Centuries. Items on display, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, come from private, public and ecclesiastical collections.
5. The Madhouse Halloween Costume Party @ Gianpula
Malta’s favourite costume party is hitting the Gianpula fields this weekend. Expect the unexpected as the clubbing village is turned into an entrance to hell…
Sunday, October 27th
6. The Selmun Nature Walk
Grab your coat, this weekend is set to be a bit chilly. But, that shouldn’t make you shy away from heading out into Selmun’s wonderful environment for a lovely Sunday stroll. Full event details can be found here.
7. Eco-Market @ The Climathon
A special one-day-only eco-market will open up stalls this Sunday at Pjazza Madonna Medjatrici in Ħaż-Żabbar from 11am to 5pm.
Organised in collaboration with CLIMATHON by Climate KIC, the event is focused on all things good for both people and planet, and entrance is free!
8. Pumpkin Carving @ Piscopo Gardens
Family fun is heading to Piscopo Gardens this entire weekend, grab the biggest pumpkin you see and hack at. it until you’ve got your own Halloween masterpiece!