As October unfolds, we find ourselves in a season of change, both in the natural world and within the hearts of those who seek to celebrate love and diversity. From cultural exhibitions and walking tours that share the untold stories of the LGBTQIA+ community to pulsating Halloween dance parties that resonate with the beats of unity, Malta’s October program promises something remarkable for everyone. Let’s celebrate diversity on this enchanting Mediterranean island. 🌈💖🇲🇹
🏛️ Special Event – European Heritage Days – Queer History Tour in Valletta
Date: 7th October, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM from Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana
Explore the hidden stories, landmarks, and contributions of the LGBTIQ+ community to Malta’s history. Join us for this unique experience with a special discount to celebrate the European Heritage Days!
🌟 Exclusive Offer: To celebrate, get a 35% discount using code EHD35 when booking your tour.
🎭 Notte Bianca
Date: Saturday 7th October in Valletta
Notte Bianca is one of Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festivals. Valletta comes alive with live performances, concerts, and more.
🖼️ Exhibition: Representing Pride
Venue: Spazziju Kreattiv
Date: Until 8th October 2023
Explore LGBTQIA+ stories through photography. Representing Pride is a process-based curatorial photography collection, premiering never-before-seen works focused on LGBTQIA+ stories, by eight individual photographers from around the Mediterranean basin.
📽️ Film Screening: ‘Fin De Siglo’
Date: Friday, 13th October
Watch ‘Fin De Siglo,’ a touching Argentinian movie. Two men meet in Barcelona, and after spending a day together they realise that they have already met twenty years ago.
Language: Spanish with English subtitle
Running time: 1h 24m
🏳️🌈 Exhibition: the wind blows…waves in all directions
Date: Until 29th October 2023
Venue: Spazziju Kreattiv
Across a 46,000km coast surrounded by 22 countries, LGBTIQA+ people simultaneously enjoy civil rights, face criminal action, can legally have their gender recognised, are socially and/or legally oppressed because of their gender, go through genital mutilation at birth, live under harsh systems be it socio-economic issues, nationalism and colonialism; and this only touches the surface of the multitude of experiences and challenges.
🎵 Fem Beats – Maori
Date: October 21, 8 PM – 12 AM
Ready for a chill night, having a drink, or up for dancing the night away to your favourite female artists? Fem Beats has got you covered! We’ll be playing the classics from Cher, Madonna, Whitney Houston, to Tina Turner. This event is for women, trans-feminine and non-binary persons. N.B. Gents are also welcome, but please note this is meant to be a safe space for the above-mentioned folks, so please respect it while there.
Party: Nerve Trick or chic in HAUNT COUTURE 🧛🏼♀️🕸️
🗓️ 27th October
📍 The Club House, Gianpula Village
The final Nerve event this year, gear up for a sinful night of freakish delights and screams that will echo through the darkest corners of our dungeon 🏰🕷️
More info and tickets here.
🕺 Party: Only 4 Men by RevolutionMalta
Date: Saturday, 28th October
🏳️🌈 Exhibition: [Be]Loved Malta: Stories of sexual and gender identity
Until 11 Nov 2023
Main Guard, Misraħ San Ġorġ, Triq Ir-Repubblika, il-Belt Valletta (opposite Grand Master’s Palace)
Sexual diversity has always been present in society in various forms. Yet how did society deal with this matter in different periods of time? Was it always considered a ‘problem’? Were all such acts deemed a crime? What did those directly concerned have to go through in order to adapt to the ‘solutions’ suggested or imposed by mainstream society?
More info here.
🎃 Pumpkin Craving in Balance Bowl
Halloween is for ADULTS too! 🎃
🗓️ 28th October at 6:00 PM
Join our crafty large table upstairs and make your own scary or funny pumpkin!
Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Visit the LGBT+-owned eatery for this fun event!
🎟️ Entry: 10eur per person.
More info here.
🎉 Michelangelo Club Lounge – Open Every Day
Date: 28th October
Don’t miss the Halloween 2023 party! Prizes for the best costumes. Tickets.
Malta’s only permanent gay dance club venue with a dark room catering to the LGBT+ community.
Buy your ticket for the Halloween Party here.
☕ Cafe Society – A Right Place for Wrong People in Valletta – Open Every Day
It is an inviting spot to unwind and connect with the LGBT+ crowd in Valletta.
For those seeking an inviting spot to unwind and connect with the LGBT+ crowd in the city, Cafe Society in Valletta is the place to be. Embodying the spirit of acceptance and camaraderie, Cafe Society welcomes everyone with open arms, making it an inclusive hub for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere to chat with friends or want to immerse yourself in the smooth melodies of jazz, Cafe Society has it all. Open every day, this venue offers a variety of events to cater to different interests and preferences. On Tuesdays, music enthusiasts can revel in the soulful tunes of Jazznights, a weekly event that sets the perfect ambiance for a delightful evening.
Check out the events here.
🍹 Kaktüs Coffee & Booze – Sliema
New Generation Coffee & Booze in Malta.
Hetero friendly. Open daily.