Tuesday 6

Urban Paintings Around the World 2021

Urban Paintings Around the World (UPAW) returns this year with an impressive line-up of artists and their artworks with the theme of ‘the planet and its colours’. UPAW 2021 will run from July 6 until July 8 on the Esplanade des Pêcheurs in the Port of Monaco.

The event will feature some recognisable names in the art world, who will amaze visitors with live paintings. To discover more, click here.

Le Son d’Alex by Alex Jaffray at the Fort Antoine Theatre

Armed with his intriguing musical sampler, Alex Jaffray will take to the centre stage of the Fort Antoine Theatre on Tuesday, July 6, in order to take the audience on a musical journey through history. Jaffray will have something for everyone in his special sampler, “from Daft Punk to Booba via the Eagles, Ennio Morricone or even Maître Gims.”

This concert has been created in collaboration with the Princess Grace Theatre, and will begin at 21:30 with free entry to all. Just make sure to reserve your tickets at the Princess Grace Theatre beforehand. To discover more, click here. Please also note that this event is in French, but the sound of music is, of course universal.

Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021

Organised since 2014 by the Yacht Club de Monaco in collaboration with the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge competition is unique.

The challenge will run from July 6 to July 10, and will see professionals and students alike racing and sailing the sustainably minded boats of the future. The challenge will also feature conferences and exhibitions in the Monaco Yacht Club. To discover more, click here.

Thursday 8

Diotima Quartet at the Fort Antoine Theatre

Among the most in demand quartets throughout the world, the Diotima Quartet will steal the spotlight in the Fort Antoine Theatre as they perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.

This classical concert is produced in collaboration with the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo music festival, and will begin at 21:30 on Thursday, July 8. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in person at the Princess Grace Theatre. To discover more, click here.

Friday 9

Herculis EBS Monaco 2021

The Herculis EBS International Athletics Meeting will return to the Stade Louis II of Monaco on Friday, July 9. As part of the ‘WANDA Diamond League’, the world’s finest athletes will come together to compete in track and field events.

To discover more about the Monaco athletics meet, click here. The event’s program can be found here, and tickets can be reserved online here.

Prova d’Orchestra at the Fort Antoine Theatre

In collaboration with the Prince Pierre Foundation, the 1979 Italian film by Federico Fellini, ‘Prova d’Orchestra’ will be screened at the Fort Antoine Theatre in its original version with French subtitles.

The screening will begin at 21:30 on Friday, July 9 and tickets are free, but must be reserved in person at the Princess Grace Theatre. To discover more, click here.

Sunday 11

Musique a 4 mains d’aujourd’hui

The 16th International Organ Festival of Monaco returns this week with another exciting concert. However, this concert stands out from the rest, as four hands will take to the keys of the Monaco cathedral’s organ.

Those four hands belong to Béatrice Piertot and Yannick Merlin, who will perform the musical works of Jean-Charles Gandrille, Christophe de Coudenhove and Grégoire Rolland, just to name a few.

The concert will commence in the Monaco cathedral at 17:00 on Sunday, July 11 and entrance is free for all. To discover more, click here.


Monaco Streaming Film Festival 2021

The inaugural edition of the Monaco Streaming Film Festival (MCSFF) began on Saturday, July 3 and will continue to run until July 6 at the Grimaldi Forum.

The festival is organised by the Princess Grace Foundation and GEMA Foundation in conjunction with major Hollywood streaming studios, and will conclude with a Gala Awards Dinner in the Grimaldi Forum and virtually.

To discover more about the streaming festival, click here.

Sergio Fermariello ‘Inventum’ Exposition – at the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi

Until the end of August, this exhibition continues to relate the story of a unique and daring encounter between four artists with different horizons. Fermariello’s works are paintings with figures that can be interpreted as warriors.

“For this second part of the Centenary of Maison Ribolzi, it is with the same passion, with the same commitment that I invest in the search for renowned artists offering interesting and high-level works and creations.

Sergio Fermariello, one of the leaders of contemporary Italian artists, corresponded perfectly to my wish and I am happy to welcome him within my walls. His three-dimensional paintings-sculptures use primitive figures of the warrior on horseback combined with resolutely modern materials, in the form of an archaic figurative writing.

For this exhibition, Fermariello also surprises us with two installations similar to wheat fields, but which, for those who are attentive, are in reality listening undulating fields, an invitation to listen to Oneself and the world around.” – Adriano Ribolzi

Looking Forward

Artcurial auctions

Artcurial Monaco has a lot on offer in July with several auctions throughout the month.

July 19

Artcurial Monaco Motorcar Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 16:00

July 20

Artcurial Monaco Jewellery Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 14:00

Artcurial Monaco Important Watches Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 18:00

July 21

Artcurial Monaco ‘Le Temps est Féminin’ Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 14:00

July 22

Artcurial Monaco Hermés & Luxury Bags Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 12:00

Artcurial Monaco ‘Monaco Sculptures’ Auction – at the Hermitage Hotel from 14:00

To discover more about Artcurial Monaco and each event, click here.

Featured image courtesy of yacht-club-monaco.mc, the type of eco-friendly boat you can hope to see at the 8th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge from Tuesday, July 6