Wednesday 4

The Nutcracker

Concert for a Young Audience with Julie Depardieu (narrator), Katerina Barsukova (sand artist), Anne Maugue (flute), Jean-Marc Jourdin (oboe), Véronique Audard (clarinet), Franck Lavogez (bassoon), Didier Favre (horn), Sophia Steckeler (harp). Music by Tchaikovsky. On Wednesday, January 4, at 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III.

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Jazz Concert

An evening devoted to the greatest jazz composers including Benny Golson, Tadd Daameron, Thelonious Monk, and Randy Weston. Most of the pieces will be performed by a quintet, and there will also be one or two duets. Saxophonists Jean-Marc Baccarini and Franck Taschini are regular collaborators, and will be accompanied by comic strip author Jacques Ferrandez, who is as handy with a double bass as he is with a brush, along with Lucio Bergamasco, a pianist whose swing talents are widely appreciated, and Enzo Cioffi, an Italian drummer who has played numerous festivals. Concert organised by the association Monaco Jazz Chorus. On Wednesday, January 4, at 20:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Thursday 5

Misia Sert “Reine de Paris” – Theatre

Actress Julie Depardieu, flautist Juliette Hurel, and pianist Hélène Couvert introduce us to Misia Sert who, for over forty years, was the muse of some of the biggest names, from Bonnard and Renoir to Diaghilev and Cocteau, Ravel, Debussy, and Stravinsky. Written by Baptiste Rossi.

On Thursday, January 5, at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace.

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Friday 6

Vieilles Rombières – Theatre

“Vieilles Rombières” by Clément Tonelli, performed by J.C.B.Arts Compagnie and directed by Chantal Bellinzona. Author’s note: Every family has skeletons in the closet. Carole’s secret is an explosive one. Friends for more than 50 years, Carole and Jacqueline are set for an ordeal. Their lives will be turned upside down. These cantankerous but somehow endearing old biddies, or “rombières”, are about to settle their scores in the most entertaining style. Money raised by this evening will help fund our projects in Mali and Morocco, to promote school education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. To book tickets, please call or

On Friday, January 6, at 20:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Sunday 8

F-P. Zimmermann/M. Helmchen Recital

With Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) and Martin Helmchen (piano). Music by Brahms and Bartók. On Sunday, January 8 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Monday 9

The Monegasque Association for Appreciation of the Arts is pleased to present five lectures from the cycle “Thirst for Adventure” – “Frédéric Gadmer, operator for Albert Kahn in Afghanistan in 1928”, by Anthony Petiteau, historian, curator, and head of the “conservation, documentation, research” unit at the Albert-Kahn museum. Lecture organised in partnership with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. On Monday, January 9, at 18:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés. For more information and booking please e-mail

Looking forward

“La Messe de Minuit” de Marc-Antoine CHARPENTIER

Performed by the adult choir of the Academie de Musique Rainier III, on Tuesday, January 10 at 19:00 at the Église Saint-Martin – 18, avenue Crovetto Frères, Monaco.

The Last Ever MonacoUSA Networking Event at Stars’n’Bars on The Stardeck. On Wednesday, January 11 from 18:00 till 20:00.


Exhibition of Pastels by Jean Malaurie

On the occasion of Jean Malaurie’s anniversary – he turned 100 in December 22 – the Oceanographic Museum exhibits a selection of his pastels inspired by his multiple missions in the Arctic.

At the end of 2021, Jean Malaurie made a donation to the Oceanographic Institute of his collection of Inuit objects, from his archives and personal effects from his 31 polar expeditions. Visitors can experience some of this collection presented as part of the “Mission Polaire” exhibition. Until January 24, 2023 at the Oceanographic Museum.

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Mission Polaire – Polar Mission – an interactive entertainment for the entire family

Christmas Holiday Entertainment at the Oceanographic Museum offers five new thematic areas: from the discovery of the Poles to the wildlife they shelter in passing trough the humans that populate them and explore them. The iconic IMMERSION room takes you to the Poles by offering you the experience of life and interaction with bears, belugas and even penguins in six different scenarios. You will be up very close to the animals and propelled to the heart of the Poles! The programme continues until January 2023.

Discover more at the Oceanographic Museum website.

Les Carabiniers du Prince – exhibition

Twelve photographs dating from 1890 to 2022 are presented, in chronological order, to portray the history of the Carabinieri du Prince, closely linked to that of Monaco and the Prince’s family. This prestigious military unit, with 124 Carabinieri, provides daily security at the Prince’s Palace, the security of the Sovereign Family, of its property and dependencies with Its motto, “Honour, Loyalty and Dedication.” Free exhibition at the Gare de Monte Carlo until February 16, 2023.

FEATURED IMAGE: Julie Depardieu