Tuesday 7

The River – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 1997 film directed by a Malaysian-Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang. All the frustrations of Taiwanese youth are expressed in this bleak yet absorbing film. A visual triumph.

Presented in the original version with French subtitles. On Tuesday, February 7 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more at the Tout l’art du cinéma website.

Wednesday 8

The Orchestra, Seek and Find Around the World – Concert for a Young Audience

With Fiona Monbet (conductor), Chloé Perarnau (illustrator), Margot Alexandre (actor). Music by Rachel Leach & the London Philharmonic Orchestra. On Wednesday, February 8 at 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and rerserve your tickets here.

Club VIVANOVA Hosts Charity Cocktail

To celebrate a new partnership, Club Vivanova invites you to join its Charity Cocktail event at the Horizon Deck of the Fairmont Monte Carlo to support Ecoute Cancer Réconfort Association. Gourmet cocktail canapés will be served along with a New Zealand wine degustation (Auntsfield Estate) and a presentation by ECR’s President Valerie Barilaro.

Under the Honorary Presidency of HSH Princess Stéphanie, the Monegasque Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort created in June 2009 is a welcoming place intended for the well-being of people with cancer – a space for meetings, listening and activities that allows them to recharge their batteries, overcome the disease and to come out of their isolation.

“Join us and give back, whilst networking with our newest partners and making the world a better place. €15 from each ticket booked will go directly to ECR and we will also be hosting an exciting tombola.” Book online. On Wednesday February 8 at 19:00 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Horizon Deck.

Thursday 9

Shakespeare – Bach – A concert-reading with Charlotte Rampling

For their second collaboration, actress Charlotte Rampling and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton create a poetic dialogue between the sonnets of William Shakespeare and the suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. Like a single piece of music, the switch from cello to words is imperceptible and the two instruments sing in harmony. A play in English “Shakespeare – Bach” with French subtitles incorporated into the video of the performance will be on the stage of Princess Grace Théâtre on Thursday, February 9 at 20:00.

Discover more at the TPG website. Reserve your tickets at the Monte Carlo Ticket website.

Encore, Encore, Encore… French Theatre

A popular Belgian comedian, Lorette Goosse, has carte blanche in this volcanic, hilarious, sexy, and profound stand-up show in her inimitable style, as she shares with us the trials and tribulations of her search for Love with a capital L. The hardest one of all to find. From Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11 at 20:30 and Sunday, February 12 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Friday 10

Lumière – Exhibition

The annual exhibition of the International Artists Association of Monaco (AIAP), with UNESCO and under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert, will this year present six young Armenian artists alongside artists of the association. “The theme for the 2023 edition has been chosen in consideration of our present global situation, a time of uncertainty, instability and permanent fear. In contrast, the Salon 2023 aims to be a pleasant, luminous time for the public; a manifestation of enlightenment through the union of artists. We believe in the power of light, insight and care; in the necessity of guidance and encouragement… Art is inherent in light. It appears in caves, by fire glow; shadows draw contours and forms appear,” the organisers say.

In parallel, The Monegasque Red Cross will exhibit the photo-reportage of the photo-journalist and AIAP member Nick Danziger, on the topic of Armenia.

The exhibition will take place at the Salle d’Exposition on Quai Antoine 1er from February 10 until February 24 with free admission every day from 13:00 until 18:00.

Sunday 12

Récital Christian Zacharias – Concert

With Christian Zacharias (piano). Music includes pieces by Tchaikovsky and Schubert. On Sunday, February 12 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Monday 13

Climatic Architecture – French Lecture

Architecture and spatial planning were traditionally based on the climate and health, as can be seen in treatises by Vitruve, Palladio, or Alberti, where exposure to the wind and sun, temperature variations, and humidity influenced the shapes of cities and buildings. These fundamental considerations for development and construction were ignored in the second half of the 20th century, thanks to the widespread use of fossil fuels, by heating and air-conditioning systems and refrigerators, which are now contributing to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Faced with the climate and health challenges of the 21st century, the lecturers propose to rethink our discipline, and refocus on its intrinsic atmospheric qualities, where air, light, heat, and humidity are recognised as true construction materials, where convection, thermal conduction, evaporation, emissivity, or effusivity become design tools for creating architecture and the city, and where, thanks to the principle of dialectical materialism, they will be capable of revolutionising aestheic and social values. Organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation. On Monday, February 13 at 18:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.

Looking forward

Save the Date!

Inscriptions are now open for the Child CARE Monaco’s 10th Vintage Car Rally on Sunday, September 10. This year men are welcome to accompany the ladies! As usually, bring your own car or let the team organise it for you. For booking and more info, please contact childcare@monaco.mc.

Magic Monaco will definitely happen this year

After three years of absence due to Covid 19, the Monaco Anime Game International Conference – magic filled with industry stars, competitions, and presentations is planned to take place over two days in 2023. Guests already announced are Yoichi Takahashi, creator of Olive and Tom, William Simpson, the storyboarder of Games of Thrones, Ayami Kojima illustrator and character designer on the video game series Castelvania, Koji Igarashi, producer of video games including the Castlevania saga. This Week in Monaco will confirm the dates and the programme in one of our next editions. Read more about Cédric Biscay, President & CEO of Shibuya Productions, responsible for MAGIC here.

Monet in Monaco

On the 140th anniversary of Claude Monet’s first stopover in Monte-Carlo and on the Riviera, the Grimaldi Forum will devote its major summer exhibition to him from July 8 to September 3. Reservations for this truly exceptional exhibition can be made here. Ticket prices until June 30, 7 euros in place of 14. +377 99 99 3000. Read more on NEWS.MC website.


‘The World We Make‘ – Amy Sherald Exhibition

Since March 2018, when Houser & Wirth announced exclusive worldwide representation of American artist Amy Sherald, four major exhibitions took place: in New York, Los Angeles, last year in London – her first solo show in Europe and from the end of January this year a selection of new and monumental works by Amy Sherald is brought to Monaco.

On display at Hauser & Wirth Monaco until April 15. This exhibition is not to be missed. More & video on NEWS.MC website.

Flower Power of Monaco – exhibition

The smallest gallery in the smallest country in the world, La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco, in La Scala presents a unique exhibition Flower Power of Monaco by two Monaco artists of Ukrainian origin, Zoia Skoropadenko and Eva Dmitrenko. La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco will exhibit original botanical artworks by both artists as well as inspirational objects that made them create the exhibition, until March 10. Read our story here.

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: Charlotte Rampling and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton