Tuesday 2

Il Sorpasso – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco in partnership with the association Dante Aligheri presents the 1962 film Il Sorpasso directed by Dino Risi. The quintessence of Italian film, Il Sorpasso has well-defined characters, delicious dialogue and fierce critique of a society adrift. With Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as the main characters, this road movie takes you from Rome’s dazzling Via Veneto to the glittering beaches of the Italian Riviera.

In 2008, the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved (100 film italiani da salvare). The list was created with the aim to report “100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978”. On Tuesday, May 2 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. The film is in its original language with French subtitles. Discover more here.

Wednesday 3

Metaverse Entertainment World Summit & Awards – Conference

The MEWS is a B2B Metaverse Entertainment & Web3 leadership summit in Monaco; providing an exclusive networking opportunity between tech, content & money. The MEWS showcases the best in metaverse, entertainment, Web 3, NFTs & immersive experiences. The MEWS Awards honour 10 outstanding companies and creators during a Charity Gala with a “Foodie Extravaganza” dinner by 3-Michelin Star chef Yannick Alléno. From Wednesday, May 3 to Friday May 5 at One Monte-Carlo. Discover more here.

The Tales of Mother George – French Theatre for children

In George Sand’s study, the writer’s granddaughter Aurore has come to play with her acolyte: the dog Fadet. She waits patiently for her grandmother, who has been writing late into the night, to wake up for her lessons. But today, reading the pages left on her desk, she will as if by magic conjure up the protagonists of the “grandmother’s tales”. With her fantastical characters, Aurore will experience an extraordinary adventure and learn the secrets of nature. Based on George Sand and her children’s stories. From Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 6 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

The Angels’ Share – Cine-Club

From award-winning director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty comes a bitter sweet comedy caper which proves that sometimes all you need in life is a little spirit. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends embark on an adventure and discover that turning to drink might just change their lives – not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.

On Wednesday, May 3 at 19:00 at the Médiathèque de Monaco – Bibliothèque Louis Notari. Introduced by Yves Gasiglia. Free entry. Discover more here.

Thursday 4

GETTING WHAT YOU WANT: The Art of Saying NO & Establishing Healthy Boundaries – Presentation

During this lively presentation, U.K. psychotherapist and leadership coach Gavin Sharpe will share his top tips for learning how to say no, and leaving those people-pleasing tendencies behind.

Setting personal boundaries is one of the most essential tools for healthy livingIt also happens to be one of the hardest tools to deploy.

The digital age has blurred our boundaries. For example, more of us work from home, at least some of the time. Our work phones are often the same as our private phones. Basically, life today is complicated. The need to have healthy boundaries for healthy living is key.

So come along and learn the art of saying no and the skill in setting healthy boundaries.  You won’t leave disappointed and you might leave a little wiser!

On Thursday, May 4 at CREM. This event is free for CREM members and €25 for non-members. Places are limited. Please RSVP at info@crem.mc 

Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel – Theatre

The adventures of Coco, the life of Gabrielle, the destiny of Chanel. World famous, the Chanel brand is one of France’s leading lights. It invented everything about modern woman: freedom of movement, simplicity in elegance, mischievousness, the art of being oneself. This musical tells the story of that incredible journey, through the eyes of thirty characters, performed by five actors and singers. With them, the show spans La Belle Époque, and Les Années Folles, two world wars, the swinging sixties… And shows us how an orphan from a modest background, with a rare personality and talent, came to be a global symbol of style and haute couture.

From Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6 at 20:30 and Sunday, May 7 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

As You Like It – Theatre

The young Duke, after banishing his elder brother, the old Duke, decides also to banish his niece Rosalind, the old Duke’s daughter. But Célia, daughter of the young Duke, sees Rosalind as a sister. Together, the two young women decide to run away into the forest. The old Duke, the young Duke, the Old Duke’s daughter, the young Duke’s daughter, the Old Duke’s friends, and the young Duke’s friends, all come together in the Ardennes! Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Pierre-Alain Leleu, and directed by Léna Bréban, with Barbara Schulz, Ariane Mourier, Lionel Erdogan, Pierre-Alain Leleu, Éric Bougnon, Léa Lopez, Adrien Urso, Adrien Dewitte, and Jean-Paul Bordes. On Thursday, May 4 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

Friday 5

Nelson Goerner Recital – Concert

With Nelson Goerner (piano). Music by Chopin and Liszt. On Friday, May 5 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Saturday 6

Monaco E-Prix 2023 – FIA Formula E Championship

6th Monaco E-Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The 2023 Monaco E-Prix will take place over a full day. Free practice sessions, qualifying, race, on-track demonstration: experience non-stop action both on and off the track! Enjoy activities and the world of Formula E at the Allianz Fan Village. Discover more here.

Monaco International Dog Show

From Saturday, May 6 to Sunday , May 7 at the Espace Fontvieille. Discover more here.

Scones ‘Bake Off’ – Informal Event

A chance to participate in baking scones while watching the Coronation broadcast at the St. Paul’s Church Chaplain’s apartment. Alison Bearn, the wife of Reverend Hugh, is on a quest to adjust her English scone recipes to French ingredients. The scones will be served after the special service at the Church Library on Sunday (see below). If you can contribute the scones or join the ‘bake off’ , please contact Alison at alisonbearn007@gmail.com for more information. On Saturday at 16:00 at the Chaplain’s apartment.

Sunday 7

Special Coronation service at St Paul’s Anglican Church 

To celebrate King’s Charles Coronation, a special service will be held at St. Paul’s Church Monte-Carlo on Sunday May 7. It will be only the third-ever service served by the newly appointed Reverend Hugh Bearn, Chaplain to His Majesty The King, in Monaco. On this special occasion, Father Hugh, on behalf of the Church Council, offers a generous invitation to young people and adults alike to St Paul’s Anglican Church. “Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.30 am during which our Choir and guest musicians, under the baton of Errol Girdlestone, will offer magisterial anthems and lead fitting congregational hymns to celebrate His Majesty’s anointing to this sacred Office.”

The service will be followed by a toast to His Majesty and traditional British fare of sandwiches and scones with jam and cream served at the Church Library.  On Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Monte Carlo.

Of Blood and Gold – Symphonic Concert

With Alondra de la Parra (conductor), Yamandu Costa (guitar), Rafael Aguirre (guitar). Music by Chávez, Revueltas, Rodrigo, Mancayo, De Falla, Costa and Assad. On Sunday, May 7 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.


Monaco-Dolceacqua 500 – Exhibition

The first temporary exhibition of the season in the Grands Appartements of the Prince’s Palace. A photographic exhibition entitled “Monaco-Dolceacqua 500” by artist Julien Spiewak. These photos are part of a series entitled Corps de Style which compares the shapes of the human body with a work of art or furniture. This exhibition is one of the events celebrating the twinning between Dolceacqua and Monaco, which will be officially concluded on November 3, five centuries to the day after an oath of loyalty to Augustin Grimaldi, lord of Monaco, was pledged by the syndics of Dolceacqua. Until Monday, May 8 at the Prince’s Palace State Apartments. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

George Condo – Humanoids – Exhibition

For George Condo, “the Humanoid is not a science fiction monster, but a depiction that uses traditional methods to bring a person’s inner emotions to the surface”. Over the course of eight sections, the exhibition traces the continuity of a profuse body of work that ranges from “space beings” to Who’s Who, from Guido Reni to Bugs Bunny. Featuring specially produced paintings, the exhibition offers a glimpse of the artist’s process of invention – as crazy as it is erudite – of humanoids. From Friday, March 31 to Sunday October 1, 2023 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma. Discover more about the exhibition here. Read more about George Condo in our article here.

From the Calypso to Underwater Painting – Exhibition

In accordance with the wishes of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the exhibition in tribute to André Laban is now in place. The pioneer of the Cousteau team and inventor of underwater painting is internationally renowned. Until Wednesday, May 31 at the Galerie des Pêcheurs. Discover more here.

Modern and Contemporary Art – Exhibition

For the first time, E22 welcomes a neighbouring gallery Art Gallery 44 for a modern and contemporary exhibition. Come and discover a selection of works by great artists including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Jeff Koons and many more. Until May 13, from 10.30 to 19:30 at the space 22.

Looking Forward

The Sea Is Green – Open-air screening

Showing of the great classic Le Grand Bleu, by the French director Luc Besson. This is the opportunity to settle down comfortably on the deckchairs by the lagoon in the enchanting setting of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Gourmets will not be left out with a finger food menu featuring the best of the sea in a street food version, to be eaten with your fingertips. A different way to discover fish! An event in partnership with Radio Monaco. On Wednesday, May 10 at 19:30 at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.

FEATURED IMAGE: Conductor Alondra de la Parra