La matière apprivoisée – Exhibition

ESPACE 22 is hosting the exhibition “La matière apprivoisée”, celebrating the brilliant career of artist Jean Marc Mariani, where the material becomes a canvas or a living sculpture for his imagination. Let yourself be transported into a world of pure abstraction, where shapes and colours combine harmoniously to evoke emotions and sensations. Two evenings will be dedicated to the book signing of “La Matière apprivoisée” by Jean-Marc Mariani: Thursday, November 23 and Thursday, November 30. Until Tuesday, December 5, from 10:00 till 20:00 at the Espace 22.

Jazz & Modern Music – Académie Rainier III – Concert

Performing a mix of jazz standards and pop music, the talents of the Principality of Monaco’s prestigious Rainier III Academy will be appearing at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo as part of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival. On Tuesday, November 21 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Le Prince au cœur du cirque – Exhibition

See a vast treasure trove of circus exhibits, including still photographs, moving picture footage, artists’ costumes, previously unseen documents, posters, and more, as part of celebrations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III. Curated by HSH Princess Stéphanie and Dr. Alain Frère, the scenography and curatorship were guided by the words of Prince Rainier III, who recalled that “the circus is experienced with the senses and that it is above all a living art”. His writings and testimonies accompany the visitor on a journey combining video extracts from emblematic acts, unpublished documents from the Palais de Monaco Archives, numerous costumes from the collection of Dr. Alain Frère and works brought together for the first time , in order to experience and discover the history of the most prestigious Festival in the circus world. From Wednesday, November 22 to Sunday, January 28, 11:00 till 19:00 at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in the former Automobile Museum. Discover more here.

Don Carlo – Opera

Conducted by Massimo Zanetti, and directed for the stage by Davide Livermore. Music by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Libretto by Camille Du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the tragic poem Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (1787) by Friedrich von Schiller.On Wednesday, November 22 at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Billy Cobham – Steve Gadd – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2023 gets under way on 22 November with concerts by Steve Gadd and Billy Cobham among the highlights! Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

AgriFood and GreenTech Expo

At the forefront of the Green Revolution: White Castle Partners is hosting an exclusive 1-day Expo showcasing the latest in AgriFood & Green Technologies! Experience dynamic presentations and keynote speeches by industry leaders focused on the future of sustainable development. Connect with the featured startups and investors during the Expo Showcase & Happy Hour. Embark on an evening of innovation on Thursday, November 23 at Le Mérdien Hotel in Monaco. Doors open at 18:00.  Register Here and here (13) Agri Food & Green Tech Innovation Expo in Monaco | LinkedIn

American Club of the Riviera Thanksgiving luncheon

The American Club of the Riviera will host its traditional Thanksgiving luncheon at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte-Carlo on Thursday, November 23. The venue will be the beautiful Salle Belle Epoque at the Hotel Hermitage, with a champagne reception beginning at 12:30, followed by a traditional American feast of turkey and all the trimmings. This event is open to all American Club members, to friends of the American Club and to all those who wish to experience an American Thanksgiving feast. If sold out, priority will be given to ACR Members. Discover more here.

BAM Book Presentation – event

A former President of the British Association of Monaco Gareth Davies presents his book A Treasury of Legal Wit and Humour. You are invited to come and hear Gareth recount how he came on the idea of his book, the years of research and the final feeling of having it published. There are some well-known quotes and personal quotes from colleagues and friends. Tickets at the door – 15€ – but please advise your attendance by calling 93501952 or 0678633357. On Thursday, November 23 at 18:30 in the Library, St. Paul’s Church, followed by drinks and nibbles.

Sur un air de tango – Theatre

The paradox of a very different father and son. In the restaurant he owns, like most young fathers, Pierre works hard, motivated by nothing more than the desire to make his family happy. Max, his father, who has never really grown up and leads a carefree life, is enjoying retirement with his buddies and the memories of his late wife. At first glance, it would seem that while one of them is struggling to keep it together, the other aspires only to dancing a tango on the ballroom floor. From Thursday, November 23 to Friday, November 24 at 20:00 and Sunday, November 26 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

L.U.C.A – Hervé Guerrisi & Gregory Carnoli – Theatre

“Where are you from?” From this seemingly mundane question, L.U.C.A (Last Universal Common Ancestor) goes back to the origins of Mankind and explore with (im)pertinence the notions of inheritance and integration. A show for all ages, a mix of documentary theatre, acerbic lecture, and forum of resistance that seeks to bring a new perspective to the debate about who we are and where we come from.

The performance will be followed by a stage side appearance with the actors. On Thursday, November 23 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu Quartet – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Nothing is more difficult than what is simple. Jan Garbarek has been striving for 60 years to make the difficult, clear and obvious. As an improvising musician , Jan Garbarek states that he seeks to adapt his playing “to the tone, texture and temperament of the music: it’s about finding a common language”. The quest for this language has spanned time: from folk songs from his native Norway to improvisations around medieval polyphony, including jazz but also Indian music. On Thursday, November 23 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Monte-Carlo Gastronomie – Trade Fair

The 26th Monte-Carlo Gastronomie invites visitors to taste and buy a wide variety of carefully selected products in the run-up to the seasonal holidays. Over 100 makers of French, Italian, and European gastronomic specialities will be presenting their wares in a refined and friendly atmosphere at the 2,500 m2 exhibition space. On Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday, November 26 from 10:00 to 20:00 and Monday, November 27 from 10:00 to18:00 at the Espace Fontvieille. Discover more here.

Don Carlo – Opera

Conducted by Massimo Zanetti, and directed for the stage by Davide Livermore. Music by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Libretto by Camille Du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the tragic poem Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (1787) by Friedrich von Schiller.On Friday, November 24 at 20:00 and Sunday, November 26 at 15:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Kareen Guiock Thuram – PianoForte – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Four pianists on stage, four immense figures of the jazz scene and endless musical possibilities. Under a simple word, Pianoforte , talent is combined with panache in the plural, in eight hands, for an exceptional musical moment. The keyboard and jazz are a long love story. Between the piano, the Hammond organ or the Fender Rhodes, all the musicians have tasted the possibilities of improvisation. It is not surprising that four of the greatest French-speaking jazz pianists today, all four awarded a Victoire du Jazz, wanted to share this desire to play together and to exploit, again and again, the harmonic and melodic assemblages more wonderful! On Friday, November 24 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

German speakers Open House

The German Club is inviting the German speaking community in the Principality, as part of the program for our Jubilee year, to come together for an afternoon in the Espace Léo Ferré. There will be music and drinks/aperitifs offered. We are also inviting all the 160 students learning German in the Schools of the Principality, their parents and families. On Saturday, November 25, from 14:30 until 18:30. Discover more here.

Recital – OPMC

With Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin, and Martin Helmchen, piano. Music by BRAHMS and BARTÓK. On Saturday, November 25 at 20:00 pm at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Macy Gray – Leon Phal – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Two concerts with Macy Gray – Leon Phal and STRESS KILLER! Macy Gray has established herself as one of contemporary soul’s leading figures, with her unique voice and diverse influences, most notably her idol Billie Holiday. Léon Phal is not one for precisely blackened scores, instead preferring the inspiration of the moment. The sort that comes when he sits in his studio, contemplating the mixers like an electro or hip-hop producer, surrounded by the core group of musicians who make up his quintet, all tuned to the same wavelength. Exactly the inspiration behind their last two albums, and Stress Killer. On Saturday, November 25 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Brunch

Experience the thrill of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on our high-definition screens, and savour authentic specialties that transport you to the Yas Marina circuit as you watch the final race of the 2023 Formula 1 season at the Columbus Hotel from 12:30 until 16:30. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Le son d’Alex par Alex Jaffray – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

“Le Son d’Alex” is a voyage through the soundtrack of your life. It’s also a sampler crammed with music and jokes to take you on a journey from prehistoric times to Gilbert Montagné, from Daft Punk to Booba, via Eagles, Ennio Morricone and Maître Gims. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

December Light – Exhibition

La Società delle Api (The Bee Society) hosts the first solo exhibition in Monaco by Yu Nishimura. With the title “December Light”, Yu Nishimura’s paintings depict an everyday environment with his specific ability to bring out the light that emanates from the surfaces. At Le QUAI 8, quai Antoine 1er, 4th floor, until January 19, 2024, by appointment only. To book a visit, please write to


Polar Mission – Exhibition

Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the Polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the Poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin! Until Tuesday, December 31, 2024 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

L’amie des Princes – Exhibition

Visitors to the photography exhibition “L’amie des princes” (“A Friend to the Princes”) will have the chance to see unique documents from the archives of the Prince’s Palace and the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. The exhibition is part of the Tribute to Colette, organised in partnership with the Palace Archives and the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Colette’s birth. Until Saturday, November 25 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.

The Future of Leadership – Event

We are living through an era of unprecedented challenges. It is predicted that almost half of the companies around today will not exist in ten years’ time. The challenges of the climate crisis, geopolitics, and our shifting social values ​​are changing the game. Everything we learned in business school is probably obsolete. How should leaders navigate their way during these turbulent and disruptive times? Come and grab a drink and find out what the future of leadership might look like. Presentation by Gavin Sharpe at The Club for Foreign Residents in Monaco (CREM) on November 30th at 18:00. This event is open to members (free) and non-members (25 EUR).

Handel’s Messiah at Saint Paul’s Church

Event not to be missed! The Ristretto ensemble, under the baton of Errol Girdlestone will once again perform its magic on Saturday, December 9 at 19:00 at St Paul’s Church Monte-Carlo. Tickets 30€ are available via the FNAC or by reservation @ 06 83 53 23 50, Read our story from the last year’s unforgettable performance here. Read our interview with “The Man Behind the Messiah” here.

MonacoUSA 50th Anniversary

Networking event celebrating 50 years of MonacoUSA at Novotel Monte-Carlo bar with cash bar, complimentary snacks and tombola. On Tuesday, December 5 from 18:00 till 20:00.

Featured image Macy Gray