Letter from an Unknown Woman – The Art of the Cinema
The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a a 1948 American drama romance film directed by Max Ophüls and based on the novella of the same name by Stefan Zweig. A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
On Tuesday, January 9 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.
Le retour de Richard II par le train de 9h24 – Theatre
Based on an original idea and film by Éric Bu, written by Gilles Dyrek. Pierre-Henri, a retired political communications advisor, invites his family to a country house for a week, in an attempt to mend bridges. In reality, having received the news that he is terminally ill, he has hired actors to replace the family members who are no longer there, and resolve his differences with them. But their turbulent family history reawakens old wounds and the situation turns into a settling of scores, leading to a place he could never have imagined…
On Tuesday, January 9 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.
Monaco Optimist Team Race – Sport
The cream of international Optimist team racing will be in the Principality in January for the 14th for the Monaco Optimist Team Race. A total of 72 competitors aged under 14 will be representing 17 nations. Unlike fleet regattas, the races will take the form of duels between four-person teams. Altogether, some 153 legs will take place in the waters off Monaco, each requiring great tactical skill and finesse. To prepare for the competition and perfect their team racing abilities, the competitors already in situ can take part in an International Clinic (8 to 10 January), under the supervision of the international World Sailing judge and referee, Chris Atkins. From Wednesday, January 10 to Sunday, January 14, at the Bay of Monaco. Discover more here.
Les cinq anneaux perdus – Theatre
The extraordinary adventure of two children who embark on a mission across five continents to save the Olympic ideal. Charlie (the girl) and Camille (the boy) will travel to the other side of the world in search of the five lost rings, and they will discover themselves along the way. With the help of Pierrot (de Coubertin) and the children in the audience, they will rush across the savannah with a warthog on their heels, dive in the Coral Sea with the manta rays, disarm deadly ninja traps, discover that you can do sport in a wheelchair… and communicate with the spirits in space. All to a soundtrack of music and laughter! On Wednesday, January 10 at 16:30, Satirday, January 13 at 15:00 and 16:30 and Sunday, January 14 at 11:00 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.
M.O.L.I.E.R.E. – Theatre
What do you really know about this world-renowned and timelessly recognized stage genius? Drawing on the words of Molière’s characters, the major figures in the life of Jean-Baptiste retrace his journey in a very subjective (albeit educated) manner. Three actors and a musician throw themselves with joy, passion, mischief, madness and comic force into the life and work of the one who was without a doubt the most joyful, the most fiery, the most clever, the craziest and the most strong from all the people on stage.
From Thursday , January 11 to Saturday, January 13 at 20:00 and Sunday, January 14 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.
Inquiring – Lecture
A conversation on Informing and being informed introduced by Robert Maggiori, with Dov Alfon, editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Libération, Raphaël Glucksmann, MEP and essayist, Laurie Laufer, psychoanalyst, Asma Mhalla, specialist in tech politics and geopolitics. Organised by Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco. On Thursday, January 11 January from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.
5th Orthodox Christmas Gala-Dinner – Event
Bulgarian Winter Wonderland”, celebrating the Bulgarian Republic in Monte-Carlo. With the Blessing of His Grace Irenei, Bishop of London & Western Europe. Multi-course gastronomic dinner prepared by acclaimed Bulgarian Chef, Andre Tokev. Grand Auction by Sotheby’s Monaco and Festive Tombola with gifts & experiences from Bulgaria. In aid of the Monaco Red Cross and the Bulgarian Red Cross. On Friday, January 12 at 19:30 at One Monte-Carlo. Discover more here.
Klek Entòs – Spectacle
Klek Entòs is a highly mysterious being, straight out of a Tim Burton movie. In a poetic yet disturbing world, he invites spectators to face up to their fears, and make them a source of strength. Klek first appeared in 2020, the TV show “La France a un Incroyable Talent”, and has also performed on the prestigious US version, “America’s Got Talent”, where he left the judges and the audience awe-struck…Forbidden to children under 10. On Friday, January 12 at 20:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.
Open Air Circus Show
Grand circus parade through the city from the Fontvielle Big Top to the Prince’s Palace, with a special show performed on the Place du Palais at 14:30. On Saturday, January 13 at 14:00 at the Place du Palais. Free entry, discover more here.
Orthodox New Year – Makedonissimo
ranscriptions and arrangements of traditional Macedonian music by Pande Shahov, based on an idea by Simon Trpceski. With Simon Trpceski, piano, Aleksandar Krapovski, violin, Alexander Somov cello, Hidan Mamudov, clarinet, and Vlatko Nushev, percussion. On Saturday, January 13 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.
Symphonic Concert – OPMC
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy, with Louis Lortie, piano. Music by BEETHOVEN and KORNGOLD. On Sunday, January 14 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. 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 said 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. Until January 28, 11:00 till 19:00 at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in the former Automobile Museum. Discover more 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover more in our article ‘DECEMBER LIGHT’ CALLS FOR BLISSFUL CONTEMPLATION‘.
The Prince and the Mediterranean – Exhibition
As part of commemorations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), the Oceanographic Museum presents its new permanent exhibition, “The Prince and the Mediterranean”. Visitors to the exhibition, the Oceanographic Institute’s tribute to the unshakeable connection between Princer Rainier III and the ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea in particular, will step aboard his ship, Deo Juvante II. Guided by the voice of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, they will navigate through four fascinating spaces, each exploring a different facet of the Prince and his passion for all things aquatic. At Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
Pier Paolo Calzolari – Casa ideale – Exhibition
Pier Paolo Calzolari is known for the formal originality of a multidisciplinary art (painting, sculpture, but also performances understood in the sense of “acts of passion”), often using organic materials such as tobacco leaves, fire, or frost to create “installation pieces” that push the boundaries of contemporary art. This retrospective exhibition, entitled “Casa ideale”, is a rare opportunity to discover the world of an artist who has left his mark on the history of art through a mostly unconventional approach to the various artistic forms. Until Sunday, April 7 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma. Discover more here.
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, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Lecture by Irish author Patrick O’Sullivan Greene
Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will give a lecture at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Patrick’s new book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’ tells the real history of the money, power and political battles that defined Irish-America for a generation. On Wednesday, January 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.
TRADITIONAL BURNS NIGHT SUPPER
Join Club Vivanova in partnership with the British Association of Monaco (BAM) for a celebration marking the life and work and the anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns in 1759. The ticket prices for BAM members are 135€ (non-members’ price is 150€), book online by using this link, www.clubvivanova.com/tickets/25jan2024, if booking online the BAM member discount code is: BAM-BURNS. On Thursday, January 25 at 19:00 to 23:30 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.
FEATURED IMAGE: Klek Entòs