Explore the richness of ancestral and modern Japanese culture. “Harmony of the Rising Sun”, featuring photographs, Buddhist statues, bonsai, ceramics, incense, Kobe beef skin sandals, frames showcasing traditional techniques, hanging scrolls, and much more, takes you on a journey through the ages. An unmissable event for Japan enthusiasts and those eager to delve into this captivating culture! Until o Saturday, February 10, from Monday to Saturday, 11:00 to 19:00 at the Espace 22.
Mozart in Monaco – OPMC’s Musical Happy Hour
With Jae-Eun Lee and Sofija Radic, violins, Ruggero Mastrolorenzi and Raphaël Chazal, violas, Alexandre Fougeroux, cello, Diana Sampaio, clarinet, and Andrea Cesari, horn. Music by MOZART. On Tuesday, January 23 at 18:30 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here.
The Mother and the Whore – The Art of Cinema
The Audiovisuel Institute of Monaco presents La maman et la putain, a 1973 French film directed by Jean Eustache. An examination of the relationships between three characters in a love triangle, it was Eustache’s first feature film and is considered his masterpiece. Eustache wrote the screenplay drawing inspiration from his own relationships, and shot the film from May to July 1972. Overlooked for many years, this generational film is finally earning the recognition it deserves, with its irrepressible affection for the cinema. On Tuesday, January 23 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.
Raphaël Angevin – Lecture
Monaco, 1906. Châtelperron at the heart of the “Aurignacian battle” led by Abbot Breuil. Lecture by Raphaël Angevin, a prehistorian and head curator at the Regional Archaeology Department in Clermont-Ferrand. A specialist in the late Palaeolithic period, since 2019 he has been leading new digs at the “Grotte des Fées” or “Fairy Cave” site in Châtelperron (Allier, France). On Wednesday, January 24 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique. Discover more here.
Giulio Cesare in Egitto – Opera
Conducted by Gianluca Capuano, and directed for the stage by Davide Livermore. Dramma per musica in three acts. Music by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym, based on the text by Giacomo Francesco Bussani. On Wednesday, January 24, Friday, January 26 at 19:00 and Sunday, January 28 and at 15:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.
Revolution to Royalty – The Making of an Irish – American Princess
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.
La Machine à Remonter le Rock – Theatre
Finally, everything’s ready. John has always dreamed of being the greatest radio DJ of all time. Now, he invites you to discover his Rock Time Machine, a technological marvel tat he’s devoted his life to building… Once his amazing robot musicians have been loaded with the biggest classic hits in history, he can put his epic plan into action and hijack every radio station in the world to broadcast his beloved rock by a revolutionary method… Will he succeed? From Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 27 at 20:00 and Sunday, January 28 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses.
Quai des orfèvres légitime défense – Theatre
Paris, the late 1940s. Paul Weylberg, a famous philanthropist, art collector, and don juan, is mysteriously murdered at his home. In a luxurious workshop, the painter Noël Martin, a friend of the victim and a jealous husband, is particularly nervous when the killing is announced. He suspects Belle, his beautiful, flirty wife, a woman with many admirers, of lying to him about the nature of her relationship with the late Paul Weylberg. The arrival of Police Commissioner Maria, who is leading the investigation, spells trouble for the Martins and will plunge Noël into an even deeper state of anxiety…On Thursday, January 25 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. 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.
Sainte Dévote Celebrations
As part of celebrations marking Sainte Dévote’s Day, members of the public are invited to attend the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from the secure zone on the concourse at Place Sainte Dévote. Afterward, those who wish will then be directed to a second secure zone on Quai Albert Ier, from where they will be able to watch the symbolic boat burning ceremony and firework display, which will be accompanied by Corsican polyphonic chant and music evoking important periods in the life of Sainte Dévote. On Friday, January 26 at 19:00 at the Quai Albert Ier. Discover more here.
Tenebrae Choir – Concert
The “Sacrée Musique” festival sees prestige choral concerts performed in some of the very finest churches. For the feast of Sainte Dévote, the festival is set to host British choir “TENEBRAE” for a special concert in tandem with the children’s choir of the Rainier III Academy, in a Cathedral illuminated by the light of 2,000 candles. On Saturday, January 27 at 18:00 at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée de Monaco. Discover more here.
Mozart in Monaco – Symphonic Concert
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, with Sibylle Duchesne, violin, and François Méreaux, viola. Music by HAYDN and MOZART. On Saturday, January 27 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here.
Les Frères Larrieu – Lecture
Master class by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, screenwriters and directors: “Espèces d’espaces” (“Spaces”). Interior, exterior, inside, outside: the Larrieu brothers discuss the subject of space in their films. Organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation, in partnership with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. On Monday, January 29 at 18:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés.
Ein Deutsches Requiem – Opera
Conducted by Gianluca Capuano, with Choirmaster Stefano Visconti. Music by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Premiere: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, 18 February 1869. On Monday, January 29 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 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.
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.
MonacoUSA Networking Cocktail
What are YOU doing to boost your daily wellbeing – good nutrition, breathwork, yoga, dance, art therapy, meditation. Local wellness professionals join MonacoUSA regular networking event for some one-to-one conversations to find out what might work for you. There may even be some super-healthy cocktail options! Free entry, cash bar, all nationalities welcome! On Tuesday, January 30, from 18:00 at the Conscientiae Restaurant.
FEATURED IMAGE: Sibylle Duchesne, violin, Mozart in Monaco