The Audiovisuel Institute of Monaco presents a 1983 French documentary film Sans Soleil directed by Chris Marker. Sans Soleil is composed of stock footage, clips from Japanese movies and shows, excerpts from other films as well as documentary footage shot by Marker. Sans Soleil is often labeled a documentary, travelogue, or essay-film. In a 2014 Sight and Sound poll, film critics voted Sans Soleil the third best documentary film of all time. On Tuesday, February 13 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.

Julie and Alban are in love. One evening, they swear “on the lives of the children” that they will be faithful to one another for ten years. Out of superstition and because the children are sacred, the innocent little phrase binds them to their promise. After holding firm for nine years, eleven months, and fifteen days, they are now preparing for the fateful day to arrive. A heady cocktail of bad faith, lies, good conscience and moral virtue, this new play by Salomé Lelouch explores situations that are as inextricable as they are delicious. A contemporary comedy bubbling with energy and ideas, that asks serious questions about couples, commitment, and morality. On Wednesday, February 14 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.ête-des-enfants

A French comedy by Josiane Balasko. The unfaithful husband Laurent and his unsuspecting wife Loli are a happy couple who live a bourgeois life in a small southern town. But one day, Marie-Jo’s minibus breaks down outside their house. Laurent and Marie-Jo have just one thing in common – they are both in love with the same woman. 

From Thursday, February 15 to Saturday  February 24 at 20:00, and Sunday, February 25 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Rome 222. After four years of reign, the scandalous behaviour of Emperor Elagabalus forces his grandmother, Julia Maesa, who rules the Empire with an iron fist, to look for a successor. But the crazed emperor has been seduced by power and intends to maintain his grip on it to the bitter end, in an orgy of extravagance and madness… Directed by Pascal VITIELLO, starring Geneviève CASILE, honorary member of the Comédie-Française, Mickaël WINUM, Bernard LANNEAU. Produced and broadcast by L’Avant-scène productions. With the support of SOGEDA Monaco and the Alliance française Monaco. On Friday, February 16 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Free entry, reservation necessary on

Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (SMA) and the Department of Urban Amenities, in partnership with Monaco City Hall, are renewing this special initiative aimed at collecting and re-using items and recycling waste. Members of the public are invited to come and drop off anything they no longer need! During the event there will be free activities, exhibitions, and information stands raising awareness about waste collection, sorting, recycling, and reprocessing. From Friday, February 16 to Saturday February 17 at the Quai Antoine Ier. Discover more here.

With Dezso Ránki. Music by HAYDN, SCHUBERT, and DEBUSSY. On Sunday, February 18 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III.  Discover more here.

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.

The breathtaking Junk Kouture World Final will take place in Monaco! This spectacular event is not to be missed and will showcase young talents from around the globe unveiling their ingenious, eco-friendly couture creations in a dazzling and high-energy show. Over 150 participants spanning 20 nationalities from across five continents will come together on that night to honour resourceful design as the next generation of 60 finalists and forward -thinking designers ignite their creativity and innovation for a more sustainable future. And you must join this celebration! The event is suitable for everyone of all ages. On February 22 at 19:00 at the Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum.

Tickets are available from the Grimaldi Forum Box Office at the following link here. 

You can check out some of the Junk Kouture creations and previous events at Junk Kouture | Sustainable Fashion Competition on VimeoRead our story about how Junk Kouture started here. 

Lunch at the new Lycée Rainier III – BAM

BAM members will recall that in the past, we used to book lunches at the Monaco Hotel school, where the students cook, serve, and attend to visitors in the restaurant Cordon D’Or. 

The school has now been renamed Lycee Rainier III in recognition of the Centenary of Prince Rainier III. 

BAM has organised a table for 10  on Friday 23rd February at 12:15 for 12:30. Having English-speaking guests is a great help to the students as they train to enter the commercial world. More information here.

FEATURED IMAGE: Les roses d’Héliogabale, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1888. Public Domain