During the half-term holidays visitors are invited to get their reporter’s hat on and embark on a journey to discover the North and South Poles, by exploring five themed areas, including the unmissable “Immersion” featuring interactive projections. The epic voyage continues with a display of photographs by Greg Lecoeur entitled “Poles, Fragile Worlds”. Also, don’t miss the fascinating exhibition “The Prince and the Mediterranean”, which tells the story of Prince Rainier III’s close connection to the sea, and the Mediterranean in particular. And before you leave, why not try one of the numerous fun activities available, including an escape game, immerSEAve, and more. Explore the amazing world of the ocean and its marvels. Until, Sunday, March 10 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Musical Happy Hour – OPMC

With Andrea Cesari, Patrick Peignier, David Pauvert & Laurent Beth, horns, Jean-Yves Monier, trombone, Florian Wielgosik, tuba, Mathieu Draux, marimba, and Antoine Lardeau, percussion. Music by DANIELSSON, STEVENS, and PIAZZOLLA. On Tuesday, February 20 at 18:30 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Les poupées persanes – Aïda Asgharzadeh – Theatre

This is the story of four university students in 1970s Iran, from the fall of the Shah to the rise of the Islamic regime. It is also the story of two sisters in France, distinctly unimpressed at the prospect of marking the arrival of the year 2000 and the new millennium with their family in a ski resort. It is the love story of Bijan and Manijeh, a mythical couple from Persian legend. It is the story of hope-filled youth, a struggle cut short, a people sacrificed, a maelstrom of secrets, a heritage we know not what to do with, and a love that knows not where to go.

On Tuesday, February 20 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Louise by the Shore – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisuel Institute of Monaco presents a 2016 animated film Louise en hiver by Jean-François Laguionie. The film is animated using a mixed media technique with traditional 2D animation combined with 2D rendered computer graphics, to give the effect of an animated painting.

At the end of summer, the elderly Louise sees the last train of the season which serves the small seaside resort of Biligen leave without her. The town is deserted. The weather quickly deteriorates, high equinox tides occur, condemning electricity and means of communication. Fragile and flirtatious, much less armed than Robinson, Louise is not expected to survive the winter. But she is not afraid and considers her abandonment as a gamble. It will tame the natural elements and solitude. Her memories take advantage of the opportunity to invite themselves into the adventure.

The film received the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival in 2016. On Tuesday, February 20 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.

The Puzzle of the Crystal Skull – Lecture

A veritable mythology has grown around these strange crystal artefacts and a supposed Mayan legend. They are said to have fabulous powers: visions of the past, healing powers, stores of information, sources of energy, and so on. Their claims origins are no less extraordinary, ranging from Atlantis to outer space. More mundanely, it was until recently thought they may date from the pre-Columbian world, and the Aztec or Mixtec cultures. But where do these skulls really come from, and do they truly have incredible powers? On Wednesday, February 21 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique. Reservation required at or map@gouv.mc. Discover more here.

Junk Kouture World Final 

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 Thursday, 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 Vimeo Read our story about how Junk Kouture started here. 

Double Je, Berger et moi – Theatre

It’s been thirty years since he left us. Joshua Laurence created this show as a way to (re)acquaint audiences with the great artist’s sensitivity, poetry, and music. Taking the form of a daydream punctuated by interviews, this musical tale is all about Berger: poet, lover, dreamer. Repesenting something of a departure from his usual biopics, through Michel Berger we also learn about the sensitivity of Joshua Lawrence, and his personal take on art and existence itself. From Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24 at 20:00 and Sunday, February 25 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses.Discover more and reserve your ticktes 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, February 23 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. https://bam-monaco.org/event-5595773

Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi – Opera

Melodramma in one act. Conducted by Speranza Scappucci, and directed for the stage by Grischa Asagaroff. Music by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on the short story of the same name by Giovanni Verga. Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 17 May 1890. On Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.

The Golden Voices Music Awards – Auditions

A unique opportunity to join the MONACO TEAM set to represent MONACO at the next annual international world final on April 20, 2024 on the famous Croisette de Cannes. Do not miss this annual professional springboard, with rare career opportunities in front of a jury of professionals sponsored by ‘Bruno Berberes’, casting director of The Voice & Kids, Musicals and various shows, surrounded by a jury of professionals emeritus. From Saturday, February 24 to Sunday, February 25 from 11:00 to 20:00 at the Théâtre Michel Daner de Beausoleil. Discover more here.

Rolando Villazón – Opera

Operatic concert, conducted by Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer. Extracts of works by Haendel, Mozart, Haydn, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, Tosti, and others. On Saturday, February 24 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets 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. Until Tuesday, December 31, 2024 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.

MonacoUSA Networking Cocktail

On Tueasday, March 19, Venue TBC and the theme: TEDx Youth @ISMonaco

TEDx is a global movement devoted to bringing Ideas Worth Spreading to communities around the globe. The International School of Monaco will host its third TEDxYouth Event on April 4 which will be shared with millions of viewers on YouTube.  Meet the organizers. Free entry and free tombola, Cash Bar, all nationalities welcome!

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