Pasolini in Chiaroscuro – Exhibition

The new exhibition at the Villa Sauber honours Pier Paolo Pasolini, perhaps the last European intellectual to have gained worldwide renown. He is considered one of the defining public intellectuals in 20th-century Italian history, influential both as an artist and a political figure. A half-century on from his death, his influence can still be felt across the different fields in which he worked: he is read, commented on, adapted, and inspires contemporary creative artists. While he preferred to describe himself as a writer, it was his films that brought him to the public’s attention. The exhibition looks at his inspirations and his legacy. Until Sunday, September 29 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber. Discover more, including the screening program of Pasolini’s films, here.

Prehistoric peoples: stone tools and cultural identity – Lecture

By Bernard Gassin, volunteer researcher at CEPAM (Cultures and Environments, Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages), UMR 7264, CNRS, NICE. Lecture organised by the Association Monégasque de Préhistoire. On Tuesday, April 2 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique. Free entry, reserve your tickets and discover more here

Fresh Water for Flowers – Valérie Perrin – Theatre

Violette Toussaint is the caretaker of a small cemetery in Burgundy. Her daily life is taken up with her work, and the confidences shared by the people who visit the graveyard. One day, a man arrives, unable to understand why his mother wants to be buried beside a stranger. The meeting will turn both of their lives upside-down. Salomé Lelouch and Mikaël Chirinian have taken the novel Changer l’eau des fleurs and adapted it into a moving play and a veritable ode to life! 

On Tuesday, April 2 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here. 

My 20th Century – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 1989 Hungarian comedy-drama science fiction film written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi. 

Born in Budapest, Lila (Dorotha Segda) and Dora (also Segda) are twin sisters who, after being orphaned in childhood, are adopted by two different families and separated. Purely by chance, they both book passage on the Orient Express on the same day, but while Dora is the mistress of a rich man, Lila has become a terrorist with intentions of blowing up the train. Meanwhile, elegant passenger Z (Oleg Yankovsky), romances Dora and is spurned by Lila — but he has no idea he’s dealing with twins.

Written and directed like a Christmas fairy tale, blurring time and place, this film is a miracle of inventiveness, humour, and audacity. On Tuesday, April 2 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here. 

Alice in Wonderland – Theatre

A Scottish rabbit in a big hurry has an appointment with the capricious Queen of Hearts… So begins Alice’s wonderful dream! This tender and funny adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous tale blends theatre, masks, Chinese shadow puppetry, traditional puppets and songs, making it a marvellous opportunity for younger children to experience the eccentric and poetic world of the beloved author, whose works have been a source of delight for generations. On Wednesday, April 3 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

What is maternal love? – Philosophy Workshop

Maternal love is the love at the source of all human life. It is the oldest relationship in the world, one that nourishes and sustains every new addition to the human race – quite literally. Without the care and nourishment provided by an infant’s mother or the person whose role it is to look after it, the child will be unable to grow and develop harmoniously. But where exactly does that original love come from? Is it purely instinctive? Workshop organised by Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco. On Wednesday, April 3 at 17:30 at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace. Discover more here

Superyacht Chef Competition – Event

Nine chefs working on 40+m superyachts have a rendezvous with the Superyacht Chef Competition, presided by the three-Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno, surrounded by gastronomy experts and supervised by Chef Joël Garault, President of Goûts et Saveurs. The culinary competition puts the spotlight on gourmet cuisine at sea, another facet of yachting professions. Contestants are challenged to come up with dishes from a basket of mystery ingredients while complying with the contest’s anti-waste criteria. On Thursday, April 4 from 9:50 at the Yacht Club of Monaco. Discover more here

Superb Irish Music Event

Award winning husband and wife forl duo Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre bring to the stage arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.

On Thursday, April 4 at 19:00 at the Princess Grace Irish Library. Discover more here.

Grains de sel – Theatre

Families dinners sometimes throw up unexpected surprises. You might be hoping for a little peace and quiet with your loved ones, but like a grain of sand, one ill-chosen word can light the blue touch paper and a verbal joust ensues. Is honest always the best policy, especially when it comes to those closest to us? If this play is to be believed, the answer is yes. Tonight though, one way or another it’s all going to come out, and we’re in for a treat. On Thursday, April 4, Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6 at 20:00 and Sunday, April 7 April at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here

Café Maï has welcomed us back – BAM

The British Association of Monaco organises Drinks Night on Thursday, April 4 from 18.30. Come and meet friends old and new!Location: under the arches at theside of Place d’Armes market.

Solidarity – Lecture

Like its brother liberty, “fraternity” is more a principle to be invoked than a word with a strict meaning – aside from that of belonging to the same biological family. The word has imprinted itself on our vocabulary, coming to signify a moral standard, but in doing so it has swallowed up another, equally worthy term: sorority. Strictly speaking, fraternity has escaped the sphere of politics and no authority can lay claim to it. Fraternity cannot be created by any “measure”, cannot be shaped by any law, cannot be decreed. Organised by Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco. In collaboration with social and solidarity organizations: Amade, Fight Aids Monaco, Licra, Peace & Sport.

With the participation of students and philosophy teachers from the François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré institution and the Lycée Albert 1er de Monaco. On Thursday,  April 4 from 19:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

Karol Mossakowski – Le Printemps des Arts

The organist (and improviser) Karol Mossakowski performs a recital on the theme of the light of the world. From Louis Vierne’s dreamlike Clair de lune to the dazzling Litanies de Jehan Alain, the lighting may change yet the colours remain ever superb. On Thursday, April 4  at 20:00 at the Eglise du Sacré-Cœur. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

Thursday Live Session – Gliz – Concert

Gliz are a trio from the Jura region of France, who daringly play rock music with neither guitar nor bass, but instead a banjo and tuba. They released their debut album Cydalima in 2019, and followed it up with MASS. In between, there just happened to be a pandemic, which Gliz saw as an opportunity to take some time out and work on their second opus. Florent, Julien, and Thomas wrote thirty or so songs, eventually selecting just ten for the album.

On Thursday,  April 4 at 20:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here. 

Œuvre de Soeur Marie Charity Fete

Charity fete organised by the Œuvre de Soeur Marie association in aid of the elderly, with numerous stalls selling antiques, toys, clothing, and books. There will also be a bar, buffet, and cakes, plus international stalls serving mouth-watering delicacies from around the world. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and the Honorary Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover. On Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the Chapiteau de Fontvielle.

Amazonico comes to Monaco – Gastronomy

On the iconic Place du Casino, Amazónico Monte-Carlo is an invitation to embark on a journey of the senses through the Amazon rainforest. Opened by Sandro Silva and Marta Seco in Madrid in 2010, followed later by London and Dubai, Amazónico Monte-Carlo is the latest interpretation of the hugely successful concept in the heart of Monaco’s most glamorous district. The unique, Amazon-inspired blend of restaurant, bar and lounge opens in the Principality on Fiday, April 5 at 19:00. Discover more here

Varduhi Yeritsyan – Le Printemps des Arts

In a recital entirely devoted to the music of Robert Schumann, Varduhi Yeritsyan explores the composer’s unique, fragmented, dreamy, colourful poetry, from his first works to the chiaroscuro style of his Waldszenen (Forest Scenes). On Friday, April 5 at 20:00 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Discover more here

Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

The 2024 ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, the Principality will once again host one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious clay court tournaments, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, in the stunning setting of Monte-Carlo Country Club. From Saturday, April 6 to Sunday  April 14 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Discover more here

Quatuor Parisii – Le Printemps des Arts

The Quatuor Parisii performs pieces by two of the fathers of the string quartet, Joseph Haydn (“Sunrise”) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (“Dissonance”), juxtaposed against the modernity of Francisco Alvarado (Konsonanzenquartett). On Saturday, April 6 at 18:00 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Discover more here.

Symphonic Concert – Le Printemps des Arts

Conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto, Pene Pati, tenor, and David Lefèvre, violin. Music by Stephan and Mahler. On Saturday, April 6 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here

Padel Best Expo – Exhibition

Padel Best Expo is an international event held in Monte-Carlo that brings together everything and everyone connected with padel. Not just a B2B event, Padel Best Expo also offers an immersive experience open to the general public and sports fans. The second edition of the Five Padel Cup will also take place during the three days, while visitors can look forward to a packed programme of talks, discussions, digital spaces, padel play areas, entertainments, and social events. So what are you waiting for? Get on board and explore the world of padel! From Sunday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 9 from 10:00 to 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here

CONCERT-PROMENADE – Le Printemps des Arts

Stroll through the New National Museum of Monaco, in the middle of the exhibition “Pier Paolo Calzolari – Casa ideale”, and discover how three composers of today are inspired by Arte povera and create a dialogue between the clarinet, the accordion and cello with the works of Pier Paolo Calzolari.

On Sunday, April 7 at 11:00 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma. Discover more here

Requiem des Batailles – Ensemble Clément Janequin & Les Sacqueboutiers – Le Printemps des Arts

The Ensemble Clément Janequin and Les Sacqueboutiers perform a “Battle Mass”, reconstituted from famous fragments of 15th and 16th century music with a warlike theme. The concert begins with Pierre de La Rue’s dark Requiem, completing the link with Ockeghem’s Requiem from the opening concert. On Sunday, April 7 at 16:00 at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Discover more here

Their Master’s Voice – Opera

Operatic performance conducted by Gianluca Capuano. Scenario, text and direction by Michael Sturminger. Music by Porpora, Haendel, Vivaldi, and others. World premiere, in coproduction with Le Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo. A blend of dramatic narration and operatic spectacle, this show directed features John Malkovich and Cecilia Bartoli and the story of one of opera’s most famous rivalries, between the castrati Farinelli and Caffarelli. On Sunday, April 7 at 19:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.

Is English just another Francophone language? – Lecture

Organised by the Comité d’Entraide des Français de Monaco, entitled “Is English just another Francophone language?” will be given by Anthony Lacoudre, an international law expert. On Monday, April 8  at 19:30at the Théâtre des Variétés. 

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. 

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.

The Ice Giants – Exhibition

Polar bears and emperor penguins are the lead characters in “The Ice Giants”, a new exhibition by Michel Bassompierre. Seven monumental works will be installed in the Oceanographic Museum and on its roof terrace. Five will be new creations: four polar bears and a three-metre tall emperor penguin. Original drawings and sketches will also be displayed, accompanied by a film presenting the artist’s work. This temporary exhibition is part of the Polar Mission organised by the Oceanographic Institute since 2022. From Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, October 6 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. 

Featured image: Angelo Novi, Pier Paolo Pasolini sur le tournage de Teorema, 1968 – Cineteca di Bologna / Fondo Angelo Novi