Monte-Carlo Fashion Week

MCFW – the official fashion event of the Principality of Monaco, is back with new additions and a more international look. The twelfth edition will take place this week until Friday, April 26, and will feature resort, cruise, and capsule collections. Under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco.Discover the programm and venues here.

St. George’s Day Dinner and Quiz – BAM

Following the successful dinner and quiz evening last year the Event’s team of the British Association of Monaco have organised another St. George’s Day dinner and quiz.  This year we will be at the Maison du Caviar who are offering a three course meal, wine coffee and water – booking form and more info here. As April 23 is also the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, we will be incorporating questions about the playwright as well as St. George and his many guises.  Come as a team or join a group to answer some fiendish questions (noted from last year!) There will be prizes for best team name, winners – and maybe losers! On Tuesday, April 23 at 19:30 at the Maison du Caviar. Discover more here.

Pouce La Vie #6 – Flavien Foundation Concert

To mark its tenth anniversary, the Flavien Foundation presents Pouce La Vie, an evening dedicated to music from the movies. The Foundation’s patron, Yvan Cassar, accompanied by the Call Me Winston orchestra, has invited special guests Greg Zlap (harmonica), Julie Sevilla Fraysse (cello) and Joel Chausse (trumpet). And the Call Me Winston orchestra will also be welcoming guest vocalists Kayla Locane & Mr Paulkhan. This charity evening will be hosted by Yann-Antony Noghès, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Flavien Foundation. On Tuesday, April 23 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Reserve your tickets here.

The story behind Irish-language opera Eithne

‘New and old, Gaelic and modern’: Irish opera and the Gaelic Revival is the theme of the talk by Dr Maria McHale, a Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatoire.

Don’t miss this interesting talk by Dr Maria McHale. It’s not just for opera fans or those interested in Irish (Gaeilge) – it’s an entertaining journey back in time to May 21, 1910, when the Irish-language opera, Eithne, was performed to great acclaim. Dr McHale will also unravel a music mystery – it was billed as the first opera in the Irish language – but was it?!

Dr McHale’s talk will let you experience the excitement of that particular night – the last of a week-long run of the opera at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in 1910 – never again performed until 2017 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You will hear part of that recent recording of the concert performance. At the Princess Grace Irish Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.

TO THE POINT(E) – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

TO THE POINT(E), Wheeldon – Maillot – Eyal. A trio of pieces for a unique evening of dance: “To the Point(e)”. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will perform three works, each of which calls upon the classically trained dancers to explore every ounce of their potential, yet always with a nod to the contemporary. Over the course of the evening, the audience will experience Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Vers un Pays Sage, and Autodance by Sharon Eyal. From Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 at 19:30 and Sunday, April 28 at 15:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Soirée Jazz

The musical sessions at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo invite you to spend the evening tasting tailor-made cocktails and savoring a delicious dinner, all to the sound of their guest artist who will perform his repertoire of jazz, blues and soul. Jaffa’s smooth voice will transport you straight to New Orleans. The evenings will be punctuated by the most beautiful melodies, performed on the piano by this talented artist, at the hotel’s Lobby Bar. From Thursday, April 25 till Saturday, April 27 at 19h30 at the Lobby Bar – Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo.

FIA Formula E Championship – Monaco E-Prix 2024

7th Monaco E-Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The Monaco E-Prix 2024 will take place over a full day. With free practice, qualifying, the race itself, and an on-track demonstration, there’s plenty of action in store! On Saturday, April 27 in the Principality of Monaco. Discover more here.

Recital – OPMC

With Sergey Khachatryan, violin, and Alexandre Kantorow, piano. Music by BRAHMS, BABADJANIAN, DEBUSSY and FRANCK. On Sunday, April 28 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Une idée géniale – Sébastien Castro – Theatre

Arnaud loves Marion. But since they visited an apartment to move in together, there’s been a doubt nagging at him. Did Marion have a thing for the realtor? By chance, he bumps into someone who looks exactly like the realtor, and asks him to pass himself off as the man he suspects of dallying with Marion. A brilliant idea! Unless the fake realtor finds himself face to face with the real one… And a twin brother just happens to appear on the scene. Three doppelgangers in one night could prove too much for Arnaud! On Sunday, April 28 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace.

Discover more here.

150th Anniversary of the Hôtel de Paris Cellars – Events

This year, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous cellars beneath the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo! Opened in 1874, they are a monument to the company’s long and illustrious history, in which they have often played an important role. These hidden jewels beneath the very foundations of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo are the quintessence of refinement and exclusiveness. To mark the occasion, the world’s biggest hotel cellars will be opening their doors for a unique celebration, with fascinating tours, exclusive dinners, exceptional tasting sessions, and much more. Discover one of Monaco’s most priceless secret treasures and experience the celebrations here! Until Thursday, October 31 at the Monte-Carlo SBM Resort.

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.

Lascaux à Monaco – Exposition

Original objects from the Lascaux cave exhibited on loan from the National Museum of Prehistory (Les Eyzies, Dordogne) and the Institute of Human Paleontology (Paris) and also hyper-realistic reconstructions of 5 Cro-Magnons by Elisabeth Daynes, a 1/10 scale model of the Lascaux cave with prehistoric paintings and lighting, and interactive tables and low-tech manipulatives. An original scenography organized around facsimiles and an immersive experience in Virtual Reality thanks to the #SPL LASCAUX, exclusively thanks to the Museum Partners. From Friday, April 19 to Thursday, November 21 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.

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.

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 Early Days of Télé Monte-Carlo, 1954-1974​ – Exhibition

The Cabinet of Curiosities – “The Early Days of Télé Monte-Carlo, 1954-1974​” – An exhibition looking at the first 20 years of Monaco’s TV channel launched in 1954. A selection of archives and objects will take you back in time, to the very earliest days of colour television. Organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, the exhibition features items entrusted by Télé Monte-Carlo for safekeeping, documents from partner institutions, and materials kindly loaned by private individuals. Until Friday, January 31 2025, from 10:00 to 17:30 pm (17:00 on Fridays) at the Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco. Free entry. Discover more here.


On Tuesday, May 14 at 18:00 (welcome reception 17:30) at the conference hall of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation on Port Hercules: ground floor, Ruscino Building, 14 Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco. In the presence of the film’s director Frank Mannion. With the generous support of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who is kindly hosting the evening. The trustees of the Princess Grace Irish Library are very grateful for this sponsorship.