Pasolini – Abel Ferrara – Screening

Rome, November 1975. The last day of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life. Poised to complete his masterpiece Salo, he risks his life by continuing his merciless critique of the ruling class. His words are scandalous, and his films attract the wrath of the censors. Pasolini spends his final hours with his beloved mother, and later his closest friends, before getting into his Alfa Romeo to seek out adventure in the Eternal City…On Thursday, May 2 at 19:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more and reserve your seats here.

Voilaaa Sound System – Thursday Live Session 

Unstoppable groove and tongue-in-cheek humour: that’s the recipe for the Voilaaa sound. Producer Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart is the man behind this project exploring funk and disco music with African and Caribbean influences. He has surrounded himself with artists from different but complementary worlds, ranging from afrobeat to soul and disco, with the result that Pat Kalla and Sir Jean feature on the famous album “On te l’avait dit”. Voilaaa are bringing afrodisco back with their groovy, hypnotic rhythms!

On Thursday, May 2 at 20:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Free entry. reserve your place here: +377 9999 3000. Discover more here

Piano Recital – OPMC

With Seong-Jin Cho. Music by HAYDN, RAVEL, and LISZT. Seong-Jin Cho is a South Korean pianist. He rose to fame within South Korea and the international classical music world in 2015 after winning the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, becoming the first pianist from his country to do so. On Friday, May 3 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

The Blues Brothers Approved – Concert

The Blues Brothers were created in the 1970s by comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. After the success of their debut album “Briefcase Full Of Blues” and an US tour, the cult movie followed, featuring a host of soul and blues legends and brilliant performances by Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. The hit soundtrack included all-time classics including Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Soul Man, and Think.

On Friday, May 3 at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

Monaco International Dog Show

Organised by La Société Canine de Monaco that is pleased to welcome 9 judges from different countries who will make their verdict in order to designate the best subject of the exhibition. From SaturdayMay 4 to Sunday, May 5 at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Discover more here

International Flower-Arranging Competition

The theme of the 55th International Flower-Arranging Competition will be “Seas & Oceans”. Participants from all over Europe are expected to attend, demonstrating all their powers of imagination with wonderful floral compositions like works of art. Organised by the Garden Club of Monaco. From SaturdayMay 4 to Sunday, May 5 at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Discover more here

Symphonic Concert – OPMC

Conducted by Andris Poga, with Truls Mørk, cello. Music by BOULANGER, SHOSTAKOVIC, and STRAUSS. On Sunday,  May 5 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets 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. 

Featured image courtesy of the OPMC: Pianist Seong-Jin Cho