A love letter to everything Irish, now SOLD OUT

Monaco’s red carpet to roll out for the Film Première of Quintessentially Irish. The film documentary features H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, among other well-known personalities including Bob Geldof, Jeremy Irons and Pierce Brosnan. To introduce the film at the exclusive event in Monaco will be award-winning director Frank Mannion, who will also make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. The Irish man from Carlow, based in London, is no stranger to the Riviera having picked up awards at Cannes in the past. 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.  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.

The Kid – OPMC Family Cine-Concert

Special screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” Conducted by Frank Strobel. Recommended for ages 5 and over. On Wednesday, May 15 at 15:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

The Kid – The Art of the Cinema – Cine-concert  

One of the ultimate universal works of cinema, in which Chaplin somehow inspires tears of both laughter and sorrow. In partnership with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, “The Kid”, by Charles Chaplin (1921), on Wednesday, May 15 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Psyché – Show

The students of the Rainier III Academy Children’s Choir will perform a wonderful musical tale inspired by Greek mythology, a thoughtful musing on how true love requires us to change completely. The show, created by Julien Joubert, is a musical reinterpretation of the myth of “Psyche”. On Wednesday, May 16 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here

La Danseuse – Theatre

Noé, a young dancer, feels out of step with the world. But he is passionate about his art, and wants more than anything to succeed and make his mark. He compares himself to the men of his generation and the father figures around him as he was growing up. The day he meets Adèle is a sliding doors moment. He feels a new excitement welling up inside him. Their bodies yearn for one another. They fall in love. Until Noé becomes lost under the weight of his responsibilities and disillusion. Their relationship takes a toxic turn, one in which authority takes the place of empathy. Noé, torn between his quest for identity and his love, loses control. 

On Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17, Saturday, May18 at 20:00 and Sunday, May 19 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

Silence on tourne – Theatre

A film crew takes over a theater to shoot a film scene. Today they are filming the sequence of the deceived husband who interrupts a performance to kill his wife’s lover. A play by Patrick Haudecœur and Gérald Sibleryas, directed by Pino G. Tarantino assisted by Julie Olive. On Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at 20:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

The Passion of Joan of Arc – The Art of the Cinema – Cine Concert

By Carl Theodor Dreyer (1928). Featuring a striking performance by Renée Falconetti, Dreyer’s take on the Joan of Arc story is a thing of beauty. In partnership with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. On Friday, May 17 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here

Gad Elmaleh – Lui-Même – Show

Gad Elmaleh is a Moroccan-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. Best known in the French-speaking world, he has notably achieved fame in France, Morocco, and the United States. He has starred in several feature films, including Coco, Priceless, La Doublure and Midnight in Paris. His latest show Lui-Même will be presented on Friday, May 17. Saturday, May 18 at 20:00 and Sunday, May 19 at 18:00 at the Grimaldi Forum. Discover more here

Children’s Day – Kodomo-no-hi

 Children can discover a range of fun activities, including calligraphy, the traditional tea ceremony, try on a kimono, and take part in traditional Japanese games. Japanese food and drink will also be available to buy, the “Ensemble Iris” will be performing music from Japan, and there will be an Oshukai (Kobudo) demonstration. Free Admission. On Saturday, May18 from 10:00 to 17:00 at Le Jardin Japonais. Discover more here

Night at the Museum at the Botanical Centre – Event

Tours of the Botanical Centre with an expert gardener, as part of European Museum Night. On Saturday, May 18 from 21:00 to 22:30 at the Centre Botanique de Monaco. 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.

FIA Formula One World Championship – 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

Introducing the 81st Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious motor races, as iconic as the Indy 500, Le Mans 24 Hours, and WRC Monte-Carlo Rally. Discover the programme and all the practical info here

Featured image from The Kid – an OPMC Family Cine-Concert