From the beauty ideal to the grotesque – Lecture

Isabelle HASSELIN ROUS, Senior Heritage Collections Conservator, will discuss the theme “From the beauty ideal to the grotesque: the example of the Greco-Roman terracotta figurines of Smyrna (Turkey)”. Free on simple booking: or 00377 98 98 80 06. Organized by Association monégasque de préhistoire. On Tuesday, May 28 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.

Pain and Glory – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 2019 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. It stars Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia and Penélope Cruz amongs others. It is an autobiographical tale that glides between past and present, this film hits with all the emotional heft we have come to expect from Almodóvar. On Tuesday, May 28 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Qui a coupé l’eau? – Theatre for Children

One morning, Kimo, an intrepid and inquisitive little girl, wakes to find that the taps have all run dry. She travels the world, meeting a polar bear, a fish, and a “water engineer”. The situation is alarming – there’s less and less fresh water on Earth!

On Wednesday, May 29 at 16:30, Saturday, June 1 at 14:30 and 16:30 and Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Ce qui reste d’un amour – Theatre

Hugo is a musician, a charmer, and a born free spirit. Alice is an actress, an idealist, and a born romantic. A year to the day after their sudden break-up, Alice turns up at Hugo’s home in the middle of the night. What remains of their love, the one she had thought would last forever? The former lovers do their best to hide their true feelings. They lie, obfuscate and procrastinate… Then, a year to the day after that night, another visitor. This time, it’s Hugo knocking on Alice’s door… “Ce qui reste d’un amour” (“What remains of love”) is a play about the power, the mystery, and the contradictions of love.

On Thursday, May 30, Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 20:00 and Sunday, June 2 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Late May drinks night – BAM

Join British Association of Monaco again on May 30 at Café Maï for fun networking from 18.30. Under the arches at Place d’Armes. Discover more here.

Carlos Lopes Concert – La Note Bleue Summer Festival

Carlos Lopes’ vibrant creole heritage offers a unique blend of Afro Pop, Soul, Jazz and RnB drawing from his Cabo Verde cultural heritage and a modern take on contemporary styles. Writing incredibly catchy songs delivered in a joyful and charismatic manner, Carlos Lopes’ return to our stage is something everyone is looking forward to!

On Frida, May 31 at 21:00 at La Note Bleue. Discover more here.

Pablo Mira – Show

Family, sexuality, new technologies… In his new show, Pablo Mira muses on how our society has changed over the last thirty years. And while he has abandoned his cartoonish reactionary editorialist persona, he retains all his spirit and biting satire. This is the comedian’s second stand-up show, following the hilarious 2017 tour “Pablo Mira says stuff for money” which played to sell-out audiences. On Saturday, June 1 at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

The Zenmenn Concert – La Note Bleue Summer Festival

The Zenmenn plunge themselves into a mystic world of shimmering harps and languid guitars. Their luscious sounds, synth laden grooves and melodic experiments taking you on a Balearic journey. The Zenmenn paint with a palette of many colours taking influence from music all over the world and transcribing it into their own, sun-kissed and vibrant compositions. On Saturday, June 1 at 21:00 at La Note Bleue. Discover more here.

International Swimming Meeting – Sport

41st Monte-Carlo International Swimming Meeting, organised by the Monegasque Swimming Federation. On Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2at the Piscine Olympique Albert II du Stade Louis II. More information 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.

Bacon Foundation – BAM

Private visit organised by British Association of Monaco. Limited spaces. On Tuesday, June 11. Discover more here .

MonacoUSA June Networking

Special guests, the founders of Monaco’s first 100 percent women-owned book publishing house in Monaco, Carob Tree Publishing, founded by Lacey Da Costa, film producer, and Nancy Heslin, veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of Forbes Monaco.  Read more about Carob Tree publishing in our interview here.

All nationalities are welcome to the networking as always but PLEASE BRING YOUR AMERICAN FRIENDS TOO who haven’t heard about the Association and might like to join for future US-themed events. On Monday, June 10 from 18:00 till 20:00 at the Conscientiae Restaurant Monaco.

King Charles III Birthday party – BAM

The British Association of Monaco’s biggest event of the year. On Wednesday, June 12. For more information and reservation e mail or telephone 93501952.

Bloomsday 2024 in Monaco – join in the celebration! 

Enjoy a cultural event in motion in Monaco to celebrate James Joyce’s modernist masterpiece, with dramatic readings performed by the talented actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society . This year the Princess Grace Irish Library is delighted delighted to present a special display of James Joyce memorabilia on loan from the private collection of award-winning dancer & actor Michael Flatley. On Friday, June 14 at 14:30 at the Princess Grace Irish Library. Discover more here.

CREM Anniversary Party

Save the date for The Club for Foreign Residents in Monaco (CREM) anniversary party on June 24! More info will follow soon.

Zucchero World Tour 2024

On Tuesday, July 9 at 20:00 at  Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum. Discover more here.

TURNER, the Sublime Legacy Exhibition

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, in collaboration with Tate, will unveil the exhibition-event Turner, the Sublime Legacy.

This exhibition, featuring an ensemble of first-rate works in a new scenography of over 2,000 square meters, is an invitation to a journey through Joseph Mallord William Turner’s representations of the world in a sublime mode, from his landscapes to the elementary explorations of light and atmosphere of which he was a pioneer and master. Turner’s decisive influence on painting, and by extension his legacy, will be highlighted in the exhibition through some interpretations of the sublime by leading contemporary artists such as, among others, Richard Long, Olafur Eliasson, Cornelia Parker, Jessica Warboys, John Akomfrah, Katie Paterson, and Mark Rothko.

The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Brooke, Senior Project Curator at Tate.

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Tate, with the support of CMB Monaco, SOTHEBY’S and MARZOCCO GROUP.

PRESALES €7 UNTIL JUNE 30TH, 2024. From Saturday, July 6 to Sunday, September 1, 2024 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

FEATURED IMAGE: Carlos Lopes, appearing at La Note Bleue on May 31