It’s been a great week and now it’s time to have a good rest. And what better rest can there be than a change of activities and this seems to be a perfect weekend for it with so many diverse events going on.
As always the Principality has concerts for people fond of music. On Saturday 6 May, 8.30 pm in Church of St. Devota there is an Organ concert by Przemyslaw Kapitula, chief organist at Warsaw cathedral, as part of In Tempore Organi, III International Organ Festival.
And on Sunday 7 May, at 8.30 pm Great Season Series continues with a symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov with Lena Belkina, mezzo-soprano in Auditorium Rainier III – Salle Yakov Kreizberg. On the programme: Igor Stravinsky, Modest Mussorgsky and Alexandre Scriabine. As a prelude to the concert, at 7.30 pm, introduction to the works by André Peyrègne. Tickets range from €17 to €50.
Sports section this weekend is presented with two importand matches. And out of town football match between AS MONACO and AS NANCY-LORRAINE in French League 1, Day 36 will take place on Saturday 6 May at 8.00 pm.
And AS Monaco and Dijon are playing in PRO A Basketball Championship on Saturday 6 May at 7.00 pm in Stade Louis II – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.
Bay of Monaco this weekedn will host 470 European Champions (Olympic two-handed sailing dinghy) organised by the Monaco Yacht Club from Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 May. Open to European and non-European teams, the Championship will be the biggest event aside from the 470 World Championships in 2017. We expect to see a strong fleet of Olympians and elite racers competing alongside some younger and newer teams in this post-Olympic year. The European Championship title will be awarded to the top placed European teams, with prizes to the non-European teams. This will be a great event to take a look at!
Also on Saturday 6 May the 3rd “Rally du Coeur” charity rally, organised by the Monaco Disease Power Association in aid of people with disabilities will take place from the Casino de Monte-Carlo. You’ll be able to tour the legendary Monte Carlo Formula 1 circuit. It’s an event that brings together members of the Government and many participants.
However if speed and cars don’t fascinate you that much you can do good at the another charity event of a different kind: same day from 8.30 am to 5 pm in Espace Léo Ferré there is “Grande Braderie” market organised by the Monaco Red Cross.
People who like dogs will enjoy Monaco International Dog Show on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May in Espace Fontvieille.
And those who like flowers and gardening simply have to visit Roses and Plants Festival that is going on this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Rose growers, nursery gardeners, and garden professionals organise a rendez-vous Roses and Plants Festival in the Jardin à la Française (French-style garden), where their finest flowers and plants are displayed for garden lovers. Novice or more experienced gardeners are all welcome to come and take a stroll amidst a variety of ancient and contemporary varieties of climbing roses and ground cover plants. Alongside the rose growers and their colourful stands, other professionals are invited to place their stands in the alleys of the Jardin à la Française, where they will present rare plants, and exotic and Mediterranean flowers, irises, and citruses. For 2 days, the entire villa and its gardens will be buzzing with activity. Full rate is €15.
Théâtre des Muses this weekend presents “Grisélidis” by Grisélidis Real with Coraly Zahonero from the Comédie Française on Saturday 6 May, at 9 pm and Sunday 7 May, at 4.30 pm. One is a member of the Comedie-Française. The other Geneva writer, painter and… prostitute. One does not have enough of a life to express all that has on the mind. The other has lived a thousand. Both are bright, flamboyant, feminist, humanistic. The meeting between these two intense beings could only be passionate, so that the creation of this show produced by and represented at the Studio-Théâtre de la Comédie-Française seems obvious. Burning, provocative, dazzling beauty, in a unique style made of rage and funny banter, chiseled poetry, the tangled stories of this “revolutionary whore” constitute a panting spectacle. Tickets are available at €18-€29.
Several interesting exhibitions just opened in Monaco. The exhibition Michel Vailant on May 4-9, 2017 in Grimaldi Forum pays tribute to two of the greatest legends of automotive history, namely Michel Vaillant and Monaco. Indeed, similarly to the work of Jean Graton, Monaco has become a mythical symbol of car racing. The Monaco Grand Prix and the Monte-Carlo Rallye have brought not only legendary racing tracks to the world of motorsports, but also unforgettable human exploits. These arenas of the drama of race car competition were represented by Jean Graton throughout his work, with Michel Vaillant having become, over sixty years, the cult comic book of automobile racings.
Monaco was represented many times by Jean Graton in the adventures of Michel Vaillant. We can observe, throughout the 70 albums of the exploits of this most famous of comic book race car drivers, the evolution of the most famous circuit in the world. The journey is fantastic, because this representation, a cross between a place and an original work, provides an original, creative, and technological vision of a sporting and artistic adventure. Espace Indigo – Free acces.
Daily from 4 to 6 May, 9 am to 6 pm, Monaco Tops Cars Collection Museum presents MCRoyal Expo Car Elegance 2017, exhibition of collector’s automobiles, classic and prestige cars and artworks, organised by Monegasque team GrifoMC Group.
Borderline exhibition by Philippe Pasqua just opened in the Oceanographique Museum of Monaco and will last till 30 September 2017. Philippe Pasqua’s monumental works, most of them custom made, go alongside the mythical collections of the place to create an unprecedented dialogue.
The art of Philippe Pasqua experiences the limit. He flirts with the edges, knows the limits and frees himself of them. Violent and immodest, his work jostles as much as it fascinates, placing the visitor in the face of a dilemma: to devour with the gaze or to turn away the eyes, reflex of defense more than indifference. “Philippe Pasqua questions, demands, disturbs, but never dismisses. The ideal detonator for raising awareness of marine and terrestrial life,” said Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Museum. If you want to learn about other exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.
Have a great weekend!