Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on April 17th and April 18th

What’s your plan for this weekend? If none, here are a few suggestions that you may find handy. Don’t miss anything interesting.

Rafael Nadal
Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, 2018 edition (general overview). © REALIS

Without any doubt all eyes this weekend are drawn to the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club where the traditional Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament is enrolling from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April 2021.

The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters has been one of the most prestigious events in the world of international tennis for over 100 years. Since 2000, the Monte Carlo Tournament has been part of an elite ATP Championship: Masters Series. The best world tennis players meet on the courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Over the years the competition was won by such talented players as Gustavo Kuerten, Cedric Pioline, Andrei Chesnokov, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Guillermo Coria, Ivan Lendl, Novak Djokovic and the unrivalled Rafael Nadal who won the tournament 8 times in a row from 2005 to 2012, a record in the world of tennis!

The Côte d´Azur Garden Festival
Festival Jardins Côte d’Azur © Direction de la Communication – Michael Alesi

Take a walk around the terraces of the Casino (side Fairmont). There for the The Côte d´Azur Garden Festival that will take place from May 9 to June 11, the Urban Planning Department has set up its creation “The reflection of water in the blue infinity” and let the public to discover it already now. This 3rd edition of the Festival revolves around the theme “Gardens of Artists”.

Choreographical performances "COPPÉL-I.A." by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Photo ©Alice Blangero
For this Spring season, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will be back on the Grimaldi Forum stage to pursue their series dedicated to Jean-Christophe Maillot.
Choreographical performances “COPPÉL-I.A.” by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April 2021, at 2 pm, in Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes.

Coppél-i.A. projects us into a near future in which two young lovers, Frantz and Swanhilda, discover carnal love in a society that demands ever more progress, security and conformity. When eroticism irrupted in their lives, an artificial being shakes their certainties and challenges what they thought they knew of love. Is the ideal partner the fleshand-blood creature we have always known or the abstract being which questions our position in the human species?

Marginalia Inside the Comics Art Collections

A new exhibition opened recently in Monaco. Presented at the NMNM-Villa Sauber from April 1 to September 5, 2021, the exhibition Marginalia. Inside the Comics Arts Collections is an exploration of comic book art, a young art born at the same time as film and psychoanalysis, and which has frequently opted for marginality over convention, humour over academicism and counter-culture over received ideas.

Following Freud’s traumarbeit (dream-work) model, Marginalia. Inside the Comic Arts Collections invites visitors to discover over 350 works by some of the greatest comic book artists and honours the passion of those who find their work an endless source of fascination.

Marginalia are the small drawings located in the margins of Medieval manuscripts. Often secular, sometimes droll, always fascinating, they form a dialogue with the texts that they illuminate, explain or criticise and can be seen as the origins of comic books, a combination of drawing and writing which blossomed in the 20th century.

Of course there are other events taking place in Monaco. So if you want to learn more about them and exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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