Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on January 15th and January 16th

It’s the long awaited end of week and everyone is getting ready to relax and spend time with their family and loved ones. And HelloMonaco has a few suggestions for you.

Monaco Optimist Team Race

This weekend in Monaco Bay you can  watch Monaco Optimist Team Race organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco.

For the last ten years, 64 sailors under 14, divided into 16 teams from 16 nations, have been competing in the Monaco Optimist Team Race. Organised with the support of FxPro, Eventica Communications and clothing supplier SLAM, this original match race format in teams of four Optimists, supplied by boatbuilder Erplast, relies on technique, tactics and above all team-work. As well as the sporting aspect, with an average 120 races over four days, youngsters from our twin and reciprocal clubs all over the world come to meet others passionate about sailing and have fun.

"A Ces Idiots Qui Osent Rêver" ("To The Idiots Who Dare To Dream")

There are several plays on the stage of Théâtre des Muses this weekend. “A Ces Idiots Qui Osent Rêver” (“To The Idiots Who Dare To Dream”), written by and starring Céline Devaland, with Marc Pistolesi is on Friday 14 and Saturday 15, at 8.30 pm, Sunday 16 January 2022, at 4.30 pm.

"Au Royaume de Merlin" ("In Merlin's Realm")

And for kids there is “Au Royaume de Merlin” (“In Merlin’s Realm”), written and performed by Nicolas Goubet on Saturday 15 at 2.30 pm and Sunday 16 January 2022, at 2.30 pm.

New player joins AS Monaco on loan

The fans of football can’t miss the French Premier League Football Championship: Monaco – Clermont on Sunday 16 January 2022, on Louis II Stadium.

Grand Season Series: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Valeriy Sokolov @www.opmc.mc

Grand Season Series continues with a symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Cristian Măcelaru with Valeriy Sokolov, violin on Sunday 16 January 2022, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music to be performed includes pieces by Béla Bartok, Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Scriabin, Mili Balakirev and Sergei Lyapunov.

Monaco Ice Skating Champions: Olympic Medallists of the Future

In the vicinity of the Christmas Village you have the opportunity to visit an ice rink with an area of ​​1000 sq. m.

A special area (small skating rink) is organized for young visitors. Admission for children under 5 years old to the skating rink is free. Skate-free access is also offered free of charge for parents accompanying their children.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand in the heart of Nice
Woman fishing with a net in the Delta, Khulna district, Bangladesh @www.yannarthusbertrand.org, www.goodplanet.org

A fantastic walk across continents in the greenery of the Promenade du Paillon in Nice until January 16, 2022. Striking images of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s colossal project “The Earth seen from the sky” are revealing the fragile beauty of our planet: animals going about their day, men working in the fields, mega-cities growing like mushrooms. All these seemingly immortal landscapes are at the mercy of cyclones, floods, earthquakes and climate change. These aesthetic emotions thus bring the audience to the awareness of the ecological emergency we are facing.

Expo Tremblements
Expo Tremblements. ©NMNM Andrea Rossetti 2021

“Tremors, Recent Acquisitions by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco”, an exhibition presenting for the first time a selection of artworks acquired by the NMNM between 2010 and 2021, created by 18 artists of 10 different nationalities from Thursday 25 November 2021 to Sunday 15 May 2022, in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma.

Conceived by Célia Bernasconi, Exhibition Curator, Chief Curator at the NMNM, the exhibition brings together contemporary works by seventeen living artists, including nine women, of twelve different nationalities. All of them have in common that they respond to the definition of the thought of trembling which, in the words of the poet Édouard Glissant, “unites us in absolute diversity, in a whirlwind of encounters”.

Video installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, translate the tremors of the world.

Exhibition "Monaco – Alexandria, The Great Detour. World-Capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism"

A new exhibition just opened in the Principality. Monaco – Alexandria, The Great Detour. World-Capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism from Friday 17 December 2021 to Monday 2 May 2022, in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber.

Monaco-Alexandria presents itself as an emancipated exhibition from the spectrum of nationalist and Eurocentric art history. It is remarkable in this respect to depart from Monaco and its Nouveau Musée National to rethink North-South relations, in particular between key areas of Mediterranean Europe, including in its African and Eastern dimensions.

In this perspective, the NMNM in collaboration with Zamân Books & Curating, aims to create a dialogue between Monaco and Alexandria, namely two world-capitals with eloquent and yet little-known relations, woven in the heart of the 20th century, through transnational themes: ballets and (post)orientalist shows, southern surrealism, flora and fauna, feminist eroticism, urban development and nightlife; ultimately, the symbols and the poetics of cosmopolitanism through two great Mediterranean crossroads; both marked by the imprint of dreams and tourist mythologies as by that of the avant-garde in exile. Beyond the major themes explored, the exhibition + books aim at writing an unprecedented page in this connected and often French-speaking history, although shaped between several contact zone (Monaco, France, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Egypt, etc.)

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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