Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on January 8th and January 9th

The series of winter holidays has come to an end world wide however we can still experience a bit relaxed atmosphere. So here are a few suggestions for a great weekend.

The 3rd Christmas Dinner in Monaco

The Orthodox world was celebrating Christmas yesterday. On this occasion the 3rd Christmas Dinner in Monaco, a traditional and festive family dinner, is held on January 8, at 7 pm at Cafe de Paris and HelloMonaco is the main media partner of it.

You will find a Russian menu from the chef of Café de Paris, many surprises. This event will be attended by soloists of the biggest Russian choirs of Paris, Diaghilev Quartet.

Before the dinner, there will be a festive Christmas prayer service in “St. Elena” Parish at 6 pm (22, av de Grande-Bretagne; Monte-Carlo).

Grand Season Series: Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic

All those who are fond of music will enjoy the Grand Season Series: Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit with Martha Argerich, piano on Sunday 9 January 2022, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the programme music by Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky.

"Le Titre Est Provisoire" ("Working Title")

And in the theater these days there is a play “Le Titre Est Provisoire” (“Working Title”) by Christophe Corsand, with Elie Rapp, Olivier Doran or Jean-Philippe Azéma and Christophe Corsand on Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 at 8.30 pm, Sunday 9 January 2022 at 4.30 pm in Théâtre des Muses.

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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