We are having nice summer days. It’s perfect time for anything but sitting at home and feeling bored. And here is what you can do in Monaco this weekend.
Every summer, Monaco becomes the place to be with the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival. Organized under the aegis of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, it perfectly illustrates the ambition of this legendary place: to offer entertainment and thrills to visitors from all over the world for unforgettable Monte-Carlo-style moments. For nearly 50 years already, the cultural and human adventure takes place at the Salle des Etoiles, at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo but also on the Place du Casino Monte-Carlo.
This year, Monegasque evenings will vibrate to the sounds of Abba Show, Jamie Cullum, Stas Mikhailov, Assi El Hallani, Enrique Iglesias, Paolo Conte, Zucchero, Valery Meladze, Sister Sledge and the Gipsy Kings. An event open to a large public and the opportunity to taste the thousand and one pleasures offered by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Resort: games, shopping, culinary art, nightlife …
Sporting Summer Festival 2021 continues with two concerts this weekend. The first is Fight Aids Monaco evening with “The show – A tribute to ABBA” on Saturday 24 July 2021, at 10:30 pm, Le Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles.
THE SHOW features all ABBA’s greatest hits in a spectacular two-hour extravaganza that charts the band’s journey from its pre-Eurovision days by way of all its huge international hits: “Waterloo”, “SOS”, “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Money Money Money”, “Knowing Me Knowing You”, with a few surprise numbers thrown in from the vast ABBA repertoire.
And the next concert is with Zucchero on Sunday 25 July 2021, at 10:30 pm, in Le Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles.
And the 16th International Organ Festival continues with a concert by Pierre-Yves Fleury, organ, and Caroline Michel, vocal performance, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on Sunday 25 July 2021, at 5 pm in the Cathédrale de Monaco.
Several interesting exhibitions opened up recently in Monaco. To begin with there is Exhibition of several masterpieces of Caravaggio and “his disciples”.
The light that comes into contact with the bodies, and unleashes their inner torment. An asceticism from the abyss of shadows and evil to the light of God and truth, the one who wanted to dare where others did not even dream. A creative parable of the painter, but before that of man. His torments, his demons, his inwardness. Some of his masterpieces from museums and private collections will be on display, accompanied by works by so-called “followers”. Those who dedicated their lives and their artistic work to the lesson of the Lombard master, without ever, and for no reason, being able to abandon it. The exhibition will be supported by an international scientific committee of absolute importance, chaired by Mina Gregori, who, above all others dedicated her life to the studies of Caravaggio, continuing for over half a century the work and rediscovery of the incomparable Roberto Longhi.
Passionate about art, Diane VENET acquired her first artist’s jewel, a brooch by the painter Roy Lichtenstein, in New York in 1967. But it was her meeting with the sculptor Bernar VENET in 1985 that decided to create, through encounters, favourites or commissions from artists, a collection dedicated to the jewel of an artist.
Diane VENET brings together, over 30 years, a rich collection of more than 230 pieces of jewellery by artists. 180 of them will be unveiled for a month at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. From Picasso to Jeff Koons, including Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Keith Haring or Louis Bourgeois, Orlan, Miguel Chevalier… modern and contemporary, international and French artists will be represented.
In summer 2021, the Grimaldi Forum will present for the first time in Monaco a major retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important of recent years.
Organized in association with the Giacometti Foundation this exhibition will focus on all the periods of the artist and all the media which he has used.
It will offer a comprehensive view of Alberto Giacometti’s creations, from early works to the surrealist period, from the return to figuration to the invention of post-war icons.
Bringing together over 230 works, including masterpieces and accompanied by photographs and films, this retrospective will offer visitors wonderful discoveries as part of a journey orchestrated by curator Émilie Bouvard, scientific director and collections of the Foundation Giacometti.
Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!