Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on July 30th and July 31st

On Friday evening HelloMonaco traditionally prepared its selection of the most interesting events that you can visit this weekend.


Saturday evening will be animated by Fireworks, followed by a DJ evening, organized by Monaco City Hall on July 30, 2022, at 10 p.m., in Port of Monaco.

BIG ART FESTIVAL returns to Italy!

For the second time in a row, and after a huge success in 2021, Big Art Festival invites to an exclusive concert with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, HAUSER and Andrea Bocelli in Forte dei Marmi. Villa Bocelli will be opening its gate to its splendid garden for this unique event with the undisputed dream couple of opera,– Don’t miss the most luxurious event of summer 2022.

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov are the most fascinating operatic couple of our times. On July the 31st, the soprano and the tenor are invited in Italy to give a concert in the Italian singer’s villa. Located in the middle of a breathtakingly beautiful landscape at the shore of the Ligurian Sea, the large garden of the grand estate will be the stage for one of the most important high-class events of the year, combining extraordinary music, haute cuisine by renowned chefs and a distinguished service.

The special guest of the BIG ART FESTIVAL on this amazing summer evening will be HAUSER – a bright and extravagant cellist, co-founder and member of the super popular 2CELLOS band. Charismatic, bright, magnificent, he easily conquers the hearts of the public not only with an unusual performance of world hits, but also with endless charm, as well as stylish “highlights” in every performance.

And one more exclusive musical gift for the guests of the evening – the special guest will be the legendary Andrea Bocelli, who will not only be a welcoming host, but will also share the stage with friends to pay tribute to the power of music and the seductive beauty of the Italian summer.

Monte-Carlo Summer Festival 2022: Rita Ora concert

Monte-Carlo Summer Festival 2022 continues with a concert of Rita Ora concert on Sunday 31 July 2022, at 8 pm in Salle des Etoiles.

After a diversion to France via the famous Lollapalooza festival, the singer will be in Monaco on July 31th at the Salle des Etoiles.

Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Renaud Capuçon @www.opmc.mc

Symphonic concerts by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra continue in Prince’s Palace. This time the concert is conducted by Juraj Valčuha with Renaud Capuçon, violin on Sunday 31 July 2022, at 9.30 pm. Music to be performed includes pieces by Edward Elgar and Richard Strauss.

There are several new interesting exhibitions in Monaco. Christian Louboutin – The Exhibition[ist], revisited by curator Olivier Gabet, Director of the Museum of Decorative Arts, will offer a brand new perspective following an earlier exhibition at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris in 2020 from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 28 August 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 10 pm in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

The set design being prepared for Monaco will encompass 2,000 m² and unveil previously unseen works tied to the designer’s Monegasque inspirations as well as new collaborations, including a unique project being developed with British artist Allen Jones.

At the heart of the exhibition, the “Musée Imaginaire” room will bring together items from Louboutin’s personal collection and historic and artistic works borrowed from public and private collections, including from Monegasque museums. It will explore various themes in the designer’s work such as his love of dance and the legacy of the Ballets Russes, his passion for African art and Asia, the pop influence of Warhol, the photographic genius of Helmut Newton, and his fascination with oceanography.

The exhibition will present exclusive collaborations by Louboutin such as the stained glass created by the Maison du Vitrail, a silver Sevillian palanquin, and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. Visitors will also discover the designer’s various projects with artists such as the photography of director David Lynch, the video work of Lisa Reihana, the leather sculptures of English designers Whitaker Malem, the choreography of Blanca Li, and the work of artist Imran Qureshi, as well as an immersive space dedicated to sculptor and painter Allen Jones created especially with him for this exhibition.

Exhibition - "Le Chat Déambule"

Another exhibition is “Le Chat Déambule” by the Belgian artist Philippe Geluck, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs from Tuesday 5 July to Sunday 2 October 2022, Esplanade du Larvotto.

Exposition Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé - Villa Paloma

Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé continues the NMNM programme of exhibitions dedicated to the revolutionary aesthetics developed by Serge Diaghilev in Monte-Carlo. Heralding certain aspects of contemporary art, the cross-disciplinary approach taken by the founder of the Ballets Russes brought radical transformation to the decorative arts during the 1910s and ’20s and had a lasting influence on visual and performance art to this day.

Exhibition «En rêvant la Méditerranée» ("Dreaming of the Mediterranean") by Antoine Pierini

©Ilan Dehe – “The Purpose of the Journey”

The Center of National Monuments welcomes you to the Villa Kérylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France at the exhibition «En rêvant la Méditerranée» (“Dreaming of the Mediterranean”), by Antoine Pierini from May 8th to Septembre 18th, 2022.

Thousands of years old, the craft of glass has come to us from antiquity. Today, innumerable objects in glass make up our everyday life, while only a few of make it to the level which we would consider to be a work of art. Antoine Pierini, designer, glass artist, and inheritor of a savoir-faire transmitted from father to son, evokes a voyage across the sea and across time in an intimate epic that he has specifically created for the Villa Kérylos.

His amphoras in colored glass, whole or fragmented, coinhabit at the heart of the Villa Kérylos with those of antiquity, covered in a hoary concretion and who act as witnesses to the shipwrecks in a sea who has rested untamed all these millennia.

In this sensitive odyssey of glass and color, Antoine Pierini hands over his emotions born from unique experiences and communal memories. Each work carries within itself the richness of history, the strength of sensations, and not only is each an invitation to voyage into the Mediterranean, but also an invitation to dream of it.

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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