#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on July 31st and August 1st
Have you made plans for the weekend? If not, HelloMonaco is ready to help with a few suggestion on what to do this end of week in Monaco.
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 a concert with Stas Mikhailov – Artik & Asti on Saturday 31 July 2021, at 10:30 pm, in Le Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles.
Originally from Sochi, Stanislav Vladimirovich Mikhailov, better known as Stas Mikhailov, is, at 51, Russia’s most popular singer. Composer, actor and producer he won 10 times the award for “Song of the Year” and earned the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation title in 2010. In the same year, sales of his albums reached highest record levels that make him one of the most famous artists in the country.
And the 16th International Organ Festival continues with a concert by Yanka Hékimova and Leonid Karev, organ performance for four hands, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on Sunday 1 August, at 5 pm in the Cathédrale de Monaco.
The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra continue its summer programme with a Symphonic concert conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Sergey Khachatryan, violin on Sunday 1 August 2021, at 9.30 pm in Palais Princier – Cour d’Honneur. On the programme: pieces by Toru Takemitsu, Franz Schubert and Jean Sibelius.
The exhibition “Belarus: History Through Art” will walk you through the past and present of Belarus, while also exploring culture and architecture. The event is aimed at raising awareness of a country that is the geographic centre of Europe, but also one of the most unexplored places in Europe. The exhibition will be held from the 30th July – 9th August at Espace 22, 24 Boulevard d’Italie, Monaco.
A variety of paintings, photography and sculptures will be presented. Over 15 exhibitors, from Belarus and those covering Belarus, including an award-winning photojournalist and artist.
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!