Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on March 12th and March 13th

At the end of week HelloMonaco is ready with its traditional list of the most interesting events to do on the weekend.

Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival
Photo ©Alice Blangero @www.printempsdesarts.mc

To begin the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival continues with several events. To begin there is a concert with Sandro Compagnon, saxophone, and Gaspard Dehaene, piano on Saturday 12 March 2022, at 3 pm in Tunnel Riva.

Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival
Photo ©B Ealovega @www.printempsdesarts.mc

One more concert continues the program: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano on Saturday 12 March 2022, at 8 pm in the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.

Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival 2019
Photo ©JM Emportes

There is also a lecture “Claude Debussy on the piano: break or carry on?” by Rémy Campos, musicologist on Saturday 12 March 2022, at 6.30 pm in Musée Océanographique de Monaco.

Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival
Photo ©B Ealovega @www.printempsdesarts.mc

Sunday program starts with a concert with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano on 13 March 2022, at 3 pm in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.


And on Sunday within the framework of the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival you can enjoy a concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Dezsö Ranki, piano on Sunday 13 March 2022, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III.

Sea Urchin at the Markets

Foodies of the Principality will be delighted by two “sea urchins” on Saturday March 12, at Monte-Carlo Market and Sunday March 13, 2022, at La Condamine Market.

It is the shellfish usually present at the Condamine Market every weekend, which will provide the raw material for this beautiful event, namely the famous sea urchins – freshly caught for the occasion!

On each of the two markets, an area specially reserved for consumers of these marine delicacies – at the level of the lower part of the pedestrian zone at the Monte-Carlo Market and on the Place d’Armes at the La Condamine Market, will be accessible by prior reservation no later than Monday, March 7. The set will include a plate of six sea urchins accompanied by bread and butter at the price of 13€ (excluding drink).

Also note that the vendors will offer its usual seafood offer in addition to the sea urchins.

"Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling

And on the stage of Théâtre des Muses there is “Just So Stories” by Rudyard Kipling, with Aurélie Lepoutre and Batiste Darsoulant or Bachir Sanogo on Saturday 12 at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Sunday 13 March 2022 at 11 am.


Sports fans should come to support their team at the Betclic Elite basketball championship: AS Monaco Roca Team – Roanne game on Sunday 13 March 2022, at 5 pm in Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin – Stade Louis II.

Expo Tremblements
Expo Tremblements. ©NMNM Andrea Rossetti 2021

As always there are a few exhibitions open in Monaco. To begin with there is “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"

Another exhibition open in the Principality is  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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