Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on March 5th and March 6th

It seems like quite a sports weekend is coming. And HelloMonaco is ready with our suggestions to make your free time more efficient.

36th Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse
© YCM/Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini

To begin with there is Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series (Act IV)38th Primo Cup – Trophée Crédit Suisse, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 March 2022, Bay of Monaco.

The international J/70 fleet returns to the Principality 3-6 March for the 38th Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse, which also counts as the fourth and final Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series. Launched in 1985, at the instigation of YCM President HSH Prince Albert II, this regatta, which rewards the top three teams in each class with clothing from SLAM’s advanced technology sportswear, has established itself as the European winter one design meeting in the Mediterranean.

It looks set to be a spectacle with some 100 teams expected in five classes. Alongside the loyal J/70, Smeralda 888 and Longtze Premier will be the trendy RS 21, which made its sportsboat debut in 2018. For the Dragons, this meeting will be the first event of their European Grand Prix circuit which starts 2nd March.

the Europe Junior Masters Monte-Carlo
Photo by cottonbro @Pexels

Then there is the Monegasque Tennis Federation is pleased to announce that the Davis Cup by Rakuten – World Group II Play-offs MONACO / MOROCCO will take place at the Monte-Carlo Country Club on 4 and 5 March, 2022.

Indeed, due to the current restrictions and the uncertainty weighing on a possible reopening of the Moroccan borders, the Davis Cup Committee has decided that this meeting cannot take place in Morocco. The Royal Moroccan Tennis Federation having not exercised its right to receive Monaco on neutral ground, the competition will therefore take place at the M.C.C.C.

The Monegasque team will play these play-offs with the aim of fully integrating World Group II, the matches of which will be played in September 2022.


And basketball fans will enjoy Betclic Elite basketball championship: AS Monaco Roca Team – Bourg-en-Bresse on Saturday 5 March 2022, at 6 pm in Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin – Stade Louis II.

Grand Season Series: symphonic concert
Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve@www.opmc.mc

Music lovers will enjoy Grand Season Series: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tomáš Netopil with Thierry Amadi, cello on Sunday 6 March 2022, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music to be performed includes pieces by Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu and Antonin Dvorak.

"Leonardo da Vinci, BIrth of a Genius"

“Léonard de Vinci, Naissance D’Un Génie” (“Leonardo da Vinci, Birth of a Genius”) by Brigitte Kernel and Sylvia Roux, with Grégory Gerreboo on Wednesday 2 at 4.30 pm, Thursday 3, Friday 4 at 8.30 pm, Saturday 5 at 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm, Sunday 6 March 2022 at 11 am and 4.30 pm in Théâtre des Muses.

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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