Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on October 14th and October 15th

Friday evening is time when we usually make plans for the weekend. To make your life easier HelloMonaco prepared a few suggestions.

The 5th International Cat Show

This weekend in Monaco is dedicated to all cat lovers as the 5th International Cat Show, organized by the Monegasque association “De Gati de Munegu”, will be held on October 14 and 15.

This year, several dozens of owners and breeders with approximately 200 cats of various, sometimes very rare, breeds are expected at the exhibition.

The exhibition opens to the public at 10:00 and ends at 18:00.

Monaco Dolceacqua Evening
@Mairie de Monaco

As part of the events organized on the occasion of the future friendship between Monaco and Dolceacqua (the twinning will be made official on November 3), an evening entirely dedicated to the Italian town will be held:

On Saturday October 14, 2023
From 6 p.m.
Condamine market

For the occasion, a delegation of 25 musicians from Dolceacqua will travel to the Principality for a 30-minute concert at 7 p.m., followed by a performance by the Municipal Music of Monaco, made up of 21 musicians and a conductor.

Show "West Side Story"

One of the greatest love stories of all time! Experience this thrilling new production of West Side Story, featuring the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein and the genre-redefining choreography of Jerome Robbins on Friday 13 at 8.30 pm, Saturday 14 at 3.30 pm and 8.30 pm, and Sunday 15 October 2023 at 3.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

West Side Story is today the undisputed number one musical: bold, relevant, and radical. The Oscar-winning 2021 movie version by Stephen Spielberg demonstrated all the unique and enduring qualities of this great classic.

Carnaval Party

In this children’s show “Carnaval Party”, from the imagination of Edna Stern and Tatiana Svetlova, on Saturday 14 October 2023, at 12 pm in the Yacht Club de Monaco, the young spectators are transported to the enchanting musical world of Robert Schumann through his famous work, “Carnaval Op. 9”.

With the combined talents of Stern on the piano and the poetry of Svetlova, the experience is illustrated by the animations of sand artist Ekaterina Barsukova. The audience meets characters from the Commedia dell’Arte and the world of Schumann, including his alter ego Florestan and beloved Clara Wieck. The show aims to introduce children to classical music in a way that captures their imagination and teaches them an appreciation for the theatre.

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If you love classical music, visit the symphonic concert of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra “Tribute to Rachmaninov”, conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Evgeny Kissin, piano is scheduled on Sunday 15 October 2023, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by Rachmaninov.

Alain Ducasse welcomes Yannick Alléno to Monaco
Photo by ELEVATE from Pexels

After the success of the first two editions, the Monte-Carlo Star Chef Culinary Festival (“Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo”) returns in 2023!

Dinners will take place on October 13th and 14th at the Grill Restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, designed and created by Chef Dominique Laurie and English Chef Jason Atherton.


And sports fans should go to the Betclic Élite French Basketball Championship game between AS Monaco Roca Team – Bourg-en-Bresse that meet on Sunday 15 October 2023 at 3.30 pm in Salle Gaston Médecin.

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Homme regardant une femme endormie
Dinard, 1922
crayon et huile sur bois
19 x 24 cm
Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso ©FABA Photo : Hugard & Vanoverschelde ©Succession Picasso 2023

After the “The Prince at home” a new temporary exhibition “Pablo Picasso and Antiquity” started at the Palais Princier de Monaco.

Organized in the Palais Princier de Monaco, alongside the recently restored 16th-century frescoes, the exhibition focuses on a selection from the collection of the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (FABA), as well as a painting from the Nahmad Collection. “Pablo Picasso et l’Antiquité” provides a stage for Picasso’s thoughts on the survival, legibility and malleability of ancient artifacts, beyond the jolts of history and the degradation of objects.

The exhibition explores themes of ruin and decline as well as of endurance and renewal in relation to Picasso’s distinctive takes on Classicism in a variety of mediums from the post-WWI period to the 1950s. In so doing, it illuminates the radical ways in which the artist reimagined the heritage of the Greco-Roman world through subjects, style, and materials as he contradicted the dogmatism and idealism of the academic tradition.

The exhibition is part of the international collaboration Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 on occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death.

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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