What are you doing this weekend? If you are not sure and haven’t made any specific plans then hurry up to read this article. Here are our suggestions for you.
In the spotlight of this weekend is undoubtably the SPORTEL AWARDS, held this year from Saturday 21 to Monday 23 October 2022 in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The Sportel Awards recognize the finest sports sequences of the year at a prestigious ceremony with a host of champions in attendance.
The Sportel Awards also include a programme of events open to the public and the chance to meet famous names.
This weekend in Monaco returns the funfair in Port Hercule. Here is all about the new attractions and practical information about it.
Like every year, the essentials will be there: Space Combat, Jumping Frog and, for thrill-seekers, Extazy or Mega Dancer. But eyes will undoubtedly be glued to the new attractions installed on the Quai Albert-I, notably the King Tower. “A shoot at 130km/h, rotating around an axis, allowing you to rise 45 meters above the ground,” says the Monaco town hall, organizer of the event. Don’t forget about the Jump Zone, the name given to a trampoline course.
For the 7th edition of the zero-emissions version of the Monte-Carlo Rally, from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October 2023, the Organising Committee at the Automobile Club de Monaco is focusing on innovation, true to the spirit of the event created in 1995. The eighth stage of the FIA eco Rally Cup, the 2023 Monte-Carlo E-Rally will be an intensely thrilling mix of modernity and prestige. The Monte-Carlo E-Rally will arrive in the Principality this autumn, returning to Monaco like its sister WRC race, and will finally see the competitors race along the iconic backroads of the Riviera.
The Final of the Smeralda 888 International Championship is held on the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 in the Bay of Monaco.
The Smeralda 888 one-design class has an established Mediterranean circuit. It is unique in the sense that it offers international events in prestigious venues such as Saint-Tropez, Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Cannes and Monaco. Designed by German Frers, the Smeralda 888, at 8.88m in length with four crew, is quick, lively, pleasant to helm and a joy to watch being both elegant and competitive.
Join “Around the World Grand Prix Experience” series with a live broadcast of the USA Grand Prix and brunch at the Bar on Sunday 22 October 2023, at 9 pm in Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo!
Experience the thrill of the USA Grand Prix on our high-definition screens, and savour authentic specialties that transport you to the Circuit of the Americas as you watch the race.
Symphonic concert of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra “Tribute to Rachmaninov”, conducted by Tomáš Netopil, with Francesco Piemontesin, piano is held on Sunday 22 October 2023, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by JANÁČEK, RACHMANINOV, DVOŘÁK.
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!