Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on October 7th and 8th

Beautiful flowers, rally, petanque tournament and concerts… it seems this weekend can offer you everything you may want to do in your perfect weekend.

54th International Bouquet Competition

54th International Bouquet Competition will be held on October 7 and 8, 2023 in Riva Tunnel (8, quai Antoine-Ier – Monaco).

Placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, the theme of the 54th International Bouquet Competition will be: In tribute to Prince Rainier III: “The Circus Festival”, in this year of celebration of the centenary of his birth. Organized by the Garden Club of Monaco, it will be held on October 7 and 8, 2023 in the Riva tunnel, quai Antoine Ier, in Monaco. Participants from all over Europe, who come to compete in imagination to create floral compositions, true works of art, are expected for this competition.

Seven categories are “free” style and open to everyone, amateurs and professionals, decorators and teachers, with the exception of the “young people” category reserved for children aged 6 to 14.

Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

On October 7 and 8, the Boulodrome Rainier III will host the 5th International Petanque Tournament named after Hereditary Prince Jacques, organized by the Monaco Petanque Federation under the high patronage of Prince Albert II. The prize fund is 15,000 euros.

Rallye Père-Fils™
© Rallye Père-Fils™

You know the Rally Père-Fils™. Now it’s going to be the same thing, but a Porsche-only event. The 2023 edition is limited to 50 crews. The list of cars entered will be composed of 25 classic and 25 modern; all models must be different. Moreover, the competition will include two classifications, according to the classic or modern categories.

The next edition of the VaterUndSohn™ will be held in Monte-Carlo on October 6-8, 2023.


After more than 12,000 performances and a triumphant success seen by over 15 million spectators around the world, STOMP is coming to Monaco for the first time on Friday 6 October at 8.30 pm, Saturday 7 October at 3 pm and 8.30 pm, and Sunday 8 October 2023, at 8.30 pm, in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

The finger-snapping, pot and pan-clanging, colliding-cart show breaks the mould. With a frenetic rhythm, the troupe display incredible creative powers in a show that has become a cult classic, featuring an irresistible cocktail of percussion, dancing, theatre and comedy, with a heady soundtrack inspired by the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Faada Freddy

After a long period in between recordings, during which he performed nearly 300 concerts around the world, Senegalese singer Faada Freddy is back with his EP “Tables will turn” on Saturday 7 October 2023, at 8.30 pm, in Espace Léo Ferré. The “street dandy” is as faithful as ever to his musical style, and the use of his voice and body to imitate sounds and rhythms, conveying his own philosophy: “When all your dreams seem to dissolve in a cloud of confusion, remember it’s just a passing storm”. A concert not to be missed!

@ www.pickpik.com

Symphonic concert of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra “Tribute to Rachmaninov”, conducted by Dmitry Matvienko, with Simon Trpceski, piano is held on Sunday 8 October 2023, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.

Columbus Boutique Hotel
@ Photo by Valeria Maselli — Columbus

Join “Around the World Grand Prix Experience” series with a live broadcast of the Qatari Grand Prix and brunch at the Bar on Sunday 8 October 2023, at 7 pm in Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo! ⁠

Experience the thrill of the Qatari Grand Prix on our high-definition screens, and savour authentic specialties that transport you to the International Losail circuit as you watch the race.

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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