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This weekend in Monaco is reach in some major and very diverse events: a music festival, a real estate fair, a charity ball, a music congress and much more…

From March 17 to April 8 Monte-Carlo will host the annual Spring Arts Festival, one of the year’s most exciting cultural events that brings talented artists from around the globe to entertain guests with art, music, theater and dance at venues throughout the Principality with participation of the world-renowned Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

Guests and musicians from all over the world have come before to perform heree, including the greatest orchestras in Europe, like the London Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra. Several composer portraits are presented at each new edition, such as Ravel, Brahms, Bach, Bartok, Mozart and Beethoven. For more details about this year’s program visit the event website.

And the opening concert of the Printemps des Arts Festival – Portrait Berlioz is taking place on March 17. In 1830, the creation of the Symphonie fantastique was like a bomb. Having given the power to evoke the dream of an artist to an orchestra, it became the manifesto of French Romanticism. It is what Berlioz aimed for by creating a program describing the “different situations of an artist.” Although it is impossible to yet say how this creation will sound, we do know that the Swiss composer’s talent will create worlds that play on energies first contained, then released, guided by an exceptional soloist who will give his oboe a sense of absolute freedom. Tickets range from from €10 to €50.

Another event starts this Friday: 11th edition of the Real Estate Fair in Nice: SALON DE L’IMMOBILIER NICE MATIN. From March 17th to 19th, all acts concerning the stone, presented by fifty professionals, will be gathered in one site on the Promenade du Paillon Place Massena in the heart of Nice! In short, according to experts, it would be the time to invest in stone. To be convinced, go to the Côte d’Azur Real Estate Fair organized by the Nice-Matin group and the association Nicexpo. Admission is free.

And those who like dancing should definitely attend the 11th edition of annual salsa congress and festival Salsa Monaco 2017. From 17 to 19 March, Salsa Monaco includes professional dance shows, classes and parties. Full program is available at the event website: Monaco Salsa Congress – programme. Special guest dancers are Adrian and Anita, Gregory Campillo, and dance troupes Terry and Cecile, BNF Dance Company, and Ramark Dance Company. Admission is: 169 euros for a full pass; 20-69 euros for  evening passes.

And on Saturday 18 March at 8:30 pm one of the major charity events in Monaco, the Rose Ball will take place in Le Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles. Created in 1954, it benefits the Princess Grace Foundation. Each year, H.H.R. The Princess of Hanover selects a new theme. There are always ravishing bouquets of thousands of roses decorating the Salle des Etoiles in the Sporting d’Eté complex. Top-name performers delight the audience, who grace the event with their finest attire. This prestigious fund-raising event is open to the public.

The Ball isn’t just a simple social event or another pretext to have a party. It is first and foremost an internationally recognised charity event with all proceeds and other exceptional prizes (sculptures, paintings etc.) going to the Princess Grace Foundation since 1964. This foundation’s vocation is to help people and children in need by developing humanitarian and philanthropic projects.

And for sports fans there are two games this weekend. The first one is a basketball match between AS Monaco and Shâlons who are playing in PRO A Basketball Championship on Saturday 18 March at 8.00 pm in Stade Louis II – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.

And the second match is an out-of-town football game of AS MONACO and SM CAEN in French League 1, Day 30 on Sunday 19 March at 3.00 pm.

And of cause there is something on in the theater: on Saturday 18 March, at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm Théâtre des Muses opens its doors to the young audience with a Shows for children: “Flowers for Tom Thumb” (“Des Fleurs pour le petit Poucet”) by B. Henri.

Poucet and her brothers play like crazy together. But one day, because of the lack of money to feed them, their parents decide to lose them in the woods… The worst is that an ogre inhabits this forest. Tickets range from €14 to €16.

For adults Théâtre des Muses has “Lovers of Shakespeare” (“Les amoureux de Shakespeare”) by Shakespeare with Valérian Behar-Bonnet, Elisa Benizio, Bérénice Coudy and Antoine Richard Friday 17 March, at 8.30 pm, Saturday 18 March, at 9.00 pm and Sunday 19 March, at 4.30 pm. It’s so great they are back! After the triumph of the previous seasons when they performed at the Muses, then in Paris with Marivaux, “Les Mauvais Elèves” returned with their new show and Lovers. So British! Tickets range from €18 to €29.

These are the main events of this end of the week, if you want to know more, check our Calendar.

So don’t sit at home and enjoy the weekend!

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