by Silvana Rivella MONTECARLO Summer is Monaco’s high season when prices and crowds are at their peak. Make sure to make your room reservations several months in advance; dinner reservations in advance are also a must. ENJOY JUNE TO SEPTEMBER EVENTS on Montecarlotimes.com website and social!
June 2017 – Folon’s studio is now open to the public – Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon worked in his studio on the Port of Monaco for more than twenty years. His art studio will be open every Tuesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Booking is essential. As a complement to the museum in Belgium, you can find out about the world of this artist and his sources of inspiration – objects of everyday life that are conducive to creativity. Telephone Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – In groups of 5 to 15 people – Prices: Adults 12€ / Young people (under 18) 8€ / Children (under 6) free 8, Quai Antoine Ier –
June 3rd – June 21st – June 28th – July 15th – August 2nd&28 – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo: DELUXE POOL PARTY – Music and Entertainment by DJ FA DIESE – The exclusive and trendy Nikki Beach club waits you by the pool on the 7th floor and is THE place to enjoy exquisite food, fun and the music spun by Nikki Beach’s world renowned Resident DJs in the hearth of the Principality of Monaco, facing the magnificent Riviera! To make a reservation: http://www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/monaco/events/
June 7th – 8th – Grimaldi Forum – – Meet some of the 150+ Speaker Academy for Datacloud Europe – Creating the biggest transformation in Information Technology since the launch of the main frame, cloud and datacentre are at the core of change in mission critical systems, security, and big data. Bringing together speakers from tech giants, experts, new and established players the event will discuss the converging trends and technologies disrupting IT today.
June 9th – July 9th – August 7th & September 6th – Nikki Beach – at Fairmont Montecarlo the FULL MOON PARTY brings out the free spirit in all of us as we bask under the glow of the night sky! June 10th – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo Flashback Psychédélic “SUMMER OF LOVE”: Peace, Love, Music and Entertainment by DJ FA DIESE
June 13th at 7 p.m. – Grimaldi FORUM – MONACO AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES – The Archives tell the story of their twenty years – Since their creation in 1997, the Monaco Audiovisual Archives have grown to include a rich collection of professional and amateur films, photographs, as well as sound documents from Monegasque institutions and families. This enrichment has also been made possible with the help of various international organizations, Archives, and Film libraries. However, the energy deployed to collect, conserve and safeguard these films and audiovisual documents only makes sense if this heritage is valued. It is necessary to take these out of the archives, to “give them to be seen”, to decode and to interpret the works and the documents in order to reveal their richness and particularities. This was the thought that led to the creation of the “Monaco en films” label, a programming that has aroused the enthusiasm and curiosity of the public for twenty years. Showcasing our heritage is to work on our memories, transmitting the taste for archives, for history. This cine-conference will offer proof of this, not only in pictures, but in words and surprises as well: twenty years, a high point for an anniversary.
June 13th – July 25th – August 8th – September 5th & 28th – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo – WINE TASTING – Sip your favorite blends at our wine tasting. Cheers! To make a reservation: http://www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/monaco/events/
June 16th -20th – Grimaldi Forum – THE MONTE-CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL – Stars crash the small screen – Under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival will open its 57th edition on Friday, June 16th at the Grimaldi Forum, with a glamorous ceremony that will feature a preview screening. Led by Laurent Puons, the Monte-Carlo Festival has become a keystone event for industry professionals and series fans. Open to the public, it offers meetings with international stars as well as singing sessions. A red carpet ambience, prestigious parties and VIP cocktails are all on the program. The Nymphes d’Or competition, which features the best TV programs from around the world, will reveal the 2017 winners during the Nymphes d’Or Awards ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, June 20th, in front of an audience of more than 1,000 guests.
June 17th – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo – HOLA HAVANA travels back to the glamorous days of old Cuba, featuring legendary mojitos, mambo dancers and specialty dishes. June 22nd – July 13th – August 10th&24th – September 7th&14th – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo – Ladies will appreciate WHAT WOMEN WANT FASHION SHOW featuring the hottest designers, beauty treatments, cocktails, sweet treats and shopping. For men celebrating good life: CIGAR TASTING EVENT WITH COGNAC PAIRING – June 27th – July 27th – August 22nd & September 12th –
June 22 June – Grimaldi Forum – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – OH! TIGER MOUNTAIN – At 6.30 p. Dj selection – from 8.30 pm Live MUSIC &FOOD & DRINKS
Mathieu Poulain, alias Oh! Tiger Mountain, barytone guitar and deep voice…After his breakthrough electo-pop performance with the Husbands trio (two EPs and one album in 2015 with Microphone Recordings/Sounds Like Yeah), Mathieu Poulain a.k.a Oh! Tiger Mountain is back in action, alone on the controls of Altered Man, an ambitious, abounding, and exuberant third album. Stirring and reckless, with this new project the young crooner-song writer from Marseilles moves away from the minimalist tinkering of his previous opus to joyfully blast his indie-glam-rock-wave beats on a background of baroque and synthetic arrangements, 70s drum breaks, fuzz guitars and improbable electro filters. With his acid velvet voice always on-point at the center of tumultuous pop songs, he thus brings together a dozen impressionist vignettes, all filled with the absurdities of modern life increasingly torn between reality and construction and in which, using all available resources, he takes up his influence without disguise nor vintage posing to create a disk that recognizes only one time period: his own. “Nothing is real and everything hurts!”
June 23rd -25th – 2017 LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR SEASON – The magical back-drop of Port d’Hercule and the iconic Prince’s Palace in Monaco will once again provide a spectacular venue for midway point in the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour season. The three-day feast of top-class show jumping alongside the world-famous harbour of Monte-Carlo will deliver fantastic entertainment for all as the 7th event on the 15-leg circuit. The best international riders and horses will descend on the Principality to face challenging technical courses in one of the smallest arenas on the Tour, where daring, scope and bravery are the key ingredients required for a successful charge. Watched over by the super-yachts and nestled in the former Formula 1 pit lane, this event is truly unique in the world of show jumping and draws crowds from all around the world. The enchanting Riviera location and luxurious facilities at the Monaco event combine to deliver a stunning experience for families, VIPs, sponsors, owners and riders. Over the years, HH Prince Albert II of Monaco and members of the Royal Family have joined business leaders and celebrities to cheer on the riders. More info: http://jumping-monaco.com/welcome-uk/index.html
June 24th – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo – CIRCUS CIRCUS WHITE PARTY – The circus is coming to Nikki Beach! Join us under the Big Tent for an elegant celebration, featuring acrobatic acts, signature entertainment and surprises. Dress code: Strictly white. Music and Entertainment by DJ FA DIESE – To make a reservation: http://www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/monaco/events/
July 1st – Nikki Beach – Fairmont Montecarlo IN THE JUNGLE – Let’s explore the deepest heart of the Amazon, where the jungle comes alive.
July 06 – Grimaldi Forum – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – TALISCO –New LP – “CAPITOL VISION” – Like a studio alchemist, Talisco has put together hypnotic electronic legos, manipulating the sounds, bending them, he even worked on his Fender Stratocaster so that the beast would roar: “I made my sound more raw and used a lot more samples that I smashed front and back, much more than on “Run” for a more animal, frontal feel”. He’s brought on US stars to the project such as Jaycen Joshua (3 Grammy awards and a lot of appealing collaborations with Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea, Snoop Dogg, Little Dragon etc..) to mix the album. “Not wanting to compromise is the foundation of Capitol Vision, I didn’t want to be polite”, he sums up. That’s why the record is full of contrasts and sample exchanges. It’s also a “live style” record, heavily influenced by the fever of these last three years’ tours. “Give space to the instruments, not suffocate their specificities”, to magnify without embellishing… From his home studio, Talisco eyes the great spaces and draws his own personal world map. It’s a known fact, angels live in another dimension, whether they are sitting on a cloud or poking their nose in our terrestrial affairs. 6.30p m Dj selection – 8.30 pm Live – MUSIC AND FOOD AND DRINKS -Free access
July 7th-16th – DINNER IN THE SKY – A magical and exceptional place to flavor a unique experience ! From the 7th to the 16th July 2017, go high up to experience a memorable dinner and enjoy an unforgettable view over the Principality of Monaco. Facing the Mediterranean from the terrace of the Monte-Carlo Casino, allow yourself to be overtaken by the magic of a gastronomical dinner at a height of 30 meters! For only 10 days, some world’s Michelin Star rated chefs will cook in front of 22 pivileged guests offering them a unique experience. A VIP welcome, helicopter transfer and private chauffeur, followed by a gastronomic meal prepared by the best chefs in Monaco, such as Marcel Ravin, Jérôme Rigaud and Paolo Sari and other chefs from the region, while you watch with amazement. 50 meters (164 ft.) in the air, above Monte-Carlo’s Casino Square, be surprised by an unusual dinner and an unequalled view!
July 11 – 15 at 8,30 p.m. – Variety Show – DIRTY DANCING, from the screen to the stage! Acclaimed by millions of spectators around the world, this new production of the musical recreated this year in Great Britain is filled with all of the magic of the cult film from 1987, which included actor Patrick Swayze. Once again adapted for the stage, it brings together all of the same sensual choreographies and all of the tunes of the best-selling band of all time: Time Of My Life, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby and Do You Love Me? In the summer of 1964, Baby (17) is on vacation with her parents and her older sister in the middle of August in a holiday resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains. She is not interested in much until she accidentally comes across a nightly party in the staff quarters. She would like to participate, especially when she sees Johnny Castle, the village’s dance teacher. Dance becomes, more than ever, the setting for an unforgettable love story, during the most wonderful summer of their lives, sweeping away all of the obstacles put in place by their different social milieux…
July 14th – BASTILLE DAY – The social charm of Bastille day is the summer weather and opportunity for family gatherings outdoors. If you could peek into one of their picnic baskets, it might contain Champagne, strawberries, a baguette or two, cheeses, smoked chicken, escargot, tarts, pastries and perhaps a bowl of Bastille Day fruit salad. Some restaurants have special Bastille Day menus to celebrate France’s Independence Day with food with a French twist. Vive La France!
July 14 – September 10th – Grimaldi Forum – THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN MONACO – Imperial Court Life in China – In 2001, Grimaldi Forum Monaco honoured the “China of the First Emperor” with an absolutely unforgettable exhibition. In the summer of 2017 the focus will be on the last imperial Chinese dynasty (1644–1911), with a celebration of its pomp and circumstance, its tastes and its grandeur. – “The Forbidden City in Monaco: Imperial Court Life in China” – jointly curated by Jean-Paul Desroches, honorary general curator, and Wang Yuegong, director of the Imperial Court Life Department at the Forbidden City – will bring together some 200 remarkable exhibits, from the former palace of the emperors and loans from major European and American collections: the Musée Cernuschi and the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington. The exhibition will invite visitors into the very heart of an emblematic setting, rooted in China’s collective memory and home to a heritage of inestimable value. The Forbidden City is one of the most impressive palace complexes, and the world’s most popular tourist venue, with some 10 million visitors annually. Now both a palace and a museum, it served as the hub around which the new capital, Beijing, was organised. Created ex nihilo on the orders of the third Ming emperor, it was built at a single stroke between 1406 and 1420, and became the cradle of power for the Manchu dynasty for almost three centuries. The personalities of the Qing emperors are a crucial element of the exhibition, most notably in the cases of Kangxi (1662–1722), Yongzheng (1723–1735) and Qianlong (1736–1795), who considered themselves exemplars of Chinese culture. As the “Son of Heaven”, the emperor was an all-powerful being and the nation’s military, religious and cultural leader. Visitors will discover items linked to these different functions, among them portraits, ceremonial costumes, furniture, precious objets d’art and scientific instruments, some of which are ranked as “national treasures”. Following the tradition of the Manchu people, whose powerful army, known as the Eight Banners, took control of China in 1644, the military conquests of the Qing emperors will also be represented by various objects and engravings illustrating their campaigns. During the reign of the Qing, culture was what counted most of all. As reflections of official taste at one of the high points in the history of Chinese civilisation, the country’s various art forms, which had a marked influence in the West at the time, will be highlighted: the arts of the brush in calligraphy and painting, decoration in displays of porcelain and lacquerware, and music and opera. The virtuosity and sophistication of the art of the period have left an enduring legacy whose influence can be seen in the big landscape screen by Zhang Daqian (1899–1983), one of twentieth-century China’s iconic painters. Designed to allow a relaxed stroll through the palace and into the gardens, the itinerary includes such emblematic features of the Forbidden City as the Temple of Heaven, the Throne Room, the Buddhist temple, the Temple of the Ancestors and the tea pavilion, immersing visitors in a trip to the historic heart of a civilisation several thousand years old. The scenography addresses the heritage question in an instructively modern way, notably through two models of monumental temples from the China Red Sandalwood Museum in Beijing, archival audiovisual material made public for the first time, and the immersiveness of its tour of the Forbidden City
July 20th & 27th, 3rd &10th August, from 7 p.m. – FAMILY PARTY AT THE MONTE-CARLO BEACH – On four summer evenings, the Monte-Carlo Beach’s will be set up around the Olympic swimming pool at night-time. Come and celebrate the local region with fresh, creative cuisine – healthy, colorful, 100% organic buffets. You’ll love this unique evening event! 100 € (excluding drinks, one free glass of Champagne) 50 € for ages 6-12 (free soft drink) Further information and bookings, Le Deck restaurant: +377 98 06 51 00
July 28 – 29 – Grimaldi Forum – DEEP KLASSIFIED FESTIVAL – an artistic and cultural project combining electronic music, art and well-being. The very first electronic festival of music of Monaco, ethnic and fascinating Deep Klassified Music Festival proposes a total disorientation to the followers of cultural escape, the whole declined in a scenography ” 100 % jungle “. IN THE DAYTIME : ” chill and arty ” will come to punctuate a wide program of activities, as classes of meditation, spaces of exhibitions of contemporary artists or still zones of relaxation. A market of ” food trucks ” will offer a world tour of the flavors, and the completely Organic dishes. ONCE AT NIGHT, the music will resume the power and Deep Klassified Music Festival will propose an experience of ethnic and melodic electronic music. THE DAY:All the activities and the access is free – THE EVENING: First Release – On May 16th: 25€ The second Release: 30€ Regular Tickets: 35€ At the Door: 40€ – firstname.lastname@example.org
July & August 2017 – INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION – This free event attracts thousands from the area to view some of the most beautiful and original fireworks around. The competition has been held since 1966 and brings pyrotechnic specialists from around the world to show off their talent. Fireworks begin around 9:30PM, or when it is dark. There is good viewing from several locations: around the port sitting at a café, from the palace area or along the ramparts of Fort Antoine, and just off the Casino Terrace. The competition continues through the month of August and the winner returns November 18 to create the fireworks display on the evening before the National Holiday.
June 28th – August 20th – SPORTING SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017- Once night falls, Monte-Carlo sparkles even brighter with fabulous summer concerts at the exclusive Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. All summer long this club under the stars, pulsates with the sounds of international recording artists and first-rate shows. Past stars have included Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, The Beach Boys, Diana Krall, Lionel Richie and Julio Iglesias, among many others. From June 28th to August 20th 2017, come to Monaco and meet the biggest stars in the world at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival! Since its creation, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has earned the reputation of bringing the biggest stars to its stage. Backed by more than 150 years of Monte-Carlo magic, the festival and its exceptional programming continue to put Monaco, the Salle des Etoiles, and for the first time, the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo, at the top of the summer calendar. Discover the 2017 programme of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival!
July & August 2017 – SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT THE PALACE – Throughout the summer, the Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace is the premier location for a series of outdoor performances by the legendary Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. An experience not to be missed, especially for the music lover. http://www.opmc.mc/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/depliant-concerts-opmc-palais-princier-2017.pdf
September 27th – 30th – YACHT SHOW – (MYS) brings together professionals from the international luxury yachting sector; ship-builders and designers, equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers. The only yacht show exclusively devoted to Superyachts of at least 24 meters in length, the show is not to be missed. Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco since 1991, the MYS is the only place to admire, visit and purchase around 125 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respectful shipyards. 40 new launches are unveiled in world premiere at every edition. 580 exhibiting companies and partners participate in the MYS, among the world leading luxury yachting companies: the trendiest superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and the most important brokerage houses. The Monaco Yacht Show is the one and only occasion in the year – and in the world – to discover the greatest of superyachting in the glamorous setting of Monaco. The show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.