by Ilaria Sismondini MONACO. Waiting for Christmas and New Year Events, enjoy Monte Carlo in all seasons and find some major events with Montecarlotimes.com!

Until December 31 2017- LA TABLE DE MARCEL AT THE BLUE BAY – Enjoy the Michelin-starred Blue Bay restaurant from an insider’s perspective alongside Chef Marcel Ravin… As the restaurant’s special guest behind the scenes, you will taste the delicious food served in the restaurant. You’ll see first-hand what goes on in the kitchen, as the chef and his kitchen brigade concoct an exceptional menu, designed especially for you. You will spend an amazing evening with Marcel Ravin , immersed in a unique sensory experience and creative culinary universe. This Epicurean menu includes an aperitif, the favorite wine of our Sommelier and the discovery of aged agricultural rum from Martinique.  €520 / 2 people (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, reservations required –T. + 377 98 06 03 60


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October – December 2017 – CASINO CAFE DE PARIS – The Casino Café de Paris welcomes you all year long around unmissable events to rhythm your gaming experience! EVERY DAY: complimentary breakfast at the slot machines starting at 6am. EVERY WEEK, TEA TIME: Every Sunday, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, a complimentary teatime while playing on the slot machines or gaming tables. This includes a hot drink of your choice and mini pastries. EVERY MONTH: the barman suggests a signature cocktail, which is 50%off the day of its launch.  Find your game at the Casino Café de Paris!  Don’t miss out these events in a contemporary venue & an incomparable gaming atmosphere. Open 24/7, The Casino Café de Paris has over 450 slot machines & table games. Play outside thanks to the open-air or covered gaming terraces all year long (smokers welcome). Information: T. +377 98 06 21 21 

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October 8th 2017 from 10am to 6pm – 8th SALON DE LA CROISIERE AT THE HÔTEL MÉRIDIEN BEACH PLAZA IN MONACO – The agency Jet-Travel Monaco and its brand Webcroisieres. com   are organising a new edition of the Cruise Boat Show, which will bring together the most important world players in the cruise sector. This edition will allow the many initiated, curious, and sceptics to discover all the new innovations of the last years and they are very numerous! Finally, representatives of luxury cruises will present their catalogues, in particular the companies Regent and Silversea, both of which have chosen Monaco, the stronghold of cruising, to recently inaugurate their new vessels: the Regent Explorer and the Siversea Muse. Throughout the day, cruise counsellors and representatives of the shipping companies to answer their requests and find the cruise of their dreams will support visitors. They will be able to book on the spot with special (immediate discounts) and personalized prices. They will be able to register for boat tours. The highlight of the day is the chance to win a superb cruise in the Mediterranean thanks to the contest organized by Jet-Travel. (Ballot on site) T. +377 97 98 17 17 – CONTACT PRESS: Isabelle DREZEN T. 06 62 76 95 20 email: media@webcroisieres.com

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October 12th -15th 2017 – LA ROUTE DU GOÛT 2017 2nd MONACO BIO FESTIVAL – A spotlight on organic! Founded by Paolo Sari, chef at the Monte-Carlo Beach and founding member of the association Bio Chef Global Spirit, the Organic Festival aims at raising widespread awareness about preserving the environment and the natural wealth of our region. An organic market on Quai Antoine 1er, demonstrations on healthy cuisine, a children’s tennis competition at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, educational events on renewable energy, an ecological invention contest, and tips on what to do to help save our planet are just a few examples of what’s in store and sure to delight young and old alike during the 4-day event. Chefs from the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and the region are getting involved in the event The highlight of the event: Two Organic Gala Dinners and the sums collected will be donated to two Bio Chef Global Spirit’s humanitarian projects. Information and Reservations: Gala dinner reservations: +377 98 06 36 36 – “Marché des Saveurs” Flavour Market Exceptional Organic Dinner, Friday, 13 October, Le Deck – Monte-Carlo Beach, from 19:00, Menu €120/person – “Chefs Love the Planet” Organic Gala Dinner, Saturday, 14 October, Quai Antoine 1er – Tunnel Riva, from 19:00, €600/person – If you want to partner a chef from the region to participate in the culinary regatta, register your children in the tennis tournaments, or see the full programme, visit http://www.montecarlotimes.com/2017/09/30/2017-3rd-route-du-gout-presents-2nd-biological-festival/

Prince Albert II, his niece Camille Gottlieb and Paolo Sari inaugurate the Route du Gout 2016
Prince Albert II, his niece Camille Gottlieb and Paolo Sari inaugurate the Route du Gout 2016

October 15th-18th – FERMA FORUM 2017 – FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS – GRIMALDI FORUM – Registration is now open for the 2017 FERMA Forum, the biggest pan-European risk management event of the year. FERMA has revamped the programme to offer new formats and contributions from a wide range of experts. The event will take place from 15-18 October at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo. Here are some highlights: Opening keynote speaker-Risk Manager in Pole Position is the conference theme. FERMA is delighted to have as the opening keynote speaker Mark Gallagher, Managing Director for CMS Motor Sport and co-owner of Status Grand Prix. Mark has also held senior roles with the Jordan and Red Bull Racing Formula One teams. New – Europe at the Crossroads: Steering risk in turbulent times is a second theme of the Forum. Experts from business, research and government will assess the risks and opportunities for Europe today as it faces Brexit, populism, protectionism, political upheavals and uncertainty over climate change mitigation. New – Masterclasses: ICHEC from Belgium, ALP from Italy and the University of Malta, FERMA partners in the certification programme rimap®, are hosting three masterclasses before the start of the day’s sessions. The subjects are: risk management information systems in the age of Big Data; risk reporting to multiple audiences, and integrating internal control self-assessment and risk management. New – Business sector networking for risk managers only. Risk managers can share common interests with their peers in the same industry sector across European borders. Don’t break the bank at Monte Carlo: The first 100 risk managers, who are members of FERMA associations and register for the Forum before the end of June, can bring another risk manager to the Forum for FREE. FERMA has negotiated hotel rates and discounts on ground transport, and flights to Nice are available at good prices for early booking. 


October 16th – 22th – WEEK OF THE WORLD’S ITALIAN LANGUAGE – 17th EDITIONMONACO – SALON BELLEVUE – CAFÉ DE PARIS The 800 million Europeans in the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe are encouraged to learn more languages at all ages, both at school and abroad. Convinced that linguistic diversity is a path towards better intercultural communication and one of the key elements of the continent’s rich cultural heritage, the Council of Europe supports multilingualism across Europe. The first edition of the European Year of Languages was held in October 2001; since then, at the initiative of the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages has been held every year on 26 September. At the same time, a week of the world’s Italian language was established every year in autumn. The aim of the initiative is to promote the Italian language, which is perceived as a language of culture in its many aspects, under the High Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Accademia della Crusca and the President la Repubblica. This year, the 17th edition of the week of the world’s Italian language from 16 to 22 October is dedicated to “Italian in cinema, Italian in cinema”. Italian cinema has contributed to the diffusion of the Italian image and from a linguistic point of view there are many terms, proper names and idiomatic expressions that, thanks to the success of films or artists, have become a universal linguistic heritage. On the occasion of the Italian culture week in the world the COMITES (Comitato Italiani all’ Estero, 72 Bd. Gambetta) has scheduled two masterpieces: “La dolce vita” by Fellini and “Il Gattopardo” by Luchino Visconti.

The Week of Italian Language in Monaco is organized by the Italian Embassy
The Week of Italian Language in Monaco is organized by the Italian Embassy

As for the Principality of Monaco, the Week will begin Monday, October 16, at 7:30pm at the Salon Bellevue – Café de Paris, in presence of the Ambassador of the Italian Republic in the Principality of Monaco, Mr Cristiano Gallo. The evening, entitled “A window on Italian cinema”, is organized by the Embassy of Italy in the Principality in collaboration with the film production company Movie On Pictures. The Week will represent the many aspects of Italianity, in cooperation with Dante Alighieri Association Monaco, Comité National Monegasque AIAP UNESCO, La Sapienza University in Rome, Accademia Italiana della Cucina and In Tempore Organi. Info and Reservations: mailto montecarlo.segr@esteri.it

November 8th and 9th 2017 from 1pm to 8 pm – MICS – INDIGO SPACE – GRIMALDI FORUM – The meeting of the innovations and the new talents  – MICS, the leading tradeshow for providers and suppliers of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and beaches, invites you to discover its 8th edition in the Principality of Monaco. On the menu, a discovery-show by sectors such as outdoor & indoor design and architecture, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, sound and visual technical equipment as well as new technologies. In front of the exhibitors, every day from 3pm to 5pm are gathered in the Indigo’s space of the Grimaldi Forum more than one hundred influencers and international decision-makers during the speed-meetings dedicated to Top Buyers, which have been running successfully since 2012. More than just a meeting between professionals, MICS is a place of exchange and conviviality, with the same ambition: to animate, create and develop its venues. Thus, for the first time, the 6th NRJ DJ Awards ceremony at the opening of the show on Wednesday 8th November will continue until 5 am in the exhibition grounds. A true technical feat, this new configuration will allow exhibitors to welcome their privileged customers in their private spaces, arranged around the central stage, until dawn. A la carte also are several daily master-classes where experts will reveal their know-how on several themes. The festivities will continue the following nights to the rhythm of MICS Djs festival.

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November 11th 2017 – TEDxMonteCarlo – GRIMALDI FORUM – TEDxMonteCarlo is back! The second edition of TEDxMonteCarlo is back to inspire you! Taking place on the 11th of November 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum, the TEDxMonteCarlo team is excited to prepare an exalting one-day event with the intriguing theme of “License to Know”.
Over 16 captivating speakers, both local and international, are preparing to invigorate your minds with provocative talks on front-page topics such as: entrepreneurship, safety, security and transparency.  Their ideas will challenge the status quo and deliver new solutions to our changing times. From innovators to chess players, and entrepreneurs to doctors, this year’s edition of TEDxMonteCarlo offers you the “License to Know”. Experts from different domains will answer some of the most pertinent questions, such as: How far has artificial intelligence progressed and where is it going? How can we live in a safe and secure world and what are the tools available to us? Is cyber security really ‘safe’? How do we effectively use social media without jeopardizing our privacy and safety? Can anyone be an entrepreneur or make a difference? Following last year’s huge success, TEDxMonteCarlo 2017 is scaling up to host more than 600 attendees. Ticket prices will be 88 euros and they will go on sale in July 2017.  For those unfamiliar with TED, it started as a small non-profit, in 1984, bringing people together to share “Ideas Worth Spreading” from three disciplines – Technology, Entertainment and Design.  These ideas are shared in the form of a story or “TED Talk”, which last a maximum of 18 minutes.  Since its inception, TED conferences have included speakers like Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, and Quincy Jones who have spoken alongside athletes and grass root musicians. “TED has created a product that’s sophisticated, popular, lucrative, socially conscious, and wildly pervasive.” – The New Yorker – The desire to improve the world through innovation is at the heart of Monaco.  Ruled by one of the oldest monarchies in Europe, Monaco is home to over 120 nationalities and leads the world in the exploration of renewable energy, whilst also being a pioneer in environmental ocean and research, carbon neutrality, and sustainability. It is the mission of TEDxMonteCarlo to connect the community, inspire innovation, and foster visionary ideas within the community. We aim to bring thinkers, dreamers and visionaries together.

November 16th- December 2nd 2017 – MONTECARLO JAZZ FESTIVAL – OPERA GARNIER MONTECARLO – Since it was founded in 2006, the festival has received the high patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, and we would like to thank him for the attention he has unfailingly given to the event. This festival will allow us to discover and re-discover the greatest stars of jazz and current talents in this wonderful venue, a temple to music and creation for over a century. The festival reflects jazz music as it is: open to all musical currents, always leaving room for tradition yet without being conservative, taking inspiration from music from all over the world and showcasing creation. Throughout this 12th edition, we will be meeting the greatest musicians of the time, the loveliest contemporary jazz voices and the greatest soloists. This programme is in the image of these 11 years of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival. It shows that jazz is still diverse, unrestricted and freedom-loving. For the opening night on November 16th, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017 has chosen a monument of music, Marcus Miller, who will present extracts from his brand new album. He shares the bill with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles. From Tuesday November 17th to Saturday December 2nd, we will have several concerts performed by the greatest jazz artists of the time, such as Stacey Kent, Dhafer Youssef, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd with their project The Corea/Gadd Band. We will also be paying homage to two legends, as we will be receiving Texas and Christophe. As always, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is also the opportunity to discover tomorrow’s jazz, with new formations like the feminine trio Sirius Plan, James Carter’s Elektrik Outlet and new talents like Laurent Coulondre. Lastly, we will close this festival with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, which will play current hits, rearranged with different musical genres. The Puppini Sisters, considered the best close harmony group in the world, will share the billPrice: from 80€  – Doors open: 8 pm – Concert starts: 8:30pm- Correct attire.

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November 18th 2017 at 8:30pm – CHRISTOPHE «LES VESTIGES DU CHAOS TOUR» ” IN CONCERTO – OPERA GARNIER MONTE CARLO – Everyone carries his intimate chaos with him. Christophe, without doubt, does it more than anyone else. An original big bang forged out of childhood memories, explosive emotions, magical thoughts, melodies caught in mid-air, primitive rhythms and stealthy images forever imprinted on his cortex, all of which make up the hard disk of his memory. For more than fifty years, this has been the raw material of his work. Christophe has deftly sketched out a thirteenth studio album, which has been maturing for 7 years, and which is greatly anticipated… Jean-Michel Jarre, the creator of “Paradis Perdus” and “Mots bleus” has once again assisted Christophe in writing the words of the title song “Les vestiges du Chaos”, which inspired the title of this new album. He also collaborated with Boris Bergman (“Ange sale”), Daniel Bélanger (” Tangerine,” “Drone”) and the young writer Laurie Darmon (“Océan d’amour”, “Stella Botox”, “Tu te moques”), and many more artists. An opus of a dazzling modernity imagined by Christophe, supported by Christophe Van Huffel, who has been at his side for 15 years, with his crystalline voice returning to centre stage, thanks to the virtuosity of the younger generation represented by Maxime Le Guil (nominated for Grammy Awards 2016 – in the category Best Engineered Album) as co-creator and Clément Ducol, who has dressed this album with ultra-sensitive strings. The blues, electro-rock and poetic synthesizers rub shoulders are beautifully interspersed with a tribute to Lou Reed, a duo with Alan Vega or the incredible voice of Anna Mouglalis… and much more. By arrangement with L.A FACTORY by CARAMBA –  Seated concert – Price from 80€  – Doors open: 20:00 – Concert starts: 20:30 – Correct attire T. +377 98 06 41 59  – Email: ticketoffice@sbm.mc

The Magical evergreen Christophe
The Magical evergreen Christophe

November 19 -26 2017 – OPÉRA MONTE-CARLO – ADRIANA LECOUVREUR – SALLE DES PRINCES – GRIMALDI FORUM – The triumph of his fourth work propelled Francesco Cilea towards the heights of notoriety. His topic was well chosen: it set to music the love and death of an eighteenth century French tragedian. Adulated as a star, the actress died mysteriously, aged 37. After this work, Cilea devoted himself almost entirely to teaching by running a number of Italian conservatories, and never returned to the same heights of success until his death in 1950. Thanks to his vocal writing, both lyrical and delicate, his masterpiece, for its part, was never eclipsed. It was interpreted by the greatest singers of the century: Mafalda Favero, Magda Olivero and Renata Scotto. In order to create a parallel with the other legend of French theater, Sarah Bernhardt, David Livermore chose to transpose his stage to the time when the Church was still burning Parisians at the stake. Although the Church refused a Christian funeral to the remains of Adrienne Lecouvreur, it was thanks to a timid and introverted composer that she enjoyed eternity. NB: November 19th, 2017 at 8:00 pm (by invitation of the Palace) – November 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 3:00 pm – Salle des Princes .

Francesco Cilea immortalized the mistery of an eighteenth century French tragedian
Francesco Cilea immortalized the mistery of an eighteenth century French tragedian

November 24th 2017 – OPÉRA MONTE CARLO – TEXAS IN CONCERT – “Life’s too short, let’s work it out” goes the visionary and pertinent chorus of the first catchy single from the brilliant new album by Texas, “Jump On Board”, which brings the band’s current album count to 9. This album is the sound of a band which is totally at ease and comfortable with itself, packed with hits influenced by Northern Soul, disco, and by founding British bands like the Bee Gees or Orange Juice. Texas has never been afraid to do its own thing. It’s a band that’s been around for a long time, which is rare, and “Jump On Board” offers a characteristic style while at the same time creating flashbacks that recall these much-loved reference hits:   “Say What You Want”, “Halo”, “Black Eyed Boy”, “Summer Son”, songs which span a career of nearly 30 years and 40 million albums sold. In 2017, Texas is more vibrant than ever, and the success story of this British band is still going strong. “Jump On Board” is both a spirited regeneration and a triumphant confirmation of a lifetime belief in the power of universal pop music. “We feel refreshed”, Sharleen says with a smile. “We definitely had a great time making this record.  It’s time to jig it all up. It’s like a new beginning. It’s the next part of our story, and we’re loving it”. For more information visit www.texas.uk.com. – Seated concert Price from 80€ – Doors open: 20:00 Concert starts: 20:30 Correct attire – T. +377 98 06 41 59   Email: ticketoffice@sbm.mc

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November 24th 2017 at 7:30pm – KIDS UNITED IN CONCERT – GRIMALDI FORUM – A Concert for the International Day of the Rights of the Child – On the occasion of the International Day of the Rights of the Child, celebrated on Friday, November 24th, 2017, the Directorate of National Education, Youth and Sports wished to invite KIDS UNITED for an exceptional concert in the Principality. This group of young singers, working for UNICEF, will interpret famous titles whose messages of solidarity and mutual aid are particularly conducive to a moral and civic education for young people. As a prelude to this show, students from Monaco will raise awareness of the situation of children around the world. Animations will also be scheduled from 7pm in front of the Grimaldi Forum. A number of solidarity actions will mobilize the students of the Principality throughout the school years in order to raise funds to support the solidarity actions of Monegasque humanitarian associations working for children. The donations collected will also be used to help students and young people living in the Principality and its neighbouring communes and who are in need of special support.

November 30 2017 at 8pm – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – THE WANTON BISHOPS – GRIMALDI FORUM – The Wanton Bishops is the idea of a single man, Nader Mansour, and brought to life both on stage and in studio by a family of musician friends. Born in Beirut (Lebanon), a cosmopolitan city par excellence, Nader Mansour infuses his music with a unique mix of psych rock, traditional oriental music and electro. From the electric sound to his lyrics, mixing Arabic and English, The Wanton Bishops is at the crossroads of the best in Oriental music and Rock’n Roll. After having played at openings for Lana Del Rey, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, as well as through a European tour of major festivals (Nova Rock, Glastonbury, Solidays, Reeperbhan, Spring of Bourges, etc.), they are back with their new EP “Nowhere Everywhere”. 6.30p m Dj selection – 8.30 pm Live – Free access. Reservation: +377 9999 2020

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