by Ilaria Sismondini MONTECARLO. An intense start of the Spring season is in store, with numerous activities and events, such as the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, unmissable Art Fairs, Conferences, Congress, live Concerts…

From April to July 2018 – AIDA INTERNATIONAL – Association Internationale D’Actions Artistiques  –The cultural association AIDA Monaco worked its structure to offer to its members and friends a more dynamic 2018 cultural season, punctuated by regular and recurring meetings around creative and atypical events which create beautiful exchange moments in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. Thus in September 2017, the association launched its first “Arthéma-Nights”, intimate cultural dinners that reconnect with the spirit of the “Salons” of yesteryear.

The association builds  dinners in a small committee animated by a cultural theme chosen to set the tone of the discussion; a more convivial format that offers to everyone the opportunity to express themselves. The cultural season 2018 of the association AIDA will be punctuated by several Arthéma Nights and other evenings built in a more classical format … without forgetting, the Baroness Beatrice Ball which will return on Friday 6 July 2018 for a 3rd edition which will have for theme The” Fêtes Galantes” of the time of Louis XV during the XVIII° century. AIDA wants to bring together in one entity Active and Benefactor Members who have the desire to promote knowledge through artistic creation. AIDA invites you to become member. / For more information please contact: M. Frédéric Garcin: Annual membership: Individual 800 € / Couple: 1400 €; Benefactor Member and Forfait «Corporate»: 3500 €

4th -7th April, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – ANTI AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS – The 16th Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine World Congress will be held April 4-7, 2018 in Monte Carlo. A key event for the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), AMWC 2018 is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees from over 120 countries. Visitors to AMWC 2018 will have the opportunity to participate in scientific symposia, discussion panels and hands-on sessions designed around a central theme: effective age prevention. AMWC 2018 will also feature networking events and a full exhibition hall, allowing attendees to meet and discuss the latest techniques and technology in the aesthetic medicine field. For more information on AMWC 2018, please visit

5th April, 2018 – JIMMY’Z – REOPENING – SPORTING MONTE-CARLO – The most popular nightclub in Monaco is reopening its doors on 5 April after wide-scale renovations. Get ready for an all new clubbing experience at Jimmy’z. With an ideal location in the heart of the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex, Jimmy’z welcomes you in a magnificent chic and private setting. Overlooking the sea and set over a Japanese lagoon with small waterfalls and spots of colour here and there, Jimmy’z propels you into an amazing play of flashing lights and sparkling reflections. The scene from the outdoor terrace is dream-like: pass a small footbridge and plunge into a lounge atmosphere perfect for sipping a cocktail. This summer, Jimmy’z meets your every need and desire with the most intense season ever…  Open from April 5th to April 28th from Thursday to Saturday – Open from May 2nd to July 1st from Wednesday to Sunday – Open daily from July 2nd to September 2nd – From 23.30 until dawn – Information/Reservations: T. +377 98 06 70 68 or 06 80 86 21 08 Email

6th April, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACETHE #WHITECARD CAMPAIGN – In Monaco, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace also celebrates the #WhiteCard campaign, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The #WhiteCard campaign is anchored around the United Nation’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), celebrated on 6 April. The IDSDP celebrates the contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. This launch will begin a series of several key Peace and Sport events taking place in different countries to highlight the work being done to promote peace through sport. H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco said: “In my positions as Head of State, Olympian, IOC member and Patron of “Peace and Sport, I support this initiative. It highlights the values of our Principality in the promotion of sport as a tool for peace.” Peace and Sport Founder and President, Joel Bouzou, added: “Our #WhiteCard campaign helps to spread our vision for a peaceful world across the globe, and this year promises to be no different. Year in year out, our Champions for Peace work tirelessly to promote our message, that sport can be a vehicle for change around the world.” Join the #WhiteCard campaign with a selfie holding up “white cards for peace” before posting it to social media!

Prince Albert II of Monaco held his white card along with Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport





Meet high level sportsmen personally committed to the peace through sport movement “Champions for peace” from 8:00am to 7:00pm in the Grimaldi Forum.

8 th -10th April, 2018 – LE MERIDIEN PLAZA – H.C. WAINWRIGHT GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES CONFERENCE – This interesting opportunity will take place in the Principality of Monaco as H.C. Wainwright brings together 100 presenting companies at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel. Bringing over 100 foreign companies (mostly from the trade market such as NASDAQ, NYSE, Stockholm, Taipei, EPA, etc.) to the Principality of Monaco offers an exceptional opportunity for local businesses. The three day complimentary event allows for Monaco based financial professionals and private investors to meet and discover mutual potentials on one-on-one meetings with industry leaders. The conference format: H.C. Wainwright Global Life Sciences Company presentations; One-on-one meetings, Social activities to facilitate continued strategic and investor discussions; the event also offers a spectacular Gala dinner and Concert, featuring a headline performance of the Musician Entertainer. Entrepreneur Mr Worldwide himself, which will make this weekend count. Limited seats, an early registration is highly recommend, at

8 – 14 April, 2018 – 2nd EDITION OF MONACO OCEAN WEEK – Monaco will, once again, actively support ocean conservation. The Principality of Monaco’s commitment to marine ecosystem conservation is deeply rooted in its history: from the inauguration of the Institute of Oceanography by Prince Albert I of Monaco in 1911, to the more recently created Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2006. The aim to raise awareness of environmental dangers to our planet, and especially our oceans, is once again a priority on the second edition of the Monaco Ocean Week agenda. A week of information sharing, analysis and raising awareness to improve our understanding of future stakes. As part of the Monaco Blue Initiative, a multitude of events and conferences/debates will be held in Edinburgh and throughout the Principality of Monaco. The week will bring together local and international experts, the scientific community, the voluntary sector and public authorities.

With the aim of raising public awareness by explaining the challenges we all face in preserving oceans some of the events will be open to the public: on 9th April, from 5pm to 8 pm: Cocktail-Conference “Beauty, Sea and Ethics” at Stars’N’Bars; on 10th April, from 1pm to 3pm Conference “SIDS’ (Small Island Developing States) at the Scientific Centre of Monaco; from 7pm to 8,30 pm “Fragile Legacy film screening: Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’ amazing sea creatures”, followed by a debate on “Art and Science”, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco; on 11th April from 9 am to 1pm: “From the sea to our plates”: How to choose and consume sustainable seafood for a healthy ocean? will be open to the public and schoolchildren – Free tasting of sustainable products prepared by Mr.Goodfish chefs from 12 to 1 pm at Stars’N’Bars; from 1pm to 4pm “Mediterranean “small-scale” fishing is the solution, not the problem!” at the Yacht Club Monaco; from 5pm to 6:30pm “Monaco Explorations: feedback from the Sargasses and Cabo Verde missions”, and from 7pm to 9pm “Into The Arctic 3 film/conference: 10 years of Arctic explorations” by Cory Trépanier, at the Oceanographic Museum; on 12th April: “Toxic Microalgae: environmental, food and health risks, and monitoring strategy (bilingual French/English sessions), at the Oceanographic Museum; from 10am to 12 am, the event “Live Biohut installation(marine nurseries) in the Hercule Harbor will be open to the public and schoolchildren; from 4pm to 5.30pm Let’s take on the ocean – the future is blue !” Conference by Yvan Griboval, Marine Explorer, Director of OceanoScientific Expeditions, at the Yacht Club Monaco; from 6pm to 8pm “Exclusive screening of the latest film of Disneynature, BLUE” at the Oceanographic Museum; on 13th April from 2pm to 4pm “Kids committed to a plastic-free future! will be open to schoolchildren at Stars’N’Bars; from 8pm to 10pm “Monaco’s commitment to protect coral reefs”, at the Oceanographic Museum; on 14th April from 10am to 12 am “Presentation of Monaco’s port Biohut (marine nurseries)” will be open to schoolchildren at Stars’N’Bars.

10th – 12th April, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – EVER MONACO 2018 – Scientific lectures, round table sessions and international meetings on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies. Round table sessions will be organised throughout the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will involve experts in these two areas, thus providing an opportunity to compare and share the experiences of all.

11th – 14th April 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – VARIETY SHOW – THE ILLUSIONISTS -A new generation of magicians: the mind blowing spectacle showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the incredible illusionists on earth.  The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  The non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. The group of world class performers takes their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, who set and costumes design lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.

11th – 15th April, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – EXHIBITION – MARIA BY CALLAS – ESPACE INDIGO – Free admission. Tribute to the Diva in the Principality of Monaco: on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Maria Callas, this spring, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the “Maria by Callas” event exhibition, based on an original idea by Tom Volf. Presented by the Departmental Council of the “Hauts de Seine” last September at “La Seine Musical”, the exhibition is a standout among the many tributes paid to the Diva throughout the world. The “Maria by Callas” exhibition will be presented in several aspects, particularly focusing on the presence of Maria Callas in the Principality of Monaco. During these happy years, when from 1960 to 1967 she was settled in Monaco and away from the spotlight; she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristotle Onassis and frequented this private circle of Monegasque parties. Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films, including from the collections of Monegasque cultural entities such as the Opera, the “Société des Bains de Mer”, the Monaco Audiovisual Archives, and the Prince’s Palace, to name but a few, will give life to these moments of public and private life. Tom Volf, director of the film “Maria By Callas”, released in theaters on December 13th, and author of “Maria by Callas” at éditions Assouline and Callas Confidential at éditions de La Martinière, two major books on the singer, will be present to help us discover her story. Projection: the film Maria by Callas with the director Tom Wolf – April 15th at 3.00pm. Free admission.

13th April, 2018 – REOPENING “LE DECK, LES CABANES” – Discover our SUN PACKAGE from 13th April to 14th October 2018, which includes: Access to the Monte-Carlo Beach Club – A deckchair for the day – Lunch at Le Deck restaurant (excluding drinks) -1 brunch and 1 deckchair: €150 (subject to availability; unavailable during July and August)

Information/Reservations: T. +377 98 06 52 46 – From 15 April, the Michelin-starred chef Paolo Sari chooses organic products from the gardens of selected local farmers and presents them every Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at the ‘Marché des Saveurs’ flavour market. Information/Reservations: +377 98 06 51 00

14th – 22nd April, 2018 – MONTE-CARLO COUNTRY CLUB – MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS – Every year in April, tennis lover from around the world congregate excitedely at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, a place like no other in the world, to attendo ne of the biggest clay court tennis tournaments ever: the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Come see the top 10 international tennis players in a sumptuous setting. Stairs have been built on the sloping terrain, offering a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. BOOKING:

19th – 22nd April, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM -TOP MARQUES MONACO – The most exclusive car show in Monaco is back for a spectacular 15th anniversary edition featuring an impressive array of exquisite cars from. Monaco’s Grimaldi forum and avenues will light up for four days in April. Leading-edge technology, off-the-charts performance, sophistication, and environmental concerns will be the watchwords at this festive 15th edition. As part of the event, Top Marques Monaco will unveil a unique collection of classic cars belonging at one time or another to famous people. This year, you’ll discover the world premiere unveiling of four supercars during the opening ceremony, a vast collection of ecological cars including a model specially designed for H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, an incredible boat by Lamborghini, and a motorcycle by Massimo Tamburini that sold for one million euros.

In addition to a freely accessible Formula 1 simulator, the show also offers the possibility of testing the most expensive cars on the planet on the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix circuit. On your marques, get set, go! Information on Standard and VIP tickets:


20th April, 2018 – SALLE DES ETOILES DU SPORTING MONTE-CARLO26TH GRANDE NUIT DU TENNIS – During the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, which will take place from 14 to 22 April 2018, the dinner show will take place at 20:30 in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles du Sporting Monte-Carlo with tournament players in attendance. Get ready for an artistic performance that will take your breath away! The evening will commence with magic expert Charlie Mag, currently on the mind-blowing The Illusionists Show world tour, followed by Mayan Yan, the international magician ballerina, and finally The Sky Angels, a couple whose act, featuring the ultra-famous “The show must go on” by Queen, is a genuine tribute to love. From around 22:30, the 12 Tenors will go on. These twelve gifted young tenors have put together an amazing vocal performance featuring rock, pop, opera and Broadway classics. Prestige Dinner including coffee, wine and champagne – €230/person – Evening dress, dark suit, free parking available – Reservations: By phone: +(377) 97 98 70 00 – For more information:

21st April, 2018 – 46th ANTIBES INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR – This Salon is unique for its attendance, the works presented and for its magical atmosphere in front of the port of Antibes, on the edge of the Mediterranean, near the sunny terraces of the restaurants of the old city of Antibes. Practical information: the 46th Antibes Art Fair is open every day from April, 21st to May, 8th from 10.30am to 7.30pm. It takes place on the Esplanade of the Pré des Pêcheurs – Port Vauban – at the entrance of the old Antibes – The tourist office is located: 32, boulevard d’Aguillon; the entrance costs 10 euros, 5 euros for children under 18 and for students, and is free for people with reduced mobility and their accompanying persons. Entry into the open spaces is free. It is a 15-minute drive from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport or the A8 motorway (exit 44: Antibes) and a 10-minute walk from Antibes SNCF Train Station. In the basement there is a guarded three-storey car park with 600 spaces, with direct elevator access to the entrance to the fair, plus guarded parking at the port and free entry to the city. 

At the entrance of boulevard d’Aguillon, a valet will park your car. Moreover, this year there is the possibility of booking a private guided tour. At the booth of the National Chamber of Experts and the European Art Confederation, the Fair’s organizers offer two more experts, who freely give their opinion on authenticity, age, style and restoration of your purchases. The hostesses at the reception speak English, French and Italian and can book a taxi. Dogs can enter if they are on a leash. Special services are offered to the VIP: driver, bodyguard, private guided tours, reservations in a restaurant, hotel or apartment, arrival at the Vauban port heliport, mooring and the landing directly entered the South dock lounge, shipping purchases. These services alone make understand the size and the status of this Fair, guardian of a great artistic and cultural world heritage. More information and websites: tel. 04 93 34 65 65 – Tourist Office of Antibes old: 32, bd d’Aguillon – FB: A.C.A.A.F.V.A. President Gérard Fantino – tel. Sandrine Barale 04 93 34 65 65

22nd April, 2018 – EARTH DAY – We must break down the 7 biggest environmental threats facing our society right now and how we might be able to solve them before it’s too late: Climate Change, Deforestation, Pollution, Loss of bio-diversity, Melting Polar Ice-Caps and Rising Sea Levels, Oceanic Dead Zones, and Explosive Population Growth. Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution – Countdown to April 22 From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics. In Monaco Considering the impact that this plastic pollution has on marine ecosystems and resources, as well as on the quality of water and human health, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Surfrider Foundation Europe, the Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Mava Foundation and IUCN decided to join forces within the “Beyond plastic Med” (BeMed) Task Force, in order to mobilise and raise the awareness of civil society through specific actions.  The goal here is to create a Mediterranean network of local stakeholders (NGOs, groups, private stakeholders) committed to the fighting against plastic pollution, in order to develop exemplary projects. Thus, in January 2017, BeMed launched a call for micro-initiatives involving all the countries in the Mediterranean Basin, in order to provide financial support to local projects aiming to reduce the plastic pollution on shores and in the sea. Eleven projects from Greece, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania, Lebanon, Tunisia and Montenegro are honoured in Monaco  in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, within the context of Monaco Ocean Week, which is currently being held in the Principality and is due to end on 14 April.

26th- 29th April, 2018 – OPERA GARNIER MONTE-CARLO – BLUE MAN GROUP – The wildly popular theatrical phenomenon will be visiting Monaco for the first time as part of a World Tour. BLUE MAN GROUP performances mix art, music, comedy, and state-of-the-art technology to create a sublime celebration of human connection. A joyful, unforgettable, multi-sensory experience, BLUE MAN GROUP has captivated more than 35 million people of all ages and cultures worldwide. The BLUE MAN GROUP World Tour showcases classic Blue Man favourites along with brand new content as they continually update and refresh their shows with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Co-founder Chris Wink says, ‘When we first began creating performances centred on this innocent, curious character called Blue Man, we never dreamt where he would lead us. We are so honoured to be able to share our show with the people of Monaco and beyond.’ ‘Perhaps because we’ve always been interested in exploring our collective need for human connection, the Blue Man character seems to speak to so many people from all ages, cultures, nationalities. We believe the Blue Man’s universal message of joyful exuberance and euphoric celebration resonates within all of us,’ adds Co-founder Phil Stanton. Founded by three close friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in New York City in 1991, BLUE MAN GROUP has since grown to include permanent shows in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Berlin, as well as a World Tour. Beyond the stage show, BLUE MAN GROUP has toured the globe with the ‘Megastar World Tour’ rock concert parody, and produced multiple albums, including the Grammy-nominated Audio, and the recently released THREE. To commemorate their 25th anniversary, BLUE MAN GROUP released their first-ever book, Blue Man World, a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character. For more information visit

26th – 29th April, 2018 – LA VILLA LA VIGIE – NOMAD – A travelling showcase for collectible design, Nomad stands out for its original concept. Created by Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, this very exclusive exhibit brings together designs from leading galleries in a splendid architectural setting. La Vigie will be hosting Nomad for the second year in a row. The aim is to create a new type of interaction between the works on display and the historic villa that houses them, offering a novel experience to private collectors, architects and interior designers, both here and abroad. Conferences and events will taking place at the same time in the gardens and terraces of La Vigie. For more information:

28th – 29th April, 2018GRIMALDI FORUM – ART MONTECARLO 2018 – The modern and contemporary art trade fair will be returning to for its 3rd edition with another amazing selection of leading galleries. Three years ago, artgenève director Thomas Hug took a leap of faith and organised an event in Monaco unlike the big contemporary art fairs often criticised for looking more like shopping malls. He decided on a different type of ‘fair’, purposely limiting showings to 40 carefully selected galleries. This year, you’ll see plenty of newcomers such as Kamel Mennour, Perroto, Michael Werner, Blain|Southern, White Cube, and Marlborough. Rivierans will also be happy to see Air de Paris and Art: Concept, two Parisian galleries that started out in Nice! Local galleries will include Catherine Issert and De Jonckeere, who have recently taken up residence in Monaco. Find out more on

26th at 8pm – 28th at 8pm – 29th at 4pm, April, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – VARIETY SHOW – BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLOChoreographic Reveals Signed Balanchine and Maillot – For the spring of 2018, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are offering a program made up of two ballets. The first, Abstract/Life, a creation by Jean-Christophe Maillot, takes up the idea of a vast concerto, this time for cello and orchestra. Bruno Mantovani’s score was commissioned by Marc Monnet (Artistic Advisor to the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo). Sensitive to the way in which Jean-Christophe Maillot appropriates all types of music, the composer created “Abstract”, which alternates between dazzling contrasts and moments of waiting before submitting his piece to the choreographer, with whom he had already collaborated in 2004 for the superb “Miniatures” ballet. The second ballet proposed ,”Violin Concerto” (composed by Stravinski), marks the great return of Balanchine. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, which have showcased 19 ballets by “Mister B”, are among the best companies to have performed it. The choreographer, who refuses to speak about his work in terms of preference, himself agreed to say that this “Violin Concerto” was “well made”; that it to say, that it had reached, on the technical side, a “certain” point of fulfillment. In collaboration with the Printemps des Arts and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Direction: Pascal Rophé – Solo cellist for “Abstract”: Marc Coppey.

25th – 28th April, 2018  – GRIMALDI FORUM – MONACO ART WEEK – This first event initiated by the association MONACO ART WEEK  will organize a round table on the art in Monaco. The course MONACO ART WEEK will invest all the areas of the Principality, in conjonction with the artmonte-carlo fair at the Grimaldi Forum and Nomad at La Vigie. At the same time, the Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Printemps des Arts will reveal their new productions. On this occasion, galleries established in Principality will propose a new programming, the auction houses will bring their help by the organization of events. Practical informations: 25 April 2018, press day and opening. – From 26 to 29 April 2018, from 10:00 to 19:00. – 28 April 2018, at 11 a.m., round table (Grimaldi Forum – Room Auric) Contact: Map – Itinerary:see featured cover.


 3rd May, 2018 at 8 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – CONCERT ACOUSTIQUE – JULIEN DORÉ – Vous & Moi – Alone on stage with you, Julien Doré sings, plays, improvises, tells, confides his story, that of its artistic way with poetry and humor.

3rd May, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – DA BREAK – Da Break is the name of a new band bringing together 3 individuals from the Lyon music scene: producer Bruno Horvat, aka “Patchworks”, singer Jennifer “Hawa” Zonou and drummer Rémy Kaprielan. Together, they distill a spirit of soul & jazz all while searching for a “nineties” vibe. Gathered around a project infused with ‘90s sounds, the trio provides a Soul Boom Bap, honoring their common hip-hop culture. This project is primarily inspired by human relationships and the consequences of our actions on others. This album’s influences are based on ‘90s hip hop/R’n’B productions, with heavy jazz samples, referencing bands such as The Pharcyde or A Tribe Called Quest, as well as grooves recalling titles from Mary J Bilge or Janet Jackson. By wanting to synthesize its common cultures, DA BREAK doesn’t hesitate to also approach 2step beats and Jamaican dancehalls. 6:30pm DJ selection 8:30pm LiveFree entry Reservations recommended – tel: +377 9999 2020


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