by Ilaria Sismondini

From Venice to Monaco, from New York to Greece, culture, glamour and spine-chilling entertainment are at the top!  

October 12 2018, 6.30 pm, WEB AND LITERATURE IN MONACO WITH THE CAMPIELLO PRIZE – The Italian Embassy hosts the Literary Prize at the opening of the “XVIII Week of Italian Language in the World”. Famous guests to celebrate the Italian language at the Salle d’Or Fairmont Monte Carlo are expected; the protagonists of the 56th edition of the Campiello Prize, a contemporary Italian fiction competition organized by the Il Campiello Foundation – Confindustria Veneto, will be guests in the Principality of Monaco.

This is the only international stage of the Campiello Prize tour after the final evening in Venice last September 15, which saw the victory of Rosella Postorino with the novel “Le Assaggiatrici” (Feltrinelli). The event, organized by the Embassy of Italy in the Principality of Monaco, in collaboration with the agency Communiqué and Confindustria Veneto, will be moderated by Giancarlo Leone, authoritative signing of the Italian television scene and son of Giovanni Leone, President of the Italian Republic since 1971 to 1978. Matteo Zoppas, President of the Il Campiello Foundation and of Confindustria Veneto, former magistrate Carlo Nordio, President of the Jury of the Literati, and Walter Barberis, President of the Einaudi Publishing House, will be on stage. For the authors will speak Francesco Targhetta who, with “The potential lives” (Mondadori), has obtained, in his prose debut, the second place, telling the story of three very different men, engaged in an IT company in the suburbs of Marghera. A theme that fits perfectly with that of the “Week of Italian Language in the World-2018” which aims to deepen the relationship between Italians and the web, the close link established with the virtual world of computing, declined from a human perspective, just like reads the title of the Week: “Italian and the network, networks for Italian”. On this occasion the “Il Quadro Elettronico” exhibition will be presented, conceived and realized by the Milanese artist Davide Coltro, curated by Christine Enrile, President of CE Contemporary and Artistic Director of the Civic Gallery of Palazzo Tagliaferro in Andora. Admission by invitation: montecarlo.segr@esteri.it

11- 14 October 2018 – LA ROUTE DU GOÛT 2018 – PORT HERCULES – MONACO – The Route du Goût is the great annual event for organic gastronomy, ecology, health, youth and sports, for charity . Organized by the Bio Chef Global Spirit Association and chaired by Paolo Sari, the only Certified Organic Star Chef in the Michelin Guide, the Route du Goût had the honor of receiving the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The big novelty of this year is the creation of the Floating Organic Village with its famous vegetable garden. A surface of 300 m2 animated by the craftsmen of Bio and several Starred Chefs.

Bio Chef Global Spirit Association association@thebiochef.com



Traditional Monte Carlo Beach gala dinner, prepared by the children in pairs with some of the Principality’s Chefs. Memorable dinner composed by gastronomic and oenological works of art prepared by 10 Starred Chefs from all over Europe. Information and bookings: Organic Route du Goût Taste Dinners – Reservations at +377 98 063636 – Friday, October 12, 2018: Organic Exceptional Dinner “Le marché des saveurs” at Le Deck, Monte-Carlo Beach, from 7 pm, 120  / person – Saturday, October 13, 2018: Gala Dinner “Chefs Love The Planet” at Villa La Vigie Monte-Carlo, from 7 pm, 500€ / person. Discover the whole program on www.route-du-gout.com

October 13 at 8:00 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE DES PRINCES – GASPARD PROUST IN CONCERT –  “I Don’t Generally Like Classical Music, but with Gaspard Proust I Do” It’s been almost ten years since the concept “I do not like the classic, but I like it” has become the most popular and unifying project of the classical phonographic market. Adapting this success to the stage was therefore a continuation that was both logical and audacious. Logic because it’s a safe bet that a popular music on record will also be on the scene. Bold because it’s about turning a purely musical and graphic object into a real show. We thus discover Gaspard Proust late music lover. He got into the game of the project, designed himself a musical selection that goes from Bach to the twentieth century, Four Seasons to the Nutcracker, and makes us taste the finest works of the repertoire through the prism of his unique and irresistible humor. Gaspard Proust will be surrounded for the occasion by a group of renowned classical musicians (piano, violins, cello, viola, flute and clarinet). Once again, the public will attend a magnificent concert and even more the meeting of stand-up and classical music. Tickets: https://montecarloticket.com/0526/fChoixSeance.aspx?idstructure=0526&EventId=371&request=QcE+w0WHSuCzWDnDWpkYGsQqvYDsJea2ihEq6foH/bEta8nvpeI2qpDGMHQLaOx7xMXID3yWbUCnD1muMDc1gnlqNIRt10NQ

October 16, 2018 – 2018 PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS GALA – CIPRIANI 25 BROADWAY – NEW YORK CITY – In the presence of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco – Co-Chairs – Dennis & Phyllis Washington – Philip Miller & Anne Sweeney – The 2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala celebrates the winners of the 2018 princess grace awards in theater, dance and film presenting Kyle Abraham and Sam Gold with princess grace statue awards – Reception at 6:30pm – Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm – Dinner and Live Auction will follow – Host Committee: Mikhail Baryshnikov*; Jerry & Linda Bruckheimer; H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the United States of America; William & Catharina Elliott; Elizabeth & Scott Kimple; Jane Krakowski; Bebe Neuwirth; John & Jenny Paulson; H.E. Mrs. Isabelle Picco, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations; Sibylle Szaggars Redford & Robert Redford*; Mrs. Lily Safra; Cicely Tyson*; Dick & Noelle Wolf; Pauletta & Denzel Washington* Steering Committee: Gary L. Pudney, Co-Chair; Jon B. Turk, .D., Co-Chair, Raymond P. Caldiero; Anton Katz; Serena Lese; Simone Mets; Lynn Wyatt.

Partners: Alex Soldier, Prince Rainier III Award Statue and Award Winner Pins, Event Associates, Inc., Event Production Mr. & Mrs. George J. Hauptfuhrer, III, Hauptfuhrer Family Gathering, JetBlue Airlines, Recipient Travel, Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc., Awards Ceremony Production – *Denotes previous Prince Rainier III Award recipient – Princess Grace Foundation-Usa Board Of Trustees: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Vice Chairman; H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, Trustee; H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover, Chairman, Princess Grace Foundation, Monaco; H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Honorary Trustee; Hon. John F. Lehman, Chairman; Robert O. Marx, Vice Chairman; H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005), Founder; Robert J. Hausman (1923-1997) Founding Chairman; Melia Bensussen, Raymond P. Caldiero, Gérard Cohen, Norman E. Donoghue, Barbara Grant Jaynes, George J. Hauptfuhrer, III, James J. Johnston, Anne Hearst McInerney, Rachel Hovnanian, Anton Katz, Karl Lagerfeld, Barbara Lehman, Serena Lese, D. Christopher Le Vine, Yves G. Piaget, Sir Michael Smurfit, Jon B. Turk, M.D., Sandra van Essche, Lynn Wyatt. Arts Advisory Board: Melia Bensussen, Arts Advisory Board Chair; Linda Blackaby, Woo Jung Cho, Terese Capucilli, Eduardo Garcia, Plácido Domingo, Suzanne Farrell; Renée Fleming, Kent Gash, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Barbara Horgan, Georgiana Pickett; Harold Prince, Ted Rawlins, Heléne Alexopoulos Warrick. For more information, please contact Tamara Leuchtenburg at Events Associates, Inc. 212.245.6570 ext. 15 | TamaraL@eventassociatesinc.com


October 17 2018 – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY – Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director -General of UNESCO: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind, and calls for eradicating poverty by 2030. For this, we need swift action by Governments to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into effective policies that are supported with appropriate resources. The 2030 Agenda is ambitious — we need ambitious measures to take it forward. The 2030 Agenda emphasizes the integration of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of poverty eradication, so we need integrated action across different policy spheres, making the most of capabilities and resources through targeted policies designed to accelerate progress across the board. This is the importance of UNESCO’s leadership in advancing cooperation through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. Along with theOrganisation’s Global Priorities, Gender Equality and Africa, these are areas with catalytic impact across the 2030 Agenda, acting as development multipliers for a wide range of goals and targets. Capabilities must be combined with ownership. National plans to eradicate poverty will be stronger if they are inclusive, integrating the voices of all parts of society. Access to basic services is essential, as is the required knowledge capabilities – but eradicating poverty calls also for greater participation by all women and men, starting with young people, whose empowerment is key to success. Eradicating poverty is a human rights imperative — it is also a development imperative and a peace imperative. This is why we need action now to translate promises into reality. This is UNESCO’s message on this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.”

 October 18 2018 – PEACE AND SPORT REGIONAL FORUM – FIVE-STAR RODOS PALACE HOTEL AND ANCIENT STADIUM – The Greek island of Rhodes will host the Co-organized by the South Aegean Region and the Peace and Sport Organization the event titled “Societies in Motion: Rising Up Through Sport”. The Forum will focus on integrating the values of sport into communities and using sport as a vehicle for tolerance, respect, sharing and citizenship. “We are delighted to welcome the Peace and Sport Regional Forum to the island of Rhodes. Hosting an event of this calibre on an island that is a gateway to cultures, ideas and religions best reflects the principles on which our heritage is based: cooperation and peace. These two values are deeply impressed in the identity of Rhodes,” said South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos  during a press conference on the event held recently in Athens. The international forum is expected to bring together over 350 delegates from the fields of politics, sports, the private sector and civil society, who will discuss ways synergies in sport can contribute to peace. Issues to be addressed during the panel discussions include the role of sport in creating peaceful communities, networks and regional cooperation; cities as a hub of innovation and social inclusion; investing in human capital for social and economic development. The forum will also include a roundtable, a sport diplomacy event, a pitch exchange, a gala dinner and an awards ceremony. Founded in 2007 by modern pentathlon Olympic medallist Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport is an independent organization that uses sport and its values as an incentive for peace. Aegean Airways is an official partner and the official airline of the peace and sport regional forum. For more information and registration https://www.peace-sport.org/forum-en/registration-to-the-peace-and-sport-regional-forum-2018/

Former football player Christian Karembeu is among the speakers of the Peace and Sport Regional Forum.

October 20 to October 28 2018 CAFÉ DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO MARQUEE – PLACE DU CASINO – Monaco will be sporting Bavarian colours in the 13th edition of Oktoberfest with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in attendance. Guests will enjoy the events in the marquee set up and decorated for the occasion, in partnership with the Munich brewery, Weihenstephan. The opening night will be held on Saturday, 20 October at 20:00 with H.S.H. Prince Albert II in attendance. The week of festivities will feature “à la carte” Bavarian specialities and folkloric entertainment. Many foodies will be attending directly from Bavaria, presenting an ideal opportunity to show once again the refined and innovative side of this regional cuisine! Informations/Reservations: Café de Paris Monte-Carlo – T. (377) 98 06 36 36 ticketoffice@sbm.mc

The oldest continuously operated Weihenstephan brewery, founded by monks, is nearing its 1,000th birthday

October 21 2018 from 2pm to 5 pm – THE ECOHUB SEASON AT STARS’N’ BARS IN MONACO – QUAI ANTOINE 1ER – The theme will be “Mediums”. Mediums have an innate gift to percive situations and people other than by ordinary sensory methods. The event will be hosted at the restaurant for a day punctuated by conferences with Magnitizers, Medium Parapsychologists, an expert in the communication of terrestrial souls for Humans and Animals, an author and numelogosist. To end the day, Babou (Mewdium Parapsychologist) will present a vernissage/Conference on paintings of meditation/protection/ healing . since their creation two years ago, the ECO HUB monthly events have highlighted family wellbeing through chinese medicine, movements for health, techniques for natural beauty and animal welfare as well as the protwection of the Mediterranean, reduction of carbon emissions and creative recycling workshops for children. According to Kate Powers, co-founder of Stars’n’bars, the restaurant enlights its ECO HUB free monthly events to encourage families to take care of themselves and of the planet.   For more information. Louise Svensson + 377 97979595 ecohub@starsnbars.com

October 23 2018 at 8:30 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – SPORTEL AWARDS 29TH EDITION – On the highest rung of the “Golden Podiums”, the ceremony is open to the public by invitation, and takes place during SPORTELMonaco, the leading convention for the sports business industry open from October 22nd to October 24th – The SPORTEL Awards is an international competition that rewards the most outstanding sports images of the year. Known as the “Golden Podium Awards”, the trophies are presented to the directors who have produced the best sports segments of the previous year, sequences that bring to the forefront the beauty of an action in sport and the emotion it arouses to on the screen. Numerous Olympic champions and celebrities from the sporting world take part in this awards ceremony, which takes place under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The ceremony will present each of the nominated programs to the public. The winners will receive their awards on stage from the sporting champions in attendance, and the audience is assured moments rich in sporting emotion. For more informations www.sportelawards.com

25 October 25 2018 at 8:30 pm – PRINCESS GRACE THEATER – RAMSES II – by Sébastien Thiéry. Directed by Stéphane Hillel. Jean and Elisabeth are expecting their daughter Bénédicte and her husband Matthieu, back from a trip to Egypt, for lunch. However, the husband comes alone… Why is his wife not with him? Matthieu, who is behaving very strangely, is unable to explain the absence of his wife. Where is Bénédicte? What is he hiding? With François Berléand, Evelyne Buyle, Eric Elmosnino and Elise Diamant.

October 25 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – CORINE – With her XXL permed haircut and ultra-tight jumpsuits, you can’t miss Corine. She came out of the shadows thanks to a meeting with record producer Dorion Fisze and Marc Collin, one of the founders of the band Nouvelle Vague. Corine performs accompanied by five musicians in a big band spirit inspired by jazz. Following her first EP, “Fille de ta region”, the singer has just released “Cocktail”, a title with a vaporous and sensual atmosphere, carried by a sweet, playful and funny disco-pop, completely in her image. The singer made the successful bet to revive disco music, and to give Saturday night its fever back! 18:30 DJ selection – 20:30 Live – Free entry – Reservations recommended – tel: +377 9999 2020

October 31 2018 – TWO HALLOWEEN PARTIES: LA RASCASSE MONTE-CARLO and THE BUDDHA-BAR MONTE-CARLO – It’s a full moon, the streets are deserted, and dogs are howling in the distance… Zombies are crawling out of their tombs and pouring into the streets this Halloween night! You won’t know whether to laugh or scream in the deliciously ghostly ambiance. Get spooked with this year’s haunted house theme! Come dressed in your eerie best and your table at La Rascasse may win a bottle of champagne! Our resident DJ will provide spine-chilling entertainment all night long.  During the deliciously eerie evening at the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo, zombies, terrifying night creatures and haunted trees will take over the restaurant. Take a good look at the curious-looking pumpkins and vote for the best one: you may win a meal for two! To celebrate Halloween, Chef Eric Guillemaud and World Sushi Cup second-place winner Wagner Spadaccio invite you to try, in addition to the menu, their deliciously spooky dishes specially prepared for this occasion. The one and only DJ PAPA will be on the decks for the evening. Information and Reservations: T. (377) 98 06 16 16 – E. info@larascasse.mcT. (377) 98 06 19 19 E. buddhabarmontecarlo@sbm.mc – Read all on Rules and Regulations: https://fr.buddhabarmontecarlo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/R%C3%A8glement-du-jeu-concours_Halloween_Buddha-Bar-Monte-Carlo.pdf

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