by Ilaria Sismondini

MONACO. Dear followers, here a rich list of summer events. Our advice is to book your seats now because the freedom of movement you have finally acquired makes some events fully booked! Obviously, for example, reservations for the 70th anniversary of the Monaco Red Cross Gala, one of the most prestigious events in the Principality of Monaco chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, have long since ended…

Until 6 July 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – 1st MONACO STREAMING FILM FESTIVAL (MCSFF) – The organizer announces: “The first streaming festival in Monaco!” Some places are yet available to take part to the first of its kind, the Monaco Streaming Film Festival (MCSFF) prior to the Cannes Film Festival which will take place from 6 to 17 July. Anyway, it will be broadcast live worldwide via streaming platform. This festival was co-created by Netflix Vice President and Founder Mitch Lowe, in partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation, the GEMA Foundation and leading Hollywood streaming studios. This hybrid and innovative experience based on the concept of “festival-meet-summit” celebrates film producers and creators, the talent of the streaming industry and it uses streaming technology to promote its festival internationally. Heavyweight industry and many talents will gather in the Principality of Monaco, to participate in four days of festivals with the program of previews, an awards ceremony on a Gala evening, VIP discussions around a “market” and a conference with a talk by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The MCSFF festival will bring together professionals from the film industry but also the public around film screenings, meetings and multiple dedicated events – including a gala evening with awards ceremony (separate ticket) to reward the best producers in the streaming industry and to celebrate cinema, media and technology personalities (limited number of tickets available to the general public for access to the gala dinner). More information: www.mcsff.com

3 July – 29 August 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – ALBERTO GIACOMETTI EXHIBITION – LE REEL MERVEILLEUX – A RETROSPECTIVE – The Giacometti Foundation joins forces with the Grimaldi Forum to present, for the first time in Monaco in the summer of 2021, an exceptional retrospective of the work of the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important of recent years, placed under the office of Émilie Bouvard, Scientific and Collections Director of the Foundation. This journey into Alberto Giacometti’s creation will take place in the name of wonder. Facing the “wonderful” reality, as he often says, he tries to represent what he sees around him, without hierarchies: loved ones, objects in his studio, everyday things, the landscapes of Parisian suburbs. The scenography of the exhibition, the richness of the works presented will in turn amaze the viewer placed at the center of the artist’s intimacy. The exhibition will focus on all eras, all media, sculptures (plaster casts, bronzes), paintings, drawings, prints, which Giacometti has used. It will allow a complete vision of his creation, from the first works to the surrealist period, from the return to figuration to his post-model work, and to the invention of the great post-war icons. Bringing together nearly 230 works accompanied by photographs, this masterpiece-studded exhibition will offer visitors marvelous discoveries around 14 original sequences. The path will restore the spirit of the workshop by revealing the deviations and questions that mark the creative process of Alberto Giacometti. The artist’s favorite themes stand out in particular – the representation of the head, the face, the female body – but you will also discover his relationship with loneliness, melancholy, and the hard work with his models: his wife Annette, his brother Diego, his close friends. The visitor will thus meet another Giacometti, the one who experiences the limits of sculpture, and the formidable painter who also practices, alongside the portrait, the genres of landscape or still life. Practical information: Registration open for guided tours every Thursday and Sunday at 10:30 – 14:30 – 17:00 until exhaustion (20 people per visit) Open every day from 10.00 to 20.00 – Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 22.00. Ticket office +377 99 99 30 00


15 – 17 July 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – ARTMONTE-CARLO – 5th CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR – Launched in 2016 by Thomas Hug under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, artmonte-carlo is a leading artistic platform for contemporary art, modern art and design. The exhibition has established itself over the years as the leading international art event on the Côte d’Azur. artmonte-carlo was born after the success of artgenève, whose tenth edition will be celebrated at the end of January 2022 at the Palexpo in Geneva. artmonte-carlo annually presents about fifty carefully selected international galleries, including loyal exhibitors such as Gagosian, Pace, Victoria Miro, White Cube, Franco Noero, Almine Rech, Perrotin, Tornabuoni Art, Continua, Mitterrand and De Jonckheere. A rich program of institutional exhibitions joins the gallery program, promoting a rich dialogue between the art market and the institutional world. Also on display are the private collections and heritage of the region. In 2021, artmonte-carlo will present an even more exclusive and original format with a selection of prestigious contemporary galleries including Hauser & Wirth, PACE, White Cube, kamel mennour, Perrotin, Air de Paris, Almine Rech, Esther Schipper and Carpenters Workshop, but also modern and ancient art dealers such as Dickinson, Waddington Custot, Mazzoleni, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Robilant + Voena and Moretti Fine Art. A monumental installation by the artist Otto Piene will be presented on the Esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum, in collaboration with the Berlin gallery Sprüth Magers. A new section of the exhibition will feature high-end jewelery brands. More information: www.artmontecarlo.ch

15 – 24 July 2021 at 7 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO – L’ÉTÉ DANSE – July, 15, 16 et 17 – 7.00 pm – 2 creations: Tsunagu – Mimoza Koike and Le Temps du Tendre – Julien Guerin – Salle Prince Pierre – July, 22, 23 et 24 – 7.00 pm – 2 pieces: In Memoriam – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Core Meu – Jean-Christophe Maillot – Salle des PrincesFor this 2021 edition of “L’Été Danse!” Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are offering two series of shows which will bring home to us the extent to which dance is a living art. To begin with, from 15 to 17 July, the company will perform two creations imagined by Mimoza Koike and Julien Guérin, both from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. After a period when choreographic art has been thwarted, support for creation has taken on an even greater importance. For more than thirty years, Jean-Christophe Maillot has pursued a policy aiming to help talent emerge, and here he has given carte blanche to these young choreographers whose sensitive world cannot but question our relationship to the current world. From 22 to 24 July, the dancers of the company will take us to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied on stage by musicians who carry this southern identity in their heart of hearts. Two pieces will invite us on a journey. The first, In Memoriam by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was created in 2004 for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo (two years earlier, this young Belgian choreographer of Moroccan origin received the Nijinsky Award for Emerging Choreographers at the Monaco Dance Forum, a prize which contributed to launching his career). The A Filetta group which embodies the excellence of Corsican song will lend its voices to the dancers’ movements. The second piece will be Core Meu by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Acclaimed by audiences which burn to join the dancers at every performance, the ballet will be another chance to hear live Antonio Castrignano who has given a new face to the Tarentella of Puglia.Through these two highlights, a summer breeze from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will celebrate the grand return of live shows.

July 16, 2021 – PLACE DU CASINO – THE SUMMER CONCERT OF THE CROIX-ROUGE MONEGASQUE – JAMIE CULLUM – AN EVENING OPEN TO ALL! – This first Summer Concert of the Monegasque Red Cross with pop jazz singer Jamie Cullum on the Place du Casino in the presence of S.A.S. Prince Albert II, President of the Monegasque Red Cross, will certainly make an era. The Place du Casino has rediscovered its architecture, as it was conceived in the 19th century to give back the myth to pedestrians, and it will host the very first major public event to support the initiatives of the Monegasque Red Cross and celebrate the end of the emergency. After the 71st edition of the Monegasque Red Cross Gala in 2019, and the interruption in 2020 following the Covid 19 pandemic, this summer concert marks an important stage in the very conception of this rendezvous awaited every year for benefactors as well as for the public. An unprecedented format, at the end of a particular year, an open-air event in the heart of the Principality, on the new Place du Casino inaugurated just a year ago to welcome the most beautiful events: the Monegasque Red Cross. To celebrate the body founded in 1948 by Prince Louis II, this evening highlights the daily actions bestowing the most vulnerable people over the course of 73 years of activity. It is intended as a warm tribute to the benefactors of the Monegasque Red Cross, whose generosity has made it possible to prevent and mitigate the suffering of people in need. The Monegasque Red Cross aims to save lives and prepare the population for natural disasters, and to support all people in need without discrimination, as well as to carry out humanitarian awareness and prevention actions. The body acts both nationally and internationally. Ruled and guided by the deep convictions of HSH Prince Albert II, its President, the association has never ceased to evolve, invariably supporting, and accompanying people in need.

HSH Prince Albert II together with the Croix Rouge Monegasque Council

Aware of the changing environment, the Monegasque Red Cross is constantly innovating, finding the most suitable solutions to the needs of the population. Although it operates on a small territory, the Monegasque Red Cross has an especially important place among the national organizations of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. In 2020, over 4,354,000 euros were used to carry out its initiatives in Munich and around the world. The body intervenes at an international level by supporting the projects of other Red Cross and Red Crescent agencies that must deal with increasingly complex humanitarian crises. It pays particular attention to isolated and vulnerable people in the Principality, stimulating the commitment of all, and especially that of the youngest. The year that has just ended has been marked by two main crises: the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a strong impact on our habits and our activities, and the storm Alex, which has hit the valleys around Monaco hard. In just a few days, the Monegasque Red Cross was able to adapt and reorganize itself to constitute a single and consolidated force in the fight against Covid 19. In 2020, 530 volunteer members totalled 57,000 hours of action to be as close as possible to the population. The Monegasque Red Cross then resumed its normal activities according to the usual rhythm, reintegrating its activities (clothing, first aid posts, interventions and activities aimed at the youngest …) with the precise will to carry out its mission of general interest with the utmost effectiveness, developing new initiatives in the sectors that belong to it. For the first Munich Red Cross Summer Concert, the Monegasque Red Cross is particularly proud of Jamie Cullum this year.  The British jazz-pop artist, pianist and singer boasts eight studio albums to his credit. Moreover, it must be said that his passions are of a completely different nature, namely cinematographic: the fact is that, after brilliant studies in the field of cinema and literature, he finally made his debut in the world of song. Five years after the release of his first album, he finally dedicated himself to his original passion by participating in the original soundtrack of the Bridget Jones film “The Edge of Reason” interpreting the song “Everlasting Love”. After being awarded several times, Jamie Cullum had another chance in 2008, signing the ballad “Gran Torino”, composed specifically for Clint Eastwood’s film of the same name. Artist emeritus, Jamie Cullum’s days are more than ever full of commitments, but he still managed to reconcile everything, offering to tread the scene of the Summer Concert of the Monegasque Red Cross, on the Place du Casino. An evening open to all! The benefactors of the Monegasque Red Cross will be received on the new terrace Café de Paris, and then reach the Place du Casino, whose palm trees and fountains will be masterfully moved, by virtue of technical means specially conceived to be able to mount the scenes of historical concerts. Traditionally, the works of art specially created on the theme of the Red Cross, will be offered by Laurence Jenkell and Nick Danziger, internationally renowned artists. Practical information: Cocktail and concert Price per person 800 euros – Dress code: Jacket required – Concert only Tickets for 500 euros, 300 euros and 200 euros – Dress code: Jacket required – Proper attire required -Sale from 16 June 2021 – Reservations Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mermontecarlolive.com / +377 98 06 36 36 Press Contact Monegasque Red Cross Mesdames Laurie Rifle and Marine Ronzi T. +377 97 97 68 22 lfucile@croix-rouge.mc & mronzi@croix-rouge.mc – Press Contact Monte- Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Monsieur Eric Bessone T. +377 98 06 63 62 e.bessone@sbm.mc Organization and artistic coordination The Monegasque Red Cross in collaboration with the artistic, technical and banqueting staff of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains.

July 16 – August 14, 2021 – MONTE-CARLO SPORTING SUMMER FESTIVAL – SALLE DES ETOILES, OPERA GARNIER MONTE-CARLO and PLACE DU CASINO – Since its creation in 1974, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has welcomed the biggest stars, this is its hallmark. It is the heir to over 150 years of enchantment and continues, through his exceptional program, to make Monaco, the Salle des Etoiles, and the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo, the essential places for summer evenings. This year the Monegasque evenings will vibrate to the sound of Abba Show, Jamie Cullum, Stas Mikhailov, Assi El Hallani, Enrique Iglesias, Paolo Conte, Zucchero, Valery Meladze, Sister Sledge and the Gipsy Kings. An event open to a large public and an opportunity to savor the thousand and one pleasures offered by the Resort Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer: games, shopping, culinary art, nightlife … Information: Concert halls: Salle des Etoiles, Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo and Place du Casino – Car service – Minimum age: 7 years – Mail: ticket office@sbm.m

22 July – 19 AUGUST 2021 from 8 pm – MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT – LAS BRISAS – “A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS” EVENINGS – Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the Eastern World for an evening. NB These evenings will take place subject to changes in government provisions in force. Enjoy our “Thousand and One Nights” evenings throughout the summer at the Las Brisas restaurant, on the lagoon of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Cuisine with multiple flavors, live music, belly dancers, magical decorations… ready for the journey? Information – Dates: Thursday 22nd and 29th July and 5th, 12th, 19th August 2021 – Price: 125 € / adult – 63 € / child 34 € / child (under 6 years) – Free for children under 3 years old.

July 24, 2021 – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – THE SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO ABBA – EVENING FIGHT AIDS MONACO – THE SHOW reproduces the greatest ABBA titles in a grandiose event in which it retraces the path of the group. CSB Island Entertainment and Spirit Connexion have confirmed: The Show: A Tribute to ABBA will be on a world tour in 2021 for exceptional concerts and festivals, most notably at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, where it will perform on the Fight Aids Monaco evening. “Without doubt the best ABBAs since the ABBA days,” says ABBA International Fanclub Officer. 45 years after the release of their first single, ABBA’s fame has not yet subsided with over 2 million albums sold annually.  THE SHOW reproduces ABBA’s greatest titles in a great two-hour show that retraces the group’s journey, from its beginnings before Eurovision through all its major international hits: “Waterloo”, “SOS”, “Mamma Mia. “,” Dancing Queen “,” Money Money Money “,” Knowing Me Knowing You “, not to mention some surprises from ABBA’s vast repertoire. THE SHOW is not yet another tribute band vaguely reminiscent of ABBA, but it stands out from the competition for several reasons: firstly, because the legendary saxophonist and original member Ulf Andersson is present throughout the tour accompanied by other original musicians, but also thanks to the two singers who not only look like Agnetha and Anni-Frid physically, but also vocally – even the most critical fans will applaud their talent. The two artists were recruited after winning a famous Swedish singing competition, the ABBA Girls. Today, the world can witness their talent in THE SHOW. The group is a phenomenal success and has nearly 700 concerts in 40 countries and more than 2 million seats sold and for the first time they will be making a stop in Monaco for an event concert! Information: Minimum age: 7 years – Mail: ticket office@sbm.mc – Official site: http://theshow-a-tribute-to-abba.com – Type of concert: Dinner show – Doors open: 20:00 – Start of the concert: from 10:30 pm – Dress code: Jacket required – Proper attire required – Valet Parking – Face covering Required.


July 25, 2021 – MONTE-CARLO SPORTING SUMMER FESTIVAL – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – ZUCCHERO – AN UNFORGETTABLE CONCERT! Adelmo Fornaciari is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italian artists: in his 39-year career, he collects successes such as Senza Una Donna, Il Volo or Baila Morena, and has sold more than 60 million records all over the world. His album “Oro, incenso e beer”, which has sold more than eight million copies, was for a long time the most followed album in the history of Italian pop music. If his name sounds little to your ears, it is still under the pseudonym of Zucchero that you will have recognized the artist who adopted this nickname in the elementary school. His music and the blues have spread all over the world thanks to numerous collaborations with artists such as the Blues Brothers, Bono, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Sting and many others. 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of his international success Senza Una Donna, a duo that Zucchero recorded with Paul Young in 1991. Information Minimum age: 7 years Mail: Biglietteria@sbm.mc Official site: http://www.zucchero.it Type of concert: Dinner show – Doors open: 20:00 Beginning of the concert: from 22:30 – Dress Code: jacket required – Valet Parking -Proper attire required – Face covering Required. 

July 31, 2021 – MONTE-CARLO SPORTING SUMMER FESTIVAL – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – STAS MIKHAILOV – ARTIK & ASTI – A 100% SLAVA EVENING – Originally from Sochi, Stanislav Vladimirovich Mikhailov, better known as Stas Mikhailov, is the singer at the age of 51 most popular of Russia. Composer, actor, and producer he won the “Song of the Year” award 10 times and was elevated to Honored Artist of the Russian Federation in 2010. In the same year, his album sales reached record highs making him one of the artists. most famous in the country. While Artyom Umrikhin (Artik) is looking for a singer to accompany him, he meets Anna Dziuba (Asti) who shares his values ​​and her musical tastes. Their duo was formed in 2010: even if their first single did not achieve the hoped-for success, their second title was unanimous among YouTubers, with over 1.5 million views. Their tour is called “Sad Dance” and the music they broadcast is full of love and positivity. Information: Minimum age: 7 years – Mail: ticket office@sbm.mc – Official site: https://stas-mihaylov.ru – Type of concert: Dinner show – Doors open: 20:00 – Beginning of the concert: from 22: 30 – Dress code: Jacket required – Proper attire required – Valet Parking – Face covering Required.

July and until 19 August 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM ESPACE INDIGO – EXHIBITION OF JEWELRY BY ARTISTS FROM PICASSO TO KOONS – THE DIANE VENET COLLECTION – Passionate about art, Diane VENET has bought her first artist’s jewel, a brooch by the painter Roy Lichtenstein , in New York in 1967. But it was her meeting with the sculptor Bernard Venet in 1985 that decided to set up, according to the encounters, preferences, and requests to artists, a collection dedicated to artist’s jewels . Diane Venet has gathered, in 30 years, a rich collection of over 230 artist’s jewels of which 180 will be exhibited for a month at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. From Picasso to Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Keith Haring or even Louise Bourgeois, Orlan, Miguel Chevalier… modern and contemporary, international and French artists will be represented. Who knows what is her favorite jewel of hers in this pantheon? Her jewelry collection is an integral part of her daily life, she never stopped wearing them. But exhibiting them and sharing a passion also makes perfect sense. The exhibition of these miniature masterpieces in international institutions since 2008 places them in the field of art. The jewel recreates the artist’s concerns in a reduced form or even the first idea, the concept, and is a preliminary step to any work. The infinitely small meets the infinitely large. Diane Venet passionately endows each of her jewels with the status of a work of art. Proof of this is the fact that she likes to make “hers” miniatures of her dialogue with the sculptures of renowned artists: André Derain, Max Ernst, Frank Stella, Bernard Venet but here is the intimate gaze and commitment of a woman leading the exhibition. From the love of an artist to that of art, this collection is a tribute to the creation that Diane Venet reveals to us with modesty and talent. The visitor will thus meet another Giacometti, the one who experiences the limits of sculpture, and the formidable painter who practices, alongside the portrait, also the genres of landscape or still life. Ticket office +377 99 99 30 00 or online: www.grimaldiforum.com


Throughout the summer – INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION “IMMERSION” – “OCEAN MONACO” at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco – Dive into the Great Barrier Reef at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco to discover the most emblematic species!

Throughout the summer – NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MONACO – VILLA PALOMA – NMNM presents from February 19 to October 3, 2021 at Villa Paloma, “The 165-meter mermaid and other stories” by the Japanese artist Shimabuku.

Throughout the summer – NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MONACO – VILLA SAUBER – Exhibition “Marginalia, in the secret of comic book collections”.

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