What’s On In Monaco? 17th – 23rd July

From forbidden Chinese cities to open-air cinemas and back again, Monaco is a hot-bed of amazing things to do. Check out our hand-picked guide to What’s On In Monaco this week…
Monday 17th July

Forbidden City Ateliers Jeunesse

From 17th to 28th July,  there are a series of creative French language children’s art workshops at the Grimaldi Forum. They cater for children aged 4-6 in the mornings and 7-11 in the afternoons. The project is closely linked to the Grimaldi Forum’s summer exhibition about the Forbidden City and imperial China.

Each session includes a guided tour of the exhibition led by an art historian and a workshop that develops children’s creative skills using the exhibition as inspiration.

  • individual workshop and exhibition visit, 19 euros
  • 5-day course and exhibition visit, 85 euros
  • maximum 25 children per group

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Tuesday 18th July

Monaco Open Air Cinema:  Despicable Me 3

Venue: Monaco Open Air Cinema

Tickets from 12 euros, doors open 20:45, film starts 22:00.

  • Starring: Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell
  • Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
  • Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure
  • Running time: 1h30
  • More details: Moi moche et mechant 3 (www.IMDB.com)

Wednesday 19th July

Pop Rock Soul: Ivory Soul

An outdoor summer concert taking place at Square Gastaud, from 19:30 to 22:00 at the bandstand; a concert of pop / rock / soul music by Ivory Soul.

  • free of charge, open to the public

One of several summer concerts organized by the Mairie de Monaco as part of Les Musicales festival.

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Thursday 20th July

Cherkaoui – Verbruggen

A dance performance taking place at the Salle Garnier: Opera House within the Monte-Carlo Casino. There are four performances, nightly from 19th to 22nd July, of the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte Carlo, with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and dancer Jeroen Verbruggen.

  • tickets 21-36 euros

Ticket-holders are invited to attend pre-performance talks with Jeroen Verbruggen, chaired by dance critic of the Financial Times, Laura Capelle, 20, 21 and 22 July at 18:45. Free entry with performance ticket.

For tickets:

  • Visit the Monte Carlo Casino atrium box office, Fnac or Carrefour
  • Phone: +377 99 99 30 00

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Friday 21st July

U Sciaratu: le carnaval estival du Rocher 2017

The 7th edition of the summer carnival and entertainment takes place in Several places in Monaco. From 18:00 to 1:00 in the old town, a festival on the Rocher, with a procession of carnival floats through the streets, headed by carnival king U Sciaratu. This year’s theme is Polynesia.

  • open to all, free entry

For more information:

Phone: +377 93 15 06 03

Saturday 22nd July

Musical Fireworks 2017: France

At Port Hercule, Saturday showcases the French entry in the International Musical Fireworks competition 2017

The French display is produced by Pyragric with a backing track of pop music.

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Dates of other entries

29 Jul – Musical Fireworks 2017: Austria

5 Aug – Musical Fireworks 2017: USA

Sunday 23rd July

Organ Festival 2017: Jurgen Wolf

At the stunning Monaco Cathedral, organist Jurgen Wolf performs music by Hollins, Grigny, Bach, Brahms, Muffat, Kellner, and Liszt.

  • free entry, open to the public

The performance is part of the 12th International Organ Festival of Monaco, from 2 July to 20 August.

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