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Mon. Jan 22 – Sun. Jan 28...

Monday 22 to Sunday 28 January, Principality of Monaco 86th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Mon. Jan 22 – Wed. Jan 31...

Monday 22 January, 8 pm (gala performance), Thursday 25, Wednesday 31 January, 8 pm and Sunday 28 January, 3 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach with the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jacques Lacombe. Directed by: Jean-Louis Grinda. Organisation: Monte-Carlo Opera Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Thurs. Jan 18 – Sun. Jan 28...

42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival Thursday 18 to Sunday 28 January 2018 Information: +377 92 05 23 45 Website: www.montecarlofestival.mc (available in French only)

Mon. Jan 22 – Friendly Football match...

Monday 22 January, 8.30 pm, Cap d’Ail Stadium Friendly football match between a team led by Prince Albert II (Les Barbagiuans) and the International Festival Performers team Tuesday 23 January, 8 pm, Espace Fontvieille Gala evening and presentation of awards

Wed. Jan 24 – Sun. Jan 28...

Wednesday 24 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January, 8 pm; Saturday 27 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Sunday 28 January, 10.30 am (2-hour performance), 2.30 pm and 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille Winners’ Show

Tues. Jan 23 – “An aperitif of...

Tuesday 23 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “An aperitif of words”, led by Christiane Campredon Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Tues. Jan 23 – screening of A...

Tuesday 23 January, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26

Wed. Jan 24 – Young Public Concert...

Wednesday 24 January, 3 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Jeune Public concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maxime Tortelier with Katerina Barsukova, sand artist, on the theme of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Thurs. Jan 25 – Sun. Jan 28...

Thursday 25, Friday 26 January, 8.30 pm, Saturday 27 January, 9 pm and Sunday 28 January, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Proudhon modèle…Courbet (Proudhon models…Courbet), theatrical productions by and featuring Jean Petrement Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Thurs. Jan 25 – New Year Concert...

Thursday 25 January, 6.30 pm, Variety Theatre New Year concert by pupils taking special music lessons at the Rainier III Academy Information: +377 93 15 28 91

Thurs. Jan 25 – Between Worlds

Thursday 25 January, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Between Worlds by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt featuring Davy Sardou, Jean-Paul Farré, Jean-Jacques Moreau, Odile Cohen, Brigitte Faure, Günther Vanseveren, Florence Coste and Roxane Le Texier Information: +377 93 25 32 27

Fri. Jan 26 – Sat. Jan 27...

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January, Principality of Monaco  Celebration of the Festival of St. Devota, Patron of the Royal Family of the Principality of Monaco and the Diocese of Monaco Information: +377 93 30 87 70 Friday 26 January, 10.30 am, Church of St. Devota  Saint Devota celebrations: Mass of the Traditions Information: +377 93 30 87 70 Friday 26 January, 6.30 pm, Port of Monaco  Saint Devota celebrations: Homage to St. Devota – Arrival of the Symbolic Boat followed by the Procession of St. Devota from Avenue Président J.- F. Kennedy at 6.30 pm Information: +377 93 30 87 70 Friday 26 January, 7 pm, Church of St. Devota  Saint Devota celebrations: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the Burning of the Symbolic Boat on the Forecourt of the Church of St. Devota at 7.45 pm. Fireworks Information: +377 93 30 87 70 Saturday 27 January, 9.45 am, Monaco Cathedral  Saint Devota celebrations: Welcoming of the Relics by Members of the Clergy and the Venerable Brotherhood of Mercy followed by the Pontifical Mass at 10 am and a procession through the streets of Monaco-Ville Information: +377 93 30 87 70

Sat. Jan 27 – AS Monaco Basket...

Saturday 27 January, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs. Levallois Information: +377 92 05 40 10

Sun. Jan 28 – Open Air Ice...

Sunday 28 January, 8 am to 12 pm, Open-air ice rink Electric radio-controlled cars and model cars Information: +377 93 15 06 09

Wed. Jan 31 and Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January and Saturday 3 February, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses L’envol de la fourmi (The Flight of the Ant), a children’s production by and featuring Johanna Gallard Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Wed. Jan 31 – Wed. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 7 February 21st Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 3 February 2nd Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Literary Tea: Favorites

Wednesday 31 January, 3 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Literary tea: “Favourites” Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Wed. Jan 31 – Popcorn Cinema, Raising...

Wednesday 31 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – José Notari Sound Library Popcorn Cinema: Raising Arizona by the Coen brothers Information: +377 93 30 64 48

Mon. Jan 29 – Photographic Distractions, led...

Monday 29 January, 6.30 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Photographic Distractions, led by Adrien Rebaudo Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Mon. Jan 29 – Lecture on “I...

Monday 29 January, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall As part of the “In the Bible...” cycle, lecture on “I believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son”, led by Deacon Marc Duwelz, Doctor of Theology Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Sat. Dec 23 – Christmas Follies on...

Saturday 23 December, 5.30 pm, Open-air ice rink Ice show: Christmas Follies on Ice Information: +377 93 15 06 09

Sat. Dec 23 – AS Monaco Basketballs...

Saturday 23 December, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Portel Information: +377 92 05 40 10

Sun. Dec 24 – 3rd International Organ...

Sunday 24 December, 5 pm, Carmes Chapel 3rd International Organ Festival – Christmas concert with Marc Giacone, organised by In Tempore Organi Information: 06 83 58 06 38

Thurs. Dec 28 – Fri. Jan 4...

Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 31 December and Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 January, 8 pm; and Friday 5 January, 4 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes The Taming of the Shrew by Jean-Christophe Maillot, performed by the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster Information: +377 98 06 28 55

Sat. Dec 31 – Concert Piaf! Le...

Saturday 30 December, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert – Piaf! Le spectacle (Piaf! The Show) Information: +377 98 06 36 36

DAILY NEWS

Pervert sent to jail for one year...

garemc2 Monaco’s Criminal Court has sentenced a Romanian national to one year in jail for a series of sexual assaults, local French-language daily Monaco-Matin reports. The offences were committed at the Monaco Monte-Carlo railway station, the court was told, where the accused touched the intimate parts of several women waiting for trains and looked under the skirts of girls. He also put his head under the ladies' toilet door to watch women urinating. Video surveillance confirmed the numerous complaints from members of the public. The unemployed recidivist, who appeared in court in handcuffs on Friday, January 19, was found guilty of public indecency, assault and breaking an order to stay out of the Principality.

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http://www.monacolife.net/ten-suspects-to-appear-in-court-over-monaco-heiress-killing/

Brooks Brothers celebrates 200th birthday in Florentine...

Panoramic view (1) Brooks Brothers, which has a Monaco store at the Yacht Club, celebrated their 200th anniversary with the first event show at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The evening marked a special milestone in the history of Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, and was the first of many special moments taking place over the next year. Held in the famous Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio, in the very centre of the city, the runway was designed in the signature colours that have always distinguished the brand: navy blue and gold. Fifty-one models, 45 men’s and six women’s looks, walked through live performance by 53 members of the Italian Philharmonic playing an arrangement of contemporary music, notably, and a reference to Brooks Brothers’ New York origins, Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys.
Luca Gastaldi, CEO, Brooks Brothers EMEA, Fusun Kouran, CEO, Brooks Brothers Turkey, Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO, Brooks Brothers, Rahmi Koc, Brooks Brothers Turkey, and Konstantinos Tsouvelekakis, Brooks Brothers Monaco- Greece- Romania.
Luca Gastaldi, CEO, Brooks Brothers EMEA, Fusun Kouran, CEO, Brooks Brothers Turkey, Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO, Brooks Brothers, Rahmi Koc, Brooks Brothers Turkey, and Konstantinos Tsouvelekakis, Brooks Brothers Monaco- Greece- Romania.
 Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO, Brooks Brothers
Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO, Brooks Brothers.
The show reintroduced the iconic camel polo coat and the navy blazer was shown in several combinations, a style more cool than collegiate; the Brooks Brothers iconic rep stripe tie was often worn like a belt in a reference to Fred Astaire, one of the brands famous customers. Also in attendance at the fashion show in Florence was Konstantinos Tsouvelekakis, Managing Director of Brooks Brothers Monaco, who is also the official representative in Monaco, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and the Balkans of the Permasteelisa Group, a world leader in the fields of engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes with a turnover of €1.5 billion.

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http://www.monacolife.net/brooks-brothers-helps-celebrate-yacht-show/

Standing ovations for Ballets in Lausanne tour...

Cendrillon by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Photo: Alice Blangero
Cendrillon by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Photo: Alice Blangero
No strangers to Switzerland, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo were invited for the first time to the Opéra de Lausanne from January 19 to 21. The last visit of the Company to the city was in February 1996 at the Palais de Beaulieu, with a programme of "Ballets Russes": Scheherazade, The Prodigal Son and Prince Igor. Last week’s three performances of Cendrillon, with choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot, a play created in 1999 and danced more than 200 times across the world, received an ovation each evening from the Swiss public. The Monaco Tourism and Convention Bureau, represented by its communication department, organised the Premiere evening, a successful operation with the Swiss press and their MICE guests.
Opening night of Cendrillon in Lausanne. Photo: Alice Blangero
Opening night of Cendrillon in Lausanne. Photo: Alice Blangero
During the performance on Saturday, January 20, Maison Chopard, a partner of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, honoured the Company during an exceptional evening organised by its co-president, Caroline Scheufele, and in close collaboration with the Director of Chopard Monaco, Xavier Fuller. During the same week, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Bernice Coppieters, Principal Ballet Master, and Bruno Roque, former dancer of the company, worked with the Ballet de Flandres in Antwerp, Belgium. Maillot's Faust, created in 2007 with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, is currently in the Ballet de Flandres repertoire, and will be presented again until January 28, at the Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen for six performances.

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http://www.monacolife.net/full-season-at-home-and-abroad-for-ballets-de-monte-carlo/

Head down under Friday with the Monaco...

Monaco Australia Association's Beverley Holt with Annette Anderson of Stars'n'Bars and Brian Holt.
Monaco Australia Association's Beverley Holt with Annette Anderson of Stars'n'Bars and Brian Holt. Photo: Monaco Life
Following the huge success of last year’s Australian Day bash celebrated by 150 Australians and friends of Australia, Stars'n'Bars and the Monaco Australia Association are bringing back the Aussie Party on Friday, January 26. You can’t get more authentic than chef Didier Rubiolo’s Australian Barbie (not the doll!) with beef and chicken meat pies, sausage and "damper", grilled cheeseburger sliders, mini fish-n-chips, falafel, potato salad, coleslaw and a meringue pavlova for dessert. australinight111australinight7 Guests will be treated to a spectacular firework display on the port at 7:45 pm, with exceptional views from Stars’n’Bars’ open-air balconies, before the DJ cranks the volume on the dance floor – spinning all your favourite Aussie Classics from AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, Men at Work, and, of course no dance party would be complete without the Bee Gees. There will also be prizes for the Best Aussie Look Contest although it will be difficult to beat Jennifer Jacotine dressed as Dame Edna last year.
2017 Best Aussie Look Contest won by Jennifer Jacotine as Dame Edna. Photo: Monaco Life
2017 Best Aussie Look Contest won by Jennifer Jacotine as Dame Edna. Photo: Monaco Life
Cash bar, which includes a selection of Australian wines and beer, opens at 7 pm, and the barbecue buffet – €30 per person, drinks not included – starts at 7:30 pm, so best to be on time as bush tucker doesn't last long at an Aussie do. Tickets must be purchased in advance online (Stars’n’Bars are the first customer of a new Monaco-based startup for online payment) or by sending a cheque to SNB at 6 quai Antoine 1er 98000 Monaco – be sure to include your email address. Alternatively you can pay at the door. A vegan option is available but only by reservation to rsvpsnb@gmail.com, and note that there is no refund for late arrivals. And by the way, there are no table reservations for anyone under 92 … this is a moveable Aussie feast.

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http://www.monacolife.net/tenth-anniversary-of-australian-relations/

Embassy of Monaco in France greets diplomatic...

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Gilles Tonelli. Photo: DC
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Gilles Tonelli. Photo: DC
The traditional greetings ceremony for representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Principality was held on Thursday, January 18, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Gilles Tonelli, Minister of foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador of Monaco to France, welcomed nearly 80 Ambassadors and Representatives of embassies accredited to the Principality. Before presenting his wishes for happiness, health and prosperity for the year, Minister Tonelli expressed the support of the Principality for those countries affected by terrorist atrocities. He said that Monaco will continue to work for peace in international forums and will ensure that commitments made in the environmental, humanitarian, health and education sectors are kept and consolidated. The Minister then read a message from HSH the Sovereign Prince who expressed his wish that in 2018 political and economic leaders commit to building a more viable and just world and that they work for sustainable development that favours a “green” economy. After discussing Monaco news, including the importance of the negotiations with the European Union and the holding of the next national elections, the Prince conveyed his New Year's greetings in Monegasque. To date, Monaco has diplomatic relations with 135 states in the world and 114 Ambassadors are accredited to the Principality.

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http://www.monacolife.net/putin-appoints-russian-foreign-ministry-firebrand-as-ambassador/

Winning streak for Roca Boys comes to...

Charlie Evans for AS Monaco. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC
Charlie Evans for AS Monaco. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC
On Sunday, January 21, Monaco’s basketball team headed to Nanterre for the 17th day of Pro A, the last game before the championships. French Champions in 2013 and EuroChallenge (now Euro Cup) Champions in 2013, Nanterre is one of the top French teams. The Parisians will participate with Monaco in the Leaders Cup next month, which takes place from Friday, February 16, to Sunday, February 18, at Disneyland Paris, and will likely be in the next Play-Offs. However, fifth this year, Nanterre was on a losing streak which ended when they took on Monaco’s Roca Boys at home Sunday at 6:30 pm, winning 99-69. Roca Team, on the other hand, having won their last ten games, will next face off against Le Mans, the only other team to defeat Monaco this season, on February 4.

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http://www.monacolife.net/monacos-basketball-team-qualifies-for-disneyland-paris-leaders-cup/

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