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What's on in Monaco 13-19 Apr 2023

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April 13th Newsletter

All I did is make a wreck of my life (1)

Welcome back! We've returned from our travels and are looking forward to springtime in Monte Carlo. Easter Monday gave us a long weekend at the beginning of the week, but school holidays start after class tomorrow, with kids returning to school on Tuesday 2 May.

Pavements are already packed with visitors due to the reappearance of the cruise ships. This weekend we're expecting Silversea's Silver Dawn on Saturday, and Oceania's Sirena on Sunday. Note that on the cruise ship jetty, Malizia Mar has reopened for food and drinks.

Throughout April the Festival des Jardins de la Cote d'Azur returns to the Casino terraces above the Fairmont. This year's theme is "Surprenantes perspectives" and Monaco is hosting two competition entries as well as a non-competition creation designed by Timothee Roche of the Government's Direction de l'Amenagement Urbaine.

While we've been away a new exhibition, George Condo - Humanoides, has opened at the Villa Paloma, and the Rolex Tennis Masters has returned to the Monte Carlo Country Club.

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, the Salon International du Livre de Monaco takes place in the Grimaldi Forum's Espace Diaghilev. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing music by Gounod, Faure and Debussy on Saturday evening, and on Sunday there's a matinee performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville at the Opera House. If you've had enough of the tennis, there are football and basketball matches on Sunday.

As for movies, there are currently three VO films being screened in Princess Grace Theatre's Cinema des Beaux-Arts. Dungeons and Dragons is an adventure comedy which scores well with both the public and the critics. With a 46 meta-score the Super Mario Bros Movie is probably not for discerning film buffs, but the kids seem to love it. And finally, if it's violence and gore you're after, John Wick is on this evening and Sunday, but will probably be replaced next week.

And finally...

Whatever you get up to, enjoy your weekend!

(1) This week's quote is allegedly what Robert LeRoy Parker said to his sister on a visit in 1924. Also known as Butch Cassidy, he was born this day 1866.

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