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September 25th Newsletter
The Sound and the Fury (1)
One of the Principality's biggest events is taking place at the moment. Yes, it's the Monaco Yacht Show, with around 100 super yachts moored up in the harbour, plenty of exhibitors, and a few parties.
If the gin palaces bore you, Monaco is hosting other entertainments that may be more interesting. On Saturday you'll need to be up early to see Prince Albert's Moke leading a parade of the collectible mini vehicles around town, celebrting International Moke Day. In the afternoon, head to Casino Square where there's free entertainment and live music until around 11pm, followed by all night gaming, DJ mixing and dancing girls in the Cafe de Paris Casino.
The cinema re-opened in Princess Grace Theatre yesterday, now known as the Cinema des Beaux-Arts. There are just two screens, Salle 1 with 200 seats, and Salle 2 with 60 seats. This week's English language VO film is mystery thriller Before I Go To Sleep, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
Finally, we're looking ahead to two events in November. First, the Mairie has announced its Fete Nationale free children's entertainment is to be a traditional circus show, and second, the Monte Carlo Whisky Conference has released further details. Musical entertainment is to be provided by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who also happen to be taking part in the Casino Square party this Saturday. Tickets for the whisky event go on sale at the weekend.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: InterNations networking.
Friday: Swing in the library.
Saturday: Football derby.
Sunday: Harvest thanksgiving.
Coming up next week, colossal coffee morning, and marriage of art & yachting.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of a novel by American author William Faulkner, born this day 1897.