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July 9th Newsletter
Keep your face and stay sitting down (1)
Art is on our agenda this weekend, with two major events taking place. Art Monaco starts today but is only open to the public from tomorrow. It's the 6th year the contemporary and modern art salon has been organized for galleries, artists and serious collectors.
The Grimaldi Forum's summer art exhibition also starts this weekend, on Sunday. This year the venue has gathered together Russian avant-garde works, making it possible for visitors and residents to experience art that they would normally only see in major international galleries and collections.
Also of note this weekend is the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup, a regatta for solar-powered craft that takes place in the bay.
CREM is organizing a members-only draw for a chance to attend a summer concert dress rehearsal. Non-members can buy tickets for the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra's popular outdoor performances from the Casino atrium box office.
Finally, the team that brought us Bodeguita Spanish bar has now opened a bar-cafe called 3 Tapas. There are standard tapas dishes priced at 3 euros each; croquetas, patatas a la brava, albondigas, as well as specials of the day. You can share a magnificent plate of bellota ham for 22 euros, with rioja by the glass or bottle. And if you're lucky, as we were when we visited, you may even get a little live flamenco music.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Thomas Galliano jazz.
Friday: Fight AIDS gala.
Saturday: Carlos Santana.
Sunday: Robbie Williams.
Coming up next week, Blues Brothers show, Jurassic World and Emily Johnson.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is by English author of romantic novels, Dame Barbara Cartland, born this day 1901. The advice followed her assertion that "after forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face".