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February 26, 2021 at 11:05 am
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The wolf has meowed again.   This time in Las Vegas.

Omega Mart, the strangest supermarket in all the multiverse, has finally opened in Sin City, where it will be the anchor of the new Area 15 mall.  This is the second permanent installation from Meow Wolf, and tickets are available now.

https://meowwolf.com/visit/las-vegas

If you are in Nevada, or close enough to visit, and would like to check out the Mart, do reserve ahead of time and get your tickets on line.    Just showing up at the door is not likely to work.  The opening is subject to Covid restrictions, which means they are limited (for now) to 25% capacity, I believe.   Sellouts will be the rule of the day for a while yet.   (And no, I have not seen the exhibit myself yet.  I am a long way from Las Vegas, in isolation in my mountain cabin, and this is not a good time for me to be travelling.   But I expect I will get there eventually).

So far, the reviews have been splendid.

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/editorials/omega-mart-pulls-it-off-meow-wolf-in-the-other-las-vegas/article_9403eac2-7553-11eb-bc18-4b2a21f0cc27.html

Many of you reading this may have already seen Meow Wolf’s first permanent exhibit, the House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe.   Be assured, though Omega Mart is part of the same mythos (with more clues to the same underlying mysteries), it is elsewise completely different from the House.   This is not a Disneyland/ Disneyworld/ Euro Disney scenario, the same thing in a different place.   This is a major expansion… and the Vegas exhibit is larger than the original as well.  (And wait till you see what they are building in Denver!)

https://lasvegasweekly.com/news/2021/feb/18/inside-meow-wolfs-immersive-omega-mart-art-install/

There are many more stories out there on the internet, for those who would like to know more.   Just Google.

https://lasvegasweekly.com/photos/galleries/2021/feb/24/20210211_lvw_OMEGA_MART_selects_WV/#/0

Meanwhile, back home in the City Different, the House of Eternal Return remains shuttered for the foreseeable future, in compliance with New Mexico’s own pandemic restrictions.   When Meow Wolf will be clear to reopen we cannot say; that all depends on the pace of vaccination, I suppose.   My theatre, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, remains closed as well.   Next door Beastly Books is open only for mail order.   (But we have plenty of signed books for sale, if you would like to help support us.  Including all of my own titles).

Those of you in Vegas and environs, do check out the Omega Mart if you can… but please, do so safely.   Wear masks, and get your vaccinations as soon as your number is called.

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Denver Beware!

April 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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Today’s the day.   You ready, Denver?   Meow Wolf has arrived!

No, no, not the BIG Meow Wolf, the massive installation three times the size of Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return that is going in downtown, just south of I-25 and a mile or so from Mile High.   That one will be mindblowing, but it’s not scheduled to open until 2020.

Today you get just a taste: the dark ride called Kaleidoscape, opening at Elitch Gardens.

The DENVER POST got an advance look.

Meow Wolf ride at Elitch Gardens: Trippy new Kaleidoscape experience is a hallucinogenic gallery of neon art

Sadly, I won’t be there myself to experience Kaleidoscape on its opening day.   (My minions have me chained to a desk writing).   But I will get up there eventually, have no fear.   And knowing the gang at Meow Wolf, I have no doubt the ride will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

So go forth, Denverites (Denverians?  Denvites?) and take a trip to another world.

[[ Comments permitted… but ONLY about Meow Wolf and Kaleidoscape]].

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Meow Wolf Targets Phoenix

March 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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Meow Wolf’s conquest of the world continues with their latest announcement: a brand new permanent exhibition, paired with a music venue and a hotel (the first Meow Wolf hotel) in the Roosevelt Row district of Phoenix, Arizona.

Read all about it on Meow Wolf’s own website:

https://meowwolf.com/2019/02/22/meow-wolf-hotel-coming-to-phoenix

Meanwhile, the original Meow Wolf in Santa Fe continues, stronger than ever, with several new rooms added last month.   A Meow Wolf dark ride will be opening in Denver next month, and later this year the second Meow Wolf will open its doors in Area 15 of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Meow Wolf Denver is scheduled for 2020, and Washington D.C. for 2021… and every one of these will be new, original, not simply a duplication of the House of Eternal Return.

Kittens and wolves, on a roll!

 

 

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Meow Wolf Invades DC

December 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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Meow Wolf is conquering America, city by city.

First came Santa Fe, in 2016.

Las Vegas is scheduled to open next year, in 2019.

Denver will follow, in 2020… and Denver will be HUUUUUUUGE.

And now, the latest announcement: Meow Wolf is moving on the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/meow-wolf-to-create-huge-exhibition-in-washington-dc-300763085.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2018/12/11/huge-multimedia-museum-meow-wolf-coming-to-fort.html

https://www.westword.com/arts/meow-wolf-breaking-ground-in-denver-breaking-news-with-dc-location-11056669

Lots more out there, if you need further details.   The story is everywhere.

And if you haven’t seen the Meow Wolf documentary yet, track it down!  You will even get a glimpse of me…

 

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Meow Wolf Origins Revealed

November 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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Never been to Meow Wolf?

Come to Santa Fe and see what you’ve been missing.

In the meanwhile, however, MEOW WOLF: ORIGINS, the documentary about the group’s colorful history and exciting future, debuts today on screens from coast to coast.

https://originstory.mw/

Check it out, at a cinema near you.

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The Wolf Meows Again

January 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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Las Vegas, beware. Meow Wolf is coming.

(That’s Las Vegas, Nevada, not Las Vegas, New Mexico. Which is not to say that Las Vegas, New Mexico is not a cool place in its own right).

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of Meow Wolf’s expansion to Denver, we’re thrilled to reveal that a third permanent exhibition is planned, this time at Bugsy Siegel’s favorite oasis in the desert.

The new Las Vegas exhibit will be twice the size of the original here in Santa Fe (though smaller than Denver’s), and will anchor the city’s new Area 15 development. It’s hard to stand out in a city that boasts a castle, a giant pyramid, a Roman palace, a circus, and a volcano that erupt on the hour, but knowing the talents of the men and women of Meow Wolf, Area 15 should be equal to the challenge.

You can find more details here:
https://bestoflasvegas.com/article/meow-wolf-plans-expansion-to-proposed-area-15-in-las-vegas.html
https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/2018/01/18/meow-wolf-las-vegas-expansion/1046258001/
http://www.westword.com/arts/meow-wolf-las-vegas-will-open-in-2019-meow-wolf-denver-in-2020-9902725

And yes, tickets are already available:
https://lasvegas.meowwolf.com/

It’s true… Meow Wolf is taking over the world. I blame those Charter Agents.

((Comemnts allowed, on Meow Wolf only. Stay on topic)).

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Hey, Denver! Da Wolf Is Coming!

January 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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The Wolf is headed north. The Meow Wolf, that is.

It’s been in the works for more than a year, but today the news became official. My friends at Meow Wolf are opening a second location, right up I-25 from us in Denver. The new Meow Wolf will not just be a duplication of Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return… for starts, it will be three times larger. But expect the same mythos, the same imagination, the same off-the-wall creativity.

The story is all over the news, so there’s no sense rehashing it here. Let me supply links:

http://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/01/04/meow-wolf-denver-art-gallery-opening-announcement-2018/171407/

http://www.westword.com/arts/meow-wolf-announces-plans-for-massive-permanent-exhibition-in-denver-9848033

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/meow-wolf-to-build–square-foot-permanent-exhibition-in/article_e923276e-4ec9-538c-b15c-4c5ef8b79802.html

http://kdvr.com/2018/01/04/art-collective-meow-wolf-coming-to-denver-with-large-permanent-location/

https://www.denverite.com/denver-meow-wolf-location-47239/

Plans are for ground to be broken on Meow Wolf Denver later this year, with the complex opening in 2020. But… TICKETS ARE ALREADY ON SALE! So if you’d like to reserve a space for the opening week at the new location, head over to https://meowwolf.com/ asap.

And do come visit Santa Fe’s original Meow Wolf while you wait.

((Comments are open, for discussion of Meow Wolf only. Please stay on topic)).

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Meow, Meow

December 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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Watch this space for exciting Meow Wolf news in the new few weeks.

I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.

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Meow Wolf Conquers Las Vegas

September 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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Meow Wolf invaded Las Vegas last weekend.

No, not the historic old railroad town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where Doc Holliday and Hoodoo Brown once prowled the streets, but that gaudy newcomer in the desert, Las Vegas, Nevada.

As part of the weekend festival called Life Is Beautiful, Meow Wolf took over an defunct motel and redid the courtyard and all the rooms in their own surreal and inimitable style.

You can see some of the rooms here:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/see-21-interactive-rooms-at-art-motel-for-life-is-beautiful-video/

Alas, alack, I gather that Life Is Beautiful only lasted the weekend (life, it would seem, must go back to being whatever it is the rest of the year), and the Meow Wolf installation was only temporary, so if you missed it, you’re out of luck.

(I would have told you earlier, but I did not know myself).

There’s still plenty of time to come to Santa Fe and see the original Meow Wolf, however.

And if you can’t, well, cross your fingers — Meow Wolf may soon be coming to a city near you.

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Max Meows

May 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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Max Headroom visits Meow Wolf.

Could anything be cooler?

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