There’s obviously money to be made from Monet.
Over the past year, at least three different immersive exhibits of the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh’s signature paintings made stops at locations across Miami, using cutting-edge projection mapping technology to enlarge and wrap his landscapes around the walls, pillars and ceiling of theaters and warehouses.
Building on the success of their own “Beyond Van Gogh” tour, which sold more than 2 million tickets in just six months, the teams at Paquin Entertainment and Normal Studios are taking 400 of French impressionist Claude Monet’s works, including the beloved water lilies series, and giving them the same treatment. According to promotional materials, the exhibit boasts four trillion content pixels of swirling water lilies, dancing poppies and stunning sunrises.
“Beyond Monet” opens in Miami at Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N. Miami Ave., on Friday, Jan. 7. Tickets start at $42.99 for adults at MiamiMonet.com. Save 10% with a discount code GARDEN.
‘Thank Yule for Being a Friend’ at Island City
While it’s arguable the world — or at the very least, Miami — could benefit from another immersive art exhibit, the Golden Gays of New York City are convinced we need yet another drag sendup of the sassy sitcom that has been running in reruns ad nauseam on cable since 1992.
The dedicated thespians who have hitched their careers to the beloved septuagenarian characters of “The Golden Girls” present “Thank Yule for Being a Friend,” Dec. 8 – 19 at Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors.
“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store, each department was dripping with Yuletide decor. Sophia was nestled all snug in her bed, while visions of sugar prunes danced in her head. Before traveling to spend the Holidays with their families, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose participate in a golden gift exchange full of hilarious surprises. Just as they get to the airport a winter storm blows in, leaving them trapped! In an unexpected Charles Dickens twist of events, the three grannies must visit their past, present, and future to save Christmas … just in time for Turkey Lurkey.”
Tickets are $35 – 45 at TheGoldenGaysNYC.com.