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Modernism Week Fall Preview 2021

Oct 14, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021
Event Schedule / Activities

Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience the desert’s first Modernist neighborhood from the unique perspective of a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $32 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Marvels of Modernism Masters - Visionary Architects Shine
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Seventies Sackley - Encore
Join us for an architectural home tour in Indian Canyons to experience the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Seventies Sackley" by Grace Home Furnishings. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Sunburst Palms - Encore
Tour H3K’s latest renovation of a 1956 Lawrence Lapham property in iconic Deepwell to enjoy and be inspired by their fun-filled and colorful take on classic midcentury modern design. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra's storied "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. $45 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Best of Mod With a TWIST
Best of Mod With a TWIST is a light-hearted but deep dive into some of the more obscure topics about the midcentury. $55 (75 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Interior)
BEATNIK
Hey all you hip cats and cool chicks! Come celebrate the ORIGINAL hipsters with PS UNDERGROUND’s brand-new dinner show called BEATNIK! $150 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Walking the Wells Take Two
Enjoy a guided walking tour while viewing interiors and exteriors of homes in historic Indian Wells. Lunch at Miramonte is included after the tour. $100 (3 hrs)
4 times from 08:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Indian Wells, Lunch, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns will present his popular slide lecture, Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Seventies Sackley - Encore
Join us for an architectural home tour in Indian Canyons to experience the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Seventies Sackley" by Grace Home Furnishings. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Sunburst Palms - Encore
Tour H3K’s latest renovation of a 1956 Lawrence Lapham property in iconic Deepwell to enjoy and be inspired by their fun-filled and colorful take on classic midcentury modern design. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Tour of Temple Isaiah: Comparing Past and Present
A guided tour of a stunning architectural masterpiece which contrast the E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Al Liberman Chapel and the 1980s west-facing addition by Architect David Christian. $40 (75 min.)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 01:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Presentation, Tour (Interior)
Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody
Join the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation for an informative lecture chronicling modernist architect William F. Cody’s significant contributions to Palm Springs’ built environment. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Best of Mod With a TWIST
Best of Mod With a TWIST is a light-hearted but deep dive into some of the more obscure topics about the midcentury. $55 (75 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale - Fall Edition
Join us for the best modernist design event of the Fall season! Beat the crowds and enjoy a festive wine reception and early-buying opportunity at the Modernism Show & Sale - Fall Edition. $75 ( 2 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
BEATNIK
Hey all you hip cats and cool chicks! Come celebrate the ORIGINAL hipsters with PS UNDERGROUND’s brand-new dinner show called BEATNIK! $150 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience the desert’s first Modernist neighborhood from the unique perspective of a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $32 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Curated Vintage Event
Retailers and private dealers from all over showcase their finest hard to find vintage apparel, textiles, jewelry, and accessories in one upscale venue. $15 First Dibs(9am-10am), $10 General Admission (10am-4pm)
2 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail, Self-guided
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Seventies Sackley - Encore
Join us for an architectural home tour in Indian Canyons to experience the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Seventies Sackley" by Grace Home Furnishings. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Sunburst Palms - Encore
Tour H3K’s latest renovation of a 1956 Lawrence Lapham property in iconic Deepwell to enjoy and be inspired by their fun-filled and colorful take on classic midcentury modern design. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Casual Concours XII, Great Autos
Casual Concours XII an annual gathering of significant post-war automobiles, with over 150 museum-quality cars on display. If you're a fan of gasoline, glamour & design, this is for you! $20 (10am - 2:30pm)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Cathedral City, Exhibition, Vintage Cars
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale - Fall Edition
The 7th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale features 50 premier national exhibitors offering items represented from all design movements of the 20th century and introduces 21st century designs. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962. $65 (30 min)
10 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Opening Reception for the Season at the Historical Society of Palm Desert
All are welcome to attend the Opening Reception for the season for the Historical Society of Palm Desert at the vintage Firehouse. Free (2 hrs)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Free, Reception
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
Tiki Luau
Join the Hawaiian-themed fun at a festive tropical catered luau at the Tiki Hotel, the perfect experience to remember an era gone by and revived right here in Palm Springs! $80 (2 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Vintage Trailers
A Mod Evening at Miralon
A ‘Mod Evening at Miralon’ featuring music, martinis and the ultimate Palm Springs vibe! $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Best of Mod With a TWIST
Best of Mod With a TWIST is a light-hearted but deep dive into some of the more obscure topics about the midcentury. $55 (75 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Shag’s October Modernism Print Release Party for “The Uphill Climb”
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music and other fun surprises at the unveiling of Shag’s newest print at the SHAG store in the Uptown Design District. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Print Signing, Free
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
Modernism Yard Sale
Brought to you by Modern Bear, and hosted by H3K Home, this annual sale has become one of Modernism Week’s most popular FREE events! (4 hrs)
1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Retail
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience the desert’s first Modernist neighborhood from the unique perspective of a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $32 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Marvels of Modernism Masters - Visionary Architects Shine
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Seventies Sackley - Encore
Join us for an architectural home tour in Indian Canyons to experience the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Seventies Sackley" by Grace Home Furnishings. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Sunburst Palms - Encore
Tour H3K’s latest renovation of a 1956 Lawrence Lapham property in iconic Deepwell to enjoy and be inspired by their fun-filled and colorful take on classic midcentury modern design. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Cul de Sac A-Go-Go!
A time capsule midcentury extravaganza unlike anything you’re experienced before with homes on tour, classic cars, music, dancers, and high fashion that take you back to the late 1960s! $75 (1 hr)
6 times from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, DJ, Fashion Show, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Vintage Cars
It’s a MOD, MOD, MOD, MOD World - Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt
Midcentury modern car rally and scavenger hunt followed by a lunch party and cocktails. $100 (3 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Lunch, Self-guided
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale - Fall Edition
The 7th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale features 50 premier national exhibitors offering items represented from all design movements of the 20th century and introduces 21st century designs. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
“The Desert Modernists” Screening and Talk with Alan Hess
Enjoy a screening and talk about “The Desert Modernists: the Architects who envisioned midcentury design in Palm Springs” with architect and author Alan Hess. $20 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Talk
Best of Mod With a TWIST
Best of Mod With a TWIST is a light-hearted but deep dive into some of the more obscure topics about the midcentury. $55 (75 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Interior)
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Oct 14, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021
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