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February 2017
$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 16, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

12 Tour Times

February 16, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Icons of Fashion and Finance Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a taste of Palm Springs history and get to know the movers and shakers who shaped its growth and development. See why Palm Springs captured the imagination of desert modern architects who designed iconic midcentury structures for fashion and finance, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue store in the desert. See how midcentury design ... Read more...

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$35

Inns, Architecture, and Glamour Historical Walking Tour

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age along with today’s hottest celebrities have partied and vacationed in the inns of this historic neighborhood, from Joan Crawford and Clark Gable to Miley Cyrus and Queen Latifah. You will learn the history of the unique hotels and inns in Palm Springs as you visit some of our most charming ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 16, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$75

Chino Canyon Project Food and Wine Tasting with the World Wine Guys

February 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Experience the Chino Canyon Project with a tour and cooking demonstration with food and wine tastings specially prepared and paired by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, also known as the World Wine Guys. DeSimone and Jenssen are wine, spirits, food and travel writers, educators, television presenters and featured guests on The TODAY Show and The ... Read more...

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$150.00

Modernism Week Opening Night Party

February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
TheBank Palm Springs, 383 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for this chic, red carpet affair as we toast to the Opening Night of Modernism Week 2017, presented by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Channel your inner James Bond, Thomas Crown or Secret Agent for a night of high style and glamour a la "Diamonds are Forever." We'll craft the perfect heist ... Read more...

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Free

CAMP

February 17, 2017 - February 26, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

CAMP, the Community And Meeting Place, is more than the starting point to the Modernism Week experience. Located in downtown Palm Springs just next door to Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture & Design Center, CAMP is a place to attend exciting talks and presentations, take in free events and exhibits, relax between events and pick ... Read more...

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$75

Chino Canyon Project Food and Wine Tasting with the World Wine Guys

February 17, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Experience the Chino Canyon Project with a tour and cooking demonstration with food and wine tastings specially prepared and paired by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, also known as the World Wine Guys. DeSimone and Jenssen are wine, spirits, food and travel writers, educators, television presenters and featured guests on The TODAY Show and The ... Read more...

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