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February 2017
$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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$225

Finishing Touches First Look: The Christopher Kennedy Compound

February 17, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

For the first time in its history, The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House will open its doors a night early, and everyone knows it is always a race to the finish! You will be the very first guests to go behind the gates at Villa Golightly. Only 50 tickets are being offered, making ... Read more...

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$75.00

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

February 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Celebrate the opening of the 17th Annual Modernism Show & Sale at the biggest party of Modernism Week. Join friends and fellow design enthusiasts at this high-spirited reception to get a sneak peak of the Modernism Show & Sale before it opens to the general public on Saturday. Be the first to see and shop ... Read more...

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$275 - $375

Red Carpet Gala: The Christopher Kennedy Compound

2 Event Times

February 18, 2017
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Be among the first to experience Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound as you join television stars and leaders of the international design and building community for an exclusive Red Carpet Gala. Presented by Chairish and Traditional Home magazine, the evening will include cocktails, tastings and live music as you mingle among the ... Read more...

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$75.00

9th Annual Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Home Tour

February 18, 2017 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vista del Monte School, 2744 N. Via Miraleste
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Racquet Club Estates 9th Annual Home Tour and Reception will showcase the midcentury modern beauty of six unique Alexander homes built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a midcentury modern fire station, located within Racquet Club Estates. There will also be a collection of classic cars parked at each home ... Read more...

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$50.00

Charles Phoenix: Fins, Flair & Futurism – Live Comedy Slide Show Performance

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, for a live comedy slide show performance celebrating space age automotive styling. Prepare for your national pride to swell as he takes us on the ultimate ride to the wondrous world of Detroit’s most extreme era. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for odd-ball detail, Charles ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$125.00

Tiki-A-Go-Go with The Hula Girls

February 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Hawaiian Estates, Corner of S. Palm Canyon and E. Twin Palms Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Groove to the beats of the ’60s at the third annual Royal Hawaiian Estates Tiki Party. This year’s theme “Tiki-A-Go-Go,” features Palm Springs own DJ Baz and live music from L.A.-based The Hula Girls who will team up to bring you Hulabilly and Exotica music to dance the night away. Wear your favorite Mod or ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG’s New Print Release Party with Martini Kings Playing Live!

February 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SHAG The Store, 725 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Please join SHAG The Store the 1st Saturday of Modernism Week as we unveil a new, limited edition Josh Agle (aka SHAG) hand-pulled serigraph print at our gallery in the Uptown Design District. This Print Release Party will feature live music by The Martini Kings and complimentary cocktails served inside the store. Join other Midcentury ... Read more...

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Free

New Century Modern

February 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boulevard Vintage and Contemporary Home Furnishings, 830 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“New Century Modern” is the term we at Blvd like to use when showcasing classic traditional Midcentury designers by adding a 21st Century flair. Come see how we transform the current “midcentury style” by adding an eclectic mix of new lighting, accessories and furnishings. Representatives from Arteriors Home and Artemide Lighting will be on hand ... Read more...

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$175

Palm Springs Modern Committee Annual Gala Benefit – 1964

February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The year is 1964 and the latest design by master architect William F. Cody is making its debut as the model home showcasing the spectacular topography of the celebrity enclave of Southridge. Formally known as the Goldberg Residence, the house is perfectly sited among the steep craggy rocks providing outstanding night time views of the ... Read more...

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$150

Starlight After Party: The Christopher Kennedy Compound

February 18, 2017 | 10:30 pm - February 19, 2017 | 12:30 am
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The Red Carpet Gala will be over, but the cool cats in Palm Springs will just be getting the party started. Come sip cocktails around the pool and take in the sultry sounds of jazz under the starry Palm Springs sky while enjoying a more intimate experience of this spectacular property. Mingle with the celebrity ... Read more...

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$50.00

Historic Sandcliff: Four Views

2 Tour Times

February 19, 2017
Sandcliff, 1828 S Barona Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Join fellow modernists as you travel through time from 1964 to the present while touring four homes in the Sandcliff complex, designated in February 2016 as a historic district by the City of Palm Springs. In early 1964, the idea of “owning your own apartment” was brand new and Sandcliff was Palm Springs’ introduction to ... Read more...

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$65

El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood Home Tour

February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood, Via Roberto Miguel at Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for our 6th annual home tour! El Rancho Vista Estates is a midcentury neighborhood developed by Roy Fey in 1959-1960, featuring 70 homes designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison, as well as another 20 ranch homes. The vast majority of homes have maintained their original state. Home interiors will be on display ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$100

‘Living the Modern’ Home Tour and Cocktail Reception

February 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy martinis, champagne, wine and appetizers as you tour a stunning modern contemporary residence, watch the sunset and support a great cause. This private residence in the famed Movie Colony, which has not been open to the public previously, blends fashion, art and the environment, and embodies the essence of our indoor/outdoor elegant, yet casual, ... Read more...

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$125.00

Martinis on the Mountain

February 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Step back in time with Martinis on the Mountain at the historic O’Donnell House, nestled high above Palm Springs with magnificent views of the valley below. Built in 1925 for oil tycoon Thomas O’Donnell and his wife, the home originally known as Ojo del Desierto (Eye of the Desert) was designed by architect and artist ... Read more...

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$125.00

Hotel Lautner – A Night for Preservation

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate, mix and mingle under the stars, while enjoying conversation, libations and appetizers, all for a great cause. See first-hand the award winning restored Hotel Lautner designed by legendary midcentury architect John Lautner and enjoy an evening in the Park and Ranch House that complete the Lautner compound. Learn about Save Iconic Architecture (SIA), ... Read more...

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Free

Contrast + Repetition: Opening Reception for Photography Exhibit

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Art Room, 68845 Perez Rd. Unit H
Cathedral City, CA 92234 United States

Contrast + Repetition showcases the black and white architectural photography of Annalisa Capurro aka Ms. Modernism. As an interior designer and an architectural historian with a specialization in midcentury, Annalisa's images are an exploration of her passion for architecture and particularly all things modern. Annalisa seeks out the fundamental principles of design in her reading ... Read more...

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$150

Night at the Frank Sinatra Estate

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate, 1145 East Via Colusa
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As the stories go, Frank Sinatra was the consummate Palm Springs host. When he resided at the Twin Palms estate, he was known to run a flag up between the two palms which gave his iconic home its name to let his neighbors know that his bar was open for Happy Hour. Modernism Week is ... Read more...

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$55.00

Architect William F. Cody—His Work and Life: Lecture & Reception

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Cody made his mark with elegant, timeless buildings that are considered masterpieces of desert modern architecture. Learn more about this modernist architect’s vast archive from Laura Sorvetti, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo which houses the Cody archive. Following her presentation we will ... Read more...

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$15 - $60

An Uncommon Vision: Alexander Girard and Herman Miller

February 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Trained as an architect, but proficient in all manner of activities, Alexander Girard was introduced to Herman Miller through Charles Eames and George Nelson, established the Herman Miller Textile Division in 1952, and served as its Director of Design until 1973. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in ... Read more...

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$125.00

Disney’s Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Walt Disney had a major influence in the popular culture of what, at the time, was considered 'modern.' Along with advocating for modern architecture and industrial design during the 1950s and '60s he also celebrated new technologies and innovative methods of transportation. Theme park designer Bill Butler hosts a discussion about the influences, artistry and ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$125.00

Martinis on the Mountain Too

February 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Step back in time with Martinis on the Mountain at the historic O’Donnell House, nestled high above Palm Springs with magnificent views of the valley below. Built in 1925 for oil tycoon Thomas O’Donnell and his wife, the home originally known as Ojo del Desierto (Eye of the Desert) was designed by architect and artist ... Read more...

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$18 - $75

West Coast Premier of Neutra Film, “Windshield: A Vanished Vision”

2 Event Types

February 21, 2017
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Barista Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the mid-1930s, a scion of one of New England’s oldest and wealthiest families, John Nicholas Brown, and his wife Anne boldly embrace modernism and select the young and ambitious Richard Neutra to build them a 14,510 square foot summer house on Fishers Island, NY that they name “Windshield.” Through an enormously detailed correspondence, patron ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$125

Smoke Tree Ranch Presents the Legacy of Paul W. Trousdale

February 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Author and historian Steven M. Price takes a look at the history and accomplishments of famed builder and developer Paul Whitney Trousdale. From his post-war housing developments, which created thousands of new Californian households, to his landmark retail and commercial innovations throughout the American West (including Hawaii), the Trousdale name became synonymous with ambition and ... Read more...

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$65.00

ModWest Dance Party

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Los Compadres Clubhouse, 1849 El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

It's MOD meets WEST when Charlie Faye and the Fayettes play their smart, '60s-inspired soul-pop sounds at the historic Los Compadres Riding Stables Clubhouse in Palm Springs. Texas-based front woman, Charlie Faye, with two back-up singers, play original music inspired by retro-soul-pop of the 1960s era. Musically, the songs of the band’s recently released (June ... Read more...

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$100 - $125

Signature Home Tour. Lance O’Donnell, AIA/Architect. Desert Modern Architecture

2 Event Times

February 22, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join architect Lance O'Donnell for a presentation and personal tour of four new homes designed by his firm o2 Architecture. Parlaying the strengths of the site, designing for sustainability and authenticity of materials are hallmarks of the four new Desert Modern homes. Lance will conduct the tour and discuss how the homes are designed for ... Read more...

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$90.00

Modern Garden Tour – Palm Springs

February 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Experience and embrace the modern aesthetic of drought tolerant and desert-friendly plants while touring several exquisitely designed private modern gardens located in Palm Springs, on our seventh annual Modern Garden Tour. Come discover a wide range of garden designs from minimal to lush, all using modern materials and plantings. At the conclusion of your self-drive ... Read more...

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$165.00

Celebrity Designers Home Tour and Reception

February 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy this unique opportunity to tour the private homes of three renowned celebrity interior designers and experience how they have defined their own living spaces. You will also have the chance to meet each designer personally at their home and enjoy a cocktail reception at the final residence where you will mingle with the designers, ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$45 - $150

Beyond “Poolside Gossip” with The High Life: Slim Aarons

February 23, 2017 | 4:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The iconic image of Slim Aaron's "Poolside Gossip" photograph comes to life once again with an onstage converation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, followed by the West Coast Theatrical Premier of the film The High Life: Slim Aarons. Nelda Linsk was a longtime friend of Silm Aarons and owner of the Richard Neutra designed ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$35.00

A Day in Old Pompeii

8 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Pompeii de Las Palmas, 231 W. Stevens Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

On tour for the second time, Pompeii de Las Palmas offers visitors an experience that might best be described as “other-worldly.” On May 1, 2015, this nine-unit Roman Revival-style condo complex became Palm Springs’ fourth Class-One Historic District. In 1964, America’s fascination with all things Italian was at its peak. From Fellini to Frank Sinatra, ... Read more...

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$65

Park Imperial South Homes Tour

2 Tour Times

One of two Palm Springs projects designed by noted Architect Barry Berkus, the thirty homes that comprise Park Imperial South have been carefully and methodically restored by the homeowners over the past decade in many exciting and unique ways. Many of the units on this year's tour feature original appliances along with a range of ... Read more...

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$18 - $60

U.S. Film Premier – Harry Seidler: Modernist

February 24, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present the first U.S. screening of the film “Harry Seidler: Modernist,” along with welcoming his wife, Penelope Seidler and the director, Daryl Dellora, who have traveled from Australia specifically to attend the U. S. Premier. This film, which received it's Australian Premier recently at the Sydney Opera House, is a ... Read more...

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$175.00

Retro Martini Party

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The one, the only, the original! The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation’s Retro Martini Party fundraiser has become one of the signature events of Modernism Week. This year’s special venue is the storied Kirk Douglas Residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Designed by famous modernist architect Donald Wexler and built by Robert Higgins in 1954, ... Read more...

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$85

Kai Wai Tiki Rum Party

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
O’Donnell Golf Club, 301 N Belardo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Aloha from SEAthletes! You’re invited to celebrate a night of Polynesian culture, so put on your best Hawaiian dress or your aloha shirt and join us under the stars for an island style party at the historical O’Donnell Golf Club. The Kai Wai Tiki Rum Party is the first Modernism Week event to ever be ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$250 - $1000

The 1931 Aluminaire House Fundraiser and Reception at the Siva House

February 25, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Siva House on Palisades Drive, 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Celebrate the arrival of the 1931 Aluminaire House to Palm Springs. Please join us for a very exclusive afternoon reception fundraiser at the iconic Siva House (Hugh M. Kaptur AIA, 1959). Located high above Palm Springs on Palisades Drive and very near Albert Frey’s own ‘Frey House II’, the stunning residence has been graciously offered ... Read more...

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$125

Pinball Fever

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Modernism Week and SHAG to experience (and play) on an incredible private collection of more than 700 beautifully restored, pristine vintage arcade and pinball machines at The Museum of Pinball. Hand-crafted cocktails, wine, gourmet hot dogs and more will be flowing at one of the greatest kept secrets of the midcentury ... Read more...

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$150.00

Vista Las Palmas Evening Home Tour and Cocktail Reception

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Isaiah Parking Lot, 332 West Alejo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

For the first time during Modernism Week, guests have the opportunity to tour a special selection of hand-picked homes after dark. Enjoy the stunning modern design elements, inside and out, which come alive with professionally designed lighting, creative furnishings and hip pool areas. The tour culminates with a VIP poolside cocktail reception complete with open ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$50

Charles Phoenix Cake & Cocktails at The Monkey Tree Hotel

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Monkey Tree Hotel, 2388 E. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Palm Springs Modern Committee presents an exclusive yellow and turquoise themed poolside party at the newly restored Monkey Tree Hotel, built in 1962. Charles Phoenix hosts, with Monkey Tree Hotel owners, Kathy and Gary Friedle, winners of the Palm Springs Modern Committee 2016 Commercial Restoration Award. The festive yellow and turquoise theme is inspired ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG’s Early Evening Architectural Themed Print Party!

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SHAG The Store, 725 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Please join SHAG The Store for a gallery opening with complimentary cocktails as we celebrate Modernism Week with host Josh Agle (aka SHAG) and live music by The Martini Kings. View an exciting selection of previously sold out and current architectural themed prints by SHAG. SHAG fans and Midcentury Modern aficionados alike will reminisce about ... Read more...

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$150

Cocktails at Tiffany’s

February 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Darling, you’re invited to step back in time to 1961 and channel your inner Audrey Hepburn for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired soiree hosted by Kelly Golightly, Fred Baby and friends at Villa Golightly, the site of Modernism Week’s #1 Must-See event, The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. Ladies, slip into your tiaras and ... Read more...

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