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Today at Modernism Week – Friday, Feb 15th

PS Modernism Week Opening Party

It’s Friday, the sun is a lot, and the weather is warm.  Welcome to Palm Springs everyone!  While tickets are all sold out for the architectural bus tours and many of the home tours and parties, please know that there are still LOTS of events that have available tickets and/or are open to the public.  Here’s a list of what you could see today, Friday, Feb. 15th.

  • Prefab Showcase
    Prairie Schooner Parking Lot behind The Hilton Hotel – 10am to 5pm
    Check out this state-of-the-art pop-up prefab village, replete with food trucks and live music.
    BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR ($10).  Gets you into both Prefab Showcase and Modern Living Expo.
  • Modern Living Expo
    Prairie Schooner Parking Lot behind The Hilton Hotel – 10am to 5pm
    The best in modern lifestyle accessories, furniture, and more.
    BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR ($10).  Gets you into both Prefab Showcase and Modern Living Expo.
  • A. Quincy Jones Star Dedication
    300 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264 – 2pm -3:30pm
    Join officials, architecture aficionados, and fans as they pay tribute to architect A. Quincy Jones as a star is added to the sidewalk in his name.  Sneak peek at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edward Harris Pavilion and reception at the Palm Springs Historical Society following the dedication.
    FREE EVENT
  • Marrakesh Designer Showcase
    The Gardens on El Paseo, 73-545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260 – 12;30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
    Tour the Coachella Valley’s first-ever designer showcase.  See why it’s called the Jewel of the Desert.  Problems booking?  .
    Book your ticket here.  Park at El Paseo, entering off of Larkspur Lane, and take the complimentary shuttle to the Marrakesh Country Club.
  • Stamberg Aferiat Book Signing
    The Saguaro Hotel @ Tinto Restaurant – 5pm to 7pm
    Meet the architects behind this brightly-hued boutique hotel and pick up a signed copy of their new Rizzoli book.
    FREE EVENT
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Preview: The Silver Factory

PSMW The Silver Factory

“ I have Social Disease, I have to go out every night! …If I stay home I start spreading rumors to my dogs.”  – Andy Warhol

Treat your “social disease” with style, and join the Palm Springs Modern Committee for a star-studded night of glitz, glamour, period costumes and more.

This year, the annual benefit gala, The Silver Factory, is a tribute to the  decadence and creative expression of the Andy Warhol era. Just as Warhol’s artistic abode became the avantgarde  headquarters of New York’s most infamous fetes, Modernism Week guests will be invited to celebrate modernist design at the historic Michael H. Lord Gallery in Palm Springs.

Unleash your inner Edie, Holly, or other Warhol Superstar, and reserve your spot at The Silver Factory today!

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The Silver Factory
Saturday, Feb. 16 – 8pm to 11pm
1090 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tickets cost $125 – Buy them HERE.

Photo by Steve Schapiro

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Shaken or Stirred? The Cocktail Party Round-Up

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Cocktail parties were an integral part of mid-century culture.  As such, Palm Springs Modernism Week feels that it is our responsibility to provide as many opportunities as possible for visitors to experience this important cultural phenomenon, which of course continues to be an cornerstone of Palm Springs culture today.  (That’s our way of saying: you don’t want to miss these!) Continue reading

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Preview: Inside the “Jewel of the Desert” Marrakesh Designer Showcase

 

Marrakesh Rendering

Don’t miss the Marrakesh Designer Showcase, the Coachella Valley’s first  interior design showcase.  Once dubbed the “Jewel of the Nile,” the Marrakesh Country Club will be opening up its grounds to the public to give us all a glimpse of the glamor and glitz of yore.  A veritable who’s who of designers have been tasked with creating five gorgeously appointed homes in the Hollywood Regency style of the architect, John Elgin Woolf.  No photos are available just yet so you’ll have to come and see for yourself just what exactly lies behind those pink walls.

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The Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Modernism Week 2013

TheGuide_LogoModernism Week features eleven days and ten nights of cocktail parties, exhibitions, lectures, films, expos, home tours, and much more.  In other words, there is a lot to see.  Lest our guests get lost at this veritable Woodstock-in-the-Desert for fans of modernist design, we’ve created The Guide, a handy dandy outline of events with links to where to buy tickets.

Basically, The Guide is meant to help guests who have already purchased tickets figure out what else they might want to see while in Palm Springs, and give guests without tickets a chance to see what they still have time to sign up for!  While many of the popular events have already sold out, there are tons of lectures, design showcases and expos, and gallery receptions that have available spots.

Modernism Week Home Tour OneWe’ll continue to update The Guide as new events are added.  Look for an updated round-up of cocktail parties in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

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Modernism Week 2013 Kicks Off With a Soiree Chez Sinatra

Frank Sinatra House, Modernism Week, Opening Night Party

Modernism Week typically kicks off with fanfare and flourish, and this year is no exception.  The eleven-day celebration opens with a timeless soiree at the famed Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate on Valentines Night.  And frankly (pun intended!), for fans of midcentury design and culture, there is absolutely no better way to spend the most romantic night of the year than walking in the footsteps of inimitable Old Blue Eyes, himself. Continue reading

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