Today’s @ Modernism Week – Tuesday, Feb. 19

Altius Architecture, Modernism Week Prefab ShowcaseIt’s officially mid-week, but Modernism Week shows no signs of slowing down.  Once you’ve had breakfast and nursed yourself back to full energy, be sure to check out the day’s full array of lectures, exhibitions, showcases, and more.

LECTURES
Just a reminder that tickets are still available for lectures and films.  Buy them at the Hospitality Desk at the Hilton Hotel or at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.

FILMS
Tickets to films can be bought at the door at the Anneberg Theater at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.

COCKTAIL PARTIES

  • Poolside Reception at the Viceroy Hotel – 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 320-4117.  Buy your tickets at the door.  The $20 ticket includes two glasses of wine and assorted canapes.

SHOWCASES & EXHIBITIONS

  • Welcome Aboard – Check out the preview here.  Tickets available at the door for $10.  California Poppy Room, The Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Prefab Showcase – Our much-lauded prefab pop-up village, just featured on the local news.  Tickets are only $5 through Thursday.
  • Marrakesh Designer Showcase – Tours leave on the half hour.  Book now.

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Photo via Secret Agent PR, Fashion Flood.

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Today’s Films and Lectures: Monday, Feb.18

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Happy Monday!  You’re not at work!  Feeling up to a film or lecture after a crazy weekend of parties and tours?  Tickets are still available for purchase at the Hospitality Desk or at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Museum.

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PS Mod Squad Winner Announced: David John

857325_10151485398254669_386868567_oHuge thanks to all of the amazing bloggers who have been intrepidly instagramming their adventures in Palm Springs this first weekend of Modernism Week.  Check out all their photos by searching #psmodsquad on instagram to see what they’ve been seeing.  We reviewed all the photos and based on our highly scientific formula of most liked photo to number of total followers, we’ve identified a winner!

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Today’s Films and Lectures and Showcases – Sunday, Feb. 17

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Happy Sunday, Palm Springs Modernism Week guests!  In the line up today, we have the following lectures and films.  Tickets are still available for purchase at the Hospitality Desk at The Hilton Hotel and at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.  Here’s what you have to look forward to today, Sunday, Feb. 17.

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Today’s Films and Lectures – Saturday, Feb. 16

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Good morning, Palm Springs Modernism Week guests!  What are you planning to do today?  Want to catch a lecture or a film?  Good news.  Tickets for lectures and films are still available at the Hospitality Desk at the Hilton Hotel, and at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  All tickets cost $10/person.  Here’s a handy round-up of what’s happening today, Saturday, Feb. 16.

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Today at Modernism Week – Friday, Feb 15th

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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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Available Tickets – Lectures, Films, Tours and More

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Palm Springs Modernism Week officially began at 4pm with much fanfare and many a cocktail.  As guests check in to their hotel, ready their outfits, and prepare to explore the wondrous modernist fair that is Modernism Week, we wanted to let you all know that there is still time to get tickets to some pretty fantastic films, lectures, and tours.  Especially if you’re going to be here mid-week.  Here’s a rundown of events that still have tickets available for purchase.

Buy tickets for lectures and films at the Hospitality Desk at The Hilton Hotel or at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Buy tickets for other events online, using the links provided.

We hope you’ve arrived safely and are ready to have some serious fun this week.

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Prefab Preview: miniHome by Altius Architecture

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Few homes leave a physical and carbon footprint as small as the miniHome by Altius Architecture – and this week, Palm Springs Modernism Week guests can tour the energy efficient, modern prefab home during the exciting new Prefab Showcase.

Designed by Altius Architecture and built by HMK Prefab Homes, the miniHome represents the best in modern design and energy efficiency. Design details – such as a structural steel chassis and floor assembly, green materials, reflective thermal barrier, cedar siding, energy efficient windows and cork flooring – have resulted in a reduced environmental footprint, as well as lowered operational and maintenance costs. Like its name, the urban dwelling is a lean, green, eco-friendly machine, incorporating a surprising amount of sustainable technology into a compact (and comfortably livable) space. Continue reading

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Preview: Lectures, Live Music and More @ the Modern Living Expo and Prefab Showcase

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This year, your $10 ticket at the door buys you entrance into a whole world of modernist fun at the Prefab Showcase and Modern Living Expo.  Here’s a quick rundown of some of the programming that’s in store!

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Flash Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tix to Sunnylands!

Photograph by Mark Davidson; copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Photograph by Mark Davidson; copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Here’s a last minute chance to win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Sunnylands Tour on February 15th at 11:45am – thanks to a gracious donation by Brad Kuhns. All you have to do is leave a comment either here on the blog, or on the post announcing this contest on our Facebook page. Simply let us know what you’re most excited about at Palm Springs Modernism Week this year. You have until this Wednesday, February 13th at 12 noon (pacific time) to enter, and TWO winners will be chosen (each winning a pair of tickets).

Please make sure you can attend this Friday at 11:45am before you enter. Good luck!

Sunnylands Tours – Designed by A. Quincy Jones in the mid 60s for Walter and Leonore Annenberg, Sunnylands is arguably one of the only purely modernist estates in the United States. Many key figures of the 20th century enjoyed relaxing as guests at Sunnylands. The list includes seven U.S. presidents, the British royal family, and Hollywood icons like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, and many others.

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