Check out the latest round-up of new events just listed on the Fall Preview schedule. Snag your tickets now!
Good news procrastinators! Modernism Week has added one last round of new events to the Fall Preview schedule. Read on to see what you definitely don’t want to miss!
Cocktails at the West Elm House
Discover design inspiration at The West Elm House, an iconic 1950s by Palmer & Krisel. Enjoy signature cocktails, retro appetizers, swanky tunes, and more on Thursday, October 19. Tickets available here.
Charles Phoenix: Addicted to America
Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix returns to Modernism Week with his unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for oddball details to present a riveting, colorful presentation of his very best retro road trip discoveries. Don’t miss this mid-century mash-up in its full Kodachrome glory on Friday, October 20 from 3pm to 5pm. Tickets available here.
West Elm House Tours
The West Elm House was first unveiled in February 2017 during Modernism Week. Created as an idea house to inspire and guide architecture + design enthusiasts, the 1950s Palmer & Krisel home showcases the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Tickets available for tours on October 20, October 21, and October 22.
Open House: Architect Walter White’s Miles C. Bates House
With it’s dramatic hyperbolic-paraboloid roof, the Miles C. Bates house designed by Walter White might be one of the architect’s most important works. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to peek inside this midcentury heritage home. Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 1pm to 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Moroccan Modern Sunset Cocktail Party
On Saturday, October 21, enjoy a relaxing sunset soiree at a spectacular 1975 home by architect Hal Lacy, recently renovated to modern luxury by Thomboy Properties. While the house is thoroughly modern, the architect created tremendous drama by adding magnificent touches that create a “Moroccan Modern” aesthetic. Tickets available here.
Friends of Palm Springs Mountain Dedication Ceremony and Champagne Brunch
Friends of Palm Springs has worked diligently over the past 14 plus years to preserve the entry way to Palm Springs as open space and this will be the first donation of 210 acres to the City, which will eventually become the Chino Canyon Natural Preserve. Celebrate this donation with the Mayor, council members, city staff and the citizens of Palm Springs who will directly benefit from the enjoyment of this area as open space. The dedication will be followed by a champagne brunch at “Desert House 1” located in the newly developed Desert Palisades area, just a short drive from the dedication location. Sunday, October 22 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Tickets available here for $50.
Landscapes for Leisure
The concept of outdoor living and landscape for leisure stems from the midcentury. Don’t miss this enlightening lecture by Palm Springs Preservation Foundation Board Member and landscape historian Steven Keylon. Sunday, October 22 from 1pm to 2pm. This event is free and open to the public but RSVP in advance here.