There are plenty of reasons to be merry, but we’re especially jolly about all of the new events added this month!
Christmas is next week! If you’re still scrambling for creative gift ideas, look no further. Check out our round up of events to fill every modernist’s stocking! You can also head to modernismweek.com for the full schedule. Happy Holidays!
Palm Springs is the mecca of midcentury modern architecture. A historic home might not fit in a stocking, but tickets to tours of the Walker Guest House Replica, Frey House II, 1925 Thomas O’Donnell House, Abernathy Residence, Kirk Douglas’ home, Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, or the Forgotten Frey sure will! Design professionals can also earn CEU credits during the Learning Lab seminars and tour.
The Thoughtful Thinker
Knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving. Insightful conversations with 2019 keynote speaker Moshe Safdie, CC, FAIA, cultural archeologist Martin McGee, historian Alan Hess, KCRW’s Frances Anderton, author Adele Cygelman, Charles Phoenix, and other thought leaders will be sure to whet an academic appetite.
Modernist film enthusiasts, don’t miss the world premiere of this Neutra documentary. Meet director Leo Zahn after a screening of “Sinatra in Palm Springs.” Get your fix of midcentury architecture with the ADAFF Film Series. Relive the glory days of Old Hollywood with Gregory Peck and Rock Hudson.
The Green Thumb
In Palm Springs, landscaping is an art form. From the glamorous gardens of Tommy Tomson and the legacy of Dan Kiley, to personal landscape design consultations and a Modern Garden Tour, elevate your gift-giving game by indulging your favorite gardener with some serious gardenlust.
The Snap Happy
Make your Instagram feed the envy of every modernist. There’s plenty to photograph at the Axiom Desert House, Desert Eichler, Green Gables, La Vie en Rose, Sackley Shagadelic, The Christopher Kennedy Show House, The Mesa, West Elm House, or Signature Home Tour. Head to The Saguaro for a colorful workshop with Eric Trine and rack up those Insta-likes!
The Social Butterfly
We love any excuse to deck out in midcentury finery! Get groovy at the Opening Night Party, sip Martinis on the Mountain (with the Mizell Senior Center) or Cocktails at the House of Grace (with Grace Home Furnishings & Traditional Home), join the PS Modern Committee at their annual gala, rub shoulders with SHAG, catch the cool cats on the Red Carpet or Starlight After Party, hang out at a Mid Mod Cocktail Party, or spend Saturday Night at the Sinatra Estate.