Tickets still available for these Modernism Week Fall Preview events
Fall is slowly heading towards Palm Springs, which means it’s almost time for the annual fall preview of Modernism Week.
The four-day event, which runs October 14-17, will showcase mid-century modern wonders, feature a number of presentations and plenty of shopping opportunities for guests to bring a bit of Palm Springs design into. their house.
The Fall Preview has something for everyone. From classic events like the bus tour to new conferences from renowned architects, you’ll discover hidden gems, travel through time, and find plenty of Instagram-worthy content.
Here are 10 must-see events that still have tickets available.
Mid-Century Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
If you’re having an upcoming mid-century themed party, you’re going to need a few drinks on the menu. Luckily, the mixologists at Mr. Lyons Steakhouse will make you a cocktail pro with every spin, shake and stir involved in this mixology class. Participants will learn the process of making iconic, high-quality handcrafted cocktails, and then try to prepare them themselves. The two-hour course includes three drinks.
Tickets: $ 62, available October 14 to 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/mixologie
Event registration information: M. Lyons, 233 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
To note: Vaccine proof or a negative 72-hour COVID-19 test may be required; guests must be 21 years of age or older
Screening and conference “The Desert Modernists” with Alan Hess
You might like Mid-Century Palm Springs design, but have you ever wondered how these structures are made? Discover the masters of mid-century architecture in “The Desert Modernists” video series presented by acclaimed architect and author Alan Hess. The series highlights notable architects William Cody, who designed the posh Del Marcos Hotel, and Albert Frey, who of local landmarks such as Palm Springs City Hall and the Valley Aerial Tram Station with John Porter Clark.
Tickets: $ 20, available for October 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/desert-modernists
Event registration location: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs
Top-tier architectural double-decker bus tour
It’s not Modernism Week without the double-decker bus tour. Guests will have over two hours to see municipal and commercial buildings and homes in notable neighborhoods in a whole new way – and from new heights. Some of the sights include Frey House II perched on the mountainside, William Krisel’s House of Tomorrow made up of four floating circular pavilions, singer Frank Sinatra’s former Twin Palms estate, and Palm Springs’ ‘holed’ town hall. .
Tickets: $ 110, available October 14 to 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/bus-tours
Event registration information: Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale Preview Night
The biggest party of the weekend is the festive opening night and early bird preview reception on October 15 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event includes a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres and gives collectors the chance to view thousands of designer items before the show opens on Saturday. The exhibition and sale will feature objects, furniture, works of art and textiles from the 20th and 21st centuries from more than 40 leading national and international decoration and art dealers.
Tickets: $ 75 in advance, $ 85 at the door, includes daily re-entry to the show and sale; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/preview-party (If you just want to catch the show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, these tickets cost $ 20 in advance or at the door and include back to school .)
Event registration location: 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs
To go back in time
The best of mod with a TWIST
Best of Mod With a TWIST is described as a “light but deep dive into some of the darkest mid-century topics”. You will be transported to an era obsessed with flying cars, futuristic design, Tiki culture and cowboy mayors. Attendees will have a visit to the Desert Star, and topics that will be featured include Water from Midcentury Man, Cowboys and Architects, Every Man a DaVinci, Tiki Mania, and Olivetti: A Revolutionary Mid-Century Brand.
Tickets: $ 55, available October 14 to 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/twist
Event registration location: 1611 S. Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs
To note: Proof of vaccine or negative 72-hour COVID-19 test will be required
See how contemporary furniture and vintage pieces blend naturally in this 1975 home by architect Stan Sackley. The home, recently reinvented by interior designers Michael Ostrow and Roger Stoker of Grace Home Furnishings, features a bold green and blue color scheme that will take you back to a groovy era. All you need to bring are your elephant paws, tie-dye shirts, and circular sunglasses.
Tickets: $ 35, available October 14 to 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/sackley
Event registration location: 2336 S. Caliente Drive, Palm Springs
Frey House II visit + Museum day pass
Hosted by the Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of Modernist architect Albert Frey. This unique property, which overlooks the foothills of Mount San Jacinto, offers plenty of opportunities for ‘gram fit’ photos. Participants also receive free entry to the Palm Springs Art Museum and Center for Architecture and Design with their ticket.
Tickets: $ 75, available October 14 to 17; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/frey-house
Event registration location: Palm Springs Museum of Art, 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs
To note: Each guest will be required to wear a mask, show proof of vaccination or a negative 72-hour COVID-19 test
Visit of the James Logan Abernathy residence
The James Logan Abernathy Residence will be the perfect backdrop for your next profile photo. The house was designed by mid-century architect William F. Cody for social millionaire James Logan Abernathy in 1962, and guests will feel like the town’s talking point once inside. Abernathy’s residence is filled with rare mid-century furniture and artwork by international designers, and the building itself has a unique ‘pinwheel’ shaped floor plan. In addition to great Instagram content, visitors will receive a copy of “Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody” by Catherine Cody, Jo Lauria and Don Choi.
Tickets: $ 65, available for October 16; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/abernathy
Event registration location: James Logan Abernathy Residence, 611 N. Phillips Road, Palm Springs
Something for everyone
Modernism garage sale
If you’re inspired and want to add a bit of Mid-Century design to your home, the Modernism Yard Sale could have just what you need. The annual free event features carefully selected vendors selling everything from furniture and collectibles to fashion items.
Tickets: Free entry, no ticket necessary for October 17
Event registration location: H3K Design Parking Lot, 501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
To note: Open from 8 a.m. to noon
Casual Concours XII Great Autos
Architectural wonders aren’t the only ones on display at the Fall Preview: Car enthusiasts can admire classic post-war automobiles in Cathedral City. The 12th annual event will feature over 150 foreign and domestic cars, with a focus on luxury cars from the 1950s to 1970s that are rarely seen today. This year’s theme is Motor City Glamor, which rings true to all the shiny, stylish and iconic cars that will be featured.
Tickets: $ 20, available for October 16; https://modtix.com/f/fp21/casual-concours
Event registration location: 28-555, boulevard Landau, city of the cathedral
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