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Modernism Week — October

Oct 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM to Oct 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Palm Springs, CA
Event Schedule / Activities
Thu, Oct 13, 2022
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus.

$150 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Inns, Architecture and Glamour
See the vintage hotels that still provide the “Rich and Famous” with seclusion and relaxation. Stroll among these charming and beautiful boutique inns as you hear fascinating tales.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Ushering in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
House of Tomorrow Home Tour
Experience the newly renovated Alexander Estate, known as the House of Tomorrow, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967.

$65 (30 min), $125

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Hi-Sun
Welcome to a tour of the latest Featured Home by H3K Home + Design, a 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in the Palm Springs' beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$120 (2.5 hrs)

3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012.

$75 (1.5 hrs)

18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra's storied "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947.

$45 (30 min)

10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

Tour $75 (30 min)
Twilight Tour & Reception $125 (1 hr)

13 times from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.

$50 (75 min)

2 times from 10:00 AM to 02:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Presentation, Tour (Interior)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $75 (2 hour class)

Two classes: 11-1 p.m & 2-4 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
VIP Weekend Hosted by Charles Phoenix at Azure Sky Hotel
Retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix hosts a VIP 3 night/4-day weekend at the deluxe Azure Sky Hotel. Hotel, cocktail parties, dinner, evening with the fabulous Lynda Kay and more included.
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: *VIP Package, Cocktail Party, Dinner, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Outdoors, Reception, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library. Free (4 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Catch the Wave Cocktail Party at Historic Miles C. Bates “Wave” House
Catch the Wave Cocktail Party at historic Miles C. Bates “Wave” House. Enjoy an architecture talk by Christian Stayner and entertainment by The Joslyn Strummers ukulele band & DJ Modgirl.

$150 (2 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
STARSTRUCK
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical dinner event that pays tribute to the glamorous, star-studded history of Palm Springs as you dine on a four-course menu that includes free flowing cocktails.

$165 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Fri, Oct 14, 2022
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus.

$150 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Ushering in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
House of Tomorrow Home Tour
Experience the newly renovated Alexander Estate, known as the House of Tomorrow, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967.

$65 (30 min), $125

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns will present his popular slide lecture, Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs.

Free (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Hi-Sun
Welcome to a tour of the latest Featured Home by H3K Home + Design, a 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in the Palm Springs' beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012.

$75 (1.5 hrs)

18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
A Centennial Celebration for the Cavanagh Adobe, 1922
Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the historic Cavanagh Adobe in Indian Wells during this 3-part event including a tour and lunch at Don Diego's.

Presentation, tour and lunch $100 (4 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Indian Wells, Dedication, Lunch, Presentation, Self-driving Tour, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), AIA Continuing Education
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the works of ten talented modernists whose careers in the city’s midcentury heyday left a legacy that’s now famous worldwide.

$130 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

Tour $75 (30 min)
Twilight Tour & Reception $125 (1 hr)

13 times from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.

$50 (75 min)

2 times from 10:00 AM to 02:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Presentation, Tour (Interior)
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$50 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Albert Frey: Innovative Thinker of the Modern Movement
Brad Dunning, curator of the upcoming 2024 Frey exhibition, will present Albert Frey: Innovative Thinker of the Modern Movement, a sneak preview of his research and findings.

Free (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $75 (2 hour class)

Two classes: 11-1 p.m & 2-4 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$120 (2.5 hrs)

2 times from 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Bella da Ball's Celebrity Homes Bus Tour
Bella da Ball, Palm Springs’ own drag emcee, guides this special sunset tour of Palm Springs celebrity haunts, clubs and homes.

$70 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
A Mod Evening at Miralon
Experience a nod to mod while enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment from The Martini Kings. Mingle with friends and make new ones at the desert's exciting new home community.

$40 (3 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Culinary Demonstration, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Outdoors, Self-guided
Hollywood At Home in Palm Springs
A magical journey to the storied histories of Palm Springs and Hollywood and how their destinies followed a similar path.

$20 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Palm Springs Historical Society
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library. Free (4 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (70 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show
Join us for the best modernist design event of the Fall season! Beat the crowds and enjoy a festive wine reception and early-buying opportunity at the Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show.

$85 (2 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Cocktail Party
STARSTRUCK
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical dinner event that pays tribute to the glamorous, star-studded history of Palm Springs as you dine on a four-course menu that includes free flowing cocktails.

$165 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sat, Oct 15, 2022
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus.

$150 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Ushering in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Sold Out
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Curated Vintage Event
Retailers and private dealers from all over showcase their finest hard to find vintage apparel, textiles, jewelry, and accessories in one upscale venue.

$20 First Dibs (9am-10am), $10 General Admission (10am-4pm)

2 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail, Self-guided
Hot Purple Energy Architectural Bike Ride
Bike ride excursion highlighting architecturally significant homes in Palm Springs neighborhoods!

Free, ticketed event (1 hr)

2 times from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Category: Free, Outdoors, Self-guided, Tour (Bike), Tour (Exterior)
House of Tomorrow Home Tour
Experience the newly renovated Alexander Estate, known as the House of Tomorrow, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967.

$65 (30 min), $125

15 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Hi-Sun
Welcome to a tour of the latest Featured Home by H3K Home + Design, a 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in the Palm Springs' beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$120 (2.5 hrs)

3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012.

$75 (1.5 hrs)

18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
An exclusive, behind-the-scenes, guided VIP tour, panel conversation and seated lunch at the world-class Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open.

$220 (4 hrs)

2 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Indian Wells, Lunch, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Casual Concours, The Desert’s Most Fabulous Midcentury Car Show: Disco Inferno
Casual Concours' annual gathering of significant post-war automobiles, with over 200 museum-quality cars on display.

$25 (10am – 3pm)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Cathedral City, Exhibition, Outdoors, Vintage Cars
First Light – Then Shadow
Architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, explores the relationship between our abstract perception of color in art and architecture and our experience of being in the natural landscape.
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

Tour $75 (30 min)
Twilight Tour & Reception $125 (1 hr)

13 times from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show
The 8th annual Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show features 45 premier national exhibitors offering items represented from all design movements of the 20th century and introduces 21st century designs.

$25, Saturday and Sunday

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
The Chambers Residence: An Architect’s Home
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the Robson & Helen Chambers Residence (1946) a sublime early example of residential modernist design.

$45 (30 min)

8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Welcome to the MODERN Neighborhood Home Tour
A self-guided tour of six midcentury modern homes in neighborhoods throughout the city featuring unique interiors, modern architectural lines with sparkling pools and desert landscape.

$65 (3 hrs)

3 times from 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-driving Tour, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $75 (2 hour class)

Two classes: 11-1 p.m & 2-4 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
"The Alexanders" Book Signing with Author James Harlan
James Harlan, author of The Alexanders, will give a talk about the famous Palm Springs developers and will sign copies of his book.

Free (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Free, Presentation
Atomic Ranch + H3K: A Du Bois Talk & Tour
Spend an afternoon with Atomic Ranch and get a personal tour of a 1963 Vista Las Palmas home designed by Charles Du Bois, built by Alexander Construction, and recently renovated by H3K Home + Design.

$55 (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Bella da Ball's Celebrity Homes Bus Tour
Bella da Ball, Palm Springs’ own drag emcee, guides this special sunset tour of Palm Springs celebrity haunts, clubs and homes.

$70 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library. Free (4 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (70 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
First Light — Then Shadow Art Opening
Season opening reception at Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery featuring artworks by Leo Marmol with Q&A and remarks by Dr. Steve Nash.

Free, Saturday, October 15 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Reception, Exhibition, Free
Midcentury Mai Tai Domination Cocktail Party
Mai Tai Domination. Top Tiki bars in Palm Springs will face off to see who serves the best Mai Tai. Our tropical drink loving guests will determine the champion.

$125 (2 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Film, Hors d'oeuvres
Shag’s October Modernism Print Release Party
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music and other fun surprises at the unveiling of Shag’s newest print at the SHAG store in the Uptown Design District.

Free, no ticket required. (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Print Signing, Free
The House of Tomorrow Cocktail Party
Enjoy a cocktail at one of the most legendary locations in the valley, The House of Tomorrow.

$125 (2 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party
STARSTRUCK
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical dinner event that pays tribute to the glamorous, star-studded history of Palm Springs as you dine on a four-course menu that includes free flowing cocktails.

$165 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sun, Oct 16, 2022
Modernism Yard Sale
Brought to you by Chris Bale Homes, and hosted by H3K Home+Design, this annual sale has become one of Modernism Week’s most popular FREE events!

Free, no ticket required (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM )

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Retail
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus.

$150 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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Golden Era Hollywood Homes
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Ushering in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
House of Tomorrow Home Tour
Experience the newly renovated Alexander Estate, known as the House of Tomorrow, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967.

$65 (30 min), $125

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Hi-Sun
Welcome to a tour of the latest Featured Home by H3K Home + Design, a 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in the Palm Springs' beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$120 (2.5 hrs)

3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012.

$75 (1.5 hrs)

18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
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Cul de Sac A-Go-Go!
Cul de Sac A-Go-Go, the groundbreaking, midcentury immersive time capsule extravaganza with homes on tour, classic cars, music, dancers, and high fashion—take a fun trip back to the late 1960s!

$95 (1 hr)

5 times from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, DJ, Outdoors, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Vintage Cars
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the works of ten talented modernists whose careers in the city’s midcentury heyday left a legacy that’s now famous worldwide.

$130 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

Tour $75 (30 min)
Twilight Tour & Reception $125 (1 hr)

13 times from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show
The 8th annual Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show features 45 premier national exhibitors offering items represented from all design movements of the 20th century and introduces 21st century designs.

$25, Saturday and Sunday

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
Sustainable Homes Tour
Tour some of the High Desert's most sustainable homes. Learn about homes that not only generate their own power, but are doing it in style.

$45 (5 hrs)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @High Desert, Kid-Friendly Activity, Outdoors, Self-driving Tour, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), AIA Continuing Education
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $75 (2 hour class)

Two classes: 11-1 p.m & 2-4 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
STARSTRUCK
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical dinner event that pays tribute to the glamorous, star-studded history of Palm Springs as you dine on a four-course menu that includes free flowing cocktails.

$165 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
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