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Modernism Week 2023

Feb 16, 2023 to Feb 26, 2023
Event Summary

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Event Schedule / Activities
Thu, Feb 16, 2023
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

8 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Sold Out
CAMP Opening Day Ribbon Cutting and Celebration
Join us at the FREE Grand Opening Celebration at CAMP in the Hyatt Hotel, Palm Springs. Official ribbon cutting, entertainment curated by Jazzville and giveaways will be featured throughout the day.

Free.

Ribbon Cutting is 10:00 a.m.

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Dedication, DJ, Exhibition, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity, Live Music Performance, Presentation, Reception, *Newly Added
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

14 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 of history.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Building Identity: Modern Architectural Heritage of the Emirates
Free exhibition of photography bringing new focus to the United Arab Emirate's modern architectural heritage.

Free, no ticket required.

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, *Newly Added
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Twilight Illumination Ceremony Tour
Join us for this special edition of the Twilight Tour. This tour will include a stop at the Palm Springs Visitor Center for the Lighting Ceremony by Mayor Garner.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), *Newly Added
VIP Opening Weekend Hosted by Charles Phoenix at Azure Sky Hotel
Retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix hosts the ultimate 4-night/5-day experience. Stay at Azure Sky Hotel, get on his sold-out bus tour, be at his hilarious slide-show and the best parties!
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Lodging, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception, Tour (Bus)
Festive Celebration of Permanent Nighttime Lighting of Palm Springs Visitor Center
Join PS ModCom, Mayor Garner and Modernism Week to celebrate the new permanent nighttime lighting of Albert Frey’s modern sculptural masterpiece.

Free, no ticket required. (1 hr) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dedication, Free, Outdoors, *Newly Added
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
Modernism Week Opening Night Party - Studio 74
A legendary nightclub atmosphere during a seventies disco explosion with a spectacular band, flowing libations and all-night dining and dancing. Velvet ropes and celebrity sightings are guaranteed.

$250 (3 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Fri, Feb 17, 2023
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

8 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Sold Out
Ukulele Love – Royal Hawaiian Estates Neighborhood Home Tour
Come tour the iconic homes of this desert-tropical community! Built in 1961 by Wexler-Harrison, the newly restored Royal Hawaiian Estates embodies a perfect mix of beatnik modernism and tiki charm.

$100 (3 hrs) — 8 homes on this tour

2 times from 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde
Joseph Giovannini coined the term Deconstructivism in the 1980s to describe the explosively complex buildings by such architecture "disruptors" as Gehry, Hadid, Eisenman, Koolhaas and Libeskind.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Walking The Wells
Enjoy a guided, gentle walking tour of historic Indian Wells neighborhoods.

$40 (1¾ hrs)

3 times from 09:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Category: @Indian Wells, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Tour (Walking), Outdoors
Sold Out
William Charles Tanner, the Man Who Designed Palm Springs in the 1920s
An entertaining and informative talk on William Charles Tanner.

Free, ticket requried (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Free, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added, Spanish Colonial Revival
Sold Out
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Park Imperial North designed by Barry Berkus in 1961, Modernism at its Best
Park Imperial North Community Association is a community of 51 modernist condominiums designed by celebrated architect, Barry Berkus and developed by noted Palm Springs developer, Jack Meiselman.

$60 (1 hr) — 6 homes on this tour

4 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sandpiper - A Midcentury Marvel Neighborhood Home Tour
Tour the homes of Sandpiper, one of William Krisel's masterpieces. Considered one of the best remaining examples of a concentration of Desert Modernism in the Coachella Valley.

$75 (1 hr) — 6 homes on this tour

4 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$60 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Building Identity: Modern Architectural Heritage of the Emirates
Free exhibition of photography bringing new focus to the United Arab Emirate's modern architectural heritage.

Free, no ticket required.

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, *Newly Added
Hollywood Cool - The John R. Hamilton Lost Photography Archive Exposed
The John R. Hamilton Lost Archive of rarely or never-seen photographs is one of the greatest collections of Hollywood photography - 100,000 photos of the most iconic celebrities from the 1940s to 1990s.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Restoring Midcentury Modern: An Architect and Builder’s Perspective
An architect and builder share their experience renovating midcentury houses, including ones by Walter Gropius and Philip Johnson, to address thermal comfort, energy performance and durability.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Sinatra’s "Villa Maggio" Pinyon Crest, Palm Desert - From Here to Eternity - Tour & Cocktail Reception
An exclusive opportunity to tour of Frank Sinatra’s "Villa Maggio", never previously open to the public. Tour the main & guest house, reception with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres will be served poolside.

$250 (3 hrs)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Vintage Cars
Sold Out
The Myth of Midcentury Modernism
Why the obsession with Midcentury Modernism? Is this 20th century design movement just another passing style? Let’s not embalm Midcentury Modernism. Instead, honor the past and move forward.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
The Paul R. Williams Family Home Restored by Escher GuneWardena
Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, principals of the eponymous Los Angeles architectural firm, will present a lecture on their restoration of the 1952 family home of architect Paul R. Williams, FAIA.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
'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
Chicago Modernist Houses 1929-1975
Modernist houses in the Chicago area defined Midwestern Modern. Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan Benjamin present the most influential examples in this survey of classic 20th century Chicago area houses.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
FILM: “Designed by Women: Marguerita Mergentime” American Textile Designer & "New England Modern" Sneak Preview!
Innovative, passionate, and clever, Marguerita Mergentime is credited with bringing bold patterns to 1930s American interiors. Jake Gorst premiers his new film & a sneak peek of New England Modern.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Film, *Newly Added
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.

$75 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Sandpiper – Midcentury Marvel Neighborhood Home Tour & Cocktail Party
Tour the iconic homes of the elegant Sandpiper community while sipping cocktails and munching on hors d' oeuvres as DJ Mod Girl takes you on a musical journey through the sounds of yesteryear.

$100 (2 hrs) — 5 homes on this tour

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Shag House Exclusive First Look
Get the exclusive first look and meet Shag while you enjoy a stylish poolside reception at the Shag House with delightful hors d'oeuvres and handcrafted cocktails.

$200 (2 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Royal Hawaiian Estates presents “Po’alima Pau Hana Luau” or Friday Happy Hour Luau!
Join the Royal Hawaiian Estates as they present “Po’alima Pau Hana Luau” or Friday Happy Hour Luau!!

$135 (2.5 hrs) — includes tour of 3-4 tiki inspired homes

1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
FILM: Matt Tyrnauer's Documentary, STUDIO 54, Takes On the Rise, Fall, and Last Days of Disco
Director Matt Tyrnauer presents this one-of-a-kind story using never-before-seen footage, period music, commentary by Ian Schrager, and recollections from regulars and staff. Q+A follows.

$18 (2 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Film, Talk, *Newly Added
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
The Right to Rock - Trini Lopez Tribute Show and Cocktail Party
A new immersive musical multimedia concert based on the life of 1960s rock legend, "Rat Pack" member and long-time Palm Springs resident Trini Lopez.

$75 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Film, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Concert, *Newly Added
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
The Lautner Compound Twilight Champagne and Nibbles Reception and Tour
This is a rare opportunity to view “The Lautner” at night while you sip on some bubbly and enjoy light nibbles with owners Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge.

$95 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Show
Join us for the best modernist design event of the season! Beat the crowds and enjoy a festive cocktail reception and early-buying opportunity at the Modernism Show.

$110 (3 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Big Reveal Party at The Shag House
Step into the sights and sounds of the Shag House during the big reveal house party with world-renowned artist SHAG.

$175 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 PM
Category: Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

8 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Sold Out
Canyon View Estates – The Finale
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Built in 1967, this private and separate enclave of 14 oversized homes is architect William Krisel’s final phase at Canyon View Estates.

$65 (1 hr) — 6 homes on this tour

6 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Hidden Cody Tennis Club Villas
"What's behind the gates", you ask? Come see these beautifully renovated William F. Cody midcentury villas, nestled next to the historic Palm Springs Tennis Club, with spectacular mountain views.

$65 (1 hr) — 6 homes on this tour

5 times from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Hot Purple Energy Architectural Bike Ride
Join us as we pedal our way through architecturally significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs and highlight midcentury homes!

Free (Ticketed), (1 hr)

3 times from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Outdoors, Self-guided, Tour (Bike)
Sold Out
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

6 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
The Modern Architectural Movement Chronicled - Photographer G. E. Kidder Smith
Kidder Smith was an astute storyteller - in words and photos - of modern architecture and historic built environment. As a preservationist, his efforts helped to save the Robie House and Villa Savoye.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Preservation Mirage — Tamarisk Neighborhood Walking Tour
Preservation Mirage presents the Tamarisk neighborhood walking tour of midcentury architecture.

$50 (2 hrs)

9 times from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
70 Years of Modern Living: Tahquitz River Estates Home Tour
Journey through 70 years of modern living highlighting Trousdales to ultramodern Eichlers in the Tahquitz River Estates neighborhood.

$90 (2 hrs) — 8 homes on this tour

2 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Charles Phoenix Supermarket Superstars
A BIG RETRO slide show extravaganza roasting and toasting iconic brand name products that put KITSCH in your cabinet...FUN for your fridge…POP in your pantry…and SUPER in your supermarket!

$45, $60 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Da Vaal Estates a Rancho Mirage Neighborhood Home Tour
Da Vaal Estates an easy stroll to nearby Tamarisk Country Club considered the original "Desert X" of Rancho Mirage, designed by Architect Val Powelson and built by developer Robert Marx.

$65 (1 hr) — 8 homes on this tour

5 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Palm Springs Modernism Show
125 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century.

$30

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Retail
Sinatra’s "Villa Maggio" Home Tour, Pinyon Crest, Palm Desert
Once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Sinatra’s "Villa Maggio", never previously open to the public. Tour of this 7.5 acre retreat will include the main and guest house, pool & tennis courts, helipad & outdoor entertainment area.

$110 (1 hr)

3 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Vintage Cars
Sold Out
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$60 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Ocotillo Lodge - Palmer & Krisel’s Vision of Midcentury Vacation Glamour
Immerse yourself in the Alexander Company, Palmer and Krisel’s magnificent hotel turned private community, the iconic Ocotillo Lodge!

$95 (1.5 hrs) — 8 homes on this tour

10 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, DJ, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Vintage Cars
Villa Alejo, a Striking Condominium Complex Behind the Impressive Pipe Brise Soleil Screen
New to Modernism Week, the Villa Alejo Condominium Complex’s sleek midcentury profile anchors Alejo Road’s intersection with downtown Palm Springs. Come see what's behind the concrete brise soleil!

$70 (1 hr) — 9 homes on this tour

5 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Building Identity: Modern Architectural Heritage of the Emirates
Free exhibition of photography bringing new focus to the United Arab Emirate's modern architectural heritage.

Free, no ticket required.

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, *Newly Added
Making Modern: The Art of Aaronel deRoy Gruber
Working in pure Day-Glo pigments and vibrant Plexiglas during the 1960s-1970s, modernist visionary deRoy Gruber was renowned for her material experimentation and bold compositions.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
From Forgotten to Fabulous: The Rejuvenation of Little Beverly Hills
Tour six creatively revisioned, meticulously maintained homes in this intimate enclave designed by iconic midcentury architects and built by the Alexander Construction Company circa 1958.

$80 (1 hr) — 6 homes on this tour

4 times from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Sold Out
Indian Trail Tour: Tres Casas Españolas
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of three stunning 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival homes in the city’s historic Warm Sands neighborhood.

$55 (30 min) — 3 homes on this tour

8 times from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Spanish Colonial Revival
Discovering Kali, Southern California’s Hidden Photographic Visionary
A discovery of never-before-seen artwork—vivid, intensely-colorful photographic prints, and Polaroids—of a 1960s runaway housewife named Joan Archibald reborn in Malibu and then Palm Springs as Kali.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Keynote Presentation: Thom Mayne, FAIA
Modernism Week is honored to welcome architect Thom Mayne, FAIA, founding partner of Morphosis, as keynote presenter for 2023.

$125, $65, $40 (75 min)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Reception, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Googie Modern Architecture with Alan Hess and "Googie" Film Sneak Peek!
Author Alan Hess examines Armet Davis Newlove’s architecture which captured the optimistic and forward-thinking mood in post-war America and set the bar for what would become Mid-Century Modern style.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Happy Hour at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant
Tommy Bahama restaurant happy hour preview party – shop our exclusive Artist Series collection of limited-edition camp shirts while enjoying drinks and snacks from the restaurant.

Free (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Superbloom - Taking Inspiration from the Desert Landscapes of Palm Springs
For millennia, the Coachella Valley has been a magnetic destination. Our panel will explore how the desert’s sublime qualities have inspired distinctive works of landscape architecture and art.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Landscape, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Moved by Modern - Midcentury Modern Photography Exhibit
Architectural photographer, Deb Smith, will be showing photos in her Moved by Modern exhibit at the Palm Springs Library. Photos include buildings in Palm Springs and from around the country.

Free, ticket required. (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity, *Newly Added
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.

$75 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Park Imperial South: An Experiment in Form, Function and Folded Plates
Sip on twilight cocktails and experience a special VIP poolside performance while touring the iconic Barry Berkus-designed residences of Park Imperial South.

$125 (Home Tour + Cocktail Event) (4 hrs) — 6 homes on this tour

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
The Lautner Compound Twilight Champagne and Nibbles Reception and Tour
This is a rare opportunity to view “The Lautner” at night while you sip on some bubbly and enjoy light nibbles with owners Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge.

$95 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Hi-Sun After Dark Cocktail Party
A festive Saturday night cocktail party at the Modernism Week Featured Home, Hi-Sun, in an exclusive, dramatic setting at the foot of Mt. San Jacinto designed in 1963 by Charles Du Bois.

$165 (3 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Shag’s Modernism Week Print Release Party
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music by the Martini Kings and other fun surprises at the unveiling of Shag’s newest print at the SHAG store in the Uptown Design District.

Free (3 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity
...After Dark – PS ModCom Gala Benefit
After Dark, PS ModCom's Gala Benefit, will be a sensuous desert evening with a nod to the hip swinging parties of the desert's glamorous past.

$225 (3 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Live Music Performance, Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktail Party, Tour (Interior)
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
The Fabulous Lynda Kay and Her Band Live at the Annenberg Theater
The fabulous Lynda Kay performs live with her full band at the Annenberg Theater for an evening of classic midcentury songs. You don’t want to miss this.

$85, $65, $45 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Live Music Performance, Concert
Sun, Feb 19, 2023
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
CELEBRATE TWIN PALMS! The Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Twin Palms was the first Modernist neighborhood in Palm Springs, a model for all that followed. A celebration of the neighborhood on the 10th anniversary of the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization!

$15 (110 min)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Racquet Club Cottages West – William Cody’s 1960 Gemstone
After a 3-year hiatus, William F. Cody’s 1960 Racquet Club Cottages West has been newly restored to its original splendor.

$65 (1 hr) — 8 homes on this tour

6 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Signature Home Tour: Morning Tour - Modernism Week
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects.

$150 (3 to 3.5 hrs) — 5 homes on this tour

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature, Self-driving Tour
Sold Out
The Modern Utopia: Why the Southern California Desert?
What is it about Los Angeles and Palm Springs that produced the architectural movement that we know today as California Modernism? Presented by Leo Marmol, FAIA.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Preservation Mirage — Tamarisk Neighborhood Walking Tour
Preservation Mirage presents the Tamarisk neighborhood walking tour of midcentury architecture.

$50 (2 hrs)

9 times from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Tour (Walking)
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Desert Lanai 4, A Charles Du Bois Community
Come tour Desert Lanai, an intimate condominium community designed by famed midcentury architect Charles Du Bois featuring his famous "Swiss Miss" roofline.

$50 (1 hr) — 5 homes on this tour

6 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Exploring The Kirk and Anne Douglas Estate – A Masterpiece by Donald Wexler
Kirk Douglas Estate Tour by USModernist.org

$65 (30 min)

12 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Interior Design Consultations with ASID Professional Designers
Enjoy a private consultation with a professional ASID (American Society of Interior Design) designer.
$40 (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Design Consultation, Kid-Friendly Activity, *Newly Added
Joshua Tree Retreat Center - Lloyd Wright Historical Walking Tour
Discover the historical Institute of Mentalphysics property, featuring the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, following the principles of organic architecture.

$65 (1 hr)

10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Joshua Tree, Tour (Walking), Tour (Interior), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Palm Springs Modernism Show
125 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century.

$30

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Retail
Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Home Tour
The Racquet Club Neighborhood tour will showcase a collection of authentic & unique Alexander & Meiselman midcentury modern homes and vintage cars.

$75 (3.5 hrs) — 6 homes on this tour

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Sunrise Park Neighborhood Tour: Close to Everything, but Far from Ordinary
Close to everything, but far from ordinary, Sunrise Park is an eclectic collection of architectural styles that evolved over time from Atomic Ranch to late 60s mod.

$75 (1.5 hrs) — 7 homes on this tour

5 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$60 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
At Home with Innovation
Visit Turkel Design’s Axiom Desert House for a special presentation on innovation and sustainability, followed by a tour with designers Joel and Meelena Turkel.

$30 (1 hr)

4 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Presentation, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Building Identity: Modern Architectural Heritage of the Emirates
Free exhibition of photography bringing new focus to the United Arab Emirate's modern architectural heritage.

Free, no ticket required.

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, *Newly Added
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
The Distinctive Italian Modern Movement Architecture of Carlo Mollino
Carlo Mollino is one of the most exceptional and legendary architects and designers of the 20th century. Michelangelo Sabatino explores his distinctive Italian Modern Movement architecture.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
William Holden Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the William Holden Estate, designed in 1955 by master builder Joe Pawling, in the historic Deepwell Estates neighborhood.

$45 (30 min)

10 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Frances Anderton - L.A.'s Multifamily Housing Story
Famed for experimental single-family homes, Frances Anderton reveals how L.A. has also been a laboratory for innovative multifamily buildings by luminaries of modernist architecture past and present.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
The Fallows House - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
PS ModCom Iconic home tour of the restoration of The Fallows House by architect Tom Jakway (1973).

$40, $125

9 times from 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Dunn-Edwards x SHAG Talk and Book Signing
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks during the Dunn-Edwards and SHAG talk and signing event.
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: *Newly Added
Sold Out
Gio Ponti’s Denver Art Museum: The Evolution of an Architectural Icon
Gio Ponti’s radical design of a new building for the Denver Art Museum was completed in 1971, and recently restored. Darrin Alfred shares his insights on the inception and design of this masterpiece.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Welcome to Fashion at the 1969 Academy Awards
Don’t miss this lively, annual runway fashion show highlighting the finest vintage apparel for men and women in Palm Springs. This year’s theme celebrates Old Hollywood glamour and the fashion of the1968 Academy Awards.

$75 (3 hrs)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, DJ, Exhibition, Fashion Show, Kid-Friendly Activity, Presentation, Reception
Signature Home Tour: Afternoon Tour - Modernism Week
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects.

$150 (3 to 3.5 hrs) — 5 homes on this tour

1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature, Self-driving Tour
Sold Out
An Afternoon of Broadway in the Indian Canyons Neighborhood
Musical Theatre University students and Lucie Arnaz Awards winners will perform popular songs from Broadway musicals in a stunning midcentury designed home.

$125, Students 18 and younger $40 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Atomic Ranch + Shag: Inside the Making of The Shag House
Imagine the Shag universe come to life! Join us for a groovy talk and tour at the newly unveiled Shag House, a collaboration of art and design with interior designer John Patrick and artist Shag.

$65 (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Sold Out
FILM: William Krisel, Architect - Remastered Film, Hosted by Director Jake Gorst
The world premiere of William Krisel, Architect screened at Modernism Week 2010. This will be the first public showing of the remastered film, created for this event. Filmmaker Jake Gorst will host.

$12 (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Film, Presentation, Talk
Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago
As the Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin wrote with clarity and power about all aspects of the built environment, seeking equity in our public realm.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Cocktails for a Cause
Enjoy a rare combination of art and architecture reimagined to today’s desert lifestyle. Featuring live music, curated cocktails and appetizers while supporting a nonprofit’s bicycle safety program.

$100 (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Interior)
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.

$75 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Opening Reception with Gary Wexler and the deRoy Gruber Foundation
View the modernist screenprints and sculptures of visionary female artist Aaronel deRoy Gruber in a special exhibition presented in collaboration with artist Gary Wexler in his Palm Springs studio.

Free, no ticket required (3 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Reception, Talk, *Newly Added
Phat Cat Swinger Retro Prom Night
Dust off your tux and poodle skirt and get ready to drink, dine and dance the night away with Hollywood’s hottest little big band, Phat Cat Swinger, at the iconic Albert Frey designed American Legion Post 519.

$120 (2 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Vintage Cars
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

2 times from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
House of Grace: Midnight at the Yoasis
Join an evening of fun and meet designer Michael Ostrow at the aptly named "Yoasis" (the home's location - Yosemite Drive + Oasis), Grace Home Furnishings' latest desert project.

$150 (3 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Samara Joy - Jazz at the Annenberg
Two-time Grammy® nominated Samara Joy arrives in Palm Springs with hypersonic momentum, her star ascending, and with her renowned trio of jazz musicians.

$100, $85, $65 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Live Music Performance, Concert
Sunday Night at the Sinatra Estate
Guests are invited to an exclusive and festive cocktail party at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs.

$175 (2 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
Sold Out
Starlight Cocktail Party at The Shag House Hosted by The Artist Shag
Celebrate modernism with artist Josh Agle (aka Shag) and friends as he opens up The Shag House for this exclusive 1950s style cocktail party set to the swank tunes of the Rat Pack.

$125 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
Sold Out
Mon, Feb 20, 2023
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
Beyond the Gates of Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club Walking Tour
Christened "The Gem of the Desert" , Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club is revered for its distinctive midcentury designed homes, iconic Clubhouse and 18-hole executive golf course. $80 (2 hrs) — 7 homes on this tour
7 times from 08:45 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Vishaan Chakrabarti: Design and the Future of Our Communities
Vishaan Chakrabarti, leading architect and urbanist will discuss the relevance and importance of great design to the pressing issues of our time.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stories Untold — Asian American Architects and Midcentury Modernism: Influential Design and Social Exclusion
Modernism is deeply influenced by Japanese design and architecture, Architects of Asian descent helped shape mid-century Southern California, despite deep-rooted discrimination.

$18 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Alger Shelden House Tour
Tour the oldest existing home in the prestigious Deepwell neighborhood by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey.

$50 (1 hr)

7 times from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Exclusive Tour of the Kellogg Doolittle House in Joshua Tree
A special invitation to tour one of the most iconic homes in Southern California. Proceeds help support Modernism Week's educational and scholarship programs.

$1,000 (5 hrs)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Joshua Tree, Lunch, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
Joshua Tree Retreat Center - Lloyd Wright Historical Walking Tour
Discover the historical Institute of Mentalphysics property, featuring the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, following the principles of organic architecture.

$65 (1 hr)

10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Joshua Tree, Tour (Walking), Tour (Interior), Tour (Exterior)
Palm Springs Modernism Show
125 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century.

$30

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Retail
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, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Twin Palms Neighborhood Tour
In 1957, Twin Palms became the desert’s first completed Modernist neighborhood. Designed by William Krisel and built by the Alexander Construction Company.

$90 (2 hrs) — 7 homes on this tour

7 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Rational Simplicity and Rudolph de Harak: The Life and Work of a Midcentury Modernist Designer
Join Richard Poulin, author of the first major publication on Rudolph de Harak, as he gives an in-depth and definitive account of this influential midcentury modernist designer’s life and work.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
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 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Vintage Car Show
More than 50 vintage cars from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s will be on display at this free event.

Free (no ticket needed)

1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Vintage Cars
The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Christine Madrid French’s cross-over exploration of film and architecture is the first to look at buildings as a character in Hitchcock’s most popular movies and the director as an architect himself.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
The Modern Art of Sogetsu Ikebana
Los Angeles architect and ikebana teacher Ravi GuneWardena will present a lecture on Sogetsu, one of the major schools of ikebana in Japan, and follow with a demonstration of floral arrangements.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Landscape, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
The Untold Story of African American Architect, Robert Kennard, FAIA
Gail Kennard, daughter of African American architect, Robert Kennard, unveils a remarkable body of work and network of architects he worked with to create a new design aesthetic in a growing L.A.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Donald Judd’s Architecture – in Context of 2023
Urs Peter Flueckigerwill examines why the architectural ideas of Judd are still significant and why the context, as seen in Marfa, Texas, is fundamental for the desert climate of the American southwest.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Black Leaders of Leisure in Southern California during the Jim Crow Era: The Implications of their Stories Today
Historian Alison Rose Jefferson’s investigates the recreational places Black Californians created from 1900 into the 60s, during Jim Crow times, seeking to make the California Dream a reality for all

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Unveiling of the newly Renovated Marrakesh Country Club + Optional Home tour: Presented by PS ModCom
PS ModCom presents an evening at Marrakesh Country Club, a classic midcentury modern Palm Desert oasis complete with Moroccan influence and Hollywood regency style.

$150 Club House Soiree (2 hrs), $225 Club House Soiree and Home Tours (3 hrs)

5 times from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
A Moonlight "Mad Men" Soirée
A fun-spirited Mad Men Themed Cocktail Party on the rooftop party terrace under the stars.

$100 (2 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party
FILM - Back to the House of Tomorrow: A Retake on the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
As this house undergoes restoration to its former beauty, the filmmaker restores its soul. A film by Simcha Shtull.

$15 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Film
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

2 times from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
Samara Joy at Smoke Tree Ranch - Elegant Jazz Dinner Under the Stars
Elegant jazz supper club evening under the stars at Smoke Tree Ranch with two-time Grammy® nominated jazz world sensation Samara Joy and her renown trio.

$295 (3.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Dinner, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Concert
Sold Out
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Tue, Feb 21, 2023
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
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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.

$55 Tour (30 min); $100 Tour & Reception (1 hr)

16 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Sam and Alfreda Maloof and the Maloof Historic Home: Artful Living in Mid-20th Century California
The stories of Ray & Charles Eames, Joan Didion, Frank Zappa, Sam Maloof, and others come together in this off-beat introduction to the Maloof Historic Home, a California Modernist treasure.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Saving Modernism in the Hamptons
Timothy Godbold, an interior designer based in Southampton, became a Hamptons preservationist, and founded Hamptons 20th Century Modern, after learning so many modernist houses have been destroyed.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
A Case Study in Authentic Restoration of a Spanish Colonial Revival Home Tour
Step back in time to an authentically restored Spanish Colonial Revival home. This home tour will be directed by Marty Newman, Historic restoration specialist.

$35 (30 min)

10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Spanish Colonial Revival
Palm Desert Signature Home Tour
A popular tour of midcentury modern and “new century modern” homes located in the beautiful neighborhoods of South Palm Desert.

$100 (4 hrs)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature, Self-driving Tour
The Ship of the Desert - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
This is a unique opportunity to discover a Palm Springs Class 1 Historic Site, the 1936 streamline moderne Ship of the Desert and to meet homeowner, fashion designer Trina Turk.

$65 (30 min)

8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Landscape Exhibitionism: How Early Modern Landscape Exhibitions Influenced Eckbo, Royston, & Williams in Palm Springs
With rarely seen photographs and drawings, Steven Keyon and JC Miller show how contemporary California landscape design matured from a groundbreaking 1937 exhibition and on through the postwar years.

$15 (1.5 hr)

1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Landscape, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Moved by Modern - Midcentury Modern Photography Exhibit
Architectural photographer, Deb Smith, will be showing photos in her Moved by Modern exhibit at the Palm Springs Library. Photos include buildings in Palm Springs and from around the country.

Free, ticket required. (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity, *Newly Added
Sold Out
Giving Modernism a New Life : Woods + Dangaran
Architects Brett Woods and Joseph Dangaran are devotees of midcentury modernism who are committed to expressing classic modern tenets in a manner perfectly suited to twenty-first-century living.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962.

$45 (30 min)

10 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Caftan & Cabana Suit Fete at The Shag House
Pull out the shades and the SPF because it's time to party poolside at The Shag House with fashion designer Monica Mahoney and friends.

$75 (2 hrs)

1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Featured Home, Cocktail Party, Fashion Show, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), *Newly Added
Sold Out
San Diego Modernism: Furniture and Arts for Daily Living
San Diego's unique culture of post-WWII art, design and architecture remains one of American modernism's best kept secrets. Dave Hampton reveals how it shaped the ‘California Design’ program.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects.

Free (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free
Wet + Dry: Landscapes of Resilience and Material Exploration
Increasingly, water has become a central focus of all landscape interventions. Holistic, systems-based design thinking that actively engages water extremes is at the core of Surfacedesign’s practice.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
“Going, Going, Gone” – Architecture and Preservation in Rancho Mirage
Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage and founder of Preservation Mirage focuses on significant mcm homes in Rancho Mirage that have been lost to demolition and aggressive remodels since the 1980s.

$12, $50 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick
The world premiere of the documentary Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick and an expert panel of design historians explore Hopkins role in the California Design Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, Film
The Modernists
Opening reception for The Modernists featuring works by MMFA’s collection of iconic artists of the Post-War Modernism movement.

Free (3 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

2 times from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Legendary Jazz Trio, “The Poll Winners” & Performance By Celebrated Jazz Masters Forman, Clayton & Hamilton
Jazz historian Will Friedwald on the famed midcentury jazz trio, then West Coast guitar legend Bruce Forman leads a trio with Jeff Hamilton, and John Clayton for a not-to-be-missed jazz performance.

$60, $45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Live Music Performance, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Wed, Feb 22, 2023
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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
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)

21 times from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Hamptons Modern: Contemporary Living on the East End
Author David Sokol explores the latest architectural experiments taking place in New York’s legendary summer retreat.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
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, Presentation, Talk
Sold Out
Modern Garden Tour
The 12th annual Modern Garden Tour.

$80 (3 hrs) — 2 tour times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Self-driving Tour, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
The Bauhaus in London - A Century of Modernist Design
War! Sex! Death! Espionage! Dinner Parties! Authors Daybelge and Englund reveal a century of the Bauhaus legacy in London and its most iconic design and architectural symbol, Isokon House.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education, *Newly Added
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes
Few people wielded as much influence over the texture and color of post-war modern interiors in the United States as California designer and weaver Dorothy Liebes.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Red Tile Romance
Historian Steve Vaught presents how Spanish architecture became the signature style of Southern California in the 1920s with a look at some of Palm Springs’ greatest Spanish landmarks.

Free (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk, Spanish Colonial Revival
Sold Out
A Preservation Plan Case Study: Owen Coffman American Legion Post 519
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board advisor Susan Secoy Jensen will present A Preservation Plan Case Study: Owen Coffman American Legion Post 519.

Free (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
The Home of Swedish Modern - Svenskt Tenn
The incredible story of the creation of a design partnership between a young, single Swedish woman and a Viennese architect, nearly 10 years her senior, that came to epitomize Swedish Modern.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Excess, Decadence, and Hedonism: Considering the Cultural Impact of 1980s Design
The 1980s was a messy decade associated with exuberant excess. Is that decade’s architecture and design truly historically significant? A conversation on the impact of 1980s culture on design.

General Admission $25, VIP $125

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Lake Arrowhead Modern
AIA architect Diane Wilk, who spent her childhood summers on Lake Arrowhead, was inspired as a youngster by meeting architect Paul Williams, one of many famed architects who built on the lake.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Tom O’Donnell: Generous Spirit of Palm Springs
Local authors Steve Vaught, Steven Keylon, and Tracy Conrad join forces to introduce Tom O’Donnell, one of the most extraordinary and transformative figures in Palm Springs history.

Free (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
A Magical Evening at the Kirk and Anne Douglas House!
Join USModernist for a magical evening fundraiser with drinks, appetizers, and music at the Kirk and Anne Douglas House designed by architect Donald Wexler.

$225 (2 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Tour (Interior)
FILM - Our Town: The Lost TV Musical with Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint
Frank Sinatra, Eva Marie Saint, Paul Newman – released for the first time, see the newly restored film of this one-time TV event, the 1955 NBC Live Musical Telecast of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

$25 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Film, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Martinis on The Mountain
Enjoy Palm Springs’ signature cocktail, the martini, along with classic hors d’oeuvres, live music, and unparalleled views across the valley, at the historic hillside Thomas O’Donnell Estate.

$150 (3 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Outdoors, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), *Newly Added, Spanish Colonial Revival
Sold Out
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

2 times from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
'Showbiz Comes To The Desert'
PS Modcom is delighted to present “ShowBiz Comes To The Desert“ featuring local luminary, historian, co-founder of PS Modcom, co-owner of Modernway with his wife Joy Ryan and preservationist extraordinaire: Courtney Newman.

$35 (1 hr)

1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
LOOKOUT! Vintage Soul and RnB Revue
Lookout! is a showcase if soulful music featuring an all star 7-piece band backing up different powerful singers.

$15-$65

February 22, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Live Music Performance, Concert, *Newly Added
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Thu, Feb 23, 2023
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
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)

21 times from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Encore: The Mystique of Shadow Mountain: A Palm Desert Walking Tour
Join a docent-led walking tour of the Shadow Mountain area showcasing 20+ homes of iconic midcentury architects (Frey, Krisel, White, etc.,) and marvel at the vision of Palm Desert’s founders.

$65 (3 hrs)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Guided, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour
Sold Out
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Emergence of Global Modernism
Stuart Graff and Dr. Jennifer Gray of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation examines FLW’s pivotal role in the development of modern architectural design in the 20th century, and its relevance today.

$15 (1hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Revealed, Reviled & Reborn: 100 years of California's Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival
The historic 1936 Plaza Theatre hosts a talk by noted architect Michael Burch on the history of the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival style in California, including examples of his own work.

Free, ticket required (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added, Spanish Colonial Revival
Rocky Mountain Modern
Author John Gendall examines the history of modernism in the Rocky Mountain West and a contemporary generation of architects advancing modern design in the alpine context.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 of history.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
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)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
The Goldberg Residence - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
Enjoy the PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour of the Goldberg residence, designed in 1962 and considered to be a masterpiece by acclaimed architect William F. Cody.

$45 (30 min)

8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Sold Out
Hudson Modern - A New Hudson River School of Architectural Design
Author David Sokol reveals design-forward houses in the Hudson River Valley that embrace the dramatic landscape settings, design vernacular and traditions of this historic region near New York City.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Old Las Palmas Home Tour of Spanish Colonial Revival Estates
Las Casas Romanticas, a home tour of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in Old Las Palmas.

$150 (3 hrs) —There are 4 homes on this tour

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-driving Tour, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Spanish Colonial Revival
Walter Gropius: Between the Bauhaus and Harvard
Walter Gropius architect, designer, and visionary founder of the Bauhaus School was one of the most influential pioneers of International Modernism.
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education, *Newly Added
Raymond Loewy: What a Life!
A presentation by Jacques Caussin on French-born Raymond Loewy, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects.

Free (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free
Prescott Preserve - Oswit Land Trust's Most Recent Success Story
Prescott Preserve, 120 acres in the heart of Palm Springs, is being restored from its former state as a golf course into a spectacular nature preserve. Jane Garrison and the Oswit Land Trust story.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Nancy Sinatra - Sound & Vision, Featuring Nancy Sinatra!
A special presentation of Nancy Sinatra’s music, videos, and photos from her personal archives, then a discussion of her impact as a trailblazer in music and fashion with Nancy Sinatra herself!

$135, $35 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, Film
Art and Design in the Ace Clubhouse
Coinciding with exhibition "Originality Deconstructed", this discussion by leaders in design, architecture and hospitality will spark the minds of creatives and educate lovers of all things designed.

Free, ticketed event (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Presentation, *Newly Added
Desert Hipster Ranch Party with Legendary Musician, Brian Ray
An amazing opportunity to meet Brian Ray in person while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

$150 (2 hours)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
Dexter Gordon 100th Birthday Tribute: Chuck Johnson Quintet
Jazzville brings the Chuck Johnson Quintet to Modernism Week. Celebrate the jazz legend, Dexter Gordon, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Feb. 23, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., $15-65 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Live Music Performance, Concert, *Newly Added
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Fri, Feb 24, 2023
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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
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)

21 times from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
'Catching Light' | The Architecture of Iwan Iwanoff
Photographer Jack Lovel has documented architect Iwan Iwanoff’s unique brutalist, mid-century architecture located in the suburbs of the world’s most isolated city, Perth, Australia.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Encore: The Mystique of Shadow Mountain: A Palm Desert Walking Tour
Join a docent-led walking tour of the Shadow Mountain area showcasing 20+ homes of iconic midcentury architects (Frey, Krisel, White, etc.,) and marvel at the vision of Palm Desert’s founders.

$65 (3 hrs)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Guided, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), 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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Southridge - Beyond the Gates
Susan Secoy Jensen and Steven Price show us beyond the guarded gates of Southridge, an exclusive community known for its seclusion, panoramic views, and concentration of architectural excellence.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
50th Anniversary of Wexler's Hidden Gem: Twin Springs Neighborhood Home Tour
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Twin Springs, with a tour that includes 7 homes, clubhouse and grounds in this unique Donald Wexler designed condominium community.

$65 (2 hrs) — 7 homes on this tour

3 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Historic Cavanagh Adobe House Tour: Spanish Meets Modernism with Surprising Commonalities
The 1922 Cavanagh Adobe House Tour. A sympathetic restoration and addition to this historic Spanish Revival home brings one of Coachella Valley’s oldest extant adobes into the 21st century.

$60 (30 min)

8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Indian Wells, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Spanish Colonial Revival
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)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Talk, Tour (Interior)
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$60 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Canyon Estates Home Tour
All the homes in Canyon Estates were designed by noted architect Charles Du Bois in the late 60s, tour six of the gorgeous homes in this sprawling community, including the private clubhouse.

$85 (2 hrs) — 6 homes on this tour

7 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Remembering the Future with Architect Herb Greene
Clips from a documentary in production on noted Organic architect Herb Greene, followed by a panel of experts: Art Institute of Chicago curator Craig Lee, producer Lila Cohen, and historian Alan Hess.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Film, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
The Historic Burnham Artist Colony and its Future as Soho House Palm Springs
For Soho House, Architectural Resources Group’s Katie Horak and designer Tim Gleason explore the history and future of one of Palm Springs’ most culturally rich early twentieth century properties.

$18 (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, Spanish Colonial Revival
The Stonehedge Residence - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
Iconic tour of the Stonehedge Residence by architect John Walling with interior design by Sean Gaston.

$40 (30 min)
8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Beauty, Neglect, Opportunity: The Story of Cuban Modernism Told Through 10 Buildings
Directly from Havana, renowned Cuban architectural historian Eduardo Luis Rodriguez tells the full story of Cuban modernist history through the lens of 10 exceptional structures.

$25 (1.5 hrs), $100, includes reception (3 hrs)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Grace Farms - Reimagining Architecture for Change
New Canaan, world renowned for modernist architecture, is home to Grace Farms. Realized by Sharon Prince as a new kind of public space, it’s emblematic of how architecture can be a catalyst for good.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Walk of Stars Dedication for William Charles Tanner
Join us for a special dedication on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars for William Charles Tanner, Artist and Architect, with notable presenters and surprise guests.

Free, no ticket required. 1:00-2:00 p.m. (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Outdoors, Free, *Newly Added
A Tale of Two Kaufmann Wives and Two Tragic Endings
Author Adele Cygelman delves into the lives of the two women who were eclipsed by their better-known husband and even better-known house, Neutra’s Desert Kaufmann House, and who both met a tragic end.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
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.

$75 (70 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
The Right to Rock - Trini Lopez Tribute Show and Cocktail Party
A new immersive musical multimedia concert based on the life of 1960s rock legend, "Rat Pack" member and long-time Palm Springs resident Trini Lopez.

$75 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Film, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Concert, *Newly Added
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
Retro Martini Party
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will present its annual Retro Martini Party fundraiser at the Leon & Thea Koerner Residence (1955, E. Stewart Williams) in Deepwell Estates.

$250 (3 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip with Edith Head
An evening of wit, wisdom, and a whisper of gossip with the legendary Edith Head, hosted by Stuart Moulton. Presented as a full theater production – a theatrical experience not to be missed!

$25 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Fashion Show, Presentation, Talk
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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)

2 times from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
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)

21 times from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Calypso Palms – Mardi Gras Home Tour
Celebrate Mardi Gras the Calypso Palms way while touring 10 midcentury modern unique condos.

$65 (1.5 hrs) — 10 homes on this tour

3 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Interior), Tour (Exterior)
Curated Vintage Event
Retailers and private dealers showcase their finest vintage apparel, luxury items, textiles, jewelry, and accessories. If fashion is your passion, this event is not to be missed.

$20 First Dibs (9-10 a.m.), $10 General Admission (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

2 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Retail, Self-guided
Encore: 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.

$70 (6 hrs) — there are 6 homes on this tour.

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @High Desert, Outdoors, Self-driving Tour, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), AIA Continuing Education, *Newly Added
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Iconic Fins and Tails of Classic Midcentury Autos
The tour offers the opportunity to view a large collection of restored classic American and European collectable cars that are now in private ownership.

$30 (30 min)

6 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Self-guided, Vintage Cars
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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

6 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Midcentury Top Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell 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 (2.75 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Bus), Guided
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Indian Canyons Neighborhood Home Tour
Tour the magnificent custom homes of Indian Canyons Resort designed by famous midcentury architects set among the lush fairways of the championship William Bell designed golf course.

$125 (3 hrs, 15 min) — 7 homes on this tour

1 time at 09:45 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
2023 Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show
Celebrating the vintage trailer lifestyle while inspiring those who dream of channeling their inner Wanderlust spirit.

$25, Free (ages 12 and under)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Vintage Trailers, Kid-Friendly Activity
American Framing: Improbably Overlooked Yet Familiar Architecture
Presenters Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner curated the exhibition American Framing for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennial of Architecture, as a homage to American timber construction.

$15 (1 hr)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
El Rancho Vista Estates Home Tour
This Wexler and Harrison designed community with bright colors, modernist roof lines and decorative concrete block walls will transport you to sunny California of yesteryear.

$85 (1 hr) — 8 Homes on this tour

4 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Tour of Homes
The Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Tour of Homes will consist of 7 homes demonstrating historical homes, midcentury & modern architecture, and midcentury interior design.

$110 (1.5 hours) — 7 homes on this tour

6 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Southridge Signature Home Tour
Modernism Week is proud to present a tour of home interiors on Southridge. The curated collection will include classic midcentury homes to contemporary masterpieces.

$225 (2 hrs) — 4 homes on this tour

3 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Signature
Sold Out
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

$60 (45 min)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Desert X 2023 Preview
Join Desert X curators and artists for a preview of the forthcoming site-specific art exhibition in the Coachella Valley.

Free, ticket required (1 hr)

1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Free, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Cody's Cody an Iconic Home Tour + Optional Twilight Tour with Cocktail Reception
Architecture, Art and Interior design tour of William F. Cody's personal residence.

Tour $40 (30 min), Tour & Reception $125 (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

9 times from 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Home Movie Day, Palm Springs
Bring your home movies (8mm, Super 8, 16mm) and experts will inspect, repair, and screen them in a fun, participatory setting. Fun for the entire family and you don’t need to bring films to enjoy!

Free (3 hour open window)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, Kid-Friendly Activity, Film, Presentation
The Influence of Midcentury Modern Design on Photography
Professional photographers Jim Riche and James Schnepf approach their projects from different angles but use midcentury modern architecture as both the inspiration and the core of their photography.

$12 (1 hr)

1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added
“Don’t Worry Darling” - Palm Springs Retro Style
Palm Springs sets the stylish retro scene of the Warner Brothers psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling. The film’s Oscar-nominated costume and location manager offer a behind-the-scenes look.

$20 (1.5 hr)

1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Reception, Talk
Happy Hour at the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar Happy Hour preview party – shop our exclusive Artist Series collection of limited-edition camp shirts while enjoying drinks and snacks from the Marlin Bar.

Free (2 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
A Night to Remember at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate
A special twilight reception at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate with a dance and musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and his friends, including Dean Martin, Judy Garland and others.

$200 (2 hrs)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
Sold Out
Nancy Sinatra's Curated Celebrity Bus Tour Hosted by Bella da Ball
Nancy Sinatra has provided some inside celebrity stories to Bella da Ball for this amazing sunset tour of Palm Springs celebrity homes. The tour includes a top of the bus view of Boots, a celebration on Arenas to Nancy Sinatra.

$150 (90 min)

1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @CAMP, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Dance Performance
Sold Out
Boots on Arenas — The Ultimate Street Party Celebration honoring Nancy Sinatra
Dance in the street to These Boots Were Made For Walkin' honoring Nancy Sinatra.

Free, not ticket required. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (1 hr)

1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Dance Performance
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

$60 (75 min)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sold Out
Shag's Modernism Week Architectural Prints Party
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music by the Martini Kings and other surprises at SHAG the store’s architectural print party in the Uptown Design District.

Free (3 hrs) — no ticket required

1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity
'Lizzy And The Triggermen' at the Annenberg - Presented by Modernism Week and Jazzville
Dubbed "10-piece jazz sensations" (LA Weekly) and "one of the hottest swing bands in LA" (Good Day LA) Lizzy & the Triggermen has been making waves since they burst onto the SoCal scene. Not to miss!

$85, $60, $45 (1.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Live Music Performance, Concert
PLAZA
Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

$195 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sun, Feb 26, 2023
Modernism Yard Sale
The 10th anniversary of the Modernism Yard Sale! Brought to you by Chris Bale Homes, and hosted by H3K Home+Design, this annual sale is one of Modernism Week's most popular FREE events!

Free (4 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity, Retail
Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour: An Insider’s Perspective of the Desert’s First Modernist Neighborhood
Experience the desert's first Modernist neighborhood on the only tour guided by a neighborhood resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder.

$40 (2 hrs)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
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)

21 times from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

$75 (40 min)

15 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Tour (Exterior), 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, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House
The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Sold Out
Professional Color Consultation at CAMP
Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Free (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Consultation
Signature Home Tour: Morning Tour - Modernism Week
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects.

$150 (3 to 3.5 hrs) — 5 homes on this tour

1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature, Self-driving Tour
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Giants of Architecture
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors, AIA Continuing Education
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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Stars of The Movie Colony
The impressive Movie Colony neighborhood represents Hollywood's Glamour Heyday with its mix of romantic Spanish Colonial Revival estates and elegant modernist homes.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered 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 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors
Sold Out
2023 Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show
Celebrating the vintage trailer lifestyle while inspiring those who dream of channeling their inner Wanderlust spirit.

$25, Free (ages 12 and under)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Vintage Trailers, Kid-Friendly Activity
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus 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)

1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education, Kid-Friendly Activity
Sold Out
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

$75 (2 hrs) — clinics start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis
Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning "Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

$35 (30 min)

8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home
Signature Home Tour: Afternoon Tour - Modernism Week
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects.

$150 (3 to 3.5 hrs) — 5 homes on this tour

1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature, Self-driving Tour
An Afternoon of Jazz at a Spectacular Midcentury Retreat
Jazz cellist Kye Marshall returns to Modernism Week after sold out performances.

$125 (3 hrs)

1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception
MCM Séance on Desert Island
Come together and communicate with your chosen midcentury master in The Penney Spirits Library.

Free, no ticket required (4 hrs)

1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free
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In-Person event tickets are refundable on a case-by-case basis up to 48-hours before the event start time.  Refunds are issued for the ticket value only, not including service fees, and are credited to a Modernism Week electronic gift card. No funds will be returned to your credit card.   Electronic gift card credits never expire and can be used for future Modernism Week events and online programs.

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Feb 16, 2023 to Feb 26, 2023
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