With Palm Springs Modernism Week fast approaching (being held from Feb 14th through Feb 24th), it’s not too early to be planning the tours, exhibitions, talks and parties you are going to attend. In a recent Palm Springs Life Magazine article, Steven Biller offers his take on 10 Modernism Week events not to miss. Here’s his list of what he feels will be the 10 most talked-about Modernism Week events and attractions::

  1. The psychedelic-themed Opening Night Party on Valentine’s Day at the 1962 Wexler- and Harrison-designed Indian Canyons Golf Resort clubhouse;
  2. The meticulously preserved 1955 Cree House (aka “The Forgotten Frey”) opens for the first time for public tours;
  3. Tom Lazarus’ play The Princes of Kings Road , which dramatizes a real late-life hospital-room encounter between Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, offers insight into the legendary architects’ personalities and the language of modern design. performances are scheduled Feb. 16–18 at the Annenberg Theater;
  4. The Elrod Escape, the former Old Las Palmas home of legendary interior designer Arthur Elrod, opens for a home tour and a cocktail party Feb. 21 to celebrate Mr. Elrod;
  5. The stunning full-scale replica of Paul Rudolph’s 1952 Walker Guest House, situated in downtown Palm Springs across the street from Modernism Week’s CAMP (Community and Meeting Place), will be open for tours and the centerpiece of a symposium exploring the architect’s life, work, and impact;
  6. Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture opens Feb. 2 at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center;
  7. The American Documentary Film Festival presents its Architecture and Design Film Series, with more than 25 documentary and short films Feb. 22–24 at Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theatres);
  8. UCR Palm Desert hosts a photography exhibition, The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, beginning with a Feb. 19 talk and reception;
  9. Four featured homes open for tours: the 1958 Green Gables, designed by Palmer & Krisel and renovated by H3K Design; the 1958 La Vie en Rose, renovated by Christopher Kennedy; Axiom Desert House, a new modern-style prefab by Turkel Design; and the newly built Desert Eichler, KUD Properties’ replica of the original homes designed by Joseph Eichler; and
  10. PS Underground, known for its wildly entertaining and delicious dinner performances, introduces Nod to Mod, a nightly multicourse dinner event (with wine pairings) featuring traditional foods of the 1950s and ’60s, as well as live performances of songs of the era and video screenings of television shows and commercials. The number of guests at each meal is limited.

To read Steven Biller’s original article, courtesy of palm spring slife Magazine, please visit: https://www.palmspringslife.com/10-modernism-week-events-not-to-miss/

For more information and tickets, please visit:  http://www.modernismweek.com