Feb 23, 200610:53 AMThe Life
Feb 23, 2006 - 10:53 AMTonight: The Annenberg will screen Visions of Utopia (scroll down) at 6pm. Palm Springs has one of the highest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the nation. Interviews with three of the architects, as well as the people who inhabit their buildings, "document an oral history that is part of our cultural fiber." Most of my cultural fiber comes from Van Gogh Bran Flakes®, but this film might lead to new sources, so I'm all ears.
Friday: The Frank Sinatra Countrywide Celebrity Invitational runs today and Saturday. Tee-off is at 8:30am. More golf than you can shake a stick at.
Saturday morning: From 9am 'til noon, the Pegasus Riding Academy is holding an open house (RSVP required). This has very little connection, but the interactive Pegasus star chart is tons o' fun. By cranking up the field of view to 120 and scrolling really fast, you can get a bitchin' case of vertigo.
Saturday afternoon: Don't miss the Flying Wing demo event out at the Air Museum, 1pm. No joke: this is the strangest aircraft you'll ever see. And it's one of a kind.
Saturday evening: The California Desert Chorale dives into Vivaldi's Gloria, Schubert's Magnificat and Mozart's Solemn Vespers at 8pm. A religious experience, and it's still only Saturday night.
Sunday: Documentary filmaker Ken Burns (Jazz, Baseball, The Civil War) speaks at Desert Town Hall, 6pm. I'll bet Ken was one of those kids who always raised his hand in history class.
Check the calendar for more activities!