10 Reasons to Attend Modernism Week Fall Preview

Ticket packages geared for most popular events

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Here are 10 reasons to attend Modernism Week's Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 10-13.

1. A festive opening night poolside beach party and outdoor movie at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club.

2. A sneak peek of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s soon-to-open Architecture & Design museum.

3. The first fall edition of the annual Modernism Show & Sale.

4. Exclusive tours of Frey House II and Steel House #1.

5. Architectural walking and bike tours.

6. Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour.

7. A cocktail reception showcasing photographs of the Salton Sea.

8. A sunset reception celebrating the architecture of Albert Frey.

9. The Modernism Yard Sale.

10. The popular “Lost, Saved and Endangered” lecture.

Visit modernismweek.com for more information on events and tickets. Participation helps support the mission of Palm Springs Modernism Week, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, as well as other local community groups and neighborhoods.

New Weekender Ticket Packages have been specially curated for the Fall Preview, including a selection of must-have Modernism Week “experiences” with tickets to the most popular Fall Preview events, and guaranteed seating on the iconic double decker bus tour.

Included in the Weekender Packages are tickets to:

Party – “Aloha, Modernism Week” opening night party at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10.

Shop – Special Early Buying Preview at the Modernism Show & Sale, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11.
• Located at the Palm Springs Convention Center, the preview provides an opportunity to shop before the show opens to the public. Includes re-entry to the Show on Saturday and Sunday.

See – Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
1-3:30 p.m., Oct. 11, or 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Special $149++ rates are prior to Sept. 19 at Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Modernism Week’s Official Host Hotel. Call 760-320-6868.


Tours – See modernismweek.com for dates and times
Frey House II
Steel Development House #1
Shop and Bank With The Stars Historical Walking Tour
Exploring Palm Springs – Neighborhoods and Home Tour
Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood – The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour
Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour
Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour
Inns, Architecture & Glamour Historical Walking Tour
Modernism Week Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Rat Pack Playground – Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical
Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour
Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour

Lectures & Readings
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs
10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 12, Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 S. Cahuilla Road.

The Good Life > Palm Springs: Book signing with author Nancy Baron, 5-7 p.m. Oc.t 12 at Just Modern, 901 N. Palm Canyon Drive.

Receptions & Parties
Aloha, Modernism Week – Fall Preview Opening Night Party benefiting Modernism Week
6-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, 1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

¡Bienvenidos Modernistas! – Benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum
6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Architecture and Design Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

The Salton Sea…Beautiful, Intriguing and Weird – Benefiting Palm Springs Modern Committee
4-6 p.m. Oct. 12. Check in at Rancho Mirage Library, 71100 Hwy. 111

Sunset Reception at the Spectacular Bougain Villa Estate – Benefiting Modernism Week
6-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Check in at corner of West Tahquitz Canyon Way and Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Shopping & More
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Palm Springs Convention Center
Early Buying Preview: 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11
Regular Show Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12

Modernism Yard Sale – Paul Kaplan Group Parking Lot
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12

Mid-century Bike Ride – Departs from Ernest Coffee
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 11, hosted by Hot Purple Energy

Uptown Lights Up the Night! – Uptown Design District
6-9 p.m. Oct. 12
Join the businesses of Palm Springs' celebrated shopping district for cocktails, music, shopping, drawings, and fun. At 7:30 p.m., watch the 'Lighting of the Torches' at the corner of 120 W. Via Lola and North Palm Canyon Drive, the former home of "Don the Beachcomber."

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