Would you believe us if we told you that it is just a coincidence that Doo Wop in the Desert falls on the same week as Modernism Week in Palm Springs?

Well, believe it. We actually didn’t plan on it being that way. I mean, once we found it to be true we were really hype on it and super excited. It was almost like the Modernism Gods and Godesses were talking to us, whispering the idea in our ears. Everything happens for a reason…
Anyways, in conjunction with the theme of the Doo Wop in the Desert is an entire week that Palm Springs dedicates to a style of art called modernism. We are pretty excited about this. It’s a week long art show, spread out all across one town. There are a bunch of cool things going on, but we have decided to put our personal favorites up. A majority of these events just so happen to be all things that you can do under $15.00!!!:
Films at The Camelot Theaters:

2300 E. BARISTO, PALM SPRINGS, CA TICKETS AVAILABLE AT CAMELOTTHEATRES.TIX.COM

SUNDAY 2/14 – WORLD PREMIERE

William Krisel, Architect, 7:30 PM

Q&A to follow with William Krisel, Director Jake Gorst and Hollywood’s Samuel Goldwyn Jr. After movie party at TRIO Restaurant, 707 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, 9:30 PM

MONDAY 2/15

Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs, 7:30 PM

Q&A to follow with Director Jake Gorst and Historian Alan Hess

TUESDAY 2/16 – DOUBLE FEATURE: 10:00 AM

Ray Kappe, California Modern Master Philip Johnson, Diary of an Eccentric Architect Q&A to follow with Designer Brad Dunning

WEDNESDAY 2/17

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, 7:30 PM

Q&A to follow with the Getty’s Wim de Wit and Author Michael Stern

FRIDAY 2/19

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect, 10:00 AM

Q&A to follow with Historian Alan Hess

Friday 2.12

Opening reception for SHAG (aka Josh Agle)

8 – 11 p.m. M Modern Gallery, 2500 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs

Saturday 2.13

DOO WOP IN THE DESERT

9 p.m. – 2a.m. Ace Hotel – Commune. 701East Palm Canyon Palm Springs

Sunday 2.14

10th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

This annual gathering of avid modernism collectors and dealers has grown exponentially since its inception, now drawing thousands of people from around the country and from far flung locations around the globe. And why not? Everyone wants to be in Palm Springs in February where the weather is glorious, the beauty is mesmerizing and the modernism vibe is hot, hot, hot! Produced by Dolphin Promotions, this is among the biggest and most successful modernism shows anywhere with a vast collection of stellar modernist furniture, art, jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing, lighting, posters, paintings and more. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs $15 weekend admission

Screening VDL Research House, Richard Neutra’s Studio and Residence 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs Free film and museum admission

Monday 2.15

Orbit In Art Reception with Architectural Photographer Dan Chavkin

5 – 7 p.m. Orbit In Hotel, 562 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs FREE

Wednesday 2.17

Vintage Car Show

Join Palm Springs area vintage car enthusiasts as they put their rides on display for you in celebration of Modernism Week. 1 – 4 p.m. Camelot Theatre, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs FREE

Thursday 2.18

Michael H. Lord Gallery presents the works of Leland Y. Lee, architectural photographer

At 91, architectural photographer Leland Y. Lee has enjoyed a career spanning many decades. Lee documented high design homes and interiors in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and he studied with famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman for eight years. In addition to photographing for such luminaries as John Lautner, Arthur Elrod and Harold Broderick during 1950s – 1970s, Lee’s photography has appeared in prestigious publications such as Architectural Digest, Home Magazine, House & Garden, and Designers West. Michael H. Lord Gallery is honored to showcase Lee’s vintage photographs, and host Lee himself at this reception. Exhibit runs Feb. 12 – March 12.

7 – 9 p.m. Michael H. Lord Gallery, 1090 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs FREE

Friday 2.19

Vintage Airstream and Trailer Show

Vintage trailers have always fascinated us. They represent escape, marshmallows and fire pits. Modernism Week has invited owners of vintage Airstream and travel trailers with original interiors to present them to you. Guided tours of interiors will be held on Saturday, February 20, at 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m. During tours, owners will be on hand to talk about their trailers and answer questions about their restorations and trailer travels.

4 p.m. through noon, Sunday, February 21 ACE Hotel & Swim Club, 701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Exterior viewing FREE, Guided tours of interiors Saturday only, $10 at the door

Saturday 2.20

Vintage Airstream and Trailer Show

Guided tours of interiors will be held today at 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m. During tours, owners will be on hand to talk about their trailers and answer questions about their restorations and trailer travels. $10 at the door. 4 p.m. through noon, Sunday, February 21 ACE Hotel & Swim Club, 701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Exterior viewing FREE

Vintage Fashion Show

The Vintage Fashion Show will showcase the incredible vintage clothing collection of dealer Marc Joseph (Secret Back Room). Starting with clothing fashion designs of the late 1940s, the fast-paced show will progress through the 50s, 60s and even into the 1970s. Accompanied by period appropriate music and imagery, the show will also feature vintage jewelry from the collection of Matt Burkholz (Route 66 West). Hair and make-up will be provided by Matthew Williams (Intelligent Hair). All vintage clothing modeled will be available for purchase after the show. 6 – 8 p.m. Grand Zoso Ballroom, Hotel Zoso, 150 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs $45, Tickets sold at the door and online at modernismweek.com Hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar

Sunday 2.21

Vintage Airstream and Trailer Show

Ends at noon ACE Hotel & Swim Club, 701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Exterior viewing FREE

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