This week at the Palm Springs Art Museum there are three events that I think you might be interested in. Two of the events are free and opem to the public and the third one, which I find most interesting is about $15. Not too shabby. Here are the events, please do enjoy…

January 24, 6:00pm in the Annenberg Theater
The Rise and Fall of Celebrity Architecture Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times Architecture Critic

Hawthorne will discuss his thoughts on the phenomenon of “starchitecture” : the many sites world-wide designed by famous architects that have added stunning buildings to the urban fabric. With examples from Beijing (“Birds Nest stadium, seen at right) to Kentucky, he will present some emerging models vying to replace this much publicized phenomenon.
Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, a position he has held since 2004. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Ticket cost: $10 ADC members, $15 nonmembersTickets available at the Box Office now and on the day of the lecture.

Thursday, January 22, 6 p.m.
in the Marcuse Sculpture Garden
The museum continues its free Music in the Garden series with guitarist John Pagels. Pagels has been the master of guitar, drums and bass for the past 40 years. He began his career in Southern Michigan where he received a full music scholarship, which led to teaching fully accredited college-level guitar courses. This led to his performing in many popular bands in the night club scene of Detroit, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and surrounding areas. While in Ann Arbor, wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the film Imperialist Overture. Pagels has performed in popular jazz trios, pit orchestras for many musicals at various dinner theaters and has performed on classical guitar at numerous exclusive Tampa hotels and restaurants. Pagels moved to Palm Springs and has been a professional recording artist and performing musician ever since. He plays Spanish and classical guitar, original rock and pop songs with a hint of humor. Experience this FREE performance in the Marcuse Sculpture Garden, where you can enjoy a variety of refreshments from the Muse Café.The Music in the Garden series is funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
101 Ways to Paint a Picture
January 22, 6 p.m.
in Zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery
What will you encounter in the Maynard Dixon exhibition and the great Western American landscapes in the Denney Western American Art Wing? Experiment with paint to create your own landscape of the Coachella Valley.
Zone 101 Family Activities are made possible in part by the Irene W. and Guy L. Anderson Children’s Foundation, the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation and Donna & Cargill MacMillan.