Ain’t no party like a Modernism Week party! Dust off your vintage finery and join us for another year of unforgettable celebrations.
What Modernism Week experience would be complete without ending the day with a spectacular cocktail party at an architecturally significant location? This year, Modernism Week will offer several very enticing receptions.
Don’t miss the Modernism Week Opening Night Party – Love, Modernism Style (2/17, $250). This is the return of the most epic party of the year! Guests will enjoy dancing and partying throughout the night at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort clubhouse, one of the most iconic midcentury modern clubhouses in Palm Springs designed in 1961 by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison. Tickets include a full night of entertainment by Casino Royale and DJ Mod Girl and elegantly presented hors d’oeuvres and full-service dinner stations by Lulu California Bistro, hosted bars and signature cocktails, and other surprises. Generous support for the evening is provided by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
Modernism Week will host the festive Preview Party for the Modernism Show & Sale (2/18, $110/$125) at the Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The party is the prime opportunity for participants to shop direct from dealers before the show opens to the public on Saturday. Ticket price includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and daily re-entry to the show. The popular Show & Sale, which offers important 20th and 21st century objects, furniture, art and textiles from more than 90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers, and the related Modern Design Expo, which will feature 45+ exhibitors showcasing cutting edge modern home design and items inspired by midcentury modern design, runs Saturday through Monday. Hours for both shows are Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 and allows entry to both shows and return entry all weekend.
Two parties will take place at the Twin Palms Estate, the famous former residence of Frank Sinatra in the heart of Palm Springs. Guests may participate in Saturday Night at the Sinatra Estate (2/19, $175) and enjoy an elegant cocktail party at the beautiful estate designed in 1947 by Desert Modernist architect E. Stewart Williams. The estate will also be the setting for a special engagement called A Party at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate Celebrating Gene Kelly Through Dance (2/26, $200). This special twilight reception produced in partnership with Nickerson-Rossi Dance and Palm Springs International Dance Festival will pay tribute to the dance legacy of the legendary Gene Kelly, a dear friend of Frank Sinatra. The event will feature special guest Mrs. Gene Kelly.
Several other significant parties will be offered as well, including:
Retro Martini Party (2/25, $250): This annual fundraiser for the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will take place at the stunning Ware Estate designed by modernist architect Don Boss. The 8,060 square-foot estate is sited on a prominent one-and-a-half-acre lot in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood in Palm Springs and features spectacular mountain views and seven infinity-edge pools around the expansive property.
The Jet Set – Palm Springs Modern Committee Gala Benefit (2/19, $175) will allow attendees to experience the golden age of Jet Setter glamour at the Abernathy Residence, William Cody’s masterpiece Class 1 historic site designed in 1962 for millionaire socialite James Logan Abernathy. This beautiful modernist estate features a soaring pavilion-style home that takes full advantage of the outdoors and the beautiful desert evenings.
Learn more about other Modernism Week 2022 highlights:
Modernism Week will be held in Palm Springs next February 17-27, 2022.
Preview the full schedule at modernismweek.com on October 22, 2021 at noon PDT.
Tickets will officially go on sale on November 1, 2021 at noon PDT.