Modernism Week – February 15-25, 2018

Cool, engaging and electrifying, Modernism Week is a celebration of the history and revival of the Modernist style in Greater Palm Springs.

 

The Modernist era (mid-1950’s- early-1960’s) with it’s sleek and sophisticated architecture, artwork, colors, designs, and furnishings, are rejoiced and reveled in throughout the 10-days. Marked by gala events, exquisite dining,  shopping, and grand tours, there is no other affair like it! Read more What's Old is New and What's New is MODERNISM.

 

How to Design a Mid-Century Modern Home 

 

If you’re interested in designing your own throwback touches, check out the Modernism Week Sponsors for great ideas!   

 

Acclaimed Sandpiper Condos, Mid-Century Dream Homes for Sale

 

Sandpiper, built by famed architects Palmer & Krisel, 1958 to 1969, are amazing examples of mid-century modern homes. Clean lines, butterfly roofs, and natural materials, they are as beautiful as they are functional.

 

Designed to seamlessly blend indoors with the outdoors, it’s no wonder these homes are highly desired. What’s more, the Sandpiper complex of 306 homes is within a short stroll to the enticing indulgences of El Paseo, in Palm Desert.

 

To find your very own Mid-Century Modern at Sandpiper, go to www.Sandpiper4sale.com, or give us a call at 760-625-7229.

 It May be Cold Elsewhere, but the Housing         Market Here, is Hot!

   Mix 80° temperatures, world-class events, cool concerts, and flocks of snowbirds, and you have a recipe for a warming housing market.  Now, factor in fewer homes for sale, stable interest rates, more retirees, and you have the start of a sizzling market!

TrendVision’s™ January 15, 2018 report indicates that homes in the Greater Palm Spring’s area are selling faster, prices are increasing, and inventory decreasing. You can get the whole scoop at Hamilton Group Real Estate MarketWatch

 

Our team is experiencing an uptick in the local housing market. If you are ready to sell, now is the time! Call or email for a Free Home Valuation, or do it yourself, click here What's My Home Worth?

 

If you like action, excitement, sunshine, great food and drinks, then a day out at the Empire Polo Club, is the perfect solution. Watch Polo Live on Game Day

 

What a blast! Good friends, fast ponies, cocktails, and great food, what more can you ask for? Whether you are sitting at the restaurant or on the sidelines tailgating, the thrills never end. If you’ve never been, get some friends together and go.

 

Here are some basic pointers to get you going: Admission to the game is free, but there is a $20 per car parking fee. Food, drink is available during Sunday Polo. Tailgaters and General Admission spectators can bring chairs, sun umbrellas, blankets, picnic fare. Are bleacher seats. Leashed dogs nly. While there, checkout the Tack Room Tavern Restaurant, Polo Pizza Co. and The Date Shed. 

 

POLO FEB. SCHEDULE: Sun. 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12PM and and Fri. 9th, Friday Night, “Polo Under the Lights” at 5:30pm.              

Follow along Dan and his Big Adventures on INSTAGRAM! 

 

February Desert Events and Activities:

Kinky Boots, AMERICA, Jason Derulo, Pink Martini

Jump in and enjoy the fun! There is something for everyone. 

McCallum Theatre

  • Almost Elton John, Thu, Feb 1st, 8pm

  • Kinky Boots, Broadway’s Huge-Hearted Hit, Fri., Feb. 2nd- Sun. 4th

  • Pink Martini, featuring singers China Forbes and Storm Large, Fri. Feb. 9th – Thu., Feb. 15th

  • Grits and Glamour, Tue., Feb. 20th, 8pm

  • One Night of Queen, Thu., Feb. 22nd, 8pm

  • Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Walnut Theater Presentations, Tue, Feb. 27th, 8pm

Spotlight 29 Casino

  • America, Sat. Feb. 10th, 8pm

  • Frankie Avalon, Bobbie Rydell, Fabian, Sat. Feb. 17th, 8pm

  • George Bensen, Sat. Mar 3rd, 8pm

 

Agua Caliente

  • Air Supply, Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm

  • Sebastian Maniscalco, Sat. Feb. 17, 8pm

Fantasy Springs

  • Jason Derulo, Sun. Feb. 18th, 8pm

  • Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sat., Feb. 24, 8pm       

Palm Springs Art Museum

  • No Glass Ceiling, Women Working in Glass, through Mar. 5th

  • Champions, ends April 28th

  • Andy Warhol: Prints from the collection of the Schnitzer Foundation, Starts Mar. 3rd – May 28th

 

El Paseo Art Walk   Feb 2

Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo, Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

 

Swing ’N Hops Street Party  Feb 3

This outdoor event brings together swing music performed by a live band, craft beer gardens, gourmet food booths, a classic car show with cars from the 1920s – 1940s, a swing dance party complete with instruction and era specific fashion. Time/Place: 1-5pm / El Paseo, Palm Desert, Contact: www.palm-desert.org/events/swing-n-hops

 

Art On Main Street   Feb. 3 & 17

An 11-year tradition in La Quinta, sponsored by The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta, Contact: www.laquintaca.gov

 

Modernism Week   Feb. 15-25

Celebrate mid-century architecture and design. More than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. Contact: www.modernismweek.com

 

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival   Feb. 16-25

Cheer at the ever-popular Camel and Ostrich races, experience the thrills of carnival rides, dig into food and fair treats, browse arts and crafts booths, and see headliners perform your favorite songs.  Time/Place: Riverside County Fairgrounds: 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, Contact: 800-811-FAIR www.datefest.org

 

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival   Feb. 17

Over 200 incredible wines and cuisine from 15 of Rancho Mirage’s very best chefs. Award winning wineries will be pouring their world-class wines. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, wine, food and live upbeat music. Time/Place: 12-4pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park Contact: 760-324-4511 / www.RMwineandfood.com

Palm Desert Greek Festival   Feb. 17-18

Authentic Greek Food, Appetizers, Pastries, Greek Beer & Wine, Ouzo & Metaxa Greek brandy and coffee. Kids Zone, live Greek Bouzouki Music, Traditional Greek Dancing, souvenir Market  with Mediterranean vendors and Greek novelties. Time/Place: 11am-8pm / St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert: 74109 Larrea  Contact: 760-568-9901 / www.pdgreekfest.org

 

Arnold Palmer Celebrity Invitational of the Desert   Feb. 17-19

Hosted by Grant Fuhr. Two days of golf, three nights of parties, celebrities, friends and raising money to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Make-a-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter & Loving All Animals, Inc. Time/Place: Desert Willow Golf Resort, Contact: 760-346-0015 birdeasepro.com/apcinvitational

 

Desert Art Festival   Feb. 17-19

Hundreds of artists present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs, Contact: 818-813-4478 /  www.westcoastartists.com

 

ARTWALK at Indian Wells   Feb. 24-25

Artists present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Time/Place:10am-4pm / 74738 Hwy 111, Contact:818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com

 

VillageFest, Every Thursday 

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive, Contact: www.villagefest.org

 

College of the Desert Street Fair, Every Sat. & Sun.

Merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, entertainment, food and much more. Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com