Modernism Week’s exciting Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (October 10-13, 2014) will include a festive opening night poolside beach party and outdoor movie, a sneak peak of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s soon-to-open Architecture & Design museum, the first fall edition of the annual Modernism Show & Sale, exclusive tours of Frey House II and Steel House #1, architectural walking and bike tours, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, a cocktail reception showcasing photographs of the Salton Sea, the Modern Yard Sale, and the popular “Lost, Saved and Endangered” lecture and tour.
This eventful weekend begins with “Aloha, Modernism Week: A Modern Beach Party with a Twist of Elvis,” as Modernism Week kicks off its Fall Preview with a poolside beach party fit for “The King.” You’ll be transported to 1960s Waikiki to enjoy signature cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres as they “Twist” and “Pony” to music that shaped the era, including Elvis’ Grammy nominated “Blue Hawaii” soundtrack. Located at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club designed by Chris Pardo of Elemental Architecture, this exciting new venue offers an intimate pool scene with an outdoor terrace, bar, fire pits, and expansive lawn area. A free screening of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii” will provide a perfect setting under the stars.
The Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center will feature 45 premier national and international dealers offering furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century. The show opens Saturday, October 11 at 10 amwith an exclusive “early bird” shopping preview until noon benefiting Modernism Week ($25 admission includes return entry all weekend). Weekend show hours are Saturday from 12 – 6 pm and Sunday from10 am – 4 pm. Open to the public, regular admission to the show is $15. For additional show information visit palmspringsmodernism.com.