Palm Springs' desert blooms again with lots
of mid-century modern festivities Feb. 12-22
If you love mid-century modern homes, vintage travel trailers, retro cocktails, and modern California design, Palm Springs is the place to be in mid-February. Tickets are going fast for events at Palm Springs Modernism Week.
Among the highlights at the extended 'week,' which runs February 12 to 22, are a 'Rat Pack' walking tour, a tour of Frank Sinatra's old neighborhood, a modernism yard sale, the 'Party Like it's 1961' bash, lectures, and more.
'Eichler Day' will be celebrated on February 18, featuring the movie 'People in Glass Houses'; a talk by Paul Adamson, author of 'Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream'; and tours of a new house by builder Troy Kudlac based on actual Eichler architectural plans.
The work and lives of Evelyn and Jerry Ackerman—artists, ceramicists, designers, and mini-industrialists—will be marked on Valentines Day with the premiere of a film about their work, panel talks, exhibits, and— this being Palm Springs Modernism Week—food and cocktails.
Attending will be Jerry Ackerman himself, who is...