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Modernism Week in Full Swing
Modernism Week’s annual 11-day festival takes place February 17–28, and will feature more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a classic car show, garden tours, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks. [Get tickets]
For a roundup of the numerous Neighborhood Tours, including Historic Tennis Club, Mesquite Canyon Estates, Little Tuscany and many more, check out our Modernism Week Neighborhood Tours event listing [here]. Modernism Show & Sale details are [here].
All Modernism Week events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost. Modernism Week’s CAMP (“Community and Meeting Place”) is the central hub, located for the first time this year in the spacious atrium-style lobby of the Hyatt Palm Springs. CAMP will include an information desk, a box office, a shop by Modernism Week’s merchandise and branding partner Destination PSP, a theater, and many interactive sponsor booths. Entrance into CAMP is free and open to the public daily from February 18–28 from 9 am–6 pm. And while you’re at CAMP, don’t forget to pick up your free copy of our hot-off-the-press Spring edition of the Gay Desert Guide Visitor Map & Guide!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 7
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 just for you! (Read all of Dante’s recaps here). In this episode, the queens demonstrate their acting chops in a Drag Race drama directed by Ru, and the runway theme on Elimination Day is inspired by Folsom Street Fair. Dante also recaps the Untucked post-show, and concludes “Drag is funny, drag is powerful and drag is complex. I’m here for it.” Read his full recap of Episode 7: The Daytona Wind, [here].
Author Talk: Growing Up in the Truman-Wallace Household
Author David Wallace shares his memory of living with his extended family on Tuesday, February 22 from 12–1 pm at Mizell Center. “I Called Him Uncle Harry” is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the Truman-Wallace family dynamics and the power of politics. It will be available for purchase at the event with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Mizell Center. More info
The Upside Down Tree Book Release Celebration
Join Alden Reimonenq for his Book Release Celebration of The Upside-Down Tree on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Peri G Fine Art Gallery. Reimonenq is a New Orleanian transplant, who lives and thrives in Palm Springs. He previously published the collection Hoodoo Headrag, Poems. More info
Understanding Strokes: Learn What a Stroke Really Is
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health present Understanding Strokes: Learn What a Stroke Really Is, on Wednesday, February 23 from 4–5 pm via Zoom. To understand stroke, it helps to understand the brain. The brain is responsible for motion, sensation, speech, memory, emotions, even major body functions such as breathing and digestion. Come learn about what happens during a stroke and how to recognize the symptoms. More info
Black History Month at the Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum, in collaboration with the Palm Springs Black History Committee, presents several programs to celebrate Black History Month. On Thursday, February 24 from 5–7 pm, come for “People Who Filled Their Seats,” a Public Talk with Local Artist Deborah McDuff Williams. A selection of Williams’ work is on view throughout February on the main level of the museum. On Thursdays from 5–7 pm museum admission is free, supported by the City of Palm Springs. Note: All visitors are required to make a reservation online before arriving at the museum. More info
Glamour Road (Perhaps the Gayest Car Book Ever Written)
Modernism Week presents Glamour Road: Color, Fashion, Style and the Midcentury Automobile on Thursday, February 24 from 1–2:30 pm at the Annenberg Theater. This new, highly visual book by Tom Dolle and Jeff Stork explores the seldom-told story of how glamour, fashion, design, and styling became the focus of auto marketing from the 1940s through the 60s. The dramatic photography, elegant fashion, and use of color and materials in midcentury automotive marketing created a groundswell of demand for new cars. Much of the marketing imagery of the period hasn’t been published since it first came out, and this book features some of the best. Hear from the authors as well as Susan Skarsgard, who wrote the foreword. Get tickets