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Get Modern with Modernism Week

Get Modern with a visit to Palm Springs for one of the city’s most anticipated annual events: Modernism Week. We’re ready to host you so you can enjoy all that this cultural experience has to offer.

Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture.

The annual celebration runs from February 11 to February 21, 2016. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound, nightly parties, a world-class lecture & film series, live music events, vintage cars and travel trailers, and much more.

For more information and event tickets, visit ModernismWeek.com!

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ASK A LOCAL – Bob Bogard

Bob Bogard has had the pleasure of living in London, Copenhagen, New York, and San Francisco.  He and his husband have now lived in Palm Springs for over 12 years and he’s pleased to say Palm Springs is his favorite!

Bob is currently the Marketing Director at Palm Springs Life Magazine and has worked as the Marketing Director for the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Development Director for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

 

Where do you enjoy going for a cocktail?

The Purple Palm restaurant at the Colony Palms Hotel. They make a Manhattan with dried rosemary, light it on fire and capture the smoke, infusing a delightfully smoky flavor.

 

What is your favorite early evening hang out?

The bar at The Tropicale has a fantastic happy hour. We love their outdoor patio area and the waiters are always nice to look at J

 

What do you think is the best kept secret in Palm Springs?

Miro’s on South Palm Canyon. They serve quasi-Eastern European food. The food quality is amazing and the service is unbelievable.

 

What is your favorite nearby adventure?

The Integratron Dome near Joshua Tree. It is an acoustically perfect, domed building where they perform sound baths using large crystal cylinders filling the room with vibrations. Just an amazing experience!  On the way back we stop at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneer town and have a large burger.

 

What is your preferred late night spot?

Appetito – near KoffiSouth – great for late night snacks.

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Palm Springs International Film Festival

An amazing way to start off the New Year is immersing yourself in the bliss of Santiago and the arts and entertainment culture of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The renowned festival kicks off the year with 11 days of the finest cinema from around the globe, and treats visitors to films from 60 countries with a total of 54 premieres. The 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off on New Year’s day and promises to delight the senses of any film fan.

With movies featuring well-known celebrities like Benicio del Toro, Jesse Eisenberg, Sally Field, Jennifer
Jason Leigh, Isabella Rossellini, Tim Robbins, Emma Roberts, Tim Roth, Maggie Smith and many more, festival goers are certain to be wowed by incredible acting talent, and new rising stars and up-and-coming directors from around the world.

Festival Director Darryl Macdonald states, “The line-up this year, while full of unexpected surprises, vividly reflects what is going on in the world around us. There’s a particular focus on stories about displaced people – immigrants, emigrants, refugees, those seeking asylum or shelter. There’s a concurrent trend toward stories revolving around new beginnings and escaping the shackles of the past, whether sexual, cultural, societal or self-imposed. All in all, it’s about as well-rounded, as thoughtfully chosen, and as provocative as it’s possible for a smartly curated lineup of new international cinema to be.”

Festival Artistic Director Helen du Toit adds “The range of approaches is extraordinary. Highlights include Raam Reddy’s Thithi (India), which skillfully juggles myriad characters in a delightful low key comedy; Yorgos Zois’ Interruption (Greece), which challenges the audience with a complex and highly compelling narrative; and Maris Curran’s Five Nights in Maine (USA), featuring David Oyelowo’s nuanced and heartbreaking performance as a widower reconnecting with his estranged mother-in-law.”

To learn more about the Palm Springs International Film Festival and purchase tickets, visit the festival’s website: www.psfilmfest.org

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