“After a long year of stasis imposed by COVID-19, the event is set to kick off April 8 — along with a few new and renewed hotspots — and promises to bring visitors back to the Coachella Valley.
With events like the Coachella Music Festival canceled for two years running, the region surrounding Palm Springs has faced economic challenges since the onset of COVID-19. But with the March reopening of indoor dining, theaters and museums (with limited capacity), the desert is back in business. Kicking off this spring reawakening is Modernism Week (modernismweek.com), which once again will celebrate midcentury design in person — actress Kelly Lynch and producer Mitch Glazer are devotees of the festival — beginning April 8. Not-to-be-missed events: H3K Design’s reimagining of a 1956 Lawrence Lapham house, Grace Home Furnishings’ 1970s-inspired redo of a house in Indian Canyon by architect Stan Sackley, and a “Midcentury Mixology” cocktail-making clinic at Palm Springs steakhouse Mr. Lyons. “Modernism Week is one of the city’s premier events that brings in thousands of architecture aficionados,” says Mayor Christy Holstege. “We are delighted the program will once again be in-person, and I want to commend the organizers for developing yet another stellar calendar of events — while following COVID safety protocols!…”