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GET TIX NOW: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Extravaganza Of Iconic Mid-Century Architecture Presented By PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER
300 S. PALM CANYON DRIVE
Presented by PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK
Prepare for your Palm Springs Modernism pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a fun-filled 2.5 hour tour atop a modern, double-decker, open-air bus.
Departing from the new Architecture & Design Center in downtown Palm Springs, this exclusive tour traces the history of local architecture, and views the dozens of midcentury modern estates and homes, along with commercial and civic landmarks and other architectural treasures, that have made Palm Springs world famous.
This is a rare opportunity to experience unobstructed views over the walls and hedges of legendary homes and hotels in famed neighborhoods such as The Movie Colony and Vista Las Palmas, see Neutra’s iconic Kaufmann Desert House, Frey House II, the Wexler Steel Houses and the legendary residences of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, like never before.
With his unbridled enthusiasm and keen design expertise, Charles points out unique architecture and design details plus offers insightful tips on lodging, dining, shopping and other must-do area attractions.
A mid-tour comfort stop will be made at the famed 1963 Tramway Gas Station (now the Visitors Center) by Albert Frey and Robson Chambers.
You will never think of Palm Springs the same way again!
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions:
Advance purchase is required.
Please check in at the tour desk (300 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
All seats are on the upper deck and exposed to the elements.]
Hats and sunscreen are strongly recommended.
Stairs are required to reach the upper deck; only the lower deck is
A comfort stop is made mid-way on the tour.
GET TIX NOW: ANAHEIM, CA
A Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Magic Kingdom Inside & Out !!!
811 W LINCOLN AVE, ANAHEIM CA
Tickets available at door.
Be prepared for your local pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a time travel adventure extravaganza celebrating Disneyland in the 1950s & 60s … in beautiful Kodachrome color.
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise,
Charles also shares the stories and glories of Anaheim’s many other classic and kitschy landmarks, legends, lore and … and more !!! …
Presented by the Anaheim Halloween parade and AHS Alumni Club !!! …
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …
GET TIX NOW: SACRAMENTO, CA
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Capitol City Like It's A Big Theme Park!
2200 FRONT STREET
SACRAMENTO, CA 95818
Prepare for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a madcap adventure as he uncovers the stories and glories of Sacramento’s classic and kitschy landmarks and lore.
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles lavishes the city’s most colorful “attractions” with the respect they SO deserve; revealing the unique style, backstories, and pop-cultural significance of Pancake Circus, Jim Denny’s, Iceland Skating Rink, Gunther’s Ice Cream, Vic’s Ice Cream, Sam’s Hofbrau, County Club Lanes, Fairytale Town, Tower Theatre, Crest Theatre, and Old Town.
Experience a whole new appreciation for these and many other undiscovered and underrated local treasures including one-of a kind vintage neon signs, spectacular Art Deco, Googie, mid-century modern architecture, and old-school mom and pop businesses as you’re surrounded by dozens of spectacular world-class collector cars in the California Auto Museum.
AFTERSHOW ICE CREAM SOCIAL PARTY!! Meet Charles following the performance while enjoying an ice cream cone or cup from Vic’s Ice Cream courtesy of Sacramento Modern!
Admittance to the exhibits in the California Auto Museum, performance and ice crams all are included with ticket purchase!!
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!!! …
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Ice Cream Social Party ’til 10:30 pm
EVENT SPONSOR: Sacramento Modern – sacmod.org
EVENT HOST: California Auto Museum – www.calautomuseum.org
GET TIX NOW: LOS ANGELES, CA
FREE Live Slide Show Performance!
Ever think of the Gold Line as the Monorail?
The freeway as as the Autopia?
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater as Fantasyland?
“Rediscover the heart and soul of our city as I have,” says Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, “Downtown Los Angeles is like a great big theme park!”
Charles slide show performance explores the backstories and glories of legendary landmarks and iconic attractions while revealing hidden treasures and time warps along the way.
This is your what to see and do “theme park” guide to Union Station, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Angels Flight, Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market, Broadway’s Movie palaces, Echo Park, Carroll Avenue, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Clifton’s Cafeteria, Phillipe’s and much more + where to shop, dine and drink
Look through thru the layers of time! You will never see downtown L.A. the same way again!
Festive retro dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …
NOTE: Program is FREE and open to all ages. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink (no alcohol is permitted).
Metro Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.