Fans of the AMC television series “Mad Men” and mid-century style and architecture can step back in time tonight for “A Mad Men Evening” cocktail party at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The event starts at 7 p.m. at the museum’s Architecture and Design Center’s Edwards Harris Pavilion. It’s part of Modernism Week, an 11-day festival of the design aesthetic from the 1950s and `60s, and benefits the museum’s Architecture & Design Council.
The event will carry the 1960s retro glam theme of “Mad Men,” reliving the period at the site of star Jon Hamm’s photo spread for GQ last year and the show’s segment featuring Hamm’s character Don Draper’s lost weekend in Palm Springs, according to organizers.
The space will become the office of the show’s fictitious Madison Avenue advertising firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Cars from the 1960s will be in the parking lot, era-inspired appetizers and classic cocktails will be served and attendees can dance to `60s music.
Items in the event’s silent auction will include framed cocktail napkin sketches by architects and designers.
Attendees can also see the building, designed by late modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, before it’s revamped.
It will reopen in 2014 as the country’s only free-standing architecture and design museum housed in a designated historic mid-century modern building.
Tickets are $200 per person, $130 of which is tax deductible.
For tickets, go to www.modernismweek.com.