February 6, 2013 Events

Ft. Lauderdale’s ModWeekend: March 15-17

Duckham studio

Tired of the cold? Want to see some mid-century modern architecture at the beach? Book a ticket down to Florida for the inaugural ModWeekend in Fort Lauderdale. Spearheaded by John T. O’ Conner, editor-in-chief of Tropic Magazine, the event will kick off Friday, March 15 with a “Mod Men” party. The weekend will include two double-decker bus tours of  the city’s landmark buildings, including Sea Tower by Igor Polevitzky (below) and Dan Duckham’s own home and studio (pictured above). You’ll also find a mid-century antique fair, architecture film and lecture series, a boat cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway and vintage car show.

Sea Tower

Sea Tower by Igor Polevitzky

The weekend will come to a close with a party at the world-famous Mai Kai (pictured below), a classic Tiki restaurant by South Florida architect Charles McKirahan. The weekend’s events will be centered in North Beach Village, a gentrifying area packed with mid-century modern hotels and apartments. Get the full schedule and the details here. And get your tickets now.


The world famous Mai Kai by Charles McKirahan.


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  1. Sputnik — February 7, 2013 @ 6:47 pm         Reply

    It’s too bad Ft. Lauderdale has torn down most of their MCM heritage and replaced it with hideous faux-Mediterranean structures.

  2. RJP3 — March 8, 2013 @ 6:21 pm         Reply

    Sputnick – there is no doubt there is loss but there is MUCH that remains. Very much. Look on the brighter side of life. In fact my own condo board is currently pricing out plans to remove faux columns and siding to expose our wonderful brick screened stairwells once again that a developer covered up a decade ago. Look on the brighter side! 🙂

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