If Alison King refers to you as a MoPho, know that offense is not intended. It's the Modern Phoenix founder's shorthand for fellow Phoenicians who are crazy for Midcentury Modern architecture.
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And those folks will turn out in abundance for this year's Modern Phoenix Week.
The design-focused celebration gets going on Saturday, March 29, with a 1 p.m. tour ($19.56) of Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 East Main Street, led by concierge Ace Bailey. The following Saturday, April 5, promises a Modern Marketplace at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, jam-packed with lectures, pop-up shops, and plenty of time to rub elbows with fellow Haver, Beadle, and Drake aficionados. Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet will premiere that afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
The modernist event schedule wraps with Sunday, April 6's Modern Phoenix Home Tour, which features homes in Arcadia and sold out long ago. Better luck next time, MoPhos. For a full rundown of events, visit www.modernphoenix.net. While admission to the marketplace is free, other special event and tour prices vary. Tickets are available via www.tickets.scottsdaleperformingarts.org and by calling 480-499-8587.
Sat., March 29, 1 p.m., 2014