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No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.

2016 Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series presents Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings

During the four decades of his career, Sol LeWitt produced more than 1,200 wall drawings using a deliberately limited repertoire of lines and geometric shapes to create works of remarkable complexity. This film takes as its focus the retrospective of LeWitt's wall drawings at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, which opened in November 2008 for a 25 year run. The exhibition includes 105 works from 1968–2008, installed posthumously, on roughly 40,000 square feet of old mill wall surface – the most expansive view of LeWitt's oeuvre in a single space. Q&A with Steven Biller, editor-at-large for Palm Springs Life and contributing writer to Art Ltd to follow the film. All films are presented at 6 p.m. at the UCR Palm Desert Campus, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert. Reservations are recommended for the film. To make a reservation, visit palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/events.html or call 760-346-0611, ext. 663.

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