Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19 - Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sorry for missing a week. The Hi-Desert Star changed our deadlines. We now have to get things in a week and a day before publication. That might not sound like much but many of the beautiful creative people in Joshua Tree produce events on the fly - rather last minute - so I won't be able to include as many of their lovely events in the paper as I did before.

ALSO, they've moved all the columnists to the CLASSIFIED section, which I think I always threw away before, so I'm not sure 1. anyone knows we were moved there, and/or 2. anyone is reading us anymore.

Hi-Desert Star columnists being driven out of the main paper
into the Classified Section. (Could I be any more dramatic?)
That all said, here's what's going on in the next week. Please check back as I will slip things in as I am noticed by the event producers.


SATURDAY, June 20, dusk
Movie Night Under the Stars at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, 65336 Winters Road, North Joshua Tree is screening Lonely are the Brave. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo from the Edward Abbey book The Brave Cowboy. A $3 donation benefits the CMMCC. Bring a chair and a cooler and enjoy Ken's gourmet hotdogs with bacon and grilled onions, and Mary Helen's cowboy cookies. We'll also be selling copies of the Desert Oracle for $4.
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Lonely are the Brave with Kirk Douglas & Gena Rowlands
SUNDAY, June 19, 5;00 p.m.
The Return of Edith Crash at the Beatnik Lounge, 61597 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. This charming French chanteuse may play tracks from her new album Partir.
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SUNDAY, June 21, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Debut Exhibition of "The Black Hole Collection of Fine Art" at the Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater, 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree.
For more information:

Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater
SUNDAY, June 21, 8:00 p.m.
The Pool-Side Picture Show@Wilson's Ranch House, 61589 Division Street, Joshua Tree. 

Sunday be Apollo's Day! Day of Light, Medicine and Music! So, we've prepared a Feast of Musicians, Projections and Performance Artists to Oscillate those Taste Buds for ya! Tantalizing our Eye, our Ears and our Very Souls... The Juniper-Gin Cocktail Bar will be Serving Effervescence in a Glass!

MUCH more information:

FRIDAY, June 26, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
JTHAR Presents a talk by artist Philip K. Experiments in Light, Space, Color and Form at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist residency,
8321 Via Rocosa Road, Joshua Tree.

Plus Project Presentation by the 2015 Jthar Artists
Joe Devera, Chloe Manasseh,Alison Stigora, Irene Imfeld, Devin Symons

Please RSVP. Contact us:, or 760-366-3636
More information:

SATURDAY, June 27, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots on June 27, from 4-11 p.m. at Art Queen, 61855 Twentynine Palms Highway. Painter John Luckett and performance artist Darin Rich open the exhibit STONEWALLED. Live music follows with Giselle Woo and the Night Owls, Daytime Moon and Ideation. The film MILK screens at 9 p.m. For more information visit

SUNDAY, June 28, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
The community gathers June 28, from noon to 3 p.m. for a Celebration of the Life and Music of Tim Kelly at Harrison House, 6881 Mount Lassen Avenue. Live local music will be emceed by Teddy Quinn on the outdoor stage,  with musical selections by: Patti Leary; Celine Molina; Artemis with Ricky Lee; Chris Poland; Clive Wright; Eva Chavez and Steve Caron of Joshua TreeO; Bradley Trafton, and Victoria Williams. Tim’s sister, Kathie Kelly-Brophy, will be a special guest.

The “Great Room” of Harrison House will be open and filled with Tim’s music accompanying a roomful of memories, including a video by Dan O'Dowd and Eva Soltes, a portrait by Marcia Geiger, photographs by many friends, and more.

Seating is limited. Please bring a chair if you can. Visit for more information.

SUNDAY, June 28, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Transition Joshua Tree Quarterly Potluck and General Membership Meeting convenes June 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the new Mojave Desert Land Trust, 60124 Twentynine Palms Highway. This is a "no waste" event. Bring your own utensils as well as a dish to share. Try to carpool. To add an agenda item please email Louis at

TUESDAY, June 30, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Veterans Administration provides services on June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. Assistance includes Re-adjustment and Supportive Counseling for Veterans/Military, Sexual Trauma Support Services, Cal Vet Benefits, Employment Education Development Resources, and Veterans Benefit Counseling.

WEDNESDAY, July 1, at dusk
Venus and Jupiter, those two bright lights you see in the western sky just after sunset, will be as close as ever on July 1. Don’t miss it!

Venus and Jupiter
THURSDAY, July 2, dusk
80s favorites The Karate Kid and The Goonies will be screened July 2 at dusk on the patio behind Joshua Tree Coffee Company, 61738 Twentynine Palms Highway. A $5 donation benefits the Joshua Tree Film Festival.

, July 4, 7:00 p.m.
From Ken Sundowner:
On THIS 4th of July, (@ the "Closing Party" of the "Man 2 Earth" Art Show) Please Join US to Celebrate "America the Beautifully-Psychedelic" with "Musical Fireworks (Instead Of) Polluting Fireworks"..~!~
We'll Be Celebrating the 'Psychedelic Shamanic-Energy-Field' That Many of US Have Experienced in This Lifetime c/o Entheo-genic Plants &/or 'Better Living Through Chemistry'... Come "Experience" the Music-Art of "The Eternal Fun-Guys" w/Special Guests "The Acid-Flashbacks"..~!~ (If U or Ur Band Would Like to Perform, Please email conchustimes@yahoo dot com) $5- Suggested Donation Lovingly Accepted (w/No One Turned Away!)
Please Bring a (Natural Food) Item for the "Community Pot-Luck" If You Can..!
~!~May All Beings Have Happiness & Freedom~!~
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SATURDAY, July 4, time tba
Get down at Bat Country Summer Slam with more than a dozen bands, July 4th at the Palms Restaurant, 831331 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley. Check the website for time and details.

Bat Country Summer Slam, Wonder Valley

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pop Up Show

Joshua Tree National Park Field School welcomes you to a
Pop Up Show
Thursday, May 28, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wilson's Rand House, Rooms 6 and 7
61589 Division Street, Joshua Tree, CA

after a three week residency in joshua tree, nine artists from atlanta, georgia present a group exhibition of artworks inspired by personal exploration and response to the desert.

for more information, please contact nancy floyd at 404-310-3949

featuring artists from ernest g welch school of design at georgia state university

thanks to joshua tree highlands artist residency for hosting our stay and to Wilson's rand house for donating the exhibition space.