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What's up: Close-to-home events for April 6-8

What's up: Close-to-home events for April 6-8

From art and documentaries in the desert to tall-ship schooners at sea to salsa dancing outdoors to the ghouls of Halloween, the weekend will be busy.

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The national park and deserts of the Southwest inspire the art at the 26th annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival at the Oasis of Mara Visitor Center. Visitors can meet 26 local and regional artists while viewing fine jewelry, wildlife photographs, paintings, pottery and more. Part of the sales will benefit the Joshua Tree National Park Assn., a nonprofit that helps the park’s...