Diane Best // Painter, photographer, and filmmaker Diane Best is one of the High Desert’s most celebrated artists. For the Treenial, she presents a new film, A-Territorial,  along with other moving image pieces, projected on the rocks behind BoxoPROJECTS featuring flora and fauna of the Arctic, the Mojave Desert, the San Juan Mountains, and New Mexico. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 6pm @ BoxoPROJECTS, 62732 Sullivan Rd Joshua Tree, www.dbestart.com

Compound YV // Heavenly Bodies, a solo exhibition of paintings by Flamingo Heights artist Tess Jenkins. This series explores the idea that we exist as mirrors and echoes of one another, inseparable from the networks of history, memory, dependency and influence that bind us. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 6-10pm, on view until January 7, 2024. Compound YV 55379 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, www.compoundyv.com

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology // A New Moon ceremony with Kim Marcus, Serrano-Cahuilla Cultural Bearer and Elder of the Santa Rosa Reservation, Monday, November 13, 5:30pm. The outdoor ceremony is a gathering of people looking into the night sky, listening to Serrano/Cahuilla creation stories and songs. Bring your own mat and blanket. Click HERE for ticketing. 6881 Mt Lassen Ave, Joshua Tree, www.louharrisonhouse.org

High Desert Test Sites // A-Z West consists of 80 acres adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. For over 20 years artist Andrea Zittel used this site as home, studio and laboratory for investigations into contemporary culture. High Desert Test Sites hosts a fascinating tour of A-Z West on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 11am. Click HERE for ticketing. Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and water bottle are highly recommended. 62953 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, www.hdts.site

Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JTLAB) & Joshua Tree National Park // Join Rebecca Lowry, Director of Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JTLAB), and Jennie Kish Albrinck, Chief of Interpretation and Education for Joshua Tree National Park for a joint presentation on multiple collaborative arts based initiatives undertaken by these two organizations. Saturday, November 11, 2023, 3pm @BoxoPROJECTS, 62732 Sullivan Rd Joshua Tree, www.jtlab.info & www.nps.gov/jotr

Aaron and Casey Sheppard // Sibling artists Aaron and Casey Sheppard present mightiest of all that the world has yet owned, an immersive experience incorporating shadows, puppetry and performance. The title is taken from Nietzsche, and the piece focuses on scientific and metaphysical approaches to reality and consciousness. Friday, November 17, 2023 at sunset (4:39 pm) Aaron Sheppard’s home and studio, Art In Wonderland, 61279 Pueblo Trail, Joshua Tree, www.aaronsheppard.com

Kim Stringfellow // Joshua Tree-based artist, educator, and writer Kim Stringfellow will share several desert research projects and photography at her studio in Joshua Tree for a limited number of guests on Sunday, November 12, 2023, 2pm and 3pm. Her 2005 book Greetings from the Salton Sea was re-released this past summer as a limited collector’s edition. Among her many honors, Kim is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. Click HERE for ticketing, www.kimstringfellow.com