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Things to Do This Week, Oct. 18-25

Palm Springs introduces its new city park, local artists Karen and Tony Barone are honored, and Jason Bonham rocks out Led Zepplin tunes at Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage.

JIM POWERS Attractions, Current Digital

Palm Springs introduces its new city park, local artists Karen and Tony Barone are honored, and Jason Bonham rocks out Led Zepplin tunes.

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Best of the Best 2021: City by City

For each of the Coachella Valley’s nine cities, Palm Springs Life readers voted for their favorites in 20 distinct categories, and our editors selected their top picks from the winners.

Steven Biller Best Of, Current PSL, Restaurants

Palm Springs Life readers voted for Best of the Best in 20 categories in each of the 9 desert cities, and our editors chimed in with a pick.

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Things to Do After 6 p.m. in the Desert

The sun sets, the temps drop a little, and the desert lights up with a variety of activities from bowling to drag shows.

Carl Schoemig Attractions, Current Digital

The sun sets, the temps drop a little, and the desert lights up with a variety of activities after dark from bowling to drag shows.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Celebrating a golden milestone, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens brings Australia to the Coachella Valley, contends with a (human) pandemic, and prepares for its biggest inhabitants yet.

Derrik J. Lang Attractions, Current PSL

It started on the back of an envelope. In 1970, when Karen Sausman was hired as the first director of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens — known at that point as The Living Desert Reserve — the plucky naturalist and educator mapped out an ambitious plan for a sprawling campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley showcasing flora