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Things to Do This Week, June 3-7

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is in full swing while a new exhibit in La Quinta salutes Route 66.

JIM POWERS Attractions, Current Digital

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La Quinta Museum has a new exhibit bout the cultural and artistic influence of Route 66 in California.
TASTE: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week / Through June 9

Desert foodies look forward to Restaurant Week all year long — for good reason. More than 100 area restaurants participate, offering special values for lunch and dinner.

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SEE: Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture / Through June 17

View sketches, models, and photographs from midcentury modern architect Hugh Kaptur at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

GO: Lavender Festival / Through June 30

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn and 123 Farm in Cherry Valley (a scenic 40-minute drive from Palm Springs) celebrate the lavender harvest with organic goods, live music, farm-to-table eats, and fun workshops. Take the perfect purple-hued Insta shot in the fields.

GO: Route 66 Exhibit at La Quinta Museum / Through Sept. 14

The La Quinta Museum is excited to open the new exhibit about the cultural and artistic influence of Route 66 in California. This exhibit is a compilation of memories about the Historic Route 66, about how the Mother Road’s past dialogues with the present, and the adventurous spirits who get their kicks on the road. The exhibit showcases the photography of Andy Romanoff and Brian Helder; Wendy Jack’s detailed diorama of a gas station and souvenir shop; a collective art installation from local artists, along with Route 66 artifacts and informative and interactive panels.

GO: Graffiti Date Night / June 6

Palm Desert’s Westfield shopping center teamed up with local art supply store Flat Black for a series of date nights with an edge: Master artists help you and your sweetheart create a graffiti painting.

TASTE: Persimmon Bistro / June 6

A new look and menu to the restaurant inside the Palm Springs Art Museum will be unveiled with a puiblic grand opening from 5-7 p.m. Persimmon Bistro will feature California wines and beers.

GO: A Conversation with Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir / June 6

Best known as an editor on the following films– Deadpool 2, John Wick, and Contraband. This is the final speaker series event of the season by the Palm Springs Women in Film & Television. To RSVP, visit

GROOVE: Jim Lauderdale / June 7

Fans of this Grammy-winning songwriter’s all-American, bluegrass sound may be surprised to learn that he counts The Beatles among his biggest influences — keep an ear out for hints of the British invasion during his set at Pappy & Harriet’s.