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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Pop Power Exhibit ends this Sunday at the MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture has reopened for private visits only, and POP Power from Warhol to Koons closes this Sunday, January 24. Other current exhibits are two World War II exhibitions commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the war: Bomber Boys: Portraits from the Front, and American Inheritance: Unpacking World War II.

A group of up to six people from the same household can enjoy a 50-minute visit, Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 10am, last visit at 4pm. Tickets in advance are required, visit

More at the MAC

Also, starting this Saturday, January 23, Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii opens at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Witness to Wartime introduces artist Takuichi Fujii, who was fifty years old when war broke out between the USA and Japan. In a climate of increasing fear and racist propaganda, he became one of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast forced to leave their homes and live in geographically isolated incarceration camps.

Fujii began an illustrated diary that spans the years from his forced removal in May 1942 through his internment in southern Idaho, which ended in October 1945. In nearly 250 ink drawings ranging from public to intimate views, the diary depicts detailed images of the camps, and the inmates' daily routines and pastimes. He also produced over 130 watercolors that reiterate and expand upon the diary as well as several oil paintings and sculptures. This exhibit runs through May 16, 2021. Visit for more information.

Hot Cocoa Cruises on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Every Friday through Sunday in January, February & March, scenic hot cocoa cruises are being offered on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. These fun 90-minute cruises depart twice daily: 12:30pm and 2:30pm. A delicious hot-cocoa bar will be available on board for purchase - original cocoa for the kiddos, spiked cocoa for the adults. Enjoy scenic views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and sip your warm beverages while cruising the waters.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

EWU Visiting Writers Series with Amy Tan tomorrow

Eastern Washington University's Visiting Writers Series continues and this Friday, January 22, Amy Tan is the featured guest. Amy Tan is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships. Her best known work is The Joy Luck Club, which has been translated into 35 languages. In 1993, the book was adapted into a commercially successful film. Tan has written several other bestselling novels, including The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter and Saving Fish from Drowning. She also wrote a collection of non-fiction essays and two children's books.

This virtual event runs from 7:30-8:30 tomorrow, and is free for anyone to attend. Join the livestream at

Online Girl Scout Cookie Sales start February 12

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will start their online cookie sales Friday, February 12. The proceeds from each and every purchase stay local with the troop and its council to power Girl Scouts' essential leadership programming. So remember to purchase cookies from your local council and nearby troops. You can order locally online starting February 12 at

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