It’s a week full of love and what better way to spend it with a significant other, friends, or treating yourself? This week, the Palouse is full of creativity, education and bliss as we near Valentine’s Day. Remember when going to physical events, wear a mask and social distance to keep others and yourself safe. Here are the best things happening at the Palouse this week.
Pledge the Bed: Sexual Responsibility
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9
Place: Student Recreation Center
Head over to the Student Recreation Center to pledge the bed to sexual responsibility. There will be a blow-up bed where people can sign their names. Along with signing the bed, resources will be available to those including safe sex supplies and information about consent, respect and open communication.
Athena Galentine’s Virtual Trivia
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
Place: Online event
Grab a glass of your favorite drink, find somewhere comfortable to sit and unwind. Join the ladies and play Kahoot trivia to win prizes like gift cards to wine tasting and coffee. The event is open to anyone and all that is needed to play is a device with internet access.
Sex in the Dark
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 11
Place: Wallace C26
Join an anonymous webinar and ask sexual health-related questions to “sexperts.” This event’s theme is healthy relationships, but any questions will be answered. Students may attend in-person or online if they are uncomfortable meeting physically.
Valentine’s Day Paint Night
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Date: Friday, Feb. 12
Place: Online event
Bring a loved one, friend or group and paint with Wild at Art owners Joan Hoffman and Donald Stanziano. To be safe, the event will be held over Zoom where instructors will walk everyone through the process of painting. Pieces will be inspired by the later event, “Love is the Brightest Color.” No experience is necessary and the point of the event is to create and spread positivity near Valentine’s Day. Canvases and supplies can be delivered through the Palouse or picked up on the sidewalk in front of Wild at Art.
“Tools: Their Clever Enchantment”
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Date: Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 18-21
Place: Artisans at the Dahmen Barn
Support local artist and teacher, Rachael Eastman at her first solo exhibit at the Artisan Barn. Displaying watercolor and oil paintings, the exhibit is full of tools that brighten up the space. Painting tools since 2005, Eastman takes comfort in created tool-related art, reminding her of her father. When going to the barn people are expected to wear masks and social distance.
Emily Pearce can be reached at [email protected]edu or on Twitter @Emily_A_Pearce.