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GET OUT: Art exhibits, book talks, classic car cruise-in and other happenings

Roger Shimomura, "General Shimomura," is one of the pieces of artwork on display in the “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff” exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Roger Shimomura, "General Shimomura," is one of the pieces of artwork on display in the “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff” exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum. Courtesy Tacoma Art Museum

Thursday (Sept. 10)

Final week of “Roger Shimomure: An American Knockoff” at TAM

It’s the final week to take in the “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff” exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. It will close Sunday. Also on display is “Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection” and “Chihuly: Gifts from the Artist” ongoing. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Admission is $35 family; $14 adults; $12 senior citizens, students, military; free 5 and younger. For more information call 253-272-4258 or go online to tacomaartmuseum.org.

Monthly Cruise-In for car lovers at LeMay-America’s Car Museum

If you're a car lover, then you'll want to mix with other car enthusiasts at the monthly Cruise-In at LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. Bring your classic car or just come to admire others while listening to music. A People's Choice Award will be given, and there will be a raffle. The museum is open until 8 p.m., and the Cruise-In starts at 5 p.m., rain or shine. The event on the lawn is free to the public, but entering the museum requires admission.

New exhibit opening reception at Collins Memorial Library at UPS

Come out for the opening of the news exhibit “Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists and Poets Refrect on Soil and Our Environment” at the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. The exhibit was curated by Lucia Harrison, nature writer, and she will be sharing insight to the exhibit. Refreshments and viewing of the exhibit will follow the talk at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information call 253-879-3669.

Author Gary Ferguson talks about book “The Carry Home”

Meet award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson when he talks about his book, “The Carry Home” at the University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. The 5:30 p.m. presentation will be held in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall on campus. It is free to the public. For more information call 253-879-3555.

Artist Jennifer Chin shares creative process of exhibit

Meet artist Jennifer Chin and explore the creative process of her exhibit “ProtoNext” on display at The Swiss Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. The series of 160 small acrylic paintings are based on the principle that each new work is affected by previous ones. Successful compositions continue to morph in and out while others are completely discarded. It is at 6 p.m. Thursday and is free to the public. For more information call 253-572-2821.

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