(City Center, 40 S. 7th St., Minneapolis)
Curated by Jaime Carrera, "Luncheon" will feature a variety of modern-dance performances in the Skyway each day throughout the week. Troupes scheduled to entertain include HIJACK, and Carrera will also be showing a new original work at the end of the week. Also at City Center will be Elixery, who will be hosting a pop-up shop boasting free makeovers and sampling events. 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
10th Annual NOMMO African American Author Series
(Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-625-9505)
Just in time for Black History Month, prolific, award-winning poet Kevin Young will be reading from some of his recent work and discussing his writing with host and novelist Alexs Pate. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Love, ART, & Chocolate!
(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)
Looking for something to give your sweetheart this V-Day? Color Wheel Gallery in the Kingfield neighborhood of south Minneapolis will be hosting a last-minute shopping event this Thursday. Shop gifts by local artists and jewely makers, create your own V-Day cards at the craft station, and buy and sample sweets. 6-10 p.m. Thursday.
[email protected] V-day!
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454, www.hexagonbar.com)
Do you hate Valentine's Day? We'll have plenty of free anti-V shows in Freeloader Friday this week, but in the meantime, start your hate early with this rockin' show featuring Wage Theft, the Desert Vest, Pleasure Wounds, Vellhouse. 9 p.m. Thursday.