Four free things to do this week

Four free things to do this week
HIJACK photographed by Jaime Carrera
This week in free stuff to do we have lunchtime dance performances, free V-Day makeovers, a great reading event, and more. Come take a look.

Luncheon: A Midday Modern Dance Series
(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. 

F@cK V-day!
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454,

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. 

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