Bring a date, come solo, or meet a friend—this is your low-commitment Valentine’s Day night out! Celebrate the opening of Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection and Chalk with special SweetheART tours. You can also listen to readings by local poets, try speed dating in French, and jam to DJ Douala Soul spinning tunes all night, or catch Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke in the Bentson Mediatheque.
7 & 8 pm
Tour the newly opened exhibition Five Ways In and learn about the history of love in art.
Music: Douala Soul Collective
5 & 7:15 pm
Get loose with Douala Soul Collective, two DJs whose music choices are influenced by the city of Douala, Cameroon. Check out their eclectic vinyl collection while vibing to their poetic set list.
Readings: Graywolf Press Poets
Art-Making: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Vivre d’amour et d’eau fraîche. Mourir d’amour. Filer le parfait amour. Amour, vous avez dit amour? Learn some key phrases en français and speak the language of love. Also, design your own poems or déclaration d’amour through some French classic novels from the Alliance Française library.
Film: Love Tapes
What does “love” mean to everyday individuals? Beginning in the late 1970s, experimental video artist Wendy Clark invited people to answer this question. Love Tapes plays throughout the evening on loop in the Bentson Mediatheque, located in the Main Lobby.
Esker Grove will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu with three dinner options, dessert, and a specialty cocktail. Reservations available.
Plus, don’t miss extra events every night in February. Get together at the Walker to celebrate winter with art-making, snowshoeing, sledding, s’mores, and more. Galleries are free and open late (5–9 pm), so bring a friend, invite a date, come solo or with a group, and join us for Winter at the Walker!