Culture compass: Valentine’s Day edition

A&E has weekend plans for you and those special people in your life.

by Meg Bishop

Friday: Brewery Roller Skating 

Kick your average Valentine’s Day plans to the curb! Grab your Valentines or “palentines” and roll around a brewery this Friday. This will be the third year in a row that Modist Brewing has pushed their tables aside and invited the public to roller-derby the bar. There will be a line for skating, which will revolve in 30-minute increments. Tip: you can skate more than once if you go back in line! Modist suggests to RSVP; the event is first-come, first-served. 

When: 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Modist Brewing Co., 505 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis

Cost: $3 skate rental fee

Saturday: Mind Your Health

Spend a self-care day at the mall — and no, we don’t mean retail therapy! This Saturday, the Mall of America will be hosting mental health awareness classes to help teens and adults better understand how to live their best life by having a healthy mind and body. This event features activities from multiple Minnesota health organizations.

When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington 

Cost: Free

Sunday: Music Under Glass

Maybe you were already thinking about visiting the Como Park’s conservatory for your newest flower-filled Instagram post this weekend. This Sunday evening you can take photos and listen to live music. A local band called The Jorgensens will be playing a set ranging from blues to bluegrass inside the tropical gardens. 

When: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul

Cost: Free