MPR open house, artwork by John Lennon: Freeloader Friday

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This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.


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In My Life: The Artwork of John Lennon
(Downtown Wayzata, 701 E. Lake St., Wayzata)

John Lennon would be 70 this year were he still alive today. Though the man himself is long gone, his legacy, art, and music live on. At this special three-day gallery show and benefit, you can check out his artwork. Sketches, doodles, drawings, caricatures, and illustrations will be on display in a vacant building in downtown Wayzata. Artwork will be available for sale, and while admission is free, there is a $2 suggested donation. Proceeds from the show will benefit Smile Network International, which provides oral surgeries to children living in third-world countries. For more info visit 5-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Discarded but Not Lost
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(IFP MN Center For Media Arts, 2446 University Ave. W, Ste 100, St. Paul, 651.644.1912,

This show exhibiting new work by artists Ann Marsden and Ann Prim features black-and-white photography of objects that were once loved, used, or important, but have since been tossed, forgotten, or replaced. The opening reception is tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


(Cafe Maude, 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.5411)

Experimental and electronic. 9 p.m.

His Mischief, the Millionth Word, Hello Blue
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Rock, indie. 10 p.m.


Andy Elwell, Bella Ruse, Grant Cutler & the Gorgeous Lords, Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Folk, indie rock. 9 p.m.

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