Bryant Lake Bowl

810 W. Lake St., Mpls Open 8 am‑2am daily

Restaurant/Bowling (612) 825‑3737 Theater (612) 825‑8949

Theater

After a couple of successful runs of his beloved Outlet performance festival (set in the basement of a Mexican grocery store), multidisciplinary artist Jaime Carrera creates a new avant garde art event expanding over 8 different evenings in August at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater stage.

A mixture of experimental film, music & performance, Foco aims to present the most cutting edge work from underground & established artists, including: Gabriel Douglas, Little Foot, Repulsar, Jason Wade, Jennifer Arave, Senator Butthole Johnson & many more!

PLUS, the closing night of the festival will feature the world premiere of the first choreographic collaboration between Jaime & innovative modern dance legend and performer, Kristin Van Loon! 

 Thursday the 1st:

Music from Trailer Park Queen & The 4onthefloor frontman Gabriel Douglas.

 Friday the 2nd:

Music from avant-garde noise artist Little Foot & heavy space-rockers Thunderbolt Pagoda.

 Saturday the 3rd:

Performance from modern dance artist Hannah Kramer (with special guest: renowned choreographer Emily Johnson) & music from Linnea Mohn (from Rogue Valley, Coach Said Not To, Abby Wolf & Her Claws.)

 Sunday the 4th:

Experimental short films from: Mike Etoll, Peter Hogan, Tyler Jensen, Matthew Sandvik, Jason Wade & the local premiere of Jaime Carrera's new short film Broseph (starring Ryan Nicholas Solem.)

 Thursday the 8th:

Music from soul rock band Black Audience & rock n' roll from Candy Slice and The Feather Underground.

 Friday the 9th:

Performance from choreographer Jennifer Arave & music/performance art from Senator Butthole Johnson.

 Saturday the 10th:

Music from experimentalists Repulsar & dirty rock from The Sex Rays.

 Sunday the 11th:

The world premiere of the first performance collaboration from multidisciplinary artist Jaime Carrera & modern dance legend Kristin Van Loon, titled EPICBITCH. Plus other surprises...

Thursday, October 30

10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Centipede! The Musical

Presented by Oops! Entertainment Productions
Written by Timothy Mauritz Music by Joseph Yé

Dr. Heiter has lived a solitary life. A life of work. A life of discipline. After experiencing such loneliness and seeing so much sadness in the world he has one dream: to bring people together...through song!

Comedy / Performance

Friday, October 31

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Secret of Gravethwait Manor

Presented by Fearless Comedy

When Iris, Troy and Kevin, the eager team of ghost hunters at Ghost Grabbers, LLC, get a call from the residents of the 500-year-old Gravethwait Manor, they are sure to be on the verge of discovering the center of the spirit world in the Upper Midwest. But by helping to catch the “ghosts” that haunt Count Graventhwait and his lovely wife Lilly, our heroes might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Comedy / Performance
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Martina’s Broadway Horror Cabaret

Presented by Silver Slipper Productions
Starring Martino Gabriel-Mayoette as Martina Marraccino Directed by Seth Gabriel-Mayoette

Martina and her ghouls are back for a frightful and fierce evening in tribute to the Great White Way! Martina's Broadway Cabaret is in its 7th year, so we are celebrating with a Halloween Bash! Come enjoy an evening of Broadway frights and Halloween sights as Bat Boy, Martina (with the help of her Sister-Witches) vampires, zombies, and more icons sing, dance and entertain to the tune of Broadway’s biggest hits and most hideous flops. Can our boyz band together to saver Regan from the Devil? Will Martina and Bat Boy end up together forever or will they fizzle out in a flame of passion?  With music from The Addams Family, The Wiz, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, The Witches of Eastwick, Xanadu, Bat Boy and many more musical gems, the evening promises to be a night of fun, fright and fabulous! Come dressed up on Halloween; you’ll win if you have the “Queerest Costume!”

Performance / Clubhouse

Saturday, November 1

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Secret of Gravethwait Manor

Presented by Fearless Comedy

When Iris, Troy and Kevin, the eager team of ghost hunters at Ghost Grabbers, LLC, get a call from the residents of the 500-year-old Gravethwait Manor, they are sure to be on the verge of discovering the center of the spirit world in the Upper Midwest. But by helping to catch the “ghosts” that haunt Count Graventhwait and his lovely wife Lilly, our heroes might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Comedy / Performance
9:30 pm / Doors open at 9:00 pm

A Drinking Game-Minnesota!

Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre in Association with Embassy Jack

Come see some of the Twin Cities' finest actors perform a stage reading of a popular movie with some props, choreography, and a touch of audience participation.

Comedy / Clubhouse


Sunday, November 2

3:30 pm / Doors open at 3:30 pm

Revolution Church

Revolution strives to provide an all inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged. It is a place that seeks to embody grace. Plus it's a church in a bar with a bowling alley, what's not to like?
Clubhouse

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Wünder Kidz

The Wünder Kidz is an experienced long-form improv group who performs all over the Twin Cities. Their show is refreshingly honest and tackles the most bizarre aspects of life.

Comedy
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Naked Girls Reading Presents: Day of the Dead

Presented by Naked Girls Reading Minneapolis

On the Day of the Dead, join the beauties with brains of Naked Girls Reading Minneapolis as they bare more than just their behinds; reading selections about the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos as well as spooky tales that will rattle your bones! The reading features producer and local burlesque performer Queenie von Curves and pin-up models Lela Bells and Laura Elizabeth Nova. 

Performance

Photo credit: Candy Shoppe Photography

Monday, November 3

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Theater of Public Policy

Presented by Danger Boat Productions

Described by the Star Tribune as what would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL, The Theater of Public Policy is the most fun you’ll have at a public forum. Each show features an interview with an expert guest or newsmaker that is brought to life through unpredictable improv comedy. It’s a little like civics class, only with comedy, theater, and beer.

Comedy / Performance

Tuesday, November 4

8:00 pm / Doors open at 7:00 pm

Election Night 2014 with The Theater of Public Policy

Presented by Danger Boat Productions

An election night party for people without a party: Cast your vote then join The Theater of Public Policy at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. We’ll watch the poll results come in and get instant reactions from an expert panel of political analysts. Plus, there’ll be live music from The Explainers and lots of comedy and improv from The Theater of Public Policy.

Comedy / Performance

Wednesday, November 5

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Big Gay Comedy Show!

“The Big Gay
Comedy Show” hits the stage with an evening of OUTrageous comedy from the
funniest gay and gay-friendly comics and performers on the scene today! We’re
here! We’re funny! Get used to it! Do not miss this hilarious night of laughs featuring
an A-List of comics that have performed in clubs and festivals in New York
City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and beyond! Stand-up comedy! Sketch comedy! Improv!

Comedy / Performance


Thursday, November 6

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Presented by Theatre Coup d’Etat and Staged Steel Armory
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

The longest running comedy on the West Bank in London, this face-painted frenzy packs the Bard’s entire cannon into one show. Featuring 90 minutes of bawdy humor, intense sword fights and direct audience involvement, this three-man marathon of a show is perfectly suited for both regular and non-regular theatre-goers alike.

Theater / Performance

Friday, November 7

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Presented by Theatre Coup d’Etat and Staged Steel Armory
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

The longest running comedy on the West Bank in London, this face-painted frenzy packs the Bard’s entire cannon into one show. Featuring 90 minutes of bawdy humor, intense sword fights and direct audience involvement, this three-man marathon of a show is perfectly suited for both regular and non-regular theatre-goers alike.

Theater / Performance
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30 pm

Last Action Movie

Presented by Shadow Horse Theatre

The people who bring you A Drinking Game-MN return to the stage to perform their full feature length improvised movie. Employing basic stage combat and sword play, Last Action Movie uses improvisation to create an original staged action movie. So sit back, have a drink, grab some food and enjoy the face-melting, body-smashing, car-chasing, sexy-gun-playing and nerf-sword-stabbing adventure that only Last Action Movie can create.

“When the world is on the brink...improvise."

Performance

Saturday, November 8

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Presented by Theatre Coup d’Etat and Staged Steel Armory
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

The longest running comedy on the West Bank in London, this face-painted frenzy packs the Bard’s entire cannon into one show. Featuring 90 minutes of bawdy humor, intense sword fights and direct audience involvement, this three-man marathon of a show is perfectly suited for both regular and non-regular theatre-goers alike.

Theater / Performance