Bryant Lake Bowl

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

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


Theater

Saturday, July 23

10:00 am / Doors open at 9:45 am

Kids Class! with Miss Torrie

Taught by Torrie Rinehart

This is not your typical tutu and bun dance class, this is an environment for all kids to get their boogie on to awesome music! Our class features original curriculum designed with fun and imagination in mind, packed full of real dance technique and music skills. Kids Class! is an accessible and captivating way to start kids on their journey into the arts!

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

“Yard Sale” the play

Written and performed by Janelle Ranek and Kevin Pearson

The dynamic comedy duo of Ranek and Pearson return to the BLB with the critically acclaimed “Yard Sale” the play.  They bring back their entourage of infamous characters, GLORIA - the martini swilling, crass, old broad, JACK - the delusional, deranged, self-proclaimed mercenary, SASHA - the all-natural, vegan, earth mother of 11 children, RUSTY - the ex-boyfriend from long ago, and MARY -  the cat lady, plus a few surprises!  Don’t miss this Yard Sale where ANYTHING can happen, based on what you bring.

Theater / Comedy

Sunday, July 24

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

Josh Kaplan: Give The Drummer Some!

Twin Cities drummer Josh Kaplan presents a night dedicated to the art of creating something out of nothing. Give The Drummer Some weaves improvised comedy and improvised music together to create a one-of-a-kind performance. The extra special musical guest for the evening will be the inimitable deVon Gray (Chastity Brown, Heiruspecs, Brother Ali).

Performance / Music

Monday, July 25

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

The Local Music Scene Presents:

Every month, a different musician is interviewed and then performs a selection of their original music. After, The Local Music Scene (a team of improv comedians), takes those lyrics and uses them as the basis of inspiration for improvised scenes!

Comedy / Music

Tuesday, July 26

8:00 pm / Doors open at 7:30 pm

“Last Tuesdays” Experimental Music Series

Hosted by Blood Quantum – Erik Fratzke (Zebulon Pike, Happy Apple) and Tim Glenn (Pentacene, Squid Fist)

Blood Quantum is fractal doom for strings and percussion. Dissecting simultaneities within drone grids and folkloric electronics.

Monthly guests will feature electro-acoustic and small group improvisation – exploring the pluralities and paradoxes of non-notated musics.

Music

Wednesday, July 27

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

9x22 Dance/Lab

Produced and hosted by Laurie Van Wieren

Named for the modest dimensions of the BLB stage, this exciting dance showcase features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together.

Dance

Thursday, July 28

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

Absolutely Nothing Like This

Performed by Dilly Dally

One scene, two improvisers, no boundaries. Michael DallaValle and Sean Dillon start from nothing and spin out a single long-form theatrical story on the fly. It might be hilariously funny; it might be heart-breakingly sad… maybe some of both.

Theater / Performance

Friday, July 29

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

Fight Night

Presented by Theatre Coup d’Etat

Real, trained fighters. Characters you love. Referees you love to hate. Coup d’Etat brings an entourage of skilled sword wielders for a series of matchups from Shakespeare to Star Wars and everything in between. It’s Celebrity Death Match meets Highlander... and it's live.

Theater / Comedy

Saturday, July 30

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

The 2016 Minnesota Mid-Year-in-Review Quiz Show

Last December the folks behind The Theater of Public Policy recapped all of 2015 with six of their funniest friends in an uproarious year-end quiz show. So much has already happened in 2016, they just can’t wait ‘til December to do it again.

Join six of Minnesota’s funniest humans as they’re grilled about all the big stories of 2016 (so far) at the first ever 2016 Minnesota MID-Year-in-Review Trivia Show! 

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

School For Girls Album Release Party

Minneapolis band School For Girls releases its new album, All At Once.  All At Once is a collection of songs featuring complex arrangements, bold harmonies, big hooks, and a warm blend of instrumentation recalling Fleetwood Mac, Emitt Rhodes, Van Morrison, and 70's-era Paul McCartney.  The record was recorded over the summer of 2015 at Pearl Studios with producer Adam Levy of the Honeydogs and engineer Zachary Hollander, whose previous credits include The Honeydogs and Chris Koza. Special guests TBA.

Music

Sunday, July 31

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:30 pm

Cellular Cinema

Presented by Kevin Obsatz

Cellular Cinema is an organically evolving, ongoing screening series of experimental film, video and performance. As far as we know it’s the only regularly occurring event in Minneapolis or St. Paul that features short form, experimental contemporary moving image art.

Film

Thursday, August 4

5:30 pm / Doors open at 5:00 pm

2016 Fringe Festival

Bryant Lake Bowl is a venue for the MN Fringe Festival August 4-14. See full schedule at http://www.fringefestival.org

Theater

Friday, August 5

4:00 pm / Doors open at 3:30 pm

2016 Fringe Festival

Bryant Lake Bowl is a venue for the MN Fringe Festival August 4-14. See full schedule at http://www.fringefestival.org

Theater

Saturday, August 6

1:00 pm / Doors open at 12:30 pm

2016 Fringe Festival

Bryant Lake Bowl is a venue for the MN Fringe Festival August 4-14. See full schedule at http://www.fringefestival.org

Theater

Sunday, August 7

1:00 pm / Doors open at 12:30 pm

2016 Fringe Festival

Bryant Lake Bowl is a venue for the MN Fringe Festival August 4-14. See full schedule at http://www.fringefestival.org

Theater