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, August 28

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

V & The Dirty Pretty, Joe Stevens, & River Glen

Sultry V & The Dirty Pretty comes to the BLB armed with an arsenal of lust, loss & love gone wrong & her new album "Inside This Longing".  California- based Joe Stevens (Coyote Grace) comes back to Minneapolis with his new edgy folk-roots album, "Last Man Standing", which chronicles his journey to hell & back with drugs & alcohol.  Joined by mandolin badass River Glen, this show is not to be missed.

Music

Friday, August 29

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

Utopiacopia

Presented by Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp
Written and performed by Justin Caron, directed by Robert Frost

Attention passengers!  This summer our spaceship departs from Bryant-Lake Bowl, nonstop to Utopiacopia, the planet of dreams!  Our expert flight attendant will take you on a journey through space and through your minds.  Strap on your heels and grab your SkyMalls, the adventure begins in T-minus 5… 4… 3… 2… WERK!

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

Young and Fearless

Presented by Fearless Comedy Productions

Young and Fearless is not just your average “slap it together” sketch show. Each show is centered around a theme, and sketches are selected from submissions for the particular show theme being produced. Stand up comedians perform between segments, with Bill and Jena Young hosting the show. Young and Fearless works hard to bring you an incredibly refined sketch show, featuring the most sophisticated potty humor in town!

Comedy


Saturday, August 30

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

Dane Aaron EP Release w/ Dedric Clark and the Social Animals

Twin Cities solo Americana/folk artist Dane Aaron is releasing his much anticipated EP along with pals Dedric Clark and the Social Animals. Like a kitten clawing at your door as twilight approaches, Dedric Clark and the Social Animals are just begging for you to pick them up, listen to them purr, and post pictures of them on the Internet. Their unique blend of rock, Americana, classic pop, and alt-country leaves room for any palette to be delightfully pleased. Unless you’re a bad person, then yes, you will like it.

Music

Sunday, August 31

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

Tuesday, September 2

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

Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant Lake Bowl

An improv comedy cornucopia of favorites, veterans & up-and-comers: Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant Lake Bowl presents 4 stellar improv groups the 1st Tuesday of the month. Best part: all profits are donated to the improv schools at Brave New Workshop & HUGE Theater. Laugh Out Loud Improv, for the cause.

Comedy

Thursday, September 4

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

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play

Presented by Little Lifeboats
Written by Abby Swafford

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play.  It’s not about Harriet Tubman, thank god, but there is a train in it. A dark comedy about representation, self-preservation, and making “art” to make a buck.

Comedy

Friday, September 5

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

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play

Presented by Little Lifeboats
Written by Abby Swafford

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play.  It’s not about Harriet Tubman, thank god, but there is a train in it. A dark comedy about representation, self-preservation, and making “art” to make a buck.

Comedy
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 swordplay, 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, September 6

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

M4W Improv Comedy

Presented by Jordan Bainer, Casey Haeg, and Joe Halverson

Ever wonder who writes those “missed connections” on Craigslist? Us too. Come see improv inspired by a real “missed connection” posting. We explore what happens to our star-crossed lovers after they experience this life-changing missed connection. Do they get together in the end? Dunno, you gotta come find out.

Comedy
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, September 7

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

Comedy

Monday, September 8

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

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play

Presented by Little Lifeboats
Written by Abby Swafford

Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play.  It’s not about Harriet Tubman, thank god, but there is a train in it. A dark comedy about representation, self-preservation, and making “art” to make a buck.

Comedy

Tuesday, September 9

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

Two Chairs Telling

Let's put two of the best storytellers, poets, and spoken word artists on the stage for 80 minutes with the challenge "can you top this?" and let them explore the intersection between what and why.

Performance