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...

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


Wednesday, September 10

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

The School For Girls Music and Comedic Theatrical Performance Revue

Presented by School For Girls and Tom Reed

Minneapolis rock and roll outfit School for Girls just happens to be comprised of several of the city's better-known improv comedy performers.  On this evening, they conspire with local comedian and improviser Tom Reed to produce an evening of big guitars, giant harmonies and comedic performances.  

Comedy / Music

Thursday, September 11

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 12

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

Big Fun Radio Funtime

Presented by Fearless Comedy

Big Fun Radio Funtime will bring old tyme radio comedy to new tyme audiences. Comedy writers create short scripts inspired by the golden age of radio and they’re performed and recorded in front of a live studio audience! Science Fiction, Noir, Soap Operas and more are featured. There are commercials, and even musical interludes by The Citizen’s Band. And yes, we’ll have a live sound effects technician. Don’t call him a Foley artist – that just makes him mad.

 

Performance

Saturday, September 13

12:00 pm / Doors open at 11:30 am

The Ukulele Alley Cartoon ExtravaGONZO, starring Luke the Uke

Presented by Liebermania

Luke the Uke, along with his pals DJ Mr. Gosh and Lady Miss Ian, mine the cartoon archives for a family matinee like no other. Each month, The Ukulele Alley Cartoon ExtravaGONZO presents a generous helping of vintage animation and vinyl oddities, along with a very special live musical guest, and lots of laughs and surprises guaranteed to start your weekend right. "Always silly, never stupid," the ExtravaGONZO is child-safe, family-friendly fun for kids of ALL ages.


Film / Kids