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...

Friday, March 27

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

Manners and Misconduct: Improvised Jane Austen

Presented by A Burnt Nightingale Production

Romance. Scandal. Tea time. Don’t miss this entirely improvised performance in the style of a Jane Austen novel. Featuring an all-female troupe of literary-savvy comediennes! This March let’s get a little Austentacious.

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

Vilification Tennis

Vilification Tennis has been offending audiences at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since the mid 80′s. In 2007, they brought their show to the Minnesota Fringe Festival where audiences greeted them with indifference. Heady with success, they embarked on a professional theatre career at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. They have produced dozens of shows since then and have managed to offend the handicapped, the religious, and a whole lot of fat moms. Audiences have described their shows as “filthy, ribald” and “shocking.” The one word they typically avoid is “funny.”

Comedy


Saturday, March 28

9:45 am / Doors open at 9:30 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
11:00 am / Doors open at 10:45 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

Manners and Misconduct: Improvised Jane Austen

Presented by A Burnt Nightingale Production

Romance. Scandal. Tea time. Don’t miss this entirely improvised performance in the style of a Jane Austen novel. Featuring an all-female troupe of literary-savvy comediennes! This March let’s get a little Austentacious.

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

Vilification Tennis

Vilification Tennis has been offending audiences at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since the mid 80′s. In 2007, they brought their show to the Minnesota Fringe Festival where audiences greeted them with indifference. Heady with success, they embarked on a professional theatre career at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. They have produced dozens of shows since then and have managed to offend the handicapped, the religious, and a whole lot of fat moms. Audiences have described their shows as “filthy, ribald” and “shocking.” The one word they typically avoid is “funny.”

Comedy


Sunday, March 29

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 Local Music Scene

Songs performed by local guest musicians are used as inspiration for improvised comedic scenes.

Comedy / Music

Monday, March 30

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, March 31

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

Tuesday Night Confessions

Singer Justin Leaf and pianist Richard Erickson muse upon the confessions revealed within popular songs. Having ransacked the songbooks of the past hundred years and drawing on a wide range of material, from Cole Porter to Adele, they present an evening of music that sparkles with wit and emotion.

Music

Wednesday, April 1

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

Wonderful Wonderful

Wonderful Wonderful is an eight-piece improv team from the Brave New Workshop Student Union! This month we are presenting special guests The Houlihan’s and Ai, Eh? Mark your calendars for our first show on April Fool’s Day 2015.

Comedy

Thursday, April 2

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

Lynn O’Brien & Steven Hobert in Concert

Lynn O’Brien and Steve Hobert’s inventive and big-hearted music has been exploding into the Twin Cities with dazzling performances at the State Theater, The Cedar Cultural Center and Powderhorn Porch Fest. They’re returning full-force, singing, play guitar/ukulele/piano/accordion and are joined by bassist Kevin Rowe with even more groove, grit and grin.

Music

Friday, April 3

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

Uncreativity Festival

Featuring Tom Comitta (CA), Sibyl Kempson (NY), Sam Hertz (CA), Billy Mullaney (MN), Erin Pike (WA), Max Wirsing (MN) and more

From Mr. Rogers to Brokeback Mountain, Sasquatch to Quantum Mechanics, Uncreativity Festival highlights various approached and efficacies of appropriated text in a new performance and film by choreographers, poets and theater artists from across the country. A casual atmosphere of sharing research at a time when Creativity is Indexed. 

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

M4W – A SPRINGTIME VARIETY SHOW

Performed by Jordan Bainer, Casey Haeg, Joe Halberson and guests

M4W hosts a special spring variety show at BLB! Along with improvisational comedy, you’ll be treated to stand-up comedy and other amazing acts.

Comedy

Saturday, April 4

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

Uncreativity Festival

Featuring Tom Comitta (CA), Sibyl Kempson (NY), Sam Hertz (CA), Billy Mullaney (MN), Erin Pike (WA), Max Wirsing (MN) and more

From Mr. Rogers to Brokeback Mountain, Sasquatch to Quantum Mechanics, Uncreativity Festival highlights various approached and efficacies of appropriated text in a new performance and film by choreographers, poets and theater artists from across the country. A casual atmosphere of sharing research at a time when Creativity is Indexed. 

Performance