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...

Wednesday, July 1

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

QuizoTron

Starring: Trace Beaulieu, Jennifer Ouellette, Joseph Scrimshaw, Raychelle Burks, Courtney McLean, Bill Corbett, Maggie Koerth-Baker and host Rebecca Watson

QuizoTron is a high-tech, low-down science-themed panel quiz show starring talented comedians and learned scientists who compete for nothing but the admiration of their peers. Audience interaction is encouraged. Proceeds benefit SkepchickCon, the fun and enlightening panels at CONvergence.

Performance / Clubhouse

Wednesday, July 8

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

The Rabbit Show: Dance Shows That Got Into The Fringe

Presented by April Sellers

Following in the tradition started by the late John Munger, the July Rabbit Show featuring dance artists with shows in the Minnesota Fringe Festival continues!

Three weeks before the fun begins, this evening offers the opportunity to preview the dance and movement shows appearing in this year’s Fringe. Want to discover somebody new? Like to plan ahead? Curious what your favorite dancers are planning? Join us for this one-night-only sneak peek!

Film / Dance

Erin Sheppard presents "Dance with the Devil" / Photo by Dan Norman

Thursday, July 9

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

Space Crew…in space!

Presented by Comedy Fiends
Written and Produced by Kellen Berg, Pedro Juan Fonseca and Billy Sommers; Directed by Kellen Berg

Comedy Fiends presents “Space Crew…in space!”, an hour-long comedic narrative following the crew of the P.S. Grimsley on their doomed maiden voyage. This is a one-of-a-kind sci-fi adventure sure to keep you laughing throughout. 

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

Wet Hot Minnesota Summer

Produced by Alex Collyard & Hannah Wydeven

We want you inside us. Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer is an improvised romp through a day-in-the-life of a summer camp in Minnesota based on the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer." On any given night you might see bears, capture the flag, sex, campfires, bear sex, canned food, "indoor kids," and maybe even some extra sex. Who knows!? It's unscripted! But seriously, there's probably going to be sex, or at least some SERIOUS make outs.

Comedy

Friday, July 10

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

Space Crew…in space!

Presented by Comedy Fiends
Written and Produced by Kellen Berg, Pedro Juan Fonseca and Billy Sommers; Directed by Kellen Berg

Comedy Fiends presents “Space Crew…in space!”, an hour-long comedic narrative following the crew of the P.S. Grimsley on their doomed maiden voyage. This is a one-of-a-kind sci-fi adventure sure to keep you laughing throughout. 

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

Wet Hot Minnesota Summer

Produced by Alex Collyard & Hannah Wydeven

We want you inside us. Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer is an improvised romp through a day-in-the-life of a summer camp in Minnesota based on the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer." On any given night you might see bears, capture the flag, sex, campfires, bear sex, canned food, "indoor kids," and maybe even some extra sex. Who knows!? It's unscripted! But seriously, there's probably going to be sex, or at least some SERIOUS make outs.

Comedy

Saturday, July 11

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

Victor + Valentine

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
Directed, designed and conceived by David Hanzal; Text written by Katharine Sherman; Score composed by Daniel Dukich; Performed by Philip Gates and Sarah Dewhirst

Dark fairy tales and puppetry converge at lovesick Victor von Valentine’s Cabaret for the broken-hearted, loosely inspired by the life and stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

Ice maidens, mermaids, sequins, blood, glitter, red dancing shoes, and a bottomless sea of whiskey; a meditation on isolation, creativity, transformation, and why sometimes it seems we only write with broken hearts. This performance is the world premier.

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

Wet Hot Minnesota Summer

Produced by Alex Collyard & Hannah Wydeven

We want you inside us. Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer is an improvised romp through a day-in-the-life of a summer camp in Minnesota based on the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer." On any given night you might see bears, capture the flag, sex, campfires, bear sex, canned food, "indoor kids," and maybe even some extra sex. Who knows!? It's unscripted! But seriously, there's probably going to be sex, or at least some SERIOUS make outs.

Comedy

Sunday, July 12

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

Victor + Valentine

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
Directed, designed and conceived by David Hanzal; Text written by Katharine Sherman; Score composed by Daniel Dukich; Performed by Philip Gates and Sarah Dewhirst

Dark fairy tales and puppetry converge at lovesick Victor von Valentine’s Cabaret for the broken-hearted, loosely inspired by the life and stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

Ice maidens, mermaids, sequins, blood, glitter, red dancing shoes, and a bottomless sea of whiskey; a meditation on isolation, creativity, transformation, and why sometimes it seems we only write with broken hearts. This performance is the world premier.

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

Wet Hot Minnesota Summer

Produced by Alex Collyard & Hannah Wydeven

We want you inside us. Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer is an improvised romp through a day-in-the-life of a summer camp in Minnesota based on the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer." On any given night you might see bears, capture the flag, sex, campfires, bear sex, canned food, "indoor kids," and maybe even some extra sex. Who knows!? It's unscripted! But seriously, there's probably going to be sex, or at least some SERIOUS make outs.

Comedy

Monday, July 13

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

Victor + Valentine

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
Directed, designed and conceived by David Hanzal; Text written by Katharine Sherman; Score composed by Daniel Dukich; Performed by Philip Gates and Sarah Dewhirst

Dark fairy tales and puppetry converge at lovesick Victor von Valentine’s Cabaret for the broken-hearted, loosely inspired by the life and stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

Ice maidens, mermaids, sequins, blood, glitter, red dancing shoes, and a bottomless sea of whiskey; a meditation on isolation, creativity, transformation, and why sometimes it seems we only write with broken hearts. This performance is the world premier.

Performance

Wednesday, July 15

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

Cinema Lounge

Presented by IFP MN and BLB

Where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice.


Clubhouse / Film


Thursday, July 16

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

Victor + Valentine

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
Directed, designed and conceived by David Hanzal; Text written by Katharine Sherman; Score composed by Daniel Dukich; Performed by Philip Gates and Sarah Dewhirst

Dark fairy tales and puppetry converge at lovesick Victor von Valentine’s Cabaret for the broken-hearted, loosely inspired by the life and stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

Ice maidens, mermaids, sequins, blood, glitter, red dancing shoes, and a bottomless sea of whiskey; a meditation on isolation, creativity, transformation, and why sometimes it seems we only write with broken hearts. This performance is the world premier.

Performance