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, October 1

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

Cellular Cinema: New Films Made with Film

Presented by John Marks, Alan Gerlach, Sam Hoolihan, Laska Jimsen, Chris Larson and Kevin Obsatz

Join us for a celebration of film at this screening of new experimental work made with good, old-fashioned celluloid! Even as mainstream movie theaters convert to digital projection en masse, and Kodak struggles through bankruptcy, there are artists, in Minnesota and around the world, who continue to make films with film, because of its unique qualities and limitations. All proceeds will go toward a bulk purchase of film stock, which will be divided equally among the participating artists.

Film

Thursday, October 2

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

Psych 101

Presented by Table Salt Productions

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper, too!   The writing on the wall is telling us that the future of education is online.  But one professor refuses to accept it!  Come join Jim Robinson as he makes one last-ditch attempt to stem the rising tide — in Psych 101!   You, the audience, are also the students, along with perennial Table Salt favorites Joshua Will, Michelle Cassioppi, Rachael Flanery and Dennis Curley.  Sing along with the songs, laugh along with the sketches, and take an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes (complete with midterm and final)!

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

James of Thrones: Winter is NOT* Coming

Presented by James Roop, Heather Meyer and Toussaint Morrison

*Because he is moving to San Francisco

James Roop is moving to San Francisco after 28 years in the Midwest. Join him for one last evening of drinking, comedy, music and more drinking before he takes his fancy hats and loud shoes to the West Coast. James and Heather Meyer will make with the funnies, and Toussaint Morrison will make with the music. Also, it will be a drinking game!

Comedy / Performance

Friday, October 3

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

Psych 101

Presented by Table Salt Productions

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper, too!   The writing on the wall is telling us that the future of education is online.  But one professor refuses to accept it!  Come join Jim Robinson as he makes one last-ditch attempt to stem the rising tide — in Psych 101!   You, the audience, are also the students, along with perennial Table Salt favorites Joshua Will, Michelle Cassioppi, Rachael Flanery and Dennis Curley.  Sing along with the songs, laugh along with the sketches, and take an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes (complete with midterm and final)!

Performance
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, October 4

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

Psych 101

Presented by Table Salt Productions

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper, too!   The writing on the wall is telling us that the future of education is online.  But one professor refuses to accept it!  Come join Jim Robinson as he makes one last-ditch attempt to stem the rising tide — in Psych 101!   You, the audience, are also the students, along with perennial Table Salt favorites Joshua Will, Michelle Cassioppi, Rachael Flanery and Dennis Curley.  Sing along with the songs, laugh along with the sketches, and take an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes (complete with midterm and final)!

Performance
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, October 5

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 is 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, October 6

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, October 7

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

Wednesday, October 8

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

The School For Girls Music and Comedic Theatrical Performance Revue

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

Comedy / Music

Thursday, October 9

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

Psych 101

Presented by Table Salt Productions

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper, too!   The writing on the wall is telling us that the future of education is online.  But one professor refuses to accept it!  Come join Jim Robinson as he makes one last-ditch attempt to stem the rising tide — in Psych 101!   You, the audience, are also the students, along with perennial Table Salt favorites Joshua Will, Michelle Cassioppi, Rachael Flanery and Dennis Curley.  Sing along with the songs, laugh along with the sketches, and take an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes (complete with midterm and final)!

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

Under the Covers; An Acoustic Cabaret

Presented by Nichole Carey with special guest Scot Moore

An evening of beloved tunes and eclectic tales with a few cheap laughs thrown in for good measure. If you love great music and witty banter between two sexy smart-asses, this is the show for you. 

Performance / Music

Friday, October 10

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

Psych 101

Presented by Table Salt Productions

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper, too!   The writing on the wall is telling us that the future of education is online.  But one professor refuses to accept it!  Come join Jim Robinson as he makes one last-ditch attempt to stem the rising tide — in Psych 101!   You, the audience, are also the students, along with perennial Table Salt favorites Joshua Will, Michelle Cassioppi, Rachael Flanery and Dennis Curley.  Sing along with the songs, laugh along with the sketches, and take an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes (complete with midterm and final)!

Performance