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 23

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

9x22 Dance/Lab

Produced and hosted by Laurie Van Wieren
Named for the modest dimensions of the BLB stage, this exciting dance showcase features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together.
Dance


Thursday, July 24

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

Beauty Minus Beast / Elizabeth Carol K / Mighty Ships

An extravagant night of acoustic music with Chicago indie rockers Beauty Minus Beast, the folk stylings of Elizabeth Carol K, and the heart-torn honesty of Mighty Ships.

Music

Friday, July 25

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

SPECIAL WINGS — The debut performance of Robbin Sara Molnar

Produced and musically directed by Stephen Dewey, Also featuring Greg Lee

A musical collaboration all about kicking butt and taking no prisoners. We’ll explore sexuality, friendship, and first love saving a lot of room for laughs. Come hear a seasoned duo introduce a young ingénue with a taste for show tunes and brassy sarcasm. 

Performance / Music
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, July 26

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

Monday, July 28

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

Twin Cities Secrets

Presented by Bosshard Boggs Productions

This show is about you.
Your fears. 
Your failures.
Your triumphs. 
Your stories. 
Your secrets.

Watch some of the Twin Cities’ finest improvisors bring Minnesota’s most candid tales to life. 

Anonymously submit your own secrets at TwinCitiesSecrets.com

 

Performance

Thursday, July 31

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Friday, August 1

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Saturday, August 2

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Sunday, August 3

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Monday, August 4

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Tuesday, August 5

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Wednesday, August 6

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Thursday, August 7

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website

Friday, August 8

(All day) / Doors open at (All day)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe is an 11-day uncurated performance festival featuring 176 original theater, dance and musical theater productions. Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Fringe is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country.

 July 31 - August 10 for more information please visit the Fringe website