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...

Monday, March 2

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 3

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

Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant Lake Bowl

An improv cornucopia of favorites, veterans and up-and-comers: Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant-Lake Bowl presents four stellar improv groups the first Tuesday of the month. Best part: All profits are donated to the improv schools at Brave New Workshop and HUGE Theater. Laugh Out Loud Improv, for the cause.

Comedy

Wednesday, March 4

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, March 5

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

The LOL OMG Show!

“The LOL OMG Show!” is a hilarious and unpredictable evening of standup comedy, storytelling and sketch comedy. The laughs come at a breakneck speed in this fast-paced night of all things hysterical. With an A-List cast of the funniest names in the Twin Cities comedy scene today, “The LOL OMG Show!” is not to be missed! Be there…or be sad!

Comedy

Friday, March 6

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

LILY & MADELEINE with special guest SHANNON HAYDEN

Presented by First Avenue

Lily & Madeleine’s goal to release an album-a-year for three years is going strong. They released Fumes, their second LP, in 2014 and 366 days after the 2013 Lily & Madeleine. The sophomore album is a leap forward for the duo, a mature sentiment of two gifted young artists who have launched from their hometown onto the world stage with speed and grace.

Special guest Shannon Hayden is a groundbreaking, innovative cellist. Her third album, to be released in 2015, walks a thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. 

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

LILY & MADELEINE with special guest SHANNON HAYDEN

Presented by First Avenue

Lily & Madeleine’s goal to release an album-a-year for three years is going strong. They released Fumes, their second LP, in 2014 and 366 days after the 2013 Lily & Madeleine. The sophomore album is a leap forward for the duo, a mature sentiment of two gifted young artists who have launched from their hometown onto the world stage with speed and grace.

Special guest Shannon Hayden is a groundbreaking, innovative cellist. Her third album, to be released in 2015, walks a thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. 

Music

Saturday, March 7

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

The Gentlemen’s Pratfall Club

Presented by Comedy Suitcase

“A show that appeals to the children in all of us!” – vita.mn

A struggling actor and cruel French clown battle for the most coveted role in children’s television: Captain Clumsy. The creators of the Fringe Festival hit “The Kafka Nuts” bring you an uplifting comedy about falling down.

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

GLAM! A New Drag Show

Presented by Silver Slipper Productions

Drag Queens, naked boys, and glitter, oh my! “GLAM!” features fabulous performances from some of the most talented and glamorous drag and boylesque entertainers the Twin Cities has to offer. The Queens will be giving a rainbow of characters and Gabe Gabriel’s Glam Godz will be losing their clothing left and right.

Forget your troubles, let loose, and get drawn into the comedy-singing-lip syncing-tap dancing madness!

Performance

Sunday, March 8

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 Gentlemen’s Pratfall Club

Presented by Comedy Suitcase

“A show that appeals to the children in all of us!” – vita.mn

A struggling actor and cruel French clown battle for the most coveted role in children’s television: Captain Clumsy. The creators of the Fringe Festival hit “The Kafka Nuts” bring you an uplifting comedy about falling down.

Comedy / Performance

Monday, March 9

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 10

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


Thursday, March 12

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

Women’s History Month: The Historical Comedybration (With Fabulous Prizes)

Presented by Black Market Doctor
Created by Heather Meyer

Part sketch comedy, part game show and all parts women’s history! Come take a comedic journey through the “softer side” of America’s history with comedy sketches and historical reenactments to win fabulous prizes! Warning: This show contains real facts but also has Truth or Dare.

Comedy / Performance

Friday, March 13

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

M4W Improv – A VARIETY SHOW

Presented by Jordan Bainer, Casey Haeg, Joe Halverson and guests

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

Improv + stand-up + magic = everything you’ve ever wanted as an adult and a child.

Comedy