Bryant Lake Bowl

810 W. Lake St., Mpls Open 8 am‑2am daily

Restaurant/Bowling (612) 825‑3737 Theater (612) 825‑8949


Theater

Saturday, June 25

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, June 26

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

Shades Brigade

Shades Brigade is back with all new episodes! Episodes 9, 10, 11, and 12 are coming this summer!  The adventures of Jack Shade and his group of mercenaries continue as they travel the world getting themselves in trouble because that’s what they get paid to do. Shades Brigade is an original radio drama adventure in the style of 1940’s radio.  4 actors doing all the characters and all the sound effects!  Fast paced, exciting, and fun!  Suitable for ALL ages!  Written by Eric Webster and starring Eric Webster, Shanan Custer, Dave Gangler and Lee Adams.  

PLUS live music of the era performed on stage starting an hour before show time! Come have dinner and listen to great live music then see the show!  Two shows for the price of one!  Shows are App: 1 hour in length.

 

Theater / Clubhouse

Monday, June 27

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

The Local Music Scene Presents:

Every month, a different musician is interviewed and then performs a selection of their original music. After, The Local Music Scene (a team of improv comedians), takes those lyrics and uses them as the basis of inspiration for improvised scenes!

Comedy / Music

Tuesday, June 28

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

“Last Tuesdays” Experimental Music Series

Hosted by Blood Quantum – Erik Fratzke (Zebulon Pike, Happy Apple) and Tim Glenn (Pentacene, Squid Fist)

Blood Quantum is fractal doom for strings and percussion. Dissecting simultaneities within drone grids and folkloric electronics.

Monthly guests will feature electro-acoustic and small group improvisation – exploring the pluralities and paradoxes of non-notated musics.

Music

Wednesday, June 29

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

Anthony D’Amato with special guest

Presented by The Cedar Cultural Center

Produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and recorded with an Omaha all-star team of musicians including Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive, 'Cold Snap' is Anthony D'Amato's most ambitious, incisive, and sophisticated collection yet, with a larger-than-life sound propelled by dual drummers, explosive guitars, infectious hooks, and erudite lyrics. Written primarily during a touring hiatus forced by a broken finger, the songs explore the schisms between perception and reality, projection and truth, who we are and how we're seen.

Music

Thursday, June 30

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

Story Club Minneapolis

Hosted by Sam Ferree and Jamie Amy Ann

Story Club is a storytelling show that’s half open mic and half curated featured performers. Part one showcases three to four 8-minute open mic-ers chosen by raffle. No judges and no scores here. Bring stories in any state — everyone is welcome! Part two is curated every month and showcases invited performers.

Performance / Clubhouse

Wednesday, July 6

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

I Used to Still Live Here: Solo music performance by Annie Enneking

An evening of songs about having a body at a particular place in time. Annie Enneking is gearing up to release her intimate love letter to Minneapolis, but wants one more evening to play lyndale and 24th all by her lonesome. With special guests Kristen Froebel, Dylan Hicks, and Lucy Michell, presenting works personal to them.

Music

Thursday, July 7

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

Miss Sharon Jones (MN Premiere)

Presented by Sound Unseen and The Current

Dreams never expire, but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones! tracks the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy-nominated R&B band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings during the most challenging year of her life. Confronting a cancer diagnosis and her own self doubts, she works to again find her voice and salvage the career that once eluded her for 50 years. 

Music / Film

Friday, July 8

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

“Yard Sale” the play

Written and performed by Janelle Ranek and Kevin Pearson

The dynamic comedy duo of Ranek and Pearson return to the BLB with the critically acclaimed “Yard Sale” the play.  They bring back their entourage of infamous characters, GLORIA - the martini swilling, crass, old broad, JACK - the delusional, deranged, self-proclaimed mercenary, SASHA - the all-natural, vegan, earth mother of 11 children, RUSTY - the ex-boyfriend from long ago, and MARY -  the cat lady, plus a few surprises!  Don’t miss this Yard Sale where ANYTHING can happen, based on what you bring.

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

The Lady Martina Sings

Starring Martina Marraccino and Seth Gabriel-Mayotte

Martina Marraccino sings! She even plays the piano. This queen does it all. From the new White Baby Grand in the Lush Lounge the Broadway Baby of the Twin Cities delivers sets of her favorite material; Britney Spears, Disney, Adele and more.

 

The Lady tickling the ivory, sharing her big Broadway smile, and creating Broadway Impersonations is The Twin Cities own Bway Baby Martina Marraccino (aka Martino Gabriel-Mayotte), seen in Lip Service, The Pumps and Pearls Review, #dragrevolution, The Gay 90's, Dykes Do Drag, Dragged Out, TnT, Live Nude Drag, Palace Burlesque, Burlesque Through The Decades (also out of town including New York, Detroit, Windsor and Toledo)

Director and MC of GLAM! and former MC of DRAGmanity, Drag and Dance and a more.

Performance / Music

Saturday, July 9

10:00 am / Doors open at 9:45 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

“Yard Sale” the play

Written and performed by Janelle Ranek and Kevin Pearson

The dynamic comedy duo of Ranek and Pearson return to the BLB with the critically acclaimed “Yard Sale” the play.  They bring back their entourage of infamous characters, GLORIA - the martini swilling, crass, old broad, JACK - the delusional, deranged, self-proclaimed mercenary, SASHA - the all-natural, vegan, earth mother of 11 children, RUSTY - the ex-boyfriend from long ago, and MARY -  the cat lady, plus a few surprises!  Don’t miss this Yard Sale where ANYTHING can happen, based on what you bring.

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

The Lady Martina Sings

Starring Martina Marraccino and Seth Gabriel-Mayotte

Martina Marraccino sings! She even plays the piano. This queen does it all. From the new White Baby Grand in the Lush Lounge the Broadway Baby of the Twin Cities delivers sets of her favorite material; Britney Spears, Disney, Adele and more.

 

The Lady tickling the ivory, sharing her big Broadway smile, and creating Broadway Impersonations is The Twin Cities own Bway Baby Martina Marraccino (aka Martino Gabriel-Mayotte), seen in Lip Service, The Pumps and Pearls Review, #dragrevolution, The Gay 90's, Dykes Do Drag, Dragged Out, TnT, Live Nude Drag, Palace Burlesque, Burlesque Through The Decades (also out of town including New York, Detroit, Windsor and Toledo)

Director and MC of GLAM! and former MC of DRAGmanity, Drag and Dance and a more.

Performance / Music

Sunday, July 10

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

Oversharing: Live!

Presented by The Tangential

The Tangential, a Minneapolis-based creative writing blog known for its hilarious frankness about everything from sex foibles to cheese addiction, opens up even further with live storytelling by the blog's writers, invited guests, and audience volunteers. The best oversharing will be rewarded with prizes and glory, by popular vote. Every ticket comes with a free e-book copy of The Tangential's fifth anniversary humor collection, Sexts from the Sea.

Comedy

Monday, July 11

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

“Yard Sale” the play

Written and performed by Janelle Ranek and Kevin Pearson

The dynamic comedy duo of Ranek and Pearson return to the BLB with the critically acclaimed “Yard Sale” the play.  They bring back their entourage of infamous characters, GLORIA - the martini swilling, crass, old broad, JACK - the delusional, deranged, self-proclaimed mercenary, SASHA - the all-natural, vegan, earth mother of 11 children, RUSTY - the ex-boyfriend from long ago, and MARY -  the cat lady, plus a few surprises!  Don’t miss this Yard Sale where ANYTHING can happen, based on what you bring.

Theater / Comedy