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...

Tuesday, July 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

Friday, August 7

9:00 pm / Doors open at 9:00 pm

Autoptic Festival Kick Off Party

The second Autoptic Festival will start off with a kick off party at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater to give the visiting exhibitors and guests a chance to meet and mingle while dancing to dj music and being mesmerized by an artistic video by Talk Weird Press Caitlin Skaalrud. 

Clubhouse

Saturday, August 8

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

Wednesday, August 12

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Sam Weisberg; Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company

With business in a slump, abusive relationships abounding, and the world looking a bit more gray than green, the staff of Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists are hoping for a miracle. If it comes in the form of a strange and interesting (and perhaps bloodthirsty) new plant, well – beggars can’t be choosers!

Theater

Thursday, August 13

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Sam Weisberg; Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company

With business in a slump, abusive relationships abounding, and the world looking a bit more gray than green, the staff of Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists are hoping for a miracle. If it comes in the form of a strange and interesting (and perhaps bloodthirsty) new plant, well – beggars can’t be choosers!

Theater

Friday, August 14

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Sam Weisberg; Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company

With business in a slump, abusive relationships abounding, and the world looking a bit more gray than green, the staff of Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists are hoping for a miracle. If it comes in the form of a strange and interesting (and perhaps bloodthirsty) new plant, well – beggars can’t be choosers!

Theater

Saturday, August 15

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Sam Weisberg; Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company

With business in a slump, abusive relationships abounding, and the world looking a bit more gray than green, the staff of Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists are hoping for a miracle. If it comes in the form of a strange and interesting (and perhaps bloodthirsty) new plant, well – beggars can’t be choosers!

Theater

Sunday, August 16

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

Flux Short Films

Presented by Flux Magazine

Flux Magazine is an online fashion and art magazine that focuses on contemporary and new media themes through a socially conscious lens. They are hosting a night of short films, some through submissions, that mostly deal with modern identity and communication. They strive to question the manipulation of our identities in a digitally progressing age through short films. Flux Magazine is more than a magazine as it is also a platform for representation and various events.

Clubhouse / Film

Monday, August 17

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

Cellular Cinema VI, Detroit Edition: Deep Summer

Hosted by Kevin Obsatz; Guest curated by Ben Gaydos and Julia Yezbick

How deep does summer go?

For CC6, we welcome guest curators from the Mothlight Microcinema, who bring with them a program of experimental film and video from the artists of Detroit, who will plumb the depths of Midwestern summertime, and perhaps begin to contemplate the shortening of days and the coming fall. The films from Detroit will be accompanied by a selection of local work on the same theme, including filmmakers such as Laska Jimsen, Rini Yun Keagy, Jason Coyle, Alan Gerlach, Tyler Lauer, and more.

Come in out of the sticky heat and the high buzz of cicadas, and join us in the dark with a cold drink to contemplate the season through someone else’s eyes before heading out into the last of it.

Clubhouse / Film

Still image from Jack Cronin’s “Rivergarden” (2013)

Wednesday, August 19

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, August 20

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

CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING with Special Guest

The Cedar Cultural Center

There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both young and old, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. Stelling is on tour behind his third record, “Labor Against Waste” (out June 16 via ANTI-Records).

Music

Friday, August 21

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

More or Less

Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh and Sean Dillon

A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the audience decides which story continues and which stops. Take control of the show and choose who will be the best director of the night. You’ll want to see More.

Comedy / Clubhouse

Saturday, August 22

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