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, April 1

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

Wonderful Wonderful

Wonderful Wonderful is an eight-piece improv team from the Brave New Workshop Student Union! Each month, we share the stage with hilarious guests.

Comedy

Thursday, April 2

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

Lynn O’Brien & Steven Hobert in Concert

Lynn O’Brien and Steve Hobert’s inventive and big-hearted music has been exploding into the Twin Cities with dazzling performances at the State Theater, The Cedar Cultural Center and Powderhorn Porch Fest. They’re returning full-force, singing, play guitar/ukulele/piano/accordion and are joined by bassist Kevin Rowe with even more groove, grit and grin.

Music

Friday, April 3

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

Uncreativity Festival

Featuring Tom Comitta (CA), Sibyl Kempson (NY), Sam Hertz (CA), Billy Mullaney (MN), Erin Pike (WA), Max Wirsing (MN) and more

From Mr. Rogers to Brokeback Mountain, Sasquatch to Quantum Mechanics, Uncreativity Festival highlights various approached and efficacies of appropriated text in a new performance and film by choreographers, poets and theater artists from across the country. A casual atmosphere of sharing research at a time when Creativity is Indexed. 

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

M4W – A SPRINGTIME VARIETY SHOW

Performed by Jordan Bainer, Casey Haeg, Joe Halberson and guests

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

Comedy

Saturday, April 4

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

Uncreativity Festival

Featuring Tom Comitta (CA), Sibyl Kempson (NY), Sam Hertz (CA), Billy Mullaney (MN), Erin Pike (WA), Max Wirsing (MN) and more

From Mr. Rogers to Brokeback Mountain, Sasquatch to Quantum Mechanics, Uncreativity Festival highlights various approached and efficacies of appropriated text in a new performance and film by choreographers, poets and theater artists from across the country. A casual atmosphere of sharing research at a time when Creativity is Indexed. 

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

Rodrigo Amarante

Presented by The Cedar Cultural Center

Brazilian singer and songwriter Rodrigo Amarante performs songs from his first solo record, which NPR’s Bob Boilen called “this year's most tender record.”

Music

Sunday, April 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
8:00 pm / Doors open at 7:00 pm

Flesh and Wire Release Concert and Party

Performed by Venus de Mars with special guest Jim Walsh of the Mad Ripple Hootenany

All the Pretty Horses lead singer and songwriter Venus de Mars launches her first acoustic album, “Flesh and Wire,” recorded at Sacred Heart (Duluth), produced by Barb Morrison (Debbie Harry; Rufus Wainwright), and featuring a track with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!). Jim Walsh, who inspired Venus to explore an acoustic sound, will open.

Music

Monday, April 6

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

DOM LA NENA with Michael Rossetto

Presented by The Cedar Cultural Center

Brazilian born cellist and singer Dom La Nena is touring on her critically acclaimed release, “Ela.”

Music

Tuesday, April 7

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, April 8

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

AWP at BLB: AROHO’s Night of Glittering, Vocal Expansiveness

A reading of women writers featuring Janet Fitch (White Oleander; Paint It Black), Susan Straight (Highwire Moon), Sue Williams Silverman (Love Sick), Joy Castro, Aimee Liu, Jill Bialosky and many more. Scheduled readings will be followed by an open mic. First 20 listeners to arrive get a free drink, courtesy of Virginia.

Performance

Thursday, April 9

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

AWP at BLB: Challenging the Boundaries

Presented by Marick Press & Tupelo Press

To kick off AWP, Marick Press, in conjunction with Tupelo Press, will be hosting a Book-Fair Fiesta, with readings by Todd Swift, David Young, Cal Freeman, Mariela Griffor, Maggie Smith and Gale Marie Thompson. Please come and join us for a round of drinks to celebrate Independent Publishing and the writers who publish with them!

Performance

Friday, April 10

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

Champagne Jerry

Champagne Jerry, the alter ego of performance artist Neal Medlyn, has routinely sold out shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City and has played the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Union Pool, Pianos, and various rock clubs, parties, WalMart parking lots, art venues and theaters on tour across the US. He was last seen at Bryant-Lake Bowl performing a faithful reenactment of a Beyoncé concert DVD.

Performance / Music

Saturday, April 11

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