Bryant Lake Bowl

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

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


Theater

Tuesday, May 31

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

Thursday, June 2

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

THE FIGHT TO FOLLOW Midwest Premiere

Presented by Sound Unseen with special performance by George McKelvey and friends

In a time where music is virtually free, former Soul Asylum sideman George McKelvey struggles to make a living as a full-time musician.  Still gigging in the dive bars of a once vibrant Minneapolis music scene, George is torn between a full time day job, fatherhood and recording a solo project with longtime friend and super producer John Fields. In The Fight to Follow his heart, can George survive long enough to find relevance?

Music / Film

Friday, June 3

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

PEOPLE I KNOW: in the Theater

Presented by SuperGroup

Performance collaborative SuperGroup is working on PEOPLE I KNOW: a new multiphase performance project exploring the relationship between identity, biography, and self that will premiere this November. As a part of the first phase of this project we are presenting PEOPLE I KNOW: in the Theater. Cast members Deborah Jinza Thayer, Derek Phillips, and Venus DeMars will perform solos created with SuperGroup alongside a few other special guest solo performances!

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

Toussaint Morrison is Best When Sung From The Gutter: A Night of Slam Poetry, A Cappella Hip-Hop and Short Stories

Toussaint Morrison will be delivering a night of new slam poetry, soul-screaming hip-hop a cappella with Jimmy & The Threats, and imploring his cousin who has a Master’s in English to introduce him. This show marks the release of Toussaint’s first chapbook, as well as a Motion Picture Ballad in 10-Parts. Be there to nab one of the 50 limited release chapbooks, and hear brand new poems of bar-close romance, ethnicity, self-sabotage, sex, whiteness, and Garrison Keillor.

Performance / Music

Saturday, June 4

3:00 pm / Doors open at 2:00 pm

Lit Crawl MN: Graphic Novel Battle Royale!

Presented by Rain Taxi Review of Books

Crawl over to BLB to catch some of the area’s best cartoonists present their latest work in round-robin fashion — then you get to vote as to which presenter gets our coveted “head on fire” prize!

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

Schrodinger’s Apocalypse

Written by Tim Wick Directed by Bill Stiteler Starring Dawn Krosnowski, Tim Uren, and John Zeiler

Peter, George, and Dawn are trapped in a bunker waiting out the zombie apocalypse. The only problem is they don't know if it's over yet.  What they do know is they are getting really tired of each other.  A comedy about the end of the world. Or is it?

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

Lit Crawl MN: Popcorn Story Hour

Presented by Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Milkweed Editions

Join Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and a stable of our most adventurous authors as we face off and compose stories for you in real time, broadcast live via Twitter!

Part improv, part reading, part workshop, who knows where the night (or stories) will take us! Come armed with your best prompts, inciting incidents, twists, and turns—audience participation will be highly encouraged!

Performance

Monday, June 6

7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:30 pm

Cellular Cinema

Presented by Kevin Obsatz

Cellular Cinema is an organically evolving, ongoing screening series of experimental film, video and performance. As far as we know it’s the only regularly occurring event in Minneapolis or St. Paul that features short form, experimental contemporary moving image art.

Film

Wednesday, June 8

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

90's Shit and Music Comedy

Presented by Amanda Costner

Bombastic comedy variety show featuring 90’s-themed sketch comedy, music comedy, stand up comedy and a classic 90’s anthem played live at the end of every show. The only Minneapolis comedy show that will make you feel like you’ve time-travelled to the set of All That.

Comedy / Music

Thursday, June 9

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

The Funny!

Presented by Raw Sugar

The Funny! i​s a silly, subversive night of feminist theater. With a witty, raunchy sensibility, comedic duo Raw Sugar curates a night of fresh artists showcasing new stand up, burlesque, music and more! ‘Cause grrrls just wanna have fun. 

Comedy / Performance

Friday, June 10

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

Schrodinger’s Apocalypse

Written by Tim Wick Directed by Bill Stiteler Starring Dawn Krosnowski, Tim Uren, and John Zeiler

Peter, George, and Dawn are trapped in a bunker waiting out the zombie apocalypse. The only problem is they don't know if it's over yet.  What they do know is they are getting really tired of each other.  A comedy about the end of the world. Or is it?

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

The Funny!

Presented by Raw Sugar

The Funny! i​s a silly, subversive night of feminist theater. With a witty, raunchy sensibility, comedic duo Raw Sugar curates a night of fresh artists showcasing new stand up, burlesque, music and more! ‘Cause grrrls just wanna have fun. 

Comedy / Performance

Saturday, June 11

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

Schrodinger’s Apocalypse

Written by Tim Wick Directed by Bill Stiteler Starring Dawn Krosnowski, Tim Uren, and John Zeiler

Peter, George, and Dawn are trapped in a bunker waiting out the zombie apocalypse. The only problem is they don't know if it's over yet.  What they do know is they are getting really tired of each other.  A comedy about the end of the world. Or is it?

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

The Funny!

Presented by Raw Sugar

The Funny! i​s a silly, subversive night of feminist theater. With a witty, raunchy sensibility, comedic duo Raw Sugar curates a night of fresh artists showcasing new stand up, burlesque, music and more! ‘Cause grrrls just wanna have fun. 

Comedy / Performance

Sunday, June 12

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

The Best of Hank and Rita: A Barroom Operetta in One Act

Written by Joe Tougas; Performed by Joe Tougas, Ann Rosenquist Fee and Dan Vierck

The 2015 comedy-drama-within-a-concert returns for its final show at Bryant-Lake Bowl. See the show called “Funny, sad, smart and really original” (Jim Walsh, “All Over but the Shouting”) before it hits the road.

With a script and music by Joe Tougas, the show is a real-time concert by the fictional Hank & Rita. Their love-drenched tunes hit a brief sweet spot in the 1970s. But that was 15 years and countless scandals ago. Venues and audiences have grown smaller and tonight they’re in their smallest gig yet. A bowling alley, no less.

It's also Rita’s last night — her goodbye letter awaits Hank after the show. Rita’s finished with the whole act, which includes their marriage.

A bit into the show, a request sends them off their perky set list and into stark, inconvenient memories. Soon they’re requesting songs of each other, songs evoking heartache, anger, revenge, lust and hope. 

Performance / Music