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...

Thursday, April 24

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

Story Club Minneapolis

Hosted by Mimi Nguyen

Take the stage! No judges. No scores. After exploding on Chicago’s live lit scene, Story Club has expanded to Minneapolis. The perfect mix of open mic spontaneity with live theater thrills. Featured performers and volunteers get eight minutes to tell a first person narrative. Come and excite your ears!

Performance / Clubhouse


Friday, April 25

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

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend

Presented by Hardcover Theater

Surreal comedy, very weird but family-friendly. Based on the early 20th-century comic strip by Winsor McCay. The premise is simple: At bedtime, a man eats rarebit – a fried cheese dish – which gives him indigestion, which causes nightmares. Over and over again. And in those nightmares, anything can happen… 

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

Professionally Young

Created by Joey Hamburger and Laura Fitzpatrick

Local actor, writer, comedians Joey Hamburger and Laura Fitzpatrick bring you the funny through the front door until the roof is on fire, what up with your bad self?  A sketch comedy that’s been called “the best comedy to see that hasn’t been seen, but is about to be seen, but see it now before it has been seen to much, oh say can you see?”  Includes special guests and a raffle.  Don’t forget your ticket.

Comedy

Saturday, April 26

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

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend

Presented by Hardcover Theater

Surreal comedy, very weird but family-friendly. Based on the early 20th-century comic strip by Winsor McCay. The premise is simple: At bedtime, a man eats rarebit – a fried cheese dish – which gives him indigestion, which causes nightmares. Over and over again. And in those nightmares, anything can happen… 

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

Super Secret Late Night Improv

Featuring the cast of The Theater of Public Policy

For one night only, the cast of The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) is doing an improv-comedy only show. No politics, no policy. Just unscripted comedic madness. 

Luckily, they’ll have help from a super-top-secret, comedy icon. This mystery celeb happens to be in town for the weekend and has agreed to help the T2P2 players out for the evening. 

You don’t want to miss this. 

Join us for some late-night laughs this Saturday. Follow The Theater of Public Policy on The Twitter for more information and maybe some hints about who the special guest will be. On The Twitter: @T2_P2

You’ll laugh. You may not learn anything this time. But you’ll laugh. 

Comedy

Sunday, April 27

4:00 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 Midnight Hour with special guests The Wrong Omar

Join in the fun of tonight's double bill - The Midnight Hour's CD Release Party for "sexycake'" with The Wrong Omar opening the show.

Becky Shaheen and Aren Olson were on a mission to record their most fun and high energy songs, infused with 80s rocker swag and Top 40 glisten. The album ended up consisting of an interesting mix of brand new explosive pop/rock gems, a bit of country and a little quirk. The Midnight Hour is delighted to resurface to release this album along with 80s rockers Joe Shaheen, Mark Woerpal, and Brian Reidinger. Come help celebrate at the Bryant Lake Bowl for the CD Release Party of sexycake. (Yes, you are encouraged to dress in your 80s best).

Singer-songwriter Joey Shaeen, aka "The Wrong Omar", brings his tour or the US and Canada to Minneapolis, singing his "sidewalk confessionals of bad choices" with a tongue-in-cheek curmudgeon persona for old souls of all ages.

This gig includes the full band: Bob Groethe (guitar), Tom Hels (drums) and Mike Ransford (bass). It follows a string of Joe's solo acoustic shows, radio and TV performances in the Southeast and Midwest. His soulful singing, piano, guitar and blues harp can be described as "crying tears of joy while making love". You may laugh yourself silly with his stories. Be forewarned: you may walk away with these tunes stuck in your head, and you'll ask be encouraged to sing along at times.

Music


Monday, April 28

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

Wednesday, April 30

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

Pleasure Rebel: New Performance

Curated by Nastalie Bogira

Pleasure Rebel is a new seasonal performance series featuring artists working in dance, performance art and video, from the Twin Cities and beyond. Come see artists challenge the boundaries of queer art forms.

 

 

Performance

Thursday, May 1

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

The Saved By The Bell Show!

Presented by Dana's Boys

Go Bayside!! Zack, Kelly, Jesse, Lisa, Slater, and Screech are back for more episodes, more commercials, and more adventures! Come join the fun and excitement where you and your friends become the "live studio audience" as the gang learns what to do if you break an Elvis statue, meet a big movie star like Johnny Dakota, and try to protect Jesse from the danger of caffeine pills! Don't miss this final run of the show including a very special appearance by Patrick O'Brien - the original Mr. Dewey from the TV series!!! 

May 1-10: Johnny Dakota/ Caffeine Pills

May 15-24: Elvis Statue/ Caffeine Pills

Comedy

Friday, May 2

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

Writing the Breakdown Book

Created and performed by Jon Spayde

Jon’s alter egos, including the Polish Professor of Negativity, Zen Master Zero, Manuel (Who Pleases the Women), and Prescott Beauregard, tell the thrill-a-minute tale of his ill-fated attempt to become an Intellectual Guerrilla, 1970s style, with the help of cheap wine, disco, French philosophy, and a primitive Panasonic word processor.

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

The Saved By The Bell Show!

Presented by Dana's Boys

Go Bayside!! Zack, Kelly, Jesse, Lisa, Slater, and Screech are back for more episodes, more commercials, and more adventures! Come join the fun and excitement where you and your friends become the "live studio audience" as the gang learns what to do if you break an Elvis statue, meet a big movie star like Johnny Dakota, and try to protect Jesse from the danger of caffeine pills! Don't miss this final run of the show including a very special appearance by Patrick O'Brien - the original Mr. Dewey from the TV series!!! 

May 1-10: Johnny Dakota/ Caffeine Pills

May 15-24: Elvis Statue/ Caffeine Pills

Comedy

Saturday, May 3

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

The Saved By The Bell Show!

Presented by Dana's Boys

Go Bayside!! Zack, Kelly, Jesse, Lisa, Slater, and Screech are back for more episodes, more commercials, and more adventures! Come join the fun and excitement where you and your friends become the "live studio audience" as the gang learns what to do if you break an Elvis statue, meet a big movie star like Johnny Dakota, and try to protect Jesse from the danger of caffeine pills! Don't miss this final run of the show including a very special appearance by Patrick O'Brien - the original Mr. Dewey from the TV series!!! 

May 1-10: Johnny Dakota/ Caffeine Pills

May 15-24: Elvis Statue/ Caffeine Pills

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

A Drinking Game-Minnesota!

Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre in Association with Embassy Jack

Come see some of the Twin Cities finest actors perform a stage reading of a popular movie with some props, choreography, and a touch of audience participation.

Comedy / Clubhouse