Fringe Central (and closing-night party)

Minnesota Fringe
Fringe opens Thursday

The 15th annual Minnesota Fringe starts on Thurs., July 31! You'll need to look at the schedule, buy some tickets and, of course, get a T-shirt.

But Fringe is so much more than a performing arts event... It's a festival. And as such, we like to party... Announcing Fringe Central at Bedlam, presented by Summit Brewing Co.!

Bedlam ExteriorBedlam Theatre (on the West Bank) is Minneapolis' premiere social-hub-theater. With a stage, funky lounge spaces and outdoor patio with one of the best skyline views in Minneapolis, Bedlam is the perfect choice for the epicenter of the Fringe. Fringe Central is open daily and nightly 'til 2 a.m. during festival, opening at 4 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on weekends. Fringe Central features a lineup of six tap Summit beers, organic wine and Polish fusion food. Na zdrowie, baby!

Fringe Central menu

Bedlam is creating a special Fringe menu featuring quick-serve and sit-down items alike. And food is served every night 'til close—perfect for hungry little Fringers!

Food to go: Pizza, bag lunches and sandwiches

Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly featuring Bedlam's homemade pierogies

Late-night eats: Hot sandwiches, all-beef and tofu dogs and introducing Fringe fries

Ice cream cookie sandwiches: Bedlam's own refreshing little sugar treat

$3 Summit pints during Fringe Happy Hour (4-7 p.m. and 10-11 p.m.) with six yummy Summits on tap

Delicious wine list with Etica fair-trade wine, coffee on ice and retro-sodas


Present Summit

Get your party on...

In addition to drinking, buzzing and making merry, here are some highlights of the fun activities at Fringe Central. Check our Web site (and, starting on Wednesday, the Daily Fringe!) for all the latest information.

Cody RiversWednesday, July 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Out-of-Towners' Showcase

Acts from all over North America strut their stuff to convince you that they're worth $12 and 60 minutes. See previews, collect preliminary show buzz and greet all your Fringe friends!

Saturday, August 2 @ Noon–3 p.m.
Kids' Fringe Ice Cream Social

Fringey families kick off the festival with their very own ice cream social. Cake! Ice cream! Kids' shows buzz!

Saturday, August 2 @ 10 p.m.: Opening Weekend Party
Celebrate 15 years of Minnesota Fringe goodness at our very own quinceañera. We supply the piñata, birthday cake and music. You supply your funky self.

Monday, August 4 @ 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
48 Hour Film Project: Best of Minneapolis

48 Hour Film ProjectMinneapolis' film community comes to Fringe! Every year at 48 Hour Film Project, scores of teams write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours. This screening is the very best from this year's crop. Plus: Meet 48 Hour Film Project Minneapolis producer Ira Livingstone at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5 @ TBA: Fringe Pub Trivia
Pub trivia is all the rage. Come test your knowledge of Minnesota Fringe and the local arts scene. Prizes!

Dreamland FacesWednesday, August 6 @ 9:30 p.m.
Dreamland Faces

You must come by and catch the delightful musical stylings of Andy McCormick and Karen Majewicz with Josef Evans. You won't regret it.

Thursday, August 7 @ Midnight: Late-night DJ
Spin, spin, spin! Delicious beats to inspire you and groove your body into the closing weekend.

Party Closing


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