KlezKabaret (21+) | Klezmer on Ice
Sliding scale $10-20 | 21+ event
Join us for a heymish evening of klezmer dance music and Yiddish performances at KlezKabaret; showcasing the burgeoning community of local artists reviving Klezmer music and Yiddish culture in the Twin Cities. We’ll start the evening with an all-star klezmer band and dance lesson. Then, the Bagel Sisters, our hosts for the evening, will introduce an array of short performances from artists pushing the boundaries of modern Jewish identity, deeply rooted in Yiddish tradition. We’ll close the night with more live klezmer music and dancing!
21+ | This event will be in the ballroom at Fraternal Order of Eagles #34. The venue features a bar (open until 1 am) and a full-service kitchen (open until 9 pm). Parking lot and street parking available.
Part of Klezmer on Ice; the second annual Klezmer music + Yiddish culture festival in the Twin Cities featuring a film screening; a Yiddish cabaret; instrumental, singing, and dancing workshops; and an outdoor event on the ice of Lake Harriet/Bdé Umáŋ celebrating the fusion of Jewish culture and Minnesota wintertime traditions. For the grand finale, psychedelic klezmer rock band Forsphil brings their reimagined mix of dark Yiddish love songs to the Cedar Cultural Center stage.
From Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2024. Details at klezmeronice.com
About the hosts:
The Bagel Sisters were born to host the Klezmer on Ice Kabaret. Literally. That was the initial mandate of this performance duo, but they had such a good time working together they decided to keep going. They’ve since performed at the Jewish Comedy Festival of the Twin Cities, BONK, and KlezKanada, and produced and hosted an off-season Kabaret called Gefilthy Fish. They’re working on their first film.