Minsky Sisters News

11.09.10
What a time we Minskys have been enjoying as we tap our way into the holiday season! Only last month we were depicted in a cartoon in The New Yorker. (What an honor!) and Kristen Minsky's cabaret, Chifferobe, was noted in an article on Providence nightlife! However, the absolute highlight of our October was seeing so many of our friends out and about.... We hope that you had a splendidly spooky All Hallow's Eve and that you might be able to join us at one of the affairs that we'll be appearing at this month!

Kristen will be tapping it up in North Carolina and Providence, while Gin will be flappping in Washington, D.C. and New York! Though this month has us traveling, we surely do look forward to flapping with you soon! Look out for loads of exciting events as we get back together for December and New Year's Eve!

10.18.10
I don't know about you, but we Minskys sure are looking forward to Halloween... There are all sorts of exciting things in store this month! First, on October 22nd, the Minskys will be flying down to sunny Miami for the Lotus House Heart Happening at the Margulese Warehouse with performance artists from across the country! Then two days later, on Sunday, October 24, join Gin Minsky at the Maddog Swing Burlesque Fashion Spectacular at Le Poisson Rouge in New York!

But of course we all know that the parties really start the last weekend of this month! We've got a full plate Halloween weekend so be sure to catch one or both of us at Dances of Vice in Philadelphia, Chifferobe in Providece, The Halloween Eve Masquerade in Brooklyn, or Dances of Vice's Phantasmagorey Brunch in Manhattan. We're traveling all over this month - catch us if you can! Take a gander at the schedule for all the details!

As always, we do hope to see you out and about, and with so many extravagant opportunities ahead, how could we miss you? In the mean time, enjoy the cooler weather, warm treats, and don't forget to look under the bed. (You might catch a monster lurking or Minsky rehearsing beneath!)

09.03.10
Oh what a summer it has been...and what a pleasure to have seen so many of you out and about at events such as The Jazz Age Lawn Party, Dances of Vice, and The Coney Island Talent Show, and all the other hot spots that we've been flappin' about this summer! Now it's time for the last mad dashes of summer before it gets cool and we have to head back inside of doors. But, boy do we ever have some jumpin' times ahead!

Catch us this Saturday (that's tomorrow!), September 4th, as we join in the celebration of Deno's Wonder Wheel's 90th Birthday at The Coney Island Boardwalk from 4 to 8 pm! Not only is the show FREE, but it's hosted by lovely World Famous *BOB*, and features an amazing line-up of some of our NYC favorites! This doesn't even scrape the surface of the fun ahead.

Also, you can catch the Minskys in North Carolina on September 11 with Kristen's Providence-based soiree, Chifferobe, Kristen hoofing solo on Sept. 17th at Dances of Vice, and Gin twirling solo at The New York Burlesque Festival on Sept. 30th! It's going to be a busy month, but we're looking forward to brining in Fall with a bang!

Also, catch some Minskys in the papers, hot off the North Carolina presses!

04.30.10
Welcome to spring! It's time to pull out those parasols and step out for there is quite a shower of activity ahead!

We Minskys will be kicking off the month at Midnight Follies Presents "Spring Spectacular" at New York City's historic hotbed of class and culture, The Players Club, on Friday, May 7th.

There's going to be a flurry of activity this month, including a red-hot Dances of Vice with our favorite gal, Perle Noire, and a brand-spankin'-new Chifferobe in Providence for all you New England folks. We sure hope we'll be seeing you out very soon!

Cheers to wonderful friends and a fantastic few steps into a season!

03.04.10
Spring is just around the corner, so it's time to get all dolled up to step out into some warmer weather - and boy are we excited! This week, us Minskys will begin by trotting off to the west coast to play with our dear pals in sunny LOS ANGELES, where we will be performing for a few nights! Be sure to see the schedule if you want to try and catch us on the West Coast!

When we get back to East Coast we've got a lot on our plate, including Jen Minsky at Dances of Vice, Semiospectacle at PS. 122, and another trek to Providence for the last of this season's Chifferobe! Phew! In like a lion, (hopefully) out like a lamb!

01.18.10
We hope that you are all enjoying the start to the new year! After a fabulous champagne dream-filled New Year's Eve with Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra at The Montauk Club, our taps have been stored in the closet with care in preparation for all of the swell times ahead.

For you New England folks, Kristen Minsky presents CHIFFEROBE part deux this Friday, January 22nd, at tazza in Providence, RI.

And for our regular NYC crowd we have two back-to-back nights at the end of the month at our favorite cafe, Duane Park, including a very special debut of our new vaudevillian collective The Champagne Riot. As always, take a gander at the schedule for all your needs!

Also, if you haven't had an opportunity yet, please check out the premier webisode of Gelber and Manning in Pictures, with a cameo by the Minskys. We are keepin' our fingers crossed that there will be more to come and your appreciation by viewing just may be the ticket!

12.09.09
Happy holidays!

Thanks to all of you who voted for us for Loungerati's Best Burlesque Act 2009! Cheers to you and a wonderful year!

Now to top it all off, we have quite a few opportunities to raise a glass and make merry this holiday season... so, mosey on over to the schedule to see all the details!

And don't forget to keep an eye out for episode #1 of Gelber & Manning In Pictures, which will premiere of Dec. 15th! Be the first to catch the hottest new series on the World Wide Web!

11.11.09
Hello there flappers and dappers! We hope that your Halloween was the bee's knees! Here's looking towards a fantastic holiday season with lots to do already:

This Saturday, November 14th, join us at The Floating Kabarette at Galapagos Art Space. It's free, which is swell for those of us that are pinchin' pennies for the gift season, and starts at 10:30pm. We've also got a few tricks up our sleeves for the end of this month, so be sure to bop on over to the our schedule page!

In the mean time, make sure you pick up your copy of Zelda Magazine, where you can take take a gander at our interview and photo spread!

Don't forget to take a quick peek at the trailer for Gelber and Manning in Pictures, which is hot off the presses, with the first episode to premiere on Dec. 15th ( with a cameo by yours truly!). Also be sure to look out for the premiere party!

We're also honored to be nominated for the Loungerati's 2009 Best of Lounge! If you find you've got a few spare minutes, mosey on over and give a couple of gals your vote!

10.12.09
Fall's finally here, so pull out those furs, top hats and tails and join us in an effort to heat things up!

We've already been bopping around town heaps this month from the New York Burlesque Festival to the Food & Wine Festival...and we're just getting started! Keep an eye on our schedule as we get ready for some spooky Halloween plans!

Also, the esteemed JD Oxblood gave us a little mention as he re-capped the NYBF's Teaser Party. Take a gander, won't cha?

04.16.09
Happy spring guys and gals!

We're looking forward to a weekend of sunshine and warm weather with our friends at Dances of Vice. Don't miss out on La Vie Parisienne this Saturday, April 18th at the Montauk Club. We'll be there in our new spring dresses designed by the ever-so-lovely Miz Candymann. We'll even be debuting a new number choreographed by the esteemed Dandy Wellington, himself. Take a gander at the schedule for all the details!

02.17.09
The Minskys have been busy gals, but we managed to wrangle up a new video featuring our favorite gents this side of the Mississippi at the Two Man Gentlemen Band CD release party at the Jalopy Theater. Hopefully our Charleston was good enough to convince them to play NYC again sometime soon!

And for you west coast flappers, the Minsky Sisters will be making our Los Angeles debut at Monday Night Tease on March 3rd, so come by and say hi! And don't forget to check out the schedule page for all of your Minsky needs!

01.01.09
Happy New Year guys and dolls!

We had a blast ringing in the New Year with Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Septet at Cercle Rouge last night. We have lots of new shows coming up in 2009 so keep checking out the schedule page!

Also, the Minskys got mentioned in the New York Post for the Swingers and Flappers Ball!

Here's to 2009!

12.10.08
Check out the Minsky Sisters this Friday at Dances of Vice! The show starts at 11PM. All the info can be found on the schedule page.

Also, the toe-tapping Minskys were mentioned in the New York Times as an act to catch in these these finacially troubled times. Hotcha!

11.12.08
New shows just added! The Minskys will be performing at Dances of Vice on Friday Dec. 12th, where they will be performing with live accompaniment from Grandpamusselman and His Syncopators. You can also catch them on Dec. 30th at Connolly's as a part of the Swingers and Flappers Ball and on Dec. 31st for Michael Arenella's New Year's Eve party at Cercle Rouge in Tribeca.

Also, Kristen Minsky will be performing next Saturday, Nov. 22nd at Dances of Vice!

Check out the schedule page for all the details!


10.25.08
This just in -- the Minsky Sisters will be making an appearance at Gemini & Scorpio's Halloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday November 1st at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Live music will be provided by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Septet. Party starts at 9pm. Check out the schedule page for all the details!


10.15.08
The Minsky Sisters will be performing on October 31st, at the Dances of Vice Murder Mystery Party. The party starts at 9pm at the Montauk Club, and goes until the wee hours. Check out the link for all the details!