Lucha VaVOOM: Set For Two Los Angeles Cinco De Mayo Shows May 4 and May 5 At Mayan Theater and Cinco De Chicago Show May 5 At Park West.
May is Lucha VaVOOM month.
Continuing their 10-year tradition of celebrating Cinco de Mayo in grand fashion, Lucha VaVOOM will for the first time have a two-night Cinco de Mayo celebration at Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.
The mind-blowing, gloriously unhinged and acclaimed Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble–who deliver The Most Outrageous Show on Earth–will also have a simultaneous Cinco de Chicago performance at Park West as they did last year. Tickets are currently on sale.
For the upcoming Cinco de Mayo shows, the troupe have teamed up with the Mayan Theater to host two all-night affairs, including a post-Lucha dance party until 2:00 AM, which they’re promising will be their most electrifying Cinco de Mayan ever as they’ll amp things up to new levels of insanity at these must-be-seen-to-be-believed shows in celebration of the Mexican holiday.
The May performances are part of their year-long 10th anniversary celebration, with more shows to be announced.
The Cinco De Mayo shows are non-stop events that will be comprised of three action-packed wrestling matches and lusty burlesque ladies: The Wau Wau Sisters!!!, Karis, Lucy Fur, Carolina Cerisola in Los Angeles and Michelle L’Amour, Trixie & the Evil Hate Monkey, Lux LaCroix, Peekaboo Pointe in Chicago. Wrestlers in Chicago include Cassandro, Sicodelico, Jr. and Samuray del Sol.
Attendees can also look forward to the following: strolling mariachis, a Polite In Public donkey photo booth, Aztec and folklorico dancers, a lowrider parade (in Los Angeles), giant Zumba dance (in Chicago), tamales, and–as is traditional with the holiday–lots of tequila courtesy of their friends at El Jimador.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. The Los Angeles Times has said, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist (7/09/06)” and the Calgary Herald recently called their first-ever Canadian shows “Filthy, dirty fun (1/27/12).”
Arguably more rock than rock and more punk than punk, Lucha VaVOOM has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low-rider car parade escorting the performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theater, to the local luminaries they attract (Drew Carey, Jack Black and Fred Armisen), to Burlesque (which was revived right here in Los Angeles), to Lucha Libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly and amaze.
At Lucha VaVOOM, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, pogo-stick peelers and hula-hoop hotties.
Tickets are currently on sale
Tickets are available online and at these locations:
$35 General Admission tickets are available:
WACKO: 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz
BRAT: 1938 14th Street, Santa Monica
GARAGE PIZZA: 100 ½ West 7th Street, Downtown Los Angeles