LUCHA VaVOOM–the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly for 2012 and 2013–are set for their annual two-night Valentine’s engagement: Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12 at The Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles.
We are giving away tickets for one of Lucha VaVOOM’s February shows. For a chance to enter to win, e-mail us at [email protected] with Lucha VaVOOM’s “Dangerous/Beautiful” 2015 in the subject line. This contest ends on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12 p.m.
Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches–current star in NBC’s hit show “Undateable” and current record holder for most wins on Comedy Central’s late night show @midnight–will be the special guest announcer for both nights. A complete list of performers is listed below. General Admission tickets are still available for $40.00 and Ringside Seating tickets are available for $55.00. For tickets and more information, visit: luchavavoom.com.
This year’s Valentine’s shows–titled “Dangerous/Beautiful”–will host some of the most glamorous dancers and aerialists in the world, colliding with some of the most exciting Mexican Wrestlers. Performers confirmed, include:
-Good vs. evil played out in a sinful circus of masked Mexican wrestling starring matches between Lucha libre pioneer Cassandro, Magno, Mexico’s luch-hunk Bobby Zavala, the Crazy Chickens, Dirty Sanchez, Egyptian God Rey Horus, Joey Ryan and adding his own international flavor of wrestling is Japanese professional wrestler Kikutaro, has just been added to the evening’s stellar lineup.
-Star-dancer Carolina Cerisola, hoop-hottie Karis, pole-star Leigh Acosta, aerial-deb Veronica Yune and the Lucha VaVOOM’s debut of leggy-stunner Olivia Belfontaine, one of Los Angeles’ most in demand burlesque dancers.
-Comedian Blaine Capatch (two-time winner of the “Funniest Person On The Internet” on @Midnight) will join Ron Funches as co-host for both nights.
Luca VaVOOM’s annual Valentine’s shows are for lovers, first timers and the perfect first show for the LUCHA VaVOOM uninitiated.
About Lucha VaVOOM
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LUCHA VaVOOM–the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly for 2012 and 2013–is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. Arguably more rock than rock and more punk than punk, LUCHAVaVOOM 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 and Jack Black have sat in), 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. It all comes together to make one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). The Los Angeles Times said, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist (7/09/06).”
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. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities), performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia since its birth in 2002 and call Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater–an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace–home when not on the road. A sizzle reel featuring LUCHA VaVOOM highlights (high-octane Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and blow-by-blow comedic commentary) can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/nswes3x.
What: Lucha VaVOOM’s “Dangerous/Beautiful” Feb. 11 and 12
Where: The Mayan, 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015