“It’s what performance art often aspires to be, a mash of the unmixable.”
What better way to kick off a hilariously fun Valentine’s Day than with some hot Lucha action, like masked Mexican wrestling, burlesque, and comedy. Los Angeles’ longest running, most celebrated action-packed variety show is back in downtown LA! Read the LaLaScoop on our last time at Lucha VaVOOOOOOOM!
“Ooh La La Lucha!!!”, stars special guest commentator Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black*ish, New Girl, and Undateable) and a host of incredible talent from the Lucha and performance world.
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 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.
In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula-hoop hotties.
This year, find a huge helping of love with professional lucha libre wrestling (matches will include battles between the mind-blowing lucha superstar Rey Fénix from Mexico making his LV debut, Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo from Ciudud Juarez, Mexico, LV crowd favorite luchadora Dama Fina, sleazy Joey Ryan (creator of the “Penis Plex” and recently featured by Sports Illustrated), LV’s current champ Li’l Cholo, Tijuana’s flamboyant gender-bending exótico Ruby Gardeña, Dirty Sanchez (who has been wowing LV crowds since 2008 with his underhand, dirty tricks and signature “A Taste Of The Awful!” move), the Crazy Chickens (these pollos locos are the dream team tag team), Minis (including the very evil Li’l Mime), aerial/burlesque/dance performances (including Chicago’s burlesque superstar Michelle L’Amour, devastating dancer and fire performer Erica Snap, the LV debut of award-winning pole performer Brynn Broute, and the incredible aerialist Kate Winwegan) and comedy hosts Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis will deliver insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights.
Watch highlights from Lucha VaVOOM‘s three-night, sold-out Halloween engagement (featuring Peaches, Drew Carey, professional wrestlers Stuka Jr. and Medico Asesino, and more).
Wednesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15
The Mayan Theater (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles
21 and over
Doors open at 7:00 pm, show goes from 8:00-11:00pm
Tickets are on sale now at $35.00 for general admission tickets (includes balcony and mezzanine seats) and $55.00 for ringside seating. For tickets and more info, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com
– KCRW, October 26, 2017