Lucha Vavoom

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Lucha Vavoom
Photograph: Courtesy Lucha Vavoom

Lucha VaVOOM brings its unique mix of “sexo y violencia” to the Mayan (plus occasional one-off shows elsewhere) with exuberant spectacles throughout the year, most notably with its popular Cinco de Mayo performance. See good vs. evil played out in a sinful circus of masked Mexican wrestling, burlesque stripteasing and comedic commentating—Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt are among those who have lent their opinion to past matches. Fill up on tequila and tamales while you watch Aztec dancers and luchadores like Li'l Cholo and Crazy Chickens.

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Know 2 things about Lucha VaVoom before heading in: It's just fun! Plain and simple. And don't expect standard Mexican wrestling like you may glean from the pictures. It's way more than that. Host Blaine Capatch kicks it off and intersperses his wit throughout for those sober and savvy enough to catch it. There's some of the best burlesque I've ever seen. The Mariachis are standard Mariachis, but have that joyfully bored look that we've come to expect from them. But the wrestling? Well...Let's just say it is well-choreographed slapstick comedy at it's finest and most acrobatic. Enjoy it for that. Don't be disappointed that you're not watching WWE-style faux-fighting. Be ecstatic that you're a part of one of the most unique, fun evenings in Los long as you let yourself go and enjoy it!