Great Brawl of Fire
BAAWL (Bay Area Arm Wrestling Ladies) and HOPE Art are teaming up to host the annual women’s arm wrestling tournament and Haiti benefit at San Francisco artist space Chez Poulet from 4-8 pm on March 30, 2014.
These fired-up ladies toe the line between theatrical antics and hardcore athleticism. Woman-identified wrestlers compete in each brawl. Each wrestler has a persona, bio, theme song, and money-hungry entourage to back them up and collect “bets” from the crowd.
Rules are determined and managed by the referee, only to be manipulated and corrupted by celebrity judges, crowd hecklers, and bribed by cold, hard dolla dolla billz. To compete in the upcoming tournament, fill out this form.
2014 Great Brawl of Fire: Ladies’ Night Arm Wrestling Tournament
Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Chez Poulet | 3359 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco, CA
$5 before 5pm, $20 afterwards
- MCs: Paul Trask and Stefbot
- DJs: JoeJoe and Haute Mess (Brass Tax)
- Referee: Alex Mace
- Graphic Visionary: Elizabeth Marley
In addition, original artwork by young Haitian artists will be shown and available for purchase throughout the event. Proceeds from the evening will go towards art-based programming facilitated by HOPE Art to children in the Carrefour neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This particular event will sponsor a music, costuming and performance workshop taught by San Francisco artists Rachel Znerold and Ernie Trevino and hosted by Melissa Schilling in November 2014.