NOLAW will usher in the long hot New Orleans summer on May 30 with a Cruel Summer Brawl at One Eyed Jack’s! This event will offer the usual biceps and bravado you know and love, along with a sweaty layer of sand, sun and SPF 30. Eight wrestlers will go arm-to-arm for the championship while NOLAW’s MCs and celebrity judges keep the beach party going. As always, come ready to dance to NOLAW DJs and win prizes from local businesses.
All proceeds from the Cruel Summer Brawl will benefit the New Orleans Harm Reduction Network, a volunteer-run collective that operates on the principles of harm reduction to offer material, educational, and advocacy support to drug-users and their communities in southeastern Louisiana. The NOHRN’s aim is to affirm the dignity of every individual by promoting wellness, self-care, and educated drug-use, while reducing the transmission of HIV, hepatitis, and other blood-borne pathogens among drug-users, and to seek a collective empowerment of all marginalized populations.
Doors open at 8PM, show begins at 9PM. $5 cover, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Wanna wrestle, volunteer, or get involved? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Super Brawl was a super duper success! The event raised $2,500 for Common Ground Health Clinic to update their Women’s Resource Guide. Thanks to the generosity from you all, CGHC will be able to work on a Spanish language version as well. That’s fantastic. Big thank yous to the Howlin Wolf for fulfilling our High Life needs, DJ Justin for the killer beats and Katrina Arnold for the fabulous live shots and portraits that will be coming soon. We also had Billy Hunt and Brian Wimer, the geniuses behind the upcoming CLAW documentary, as guest videographers. They created a ridiculously entertaining dance video with material from the brawl. Do take a look.
Who is more competitive than a collection of previously victorious lady arm wrestlers? That was a trick question. There is no one with more of a desire to win an on stage, costumed yet physical competition than our champions. NO LAW started the night off with a bounce national anthem sung by Sarah Palin as the wrestlers were introduced. Celebrity judges Snooky and Councilwoman Kristen Palmer provided running commentary throughout the night, bringing in money by taunting the wrestlers and the audience, goading them on to bigger and better bribing. The entourages were at the peak of style, as gladiators, geeks, girls on fire and mustachioed Cajuns. Half time performances brought the show to a new level with burlesque by Praline Dupre and a jive-ass show by dance troupe NOLA Hip-Hop.
Bait and Tackle and Sistah Slammer were so evenly matched from the get go they had to dance it out, Slammer moving on as the victor of the booty shaking. The president of Chi Omega was in New Orleans on Spring Break, so she stepped in for a missing champion, charge card in hand. Swamp Thang found power through her ever popular nutria bikini to end the sibling rivalry and defeat her sister, our very own Councilwoman Palmer. Long time crowd favorite Phiery Phoenix refused to burn out or fade away all night, gathering bribes for re-dos and even subbed in to provide left handed power for the last round. You all rule ladies.
Then there was the Final Match. For the whole enchilada. All the marbles. The whole ball of wax. The Denominator (formerly known as Crybaby) vs. The Viper. Cheers were chanted, math problems were solved. A gaggle of patriotic ladies waged an enthusiasm war against a tribe of nerds. It came down to sheer strength of arm and the Viper left the table victorious! She was rewarded with much hissing and a skeleton trophy. Power! Glory! Mayhem!
Keep an eye on us for new merch and upcoming events including The New Orleans Bookfair and Fringe Fest. Wrists up!
This month we’ll have extra matriarchal mayhem to fulfill all your raucous needs with mini and full sized brawls.
Join us for a special appearance Sunday, July 10th at the Howling Wolf for Beasts & Brass: A Benefit for Chef Nathanial Zimet.
Nathanial is the chef and co-owner of Boucherie and The Cue Crawl, known as the Purple Truck. Nathanial was the victim of an armed robbery attack in front of his home and although expected to make a full recovery, he still faces a hard road ahead. The Beasts & Brass Benefit seeks to bring the community together in an effort to defray medical bills.
NO LAW will be doing what we do alongside burlesque, music and much more from 8-9pm on Diamond St. outside the Howling Wolf. Learn more and buy tickets here.
It’s never too much ladies arm wrestling. No withdrawal fears here, mere days later is the Steamy Summer Brawl. This tournament benefits BreakOUT, an amazing new organization that fights the criminalization of LGBTQ youth and instead builds their power. They seek to affect concrete policy change and through this brawl YOU can help.
Plus, we’ve joined forces with the Big Easy Rollergirls for over the top brutal babe action on our turf. How will these derby dames fare off skates competing wrist to wrist? AC SlayedHer, Jam Bayou, Brutualicious and other skating terrors will be using their upper body strength at The Rusty Nail, Saturday July 16th, 8 pm. Don’t miss a celebrity judge appearance by Katey Red, drink specials (I really can’t say enough good things about that frozen disco lemonade) and a DJ Justin afterpartydanceparty spectacular!
This Saturday, April 16th, NO LAW will be making its half time entertainment debut for the Big Easy Rollergirls season opener double header! The bout is at the Human Performance Center on UNO’s campus, doors open at 5 pm, action starts at 6 pm.
Big Easy All Stars vs. Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls Flatliners
Crescent Wenches vs. Bleeding Heartland Code Blue Assassins
Shoves and kisses, smackdowns, taco trucks, afterparties. Is there a better way to spend your Saturday night?
Tickets can be purchased at the door or here, at BERG’s website.
We’re putting ourselves in the middle of the action. Post Krewe de Vieux so you’re in the spirit, Pre Lundi Gras so you’re not all worn out, NO LAW brings you our first brawl of 2011! We’ll be back at Maison on Frenchman St FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25TH, 8 pm. DJ Justin will be merrily breaking it down and the bar will provide drink specials. This event’s funds will go to the New Orleans Birthing Project which exists to reduce the high infant mortality rate among minorities. Specifically:
“The proceeds from this brawl will be used to fund baby showers for the mothers in our program. Our baby showers are not just a party. They are an event in which ten mothers, their babies, their SisterFriends and the community join together to celebrate and to begin the process of setting goals. Each mother is encouraged to share the dreams and goals that she has for her baby and to recognize that her baby’s ability to achieve those goals begins with her determination to achieve goals of her own. She is given guidance, inspiration and love in an effort to assure her that she and her baby are important to the community and that they have our support.”
So come on out, bring your mothers, grandmothers, coworkers, lovers, brothers, sisters and frenemies. We have another eight fresh meat wrestlers to flex for you. Can Bootylicious hold up against PocahontASS? Does Gurl- Illa Warfare have a secret weapon in her bag of zoological tricks?! All this and more will be decided the only way it matters – one cheek on the chair, elbow in the square. Wrists up!