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Saints Alive!

Our Matron Saints Brawl on March 16th crowned new champion Seance Brawles, mystical witch of the underworld, in a heavenly battle against Mad Mary Magdalene and her crew of arch angels. Twas a fierce battle but with the power vested in the gold dust woman, Seance was crowned mistress of the night.

Amens and hail mary-s to all the other wrestlers! We saw returning favorites, Friend to the Worker Lefty Lucy and Irish Gangsta Slamrock O’Hagan. The law was thrown out/laid down. Visiting CLAW USA representative Sabrina Pratt from Chicago’s Second City gave us some pointers and surprise guests from our nation’s capital materialized.  Flour and brass music filled the air, twas magical.

NO LAW raised $2,320.00 for Reach-In C.A.R.E thanks to One Eyed Jacks, DJ Swim Team, entourages, talented performers, The Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe, bad ass organizations and you giving, giving people. Glory matria! For more information on any of the groups we work with or to lend your strength/smarts/dark arts/skills, email us wearenolaw@gmail.com. Also, thanks to WGNO you can watch some TV footage of the brawl here. Big time!

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Mixer Happy Hour starts at 7:30 in One Eyed Jacks. Come meet folks from Breakout!, Hagar’s House, Books to Prisoners and other awesome organizers we love. Half time acts of music, make up and more. Dance party to follow the brawlin amen.

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2012 Wrap Up

Now that the pesky apocalypse is out of the way we can get with the brawlin. This was NO LAW’s third year of ladies arm wrestling and it was incredibly successful. 2012 saw a surprise guest appearance by Kristen Schaal, a road trip to Charlottesville, VA for the First National Super CLAW and collaborations with V-Day, Fleur de Tease, Queerspiracy and many more.

In four brawls we raised $9,100.00 for organizations/projects in the community. Yikes! We could not have done any of it without One Eyed Jack’s, DJs Justin and Brian Boyles, wrestlers, entourage members, celebrity judges, donations and the fun, lovely folks who attended the events, throwing their hard earned money at the beneficiaries. Seriously, thank you.

Please come be a part of the matriarchal mayhem. We are starting to envision the 2013 season and would love to get more folks involved.  *As a collective we resist and reject sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and racism. Just a few ways to help:

-Wrestle! : We can always use new or repeat personas to throw down. Make a scene.

-Apply to be a beneficiary: Part of an group that is women focused? Shoot us an email and we’ll send you the tiny application.

-Donate a prize: The bets, bribes and raffle are a huge part of what we raise every brawl. Provide an incentive for the crowd to make it rain. We welcome anything from coffee shop gift certificates to DIY offers of a free bike tune up or a weekend of pet sitting. Let’s get creative, y’all.

HEY! You’re part of it. Jump into the NO LAW fray. Do whatcha wanna. YOLO (or whatever the kids are saying these days).

Email wearenolaw@gmail.com or follow us on twitter @wearenolaw or creep us on the facebook. Happy New Year!

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Ladies Making History

Even post-post election we still find ourselves chanting “FOUR MORE BEERS FOUR MORE QUEERS” because why not? Congrats to the First Ladies Brawl Champion- The Incumbent! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. She beat out undead-fresh Funkenstein in the Final Match to take home her trophy and endless amounts of tax breaks. Mad style props to Amelia Armhart who was literally flown in over the crowd and Coco LaCroix , that thirsty lady who sparkled up the stage. We saw cats from the former Soviet bloc and Secretaries of State showing their wild side. (Just a tip, Hillary2016.) The Iron Butterfly went through a stunning metamorphosis, there was pupa everywhere. The Nurse may have committed medical malpractice but we can’t be sure. Get me some of dat Obamacare.

 

President Barack himself dropped by to celebrate his victory and explain how our great State of Louisiana doesn’t provide for much needed programs such as the Rape Crisis Center’s medical advocacy center. Therefore, NO LAW raised $3,300 dollars for ’em! New record bringing an end to our 3rd year in existence. We are so proud to support the New Orleans Family Justice Center and the work they do. Well done, entourage, you savvy bunch of hustlers. Shoutouts to our DJs and celebrity judges, Sarah Palin and her new bestie, Snookie, for keeping it real. And thank YOU, crowd, scandalous betters and bribers that you are.

 

Get more involved with the Rape Crisis Center or NO LAW by emailing wearenolaw@gmail.com! Be an entourage member or apply as a beneficiary. Try your biceps at wrestling, bake something for the wrestlers or hold a sign, there’s room for all. News on next brawls and appearances to come.

Wrists Up!

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Freaks and Geeks

The show at One Eyed Jack’s was a big time big top success raising $3,000 for Liberty’s Kitchen, our highest amount yet! Their wrestler, Lady Liberty, took home the gold(en trophy). USA! USA! Hot Sauce put up a tough battle with a spicy, sassy entourage backing her the whole time. Sriracha never looked this badass.


The crowd got a little lesson on what it means to be Midwestern. OMAHA, NEBRASKA really, really represented. There was corn everywhere. Shoutout to our sisters from Austin, TX: Gina Tonic and the Cheer Squad. All the wrestlers were incredible from Lil Night Mer’s rejection of convention to Plague from the Hague’s impressive clog dancing. The Pelican Brief  had the whole package: undies, feathers and clever signage. Birthday Sex offered an explanation of ALL the options consenting adults have on their happy day. Our Bribe Babe created a spectacle by wrestling her twin. Was it Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum who had the sister victory? Could you tell? Do they know? We don’t know.

Big thanks to the entertainment with a hilariously lovely performance by Trixie Minx and Niki Frisky’s defiance of gravity, plus a hoops act by Niki, Summer and…a dancing banana. Celebrity judges Miss eNOLA Gay and Miss Asa Metrical handled the tie breaking via tough trivia and aerobic exercise. There was even some locomotion commotion. XOXO to DJs Justin and Brian, all the business who donated prizes, the entourages workin to collect all that dough and our beautiful, generous audience. Your support keeps it all rolling. Amid the hoopla, we said farewell to our wonderful MC Charlie. NO LAW is going to miss you so so much. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. Bring some of dat bounce to DCLAW.

MC Charles Daffodil

2010-2012

 

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Flower Power

$1,500 to the girls program at Covenant House from the Matriarchal Mayhem Maytime Brawl! Big ups to DJs Justin Thomas and Brian Boyles, Howlin Wolf, photographer Katrina Arnold,  Celebrity Judges and all the amazing wrestlers and their entourages. Also, mad thanks to Kristen Schaal, of The Daily Show and 30 Rock fame, for hanging with us. She bested our Referee arm to arm and kind of maybe sort of not really got married. We love you. Kristen Schaal is a horse.

Really the biggest surprise of the night though was Grandma Foots’ transformation from shuffling little old lady next door to a neon colored dancing arm wrestling fiend. She had us all fooled. Thanks for the long con, Grandma. She made it all the way to the final round but was defeated by new champ, Cosmic Crusher. Space power took home the gorgeous trophy from the girls at Covenant House. Our other wrestlers were on top of their game too. Babe Lincoln and her Vampires treated the audience to teeth and campaign swag. Pillar of Assault got some Snookie loving and the Second Wave showed Bingo Cunninglino what old school feminism is all about. You all rule.

Join us this Saturday at One Eyed Jack’s for Rights of Spring, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood with Fleur de Tease. Cover is ten bucks for some amazing burlesque, ladies arm wrestling booth and erotic readings of Roe v. Wade. Doors at 9, show starts at ten.

NO LAW is going on the road! We head to Charlottesville, VA in June for SuperCLAW. This will be the first ever national ladies arm wrestling championship, bringing together leagues from all over the country. Sistah Mary Slammer will be repping us hard and we want to win! More information and excitement to come.

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We Love Mommas

Our Lenten Brawl was a success of biblical proportions. $1,300 is going to Birthmark Doula Collective, which is enough to buy TWO birthing tubs and upkeep materials for a year. Well done betters and bribers! This past throwdown saw the comeback of crowd favorite SlamRock O’Hagan. She was smashed by the Harlem Hammer, in the end, who had the intense eye contact skills and attitude to become our newest champ.

MC Nina was taken out by the woman who brought her into this world. Tete La Plenty showed us what tough stuff she was made of while her entourage glitter bombed the first five rows of the audience. Sister Mary Slammer graced us with her presence to provide blessings  and settle the centuries long debate of Christianity or Judaism when she beat the Circumcisor in a special arm wrestling holy war. Somewhere between weilding an umbrella and burning Chris Brown’s reputation, celebrity judge Rihanna found  time to practice her planking skills for a bribe-sponsored match between illustrious butt ref Big Ern McBurn and former contender, the Vagitarian. Immigrants, religious enthusiasts and many sassy folks all put on an amazing show and got our 2012 season off to a great start.

Humongous thank yous to DJs Justin and Brian Boyles (especially for the continuing after party at Handsome Willy’s), the Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Praline Dupre and the Howlin Wolf. Photos are by Katrina Arnold, check her out for all your freelance needs.

Look for our next brawl in May!

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Dance Party

Just for fun and getting the NO LAW fam together before the end of the year, we bring you a gathering at Handsome Willy’s this Friday, December 2nd. DJ Justin will provide the tunes from 9-11 pm. Come hang out!

 

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July! July!

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!

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