BETTY to headline..SuperCLAW coming to the Jefferson on June 16!
Charlottesville is the proud home of the first theatrical, philanthropic ladies arm wrestling league, CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers), founded in 2008. Originally an idea that sprang from a joke between friends, the ladies arm wrestling phenomenon has spread to 16 cities so far and captured the attention of the New YorkTimes, the Guardian, Washington Post, MORE Magazine, and Penthouse, to name a few. On June 16th, Charlottesville will host the inaugural championship, SuperCLAW, featuring a face-off between women from the first 8 leagues. Arm-warriors from Charlottesville, DC, New Orleans, Kingston, Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, and Durham will compete for the Cape de CLAW and a large cash prize to donate back to their communities. Here's the lineup: PLEASE GO TO THE CLAWUSA website to check out full bios of the wrestlers and the organizations they're fightin' for! 1. Austin: Pain Fonda (wrestling for Community Yoga Austin) 2. Brooklyn: Cop-ophelia (wrestling for Center for Anti-Violence education) 3. Charlottesville: The Homewrecker (wrestling for A FERTILE Foundation) 4. Chicago: Armageddon (wrestling for Sideshow Theater Company) 5. DC: TBD (wrestling for Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 8 ) 6. Durham: The Dirty Butcher (wrestling for Durham Crisis Response Center) 7. Hudson Valley: Heather Weizen (wrestling for Family Planning Advocates) 8. New Orleans: Sistah Mary Slammer (wrestling for Hagar’s House, a transitional home for women and children in New Orleans ) There will be exhibition wrestling & shenanigans from other leagues & musical performances from We Are Star Children and BETTY. Get tickets now: http://www.jeffersontheater.com/superclaw or wait for... Pay-What-You-Can tickets, which will be available at the door the night of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.