Chicago League Of Lady Arm Wrestlers Feature in CLLAW Flirty-Two

Chicago League Of Lady Arm Wrestlers Feature in CLLAW Flirty-Two

Get your blood pumping just in time for Valentine's Day as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) presents CLLAW Flirty-Two on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW's 32nd benefit match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest lady arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment from Ovef Ow and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 pm with the first match beginning at 9:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $20, are available in advance at or $25 at the door (the ladies will gladly take cash or credit at the door). The event is 21+.

All proceeds from CLLAW Flirty-Two will benefit Sideshow Theatre Company and GirlForward.

Captain Philippines. Aunt Nance. Marian the Barbarian Librarian. Their names echo through the ages. They come from all corners of Chicago, united only by One Dream: to elbow their way through the competition and wrestle their way to the top. Joined by CLLAW's Mistress of Ceremonialisms Harry Scaray, referee Beau K and commentator Vallery Dolls, the line-up of not-so-lady-like ladies in outrageous costumes volunteer their time to vie for that most cherished prize - the bedazzled CLLAW gloves. Who will leverage their way up the bracket? Or bribe their way to the top? All these questions and more will be answered, and all of Chicago is invited to bear witness.

CLLAWdience Participation and Prizes

Not content to leave the fun in the arms of its competitors, CLLAW Flirty-Two gets everyone in on the action. Audience members have the opportunity to purchase CLLAWBUX, the official currency of CLLAW, throughout the night. With their CLLAWBUX, onlookers can bet on their favorite wrestlers to prevail, and maybe slip a few to the referees to even the score. All CLLAWBUX purchased also go towards fantastic raffle prizes. Half-priced CLLAWBUX are available in advance.

All for a good CLLAWSE

A portion of CLLAW Flirty-Two proceeds will benefit GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. For additional information, visit

Proceeds also benefit CLLAW's creator and producer, Sideshow Theatre Company. Since its first match in 2009, Sideshow's CLLAW events have helped fundraise for numerous Chicago based non-profits including the Chicago Women's Health Center, {she crew}, The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Barrel of Monkeys, C4 - Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, Girls Rock! Chicago, Marwen, Rock for Kids, About Face Youth Theater, 826CHI, CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education), Ayodele Drum and Dance, The Chicago Human Rhythm Project and others.

CLLAW is a member of CLAW USA, the national Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers. It is the mission of CLAW USA to empower women and strengthen local communities through theatre, arm wrestling, and philanthropy. CLLAW includes a compendium of female-identified participants and seeks to create a safe space for all participants and audience. We seek to mirror the diversity of our greater society and welcome participation from people of diverse identities by age, race, class, ability and gender definition.

Photo: Amelia Earhurt vs. Winderella at the Chicago League of Lady Arms Wrestlers' CLLAW XXXI match at Logan Square Auditorium. Photo by Trainman Photography.

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