Fourth Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament and Fundraiser for Project HOPE Art

Event has passed (Sun Mar 30, 2014 - Sun Mar 30, 2014)
Chez Poulet Gallery
$5 - $20
Arts, Theater, Performance Arts


Amens and Hail Mary's to all y'all in advance of the white hot FIRE that is about to SEAR your rump shakers right out of your seats. The BOSSiest, FIERCEiest and DISORDERLYiest are bringing it. These girls are on FIRE.

BAAWL (Bay Area Arm Wrestling Ladies) and Project HOPE Art are teaming up to host Great Brawls of Fire: Fourth Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament on March 30, 2014 (4-8pm) in San Francisco from at Chez Poulet, 3359 Cesar Chavez St. This raucous performance-based arm wrestling competition that’s guaranteed to be OVER THE TOP. Our fourth tournament will be held Sunday, March 30th in San Francisco at Chez Poulet, and is intended to empower women while raising funds and awareness for disadvantaged communities in Haiti.

The tournament, named Best of The Bay in 2012 by San Francisco Magazine, will be a display of theatrical antics and hardcore athleticism. HOPE Art Arm Wrestlers are fired-up ladies who 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. 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. Exploring the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy, Project HOPE Art is inspiring creativity, communication, and self-expression for young Haitian girls who are orphaned and struggling to build their lives and their communities. 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. (

About Project HOPE Art: We believe that there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, sock puppet play, mural, photograph or creative enterprise. Using art as a catalyst for healing and expression we intend to initiate whimsy and wonder while infusing creativity into disaster stricken communities. So often children are not part of the conversation within a hard hit, natural disaster area. We bring their ideas, thoughts and emotions to life in full color regardless of language, creed or custom. We do this using art as the Universal Language.


  1. Chez Poulet Gallery
    3359 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA