THE EARLY WORD: Macho Libre

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Lucha Libre?hugely popular in Mexico?involves jumping off stuff, flips, crazy whacked-out holds, multiman tag-team matches and of course secret identities protected by masks. The only thing that could stop you from loving Lucha Libre is that la frontera is 2,000 miles away. Thank goodness for Chikara, the professional wrestling association that hosts Lucha Libre events here in Philly. Best part? They?re holding a dynamite 10-match event. A mere $15 gets you the whole shebang, including ?Trios Action? with Delirious, Cheech and Cloudy going up against Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and the terrifyingly named Worker Ant.–ALLI KATZ [via PW]

Sun., Aug. 5, 3:30pm. $15. New Alhambra Arena, 7 Ritner St. 215.670.9999. www.chikarapro.com

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