If you've never seen live professional wrestling, you're missing out. The combination of spectacle, sport, and hilarity is something you can't find anywhere else, and the crew at F1RST Wrestling is taking it to a whole other level this week at First Avenue. Wrestlepalooza will feature high-flying, bone-splitting Lucha Libre-style wrestling, with "The Anarchist" Arik Cannon, Sheik Arya Daivari, 6% Body Fat Rob James, and a host of other larger-than-life lords of the ring brawling for supremacy. If that's not enough, the event will also feature Minnesota's sexiest burlesque performers, Queenie Von Curves and Musette the Mistress of Mischief, plus music from Fat Wreck Chords pop-punk outfit Masked Intruder out of Madison, Wisconsin. Whether you're a diehard wrestling nut, a first-timer looking for something out of the ordinary, or just a fan of dudes smashing each other, this is the show for you. Honestly, if you don't like at least one thing happening in the Mainroom this Saturday night, then clearly you just hate entertainment. 18+. (Pictured: Arik Cannon)
Sat., Jan. 12, 7 p.m., 2013

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