Do you watch local lucha libre at places like la pulga in Alamo or Cine El Rey in downtown McAllen? Now is your chance to tell the world how much you enjoy lucha libre by attending MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Lucha Libre at the Museum of South Texas History on Thursday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring your mask, or cape, and enjoy an opportunity to meet local and traveling wrestlers from Wrestling Revolution, a group that competes at Cine El Rey in downtown McAllen on Friday evenings.Vocal/acoustic guitar duo, Somethin’ Else, will be perform live music ranging from classic rock to country and blues to oldies from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. After the musical performance, Eduardo Martinez, a community historian and wrestling aficionado, will present “A Brief History of Wrestling in the Rio Grande Valley” at 7:10 p.m. Martinez has written about wrestling for Neta, a bilingual multimedia platform based in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border. Don’t forget to stay after the presentation for your chance to win FREE tickets to see Wrestling Revolution at Cine El Rey.
Activities during the event will include “Make Your Own Lucha Mask” and a photo opportunity to star in your own luchador movie poster. A mini-exhibit of the museum’s Mexican Cinema lobby cards will be on display as well.
It wouldn’t be a MOSTHistory Happy Hour without sampling craft drinks. To quench your thirst, you can sample from a beer selection provided by L&F Distributors: Southern Star Nelson IPA, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero (Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout), No Label El Hefe, Nowhere but Texas Legal Draft and Mighty Swell (variety pack) for non-beer drinkers. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.
Pair your beer samples with appetizers provided by University Draft House from Edinburg. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served by Happy Hour FRIENDs, the Landmark Lounge and Ignite Lounge. MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests will also receive 20% off the bar tab that same night at either Landmark Lounge, located at the Edinburg Best Western, or Ignite Lounge, located at the Towne Place Suites by Marriot in Edinburg.
Admission is $15 for the general community and $10 for FRIENDS of MOSTHistory. If you are interested in becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please contact Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, at 956-383-6911 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This special event is for individuals 21 and over.