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Kaiju Big Battel: New York Blackout
When Sat Feb 9 (8pm)
Where Webster Hall (125 E 11th St, 212.353.1600)
Kaiju Big Battel is a parody of monster mayhem. Costumed wrestlers (who oddly resemble oversized and overzealous trick-or-treaters) tussle in an unapologetic tribute to gratuitous violence, the theatrics of lucha libre wrestling, and the legacy of Japanese kaiju ("monster") movies. Tonight's WWE-style arena sees a showdown between fan favorites Steam Powered Tentacle Boulder, Call-Me-Kevin, Uchu Chu the Space Bug, and Dr. Cube, as well as the debut of the Kaiju Commissioner's latest concept: the Black Box. Now in its 14th year, this is KBB's first performance of 2008.
– Chelsea Bauch