Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring

March 6- June 13

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St.

Experience lucha libre like never before at the Branigan Cultural Center with our new exhibit Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring. The exhibit tells the history of lucha Libre, its connections to the border region, and the stories that have come from the sport.

Lucha libre is a type of professional wrestling originating in Mexico, in which the contestants wear masks and use rapid, acrobatic techniques. Learn what it takes to become a wrestler, about masks the wrestlers wear, and how luchadores– the Spanish word for wrestlers, have influenced many areas, including art and social justice issues.

Illustration of Mexican Wrestler El Santo

Lucha Libre Storytime

March 12

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(575) 541-2154


Suitable for elementary-aged learners. Kids will be inspired and encouraged to follow their dreams and be as strong and fearless as luchador heroes! This programing is done in collaboration with the Branigan Library.

Watercolor illustration of a little girl wearing a luchador mask and cape

Spring Break Camp: Luchador!

March 23-27

8:00 a.m. - noon

(575) 528-3330

$40 per student (1st-7th Grade)

Colorful Luchador Masks


Explore the world of lucha libre through culture, art, science, and history. Develop a lucha libre character, design your signature look and mask, engage in outdoor team building activities, and explore the physical training required to become a champion luchador.

Taller Femenista con Luchadoras Profesionales

13 de mayo

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(575) 541-2154


Luchadoras en El Paso van a contar sus historias, como han sido empoderadas por sus carerras en el quadrilatero, y brindar conversaciónes sobre los efectos del patriarcado en la frontera. Programa en español, english translation available.

Luchador Hero Comic Book Creation for Teens

June 13

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Learn about lucha libre heroes who stand for justice and equality in their communities and create your own luchador hero and storyline!

Cartoon of the Mexican wrestler El Santo wearing his mask and cape