Jello Underground’s Annual Halloween Show 2023 @ El Corazon
A big gooey game 🤼♀️
Published September 26, 2023
📅 Saturday, October 14th
⏰ Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm
📍 El Corazón: 109 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
📞 (206) 262-0482
🎟 $15 advance | $20 doors
Never has jello been so scary—or tough. That’s thanks to Jello Underground, a feminist-run jello wrestling event organizers say is the largest women-produced event of its kind on the face of the planet.
Beginning in 2009 as a burlesque troupe, the group grew into a jello wrestling frenzy. For the past decade-plus, Jello Underground has made a name for itself in Seattle (and beyond) as an inclusive, queer-friendly, body-positive space where everyone can delight in the gelatinous thrills of jello wrestling. Participants are encouraged to take on wrestling names, get decked out in vibrant clothing, and throw every ounce of themselves into the gooey games.
Jello Underground cooks up something special for Halloween, with a two-hour contest featuring wrestlers in full Halloween costumes and makeup, elbowing and flipping each other in a jello-filled kiddie pool. This year’s event promises a new staging arrangement with “optimal viewing from every angle.” They also vow “spooky surprises” and “special guests” that will make the evening live up to its “fright night” name. If that’s not enough jello for you, there’s a free after party for wrestlers and attendees. Go meet your Jell-heroes!
📸: Courtesy Jello Underground
Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.