Zombies Are Just Naked Mummies

Who would have thought the rotting undead would ever be so popular? Zombies are just so in these days. Sure, they're not exactly sparkly vampires or werewolves with rippling muscles, but for reanimated corpses, they are seeing quite a renaissance. They are even popping up in the coolest nightspots, like downtown Delray Beach. On Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., they will paint the town red (with blood, of course) at the "Second-Annual Night of the Drinking Dead." The evening will begin with the Zombie Prom at the Delray Beach Arts Garage (180 NE First St.) from 8 to 10 p.m., with live music by the Girlfriend Experience (let's hope she's into necrophilia) before death-marching on to the "Creep House" at Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave.) from 10 to 11 p.m. After that, it's on to Delux (16 E. Atlantic Ave.) to "party like a dead rock star" from 11 p.m. to midnight before invading the "apocalyptic zombie bunker" at Kevro's Art Bar from midnight to 2 a.m. Finally, you'll (dead)end Thriller style in "Pineapple Grave." (Aren't puns terrifying?) Zombie attire is mandatory, and there will be a free drink at each bar. Tickets cost $20 and are available at nightofthedrinkingdead.com.
Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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