Zombie Beach Party at Respectable Street on Saturday

Ditch the goth, punk, or metal attire for the night and add white powder

and red blood to your face. Wear a bikini or a banana hammock. Would a

foaming mouth be too much? No, not Saturday night. Not at this show:

It's "zombie at the beach"-themed. Enough said... but we'll

continue because we haven't even gotten started on the bands yet. Sure,

there's a brethren of fine party people who need only to hear that

stoner-metal band Torche will be performing that night. (If you

crave more Torche, you can find hundreds of words dedicated to the band here.)

They will be there, probably not in zombie

attire. And that will be their loss when it comes to the costume

contest. Winners will receive gift certificates ($100, $50, $25) to Aces

High Tattoo Shop as well as drink tickets. Nonzombies, you'll have to

pay for your own tattoos and your own drinks. But there will be pleasing

drink specials like $3 Pinnacle vodka drinks, $2 Tecates, and $2 Jäger

shots. Furious Dudes, Kill Now!?, and Belt Buckle Death Sentence will

also perform. From 8 p.m. to 11 a.m., the Pupils Collective will paint a

mural on the side of Respectable Street, and other artists will paint

live in the back throughout the night to support the upcoming music/art

extravaganza Lake Worth-It.

The night, presented by To Hell With Poverty and Lauren

Loveless , starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $10 at Respectable

Street (518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach). Call 561-832-9999, or visit 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17.

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Mickie Centrone