As a zombie lover (they’re just misunderstood) for some 8 years now, I’m always on the prowl for some good zombie events in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. It’s not too hard to find southern California zombie runs, but alas, I hate running. Fortunately for me (and other non-runners), there are plenty of other zombie activities in and around LA that don’t involve much more physical exertion than actually getting oneself to the event. Here are a few current and upcoming (cheap) zombie events in Los Angeles to help you get your fix.
- How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse – You wake up tomorrow and Los Angeles is overrun by zombies – what do you do? Unless you’ve attended How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse at Theater Asylum in Hollywood, you’re probably going to be screwed. This “seminar” will clue you in on a ton of tips and techniques from “experts” like Dr. Bobert Dougash and his team of zombie survivalists. You’ll walk out of the show feeling totally prepared and confident in your zombie slaying abilities. The show is running every Friday at 8pm and every Saturday at 7pm from now through April 27th. Tickets are $15, but why spend that much when you can get them for only $5 through Goldstar?
- SoCal Zombie Walk – Save the date! If you love dressing up like a zombie and walking (or limping) around in public, you’ll want to mark your calendar for May 4th (it’s a Saturday) for the 6th Annual Springtime Charity Zombie Walk. Start practicing your makeup techniques and your best groan so that you can scare off all of the tourists along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Be sure to watch for details on the walk’s Facebook page.
- Downtown Los Angeles Zombie Fashion Show – Los Angeles zombie lovers definitely do not want to miss this one. Plan ahead for Saturday May 11th because it’s going down at the Alexandria Hotel. Over 50 Hollywood makeup artists will work to zombify some truly hot models into the horrifying undead for this epic fashion show. In addition, visitors can check out hundreds of pieces of local art featuring all sorts of creatures – monsters, zombies, aliens, etc. There’s also going to be live music and did I mention…FREE all-you-can-eat pancakes, compliment of the PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW.
- Patient Zero – Want to support a local zombie enthusiast right from the comfort of your own home? Check out Patient Zero, a novel written by local Los Angeles author, Jim Beck. The book is a great read, outlining the slow morphing of Bob Forester into a zombie. What’s unique about the novel is that it is told from the point of view of the zombie virus, providing the reader with new insights as to how the apocalypse really begins. The cheap zombie e-book is available on Amazon for just $2.99.
Happy un-deadness to you all!