Why zombies? Why are the undead shuffling atop a wave of popularity, as opposed to those angst-ridden, broody vampires whose moment in the sun — or moon — has been eclipsed by sartorially challenged zombie folk? Is that some sort of commentary on where America’s head is at in these overleveraged, post-consumer times? Naah. It’s prolly just because anyone with a little greenish makeup can make a passable zombie. Still, if you want to be a zombie, it pays to learn how to play the part, especially if you plan to mump along with the other corpses at the Arts District’s “Zombies in the District” event. At 6 p.m. Sunday outside the Meyerson Symphony Center at the corner of Pearl and Flora streets, undead wannabes will gather for a stroll over to AT&T Performing Arts Center, where dancers from Booker T. Washington High School will perform Michael Jackson’s dance from the video for “Thriller.” The dancing is followed at 7 p.m. by a screening of Night of the Living Dead under the stars at Sammons Park. The event wraps up the Arts District’s Arts in October celebration. For more info on “Zombies in the District” and helpful videos from Dallas Theater Center pros on how to dress for the part, visit thedallasartsdistrict.org/events/zombies-in-the-district.
Sun., Oct. 30, 6 p.m., 2011