Day of the Living Dead

You'll recognize it by the fake-blood-covered masses walking down the 16th Street Mall. Last year's Zombie Crawl in Denver broke the world record for largest zombie-related flash mob, with 7,500 costumed participants. That was soon overtaken by a non-Halloween-related event in Seattle earlier this year, and Zombie Crawl creator Danny Newman wants you to prove which undead-inhabited city is best.

Newman notes that it's very easy to make a zombie version of just about any Halloween costume, so no more excuses on that count: "It's a low-hanging branch to go that route, and it gets lots of people participating."

Zombie-related events start at 11 a.m. in Skyline Park (16th and Arapahoe streets) with the Organ Trail, a cleverly named scavenger hunt where the winning team — Newman recommends groups of two to six people — gets $300. It costs $30 per team member in advance, and $40 the day of the hunt. That's followed by a couple hours of music, shopping for undead paraphernalia and free makeup services beginning at 2 p.m. Just before 4 p.m., there will be a massive group performance of "Thriller." Then it's the obligatory lap around LoDo from 4 to 7 p.m. And if your fake blood hasn't coagulated by then, there's a Zombie Crawl after-party in the basement of City Hall, with zombie attire requested. Admission to the party is $15 for eighteen- to twenty-year-olds, $10 for 21 and up.

Go to www.eyeheartbrains.com for more information and free Zombie Crawl registration.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2-11:30 p.m., 2011

 
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