ZOMBIE NIGHT in Silver Spring
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Many of you have been asking about the status of the Zombie Walk this year - and rightfully so. A confluence of events - logistics of street closures with a crowd of this many people, insurance policies required for the road closures, lack of a true model for sponsorship (while trying to keep this a grassroots effort), subsequent costs for us (the organizers), and planned sidewalk construction/repair on Georgia Avenue - has made conducting an actual walk difficult this year, to say the least.
But you've been strong and patient. You've planned your costumes and consumed gray matter. And you've made this one of the great annual events in Silver Spring. We don't want to let that go. To that end, we are working with local organizations, including AFI Silver Theatre, the Silver Spring Urban District, The Fillmore, and a variety of local establishments to create ZOMBIE NIGHT in Silver Spring.
For starters, AFI will be catering to the undead with a (double) double feature of Grindhouse at 9:45PM (its own double feature of Planet Terror and Death Proof) followed by everyone's favorite, Shaun of the Dead at 11:45PM.
Additionally, Yonder Mountain String Band will be playing at The Fillmore (now THAT should be fun to incorporate). This is the last show of their tour, so I hope they'll join us after. And I expect many eateries/drinkeries in the area will be running specials.
Since we know there are a lot of families that bring the kids out to play, we want to make sure there are activities for everyone. I mean, there's always lumbering around, eating brains, and making documentaries, but we're working with the powers that be on these and will update this site accordingly.
For more information, send us an email.
In the meantime, start brainstorming your costumes for this year and stay tuned here (and to other resources below) for updates as they happen.
A few 2011 Zombie Walk Posters still available!
We'll shortly add a link to purchase some of the last remaining 4th Annual Zombie Walk posters for those who missed out the first time around. Last year, we commissioned one of our great local artists, El Hefe Design, to capture the essence of the 4th Annual Zombie Walk in a limited-edition, collectible poster. It measures 19" x 25" and is screen printed on high-quality, heavy archival paper. Stay tuned for odering information.
Where To Go, What To Do
Here's the list so far (in addition to the AFI double feature).
5:30-8 PM - DINNER @ JACKIE'S
Special halloween menu! Wear costumes and receive 20% OFF.
8-9 PM ZOMBIE ASSEMBLY & COSTUME CONTEST @ SIDEBAR
Scariest, funniest, most original & best kids win prizes. Zombie punch & drink/food specials.
9-12 AM ZOMBIE PROM & DANCE OFF @ BACK ROOM
DJ Mellie Mel & Tara spin all your favorite zombie hits from the 80's, 90's 11 PM PROM KING & QUEEN selected ($100 cash prize!) and Zombie Dance Off!!
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL AGES are welcome until 9pm. After 9pm, 21 and up only.
ZOMBIE BALL: Drink & Dine with the Undead
Families welcome for dinner! Bring the kids, and make a reservation to ensure a place. Zombie t-shirts and Gummi Brains! For the grown-ups:
$8 Smoking Zombies
$2 Brain Shooters
$4 Antivirus Syringes
More Halloween Drynke and Beer Specials
Early Voting Bash at McGinty's
Featuring Governor O'Malley's Band, O'Malley's March!
Sponsored by Montgomery County Young Democrats
Since this year's zombie costumes (similar to 2008's walk) will be rife with political commentary, how can you go wrong?
Downtown on Ellsworth Drive
DJ ZOMBIE Dance Party
Spinning tunes on Ellsworth from 6:30-9:30pm with full-time fog machines.
Plus 50% off at FroZenYo for any and all zombies! (That means costumes and bood folks. Don't fake this one.) Head on down with the kids!
Other Local Events
The Warehouse: Project 4.1
This is for real, yo. People had to audition to get a spot in this frightening place as a zombie or other infected-creature-type. And these people are good at what I do. Visit the Project 4.1 web site for more info.
Run For Your Lives
Many of you may have done this last year, and assuming the planets align properly, we're planning on doing it this year. A 5K obstacle course, through the woods, while you're bring chased by zombies. I mean, what's not to love? All the informatio is available at runforyourlives.com