On May 30, the undead will roam South Main in search of brains during the eighth annual Memphis Zombie Massacre.
Here's how it works: if you want to participate, zombify yourself in the manner of your choosing. Some people choose to go all out with extreme makeup and elaborately themed costumes (zombie Titanic victim? zombie Disney princess? zombie Elvis? I've seen 'em all), while others just douse themselves in fake blood. If you'd like to be a victim - and a zombie masacre is nothing without victims - slap a duct tape X on your shoulder and stand along the massacre route and wait to get "eaten", then join the horde.
This year, the walk will start at 6:30 p.m. Army/Navy Park (east of South Main/G.E. Patterson) and trudge north on South Main and then right onto Beale Street. You can get to the park an hour or so early if you want help with makeup, but plan to do it yourself if you don't want to wait a long time. If you need a quick zombie makeup tutorial, there's one here and one here.
The Zombie Massacre isn't just about feasting on brains: it's about feeding needy people around the Mid-South. The organizers are collecting non-perishable food items for the Mid-South Food Bank at the staging area.
Where: Step off is at Army/Navy Park. You won't miss it, trust me.
When: Friday, May 30. Staging starts in the afternoon and the walk steps of at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
How much: Free, but bring canned goods to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank