Oct. 23 Benson Zombie Walk Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. and throughout downtown Benson 6 p.m., FREE, zombiewalkomaha.com The last few years zombies have assaulted America. It began in small pockets dotting the country — at inconspicuous locations such as Bill Murray’s house (see Zombieland), most video game consoles owned by 14-year-olds with shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentalities, and any place Joan Rivers is haunting. Resistance appears futile, as their advance into the heartland engulfs Benson this Saturday. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em because these zombies know how to get down. Come as you are, or you can be costumed into a brain-muncher at The Waiting Room from 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m. for $3. Although true zombies prefer to mutate into a flesh-eater by means of a good ol’ fashioned zombie scrum. The scrums are free and can be achieved by prominently marking yourself with a large duct tape X; just prepare to be mobbed during the official Zombie Walk throughout downtown Benson. After gorging themselves on human flesh the zombies attack The Waiting Room for an all-ages zombie hop at 7 p.m. There will be a zombie costume contest, including a best ’50s-themed zombie category, live music and a MDA fundraiser Zombikini Contest, proving that zombies do have hearts, just a lack of brains. If you can’t wait to get your zombie on, attend the Zombie Walk Pre-Party, Friday, Oct. 22, at The Hideout, 320 S. 72nd St., at 9 p.m. … Mmmmm, brains!


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