Various Highlands locations
Free; 8:29 p.m.
(6 p.m. pre-party at The Back Door)
The old saying “If you can’t beat them, join them” definitely applies to the zombie apocalypse. Because no matter how slow and stupid those flesh-eating ghouls look, they have an uncanny ability to get them some brains. That said, you might as well resign yourself to the carnage of the eighth annual Louisville Zombie Attack. Thousands of freaky folks will don gory makeup and bloody garb for the festivities, which begin with a pre-party and showing of “Return of the Living Dead” at The Back Door. There will be additional meet-ups at Big Bar and both Highland Tap Rooms (under-21 participants are welcome to loiter outside). At 8:29, the zombies will emerge and lurch toward The Monkey Wrench, where live music, costume contests and, of course, drink specials await … because zombies can’t survive on brains alone! —Sarah Kelley