If Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” isn’t the theme song for this cavalcade, something is amiss.
To mark the shuttering of the fourth annual Museum of Fear, the Lafayette Science Museum will host a first-ever Zombie Walk down Jefferson Street on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. The parade of the living dead begins at the old City Hall at Jefferson and Lee where a stone-faced General Mouton will preside over the gathering. Show up at 4:30 for “the lurch” wherein the un-dead get a refresher course in behaving, well, un-dead.
The procession will stagger up Jefferson Street to Congress, hang a right at the museum and end at Parc Sans Souci for an after party and costume contest. Schilling Distributors and Planet Radio will take it from there.
There’s no charge to participate and the winner of the costume contest gets to station him- or herself in the Museum of Fear and scare the hell out of visitors for the final night of the attraction. Being the most convincingly un-dead has its rewards.
To find out more about the Zombie Walk, call the museum at 291-5544.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.