Get Your Corsage From Someone’s Grave

Zombies have infiltrated pop culture with the persistence of a flesh-eating, post-apocalyptic bacteria, but there’s good reason for that: Zombies are awesome. They would probably become less awesome if one bit your brother, and you had to destroy his brain before he “changed.” But any excuse to paint your face green and splatter yourself with fake blood for a zombie party in the middle of winter is a welcome reprieve from the short days and cold, lonely nights. At 8 p.m., the Brick (1727 McGee) welcomes the undead to celebrate the bar’s birth. Zombie Prom and Birthday Party is a come-as-you-are affair. Arrive in your tattered, fresh-from-the-grave best or straight from work in a gorilla suit to slow dance, rock out and ring in the 12th year of Sheri Parr’s eclectic downtown bar. Cover is $5 at the door, and live music lasts all night. See or call 816-421-1634.— Angela Lutz

Sat., Jan. 15, 10 p.m., 2011