3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl- Map & Info

Get pre-zombified at either of our makeup stations at Beacon Cinema or Shawn’s Barber Shop, then begin the Zombie Pub Crawl from either side of Upstreet- take up the crawl starting at the new Phineas Gage’s Moral High Ground (formerly Brix) and the Thistle & Mirth beer bar on West St. across from the Crowne Plaza and work your way north, or start on the other end of North St. and work your way south from Mission to Y Bar and Mad Jacks BBQ. Or start your zombie experience off with a $5 showing of Shaun of the Dead at 7:30 and be out in time for several more hours of zombie antics.

Meet up with other zombies taking different approaches at Baba Louie’s around 8:30 to 9:30 and then proceed to Spice Dragon by around 10:00pm to grab your free raffle ticket, and at 10:30pm we will raffle off some zombie prizes.

Continue on to any of the other downtown taverns you haven’t yet visited, or pile in with your designated drivers and check out zombie karaoke over at Chameleons nightclub over at 1350 East Street.

Pittsfield Zombie Festival Part of International Hunger Effort on World Zombie Day

 
Pittsfield will be just one of many cities around the world that will see hordes of simulated undead gather for charitable reasons on what has come to be known internationally as World Zombie Day.
The Berkshire County-based Zombie Action Committee will seek donations of quality canned goods and nonperishable foods at events throughout three days of zombie-themed festivities.  Collection bins for food donations will be available at its opening art show, Visual Dead, on Thursday, as well at zombie film showings Beacon Cinema on October 12-13 and Spice Dragon for its climactic Zombie Prom on World Zombie Day, October 13.
“From the Silver Screen to the CDC’s publicity department, the zombie theme is huge,” said DA Chaney, acclaimed zombie author and Lanesboro native, who serves as a spokesperson for the group.  “ZAC is tapping into that popular interest and trying to use it to do some good in the community, and incorporate some demographics that might not be as likely to be reached by more traditional charitable initiatives.”
In Pittsburgh, home of cult film director George Romero and de facto
headquarters of World Zombie Day, the It’s Alive Show will once again sponsor Zombie Fest on October 13, with food donations to support the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.  At the first World Zombie Day event there in October of 2008, Pittsburgh set a high bar for food drives, raising one ton in food with their zombie walk.
Like Pittsfield, London, England will also host both a zombie pub crawl and a showing of Shaun of the Dead for WZD, with proceeds to support a UK homeless shelter. In Utica, Michigan organizers are hosting an event featuring a zombie blood drive, car wash, beauty pagaent along with a more traditional zombie walk.  Tucson will also hold its 7th annual zombie walk that day, and Minneapolis will hold its 9th zombie pub crawl to a yearly returning crowd of thousands.  Other major cities with zombie-themed events next weekend include Flint, MI, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Tucson, AZ, Fayette, MO, Anchorage, AL, Jackson, MI, Columbus, OH, Nashville, TN, Utica, MI, Hamilton, OH, Knoxville, TN, Winnipeg, Canada, La Plata, Maryland, Detroit, MI, Hartland, MI, Lakeland, FL Dayton, OR, Corpus Christi, TX, Wilmington, NC and Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Food drives are a prominent component of most, though some have devoted themselves to other causes such as animal shelters and other charities.
In Pittsfield, donations gathered at the three day zombie extravaganza will go to support the efforts of the Christian Center on Robbins Avenue.
“Sometimes in food drive situations, people just raid their cupboards and bring things they would never eat themselves,” said ZAC Communications Director Palmer Dietrich. “We’re asking that they not do this.”
There is a three dollar discount for admission to the October 13 Zombie Prom with two or more food items, and a portion of proceeds from the event will be used to obtain more contributions to the Christian Center’s food bank.  Showings of Shaun of the Dead (7:30PM Oct. 12) and Corpse Bride (3:30PM Oct. 13) will offer free popcorn for anyone who brings a food donation.
ZOMBIFY Pittsfield
OCT 11-13, 2012
“Visual Dead” Art Show –Shawn’s Barber Shop 6:30pm, Oct 11
3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl- downtown Pittsfield, October 12 (5pm-1am)
Zombie Prom @ Spice Dragon w/ DJ BFG & VJ B-17 Bomber October 13 (8:30pm-1am) $8, or $5 w/2 or more nonperishable food items
“Shaun of the Dead” (7:30 PM Oct 12) & “Corpse Bride” (3:00PM Oct 13) $5 (Free popcorn w/ canned food donation!)
For additional details see SurviveBerkshires.wordpress.com/press/
Or contact:
Autumn Doyle- Chancellor, Zombie Action Committee
DA Chaney -Author/Celebrity Spokesperson
Eliza Ryan
Director of Events
artemis_020@yahoo.com
Rob Pollard
Kommissar [Volunteers]
roharp@gmail.com
Clerk of the Cabal
Jeff Brace [Minutes & Election Info]
rocket2411@berkshire.rr.com

A Very Zombie October at Zombify Pittsfield

Zombie Action Committee and BESPOKE COSTUMING  present:
3RD ANNUAL ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL!!! ZOMBIE PROM!! “VISUAL DEAD” Art Show …. and more!

Sponsored by Spice Dragon-Go Pittsfield-Beacon Cinema-Cultural Pittsfield-Aldam Press-Mad Jacks BBQ- Phineas Gage’s Moral High Ground
& in conjunction with cities and towns around the globe, the ZAC and its partners will fight hunger for World Zombie Day this year with a series of events designed to collect food for local food pantries and raise awareness about resilient community building in a manner that is just ridiculously good fun.

FOOD DONATIONS to benefit the Christian Center in downtown PittsfieldSAVE THE DATES, and get your nonperishable foods together to donate for a variety of discounts and prizes!“Visual Dead” Art Show: opening Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm-8:30
3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl: Friday, Oct 12, 2012 (5pm-1am)
Zombie Prom@Spice Dragon: Saturday, Oct 13, 2012(8:30pm- 1)
Shaun of the Dead 7:30 (Oct 12) & Corpse Bride 3:00pm (Oct 13) @ Beacon Cinema 
& solo art show by ZAC Chancellor Autumn Doyle@ Y Bar (ongoing Oct 5- Oct21)

-To be held in conjunction with the Zombie Action Committee 2012 election, and various other zombie survival awareness raising

As featured in:  Berkshire Family Focus and WYNT