Old Sacramento will be invaded by a horde of undead on Saturday – but these zombies will be seeking fun and drinks, not victims. The Invasion Old Sacramento zombie walk meets at 7 p.m. Saturday at Shenanigans, 705 J St. At 8 p.m., the zombies will head through Downtown Plaza to Old Sacramento for a pub crawl and musical entertainment provided by local band Alive & Burning performing “Zombie Apocalypse.” All participants The pre-party at Shenanigans is open to all ages, and there will be activities such as Tarot card reading. After the pub crawl and the Old Sacramento invasion, the zombies will return to Shenanigans for the “horror, sex & zombies” after-party – an homage to 1980s horror
Trash Film Orgy returned to the Crest Theatre for the 12th season of its popular film festival on Saturday night. The film festival began with the midnight showing of “Army of Darkness.” Each subsequent Saturday will feature other cult classics such as “Battle Royale,” “The Terminator,” “Flesh Gordon” (yes, “Flesh” not “Flash”), “Five Deadly Venoms,” and ends with the August 18 showing of “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” Trash Film Orgy Productions has organized the Zombie Walk and the midnight movie festival since 2001. Coinciding with July’s Midtown Art Walk, several bloody Zombie Walk participants enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Second Saturday events. The Zombie Walk continues t
The Bastille Day Race got second Saturday in motion in a fun way and then it slowed to a walk, a zombie walk. After the race was over I hung around the L and 18th area for awhile. Captured some digital moments: I headed to Yogurtagogo and things took a fun turn. The Zombies were loose, roaming midtown, getting warmed up for their walk. After listeming to some musicians bang the heck out of buckets, trash cans, white bottles and everything else (which sounded pretty good), I strolled towards Cheap Thrills, the meeting place of the Zombies. I swam my way through the crowd between 19th and 18th ol L St.Headed toward Cheap Thrills, I passed a mobile food truck and the undead. It was a fun
Sacramento's undead will rise on Saturday as the Zombie Walk of 2012 heads from Cheap Thrills to the Crest Theatre for the Trash Film Orgy showing of "Army of Darkness." A Sacramento tradition, the walkers are recommended to show up in their best zombie makeup for the walk. Walkers should meet up at Cheap Thrills, 1721 L St., at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. The walk kicks off at 10 p.m. The Crest, 1013 K St., is showing "Army of Darkness" in 35mm. Those who show up to the event without makeup can get makeup applied for a small fee, but it's first come, first-served. For more information, visit the Zombie Walk Facebook page.
Several hundred zombie enthusiasts gathered at Roseville’s Royer Park to get makeup done and receive instructions before invading Vernon Street. This was Roseville’s first ever Zombie Walk. Dozens of people who participated in July’s Second Saturday Zombie Walk made their way to Roseville. Joshua Cox arranged the event via Facebook and was on hand to help apply makeup to participants. Several gallons off “blood” were used to help zombies ready themselves for the walk. Besides corn syrup and red food coloring, used to emulate blood, several zombies brought items to help with makeup including sponges, cotton balls, food coloring, liquid latex, white school glue and other materials. Se
July’s Second Saturday was the place to be for music, art, socializing, fashion and a zombie walk. During summer more people take to the Streets of Midtown to enjoy Second Saturday events. Vendors and artists move their venues each month. Many artists move their work from one Art Walk exhibit to the next looking for places to hang their artwork for a month. Other artists have established studios or areas where they exhibit on a regular basis. Local musicians find a street corner to play and then have a show at night clubs as Second Saturday begins to wind down. Law enforcement presence is reassuring and helps to know they’re patrolling the area. This month I walked the streets waiting f
A mob of the living dead invaded downtown Sacramento Saturday night. The annual Zombie Walk started at Sub-Q and ended at the Crest Theatre, where the zombies mingled with K Street’s club- and restaurant-goers in between munching brains. The 2011 Trash Film Orgy season kicked off its six-week run of sleazy, gory, trashy movies with “Return of the Living Dead,” a tale of punk rockers, zombies and punk rock zombies. As zombies and Trash fans entered the Crest’s lobby, they were greeted by a variety of interesting characters and sights to see. Guests could browse movie posters, horror and sci-fi DVDs and zombie comics. There were also games in the spirit of the zombie flick, such as “Pin th
Did you know Sacramento's very own Trash Film Orgy (TFO) is credited with being home to the first organized Zombie Walk? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_walk#History The summer season is trigger for these midnight movie Trash Film Orgy fans, who descend like a mass migratory bugs filling the hallways and seats of the Crest theatre. Though their year round numbers never fully deplete, once their season starts you see them multiply exponentially for 6 consecutive Saturdays at midnight. The Zombie Walk is the yearly kickoff event for their TFO summer show season which has been growing ever since! Literally hundreds of "people" (if you can still call them that) converge on the midtown
The 10th annual Trash Film Orgy opened Saturday night with 300 zombie fans coming out to see “Evil Dead 2” – the premiere night for the film festival celebrating gore-filled, sleazy, cult classic movies. Saturday’s screening of Sam Raimi’s low-budget hit “Evil Dead 2” coincided with Sacramento’s downtown Zombie Walk, so there was no shortage of “dead” or evil characters dressed up as zombies in order to get into the spirit. “I think it’s really a fun crowd, and I can tell there’s a lot of zombies left over from the Zombie Walk, which is really exciting,” said Trash Film Orgy representative Amy. “Evil Dead 2 is really a trash classic, and we have a really fun crowd tonight.” Not on
Zombies roamed around at the Second Saturday Art show. Billed as one of the largest Zombie Walks the participants did not dissapoint.
Second Saturday was very well attended for the July 10 Art showings. I think this was the largest crowd of the year. Jen Cimaglio and Stephanie Oliveira actually started with their art starting on Friday. They were doing a chalk mural for the forthcoming 20th Aniversary of the Chalk It Up event. You can see their work on J Street near Cesar Chavez Plaza. Other performers that I stopped to listen to were Meghan Collier who also sings with the Corner Pocket Band was on hand. Meghan has a webise at www.myspace.com/myredsky. Mae McCoy and the Neon Stars played at the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen. The last act of the night that I had the pleasure to listen to was Lindsey Cook playing in a court
The start of the 10th annual Trash Film Orgy film festival adds to this month's Second Saturday events. The festival will have a showing every Saturday at midnight, starting July 10. It runs through Aug. 14 with a special showing on Halloween. "It's a midnight movie festival," TFO Producer Christy Savage said. "A lot of people think it's the most terrible movies out there, but we're about the best exploitation horror movies." Saturday's inaugural film, "Evil Dead 2," will be preceded by a Zombie Walk beginning at Sub-Q at 7 p.m. Participants of all ages dressed as zombies will roam Second Saturday, stop at Pyramid Alehouse for happy hour and watch zombie band Children of the Grave perfo
The living dead will wander through Second Saturday crowds in downtown Sacramento this weekend. Zombies of all ages and decomposition will be present for the 2010 Zombie Walk. The Zombie Walk is a commencing event for the 10th annual Trash Film Orgy film festival, which begins this Saturday. TFO runs through Aug. 14 with showings every Saturday at midnight and a special showing on Halloween. "Our first few years were some of our biggest Zombie Walks," TFO Producer Christy Savage said. "And then we stopped doing them for a while. Then there was a big resurgence all over the world, so we started doing them again. This will definitely be our biggest one." Cities including Seattle, Denver a