Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Party like it's 1959

Party like it's 1959...that's what the promoters of Retro Zombie Tiki Terror promise on their web page:

On Sunday, May 24, get ready to party like it’s 1959 at RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR!, a night of zombie fun set in the tiki wonderland that is The Tiki Terrace in Des Plaines, IL. RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will feature a Polynesian floor show, Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant, Zombie Costume Contest, raffles, prizes, zombie movies, tiki tunes and, of course, delicious tiki drinks!

Tentative itinerary (subject to change):

  • 6:00 - 10:00 : All ages welcome!
  • 6:00 - 8:00 : Socialize, eat, drink and be scary!
  • 8:00 - 9:00 : Live Polynesian Floor Show
  • 9:00 - 10:00 : Booze & Shmooze
  • 10:00 : Kids, go home - 18+ after 10:00
  • 10:00 : Zombie Costume Contest
    Guys & Dolls, come dressed in your zombie finest and compete to win fabulous prizes!
  • 11:00 : Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
    Ladies, put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie make up, and compete to win awesome prizes! Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects and costume. All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at; to get an idea of what we’re looking for, visit the gallery at, and start planning your character NOW!

Enjoy fine food, tiki drinks, classic music, zombie movies and other Chicago zombie dudes & dames in between events! Every ticketholder gets a raffle ticket, so you never know when you’ll win something spectacular.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Ticket does NOT include food or drinks. The Tiki Terrace has a full menu of Polynesian-themed food.

RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will take place from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am on Sunday, May 24, at the Tiki Terrace, 1591 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL 60018, approximately 4 minutes north of O’Hare International Airport. Tiki Terrace is located at the NE Corner of Lee/Manheim and Oakton.

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "gee, I'd love to go to a retro zombie tiki event, since it would give me a wonderful opportunity to show off my vintage threads, but I have no clue how to get that living dead look that all the cool kids go for nowadays." I feel you. Luckily for the zombie makeup challenged, Nora will have a booth set up at the event and will be providing zombie makeovers for a small fee. Tell her Bubs sent you. Hope to see you there!


Pilcrow Lit Fest will be wrapping up on Saturday night with Literary Death Match and the Rebuilt Books Auction at the fabulous ViaDuct Theater.

MizBubs and I will be there soaking it all in.

So there you have it folks--two opportunities to drink up in swell surroundings.

That's it for now. I've got a couple of projects demanding some attention, so I won't be around for a few days. Until next week, please stand by.


Randal Graves said...

I've always wanted to be a Ward Cleaver zombie.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You kids always get to do all the fun stuff.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Dang. I always miss the best parties.

Lisa said...

Standing by!

Erik Donald France said...

Watch out, if it's 1959 Che and the "Castro Brothers" might show up ;->

Grant Miller said...

As an Elmhurst kid, we always looked upon Des Plaines with a mild awe and wonder. Mainly because of stuff like this. But also because of John Wayne Gacy.

Megan said...

I'll be at my parents on Sunday for family dinner. There will definitely be zombies there...

Gifted Typist said...

Would love to attend if only to meet one of the Bub's clan

Paul Brazill said...

sounds smashing!