by Brit Charek
Akron area residents will be fighting hunger in a peculiar way this weekend-- by eating brains instead.
This Saturday, Annabell's Lounge in Highland Square is hosting a charity Zombie Walk, where participants donate food items, get their makeup done, and collectively stumble onto the streets of Akron posing as the undead.
"We are very excited to be back in Akron especially for a spring Zombie Walk, which is something we haven't done often there," says Joe Ostrica, Old School Sinema founder who organizes and promotes the Zombie Walks, "The Akron community really gets into our event and it's a fun crowd. Annabell's is a great venue to host it and the entire Highland Square area is right up our alley. It's real cool to see the locals' reactions to our zombies taking over the streets."
Old School Sinema has now organized more than a dozen Zombie Walk events in Northeast Ohio and has helped raise more than 15,000 pounds of food in the past 6 years in the fight against hunger. ""We're expecting beautiful weather and our biggest crowd yet in Akron," says Ostrica, who also makes low-budget horror films in the Northeast Ohio region. You can learn more and connect with him by befriending Old School Sinema on Facebook.
|Photo courtesy of Ryan Kaczmarski from the first Akron Zombie Walk in 2011|
The 4th Old School Sinema Akron Zombie Walk and Food Drive will take place Saturday May 4 at Annabell's Lounge in Highland Square. Admission is $5 plus two canned or non-perishable food items. The walk starts at 3pm, but attendees are encouraged to arrive when the doors open at noon to get their makeup done and enjoy the party. Makeup costs $5 to $10, depending on how detailed the work requested is. (That could include extra blood, latex, etc.)
To learn more or to check out photos of previous events, check out the event page on Facebook, and don't forget to RSVP.