Forget for one second that zombies are getting way played out, and just try to remember when appreciation for undead weirdoes was relegated to admirers of classic horror cinema and Jerry Only. Do this because a Zombie Ball actually sounds pretty fun, and appropriately ghoulish Northwest surf-rock legends Satan's Pilgrims are going to set that springy Crystal dance floor a-bouncin' with bloody, dead-eyed revelers in shredded clothes. The costume contest and special prize packages will hopefully dissuade any impromptu breakout of a ballroom-wide rendition of the choreography from "Thriller." But with the solid R&B instrumentals of the Satin Chaps and garage soul from Hong Kong Banana to slake your thirst for brain-blood, who knows what will happen. RYAN J. PRADO
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.