Weekend best bets: Zombie walk, Vince Gill, George Lopez
<![CDATA[Charity is about coming together as a community, helping those less fortunate and then . . . eating them. At least that's the mindset behind this year's Broad Ripple Zombie Walk, an annual event that celebrates blood and gore while collecting canned food for the Gleaners Food Bank. Zombies have always been a cult favorite among horror flick lovers, but with "The Walking Dead" turning the uninitiated into fans of the undead, the monsters have never been more popular. But why not a vampire walk? Isn't "Twilight" just as hot? "This is a charity event, meant to bring people together. Most other monsters are loaners," said Jason King, co-owner of IndyMojo.com, a walk sponsor. The event is broken into four parts, beginning with a gathering of zombies at the Broad Ripple Kroger. Not sure how to zombify yourself? Fear not -- zombie makeup will be applied on-site for free with a donation. By 7 p.m., the walk begins, with a mass of zombies roaming the streets of Broad Ripple Village. The night wraps up with a Zombie Prom at The Vogue -- the perfect setting for those who can't dance. Zombies just tend to stand there. 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Kroger parking lot, 6220 Guilford Ave., free with canned food donation, www.broadripple zombiewalk.com. "SoLe Sanctuary" is a serious, spiritually centered presentation of tap dance by Savion Glover, the art form's top modern practitioner. The New York Times described the show's 2011 premiere as "bare-bones and pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home." 8 p.m. Oct. 20, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, $18 to $83, (317) 843-3800, thecenterfortheperformingarts.org. Vince Gill's awards closet probably has more Grammys in it than your closet has shirts. He's also in the Country Music Hall of Fame, a many-time CMA Award winner and, yes, he's got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your chance to brush with such Nashville royalty comes this weekend, when Gill plays at Butler University. The Oklahoma native launched his solo career in 1984, but his breakthrough came with "When I Call Your Name." His latest is 2011's aptly-titled "Guitar Slinger." 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Clowes Memorial Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave., Butler University, $45 to $60, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticket master.com. During performances, Indianapolis-based R&B/jazz vocalist Goldie Johnson advises listeners to leave their stress and worries at the door. "I hope my music is soothing to the soul," Johnson told The Star in 2010. "That's really what I think music is all about: Being able to escape whatever you're dealing with at the time." 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 19, Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., $10, (317) 253-4900 or www.thejazzkitchen.com. How do just three guys make all that noise? Well, first off, they're seasoned vets -- the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been kicking around since 1991. When the so-called "garage rock" revival rocked the early 2000s, though, JSBE largely didn't get the credit that was due. Now, after a hiatus, the band is back and more vicious than ever -- the trio's latest, "Meat and Bone," just bowed last month. 8 p.m. Oct. 20, White Rabbit Cabaret, 1116 Prospect St., $15, (317) 686-9550 or www.ticketfly.com. "If I was Eddie Vedder, would you like me any better?" Sure, that may be the most '90s-centric song lyric ever, but hearing the gravelly voice of Scott Lucas wail the line still sounds great. His duo, Local H, is back on the road with its buzzsaw guitars and sardonic lyrics. Local H's new record, the awesomely titled "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum," hit shelves in September and was the band's first since 2008. Though they may never have another hit like "Eddie Vedder" or "Bound for the Floor," the band's fanbase remains underground and excited. 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Radio Radio, 1119 E. Prospect St., $13 to $15, (317) 955-0995 or www.futureshock.net. This musical revue includes popular children's story "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" plus renditions of "Amazing Grace," "Borreguita and the Coyote," "Imogene's Antlers," "Master Man," "Math Curse" and "Owen." "Mouse" debuted as a 1985 book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. 10 a.m. and noon, Oct. 23, Clowes Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave., Butler University, $15, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticket master.com.. George Lopez is a television man, but got his start onstage. For six seasons, he wrote, produced and starred in the ABC series called, um, "George Lopez." "Lopez Tonight," his late night show on TBS, ran for two seasons. Through stand-up comedy, though, Lopez gets to cut loose and forget the script. Lopez specializes in satirizing race -- especially his. His 2009 HBO Comedy Special was called "Tall, Dark and Chicano," following his HBO debut, "America's Mexican." 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct, 25, Crackers Broad Ripple, 6281 N. College Ave., $41, (317) 255-4211 or www.crackerscomedy .com. Rock for Riley, a concert to raise money for Indy's Riley Hospital for Children/IU Health, is back with indie-poppers Tilly and the Wall. The event was founded and is run solely by med students at Indiana University School of Medicine, so it's no surprise that a bunch of young people with good taste would book some great talent. Aside from four albums of catchy, twee pop music, Tilly is best known for replacing a traditional drummer with a tap dancer. "Heavy Mood," the Nebraska band's latest, dropped just two weeks ago. The mood at the Vogue, however, is sure to be anything but heavy. 7 p.m. Oct. 25, the Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., $18 to $20, (317) 259-7029 or www.thevogue.com. The best souvenir from a great rock concert isn't usually the T-shirt -- it's the gig poster. Unique, weird and often beautiful or even disturbing, the poster is what often draws in otherwise clueless concertgoers, and it's got a cult all its own captured in "Just Like Being There." The 90-minute documentary stretches back to the rock poster roots in the '60s -- who hasn't admired an old Grateful Dead or Jefferson Airplane poster? -- through today's influential artists like Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan. 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Indiana State Museum at White River State Park, 650 W. Washington St., $5, www.Indyfilmfest.org.
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