When the zombie apocalypse comes, I am ready. I know how to make them go away. You learn the darnedest things in New Orleans.
I spent a rainy, foggy afternoon in a French Quarter coffee shop with Jerry Gandolfo, a relentless researcher of New Orleans lore who owns the Voodoo Museum at 724 Dumaine St. The museum was founded in 1972 by Gandolfo’s late brother, Charles, an artist who, like most artists, needed money.
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Party with zombies
Sept. 21: Z-Day Nola Zombie Run and Festival: Music, a 5K and more in Laketown Park in Kenner (suburb just west of New Orleans). Tickets are $20. More at nolazombi.com.
Walk with zombies
Various dates: Zombie walks in various cities (including Houston Oct. 19) listed at deathbyzombie.com.
Watch movies with zombies
Nov. 8-9: Buried Alive Film Fest, Plaza Theatre, Atlanta. More at buriedalivefilmfest.com.