It's been a solid twelve years since the doomsday clock watchers got it wrong predicting civilization's demise at the turn of Y2K, but now another chance has come to celebrate the end of it all. Will the world come to a final, fitting end on Saturday, December 22? Some folks say yes, based on a reading of the Mayan calendar. Zombie Squad, St. Louis' survival preparedness group and elite zombie suppression task force, has teamed with Atomic Cowboy to host a 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Party, because Zombie Squadders prefer to be be on the safe side. No matter what mass extinction, end-time scenario you subscribe to -- geomagnetic reversal, galactic alignment or collision with the planet Nibiru -- all doomsaying, party people 21 and older are invited to revel together in these ruinous, irrevocable hours with bad zombie flicks, a bawdy burlesque show and the mandatory sacrificial bonfire. The party starts at 8 p.m this evening at the Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Road; www.atomiccowboystl.com). Tickets are $10. In the unlikely event that the world carries on past the 22nd, money raised at the party will go to Operation Homefront Missouri, a non-profit group that aids military families.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2012