When: 8 p.m.-midnight today
Where: Tacoma Landmark Centre, 47 St. Helens Ave.
Tickets: $35 via website or $40 at the door
Organizers behind this party are celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar and, they say, the known universe with cocktails, dancing and music.
The event, loosely themed around the sinking of the Titanic, will be lightly catered and feature a no-host bar. Music will be provided by the aptly named Towering Inferno Orchestra of Olympia.
Party-goers should be prepared to meet their doom in their very best attire, said organizer Michael Shaudis – just like the Edwardian-era ladies and gentlemen on the Titanic did. He prefers white tie but will settle for business attire or “the best you can do.”
Shaudis was one of the organizers of this year’s Tacoma Zombie Festerval and Preparedness Expo.
Ten percent of gross ticket sales will go to Toys for Tots. “They are seriously behind in donations and their requests are way up,” Shaudis said.
There will be photo opportunities with Santa or a Titanic backdrop. Vendors will be on site for last-minute Christmas shopping.
THE ULTIMATE SPA DAY
Anti-aging treatments are pointless when you’re only going to need your face for a few more hours.
Instead, we looked for relaxing, soothing treatments to make your last few moments on Earth pleasant ones.
In Tacoma, SAVI Day Spa at Hotel Murano offers “The Celebrity” package. For $425, you get four and a half hours of exfoliation, vichy rinse, full body moisturizing, a 60-minute hot stone massage, a facial and a pedicure.
Plus, they throw in a catered lunch from Bite Restaurant.
“It’s the ultimate spa day,” manager Shannon Tuttle said. “It hits on everything we offer at the spa. It’s the best of the best. It’s what I would choose.”
What: SAVI Day Spa at Hotel Murano
Where: 1320 Broadway, Tacoma
Info: 253-627-2000, hotelmurano tacoma.com
THE LAST SUPPER
Food writer Sue Kidd also has some recommendations for your final meal. Here’s what she had to say:
If a zombie is going to make a meal out of me, then I’m going to have one last quality meal. I’m going for the good stuff: red meat and a martini. I’ll use my critic’s credit card, of course (not that my bosses will ever see the bill).
So many restaurants in Tacoma grill a great steak – Pacific Grill and Asado among them – but I’m going to the top of the list: El Gaucho. I’d order two or three steaks, actually. I’d start with the 12-ounce filet ($62) and move to the bone-in New York ($74). If I wear my stretchy pants, I also can try to finish off the top sirloin ($37).
What pairs well with a pile of red meat? El Gaucho makes a $100 martini with Stoli Elit, Grand Marnier 150 Year and Remy Martin’s Louis XIII, an aged cognac.
For dessert? Bring me the entire menu, thank you. Hello, zombies!