Arts & Music
'Thriller' zombies wanted for record dance attempt in St. Pete
Zombies will again be taking over The Pier in St. Petersburg on Saturday to move and groove to the sounds of a Michael Jackson classic. Thrill St. Pete is the Tampa Bay area's fourth annual attempt to break the world record for the largest group dancing the routine from Jackson's "Thriller" video. It's part of the larger Thrill the World event, in which groups from cities across the globe recreate the zombie street dance. Registration to participate is open to all ages at thrillstpete.com. The last scheduled Zombie Workshop dance rehearsal before the attempt is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Pier. The cost to dance is $5 for individuals and $10 for families if they register before Saturday. Same-day registration is $10 for individuals and $20 for families.The event begins at noon with face painters, vendors and music. The "official count" dance happens at 3 p.m., with a reprise at 7:30 p.m. under a full moon. There will also be a costume contest, a zombie drum circle, a "Michael Jackson" performance by Michael Santana and dancing. There is no charge to watch the dance event as a spectator. The Pier is at 800 Second Ave. N.E.