Many buildings in the city are tormented by a recurrence of pestilential rodents that can’t be extinguished. But the Lower East Side’s MF Gallery has a more serious problem: It continues to be plagued by zombies. For the opening of Zombies Attack Again, the return of the popular zombie-art show featuring frightful works by Fernando Carpaneda, Frank Russo, and many more, these rotting monsters will descend upon the gallery to feast on the flesh of those in attendance. And what’s the best way to vanquish the undead? With mind-melting speed metal. Luckily, the band of satanic superhero robots called Dethrace will be there to deliver a “Deadly 2000 Megawatt Metal Performance” to blast them back to their graves. Survival tip: Come dressed as a zombie or arrive early (around 4 p.m.) for a free zombie makeover—you’ll score free beer for your efforts.

Sat., April 12, 7 p.m., 2008