Pop culture is still infested with zombies and at Catch One’s Zombie Fashion Show & Creature Art Exhibit, you can get up close and personal with the undead. Hosted by Tom Kirlin, creator of the annual The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, more than 50 amateur, professional and special-effects makeup artists will add a dark twist to Christmas as they transform models into full-body zombies. They’ll compete for prizes in categories as judged by you, the audience and the artists themselves. Making the evening darker will be 100-plus artists and vendors displaying and selling paintings, sculpture, mixed media, clothing, jewelry and other monster-themed merchandise, in addition to a Zombie Santa and his elves waiting for photo ops.

Catch One, 4067 Pico Blvd., Arlington Heights; Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; $5-$140. (323) 737-1159, eventbrite.com.