At the intersection of freaky, fancy and fun.
For the undead: The fascination with zombies is far from over. Drexel University is feeding into the craze with Zom(bie) Con, an all-day symposium centering around zombies in literature, film and culture. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the convention is held on the 6th Floor of MacAlister Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).
For a get together: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a fancy little garden party is being held at Stenton (4601 N. 18th St.). You'll be treated to cocktails, a buffet and music. Wear your sweetest garden hat.
For a collaboration: The ARTacama Project is where science, technology, education and fine arts converge. To celebrate the creation of a mural covering a high-sensitivity camera, the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery (200 S. 36th St.) is hosting a Q&A about the project. Starting at 6 p.m., the night will include speeches, a reception and a tour of Penn's Experimental Cosmology High Bay Facility.
For a finale: First Person Arts' Grand Slam, hosted by comedian Dave Hill, will feature winners from this season's StorySlams vying for the title of "Best Storyteller in Philadelphia." Tonight's show, starting at 7 p.m. at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) focuses on the theme "Going For It."
For a journalistic craze: You listened. Your friends listened. Your mom listened. It's "Serial," the viral podcast created by radio heavyweights Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder. They come to the Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St.) to share exclusive content, talk about the podcast's creation and more starting at 8 p.m.