Pop into a pop-culture extravaganza 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday during Wizard World Comic Con at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way. Autograph, photo and Q&A sessions are scheduled with celebrity guests including Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, Sean Maher (“Firefly,” “Serenity”), Emma Caulfield and Juliet Landau from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Zoie Palmer and Rachel Skarsten from “Lost Girl,” WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, and more. Browse merchandise and comic book vendors; take part in workshops, cosplay, costume contests, kids’ activities, and video gaming; meet artists and voice actors; see movie screenings and show vehicles; find local fan groups; enjoy live entertainment, and more! On-site admission is $85/3-day pass, $45/Friday, $55/Saturday, $50/Sunday, with up to two children ages 10 and under free with each ticket purchase. VIP admission packages are available at additional cost.
More information wizd.me/MadisonPR.
Fortune in Prairie du Sac
Check out a concert at the River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Jimmy Fortune sang with the Statler Brothers for 21 years, and has been sharing his new solo music for the past 15 years. The concert is a benefit for World Craniofacial Foundation, and features Lacie Carpenter opening both performances. Tickets are $35/standard and $40/premium.
More information www.riverartsinc.org/jimmy; or phone 608-643-5636.
Rock and roll jam session
Spend “One Night in Memphis” without leaving Wisconsin! Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton, hosts a rock and roll royalty jam session tribute to Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It will be night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950s rock and roll music. Tickets are $35/adults, $30/seniors age 65 and older, and $10/students age 18 and under.
More information www.friendspac.org; or phone 608-886-3103.
Ski club’s open house
Explore what’s new at Blackhawk Ski Club, 10118 Blackhawk Road, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday during their free open house, Blackhawk Bash. The ski club invites the public to visit for a day of outdoor fun with music, kids’ fun run, kids’ mountain bike race, kids’ games, bouncy house, food trucks, equipment vendors, a ski jumping exhibition, and more. Learn about their snowboarding, skiing, ski jumping, and mountain biking programs for young people.
More information www.blackhawkskiclub.org; or phone 562-310-4464.
— Robyn Norton