Milwaukee Paranormal Conference — Oct. 15 and 16

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, now in its second year, celebrates the study of topics like ghosts, UFOs, cryptozoology (the study of mystery animals, like Bigfoot), and folklore and culture. The conference features guest speakers, panel discussions, tours, workshops, a film screening and a vendor floor with 50 tables. After parties include The Raven’s Ball — featuring performances by Dead Man’s Carnival, Quasimondo Theater, Sunspot, Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance, and Subspace, a costume contest, tarot readings and more.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 16 at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee (several related events at other locations); $10 to $85;