Fiery finale

After a decade, Madison’s favorite winter freakfest is hanging up its leather and pasties, but not without a last bash. Fire Ball X: Apocalypse, Jan. 27 at the Majestic, is the final installment of an annual alternative circus that’s drawn performers from around the region and the world. Each year, burlesque artists, aerial acrobats and fire and pole performers are greeted by a throng of outlandishly costumed and enthusiastic participants.