Trust Us: The end of ‘Stephen Colbert,’ the Las Vegas Bowl and more

As he prepares to retire his character and take up Letterman’s mantle, the question is: Will we ever see “Stephen Colbert” again?


The Colbert Report finale With Stephen Colbert set to take over The Late Show from David Letterman, his “Stephen Colbert” conservative pundit character takes a final bow in the last episode of his long-running political satire. Rumor has it he may meet (or just interview) the Grim Reaper. December 18, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central.


Joey Pero farewell show Bid adieu to the Vegas-bred trumpeter, Smith Center regular and Jersey Boys cast member Joey Pero before he heads to New York for his latest role in the cast of the new Broadway musical, Bandstand. December 20, 8 p.m., $10, Bunkhouse.


Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl No. 22 Utah takes on its former conference rival Colorado State in this year’s game. It’ll be aired on ABC, it’s always better in person. December 20, 12:30 p.m., $35-$120. Sam Boyd Stadium.


House of Paper Birds Fashion, female forms, birds and the desert landscape take over the Cosmopolitan’s P3Studio for JK Russ’ residency. Guests can co-create collages with the artist known for her sexy and exotic Vegas-inspired works. Through January 4, Wednesday-Sunday, 6-11 p.m.

Light Works Working in neon and argon, Pasha Rafat explores light properties in minimalist sculptural works. Through January 31; Wednesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; Brett Wesley Gallery.


Stick Hero This app couldn’t be simpler: Create bridges for Stick Hero to walk across wide or narrow gaps. But it’s infuriatingly challenging and as addictive as those holiday popcorn bins. If you get to 20 points, we’ll be seriously impressed. Available for iPhone & Droid, free.

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