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Trust Us: A chili cook-off, a whiskey experience and the end of a great TV show

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CBS’ long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother wraps up nine seasons with a one-hour finale on March 31.

SEE

How I Met Your Mother finale For the love of all that’s holy, how did Ted Mosby actually meet his children’s mother? Find out in the final episode of this long-running sitcom. March 31, 8 p.m., CBS.

HEAR

John Legend Hearing the golden-voiced R&B singer in the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall would be tempting enough, but this concert’s format—billed as “intimate, acoustic and stripped down”—should make it a can’t-miss for Legend loyalists. March 27, 7:30 p.m., $29-$110.

††† That’s a band name, usually referred to as “Crosses” but better known as a side project from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. The gothy, Depeche Mode-ish trio plays Coachella next month, but Las Vegans can catch them closer to home. March 28, 9 p.m., $19-$24, Hard Rock Live.

LAUGH

Billy Gardell He’s best known as Melissa McCarthy’s husband on the hit sitcom Mike & Molly, but Gardell doesn’t need a foil to be funny. Check out his stand-up this weekend. March 28 & 29, 8 p.m., $40, Orleans.

EAT

Chili cook-off Calville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead hosts this annual showdown, and the $6 public tasting price includes hot dogs, cornbread and ice cream (most of which you’ll want to cover in chili). You’ll also help select the People’s Choice winner, and let’s face it: When it comes to chili, your opinion is the only one that matters. March 29, 5 p.m., Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Glenfiddich Malt Master Dinner Join Glenfiddich “malt master” Brian Kinsman for a whiskey dinner at Delmonico Steakhouse that marks his only public appearance in the U.S. this year. That means dishes like roasted quail with root veggie “risotto” come not only with a paired Scotch but also an ample side of whiskey geekery. April 2, 6:30 p.m., $165.

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