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The Star Trek Convention, ‘The Daily Show’ finale and other stuff to catch this week

Jon Stewart hosts his last episode of The Daily Show on August 6.
Rick Kerns


The Daily Show We won’t know the guest(s) until showtime, but the real reason to tune in will be the fearlessness of Jon Stewart’s final hosting performance. If America’s reigning satirist had few f*cks to give during his iconic, 15-year-plus run, he’ll certainly have none to give as he says sayonara. August 6, 8 p.m., Comedy Central.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch/Full House: The Very Special Episodes A Tony-winning musical about a transgender rock star and a parody of a beloved, family-friendly sitcom (complete with horny beaver puppets) sounds like a double feature we want to see. Both run all month long, but catch ’em together Friday night. August 7; Hedwig: 8 p.m., $25; Full House: 11 p.m., $15; Onyx Theatre.


Bobby Meader

Bobby Meader

Bobby Meader Benefit Show Vegas punk band Bobby Meader Music recently had its van broken into and belongings stolen while on tour. The group’s still on the road, but local artists like Shayna Rain and Jesse Pino are getting together to raise money so the group can replace its missing gear. August 7, 6 p.m., donations encouraged, Wasteland Gallery, 1800 Industrial Road.

Super Freestyle Explosion ’80s Flashback The nostalgia-inducing Freestyle Explosion returns with its best lineup ever, adding popster Taylor Dayne and rap trio J.J. Fad to a comprehensive collection of freestyle stars like Stevie B, Expose, Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb and Nu Shooz. August 7, 8 p.m., $32-$80, Orleans Arena.


Star Trek Convention Trekkers far and near descend on the Rio for the 14th annual Star Trek Convention, complete with vendors, photo-friendly sets and props, parties and appearances by former cast members William Shatner, George Takei and Sir Patrick Stewart, among others. August 6-9, times & prices vary, creationent.com.

Round Up Regatta How does floating down the Colorado while knocking back some cold ones sound? Join 30,000 river rats for “the world’s largest river float”—or just cheer them on. Pro tip: Bring an extra float for your cooler (and a boombox!). August 8; 7 a.m.-5 p.m., $45, bullheadregatta.com.

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