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Bill Burr, the Las Vegas Bowl, Chris Isaak and more happening this week in Las Vegas

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Justin Credible spins at Tao on December 19.
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  • Justin Credible at Tao

    No, it's not the professional wrestler of the same name, but Justin Credible's music will get you pumped up just in time for the holidays. The SKAM artist started DJing house parties when he was only 16, so he's had plenty of practice setting a vibe. December 19, 10:30 p.m., $15-$20. –Leslie Ventura

  • Dizzy Wright at Brooklyn Bowl

    The 29-year-old Vegas rapper co-headlines this Winner's Circle Tour stop with Southern rapper Rittz. HipHopDX.com awarded Wright's March album Nobody Cares, Work Harder four stars out of five, calling it an "impressive return" that highlights "his continuous evolution as an artist." Philly's Whitney Peyton and local favorite Ekoh round out the bill. December 20, 7 p.m., $22. –C. Moon Reed

  • Chris Isaak at Encore Theater

    Chris Isaak and his Silvertone band have been ideal multinight Strip headliners for a long time. He's got the hits—"Wicked Game," "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing," "Somebody's Cryin'"—and the perfect lounge-lizard swagger. 8 p.m., $55-$150. –Geoff Carter

  • Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium

    The Bowl's final Sam Boyd edition—before the game moves into Allegiant Stadium and begins bringing SEC and Big Ten teams to town—features a strong storyline: AP No. 18 Boise State battling former coach Chris Peterson's University of Washington squad (in Peterson's final game at the helm). At press time, the Huskies were 3.5-point favorites. 4:30 p.m., $49-$131. –Spencer Patterson

  • Bill Burr at The Chelsea

    Comedian Bill Burr is in a perpetual state of being aggrieved. Rage-fueled humor is his schtick, brandished in an outside voice that might be off-putting to those with softer sensibilities. And that's exactly what Burr is on about: political correctness that, in his view, seems to have overcorrected. In Paper Tiger, his latest stand-up special on Netflix, he confronts a post-#MeToo world and its rapidly changing mores.

    "I don't know what the f*ck is going on. But I think white women started it," he jokes. "I had no idea how difficult it was to be a white woman in the United States of America. ... I'm really f*cking annoyed how white women have the f*cking balls to throw my white privilege in my face, you know? Start to separate themselves from these 'white males, with their white male privilege.' It's like, 'Bitch, you're sitting in the Jacuzzi with me.'"

    Burr isn't everyone's cup of tea, but under all that mock aggression is a guy trying to figure out the new world order. Catch some snowflake-melting barbs just in time for the holidays when he stops at the Cosmo. If you miss him this time, he starts a two-year Chelsea residency in 2020. 8 p.m., $49+. –Genevie Durano

  • CBS Sports Classic at T-Mobile Arena

    Perennial powerhouse men's hoops squads—programs with a whopping 26 NCAA championships between them—clash on the Las Vegas Strip: North Carolina vs. UCLA at noon and Kentucky vs. Ohio State at 2:15 p.m. December 21, $43-$3,250. –Spencer Patterson

  • Fresh Start Vision Board Workshop at Grouchy John's Coffee

    Before you commit to your 2020 resolutions, make sure you know what you want. Casey Jade Photography hosts this motivational workshop, which includes guided goal visualizations, materials, a drink and a pastry. December 21, 3-6 p.m., $40, 8520 S. Maryland Parkway #100. –C. Moon Reed

  • Grand Menorah Lighting at Fremont Street Experience

    Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by witnessing the lighting of a 20-foot-tall menorah, and a ceremony led by a local rabbi, between Las Vegas Boulevard and the SlotZilla takeoff tower. December 22, 4:30 p.m., free. –Spencer Patterson

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