Restaurant Week It’s back: dining deals for you at 150 different local restaurants, with all proceeds benefitting Three Square’s food bank. Seize the day and the dim sum at Hakkasan, the ramen at Yusho, the lobster gazpacho at Julian Serrano, the baklava at Milos and many other beautiful bites. August 22-28, helpoutdineoutlv.org.
True Blood series finale There’s nothing especially compelling hanging in the balance as HBO’s vampire drama wraps up after seven seasons (does anyone truly care if Bill lives or dies at this point?), but there’s always a chance the once-compelling show will find its way to a Six Feet Under epiphany at its finish … isn’t there? August 24, 9 p.m.
66th Primetime Emmys There’s a great field of contenders this year, but if it were up to us, everything would go to the final, masterful season of Breaking Bad. At least host Seth Meyers promises to keep the proceedings lively. August 25, 5 p.m., NBC.
Ball Up Streetball Championship The best new streetball talent in the U.S. hits Vegas for a combine and championship game that will end with one player winning a $100,000 contract with the Ball Up All-Stars. Expect lots of black-top swagger and dunks so nasty you can’t help but cheer. August 23, 7 p.m., $18-$53, Cox Pavilion.
Face Value Photographer Nathan Douglas twists reality in enticing glamour-style, high-contrast portraits that are as playful as they are dark. Through August 30, Brett Wesley Gallery.
Whitey Morgan and the 78s The University District’s Dive Bar celebrates the grittiest of guitar-based music, and Friday it features the no-frills honky-tonk blues of this Flint, Michigan, barroom act that updates the outlaw country of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and David Allan Coe. With The All Togethers, Jack Evan Johnson, Whiskey Breath; August 22, 9 p.m., $8-$10.