Be shamed into trying to make something more out of your underachieving, disappointment scorched life with a screening of “Rudy” at 8 p.m. Monday at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Free; call 698-7000.
See some great bands for an even better cause when Michael Grimm, Mama Zeus, Tarah Grace & the Magnetics and Beau & the Outfit play a benefit show for the Ed W. Clark High School Music Department at 7 p.m. today at Count’s Vamp’d, 6750 W. Sahara Ave. Admission is free with the donation of a lightly used instrument, $5 otherwise; call 220-8849.
Bust out the Aquanet and revisit hair metal’s halcyon years with Vegas throwback rockers Dirtypairadice at 8 p.m. today through Monday at the Fremont Street Experience First Street Stage. The shows are free.
Celebrate the release of the fierce debut CD from no-nonsense Vegas punks The Gashers, who will perform the disc, “Law Is Not Order,” in its entirety along with sets by the Dirty Panties, The Mapes, Los Brigands and Rodents of Unusual Size at 10 p.m. today at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is free; call 791-5775.
Acclaimed jazz pianist Vernell Brown Jr. leads three top percussionists, two singers and a bass player during the latest installment of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series at Lake Las Vegas, 1600 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson. The show is free; call 564-1600.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@ reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476.