You won't be able to use it to get a discount on a new ride, but if you're handy or car-less, this could be your ticket: It's Clunker Car Night at Dickey-Stephens Park during the Travs game against Corpus Christi, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10. Fresh from recording in upstate New York, Chris Denny and co. share a bill at Revolution with Big Boots and local folk-rockers James Lepine and the Chasers, 9:30 p.m., $5-$8. At the House, Frown Pow'r front man JT Tarpley offers a rare solo gig, 7 p.m., free. The city's finest jazz trio, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, pulls double duty, beginning with its regular after-work gig at the Capital, 5 p.m., free, and concluding at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5.
Memphis “aristo-crunk” rap duo Lord T and Eloise rhyme about upper-crust living (stock market fluctuations, Sperry topsiders, the society pages) at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. Juanita's hosts a NORML Benefit with bands that have mostly stone-y sounding names — Monoxide Project, Afternoon Delight, Sufferkate and Catharsis Stoned, 10 p.m., $8. At Cornerstone, Butterfly featuring Irie Soul hosts an R&B reggae fusion party that doubles as a back-to-school donation drive, 9 p.m., $5. Spa City's premier purveyor of blues-folk, Brian Martin, performs at Satellite, 9 p.m., free. Late night, Chris Denny is at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. The musical “Jekyll and Hyde” continues at the Weekend Theater, too, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18.
Local promoter Mike Brown is coming out of retirement on Saturday to DJ “Decades of DecaDANCE,” a benefit for the non-profit HPWA (Helping People With AIDS) at Revolution. Brown, who DJs as Big Brown, and DJ Chuck Nasty will be spinning vinyl from the '80s and '90s. All proceeds go to HPWA, 8 p.m., $5. Local blues-rock standout Shannon Boshears performs at Prost, the new sausage bar (really, it's a bar where the menu is made up, almost exclusively, of sausage) in the River Market, 8:30 p.m., $5. Local pop-standouts Whale Fire and Isaac Alexander share a bill at Pizza D'Action, 9:30 p.m., $3. At Discovery, Michael Shane handles the disco, while g-force mans the lobby, midnight, $10. Earlier, “Captain America” artist Mitch Breitweiser will be signing at a Comic Book Show in the basement of Professor Bowl off Reservoir, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., $3.