Alan Blair and the Prospect Band The band plays oldies but goodies. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight. Performances every Friday through Nov. 30. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.
Green Craft Fair The fourth annual “Trash to Treasure” features vendors selling wares made of recycled, organic or sustainable materials. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“Flying High With Thaddeus Lowe” The Civil War aeronaut shares tales of soaring high in the sky to spy on Confederate forces. Children can make secret military balloons. For ages 5 to 12. 1 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. www.surratt.org. Free.
College Park Blues Festival The D.C. Blues Society hosts the fifth annual event with performances by the Nighthawks, the D.C. Blues Society Band with Ayaba Bey, and Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes. Proceeds will go toward sending the 2012 battle of the bands winner to the Memphis International Blues Challenge in January. 6-11:30 p.m. University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum, 4533 Rossborough Lane, College Park. 301-405-1000. www.dcblues.org. Free.
“Daughter of the Struggle” Ayanna Gregory, daughter of legendary comedian and social activist Dick Gregory, delivers an autobiographical performance about her childhood memories and growing up with nine siblings amid her father’s life of fame and human rights activism. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $20, age 12 and younger $10.
“Trios: Salness, Elsing and Tsong” Violinist David Salness, cellist Evelyn Elsing and pianist Mayron Tsong perform Beethoven and other classical music. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
Jim Bennett The soul singer performs with Lady Mary and the Unique Creation Band. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.