SWING INTO THE BLUES

Blues and swing music take top billing at a child-friendly cafe night, "Swansfield Swings the Blues." The coffeehouse-style concert features blues singer Jesse H. Yawn, pianist Alex Brown and local swing band Blue Sky 5. Yawn has been performing locally and internationally for 25 years. Blue Sky 5 performs big-band originals and covers of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. Coffee, desserts and soft drinks will be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will fund an African and Caribbean hand drum collection for the Swansfield Elementary School music department. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $7; children, $2. 410-997-2070.

A CAPPELLA FUNDRAISER

A cappella groups perform a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity in "A Cappella for Life." High school senior Jeeves Murphy coordinated the benefit as the culmination of his studies in barbershop and a cappella music. Groups featured include Gentlemen's Quartet barbershop, Leading Ladies from River Hill and In ToneNation from Montgomery County. Murphy is a member of Gentlemen's Quartet and other choirs and has worked with Habitat for Humanity for three years. 2-4 p.m. today. River Hill High School auditorium, Route 108, Clarksville. $3; donations accepted. 410-313-6927.

DINNER FOR TWO

You can catch performances of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by two theater groups -- Heritage Players and the Atholton High School drama department. The comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart is about a famous journalist, lecturer and radio broadcaster who takes over a house after he suffers an injury on the front porch. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday with the Heritage Players at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville. Fridays and Saturdays, $10; Sundays, $8; children, $6. 410-869-9174 or www.heritageplayers.com. The students at Atholton present the play at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Rd., Columbia. $8. 410-531-1263.