Jazz at the Bechtler
6-8 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $12 (free for museum members). 704-353-9200.
The Ziad Jazz Quartet will perform blues selections including “Bags & Trane” by Milt Jackson, “Walk Tall” by Cannonball Adderley, “Lady’s Blues” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are” by Thelonious Monk and “Better Git It In Your Soul” by Charles Mingus.
Metrolina Expo Marketplace
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $5. www.icashows.com.
The largest monthly marketplace in the Carolinas, featuring everything from shabby chic to valuable antiques, from unique gift items to vintage pieces. Also, bring your treasures for a free appraisal.
8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $12-$17. 980-321-4702.
The Washington, D.C.-based comic – labeled by Variety magazine as one of the 10 Comics to Watch – has appeared in movie comedies including “Semi Pro” and “Baby Mama.”