Higher Learning… and Pizza: Anyone — students, faculty or staff — who presents a university identification card at Pete's New Haven Style Apizza in Clarendon any day after 8 p.m. gets a discount.
Party Like It's 1982: The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization is hosting a free movie and music night at the new Penrose Square. The 1980s tribute band Cover Up will start playing at 7 p.m., which will be followed by a free screening of "E.T." at 8:30 p.m. Area restaurants are joining in with the celebration — Taqueria Poblano will give a 10-percent discount to anyone who mentions "Third Thursday" to their waiter, for instance. More info here.
Rosslyn Gets More Colorful: Thanks to artist Rachel Hayes. Check out the Ode Street Tribune for more on Hayes' colorful fabric arrangements.
Relax in Style: Local artist Curtis Blues revisits Delta blues from the '20s to the '40s from 7 to 9 p.m. at La Fromagerie, a cheese shop at 1222 King St. in Old Town Alexandria. This event happens every third Thursday. Call 703-879-2467 for more details.
Henry Butler Plays Blues Alley: Henry Butler will play shows at Blues Alley in the district at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday with a $25 cover charge. Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Washington. For more information, call 202-337-4141.