BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU CELEBRATION: Alizee Bistro and Wine Bar, 4 W. University Parkway, celebrates 2009 wine with a three-course French menu. The $29 menu includes several options for each course, including celery root bisque or chicken liver and foie gras pate for the first course, coq au vin or seared salmon roulade for the second, and tarte tatin or creme brulee for dessert. Call 443-449-6200.
FROM SEA TO SHINING CITY: The Bearman Gallery, 1417 Thames St., presents 24 geometric and landscape paintings by Daniel Stuelpnagel. The opening reception takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes artist talks and live music by the Canterbury Strings quartet. The event is free. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Go to 409A.com.
[SIC]: Melissa James Gibson's play contains themes of friendship, loneliness, love and anger with the purpose of finding meaning in the mundane. Alec Lawson, Brett Rohrer and Tami Moon star at the Strand Theater Company, 1823 N. Charles St., at 8 p.m. The show also runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for Thursday night are $5. Other tickets are $10 to $15. Call 443-874-4917 or go to strandtheatercompany.org.
THE RETURN OF THIBAUDET: Impeccably dressed French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform Daugherty's "Red Cape Tango," Liszt's "Totentanz" and Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique," with Marin Alsop conducting. The event takes place at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda. Tickets are $25 to $80. Performances also take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Go to bsomusic.org.