Apologies for the light posting of late. Working into the wee hours of the morning and waking up a short time later to the gentle sounds of jackhammers courtesy of ongoing renovations by the upstairs neighbors have turned me into a zombie in recent days. Anyway, some items of note…
‘Lush Rush‘ starts in Wudaokou tomorrow as yet another wave of foreign youths enter the country to disguise nonstop partying as overseas study. Don’t know ‘Lush Rush’? Check this post, which has a history of the event by Rich Akers and an interview with bar manager Josh Lally from last time around, as well as the Lush website. And kids: play safe. You really don’t that to lose / throw up on / use as a frisbee that iPad mom and dad gave you as a going-away gift.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Jack Zhou — The Tree, Shooters and The Bar — planned a new spot north of his traditional bar-keeping grounds near the Tongli Studio area of Sanlitun. He’s since done the deal and is part of a team that took over Schiller’s, his biggest project to date. I’ll pop up soon to give it a try.
It’s not quite dinner theater but Shunyi residents can enjoy movie and pizza nights at the Riviera branch of Annie’s. There are plans to introduce the program at other branches as part of Annie’s ‘Culture Club’, which includes a library at the Guomao branch. The September movie lineup (starting at 6:30 PM each Friday) is Epic (September 13), We’re The Millers (September 20) and ParaNorman (September 27).
Finally, last Friday night I led a Chinese wine tasting at Capital M. Forget the historical views from this place, the fancy food and the stunning decor. What’s important is both the men’s and women’s toilets have a balcony that proves useful for a quick smoke, a quick phone call, a quick… well, use your imagination. To each his / her own. I’ll have a write-up on the wine tasting soon.