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- Andrew James Art: Beginning this Friday, this Maoming Lu gallery will be home to the work of Lady Aiko, who brings to Shanghai (by way of Tokyo and New York) vibrant mixed-media stencil, spraypaint and silkscreen works that “playfully portray feminine sexuality and beauty.” More about “Here’s Fun For Everyone” here.
- Cotton’s: Grand dame of the Shanghai drinks-in-the-garden scene, with beautiful old houses on Anting Lu and Xinhua Lu, site of our monthly Shanghaiist Scrabble nights. Visit Cotton’s online here.
- Hunan House: Read our review of this restaurant and lounge that serves authentic Hunan cuisine in a stylish French Concession lane house. Hunan native Cotton Ding (of Cotton’s fame) strikes again.
- Cantina Agave: The popular Mexican restaurant will play host to an “El Grito de Dolores” party on Thursday, September 16 to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. The best “Grito” war cry wins a RMB 1,000 gift certificate from Cantina. Entry is RMB 200 and includes free flow of Corralejo tequila, Corona, Margaritas and tasty snacks. 7 pm to midnight. Details here.
- Osteria: This authentic Italian eatery on cozy Jinxian Lu offers lunch sets starting at RMB 88 — two courses and one drink — from 11 am to 3 pm. Visit their website here.
- The Alchemist: We can’t wait to check out this “molecular bar” from Kelley Lee and Co. when the Sinan Mansions opens this fall!
- Boxing Cat Brewery: Shanghai’s best brewhouse is getting bigger. Expect a new Boxing Cat — the chain’s third location — at the Sinan Mansions very, very soon. Here’s their website.