We've made it! And to celebrate the occasion, we're holding two nights of parties.
Night I, Friday, April 24
The first, a networking event for current and future advertisers and sponsors, will be held at the Chengdu Industrial Museum. The evening will include buffet by Grandma's Kitchen, Shamrock, and Swensen's ice cream, a fashion show featuring shoes by Italian shoemakers Latitude Femme, CHENGDOO auction, art exhibit featuring works by several of Chengdu's resident foreign artists, and raffle with some fantastic prizes including holiday vacation packages in Brazil and Italy.
Guests of the party will also have the chance to catch a glimpse of "Chengdu, Chengdu," the Chengdu debut of internationally exhibited photographer Qi Hong (齐鸿), before it opens to the public.
This event is by invitation only, and an RSVP is required. Invitations may be requested by e-mail to chengdoo [at] gmail [dot] com.
CHENGDOO 2 Year Anniversary Networking Event
Friday, April 24, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Chengdu Industrial Museum
1 Jianshe Nan Lu
Night II, Saturday, April 25
The second evening of celebration is open to the public and is our way to say hello and thank you to those who pick up the magazine month after month, carry it around with them, recommend it to their friends, and otherwise make CHENGDOO citylife the favorite magazine of Chengdu's international community.
We will also be honoring our contributors—writers, photographers, bicycle distributors, and more—this night. This event is open to the public, so we hope to see old familiar faces as well as fresh ones. If you're new in town, why not come on down and meet some of Chengdu's finest? Contributors and readers, come join the fun, and bring your friends.
To party in style, we have teamed up with Del Mar Mediterranean Restaurant to offer all CHENGDOO guests a 20 percent discount on their order. In addition to the restaurant's usual menu of pastas, seafood, and tapas, fresh artichokes will be on offer for 12 yuan a piece, and new-label Qingdao for 6 yuan per bottle.
CHENGDOO 2 Year Anniversary Readers & Contributors' Dinner
Saturday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
Del Mar Mediterranean Restaurant
10 Tongzilin Dong Lu
The two evenings will be punctuated by the official, public opening ceremony of Qi Hong's "Chengdu, Chengdu" on Saturday afternoon at the 82 Gallery. Qi Hong's photography was featured in the "Questions" issue of CHENGDOO ("City Boundary," pages 4 and 5). CHENGDOO citylife is an official media sponsor of the exhibition. Check back on GoChengdoo for further details on the opening.
Our first anniversary celebration, at the Bookworm. Photo by Jessie Levene