Seen & Heard: Xi’an Famous Foods Opens This Week

••• From Xi’an Famous Foods: “We are set to open on Friday, November 30, for our grand opening! As per tradition, whenever we open a new store, we do so with little fanfare, but simply just offer our food to our fans! This time, we will be offering a dish of choice (while supplies last) to anyone who shows us on their phone that they follow and repost @xianfoods on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Weibo! This offer will be for 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday only at this location only!” It’s at 8 Liberty Place. Below: Spicy cumin lamb hand-ripped noodles.

••• This Thursday is the 1st Precinct’s Community Council meeting; it starts at 6:30 p.m. at 1 Ericsson.

••• D. sent a pic of the Thanksgiving animation—tumbling pie slices—on the base of 1 World Trade Center. I’m still amazed (and pleased!) that the base isn’t being used for ads.

••• Opening November 28 at Access Theater: Shadowplay, a Peter Pan Immersive Experience: “James Matthew Barrie has cordially invited you to his home and private study, seeking assistance on a new work for the stage. It is there within the walls of his home that James introduces you to the newly dreamed up character of Peter Pan and his magnificent home of Neverland. Yet James’ beautiful imagination is too much for him to control, and soon the merry world of pleasant adventures begins to collide with the doubts, fears, and horrible tragedies that follow James wherever he goes. Featuring his fantastical characters such as Peter Pan, Wendy, and Captain Hook, shadowplay also introduces audiences to the players of his reality, from his estranged wife Mary Ansell Barrie, to his grief stricken mother Margaret Ogilvy, to the boy who never forgave him, Peter Llewelyn Davies. shadowplay encourages you to follow and befriend the figures around you so that you might escape James’ vast imagination. With three separate narratives running at once, it is up to you to decide which characters you follow, and which story you are told.”

••• Speaking of immersive experiences….