May 2014

The Beijinger – May 2014: Night & Day

This month's Cover Feature looks at a selection of Beijing musicians and their lives away from the spotlight. Elsewhere, we take a tour around the Tongzhou Beiyuan neighborhood on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the Strawberry Music Festival being held in that area.

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We checked out a host of new restaurants including Brasserie 1893, Matta, amd Swagat. As well as that we slipped on our dancing shoes and boogied around 5F before trying out our bow arm at Jian Archery Club. We sampled a selection of locally-available Salsa dips (so you don't have to), ran around town to find out where you can pick up quality, value specs or lenses, and provided you our thoughts on some of the summer's big local music releases.

In addition to all that we managed to grab a word with US black metal rockers Deafheaven ahead of their May date in Beijing, and bring you a guide to Qingdao.

As usual, we bring you our handpicked choices of the best things to do in the city in May.

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