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SEP 16TH, 2014 - By Claudia Soko

We got the eye of the tiger out at Anken Life. Some serious fight training at Shanghai's newest boxing gym, Aboro Academy.

SEP 15TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Back to the club with tracks from LA's grime and R&B prodution duo Nguzunguzu plus OG house producer Martin Eyerer.

SEP 12TH, 2014 - By SmSh

A bit of a rocky start for Shanghai's biggest annual art fair, but we still managed to get some snappies of the action. Click here for sneak peek.

SEP 11TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Fifteen Shanghai galleries roll into the mall this week for the Art In The City fair. From phallic rugs to giant robots, there's much to see...

SEP 11TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Austin Hu has teamed up with the mozzarella lady for a little mozzarella bar and pizzeria in XTD. Blessed are the cheese makers...

SEP 10TH, 2014 - By Morgan Short

The details on negotiating this big, sprawling House of Vans shiz on this weekend at Arkham and Central Studios. Skate the pain away.

SEP 10TH, 2014 - By Josh Feola

A chat with the peripatetic photographer/ author power couple ahead of the release of their latest opus this Sunday at Glamour Bar...

SEP 9TH, 2014 - By JIn Qian

A little public service action with our survey of mobile service providers. Here is all the basic info you need to consider when signing a contract.

SEP 9TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Get ready for a weekend of rock with tracks from SH’s own XXYY, thrash metal pioneers Morbid Saint, and Chinese punks Brain Failure.

SEP 5TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

It's Mid-Autumn Fest, and we don't dig on the salted egg yolk, so we met with Helen from Cook in Shanghai to learn about DIY mooncakes

SEP 4TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Trampoline-enhanced basketball. Heading out to the 'burbs of Minhang, catching some serious air, and making some sick-ass dunks.

SEP 3RD, 2014 - By SmSh

September selections are in. New options from Sproutworks and Liquid Laundry, as well as tried and true Coffee Tree and some pancake action ...

SEP 2ND, 2014 - By SmSh

Autumn is nearly here. Things are starting to pick up. Here's your socio-cultural-culinary-alcoholic calendar for the month of September.

SEP 1ST, 2014 - By Sacco

Crucial details on this weekend’s Booshkabaash festival, with tracks from The Cairos, Blue Hawaii, Tempers, My Little Airport, and more.

AUG 29TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

'Twixt the crossroads o' Xietu and Tianyaoqiao there be a Pirate-themed restaurant. We stowed away one night and came back to tell this tale.

AUG 29TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

It's Boiler Room vibes in a renaissance HK café at this music-centered watering hole/radio station in Jing'an.

AUG 28TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Pour out a lil' liquor for Shanghai's true house gangster Laura Ingalls after he dies this Saturday night, leaving behind a trail of rock LPs and disco...

AUG 28TH, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

Three years of raw, explicit, hedonistic party photography you won't find anywhere else, for one night only this Friday at Basement6...

AUG 27TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

The guys behind UVA are going all modernist art with a new lounge/wine bar/cocktail lounge concept on Xinle Lu, right downstairs from Lune...

AUG 26TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

Shhhhh.... Don't tell anybody, but we've been hipped to this cozy little private kitchen off of Nanjing Xi Lu.

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handoogies on Self-Help: Aboro Academy Boxing

Any info on pricing?

Ian L on The Cheapest Visa Run: Jinmen Island

The train ticket is about 350rmb each way, if I remember correctly. Yes, you should always book tickets in advance to be sure you'll get a seat. Many ..

Sill on The Cheapest Visa Run: Jinmen Island

Do you know how to arrange the train ticket? Do I need to book in advance? Thanks a lot for the clear info:) Helps me a so much!

Sill on The Cheapest Visa Run: Jinmen Island

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alex on [Offbeat]: The 3D Fantastic Images House

Yes. They recently moved. New address is right here: http://www.smartshanghai.com/venue/9942/3d_fantastic_images_house