This is our weekly pick of things to do and see in Taiwan, May 13 – 19. With a successful conclusion of the 2019 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival last weekend, we are install for another full week of great activities.
For those living in or visiting Penghu in the coming month, the 2019 Penghu Firework Festival is underway, April 18 to June 27. Fireworks will be held every Monday and Thursday at the Penghu Guanyin Temple.
(Tuesday, 14) Taco Tuesdays @ The Local Craft Beer House Taipei
Tuesdays just got bigger and better
Taco Tuesday are at The Local Craft Beer House Taipei. From 6pm enjoy tacos with seasoned pork, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sour cream & salsa.
2 Tacos & a can of Oskar Blues Beerito Mexican Lager – NT$250
2 tacos (with any beverage over $NT100) – NT$100
Cans of Oskar Blues Brewery Beerito – NT$150
The Local Craft Beer House Taipei, 和平東路二段357巷2號, Taipei
(Wednesday, 15) Student Night @ Triangle
Wednesdays are student nights at Triangle
Led by DJ Marcus Aurelius – there’s no excuse not to party with free entry all night for students and free selected drinks for ladies until midnight!
Triangle, MAJI MAJI集食行樂, Taipei, Taiwan 104
(Thursday, 16) Pub Crawl by TourMeAway
“The ultimate journey into the heart of Taipei Nightlife”
TourMeAway hosts their all inclusive pub crawl every Thursday, rain hail or shine. Early bookings receive a NT$100 discount.
Meet @ Minquan West Road Station Exit No.10
(Thursday, 16) Carnegies Quiz Night @ Carnegie’s Taipei
Get your thinking caps on for Carnegie’s Quiz Night
Carnegie’s quiz night is 2 hours and 6 rounds of visual questions on the big screen. Hosted by resident Quiz Master Steven Harrison and sponsored by Budvar Beer, the winning team takes all with prizes for runner ups.
Carnegie's Taipei, 1F.,No.100,Sec.2,An-Ho Road 安和路二段100號1樓, Taipei
NT$100 per person
(Thursday, 16) Open Mic Comedy Night @ The Local Craft Beer House Taipei
Get your laughs out in the chat
If you’re looking for an early start to the weekend, good booze and a laugh, then this is the event for you. If you’re not one for stage nerves then feel free to dust of your ‘ol dad jokes, down a few beers and get on stage!
The Local Craft Beer House Taipei, 和平東路二段357巷2號, Taipei
(Friday, 17) Free Trial Friday @ FutureWard
Up your productivity game this Friday for Free
Try out FutureWard’s co-working space for free on Fridays. FutureWard is a markerspace, co-working space and a collection of startup resources. It is a place for people of different countries and backgrounds to help each other, and to take advantage of Taiwan’s strength as a global manufacturing hub.
FutureWard, No.40, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd
(Friday, 17) Ska Night – Fermin Muguruza @ Triangle
“High energy, positive, political and a truly international language of human solidarity.”
Fermin Muguruza is a legendary ska punk singer from the Basque Countries of Spain, dating back to the 1980s and his first band, Kortatu. In 2003, he joined Manu Chao, one of his best friends, for the Jai Alai Katumbi Express world tour. Enjoy his mixing ska, punk, reggae and the music and language of his native Basque culture with local Balkan ska favorites Balkazar.
MAJI MAJI集食行樂, Taipei
Free before midnight; NT$300 after midnight
(Friday, 17) A Bread Factory Screening @ Wonderful Theatre
The story of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small town of Checkford, told in two films
After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta must suddenly fight for survival when a celebrity couple – performance artists from China – arrive Checkford and build their own enormous arts complex just down the street. It’s a huge upheaval in their small town.
A Bread Factory, co-starring James Marsters – The Official Page and Janet Hsieh, will be premiering at Urban Nomad, with director Patrick Wang in attendance.
Buy tickets online:
Tickets to Part 1: http://urbannomad.tw/project/breadfactory_pt1/?lang=en
Tickets to Part 2: http://urbannomad.tw/project/breadfactory_pt2/?lang=en
Wonderful Theatre, 萬華區漢中街116號7樓, Taipei
(Saturday, 18) Walking Tour of Old Taipei in English @ National Taiwan Museum
Special Event for International Museum Day and NTM’s 111th Anniversary
A Qing Dynasty gate directly opposite a western style building, a park with two names, and a neoclassical style museum are separated by a Japanese pond – why is Taipei such a mix of different architectures, and what is the history behind them? Unravel the mystery at NTM’s monthly walking tour!
Register online – https://goo.gl/forms/DxSztE3ZPYmbt2I93
NTM Multilingual Tour, No.2, Xiang Yang Road, Taipei, Taiwan 10047
(Saturday, 18) Craft Comedy @ 23 Public
Craft Comedy at 23 Public is back!
The monthly stand-up showcase highlights the best of what’s new in Taipei. Stand-up comedy, live in the heart of Gongguan! NT$300 at the bar to cover drink & venue.
23 Public, 大安區辛亥路一段100號, Taipei
(Saturday, 18) Craft Beer And Game Night @ Another Brick
Strategise your Sunday!
Come along for the monthly craft beer and board games event. You’ll enjoy delicious new beers, make new friends, and play from a wide range of boardgames including:
– Settlers of Catan
– Secret Hitler
– One Night Werewolf
– Betrayal at the House on the Hill
– Red Dragon Inn
– Joking Hazard
Another Brick, 中正區辛亥路一段31號1樓 No.31, Sec. 1, Xinhai Rd., ZhongZheng Dist., Taipei City 106
Free, one drink minimum
(Saturday, 18) International Taipei Madness Party @ M Taipei
Party Fun Clubbing Madness
By now you’ve recovered from Student Night at Triangle and so it’s time to go hard again. International & Exchange Students Taipei Madness Party brings together all exchange, international students and Taiwanese students.
M Taipei, 台北市信義區信義路四段456號3樓, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Free till midnight; NT$150 after midnight
(Sunday, 19) International Languages Meetup 357 @ The Brass Monkey
Make friends while you test your language abilities
Hosted by LEIT and held at Brass Monkey (Fuxing), the International Languages Meetup is the largest languages meetup in Taiwan. It’s open to everyone so come along if you’re looking for an easy social Sunday.
Free from 6.30pm to 80.30pm.
166 Fuxing North Road, Taipei, Taiwan 104
NT$150, includes drinks & food voucher
(Sunday, 19) Rudeboy Taiwan Premiere @ Wonderful Theatre (Link)
Calling all Taiwan Rudeboys and Rudegirls!
A celebratory music documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the London record label that became the ‘Motown of reggae. This is a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records.
5/19 (Sun) 22:05
5/22 (Wed) 19:55
7F #116 Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei
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