On May 21, Odyssey presents Balance and Global Underground at Nangang 101 featuring three of the biggest names in electronic dance music: Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman and Nick Warren. “It’s a once in a lifetime DJ lineup. Taiwan has never seen anything like this before. Each DJ in this show is a massive headliner in his own right, and to have all of them together at the same show is something that we feel will be very special and unique,” said Jimmy Chen (real name Chen I-cheng, 陳怡成), one of the people behind Odyssey. Read next Friday’s Vinyl Word for interviews with the three DJs.
■ Nangang 101 (南港101), 71 Xingnan St, Taipei City (台北市興南街71號)
■ May 21 from 9pm to 4am
■ Advance tickets are NT$ 1,200 each (limited to 2,000), available from www.g-music.iticket.com.tw. Admission at the door is NT$1,600
Taipei-based photographer Charles “Chad” Meacham and partner Sarah Baxter, a freelance writer, spent a year covering 15 gay pride events around the world for their ambitious Walk With Pride project. Photographs documenting homophobia at those gatherings will be displayed at h*ours cafe in Gongguan and the Banciao Train Station (板橋火車站) as part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17.
■ h*ours cafe (h*ours 咖啡店), 12, Alley 8, Ln 210, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段210巷8弄12號), Banciao Train Station B1 Exhibition Space, 7, Sianmin Blvd Sec 2, Banciao District, New Taipei City, toward the subway station (新北市板橋區縣民大道二段7號B1, 往捷運方向);
■ The h*ours exhibit runs through May 26. The Banciao Train Station exhibit starts today and runs until May 20. Free
Taipei Discussion and Learning meets every Sunday at Cafe Bastille to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This Sunday’s topic is entitled The Science Behind the Power of Words and Its Application for Meditation.
■ Cafe Bastille, 7 Wenzhou St, Taipei City (台北市溫州街7號), tel (02) 2362-9981
■ Every Sunday at 7:45pm
■ Entrance is free. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com