Fri, May 27, 2011 - Page 15 News List

Events and entertainment listings

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff Reporter

■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段211號), tel: (02) 2738-3995. On the Net: visit www.ez5.com.tw

■ Shows run from 9:45pm to 12:30am

■ Entrance fee (includes two drinks) ranges from NT$600 to NT$850, depending on the performer

Taipei Swing holds dance socials on Friday nights at Italian restaurant Capone’s, with live music from Taipei blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). Dancers of all levels welcome. Tomorrow, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. On Thursday, it’s Japanese blues guitarist Shun Kikuta and his trio.

■ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782

■ Live music from 9pm to 11:30pm on Fridays, 8pm to 11:30pm on Saturdays

■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300

The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Tonight it’s metal groups Anthelion (幻日), Forgiveness (恕) and Losing Art (漂浮者). Popular indie rock band Echo (回聲樂團) takes to the stage tomorrow to promote its new EP.

■ 1 Dayong Rd, Yancheng Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市鹽埕區大勇路1號). On the Net: pier-2.khcc.gov.tw, www.thewall.com.tw

■ Shows start at 7:30pm

■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow

The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung, hosts ska group Mary Bites Kerry and reggae band Otaku 3 tomorrow night.

■ 46 Liwen Rd, Zuoying Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市左營區立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617. On the Net: mercurybar.blogspot.com

■ Show starts at 9pm

■ Entrance is NT$150, which includes one drink

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 titled The Life and Work of Nicola Tesla.

■ Cafe Bastille, 7 Wenzhou St, Taipei City (台北市溫州街7號). Tel (02) 2362-9981

■ 7:45pm, every Sunday

■ Entrance is free. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com

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