■ 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm Saturday
■ NT$500 on Saturday, NT$300 on Sunday
The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung, hosts live music every Saturday. This weekend, it’s punk band Random and post-rock group Low-Brightness Period.
■ 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
■ Starts at 9pm
■ Entrance is NT$200, which includes one drink
Respected Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch will deliver a lecture titled Is There Culture in a Cultural Center? on Saturday as part of the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation’s (龍應台文化基金會) MediaTek lectures. Lynch, who has run the Sydney Opera House as well as London’s Southbank Center and is currently CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, will discuss how (and if) governments can respond to cultural development. The lecture will be moderated by Yang Tse (楊澤), chief editor of the China Times’ literary supplement, and will be followed by a discussion with essayist, critic and Council for Cultural Affairs Minister Lung Ying-tai (龍應台).
■ Zhongshan Hall, 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號). Admission is free, but those attending must register in advance by calling (02) 3322-4907 or logging on to www.civictaipei.org. The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Chinese
■ Saturday at 2pm