Ash & Friends bring a night of jazz grooves and tunes of the cool-Jazz genre tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Soy La Ley blends jazz with Cuban music tradition tomorrow, while A Nossa Musica brings a blend of traditional Brazilian music and jazz on Tuesday. Wednesday’s act is Baaa! Jazz Quartet, followed by Adriano-Musa Duo on Thursday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight, 10:30pm tomorrow and 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Free on other nights
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱) stages a show tomorrow with alternative rock outfit The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社) and Easy also playing. It is Shuo & Cool Humor (蕭賀碩與冷笑話樂團) on Sunday.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Yancheng Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市鹽埕區大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7:30pm tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$300 tomorrow and NT$400 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw, and indievox.com
Taipei Discussion and Learning meets every Sunday at Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬) to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekend’s lecture is entitled: The Controversy within the First Teachings of the Buddha”.
■ Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬), 1, Ln 16, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段16巷1號)
■ Every Sunday at 8pm
■ Entrance is free. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com