■ NT$300, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
Blue Mars Trio (藍色火星Trio) put forth a night of jazz and blues at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung. Also on the bill is WarMer. Garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Brit pop/grunge group Trash are tomorrow’s roster.
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows run from 8pm to 10pm. Music venue and crafts shops open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ NT$250 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
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 titled Taiwan: Clinched Between the PRC and the US, and will discuss the complicated interrelationship in regards to security, economics and culture.
■ 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