■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$800, available through tickets.books.com.tw
Sound artist Ruby Fatale (鹿比—吠陀), punk group Cat in the Case and The Waiit (等等樂團) perform tonight at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music performances and art exhibitions in Taichung. Electro duo KoDaBow (柯大堡) fuse psy-trance, deep house and dubstep tomorrow. They will be joined by Kaohsiung rockers Merlin Gun (梅林槍) and Hacker Band (駭嗑樂團). Taichung rockers Nowhere appear on Wednesday.
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Greater Taichung (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1), tel: (04) 2451-1989. On the Net: soundlivehouse.msmusic.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7pm tonight and tomorrow and 7:30pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and NT$300 on Wednesday, available through www.walkieticket.com and www.indievox.com
Atayal musician Tseng Shu-chin (曾淑勤) performs tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City. Heavy metal act No Name and Bye-bye Sun (太陽下山) take the stage tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tiehua.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays
■ Entrance is NT$120 for each show, available at tickets.books.com.tw
Ian Rowen, a researcher at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Ethnology, will hold a lecture, One China, Two Taiwans: The geopolitics of cross-Strait Tourism, at Academia Sinica on Wednesday. Rowan’s talk will examine the cultural and territorial politics of the rapid growth in tourism from China to Taiwan after the 2008 election of Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). What is the impact of Chinese tourists on Taiwanese society, on China-Taiwan relations and on cultural and geopolitical spaces on both sides of the Taiwan Strait? Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Taiwan and China between 2012 and 2015, and drawing from theoretical threads in political and cultural geography, anthropology, sociology and critical tourism studies, Rowen will argue that tourism should be viewed as a mode of social and spatial ordering that produces tourists and state territory as inherently unstable effects of power. The lecture is in Chinese.
■ Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Room 2319
■ Wednesday at noon. Admission is free, but participants must register online at www.ioe.sinica.edu.tw
Woolloomooloo Moonshiner is thinking Outside the Box! with its mini documentary film festival tomorrow and March 25. Tomorrow’s documentaries include The Artist Is Present and The Woodmans, while the two documentaries on March 25 are Cutie and the Boxer and William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 120, Wuchang St, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段120巷2號2F)
■ Tomorrow at 3:30pm and 7pm, and March 25 at 3:30pm and 7pm
■ Tickets are NT$200 per screening and available through the Woolloomooloo Moonshiner Facebook page