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WHAT'S ON in central taiwan in April, 2017
NIGHTLIFE ART & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS
WHAT'S COOKING TOUR TIPS
AMERICAN CONRNER CLUBS, SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
   
upcoming NIGHTLIFE

---Regulars---

Amanking Lounge
Live house bands nightly 10 pm-3:30 am, plus DJs. Minimum bill per person NT$300 Sun-Thurs, NT$500 Fri-Sat. Open 9 pm-4 am.

Belling's Deli & Bar
Monday Happy Hours--up to 35% off all draft beers (Hoegaarden, Asahi, Taiwan Beer) and other drinks all day. Closed Tue.

Big Steve's Hamburgers
Big Steve's JianXing Rd branch now open to 11 pm and offering Taiwan Gold Medal Beer on tap for NT$99 (500cc) and NT$169 (1,000cc).

Bistro Corazon
Happy Hour runs all night, every night--buy 3 bottles of Corona or Hoegaarden and get another bottle free, plus a cheese platter. Enjoy a good variety of beers, cocktails, wines and champagne to midnight Tue.-Thu. and Sun. and to 2 a.m. Fri/Sat.

Britannia Bistro Bar
Classic Fish & Chips now NT$200 (originally NT$300) every Friday. Happy Hour Tue-Fri 5-8 pm and Sat/Sun 2-8 pm with Draught Carlsberg NT$120/pint. 25 English ciders and ales, including Magners Irish Cider now only NT$250. English Premier League live games. Full menu of authentic British entrees.

Early Bird Diner
Pub quizzes hosted by Jeanne Riley every other Friday (see 'Scheduled Events') with team trivia, free drinks, and chances to win prizes. NT$100 to play, includes a free beer.

Frog
Frog 1 & 2: Iced Fresh Fruit Tea 500c.c./NT$45. Selected hot coffee NT$45 available everyday before 5:30 pm. Gratin Potato NT$99. 6 inch Hand-made Pizza NT$99. Burrito NT$140. Bolognese Pasta NT$150. Caesar Salad NT$150. The above dishes are all available 11 am-5:30 pm, Mon-Sat.

H Bar (Howard Prince Hotel)
Nightly live music with house band Soul, 8-12 pm.

La Bodega
Euro 2016 football--showing most games live, plus replays. Call to confirm specific matches. Mon.-Thu. 6-10 pm Happy Hours--NT$290 for Serrano ham plate with bread and 500cc Taiwan Beer or glass of house red wine. NT$290 Paella and Sangria every Monday. ria every Monday.

Lounge ONE (Hotel ONE)
On Mondays, birthday boys/girls of the month can receive a free bottle of red or white wine with any purchase. Tuesday Gentlemen's Night--order a shot of whiskey and get the second 50% off. Wednesday Ladies' Nights (10:15 pm-12 am)--ladies arriving before 10 pm receive a free glass of sparkling wine. Live band: Francis. On Thursdays (10-11:45 pm), order a cocktail jug (base liquors: gin, rum, vodka, tequila) for NT 880+10%. Live band: Jazzaholix. On Fridays (10:15 pm-12:15 am), order liquor/red wine (min. NT$3,000) and enter a lucky draw for corkage fee specials (max. 30% off). Live band: Wailin' Soul. On Saturdays (10:30 pm-12:30 am), order from a selection of champagnes and enjoy 10% off. Live band: Swing Chair.

Myth Club
April specials: Mon. Check-in on Myth Facebook or present a student ID and receive NT$100 off, women get 3 drinks when they check-in on Facebook; Tue.-Wed. Women in dresses get 3 drinks or receive NT$100 off (theme of the day: Ladies first); Thu. & Sun. Women in dresses and men in suits receive NT$100 off; Fri.-Sat. women get 3 drinks when checking in on Facebook (theme of the day: Dirth Bomb). Cover charge: NT$500 (NT$600/Sat.); NT$300/women, with 2 drinks included. Open 9 pm-4 am.

Nell's Home
Fridays 7-10 pm, informal interactive music learning. Saturdays from 8:30 pm, open mike night. Call 0921-780-844 for info.

Palm Bush Bar & Grill
Daily NT$399 All-you-can-drink deal on a long list of selected alcoholic beverages, including Taiwan Beer draft, wines and cocktails. Closed Mondays.

PJ's Cafe
New location opposite old one; now open 7 days/week 11 am-11 pm. Mon-Fri. Turkey Rice Lunchboxes, plus Sun. Turkey Dinners Weekly Philly Steak Saturdays with steak sandwiches only NT$150 (reg. Price NT$250). Weekly Fajita Fridays feature fajitas for only NT$199 (reg. price NT$299).

Simba
Live music nightly (except Mon.) from about 10 pm by house bands MIT, One Band, and Wang Pai. Minimum per person bill NT$300 (+10%) every night NT$500 Fri.-Sat. Open 9 pm-4 am with full drinks and food menu available.

The Uptowner
Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 2-7 pm with 2-for-1 deals on draft beer, rail drinks and house wine. Live and replayed sports broadcasts--NBA and MLB.

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---Scheduled Events---

April 7, Fri.
@ Myth Club | Niponika performing. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

@ Sound Live House | Fragile Girls: 'Songs we listen to when we're sad' Tour Taichung concert with special guest Puzzle man. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$300/advance, NT$350 at door.

April 8, Sat.
@ Forro Cafe | Timeless Fusion Party performs. 8-10 pm, NT$500/advance, NT$600/door.

@ Myth Club | Alburger performing. Men NT$600, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

@ Sound Live House | Pa Pun Band's 'Desperate City' Tour Taichung concert with special guests Flower Dregs. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$350/advance, NT$450 at door.

@ Xcube | Sexy mini skirt party featuring DJ Renee and DJ Lea Faye. Men NT$700, women NT$300 or NT$200 if wearing high heels and skirt.

April 9, Sun.
@ Forro Cafe | Zemiyan performs: New Voice of the South Islands Reporting for Duty. 8-9 pm. Minimum order applies.

April 10, Mon.
@ Myth Club | Pinx performing. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

April 12, Wed.
@ Sound Live House | Our Rock Times' premiere show, featuring Hatred, No More, The Eternal Flatliner, Partner We Trust. 6 pm. Tickets: NT$200/advance (with 1 drink included), NT$250 at door.

April 15, Sat.
@ Legacy Taichung | 2017 I'm Your Man: FireEX's 'Begin The Second Half Tour' in Taichung. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$1000/advance, NT$1200 at door.

@ Myth Club | Sax Sax Tiffany performing. Men NT$600, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

@ Xcube | The Party March Party featuring Sam Lin. Men NT$700, women NT$300 or NT$200 if wearing high heels and skirt.

April 16, Sun.
@ Legacy Taichung | 'Just Shout Rock 'n' Roll': BiSiu Group's 'Sound Check' EP tour concert with special guest Angry Youth. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$450/advance, NT$700/for 2 people, NT$650 at door.

April 17, Mon.
@ Myth Club | Wei performing. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

April 21, Fri.
@ Forro Cafe | Cliff performs on his "Before Dispersing in the Fog" EP tour. 8-9:30 pm, NT$100 + minimum order applies.

@ Legacy Taichung | 'Just Shout Rock 'n' Roll': Deca Joins's 'Bathroom' EP tour concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$500/advance, NT$900/for two people, NT$700 at door.

April 22, Sat.
@ Legacy Taichung | Crowd Lu's 2017 Spring Tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$1000/advance, NT$3230/tour Taiwan concerts, NT$1200 at door.

@ Myth Club | Jill and Low-Cut performing. Men NT$600, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

April 24, Mon.
@ Myth Club | Qeeena performing. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

April 26, Wed.
@ Sound Live House | 'Xinshengzhidu' (The New Sound) with Soy Milk Slide, Cruising, Formosa Black Bear performing. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$250/advance, NT$300 at door.

April 28, Fri.
@ Sound Live House | First time rock in Taichung: Hey Yuan, Free Fall, Turn Max performing. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$350/advance, NT$400 at door (with drink included).

April 29, Sat.
@ Chopfest 2017: The Tea Dragon | This is the third year of this charity event that raises money in honor of an accomplished musician, Simon Mowforth, who passed away at a young age here in Taichung. Vendors and activities will be on offer, and the confirmed lineup so far includes Lauren Leech, Alan McIvor, The Zero Filters, The So-sos, Moss, Point 22, 大Meta4 (DM4), The ShapeMaster, Ape Apocalypse, The Cuervos and DJ: The Reverend. The location is the same as the first year, located on DuHuiYuan (Metropolitan Park) Rd, between Metropolitan Park and XiTun Rd. Tickets NT$500/advance, NT$600/door. 11 am-1 am. Search Facebook for "Chopfest 2017" for more info.

@ Myth Club | Chris performing. Men NT$600, Women NT$300 with 2 drinks included.

@ Pipe Restaurant | Jazz music event, 3-5 pm. Three invited musicians will perform guitar, double bass and keyboard. Tickets: NT$500/person, NT$400/2 people with drinks included.

If you would like to announce a "What's On", the deadline is the 15th of the month prior. Please send us your news release to news@taiwanfun.com before this date.

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upcoming WHAT'S COOKING


Terroir Wine
4/22 Wine & Cheese Event This wine and cheese pairing event, organized by Terroir Wine and Dida Creamery, is open to the public--all welcome! Terroir Wine will hand-select the perfect wines to pair with Dida's delicious handmade cheeses and participants will get in-depth introductions from Terroir's knowledgeable staff and Dida's master cheese-maker, Henry Foung. Price is NT$600/person with 10% off of any additional wine or cheese purchased. This event start at 7 p.m. but late arrivals are welcome. Call (04) 2329-4711.

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
Afternoon tea party package From now to the end of May, this package offers a myriad of 5-star desserts, including Fresh Fruit Tart, Classic Chocolate, Tiramisu, Vanilla Mousse, Apricot Melaleuca Cake and Mont Blanc, at H Bar (1F) from 2:30 to 5 p.m. For NT$260+10% customers get to choose one dessert which comes with two handmade cookies and a menu beverage. Call (04) 2463-1616, ext. 2036, 2037.

The Landis Taichung (Hotel ONE)
European delicacies weeks (April 10-30) IN Restaurant (28F) is promoting Mediterranean cuisine prepared with all-natural olive oil, organic vegetables and grains, fruit, fresh seafood, yogurt and cheese, as well as all-you-can-eat ice cream from I'm Talato, all for NT$830 +10%. Reserve via EZTABLE and receive bonus discounts. Call (04) 2303-1234.

The Splendor Hotel
Spring season Japanese cuisine offer Brasserie Restaurant is offering traditional Japanese fusion specials, including Pan-fried Chicken Salad, Udon topped with Hot Spring Eggs, King Crab Tea Soup, Hokkaido Cheesecake, as well a Japanese-style set meal (original price NT$780 +10% per person), now available for NT$999 +10% for 2 diners. This offer continues to the end of May. Call (04) 2324-6111.

Hung's Mansion
'4 Fun' Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at the Gourmet Food Buffet, with groups of 4 receiving a one-person free buffet meal on the following days--April 4, 6, 13, 14, 20, 24 and 27. Call (04) 2255-6688.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
Enjoy hot pot on chilly spring days La Maison is offering a natural-flavored Cheese Milk Hotpot, which pairs perfectly with seafood and Prime Beef, for 2 people for the price of NT$1,199 +10%. Call (04) 2326-8008.

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Anniversary Special Menu This high-end set meal features imported Spanish Iberian Pork, Hungarian Mangalica, soup, appetizers and desserts, providing a mix of extraordinary flavors, and will cost you only NT$2580 +10% at The Prime-Grill & Lounge. Call (04) 3705-6099.

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Offers & Sales

 

Taichung Top City
From now to April 19, gift vouchers for discounts on beauty products and accessories items are available.
‧Customers purchasing NT$2,000 on cosmetics, shower accessories, essential oils and aromatic items, and pajamas will receive a NT$200 voucher; or a NT$300 voucher for NT$10,000 purchases.
‧Customers purchase at least NT$10,000 on any 3C digital items or international brands on the first floor will receive a NT$500 voucher.
‧Customers purchasing NT$5,000 on clothing at Top City will receive a NT$500 voucher.
‧Crediit card holders from 13 different banks can receive gifts when purchasing with their cards. For more information, please call (04) 3702-2168, or visit www.feds.com.tw
(04)3702 2168

IKEA-Taichung
From now to April 30, take advantage of a first-floor sale on numerous clearance items. Everything must go!
www.ikea.com/tw (04)2704-9699

Taichung Sogo- Philips items on sale
13F from now to April 12 (Wed.)
Customers purchasing NT$3,000 on any Philips appliances will receive a NT$300 voucher. Bring the high quality appliances home and enjoy a better quality of life.
www.kssogo.com.tw/ (04)2323-3788

4F
4F Sport products from Poland, made with high-tech textiles, are now available at SOGO Taichung. Everything in 4F Sport store is 20-30% off. Purchase NT$5,000 or more to receive a free thermos bottle.
www.4fsport.com.tw

Kiehl's
The Butterstick (lemon butter) Lip Treatment formula is made with coconut oil . Four butterstick unisex colors are available for NT$700 per stick.
www.kiehls.com.tw/

Casio EX-TR80 Selfie Stick now available!
Features 9K plus face-beautifying mode provided via LED light, allowing you to lighten skin, thin your face and remove the dark circles for photography perfection. The phone comes with a 1040k pixel, 3.5-inch plasma screen and 1,2000k pixel cam. The installed EXILIM auto transport function will deliver photos directly to your smart phone. Color options include shining dark, pink and white. Price: NT$28,990.
www.casio-intl.com

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upcoming ART & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Hearty Noon Theatre: 'Meeting the lady
of the dynasty, Yang Guifei'

Hearty Noon's first stage show presents the life of Yang Guifei, combining modern and Tang Dynasty drama shows. Oriental folk music instruments and music, including the bamboo flute, 'er-hu' (two-string fiddle) and lute, will be featured in this elegant Tang-style performance. Time/Place: April 15 (Sat.), 7:30 pm at Taichung City Tun District Art Center. Tickets required. Tel. (04) 2208-0128.

Taiwan Yangqin Development Association performance
This association has invited 10 famous Taiwanese musical composers to create and perform 'yangqin' (dulcimer) music. Time/Place: April 9 (Sun.), 2:30 pm at Shin Min High School's Art Center. Tickets required. Call (02) 2341-9898.

'Between Dreams & Reality', Easton Dong painting exhibition
The artist, also an actor, enjoys painting and photography and applies his visual concepts and elements incorporating humans and animals with kaleidoscopic effects and gold colors as part of his creative process. Time/Place: Continuing to April 23 (Sun.) at b. Space (76, ChaoMa Rd, Xitun Dist). Tel. (04) 2254-0778.

U-Theatre: The brand-new 'Dao'
This drum group is presenting a world premiere high-tech and visual performance associated with paint-throwing and multi-media projection arts. Time/Place: April 15 (Sat.), 7:30 pm at National Taichung Theater. Tickets required. Tel. (02) 2938-8188.

First Half of 2017 Tun District Life Festival: Enjoying a slower pace of the life
Taichung City Tun District Art Center will host musical events on April 1 (Sat.) at 3:30 p.m. in its amphitheater. Guest bands will include Suyeh Jazz and Enjoy Sunshine Music. All are welcome to attend with picnic food for some musical enjoyment. Another musical event will take place on April 23 (Sun.) at 3:30 p.m. on the center's outdoor plaza with guest bands including Pa Pun Band and NCUT Rock Music Club. Show up and for an afternoon of rock 'n' roll. (04) 2392-1122

A Hakka Journey: Provincial Highway 3
as a Formosan Landscape

Hundreds of nostalgic photography works featuring local Taiwanese Hakka culture and landscapes display the beauty of a Hakka cultural transformation. Time/Place: April 5-23 at Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park. Free admission. Tel. (04) 2229-3079.

The Great Concertos: Baroque Camerata
An elegant auditory banquet is offered with this classical Baroque piano performance, leaving audience members feeling as if they're walking in a graceful Rococo-style garden while enjoying the music. Time/Place: April 30 (Sun), 2:30 pm at National Taichung Theater. Tickets required. Tel. (02) 2208-0128.

Pipe's Earthy Market
Organized by Pipe Restaurant, this two-day market invites everyone to visit and enjoy music, culture, toys, used clothing, accessories, succulent plants, pour-over coffees, and daily-living commodities on Earth Day. Time/Place: April 22-23, 12-7 pm at Pipe Restaurant (64, WuQuan 1st St, West Dist. at entrance to Zhongxing Market). Call (04) 2372-2313.

Taichung Artist Choir Tour Concert: Yue-Dong (Movement of the Rhythm)
Since its establishment in 2009, this choir has participated in the World Choir Games (competition) and performed 'Songs of Beuren' with an orchestra. Its tour premiere concert will present varied musical styles to the audience. Time/Place: April 29 (Sat.), 7:30 pm at Chung Hsing Hall. Tickets required. Tel. (04) 2208-0128.

Dr. Bach 38 Flower Essences crash course seminar
A free lecture on the Dr. Bach 38 Flower Essences, starting with the philosophy and concepts, followed by a basic introduction to the the 38 types and a speedy demonstration of how they are painted using watercolors. Students are encouraged to give it a try and experience it for themselves. Lecture in Mandarin only. Lecture held at Stella Tarot Magic Healing, 7, Lane 225, FengJia Rd, Xitun District. 4-6 pm, free attendance.

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upcoming TOUR TIPS


---HOTELS---

TAICHUNG HOTELS

Basian Villas
'Stay Overnight with 3 Meals' package for a spring picnic! Stay in a Forest Life Suite for 4 people, which includes breakfast, dinner and a picnic 'bento' lunchbox, for NT$5,500. Only 4 rooms are available per day and a 3-day advance reservation is required. This offer is available Mon. to Thu. before April 14. Call (04) 2595-0266.

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
Comfortable Taichung Marathon stay package Stay in Superior King or Superior Twin on or one day before the Taichung Marathon for NT$3,600 and up and receive two free 'bento' lunchboxes and foot patches, pending availability. Marathon runners' IDs required during check-in. Call (04) 2463-2323.

Hotel Reve Taichung
Spring Stay package Enjoy a relaxing spring stay to the end of June. Stay more than 2 nights and receive 20% off from the second night on. Call (04) 2568-0558.

Millennium Hotel Taichung
'Feast Time' Room Package Enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster and a stay in a Standard Room with two meals for NT$7,388. Customers can enjoy a seafood feast and an exploration of Taichung during weekends. Call (04) 3705-6111.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
Share great hotel deals with friends via LINE! Join Tempus Hotel via LINE (ID: jxt1863j) and receive the lowest deals without comparing hotel room rates regularly. Call (04) 2326-8008.

The Landis Taichung (Hotel ONE)
Limited offer on official website: Enjoy family and children guest rooms and 'I'm Talato' From April 1 to June 30, the hotel will promote brand-new family and children's guest rooms featuring a castle-like playroom. Weekday stays are NT$4,699 with 2 breakfast buffet meals at IN Restaurant included. Also receive a voucher for 2 people for I'm Talato ice cream shop. Call (04) 2303-1234.

The Splendor Hotel
Educational Vacation Package  Stay in a Superior Room on a weekday and receive 2 breakfasts, 2 tickets to National Museum of Natural Science and 2 tickets to the Botanical Garden (5-minute walking distance). This family-friendly,aesthetic package is only NT$4,300. Call (04) 2328-8000.

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---TOURS---

EAGLE TRAVEL
Eagle Travel provides train or flight package tours to Hualien, Taitung, Green Island, Orchid Island and Penghu Island all year round, all tailor made.We also help to book domestic air or train ticket and hotels everywhere in Taiwan. Visa service. Cheap Tickets. For Reservation: EAGLE TRAVEL Tel: (04) 2226-2175, 3608-2388.

ELIZABETH TRAVEL
ELIZABETH TRAVEL SERVICE is your FREE (Friendly Reliable Experienced & Efficient) travel agent serving all your travel needa at all times! Call us now! Tel: (04)2329-8277, 2329-8297.

Dragon Tours
Tickets, Hotels, Package Tours...anything you need! Special offers for your vacation. Taichung-HK round trip TKT NTD$4880+tax. Tel: (04)2323-5789.

Z-NINE travel service Co., LTD
Tickets, friendly, package tours, hotel booking, Visas application. English, Japanese & Chinese service. Application for Mandarin & College Undergrad/Grad programs in Taiwan. Tel: (04)2329-4241.

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upcoming Community & Activities

---REGULARS---

_Alcoholics Anonymous
English Meetings - location & contact details on our website - www.aataiwan.com

_American Chamber of Commerce in Taichung (AmCham)
April 22 Happy Hour, April 27 Dinner Meeting (see 'Events' listings for details). Contact tel/fax: Call coordinator Jane Liu at 0937-518-098, (04) 2471-8133, e-mail coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com for info.

_American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
AIT's Taichung Virtual Branch Office at http://taichung.ait.org.tw, call ACS section at (02) 2162-2000, ext. 2306, or fax (02) 2162-2239.

_International Women's Association of Taichung (IWAT)
April 5 Book Club, April 12 Casual Luncheon, April 19 Indian Cooking Class, April 26 Coffee Morning, May 6 Spring Fling (see 'Events' listings for details). General IWAT information: Contact President Rebecca MacNeal at iwatpresident@gmail.com or visit the IWAT website: www.iwat.org

_Formosa Cricket Club
The FCC is a cricket club that plays regularly in Taipei and all around Taiwan, with the occasional international event. We welcome anyone with any level of cricket experience or beginners. We Encourage families and friends to become involved and we organise regular social events. Contact: Dwight Johnson 0937-060226 dwight.johnson@pw.utc.com. Sunil Sistla 0931-217250, sunil_sistla@yahoo.com. Website: formosacricketclub.tripod.com

_Taichung Hash House Harriers
Find fun and friendship with the Taichung Hash House Harriers, part of the world's most eccentric running club, the only thing needed is a sense of humour! Regular runs each Saturday, except the last Saturday of the month, meet 1 pm at WenXin Rd, Sec. 2 McDonald's (near Foreign Affairs Police HQ). All welcome. For more information, contact Todd Latta at 0936-276-392.
_Rotary Club - Tatong Chapter (English-speaking)
Rotarians only. Regular meetings every Thursday at Evergreen Laurel Hotel, 12:30 pm. Information: Emma, tel.2327-1223, tatongrc@ms18.hinet.net

_Sexaholics Anonymous in Taichung
A 12-step recovery program for those who want to stop their compulsive sexual behavior. Weekly English meeting. Contact: sataichung@gmail.com. For more info: http://sataichung.blogspot.tw/

_Sun Moon Lodge
Number 13 of Grand Lodge of China Free and Accepted Mason, F.&A.M. Meets every fourth Saturday at 3 p.m. No meetings July and August. Where: 200, WenXin Rd., sec. 4, North District, 12F-1. Information: (04)2295-7757, fax (04)2295-7808.

_Taichung Compass Utd FC Soccer Team
Call Ben at 0911-789-307, or contact Doug at 0936-827-267, or email doug@taiwanfun.com. For news/games updates, check www.taichungcompassfc.com

_Taichung Improv
Call Josh at 0912129654 or send an email to tai1josh@yahoo.com
Website: www.taichungimprov.net

_Taichung International Golf Society
The Taichung International Golf Society became operational around 2006 and formally brought together in 2007. TIGS is a group of male and female social golfers who play every weekend in all weather conditions. Competitions are held once a month along with weekly friendly games. Contact: contact@taichunggolfsociety.org info at www.taichunggolfsociety.org

_Taichung Toastmasters Club (TTC)
English Speech & Leadership Club. Regular meeting: 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month 7-9:30 pm. For more information call Josh at 0912-129-654, e-mail tai1josh@yahoo.com, or website: http://www.taichungtoastmasters.org

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---MONTHLY EVENTS---

● Sunday, April 9
Taichung Charity 3-V-3 Basketball Battle 2017, 10 am-all day
Being organized for the second year, this tournament's proceeds will be donated to Air Clean Taiwan, which advocates a pollution-free environment. All are welcome to show up to support players and enjoy healthy food (including vegetarian), drinks, DJ music and children's fun, including face-painting, games, animal balloons and a magician. Teams can register at: http://taichungbasketballbattle.com. Location: Chung Shan Medical University Hospital covered basketball courts (110, JianGuo N Rd, Sec. 1, South Dist).

● Wednesday, April 12
IWAT Potluck Luncheon, 12-2 pm
Join IWAT for an international extravaganza of food and friendship at a member's home. Bring a dish to share and be ready for amazing food and friendly conversation. Information/directions: contact Rebecca at iwatpresident@gmail.com

● Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16
Soul Quest 2017
A weekend of learning, sharing and nourishing the spirit. Soul Quest is an outdoor event featuring classes and workshops. Activities include classes in yoga, martial arts or ecstatic dance. Relax with meditation groups, mandala drawing or a tea ceremony. Express yourself in one of the art or drumming workshops. Check out the marketplace or get your face painted. There will be food, music, art, sharing, bonfires, hot springs and more. Classes will be held in the afternoon, followed by DJs and dancing and a bonfire. A schedule with presenters and classes will be announced shortly. Search on Facebook for more.

● Wednesday, April 18
IWAT Tour/Workshop
This month's workshop will be an Indian cooking class. Information/directions: contact Rebecca at iwatpresident@gmail.com

● Saturday, April 22
Taichung AmCham Happy Hour, 6-8 pm
All are welcome to this month's informal social/networking gathering with food, drinks and fun. Participants enjoy 15% off all food and drinks, which include Taiwan microbrews. Reservations not required. Where: Funhoster (71, DaHe Rd, West Dist 西區大和路71號). Information: Contact Taichung AmCham at coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com or (04) 2471-8133, or check Facebook: AmCham Taichung 台中美國商會

● Wednesday, April 26
IWAT Coffee Morning, 10 am-12 pm
Join IWAT members for a morning of coffee and good conversation. Bring a friend and favorite dish to share, or NT$200 donation for charity. Information/directions: Contact Rebecca at iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Thursday, April 27
Taichung AmCham Dinner, 6:30 pm
An overview of Taiwan's up-and-coming microbrewing industry will be presented by guest speaker Ray Huang, owner of Wuller Homebrew Supply Microbrewery, supplier of home-brew products and producer of Hat Trick beers (which will be available for sampling). All are welcome to attend this gathering, featuring dinner and drinks. Location: Tempus Hotel. For reservations and information: Contact Taichung AmCham at coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com or (04) 2471-8133, or check Facebook at AmCham Taichung 台中美國商會

● Saturday, May 6
IWAT Spring Fling, 6-9 pm
Please join IWAT as it holds its final fundraiser of the year with a dinner, dancing and silent auction. Leave your children at home and bring your dancing shoes to a beautiful location at The Cafe By. Tickets: NT$1200 each. Can be purchased in April any IWAT event or by contacting iwatpresident@gmail.com

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