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WHAT'S ON in central taiwan in January, 2018
upcoming NIGHTLIFE


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
Daily Happy Hour specials with NT$120 Carlsberg Draught and NT$120 cocktails until 9 pm. Live English Premier League football. Closed Mon/Tue.

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 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 any day before April 30, enter by 9 pm and enjoy an entree with 2 premium dishes and drinks for NT$1,000+10%. 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.

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
Closed Dec. 19-30. Now open 11:30 am-11:30 pm weekends Sun. Roast Beef Dinners now served 4-8 pm.

Smokey Joe's (WenXin branch)
Buy 2 Corona beers and get 1 free, or buy 5 Corona beers and get 3 free, available all-day. Store hours: 11:30 am-3 pm; 5:30-10:30 pm; holidays 11:30 am-10:30 pm.

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.

Terroir Wine Bar
Terroir Wine's new 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily Happy Hour offers NT$100 glasses of house wine, NT$150 Belgium craft beers and discounts on select menu items. For more information, check Terroir Wine Facebook page.

Texas Roadhouse
Happy Hour, Mon-Fri 3-8 pm. Get 2nd selected draft beer for 50% off and selected appetizers for only NT$150. Buy-1-Get-1-Free offer on draft beer and Margaritas on every Wednesday.

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.


---Scheduled Events---

Jan. 4, Thu.
@ Sound Live House | Guests: BMTB Band, TKLuvin Crew, and Whale Fall. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$300/advance (1 drink included), NT$350 at door (1 drink included).

Jan. 5, Fri.
@ The Cave | "Five Spice Club" garage, psych and blues concert featuring Bang The Noise (Japan), Rinda & Marya (Japan), Black Radio Party and Crocodelia. NT$350. 7-11 pm.

Jan. 6, Sat.
@ Forro Cafe | Night Keepers:Dear Good Night Tour. NT$350/advance, NT$400/door. 8-10 pm.

@ Sound Live House | Banyan Gang 'Sweet City' album release tour Taichung concert with invited guests Chen Wu and Yellow Hippy. 6:30 pm. Tickets: NT$400/advance, NT$700 for 2 people, NT$600 at door.

@ The Cave | "Long Time No Sing!" tour by The Girl and the Robots. NT$500. 8-10 pm.

Jan. 7, Sun.
@ Forro Cafe | 9m88 winter tour. NT$600/advance, NT$700/door. 8-10 pm.

Jan. 8, Mon.
@ PJ's Cafe | NFL Wildcard Playoffs showing, 6-10 pm.

Jan. 10, Wed.
@ Legacy Taichung | Li Zhi's 'Good Morning Taichung' tour concert. 8:30 pm. Tickets: NT$1,000/advance, NT$1,200 at door.

Jan. 12, Fri.
@ Legacy Taichung | MATELIN 'Journey to MATELIN' tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$400/advance, NT$600 at door.

Jan. 13, Sat.
@ Forro Cafe | Julia Wu performs on her "are you a little hungry" unplugged tour. NT$400/advance, NT$500/door. 8-10 pm.

@ PJ's Cafe | Open Mic Night with Red Rob, Mark Harris & Friends. 7-10- pm. All welcome!

Jan. 15, Mon.
@ PJ's Cafe | NFL Divisional Playoffs showing, 6-10 pm.

Jan. 19, Fri.
@ Legacy Taichung | Dadado Huang's 'Winter-Love Me' tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$800/advance, NT$1,000 at door.

Jan. 20, Sat.
@ Sound Live House | MILKBAR 10th Anniversary Taiwan Tour. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$350/advance, NT$400 at door.

Jan. 21, Sun.
@ Legacy Taichung | Sorry Youth TW 'Brothers' Gotta Live with Dreams' tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$500/advance, NT$1,600 for 4 people, NT$700 at door.

Jan. 22, Mon.
@ PJ's Cafe | NFL Championship games showing, 6-10 pm.

Jan. 23, Tue.
@ Forro Cafe | Kinemas (Japan) performs on their 2018 Taiwan "Rolling Rolling" Tour. City Party also performs. NT$300/advance, NT$400/door. 8-10 pm.

Jan. 26, Fri.
@ Sound Live House | CROSSROAD 'XVIII' first EP tour Taichung concert with invited guests Alkali and Who Cares. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$350/advance, NT$400 at door.

Jan. 27, Sat.
@ PJ's Cafe | Open Mic Night with Red Rob, Mark Harris & Friends. 7-10- pm. All welcome!

@ TADA Ark | 2018 V.K Style 'Those Days' Mini Tour. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$600/advance, NT$700 at door.

Jan. 28, Sun.
@ Legacy Taichung | Swill 'Us in the Cage' final tour Taichung concert with invited guests Major in Body Bear and TOTEM. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$400/advance, NT$500 at door.

Feb. 5, Mon.
@ PJ's Cafe | NFL Super Bowl Live, 7 am. Breakfast and drinks available.

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.




Texas Roadhouse Taichung Store
Early-Dine! Dine-Early! Well-known American restaurant Texas Roadhouse takes pride in everything it serves, from hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs to excellent margaritas. Enjoy the 'Weekday Early Dine' special offer of seven selected entrees from Monday to Friday (3:00 to 5:30 pm) for only NT$500 each. Call (04) 2258-5395 for reservations.

Bella Roma
The New Year Gift Make your own gift set for someone special with original Italian product options (pasta, natural truffle sauce, Italian wine, and Italian craft beer). We offer the best prices and wonderful gift-giving options. Call 0983-328-091.

Smokey Joe's
Lemon Meringue Pie This delicious pie is made with fresh lemon juice, cream cheese and Italian meringue. Its combination of chiffon sweet and tart lemon mousse are the perfect match. Call (04) 2375-3990.

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Year of the Dog Banquet Gift Set Six lucky representative dishes include South African Abalone Salad, Seafood Steaming Hotpot, Curry and Fruit Boston Lobster, US Beef with Garlic and Lettuce, Steamed Coral Trout with Seasoning, and Phoenix Pearl Pastry. The price for this six-person banquet set is NT$12,000; enjoy a 15% discount when booking before Jan. 15. Call (04) 3705-6066.

The Splendor Hotel
The best new year banquet deal Jinyuan Chinese Restaurant is promoting table banquets with award-winning lunar new year dishes, including Steamed Assorted Meats in Chinese Casserole, and Crab and Sesame Chicken Casserole. A la carte entree are also available. The price for 10 people is NT$9,800 and NT$7,500 for six people. Western-style banquet dishes are also available. Order before Feb. 15 and enjoy discounts. Call (04) 2328-8000.

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
A Blessing Lunar New Year Banquet From now to the end of January, enjoy five-person new year banquet meals for NT$7,500, including eight excellent dishes and great gifts. Call (04) 2463-1616.

Cafe Joint
Cafe Joint grand opening This shop is offering an updated menu that includes panini filled with plentiful mozzarella cheese. Come and try it now! Call (04) 2472-9939.

Matches Restaurant & Bar
Matches Birthday Celebration Please follow our Facebook page for more special discount events. Customers celebrating birthdays in January shouldn't miss our special in-house events. Call (04) 2310-1968.

Basian Villas
Limited-quantity To-Go Menu While visitors enjoy Basian's special bird: Varied Tit from January to February, the hotel is offering a 'to-go menu' (NT$100) that includes a drink, thick cut toast and a bird-watching catalog from now to the end of February. Call (04) 2595-0266.

The Landis Taichung
Flowery Afternoon Tea Banquet (46F) Elements of spring are featured in a rose and chamomile infused English-style afternoon tea set, with dessert and quiche options available. The price per person is NT$580+10%. Call (04) 2303-1234.

Hung's Mansion
Year-round banquet deal Each banquet table starts from NT$7,700 and includes karaoke. Chinese banquet tables for the lunar new year are NT$12,888; smaller family meals can also enjoy an offer of NT$1,299 per person. During the Chinese New Year, customers can also savor a lunch buffet for only NT$780 per person. Call (04) 2255-6688.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
Exquisite jolly banquet Ali Seafood is promoting a take-home banquet set that includes six dishes and a soup (a la carte options available). Also enjoy dine-in Chinese banquet dishes on Chinese lunar year eve for NT$10,800+10% (for 6 or more people). Make reservations before Jan. 10 to enjoy free mini Haagen-Dazs ice cream for each diner. La Maison also provides a banquet table for 4 people for the price of NT$4,200+10%. Call (04) 2326-8008.


Offers & Sales


Taichung Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store
From now to Jan. 7 (Sun.), enjoy a full range of new year fun, shopping and dining with friends.
VIP card holders with purchases of NT$5,000 or more will receive NT$200. Customers will also receive gift vouchers when purchasing with any credit card. Purchases also enter customers into a special lucky-draw event to win a 1-carat diamond item.
www.skm.com.tw (04)2255-3333

Taichung Taroko Mall
From now to Feb. 28 (Wed.), visit the mall's B1 level and enjoy the trendy Korean SPAO clothing shop! Enjoy all items with discount price as well as 30% discounts when purchasing 2 items (or 50% discounts for 3 items). Fill up your closet with fashionable Korean outfits this winter. www.tarokomall.com.tw

Qun Bao
Qun Bao is promoting quality water sourced from a Central Mountain Range location of the highest purity spot in Nantou County's Puli Township. This purified oxyfied water has transformed 300mg (600ppm)~500mg (1000ppm) of oxygen molecules into a bottle (500ml) and channels the natural goodness of the sun energy, oxygen and minerals into our bodies.

Canon printers
Three Canon PIXMA printers include model TR8570 with fax functions, model TS8170 that prints with a SD card connection fuction, and the practical TS3170 model.
The 'Message in Print' function allows you to embed messages on the screen by holding your iPhone over a photo, enabling you to share your memories and feelings directly through the app.


Taichung Taroko Mall
All kinds of stationery items are now available at the new, spacious New9Ta shop.
Customers can enjoy buy-1-get-1-free offers on Collins journals and Disney folders, as well as a free surprise gift bag when they make purchases of NT$500 or more.

www.tarokomall.com.tw 04-2223-8599



'The orbit that crossed from the past to present' Star Recorder Ensemble flute concert
This flute ensemble combines classical and contemporary pop music in an amazing performance. Time/Place: Jan. 21 (Sun.), 2:30 p.m. at Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center. Audiences can pick up free tickets an hour before the concert begins. Call (04) 2526-0136.

'The Solo Art', Li Yo-fu 80th-year art exhibition
Since Li Yo-fu's retirement, he has studied ink painting and traveled for inspiration for his creations. This exhibition will showcase his 80 masterpieces of the great mountain and lake scenes from China. Time/Place: From now to Jan. 21 at Taichung City Seaport Art Center. Free admission (closed Mon.). Call (04) 2627-4568.

'American Dream', Auroture Symphony Wind Ensemble
Auroture Symphony Wind Ensemble consists of a passionate group of young performers, who will present the famous Broadway, jazz-style show 'American Dream'. Time/Place: Jan. 14 (Sun.), 2:30 p.m., at National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (738-2, ZhongZheng Rd., Wufeng Dist.). Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

2017 'Love & Peace' Orange Orchestra Winter Musical Concert
This musical banquet of classical music and famous movie soundtracks, performed by Orange Orchestra, will mix music, singing and dancing. Time/Place: Jan. 21 (Sun.), 2:30 p.m. at National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

'Into the Woods', musical dance drama
This dramatic performance will present a combination of the famous 'Into the Woods' and Color Dance Theatre's 'Young Guitar Playing'. A mix of dancing, guitar playing, drama, and musical will please audiences. Time/Place: Jan. 31 (Wed.), 7:30 p.m. at Chung Shan Hall. Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

Verdi's 'Macbeth', Taipei Opera Theater
This stunning operatic production, presented by Taipei Opera Theater, is based on Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth'. The whole performance is presented in Italian with Chinese subtitles and includes a guest performance by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Time/Place: Jan. 19 (Fri, 7 p.m.) and 21(Sun. 2:30 pm) at National Taichung Theater. Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

'Many Faces of Richard Strauss', National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Richard Strauss was a talented composer who wrote many impressive symphonic, operatic and other music works. This concert will showcase his extraordinary musical talent. Time/Place: Jan. 13 (Sat.), 7:30 p.m. at Chung Hsing Hall. Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

Forensics, anti-drug and crimes exhibition
This exhibition centers on documenting the measures taken to prevent miscarriage of drug and criminal related justice. Time/Place: From now to May 20, 2018 at National Museum of Natural Science. Free admission. Call (04) 2322-6940.

2018 Taiwan Soloists Symphony Orchestra Lunar New Year Concert
This orchestra gathers Taiwan's musical elites to present the breathtaking feast of music from Dvorak to celebrate the lunar new year. Time/Place: Jan. 13 (Sat.), 7:30 p.m. at Chung Shan Hall. Tickets required. Call (02) 2341-9898.

'Neo-Photography' charity photography exhibition
This charity exhibition features invited artists Zeno Chen, Lee Jeongluk (Korea), Jeff Robb (UK), and Wu Cheng-chang, aims to benefit Taiwan's arts education and solicits donations to Nantou's Chin Ai Music. Time/Place: Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 at Pontone Gallery Taiwan (Tue.-Sat., 12-7 p.m.). Free admission. Call (04) 2325-2305.


upcoming TOUR TIPS



Basian Villas
Winter hot springs package From now to the end of February, Basian Villas guests will receive free vouchers (based on guest numbers) to enjoy Guguan's outdoor hot springs. Also enjoy Monday to Thursday stays in a Forest Life Suite (2 people for NT$3,875, 4 people for NT$4,700) and Starry Sky Suites for 2 people (NT$4,700). Call (04) 2595-0266.

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
Welcome 2018 Lunar New Year Package Enjoy the festive season and stay in a Superior Single/Twin room for NT$5,280. Buffet breakfasts (based on guest numbers) are included. Call (04) 2463-2323.

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Two meals and one night stay package Stay in Club Guest Room on weekdays for NT$6,888 (holidays NT$7,688) and also enjoy 2 breakfasts and 2 semi-buffet meals at Soluna-All Day Dining restaurant. This package also includes a bottle of red wine, complimentary fruit and a free cocktail party in the Executive Lounge. Tel. (04) 3705-6111.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
The Spring Festival Package Guests staying on Feb. 15 will enjoy a price of NT$4,900 for 3 people, and NT$6,600 for 4 people. Feb. 16-18 stays will enjoy 25% off on any room rate; Feb. 19-20 stays will enjoy weekday room rates. All guest rooms include breakfasts and access hotel facilities. Tel. (04) 2326-8008.

The Landis Taichung
Don't wait--travel to Taichung now! Any time to the end of February, guests staying in any standard guest rooms from Sunday to Friday will receive 2 breakfasts at IN Restaurant (28F) for a total price of NT$4,399. This package is limited to ROC residents and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate holders and does not apply to any national holidays and holiday eves. Tel. (04) 3700-3839.

The Splendor Hotel
The Knowledge and Learning Trip Stay in a Superior Room and enjoy 2 breakfasts and 4 tickets to National Museum of Natural Science and Botanical Garden (2 per destination) for NT$4,300; add NT$600 for holiday stays. Tel. (04) 2328-8000.

The Tango Hotel Taichung
Cheerful Winter Package Hop on the High Speed Rail and stay in our hotel! Guests will receive free handmade cookies when they present their HSR tickets to the concierge, take a photo at Tango Hotel, and upload it to Taichung Tango Hotel's Facebook page. Call (04) 2320-0000.



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 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.


upcoming Community & Activities


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

_American Chamber of Commerce in Taichung (AmCham)
Jan. 13 Monthly Happy Hour, Jan. 25 Monthly Dinner Meeting (see 'Events' listings for details). Contact tel/fax: Call administrative coordinator Jane Liu at 0937-518-098, (04) 2471-8133, e-mail coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com for information.

_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)
Jan. 10 IWAT Luncheon, Jan. 17 Book Club, Jan. 24 Pottery Tour/Workshop, Jan. 31 Coffee Morning (see 'Events' listings for details). General IWAT information: Contact 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



● Wednesday, Jan. 10
IWAT New Years Luncheon, 11 am-
2 pm

Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones at this gathering. Meal Option A: main dish (choose 1 of 4 dishes, including 1 vegetarian) + soup/salad/desert buffet--NT$650/member discount (NT$850 regular), Option B: Buffet only--NT$550/member discount (NT$750 regular), Option C: No meal, just coffee/tea/cookies--NT$250 member discount (NT$350 regular). Where: The Landis Hotel 28F IN Restaurant (532, YingCai Rd). Check www.iwat.org for more details and RSVP to Jessica at iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Saturday, Jan. 13
Taichung AmCham January Happy Hour, 6-8 pm
All are welcome to this month's informal social/networking gathering at a popular craft brewery, where participants get to enjoy buy-1-get-1-free deals on 32 draft beers. Reservations not required. Where: Zhangmen Brewing Company (490, Taiwan Blvd, Sec 2, West Dist; tel. 04-2329-1823) Information: Contact Taichung AmCham administrative coordinator Jane Liu at coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com, 0937-518-098 or (04) 2471-8133, or check Facebook: AmCham Taichung 台中美國商會

● Wednesday, Jan. 17
IWAT Book Club, 10 am-12 pm
Book Group will discuss "Carry on Warrior:The Power of Embracing Your Beautiful Messy Life" by Glennon Doyle Melton. Please bring a dish or beverage to share. Information/directions: contact iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Wednesday, Jan. 24
IWAT Pottery Tour and Workshop, 10 am-12 pm
Visit Shuili Snake Kiln with IWAT. Information/directions: Contact iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Thursday, Jan. 25
Taichung AmCham January Dinner Meeting & Speech, 6:30 pm
This month's dinner meeting will feature a speech titled "Haxstrong: Helping the International Community in Taichung" by guest speaker Haxstrong Charity President Shaun Bettinson尚凱瑞. All are welcome to join this relaxed dinner with advanced reservations preferred. Cost: NT$250 for Taichung AmCham members, NT$350 for non-members (includes 1 alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink from provided selection, plus appetizers; other meals/drinks can be ordered individually). Where: Smokey Joe's WenXin Rd. branch (201, WenXin Rd, Sec 2, 2F, Xitun Dist). Information: Contact Taichung AmCham administrative coordinator Jane Liu at coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com, 0937-518-098 or (04) 2471-8133, or check Facebook: AmCham Taichung 台中美國商會

● Wednesday, Jan. 31
IWAT Coffee Morning, 10 am-12 pm
Join the IWAT ladies for this monthly gathering. Coffee and tea provided. Please bring a dish to share and encourage friends to join. Instead of a dish, NT$200 donations can be made to the IWAT Charity Fund. Information/directions: contact at iwatpresident@gmail.com.


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