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WHAT'S ON in central taiwan in March, 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
Open to 4 a.m. daily with Mon. guest DJ, Tue/Wed. pole dancing shows, Fri/Sat. dance shows. Cover charge NT$500/men (NT$600 Sat.), NT$300/ladies includes 2 drinks. Check in on FB any day to receive NT$100 discount; students showing ID get another NT$100 off daily except Tue-Wed, when customers taking a photo with a Myth logo sticker on their face and checking in get another NT$100 off. Those celebrating birthdays this month get half-priced entrance fee, and free shots or sparkling wine when the book a VIP room.

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---

March 5, Sun.
@ Sound Live House | Obviously Band's 'I was dead after 19' unplugged tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$300/advance, NT$350 at door.

March 6, Mon.
@ Myth Club | DJ Elsa performs. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

March. 10, Fri.
@ Early Bird Diner | Pub Quiz, 10 pm. NT$100 for beer and chance to play for prizes.

@ Legacy Taichung | Zooey Wonder's 'Wonderland' first album release tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$600/advance, NT$1000/for two people, NT$800 at door.

@ Sound Live House | ZhongGang Blvd with performers: Dirty Candy, and Rainmaker. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$300/advance, NT$350 at door.

March 11, Sat.
@ Myth Club | Mr. Skin x Timmy perform. Men NT$600, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

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

@ TADA | Men Envy Children's 'Rock Angel' tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$600/advance, NT$800 at door.

March 13, Mon.
@ Myth Club | DJ Pinx performs. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

March 15, Wed.
@ Sound Live House | TClimax Faucet with performers: ATM (Attack Moment), Depthdot, DleihS, and Chewing Gum Power. 6:30 pm. Tickets: NT$250/advance, NT$300 at door.

March 17, Fri.
@ PJ's Cafe | St. Patrick's Day Party, 11 am-11 pm.

@ Sound Live House | 'Dreaming in the Fifth Night' concert. Performers: Ruby Fatale, Cat in the Case, and The WAiiT. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$300/advance, NT$350 at door.

March 18, Sat.
@ Legacy Taichung | Freckles' 'Imperfect Lover' tour Taichung concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$500/advance, NT$900/for two people, NT$700 at door.

@ Salut Pizza | Salut's 14th Anniversary Party. Performances: 7 pm, Dave. 7:30 pm, Raven. 8 pm, Kesh (ft. Quinn). 8:30 pm, Lauren (ft. Rachel). 9 pm, Lee.

@ Sound Live House | Taiko Electro Company's tour Taichung concert with performers Merlin Gun, Hacker Band. 7:30 pm. Tickets: NT$350/advance, NT$400 at door.

@ Xcube | Top boy band XBang performs. Men NT$700, women NT$300 or NT$200 if wearing skirt or high heels.

March 19, Sun.
@ Forro | Chiang Song-lin's 17:42 Spring Tour. 8-10 pm. NT$450/advance, NT$550/door.

March 20, Mon.
@ Myth Club | DJ Smile performs. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

March 22, Wed.
@ Sound Live House | Lady's Sound with performers Nowhere, Kristin Hsiao. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$250/advance, NT$300 at door.

March 24, Fri.
@ Early Bird Diner | Pub Quiz, 10 pm. NT$100 for beer and chance to play for prizes.

@ Legacy Taichung | Wubai & China Blue's concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$1500/advance, NT$1800 at door.

@ Xcube | Happy Movement Party with DJ Ashleybaby. Men NT$500 before midnight, NT$700 after. Women NT$300 or NT$200 if wearing skirt or high heels.

March 25, Sat.
@ Forro | Mathematician: JanLin's Taiwan Micropowered Tour. 8-9:30 pm. NT$100 plus minimum order.

@ Legacy Taichung | Wubai & China Blue's concert. 8 pm. Tickets: NT$1500/advance, NT$1800 at door.

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

@ Xcube | X Game Hot Girl Sports Team and DJ Lea Faye perform. Men NT$700, women NT$300 or NT$200 if wearing skirt or high heels, or sexy sports outfit.

March 26, Sun.
@ Legacy Taichung | Ball's 'Starry Adventurous Diary' Taichung concert. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$980/advance, NT$1200 at door.

March 27, Mon.
@ Myth Club | DJ Yu performs. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

March 30, Thu.
@ Myth Club | DJ Queena performs. Men NT$500, Women NT$300 with 2 beverages included.

April 2, Sun.
@ Legacy Taichung | Legacy Presents 'I am your man' with performer Wang Chih-ping's 'Back to the good old days' Taichung concert. 7 pm. Tickets: NT$700/advance, NT$900 at door, NT$350/handicapped.

 

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


Big Steve's Hamburgers
New chicken sandwich & fish burger Big Steve's now offers a Pollock Burger (NT$169) made with codfish, and a Chicken Sandwich (NT$149), prepared with lettuce, tomato and a a special sour cream-based sauce. Also new is Naked Chicken (NT$179)--chicken pieces deep-fried without a flour coating and sprinkled with special spices for a savory treat ideal with beer. Call (04) 2207-0300 (JianXing branch).

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
Senior Citizens' 40% Off Special From now to June 29, senior citizens can enjoy all-you-can-eat lunches Monday to Thursday at Mirage restaurant with a 40% discount. Anyone who is 65 or older can present their ID to receive this offer. Call (04) 2463-1616, ext. 2201.

Glacier Coffee
The search for a healthy dessert solution if now over, as Glacier Signature Hotcakes will support your New Year's fitness goals and taste buds in an epic way. Featuring fresh in-season fruit, these hotcakes are sure to appeal to a variety of dessert lovers and offer a delicious burst of flavors with each bite. Glacier is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed first Tue. each month). Call (04) 2311-1200.

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Valentine's Day Set Meal The Prime-Grill & Lounge is promoting a special menu for couples featuring Australian M9 Wagyu Beef and Iberico Pork Rack, served with appetizers and sides including Gillardeau Oysters, Hokkaido Sea Scallops, Chorizo, Bisque de Crabe, and Canada Live Boston Lobster, plus soup and dessert. This romantic set meal is NT$2,880+10%. Call (04) 3705-6099 (The Prime-Grill & Lounge).

PJ's Cafe
Super Bowl Breakfast & New Location NFL fans can enjoy the 2017 Super Bowl live with breakfast on Feb. 6 at 7 a.m. for NT$250. PJ's is also moving across the lane to 25, DaYe Rd. and will now be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call (04) 2325-2457.

The Splendor Hotel
English-style bistro meals Besides flavorful steak set meals, Laura's Steak House is now serving authentic bistro-style delicacies such as Fish and Chips, a Sausage and Cheese Plate, and Venetian Squid Risotto. Tapas and entrees are also available for groups to enjoy together. Call (04) 2328-8000.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
Sweet strawberry season La Mode Bakery is promoting a series of desserts made with strawberries such as Charlotte Strawberry Cake coiled with finger cakes, adding rich layers of flavor, for NT$680 (6 inch). Many more strawberry desserts are also available. Call (04) 2326-8008.

Hotel ONE
The Modern Spring Afternoon Banquet A delightful afternoon banquet is being offered at Top of One (46F) with a classic three-tiered afternoon tea display filled with quiche and handmade desserts prepared with fresh ingredients. Tea served on Royal-brand tea sets are offered with the afternoon tea set. The price is NT$580+10% per person. Call (04) 2303-1234.

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Offers & Sales

 

Sports and leisure products sale
Now to March 12th
Several shoes brands, including New Balance, Snail, and Pony, are available at this spring sale for prices starting from NT$490. Hiking clothing, jackets, vests and sports bras are also on sale for as low as 82% off.

442, ZhongShan Rd, Shalu Dist (opposite Meizhi Seafood Restaurant) 11am - 9pm

Sunshine Plaza Outlet Mall
Flawed, famous brand-name shoes on sale to March 20
For great prices on slightly flawed shoes. stop by Sunshine Plaza Outlet Mall!
Come check out this sixth shoe sale, with well-known brands including Native, Palladium, Skechers, Dr. Martens, Fitflop, Puma, Converse, Weng collection, Arcorina, and Montoya.

www.s-outlet.com.tw

Taroko Mall
‧Up to 50% off for Mico and Ternua products clearance sale.
‧Jackets start from NT$999 and other clothing starts from NT$399.
‧Aluminum-frame camping tents for 6 people are NT$6,999 (limited to 10
Tents).
‧Bicycle maintenance for only NT$1,599. Purchase a bicycle, pay by
Installment without interest, and also receive a free maintenance voucher.
Member purchases of NT$1,500 or more will receive a free gift
.

HOKA ONE ONE
now selling in Taiwan
These Made in France professional running shoes will help get you racing on trails, meeting every runner's need for light and sure-footed shoes with more cushioning.
www.facebook.com/hokaoneonetaiwan

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upcoming ART & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Jeff Robb Solo Exhibition
Jeff Robb's breakthrough photography has opened up a completely different vision for photographic art. This exhibition includes 21 artworks from the Flow, Unnatural Causes, Free Fall, Nightfall, Macroland, and Flowers series. Time/Place: From now to March 26 at Pontone Gallery Taiwan (749, Taiwan Blvd, Sec 2, Xitun Dist). Tel. (04) 2325-2305.

Starwish Zentangle Art Exhibition
Zentangle art is made with repeated line and circle patterns for the purpose of calming and soothing one's heart. This exhibition by Wang Hsin-yi takes place April 4 to June 30 at Taichung City South District Office (72, GongXue Rd, 3F, South Dist). Open: Mon.-Fri., 8 am-5 pm. Call (04) 2262-6105.

The Comedy of Sex and Politics
This comedic performance was inspired by Italian stage show "Mirandolina", portraying how a beautiful, outgoing hotel owner uses her superb social skills to deal with customers. Time/Place: March 18 (Sat.), 7:30 pm at Chungshan Hall. Tickets required. Call (04) 2208-0128.

The MK Oriental Project
This musical group has created an all-new style of Taiwanese music to showcase the beauty of song. Time/Place: March 31 (Fri.), 7:30 pm at National Taichung Theater. Tickets required--call (04) 2208-0128.

First Half of 2017 Tun District Life Festival: Enjoying a slower pace of the life
Taichung Tun District Art Center is inviting musical performers that include the duo Wu Zhi-hua and Zeng Bao-ming, as well as top "Super Idol" singer Li Zhi-seng, to present five musical concerts on the center's grassy lawn. The first concert will be on March 25 (Sat.) at 3:30 pm at the center's outdoor amphitheater, Visitors are welcome to bring picnic food and blankets to enjoy the concert. Tel. (04) 2392-1122.

Feng Wei-Chung, Coastline-360° Experimental Video
Feng is an artist and environmental documentary director who uses panoramic aerial photography and other techniques to present the cultural and environmental differences between Taiwan's eastern and western coasts, while also recording ecological and environmental impacts on society. Time/Place: From now to April 23 at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Tel. (04) 2372-3552.

Mud & Color: A Keramos Studios Group
Exhibition

Keramos Studio is a bilingual art studio that teaches ceramics, drawing, watercolor, sculpture, and art appreciation. The exhibition "Mud & Color" displays works from its ceramics (wheel-thrown and hand-built wth watercolor and ceramic glazing) and watercolor/drawing classes. Facebook: Lei Gallery

'La Vie en Rouge' Art Exhibition by Ren-Jye Wang
French traveling artist Wang's abstract painting style includes lines, colors, space and symbols that mix eastern and western culture and art. This artwork displays a joy and and hope for life that will leave visitors with positive memories. Time/Place: From now to April 30 at Millennium Hotel Taichung (77, ShiZheng Rd, Xitun Dist). Call (04) 3705-6000.

The Holiday Arts Show at Taichung City Seaport Art Center
The Seaport Art Center has been holding its Holiday Arts Shows since 2016 and this season's show will have a "Taiwanese Aborigines" theme. Time/Place: Every Sunday, 3-4 pm at Sun Son Theatre (March 19 and April 16) or Taiwan Aboriginal Dance Culture & Arts Group (March 5, April 2 and 3). Tel. (04) 2627-4568.

Nanometer-The Invisible Scale
A nanometer is unit of length (one-ten millionth of a meter). Such a small measurement can be applied to a plant (lotus leaf), animal (color of butterfly wings), medicine (cancer) and living art (tinted window). Time/Place: National Museum of Natural Science Nano Exploration Room, from now to April 5. Tel. (04) 2322-6940.

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upcoming TOUR TIPS


---HOTELS---

TAICHUNG HOTELS

Howard Prince Hotel Taichung
The Ghibli Animation Package From now to April 16, stay in a Superior King/Twin Standard Room for prices starting from NT$3,999 for two people, or stay in a Deluxe Twin Standard Room, starting from NT$6,039 for four people. Tickets to Ghibli Exhibition available for all guests. Call (04) 2463-2323.

Hotel ONE
10th anniversary 'I Love Taichung' event A special 'Happy Birthday' Standard Room package for two people is available March 1 to April 30 for NT$4,800 and includes 2 breakfasts in the 28F restaurant. Great gift offers include a LIZ tea bag for NT$10, room upgrades for an extra NT$100, 2 buffet dinners at the 28F IN Restaurant for an extra $1,000. Call (04) 3700-3839.

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 explorations of Taichung on weekends. Call (04) 3705-6111.

The Splendor Hotel
Science and Botanical Package Customers staying in a Superior Room will receive 2 breakfasts, 2 tickets to the National Museum of Natural Science and 2 tickets to the next-door Botanical Garden, all for NT$4,300 on weekdays with an added NT$600 during holidays. Call (04) 2328-8000.

Tempus Hotel Taichung
'Bring baby on a trip' package (year-long) This offer is perfect for parents traveling with toddlers and offers a Standard Family Room in the hotel's Da-dun Building during weekdays for NT$4,500 with 2 breakfasts, or NT$6,500 with 4 breakfasts. The room comes with baby bathtub, Sebamed shower kit, bottle sanitizer, and a crib. Reserve online--only 5 rooms available per day. Call (04) 2326-8008.

Hotel Reve Taichung
Annual celebration Stay in any guest room on a Sunday and Monday and receive a second night for NT$1. Guests also get 2 buffet breakfasts, rental bicycles, gym facilities and laundry room usage for free. Only 5 guest rooms available per day for this offer. Call (04) 2568-0558.

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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)
March 25 Happy Hour, March 30 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)
March 1 Book Club, March 8 Formal Luncheon, March 15 Coffee Morning, March 22 Tour/Workshop (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---

● Wednesday, March 8
IWAT International Women's Day Luncheon, 11 am-2 pm
Join IWAT for its International Women's Day Luncheon and celebrate yourself and all women around the world. Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones and learn about how you can get involved. Meal options include Option A: Main dish (choose from a selection of 4 dishes, including vegetarian) + soup/salad/desert buffets--NT$650/member discount (NT$850 regular), Option B: Buffet only--NT$550/member discount (NT$750 regular), Options C: No meal, just coffee/tea/cookies--NT$250/member discount (NT$350 regular). Where: Hotel ONE's 28F IN Restaurant (532, YingCai Rd). Check www.iwat.org for more details and RSVP to Rebecca at iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Saturday, March 11
Morrison Academy Flea Market, 9 am-1 pm
Taichung's oldest, largest international flea market will have at least 100 vendor tables, mostly run by international community members plus some non-profit organizations and traditional art/handicraft vendors. For-sale items include clothing, books, appliances, toys/games and other household items, as well as some food and drinks. On-campus parking will not be available. Where: Morrison Academy (136-1, ShuiNan Rd, Beitun Dist). Information: Call high school office at (04) 2292-1171, ext. 401.

● Wednesday, March 15
IWAT Coffee Morning
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.

● Saturday, March 18
Musical Improv Comedy Night
Taichung Improv is presenting its first musical improv comedy night featuring musical guest star and improv aficionado Luke Rimmelzwaan from ImproMafia in Brisbane. The evening will feature a variety of made-up-on-the-spot-singing games, fun musical challenges and other hilarious improv games, all with musical accompaniment. NT$300 (incl. drink) at Frog 2, 2F.

● Wednesday, March 22
IWAT Tour Day, 10 am-12 pm
Take a bus tour with IWAT to enjoy spring in Central Taiwan. Check www.iwat.org/blog for details or contact Rebecca at iwatpresident@gmail.com.

● Saturday, March 25
Taichung AmCham Happy Hour, 3-5 pm
All are welcome to this month's informal social/networking gathering with food, drinks and fun. Participants enjoy 50% off all beer and soft drinks. Reservations not required. Where: Le Ble D'or ShiZheng branch (20, ShiZheng Rd, Xitun Dist). Information: Contact Taichung AmCham at coordinatoramchamtaichung@gmail.com or (04) 2471-8133, or check Facebook: AmCham Taichung 台中美國商會

● Thursday, March 30
Taichung AmCham Dinner Meeting, 6:30 pm
Guest speaker and location to be announced. All are welcome to attend this gathering, featuring dinner and drinks. 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

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