Fun Around Town
By Scott Moses Translated by Ann Lee
Now that May has arrived, you can look forward to a few upcoming holidays. And, with all the extra time off, we hope we can introduce a few events to help you pass the time.
From May 29 to 31, River Bash will be taking place in Pinglin during the Dragon Boat Festival weekend. This party is being thrown by the guys over at Perpetual Motion Taipei, who organize such events all over the island. As far as bands and live entertainment are concerned, they have a pretty impressive line-up that seems to go on forever. They will be arranging transportation, leaving from various locations around Taiwan, and can help you arrange hotels. Although it appears most of the rooms have already been taken, you may want to consider camping if you don't mind the outdoors (they've arranged extra showers and bathrooms for campers). This adventure is bound to be a good time and takes place in the great outdoors! To learn more, feel free to have a look at their webpage (Taipeimotion.com) or simply go to Facebook and search for "River Bass @ Pinglin".
If you can't make it out of town for that big event, Brian David Phillips will be holding a worthy alternative. On Friday, May 29, starting at 10 p.m., he will once again be hosting one of his epic Comedy Hypnosis shows, known as "Happy Hypnomind". This event will take place at the Live COMEDY CLUB Taipei. To learn more about this mysterious event, have a peek at his website: briandavidphillips.com
For those who enjoy critical thinking while drinking themselves stupid, Brass Monkey has finally came up with a solution. They are hosting an All English Quiz Night that typically takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. This draws a rather large, friendly crowd, giving you and your friends the perfect opportunity to form a team and go head-to-head with some of the smartest (and, perhaps, belligerent) expatriates that Taipei has to offer. During these occasions, Brass Monkey offers various drink specials. Be sure to visit brassmonkeytaipei.com for more updates.
For the more serious folks out there, the English-speaking Amnesty International Taipei will be hosting a free movie night on May 17 at Bliss Live House. This organization typically meets around twice a month and speaks about various topics that focus on international human rights issues. This time around, they will show the "The Forbidden Team", about an epic soccer match between Tibet and Greenland that was the first international match ever played by Tibet. The movie will run from 6 to 9 p.m., perhaps offering a good way to start off your Saturday night. For more information about this event, visit amnestytaipei.wetpaint.com, or use Facebook to search for "Bliss Live House - Taipei".