What's on in Taiwan This Weekend (12/23-12/25)

What's on in Taiwan This Weekend (12/23-12/25)
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A quick look at what's on this weekend in Taiwan.

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Christmas Battle: Deathcore vs Djent vs Rock / Dec. 25 / The Wall Live House, Taipei

Deathcore, Djent, and Rock are three Taiwanese metal bands. On Dec. 25, they will together bring a classic night for rock and heavy metal music fans.

Peggy Hsu - 2016 Dear Xmas / Dec. 24 / Riverside Live House, Ximen

Peggy Hsu (許哲珮) is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter famous for her unique indie-pop and bossa nova, jazz-based style. It is her 11th year holding “Dear Xmas,” a Christmas concert that encourages audiences bringing gifts to share with others.

Theatre

Solo Taiwan Theatre Company: Family Planning (說了台灣劇團:家庭計劃) / Dec. 23 – 25 / Chai Found Music Workshop, Taipei (采風樂坊)

Family Planning is a show looking at marriage equality issues. In the story, a lesbian couple and a gay couple are planning two unconventional straight marriages in the pretense of keeping up appearances. It is based on true stories from the LGBTQI community. In Taiwan, people who don’t love each other (and barely know each other) can get married, while those who are really in love do so in secret just because they are as same sex.

Exhibition

Shinzi Katoh 45th Anniversary Exhibition: Alice Games / Dec. 23 – Mar. 12 / Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Shinzi Katoh (加藤真治) is a famous Japanese illustrator known for his animals and fairytale characters. It has been 45 years since he first created his best-known character. Alice. Hundreds of his illustrations will be exhibited.

100 Years of Dutch Design / Nov. 15 – Feb. 19 / Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

The 100 Years of Dutch Design show aims to share the traditions of Dutch design with Taiwan. The exhibition walks you through the evolution of Dutch design and highlights the work of iconic Dutch designers such as Gerrit Rietveld, Gerard Kiljan, Willem Sandberg, and Anthon Beeke.

Christmas Special Events

All You Can Drink Beer Christmas / Dec. 23 – 24 / Way Home Beer House, Taipei

During Dec. 23 to 24, the Way Home Beer House will provide two kinds of beer for an all-you-can-drink event in celebration of Christmas. By paying NT$1000, customers can enjoy free refills on North Coast Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale (9.4%) and North Coast Le Merle Farmhouse Saison (7.9%).

Ugly Sweater Party / Dec. 23 – 24 / Beer & Cheese Social House, Taipei

Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to Beer & Cheese Social House on Dec. 23 and 24 and get a free glass of beer! Whoever wears the ugliest sweater that night will win a free 4-pack of Row Hard Root Beer.

Editor: Edward White