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WHAT'S ON in south taiwan this month
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upcoming NIGHTLIFE
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CHIAYI

_Golden Eagle Pub & Restaurant
243, CiMing Rd. ; (05) 277-5277
British-style pub with satellite TV for live sports; 70 different beers; wireless Internet access; international menu; open for lunch and dinner every day of the week.

TAINAN

_The Armory
82, GongYuan (KungYuan) S. Rd.; (06) 2269-520 www.armorypub.net
armorypub@hotmail.com
The only place in town showing four satellite-broadcast sports events at the same time. Most of the popular games are on our schedule -- see our website, add six hours for the time difference. If there's something you want to see outside our usual business hours, contact us and we can work something out. Soccer, rugby, tennis, live US baseball (not shown on local TV), cricket, UFC, AFL, Australian rugby league, Formula 1, Moto GP, and -- starting soon -- NFL. Open Mic Nights on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

_Lobby Lounge
1, Lane 336, JhongHua E. Rd., Sec. 3 (1F, Evergreen Plaza Hotel)
Beers, wines, and spirits available, plus snacks and simple meals.

_Willy's Second Base
321, JianKang Rd., Sec. 2,; (06) 291-1050
Dual satellite TV systems for all major sporting events. Stella Artois and Tiger Beer on draft; full range of bottled and canned beers from Europe. Closed Mondays.

EVENTS

April 4
@ Cube | 31, HaiBian Rd. Kaohsiung, Word of Mouth 3. DJ's - Rob Solo Syntaxerror, NT$500 - all you can drink.

April 14
@ Hi Thai | Saturday night fever party. All you can drink (beer, cocktail, and whisky) for NT$500, 10 pm ~ 4 am. Music styles '70s, '80s, & '90s
@ Fabric | SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!

April 18
@ Fabric | O-Brothaz Sounds System

April 21
@ CUBE | The Cammo Party NT$500 with 2 drinks Beers NT$100 all night; selected mixed drinks NT$150
(The 'NEW' Cube No. 31 Hai Bian Rd., Lingya District, 07-2691720 )
@ Cube | The Cammo Party

April 28
@ CUBE | DJ Saucey Originally from Canada, DJ Saucey has played with many big name DJs. Wear your funky & crazy hat and we'll buy you a special mixed drink.
@ Cube | Mad Hatter. Wear your funky & crazy hat and we'll buy you a special mixed drink. Boys NT$500 + 2 drinks, Girls NT$400 + 2 drinks.

_Kaohsiung Improv League
Improv is unrehearsed, totally spontaneous, infectiously funny comedy. Come out and cheer for your favorite team every Thursday!
Chimney Bar & Grill X-Fixiators, Dick & Cowboy Brokeback Mountaineers, The Green Bay Kitchen Th3rd Eye and Happy Buddha Carma Crue.
Matches are Judged and points are awarded for the best performances. Follow your team this season and watch the championships next month!
April Matches -
#1 April 12th @ Happy Buddha
#2 April19th @ The Green Bay Kitchen
#3 April 26th @ The Dick & Cowboy

PRE-MAY JAM GIGS featuring bands that will perform at the 8th May Jam
April 21, at ATT, Kaohsiung
April 27, at Room 335, Tainan
April 28, at The Armory, Tainan May 5, post-May Jam show at The Armory from 9-30 p.m.

 

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upcoming WHAT'S COOKING


_Andi's Party Corner
223, ChongSyue Rd. ;(06) 289-3609
Andi's has expanded it range of sausages to include Polish kielbasa and other kinds; available for eating in or taking out. Larger groups are advised to book ahead. Reservations and calling in advance to ensure your preferred items are available is much appreciated by the management.

_The Armory
82, GongYuan S. Rd. ; (06) 226-9520
Western and Chinese favorites available till late every night. Twenty plus options for vegetarians

_Willy's Second Base
321, JianKang Rd., Sec. 2; (06) 291-1050
Tex-Mex cuisine, including steaks, burgers, salads, and pizzas. Private bookings welcome. Closed on Mondays.

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upcoming SERVICES, SHOPPING AND OTHER

_Taipei Language Institute (Kaohsiung)
507, JungShan 2nd Rd., 2F
Tel: (07) 215-2965
Chinese, English and Japanese courses. Group classes and individual tutoring available. Call for details.

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upcoming ART & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS
On-Going Exhibitions

_2007 Penghu Fireworks Music Festival
April 28 - May 26, Venue:Liousiang city, Penghu county, (06)926-8545
http://tour.penghu.gov.tw/big5/News/NewsAll.asp

_2007 Firefly Season at Alishan
From March 28 to the end of June in coordination with 8 communities in the Alishan area, package tours are available to enjoy this year's firefly season. Go to www.ali.rog.tw for more details.

_Enjoy Healthier Living
April 14, May 5, June 2, 10 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm. A series of interesting activies to help you learn more about your own physical condition. Find out how your dining habits can help you avoid diabetes and high blood pressure. www.nstm.gov.tw

_San Min Town's " Praise the Spring" Events
Until June 10, 90 days of, "Praise the Spring" events are taking place in San Min Town, to help people know more about the ecology and culture of this town. The series of events includes "Spring's Firefly," "Season of Honey Peaches," "Bunun Tribe's Shooting Ear Season," and "Love at San Min River" Special packages are available when you book with their appointed travel agency. For details, go to
www.jsp.org.tw/action2007, or call (07) 670-1001 San Min Town Public Center.

_2007 Spring's Wood Guitar Concert
Young Japanese performers Naoki Jo and Fyohei Shimoyama and well-known Taiwanese performer Huang Jia-wei. May 5, 7 pm @National Cheng Kung University (Phoenix Tree Theater)
www.ticket.com.tw

_"Carman vs. Soldier": 2007 XinZhuan Percussion Musical Group's Spring Performance
Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Zhi-De Hall
May 6, 7:30 pm, www.succperc.com

_Sibelius vs.Rachmaninoff
Sibelius from Finland and Rachmaninoff from Russia will be performed together, giving you two types of audio sensations. May 26, 7:30 pm @ Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Zhi-De Hall www.ticket.com.tw

_2007 Fei-Yu-qing's Solo Concert
May 4-5, 7:30 pm Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Zhi-De Hall
May 12-13, 7:30 pm Tainan Cultural Center, Performance Hall
www.ticket.com.tw

_Taiwan Drama Performance presents "L'Oiseau bleu."
Six small performances by "Tell Happiness." An invitation to finding happiness for all.
May 5-6, 7:30 pm @ Kaohsiung City Library Zhong-Xing Hall (80, MinSheng 2nd St.,QianJin District.)
www.performer.org.tw

_Classic Ballet Performance of "Nutcracker Suite" by Russia's Festival Ballet Group
Radu Poklitaru first became known for his "Three Grusinien Songs", for which he received a first prize at the international ballet masters' competition in Moscow in 2001. In coordination with Russian's famous writer Anton Chekhov, this ballet is presented in a dramatic form.
May 10, 7:30 pm Chiayi Cultural Center
May 14, 7:30 pm Kaohsiung Cultural Center Zhi-De Hall www.ticket.com.tw

_2007 Joy English School's Drama Performance: The Jungle, the Boy, and the Animals
A plane crash accident results in this story about a boy and the jungle... May 12, 7 pm @ Kaohsiung Municipal Community Education Center www.ticket.com.tw

_Disney Theater Performance: Mickey Mouse's Magic Show
With performances by Disney stars and professional
magicians. Kids will be thrilled and highly entertained by this show. May 20 @ Kaohsiung ZhongZheng Cultural Center Zhi-De Hall. May 22,23 , 7:30 pm @ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall For tickets, go to:www.ticket.com.tw

_The Secret Treasures of Dynasties: Exhibition of Ancient Cultural Relics
Feb 25 to May 8 @ Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. A display of 118 pieces of ancient cultural relics from He-Nan Museum. Categories of the displays, cross eras of Xia, Shang, Zhou, and Tang dynasties. www.kmfa.gov.tw

The Fantasticks!
This musical comedy, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, is being presented by the Kaohsiung American School Drama Class, under the direction of Lisa Allen. This show holds the Guinness Record as the longest-running Off-Broadway show in New York, having closed in 2002 after a run of 42 continuous seasons Singing! Dancing! Laughter! Tears! Fights! Romance! What more could you want? Come see this classic tale of love and adventure on May 17, at 3:30 pm, on the KAS Campus (35, Sheng Li Road, Tzuo Ying District). Tickets are free but limited, so reservations are recommended.
Email Willie at willie71409@yahoo.com.tw,
or Julie at crystal_jinx@hotmail.com for information or tickets.

Paintings May 1-6 @ Dog Pig Cafe(131, WuFu 4th Rd.)

Jiang-an, Jiang-xun & Yang Zheng-yong's Joint Exhibition of Books, Painting & Pottery Works
iang-xun is dedicated to informing people throughout Taiwan about the esthetics of living. He has held many lectures that gained great popularity, as well as published novels to promote his beliefs. He will be holding a joint exhibition, showing a display of books, painting and pottery, at Kaohsiung's Xin-si-wei Arts Corner. Ms. Jiang-An is also invited to present her unique water-ink paintings. Another artist's work to be seen at this exhibition is Yang Zheng-yong's pottery pieces, he has been making the pottery art for over 2 decades. Jiang-xun is also known for his painting and calligraphy sketches, and they welcome all to see their oriental cultural arts.
Exhibition dates: May 5 -27
Tea party: May 6 (Sunday) 4 pm
37, SanMin district, MingJhe Rd. 2F, Kaohsiung city
www.sincewell.com.tw

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upcoming ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS & SPORTS

REGULARS

_100 Pacers Football Club
The Pacers are the longest-running established ex-pat football team in the south of Taiwan and are always ready to welcome new talent. Friendly and competitive games held most Sundays. Practice Wednesday nights. Please call Adi on 0955-328293 or e-mail rob@100pacers.com. For more info visit our website at www.100pacers.com. 100 Pacers are proudly sponsored by the Lighthouse Bar and Grill.

_Access Kaohsiung Community Services
Access Kaohsiung assists foreigners with information and services they need to improve their lives in Kaohsiung and area. We are located at 801, ChongDe Road, TsouYing District (Kaohsiung City Government, Human Resource Development Bureau. We have a bulletin board, English library with books, magazines and movies, brochures, free Internet, etc. We also have temporary, affordable room and board available at our International Friendship House - 83, Lane 129, WunTze Road, TsouYing. Contact us at: accesskaohsiung@yahoo.com
or 0971-119930 (Melissa) http://accesskaohsiung.blogspot.com

_Alliance Francaise
Located at Sun Yat Sen University, 70, TienHai Road; (07) 525-3029
French classes (beginners to advanced) in class or privates. French special classes (cooking, children classes, very beginners, literature and philosophy for very advanced levels). Activities, special prices for members.

_American Chamber of Commerce
Call Iris Lin at (07) 566-8856 for information.

_Blue Skies
Provides hiking, climbing and rafting excursions in southern Taiwan. Call Mark (07) 389-0795; Paul 0931-724-156.

_COFKAO
COFKAO is a community group who welcomes all French speakers and francophones. We meet on the first Saturday of every month for dinner. For more information, call Agnes Lou at 0931 964 432 or e-mail cofkao@hotmail.com.

_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 0937-060-226 dwight.johnson@pw.utc.com; Sunil Sistla 0931-217-250 sunil_sistla@yahoo.com. Visit our website http//:formosacricketclub.Tripod.com

_Kaohsiung Massive F.C.
To add some spice to the Kaohsiung football scene, we bring you the Kaohsiung Massive Special Needs Team. Practices are Tuesdays 10 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. The Massive promises to take football to new heights. Check out our web page - www.MassiveFC.com or contact Martin at 0916-998606. The practice field is on YuCheng and Boai Rd. (next to San Ming High School). Come out have a kick around.

_Kaohsiung HASH House Harriers
We are a social/running club who enjoy the rural scenery Kaohsiung and the surrounding area has to offer. You've heard about us, now come and see what we're all about! The KHHH has been running in Kaohsiung for over 30 years! Sundays are family runs, bring the kids. All other runs are for adults only. Contact Sean at 0931-239-850 or check our website:
http://groups.yahoocom/group/kaohsiunghash/

_Kaohsiung International Women's Club
Membership to KIWC is open to anyone in the community who would like to be a part of a charitable, multi-cultural, social and fun-loving club. KIWC is a non-profit charitable organisation, and we are looking for women out there to bring fresh ideas and impetus to KIWC. Do come and join us in our work and play. Charitable, social and fun loving activities are organised on the fourth Wednesday of each month. As a member of KIWC, you can be part of a golf group which meets every third Wednesday of each month. We also have an English book club which meets every first Monday of each month.
For information, contact Francis at kiwc_taiwn@yahoo.com.

_Kaohsiung International Dive Club
We meet over a drink at Norman's Pub (59, LinDe Street, LingYa District, near the Cultural Center) on Tuesday evenings from 10 p.m. - midnight. If you are looking for reliable information about diving in Taiwan, looking for a buddy to dive with, or a novice wanting to learn how to Scuba dive or improve your skills, come along. For dive trips to Kenting area, Green Island, Orchid Island and ShiauLiou Island, contact Andy Gray at 0916 130 288 or (07) 226-8854, or e-mail greensward_98@yahoo.com.tw for more information.

_Kiteboarding
Interested in kiteboarding and kitesurfing in Tainan? See www.kiteboarding.com.tw, the website of the Taiwan Kiteboarding Center (TKC).

_Taipei Language Institute (Kaohsiung)
TLI, the Language School with longest history in language teaching industry, offers Chinese, Taiwanese and various foreign languages. We have most experienced teachers and the teaching materials. Individual (one on one) class, Group class and small size group class are all available. Group class opens monthly.
New Courses:
1.Basic Chinese Class: Times: 11 am ~ 1 pm (Mon to Fri). Period of Study: May. 7 to Jun. 2, 2007. Tuition Fee: NT$5,000
2.Training course of Mandarin teachers is going to start on Jun. 30. Contact us for further information.
TEL: (07)215-2965, 251-3638
E-Mail: tlika507@anet.net.tw
Website: www.tli.com.tw

_Mindful Phoenix Arts
The Space: 165, JhongJheng 2nd Road, Kaohsiung ; (07) 223-0581
The Center: 20, 12-F, JhongJheng 2nd Road. ; (07) 229-8301
E-mail: mindfulphoenix@gmail.com
MPA has opened a learning center, where we present English language classes for children and adults in Reading, Conversation, Science & Nature, Yoga, Art, Scuba Diving and more.
At The Space, things continue with classes including Yoga, Kung Fu, Drama, Belly Dance, Tap Dance, Salsa and more. If you are interested in learning martial arts, improving your flexibility, participating in a play, or learning the skills of Latin or Middle Eastern dance, come vist the space and check out our schedule. If you are looking for a social alternative to the bar scene, with a diverse multi-national, creative community, MPA is probably for you. Come in for a free class anytime.

_Open Meditation Night
Every Wednesday from 8:30 pm-10 pm at Ananda Marga's Yoga House in Tainan City ( 293, Cianfong Rd.; 3F (06) 209-1460).
A relaxed evening with a chant (music) and a period of silence (meditation). Meditate how it suits you, or get free instructions into some helpful mind-controlling techniques by a qualified teacher. Free of charge, no conditions attached. English and Chinese spoken.

_Paragliding
See Pingtung County from the air - come paragliding! Both tandem flights (from NT$1200) and training courses available. Safe and exciting. Contact Mr. Su (0912174174 - Chinese), Sunny (0955127572 - Chinese/English) or Jaco Herbst (0961069721 - English). Also check out www.wingstaiwan.com.

_Pig & Whistle Barbarians Rugby Club
Now sponsored by the Pig & Whistle, the Barbarians is a social rugby club that meets weekends (Sat & Sun afternoons). From experienced players to first-timers, everyone is welcome. Mostly touch rugby, with occasional contact games. Contact Dan Powell (danbuffalo6@hotmail.com) - 0929-701353, or the Pig & Whistle (07) 330-1006 for more info.

_ MAFC-Tainan
MAFC-TAINAN is founded in 2001. The team gathers for practice or competes every Sunday at 2pm in Tainan City or County. Their mission is to play happy soccer. Place: Nantai Technology University Soccer Field. For details, please contact Jeff at 0933-697-816, e-mail: jeff1224@ms53.hinet.net, or visit http://myweb.hinet.net/home4/jeff1224/index.htm

_Tainan Phoenix F.C.
People of all ages, sexes, and abilities are welcome. No membership fees. Floodlit practice--Wednesday 9 pm-12 midnight. Games--Sunday 2 pm-6 pm. Get exercise, travel to national and international tournaments.; tainanphoenix@hotmail.com, or call Hugh at 0956-020907.

_Ultimate Frisbee
Kaohsiung Blacklung Ultimate Frisbee A mix of casual, for-fun participants meet every Sunday at Hsiung Gong High School, SanMin District (just off Jian Gong Road; across from the Body Shop). Practice starts at 1:30pm (winter time) and 2:30 pm (summertime). With a tradition of pick-up ultimate Frisbee going back to the mid 90's, Kaohsiung Blacklung was formed in 2001 and has hosted the Funky Monkey Hat Tournament for the past 3 years, inviting the best players from all over the island. If you have never played and are interested, or if you have played and want to have a good run around, come on out. Bring your cleats and some water; everything else is provided for you. We provide introductions to the game, a friendly atmosphere and mild competitive drive to learn. For out-of- town games, tournaments or contact information check out:
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Kaohsiungblacklung or contact Michel (0935-672-135; randy2pony@yahoo.ca

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