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Top Choice Live Performance in Kaohsiung

Beng Mi Pang

Taiwan subculture and nostalgic kitsch are celebrated at this wonderful little place just up a hillside above a temple. Music could mean a set by electronic guru Lim Giong or a mini-concert by an impeccably coifed M…
Top Choice Live Music in Dulan

Dulan Café

It all began with the cafe, people say. Run by an Ami family who are heavily involved in the music and arts scene, the cafe sponsors the weekly live-music performances that have put Dulan on the map. If there is a h…
Top Choice Live Music in Tainan

TCRC Live House

This intimate dive is the place for live indie music in Tainan and one of the top in southern Taiwan. There are weekly gigs by local, Asian and international artists. Shows start from 6pm or 9pm. Its Facebook page h…
Top Choice Jazz in Kaohsiung

Marsalis Jazz Bar

A classy upstairs jazz bar featuring accomplished musicians from Taiwan and Asia performing almost every Friday and Saturday, from 8pm to 10pm. Tickets range from NT$400 to NT$800, with a minimum charge of NT$300 on…
Top Choice Jazz in Xinyi

Brown Sugar Live & Restaurant

A bit hidden off Songren Rd is Taipei's preeminent club for R & B and jazz mixes. Brown Sugar hosts local house and guest musicians from around the world. Happy hour before 8pm and live music every day starting …
Top Choice Puppet Theatre in Zhongshan & Datong

Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

A combination interactive museum, workshop and theatre, this complex is a must-visit for anyone interested in traditional performing arts. For starters, the Asian puppet collection here is the largest in the world. …
Live Music in Taitung

Tiehua Music Village

An old railway repair facility has been repurposed, with the help of Taitung's independent musicians and artists, into a music village that plays host to live bands, many featuring indigenous artists. Admission is u…
Concert Venue in Zhongzheng

National Theatre & Concert Hall

Located inside Liberty Sq, the National Theatre and Concert Hall host large-scale concerts and cultural events including dances, musicals, Chinese and Western opera, and concerts of Chinese and Western classical and…
Live Music in Taichung

Ludi

The hottest indie music dive in Taichung, Ludi actually shares space with the 5th-floor gallery of Art Freedom Men, but for privacy reasons (or just because it's cooler) you have to access the building from the back…
Jazz in Da'an

Blue Note

Taipei's longest-running jazz club, Blue Note has been in the same location since 1978. It's a moody little cavern in dark blue. Check its Facebook page (search for Blue Note 藍調) to see who's playing. Take Exit 3 fr…