March & April Newsletter

March 11-June 6 The color of Zen… A tribute to Hsiao Chin 禪的顏色-向蕭勤大師致敬

Hsiao Chin (蕭勤) is a highly respected Chinese artist who spent decades learning and teaching art in Europe and later moved to Kaohsiung City in 2015. In the 1950s, he co-founded Ton Fan Group (東方畫會), the first art group in Chinese speaking world to promote abstract artwork. His works are deeply rooted in philosophical musings from Taoist and Zen origins. Find out more
Exhibition location: Hsiao Chin International Art Foundation

March 30 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
The 2019 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship is an off-road triathlon and trail running festival. The registration is closed, but you can still be there to support your favorite athletes. Find out more

March 30-April 7 The 2019 Kaohsiung Neimen Song Jiang Battle Array 高雄內門宋江陣
The Neimen Song jiang Battle Array (宋江陣) is an annual festival in Neiman District in Kaohsiung. Neiman is commonly recognized as the home of battle array. Song jiang was a fictional bandit in the Song novel “The Water Margin”(水滸傳). Originally, Song jiang Battle Array was composed of 108 heroes who were said to be transformed from the 36 Tiangang star gods and 72 Disha star gods. Nowadays, it is generally composed of 36 members. The battle array is largely composed by martial art skills.
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March 31-June 30 Reopen of Tengjhih Forest Recreation Area 藤枝森林遊樂區重新開放
It took 10 years of maintenance to bring this beautiful scenic area back to the public. The area was once destroyed by typhoon Morakot in 2008. The reopen trail is around 7.75km, taking 3-3.5 hours of walk. The trail is between 500-1,804m altitude. Visitors need to make registration online prior to the visit.
Click here for online registration (please contact My Kaohsiung team if you need assistance)
Entry fee: NT60/person
Visitors must provide registration proof and ID at door.

April 4-6 Spring Break On The Beach 2019 夏都春宴
One of Taiwan’s biggest Spring Break parties with world class sound, lighting, dancing, international entertainment, and complimentary drinks. They also offer a chance to win money with the Bikini Dance Off.

Event Info

April 4-7 National Holiday: Tomb Sweeping Day 清明節
Holiday reuniting families in honoring ancestors and “sweeping” their traditional tombs.

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April 13 03:00pm/ 05:09pm Flash mob concert 美麗島站光之穹頂快閃音樂會
Leading by Chen-chieh Chang, well-known Taiwanese cellist, the flash mob concert will take place at The Dome of Light at mrt Formosa Boulevard station. Chang moved to the capital of music-Vienna, to study music at the age of 14. Later, he returned to Taiwan to continue performing cello.

April 13-14 Picnic by the Love River 愛河野餐派對
Kaohsiung City government and La Rue co-host the picnic on this weekend. Food, beverage and accessory stands will be on the Hexi Road along the Love River.

April 13-14 Azimah 體律學 Mobility Movement Seminar (Women only)
Date & Time: April 13 16:00-18:00/ April 14 15:00-17:00
Venue: ALMA Muay Plus Center
Fee: NT900/person
Click here for online registration. Click here to find out more

April 18-June 27 Penghu International Fireworks Festival 澎湖國際海上花火節
Click here for more information about the international event.

April 20-21 Theater Re’s The Nature of Forgetting 重現劇團《在遺忘之後》
Theater Re’s The Nature of Forgetting is an award winning live performance.
Date & time: April 20 at 19:30 / April 21 at 14:30
Venue: Dadong Art Center
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“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars… Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings… There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being… And that’s what’s left when memory is gone.”

Thornton Wilder – Our Town

April 20-25 2019 National Middle School Athletic Games in Kaohsiung 全中運

April 24 Aurélien Pascal cello recital 奧赫利安‧帕斯卡大提琴獨奏會
Time: 19:30
Venue: Kaohsiung Music Hall
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April 27 European Education speech 留學歐洲講座
Representatives from British council, Campus France and DAAD will give speech at the event to students who are interested in studying in Europe.
Click here for RSVP
Location: Kaohsiung Main Public Library

Weiwuying art center April program 衛武營國家藝術文化中心4月份節目
Click here to find out the April program calendar

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