Events In Taipei This Month May 1 – 31

Events in Taipei May 1 - 31

Live music, stand up comedy, house parties, and more.

The weather’s getting warmer, music is playing, rooftops are opening, art exhibits and food fairs are popping up – there’s a lot of exciting new events happening in Taipei this month – check out the list below for fun things to do in May.

(if you have an interesting event you’re going to or hosting let me know and I’ll share in weekend highlights!)

The Philharmonix

Philharmonix live in Taipei May events
Philharmonix live in Taipei

Date: May 4
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: National Concert Hall (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.)
Price: 700, 900, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500ntd

Start off your month with live music by classical, jazz, and latin music group The Philharmonix. Enjoy world-class musicians from the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic perform fun-renditions of classical music.

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Tpe2Icn Exhibition Opening Party

TPE2ICN Art exhibition at Oomph May Taipei
TPE2ICN Art exhibition at Oomph

Oomph is an underground art space and one of my favorite places to go to. They’re experimental, exciting, and work tirelessly to expose Taiwan to new artists. This month they’re running a collaborative exhibition by Shameez Joubert and Macedonio Guerra. Stop by their opening party for art, music, and to meet the coolest people in Taipei.

Date: May 5
Time: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: Oomph
Price: 200ntd at door

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It’s A House PartyLevel Up House Party Ivy Palace Taipei Parties

Level Up is hosting their 5th House Party this month at Ivy Palace with DJ’s, great drinks, and an amazing open-air space to mingle and dance. Ivy Palace is one of Taipei’s most unique event spaces. Originally built in 1925 as a rice mill, it is now a multi-functional building that hosts poetry nights, workshops, and parties. (If you’re going to the exhibition opening at Oomph, you can hop on the party bus from the gallery at 11:30pm which takes you straight to this after party)

Date: May 5
Time: 7:00pm – 2:00am
Location: Ivy Palace
Price: 300ntd

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Synth & Strings Live Electronic Fusion MusicSynth and Strings at The French Kiss Bar in Taipei

Date: May 5
Time: 7:00pm – 2:00am
Location: French Kiss
Price: 300ntd includes one free drink

If you’re more into eccentric live music, check out French Kiss’ Fusion Music event this weekend. Dance along to a mix of live drumming-machines, keyboard synths, and a classical viola.

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Paint Your PetPaintsip paint your pet event in Taipei May

Date: May 6, 26
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Paint Sip Art Space
Price: 1600nt/person or 1400nt if you come in threes.

Here’s a fun, wholesome thing to do for people looking to get creative. Paint Sip Art is hosting an event where you can paint pictures of your beloved pets. This event happens twice this month so don’t miss it. Message them in advance if you’d like to be taught in English!

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Green Oasis: Spring on Sand ProjectW Taipei presents Green Oasis Spring on Sand Project

Date: May 4, 5, 11, 12
Time: 8:00pm
Location: W Hotel
Price: Free entrance

W Hotel, known for their chic bar and pool, will be showcasing their ‘beach’ made out of recyclable glass in an effort to raise awareness on sustainability. H&M will also be exhibiting 5 pieces from their new Conscious Exclusive collection at the events. Grab a drink, hangout, and learn about sustainability in a relaxed environment.

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Hooch Pub Quiz

hooch pub quiz taipei

Date: May 11
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Hooch – at Ooh Cha Cha
Price: Minimum of one order from Ooh Cha Cha (menu) or beer from Hooch

Taipei’s coolest vegan restaurant not only makes the best vegan burgers, but now has opened up a fun bar/event space in their newest store. Stop by their very first trivia night for beers, music, and yummy snacks.

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Wine Feast – Bottomless Wine and Mexican food

wine discovery event with mexican food

Date: May 11
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Wine Discovery
Price: 1000nt presale, 1200nt at door

This charming french winery/shop hosts events every month. For May, they’ve partnered up with Pachuco to serve delicious Mexican fare along with refreshing  (and unlimited!) wines. What better way to start off your weekend than with good food, great wine, and fabulous company.

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Margaret Cho | Fresh Off The Bloat – Live in TaipeiMargaret Cho Fresh Off The Bloat Taipei Event

Date: May 14
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: NTUH International Convention Center R201
Price: 1500, 2000, 2500ntd

It’s super exciting to see Margaret Cho performing at NTUH this month. Her standup touches on sexuality, sex, abuse, and asianism but feels like a girls night, truthful, baring, and hilarious.

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KOR Social – Japanese Whisky ft. Yamazaki 18kor-whiskey-event-may-taipei-foodbabytw

Date: May 16
Time: 7:45pm – 10:00pm
Location: Kor
Price: 2300ntd/guest

Kor is Taipei’s chicest bar and have been recently hosting a lot of events pairing local high-end restaurants with delicious liquors and cocktails. This month’s event they will be serving bites from Gen Creative (a Michelin guide restaurant) and Japanese whiskies: YAMAZAKI 山崎 18, HIBIKI 響 17, HAKUSHU 白州 12, CHITA 知多

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DJ WUKI – presented by Sweet N Sourdj-wuki-chess-taipei-foodbabytw

Date: May 17
Time: 10:00pm doors open
Location: Chess
Price: 300ntd incl. 2 drinks (with pre-sale ticket)

While on the topic of hip, my favorite hip hop club, Chess, will be hosting a Sweet N Sour event with DJ Wuki. Coming straight from Coachella, his set featurea a mix of trap, dubstep, and EDM. I’ll be helping out during this event so feel free to message me for tickets or table bookings!

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Iron & Wine ConcertIron & Wine concert at Legacy Taipei this May

Date: May 17
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Legacy Taipei Music Exhibition Space
Price: 1800 – 2200ntd

Tone it down with some indie folk by Iron & Wine. They were one of my favorite bands growing up and I’m so excited that they’re touring in Taipei. Take a listen to Boy With A Coin and see if they’re your thing.

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8th TVF Vegan Fairtvf-vegan-fair-taipei-events-may-foodbabytw

Date: May 18 – 20
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Expo Hall
Price: Free

A marketplace with over 70 vendors selling vegan-friendly food, art, jewelry, and more. The 8th TVF Vegan Fair is situated in a gorgeous park walking distance from Maji Maji (another park/community space with lots of food stalls) – it would be a great place to spend an afternoon.

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National Beach Clean Up Day – BaishawanNational beach clean up day at Baishawan in Taipei May 2018

Date: May 20
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Meet at Origin Yoga & Wellness
Price: Free

End your month by helping out the planet. Hosted by Taiwan Adventure Outings and Origin Yoga & Wellness, this 2 hour event is a great way to meet other people while cleaning up the environment. After the event you can cool off by jumping in the ocean at Baishawan, Taipei’s white-sand beach.

More InfoMap – See their full list of clean up events

Le Monde Pop Up Shop Art Show


Date: Apr 27 – May 20th
Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Location: 朋 丁 Pon Ding
Price: Free

朋 丁 Pon Ding is an art space slash book store slash coffee shop. This month they’re hosting a pop-up shop as well as several artists works throughout their three floors. Stop by to pick up a book, check out some fresh art, and hang out.

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International Rooftop PartyInternational Rooftop Party May 26 Taipei

Date: May 26
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Keepworking Coworking Space (趣工作共同工作空間)
Price: 550ntd early bird

This event had me at BBQ and beer… and rooftops, and pizza, that’s more than enough reason to check this place out. It’s also hosted in Taipei’s new co-working space, Keepworking. These spaces have been popping up all over Taipei recently and I love it!

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