Taipei This July: Coffee, Film Festival, And Exhibitions
In Taipei this July 2017? From coffee and film festivals to art and fashion exhibitions, these events are not to be missed.
July 1 | Celebration Canada
The first of July marks a very special date: Canada turning the big 150. There’s no better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to attend Celebration Canada. Organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Celebration Canada has become the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan. Expect it to be more jam-packed than ever with live entertainment, tasty food, games, activities, prizes, and even fireworks. All are welcome, regardless of nationality. Pro tip: If you really want to impress your Canadian mates, make sure to down a Caesar. Check out their Facebook event page here.
July 1-15 | Taipei Film Festival
The Taipei Film Festival is now in full swing, so it’s time to start rearranging your schedule so you can squeeze in as many movies as possible. The festival first started in 1998, and attracts a whopping 100,000 or so patrons every year. This year, there are more than 150 films from over 40 different countries on the festival schedule. General admission is NT$200, and students can purchase tickets for a discounted price of NT$180. Get in on the action at the festival’s three locations: Taipei Zhongshan Hall, Taipei Shin Kong Cinemas, and SPOT Huashan Cinema. For more info, click here.
July 29-30 | Culture & Coffee Festival in Taipei
Descend into a coffee lover’s paradise at the Culture & Coffee Festival in Taipei, a two-day event at Huashan 1914 Creative Park which will fuel even the modest drinker’s addiction. There will be over 30 coffee vendors from Taiwan and Japan all vying for your attention, so be sure to choose your poison wisely. Local favorites like Fujin Tree Café and Simple Kaffa will be there, along with a hoard of less well known, but equally impressive artisan coffee brands. Pace yourself from getting overly-caffeinated by joining one of the workshops or discussions planned. Check out their Facebook page here!
Until July 31 | Miniature Calendar
You’ll find it hard not to marvel at the incredible handiwork and imagination on display at Miniature Calendar, an exciting exhibition by Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya. Pairing everyday objects with miniature figurines, Tanaka has become renowned for the quirky and intricate fantasy worlds he depicts. Perhaps you’ve already come across his work on his addictive Instagram account. The exhibition will be every day from 9am – 6pm at the 2nd and 3rd Exhibition Halls at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Check out the Chinese website here.
Until July 31 | Hello, My Name is Paul Smith
Fashion-conscious and design-obsessed individuals will be equally enthralled by all there is to take in at Hello, My Name is Paul Smith. Taiwan is the fourth pit stop on a worldwide tour of the fascinating exhibition dedicated to the English designer. Fans of Smith will be able to steal a glimpse at the inner workings of his creative genius with everything from photographs and video displays, to sketches and mannequins draped in his distinct threads. There’s even a recreation of his office and design studio to gawk at. Learn more from it's Chinese website here.