If you’ve found yourself thinking, “What does this city have in store for May?,” the short answer is, “a hell of a lot.”
This month, there are numerous events to keep you on your toes. From food and music events, to cultural celebrations and parties, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. Below, I’ve rounded up 16 events that I think are worth going to this May in Taipei.
If you’ve got an event you’d like to add to my list, just leave a comment!
May Events in Taipei
Organik 2018 After Party / Smoke Machine Label Launch Party (May 5)
“After Organik, we celebrate Smoke Machine’s record label launch with 10 hours of otherworldly sounds at Korner. Manning the helm in the main room, resident Al Burro along with Organik veterans: Dorisburg (Genius of Time) and Barker (Berghain, Ostgut Ton) steer an epic journey for the dancefloor. At the Wall, power electronics reign…” Find out more here.
魯比莫夫2018鋼琴獨奏會 (May 5)
A piano recital at the National Concert Hall by renowned Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov. Read more here.
Cinco De Mayo (May 5)
A large-scale Cinco De Mayo celebration at Maji Maji in Yuanshan involving many of the shops in the complex. Get the details here.
It’s A House Party (May 5)
“Well you’ve heard the hype now it’s time to believe it. Because of all the buzz we’ve decided to bring you a bit more flavor this time. A true collaboration with the Dssent and Dssent Taipei Chapter team…” DJs include Hassan Raphael on the 1’s and 2’s, and Japan, DJ KOU. Learn more here.
浩室迷因 (May 11)
“The last time these three DJs threw down a musical ménage à trois, the Taipei Times reviewer described it simply as, “Spellbinding”. On May 11th, the veteran 3-way DJ trio of Liu Xuan, (劉軒), Dominik T and Mr. Smith reunite in Taipei for an evening of scorching house music … it’s “one track each” until they drop…” Learn more here.
Dinner and a Show: Comedy at Yiamas (May 12)
Food, laughter, drinks, and good friends. A comedy show held at Greek restaurant Yiamas, located in Xinyi District in Xinyi Anhe. Learn more here.
Margaret Cho|Fresh Off The Bloat – Live in Taipei (May 14)
I can’t get over how good of a pun this title is. If you’re a fan of Margaret Cho’s brand of pointed and provocative comedy, her one-night only stand up gig at NTUH International Convention Centre is one you won’t want to miss. Find out more here.
Iron & Wine Taipei Concert (May 17)
Fans of Iron & Wine will want to snap up tics to their one and only concert in Taipei at Legacy. Judging from the Facebook event page, the concert is looking to be a packed one, so act quick. Read more here.
TVF Vegan Fair (May 18)
“The TVF team has returned in 2018 to present you with the best fair ever. This time, we summon OVER 70 local vendors that include designers, handmakers, artists, desserts, skincare and more, to give you nothing but everything vegan-friendly…” Discover more here.
Art Revolution (May 18 – 21)
Carrying the theme, “Artists in and of themselves is art,” Art Revolution is an exhibition held at the World Trade Center which celebrates art and artists. Discover more here.
Copa America Taiwan 2018 (May 19, 20, 26)
Copa America Taiwan will this year be held across three dates – May 19, 20, and 26 – at Ying Feng Riverside Park from 8am to 10pm. Read more here.
Live Music Yoga (May 23)
Joss Jaffe and Maryse Dumas will be accompanying Carolyn’s, of Yoga with Carolyn, Power Yoga class with live music on Wednesday May 23rd. As someone who attended her classes for a good two years, I can personally attest to her excellence as a yoga teacher! Learn more here.
Messenger Chatbot Train the Trainer-Facebook #SheMeansBusiness (May 26)
Run by Rod Nolan, a developer and technical instructor for over 15 years, this is a training day targeted at those in tech who want to learn more about messenger chat bots. Discover more here.
Big Apple Swing Studio 3rd Anniversary (May 26)
Swing music fan? Head to Big Apple Swing Studio on May 26th to celebrate their third year on the scene. Find out the details here.
International Rooftop Party (May 26)
“Join us for an evening of live music, cold beers, tasty BBQ, fun games and of course memorable moments with new friends! This is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world as well as make new local Taiwanese friends…” Discover more here.
Carlos Lischetti in Taipei, Taiwan (May 27, 28, 29, 30)
If you’re into cake decorating, you’re going to love the sounds of this event. Run by master Argentinian cake decorator, Carlos Lischetti, this is a series of workshops which will teach you to advance your cake decorating skills. Read more about the event here.
Hope you all have an amazing May!
Want to add an event? Have a recommendation? Leave a comment!