Side Events

  • 2020 Romantic Dadaocheng: City God’s 200th Birthday Party
    1. When: 7/18
    2. Where: Dihua Street
    3. Organizer: Datong District Office
    4. Event: To mark the 200th year of the Xia-Hai City God’s presence in Taiwan enshrined in Taipei’s Xia-Hai Temple, the Datong District Office hosts a series of events alongside the annual “Taipei Xia-Hai City God Cultural Festival” to celebrate the City God’s birthday. The events feature participation by local shops and groups, e.g., the Lao XuanShe (groups of seasoned temple parade performers), as well as home and overseas art performing troupes, not only to offer their birthday wishes for the City God but also to present to the citizens the evil-defying rituals and the warmest wishes and blessings from Dadaocheng.
    For more details, please refer to the Datong District Office website(https://dtdo.gov.taipei)
  • 2020 Romantic Roaming in Dadaocheng
    1. When: 7/25
    2. Where: Dihua Street
    3. Organizer: Datong District Office
    4. Event: Stories of Yanping N. Road at Chuang Hsieh-Fa Harbor Area Historical Lecture Pavilion
    For more details, please refer to the Datong District Office website(https://dtdo.gov.taipei)
  • “2020 Dadaocheng Theatre: the 7th Youth XiQu Art Festival”<Youth Stage Series>
    1. When: 7/25、7/26、8/1、8/2
    2. Where: Dadaocheng Theater (No.21, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Taipei City Arts Promotion Office
    4. Program:
    1. July 25: An Interrupted Dream from Peony Pavilion, Looking for Dreams from Peony Pavilion, Writing the Petition from the Story of a Horse Dealer by SCU Kunqu
    2. July 26:
    Nine Twist Bridge, Strolling Around the Lake & Lending His Umbrella, Sudden Change, Dong-Bin Lu and Peony by NTNU Student Taiwanese Opera Club
    3. August 1:
    The Butterfly Lovers Excerpts by Dadaocheng Youth Taiwanese Opera Troupe of Taipei City Arts Promotion Office
    4. August 2:
    The Female General in Disguise; Two Benches by Taiwan Jing Kun Opera Troupe of the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
    For more details, please refer to the Dadaocheng Theatre FB
  • “Sun Hope Taiwanese Opera Troupe
    1. When: 8/5、8/9、8/12、8/16、8/19、8/23、8/26、8/30
    2. Where: Dadaocheng Theater (No.21, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Taipei City Arts Promotion Office
    4. Event:
    1. August 5 & 9, Master Yulin
    2. August 12 & 16, Bai Xiang Lan
    3. August 19 & 23, Meng Xiaodong
    4. August 26 & 30, Conversation before the grave
    For more details, please refer to the Dadaocheng Theatre FB
  • “Cultural Diagnosis”Lectures
    1. When: 7/18、8/15、8/22
    2. Where: Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum (No. 87, Ningxia Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event:
    1. July 18, Dadaocheng in the wake of port opening: merchants’ relationship with the regional society by Li Peizhen
    2. August 15, Classic public buildings in Taipei during the Japanese rule by Ling Zongkuei
    3. Aug 22, Law practitioners in the Taiwanese Cultural Association: cultivation and participation by Zeng Wenliang
    For details, please refer to the Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum website(https://tncmmm.gov.taipei)
  • A special exhibition:《The Cultivation of Little Suns - Non-Fairy Tale Assimilation》
    1. When: Now till 9/20
    2. Where: Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum (No. 87, Ningxia Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event:
    Presented by the Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum, the special exhibition, Cultivation of Little Suns—Non-Fairy Tale Assimilation features children’s education during the Japanese rule of Taiwan intending to portray the social life within and outside the school system in order for the public to be better informed of Taiwan’s historic backgrounds.
    For details, please refer to the Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum website(https://tncmmm.gov.taipei)
  • Residential educational event:《Kamishibai Family Workshop》
    1. When: 8/8, 8/9
    2. Where: Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum (No. 87, Ningxia Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event:
    Performance & handicraft workshop facilitated by Kamishibai theatre
    For details, please refer to the Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum website(https://tncmmm.gov.taipei)
  • Valentine’s Day at Shin Hong Choon
    1. When: 7/15-8/23
    2. Where: Shin Hong Choon Tea Co., Ltd (No. 309, Minshen W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event:
    1. Drinking tea with love: 10% off all tea consumed in house from 7/15 to 8/23.
    2. 10% off all books purchased from 7/15 to 8/23
    For more details, please refer to the Shin Hong Choon website
  • Tea Wave Exhibition
    1. When: 7/18, 7/23
    2. Where: Shin Hong Choon Tea Co., Ltd (No. 309, Minshen W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event:
    1. 7/18: A talk on Taiwanese tea by Teacher Lai Zhengnan (Part 2)
    2. 7/23: A talk on Taiwanese tea by Teacher Lai Zhengnan (Part 3)
    For more details, please refer to the Shin Hong Choon website
  • Tea Salon with Teacher Tang Wen Ching
    1. When: Now till 8/6
    2. Where: Shin Hong Choon Tea Co., Ltd (No. 309, Minshen W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
    4. Event: Tea salon every Thursday morning
    For more details, please refer to the Shin Hong Choon website
  • 2020 Night Party and Handicraft in Zhaoyang Market
    1. When: 8/22-8/23
    2. Where: Zhaoyang Fashion Accessories Market (Streets around Alley 61, Sec. 2, Yanping N. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City)
    3. Organizer: Zhaoyang Fashion Accessories Market Association
    4. Event: Night party; Face mask DIY, Handicraft bizarre, Live music, MIT goods, donation for charities and Love Omamori (Japanese amulets) to give away
    For more details, please refer to the Zhaoyang Fashion Accessories Market FB
  • 2020 Taipei City Light: Dadaocheng Valentine's Day Photography Competition
    1. When: 8/21-8/23
    2. Where: Yanping Riverside Park, Dadaocheng Neighborhood, North Gate Plaza
    3. Organizer: Beimen (North Gate) Photographic Supply District Development Association
    4. Event: Themed on “Valentine’s Day at Dadaocheng,” the event invites you to take photos of fireworks display at Dadaocheng or fireworks with the North Gate in the background, as well as any other Taipei street scenes, commercial districts and event locations with visible fireworks. Submit your work before September 4 to win grand prizes. Selected photographs will be printed on the Taipei metro light boxes.
    For more details, please refer to the Beimen (North Gate) Photographic Supply District Development Association website
  • 10th Summer Bathrobe Festival at Taipei City Mall 2020: chill and pray amid summer landscapes at Tokyo Tanabata
    1. When: 8/22
    2. Where: Square No. 12, Taipei City Mall (near exit Y3 & Y4)
    3. Organizer: Taipei City Mall Administration Center
    4. Event: To be confirmed
    For more details, please refer to Taipei City Mall website
  • Saving Serendipity - Begging Yue Lao (The Matchmaking God) to Say Yes
    1. Time: Limited to 99 people starting from 8/22 12:00 p.m.
    2. Venue: Next to the stage at Square No.12 of Taipei City Mall (close to exits Y3-Y4)
    3. Organizer: Taipei City Mall
    4. Content: The Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple popular in both Taiwan and Japan has the best Yue Lao. In response to the Chinese Valentine’s Day, each person will have 3 chances to line up in a queue to throw divining blocks starting from 8/22 12:00 p.m.at Taipei City Mall and those obtaining a “YES” (one side up, one side down) from Yue Lao will receive an ultra-limited blessed “Serendipity Charm!”
    Please look up Taipei City Mall official website more details.