Events and activities in Taiwan for April 21-27

Highlights for the week throughout Taiwan

Women Run TPE kicks off on April 23. Photo courtesy of Nike+ Run Club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The following is a list of notable events and activities taking place in Taiwan from April 21 to April 27:

Sports

The 2017 Women Run Taipei, held by the Chinese Taipei Road Running Sports Association in partnership with Nike+ Run Club, kicks off on Sunday in Taipei. The run will feature 10K and 21K races starting from the Taipei City Hall Square. Traffic control starts from 5:30 at some of the streets and bridges in Taipei. 

For more information, visit the Women Run TPE website.

Cultural events

The annual Penghu International Firework Festival (2017 澎湖國際海上花火節) returns on April 20 in Penghu County (澎湖縣), featuring 22 fireworks displays through June 22. This will be the first time that part of the fireworks displays will take place at locales other than Magong, the island county's biggest city. Local artists and performance groups will also take turns performing on stage during the event. For a detailed fireworks schedule, please visit the official firework festival website.

Concerts

Taiwanese pop singer and songwriter Lala Hsu (徐佳瑩) will perform at Taipei Arena on April 22. Lala Hsu won the Best New Artist award at the 2010 Golden Melody Awards and was crowned the champion for Taiwan's famous singing competition "One Million Star." Tickets for the concert range from NT$800 to as high as NT$3,800.

Another Taiwanese pop singer Crowd Lu (盧廣仲) is starting his spring concert tour on Saturday. Crowd Lu will feature different music genre in each concert. The tour starts in Legacy live house in Taichung on Saturday with a rock music theme, and turns into a folk music theme in Taitung Tie Hua Music Village. More information visit the TixCraft website.

Exhibition

The photography exhibition "The View from Above" started on April 13 and will continue through May 14 in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store in Kaohsiung. The exhibition displays images taken by the contributing photographer of National Geographic George Steinmetz, who focuses on photographing the world's deserts while piloting a motorized paraglider. The exhibition opens at 11 p.m. everyday and Tickets are NT$200.

Theater

Famous Taiwanese comedians including Wu Chun-hsieh (無尊) and Daniel Chen (陳大天) will gather to perform the comedy "Funning Man IV" (搞笑者們) from Friday to Sunday at the National Taiwan Arts Education Center. Nine comedians will challenge themselves to play 36 roles in the show. Tickets are NT$600-1,000.