Fri, Jan 06, 2006 - Page 15 News List

Events & Entertainment

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum has extended its opening hours from 9:30am to 9:30pm, every Saturday. Visitors arriving after 5:30pm on Saturday will have free admission. The new policy has undergone a trial period of three months and proved successful by bringing in an average of 900 visitors to the museum every evening. Call (02) 2595 7656 for further information.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TFAM

Theater

Legend of the Knight (騎士傳說), an Irish dance odyssey for children.

Tonight at the Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心), 1, Xinyi Rd, Sec 5, Taipei (台北市信義路五段1號); Tomorrow at the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332, Chunghua E Rd, Sec. 3, Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號) and Sunday at the Hsinchu City Performance Hall (新竹市立演藝廳) 17, Tungtah Rd, Sec. 2, Hsinchu (新竹市東大路二段17號).

● Tickets for Taipei show cost from NT$400 to NT$2,000. Tickets for Tainan and Hsinchu shows cost from NT$400 to NT$1,600 and are available direct from the venues.

● All shows begin at 7:30pm

A Showcase of Comic Roles and Characters from Kun Opera (崑曲名丑匯演紀念崑丑大師王傳淞百年誕辰), by the Zhijiang Kun Opera Troupe (浙江崑劇團). Novel Hall (新舞台) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號).

● Tickets cost from NT$400 to NT$2,000 and are available direct from the Novel Hall's box office.

● Performances both tonight and tomorrow begin at 7:30pm.

An Afternoon of Tea and Beijing Opera with the Traditional Chinese Opera Troupe (戲專國劇團京劇神秘養成班大公開), Red Playhouse (紅樓劇場), 10, Chengdu Rd, Taipei (台北市成都路10號).

● Tickets cost NT$150 and are available at the door

● The show starts Sunday at 2:30pm

Classical

2006 Asia Pacific Juilliard String Quartet Winter Recital

(2006亞太弦樂四重奏 冬季音樂會) National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳).

● Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$500 and are available from NTCH ticketing outlets nationwide or direct from the venue's box office.

● Tonight at 7:30pm

Yu Yu-hong's Guzheng Recital (余囿鴻古箏獨奏會). featuring the Chiuko Traditional Orchestra (九歌民族管弦樂團). National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳).

● Tickets cost from NT$200 to NT$400 and are available from NTCH ticketing outlets nationwide or direct from the venue's box office.

● Tomorrow at 7:30pm

A Century of Beautiful Sounds for the New Year (世紀美聲新年音樂會). featuring Elena Kononenko and Vadim Tikhonov. Kaohsiung Chi-Deh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂) 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號).

● Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$1,000 and are available from NTCH ticketing outlets or direct from the venue.

● Sunday 7:30pm

Chang Rui-chi Flute Recital (張瑞芝雙簧管獨奏會). National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳).

● Tickets cost from NT$200 to NT$500 and are available from NTCH ticketing outlets nationwide or direct from the venue's box office.

● Tomorrow at 7:30pm

New Taiwan Piano Music Concert (新台灣鋼琴作品發表會). National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳).

● Tickets cost NT$200 and are available from NTCH ticketing outlets nationwide or direct from the venue's box office.

● Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm

An Evening of Taiwanese Folk and Traditional Music with Lee Chung-nan(臺灣歌鄉土情李忠男合唱作品), featuring the Taipei Century Choir (臺北世紀合唱團). Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98號).

● Tickets cost from NT$200 to NT$500 direct from the venue.

● Sunday at 7:30pm

Exhibitions

A Dangerous Display ((危險的展覽). A solo exhibition of works and thoughts by Moving Sound's Scott Prairie. Chi-Wen Gallery (formally Taipei MOMA) 3F, 19, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd, Sec 1, Taipei (台北市敦化南路一段252巷19號3樓). Call (02) 87713372.

● Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 7pm

●Until Feb. 11

Imperial Delights: Prized Possessions from the Qing Imperial Collection (皇室珍玩), Astonishing Heaven: Ceramics, Jades, Ivory, Carvings, and Curio Boxes. Buddhist Sculpture through the dynasties (歷代佛像雕塑藝術展). Masterpieces of Jade (玉器精品展). And A Special Exhibition of Sunghua Ink Stones (松花石硯特展). The National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院), 221, Zhishan Rd, Sec 2, Taipei (台北市至善路二段221號).

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