Story of a Shrew-Classic Comedy of Husband and Wife by Lan-ting Kun Opera Troupe(古典家暴喜劇 -- 獅吼記), a comedy about a wife-fearing county official. Novel Hall (新舞台) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號).
● Tickets NT$400 and NT$1,500, through ERA ticketing.
● Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm
Super Clown -- Moscow Magic Clown Theater (超級小丑 -- 莫斯科奇幻小丑劇團), an interactive performance that combines magic routines, pantomime and acrobatics. Taipei County Arts Center (台北縣藝文中心), 62, Zhuangjing Rd, Banqiao City, Taipie County (台北縣板橋市莊敬路62號) tonight; Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化局), 146, Xianzheng 9th Rd, Chubei City, Hsinchu County(新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號) tomorrow; Cultural Affairs Bureau of Pingtung County (屏東縣文化局), 69, Dalian Rd, Pingtung City (屏東市大連路69號) on Sunday; Tainan CountyCultural Center (台南縣立文化中心), 23, Zhungzheng Rd, Hsining City, Tainan County (台南縣新營市中正路23號) on Monday; Chiayi Municipal Cultural Center (嘉義市文化中心), 275, Zhongciao Rd, Chiayi City (嘉義市忠孝路275號) on Tuesday.
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$800, through ERA ticketing.
● Tonight, tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Wonder Work -- Who is Santa Claus? (誰是聖誕老公公) by If Children Theater. National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄市中正文化中心), 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號).
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$800.
Call (02) 3343 3622
● Tonight at 7:30pm
Dance Shoe III (點子鞋系列三), by Kaohsiung City Ballet featuring original works by local young choreographers. National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄中正文化中心), 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號).
● Tickets NT$300, through NTCH.
● Tomorrow at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
Eastern Current (再現東風) , a performance combining Peking opera and modern dance by the National Guo Guang Opera Company. National Taiwan Junior College of Performing Art -- Muzha Campus Guo Guang Theater (國立台灣戲曲專科學校木柵校區國光劇場), 8-1, Ln 66, Muzha Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市木柵路三段66巷8-1號).
● Free admission.
Call (02) 2938 3567 X 402/408.
● Tomorrow at 2:30pm
Dancing For Life Charity Concert (舞動生命讓愛飛翔 -- 慈善義演會),by Beijing Dance Academy. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號).
● Free amission.
Call (02) 2396 7777 X 125 or 104
● Sunday at 7:30pm
Albrecht Mayer and Berliner Barock Solisten(梅爾與柏林愛樂巴羅克獨奏家團) , performing works by Bach, Telemann, Pachelbel and Handel. National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳).
● Tickets NT$500 to NT$2,500, through NTCH
● Tonight at 7:30pm
Soprano Chen Pei-shan Recital (女高音陳佩珊獨唱會), featuring works by Handel, Rossini, Strauss among others. Forum Auditorium (十方樂集), 4, Ln 187, Mintzu W Rd, Taipei
● Tickets NT$250. Call (02) 2593 5811
● Tonight at 7:30pm
Formosa Singers 2006 Concert (福爾摩沙合唱團95年系列音樂會) National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳)
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$800, through NTCH.
●Tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm
NSO Shostakovich Cycle VI -- Shostakovich Symphony No. 15(NSO發現蕭斯塔可維奇系列六 -- 展翅的巨鷹) with pianist Maria Meerovich and violin player Sergei Nakariakov. Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳), 16, Chungmei Rd, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號) tonight; National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳) on Sunday.
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$1,500 for Taipei; NT$100 and NT$200 for Chungli, through NTCH.
●Tonight at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
2006 Jumping Percussion Group Annual Concert (躍動打擊樂團2006年度音樂會) Novel Hall (新舞台) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號).
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$600, through NTCH.
●Sunday at 7:30pm
My Prayers, My Songs (我的禱文我的歌) by Chinyun Chorus. National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳).
● Tickets NT$200 to NT$500, through ERA ticketing.
●Monday at 7:30pm
Ritzen and Salzburger Solisten (比德李程與薩爾茲堡獨奏家) with Peter Ritzen, Luz Leskowitz and Salzburger Solisten performing works by Mozart, Liszt, Glinka among others. National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳).
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$2,000, through ERA ticketing.
●Monday at 7:45pm
Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Concert(音律綺想) with conductor Gernot Schmalfuss. National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳).
● Tickets NT$500 to NT$1,500, through ERA ticketing.
●Thursday at 7:30pm
Rock, Pop and Jazz
The Passage of Time -- 2006 Concert of Reminiscence (時光歲月 -- 2006懷念金曲演唱會), a new presentation of old songs from Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$1,500, through ERA ticketing.
●Tuesday at 7:30pm
Salute to Jazz Masters (爵士大師之夜) National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳).
● Tickets NT$200 to NT$600, through NTCH.
● Wednesday at 7:30pm
The Wall (這牆) presents Zhang Xuan (張懸), Green!eyes and Smol tonight; Joker Album Release Concert and Electronic Party featuring D7 and Elvis. T tomorrow; Miss Stocking (絲襪小姐), Cosmo Man (宇宙人) and Chueban (雀斑) on Sunday; Selfkill and post-rock act Clione-index from Japan on Monday. B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1).
● Entrance NT$400 for tonight, tomorrow and Moday; NT$300 for Sunday. Call (02) 2930 0162
●All shows begin at 9pm
Witch House (女巫店) features popular rock act Soda Green (蘇打綠) tonight; Taiwan's most famous folk poet Chen Ming-zhang (陳明章) tomorrow. 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號).
● Entrance is NT$300. Call (02) 2362 5494.
●Shows begin at 9:30pm
Riverside Cafe(河岸留言) presents Phil Emmanuel's Friends Night featuring Australia's great electric guitar player, tonight; Zayin Album Release Party tomorrow; Candy Wine (糖果酒) and Beetle Band (甲蟲樂團) on Sunday; Open Jam on Monday; Ladybug (瓢蟲) and Tizz Bac on Tuesday; Skeleton (骨頭) and Petite Nurse (小護士) on Wednesday; Sunny 4 and Smooth 9-5 on Thursday. B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1). Entrance NT$350 on weekends; NT$300 on weekdays. Call (02) 2368 7310.
● All shows begin at 9:30pm
The Living Room (小客廳) features The Sound Clashes tonight; The Tribe of West Africa (西非部落) tomorrow; The Clippers (夾子太硬啦) and Lucky Pie on Tuesday. 3F, 8, Nanjing E Rd, Sec 5, Taipei (台北市南京東路五段8號3樓).
● Entrance NT$150 for weekends; NT$100 for weekdays. Call (02) 8787 4154.
● Weekend shows begin at 10pm; Weekday shows begin at 8:30pm
Second Floor (貳樓咖啡館) presents Cosmo Little Man (小宇宙人) and White Eyes (白目) tomorrow; Punkhoo (胖虎) and the Riot on Sunday. 1, Xueyuen Rd, Taipei on the 2nd floor of the Guandu Arts Museum (台北市北投區學園路1號 -- 關渡美術館2樓).
● Free admission. For more information, visit www.2f.com.tw.
Call (02) 2894 5861.
● Both shows begin at 3pm
Blue Note (藍調) features Uno Quartet (烏野薰爵士四重奏) every Tuesday; New Decision Quartet (爵心爵士樂團) every Thursday; Metamorphosis (變形蟲爵士樂團) every Friday; Jive Stakes and Gu Hao every Saturday. 4F, 171, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路三段171號4樓).
● Entrance NT$300 on weekdays and NT$350 on weekends. Call (02) 2362 2333.
● All shows begin at 9:30pm
Fine Art in Kaohsiung -- Invisible History (美術高雄2005 -- 看不見的歷史) a photography exhibition and Garden of Illustration (魔幻彩筆 -- 插畫家的繪本花園), showcasing works by 13 illustrators from the UK and 14 local artists. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (高雄市立美術館), 20 Meishuguan Rd,?Gushan District, Kaohsiung. (高雄市鼓山區美術館路20號). Call (07) 555 0331.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Exhibitions run through March 12 and June 4 respectively.
2006 Wang Jay Abstract Oil Painting Solo Exhibition (王傑2006抽象畫展) and Mythology Art Paintings of Wei Tao -- ?Ancient Chinese Folk Mythology (魏濤神畫 -- 古籍今畫之民俗神話篇). Keelung Cultural Center (基隆市文化中心), 181, Xinyi Rd, Keelung City (基隆市信一路181號). Call (02) 2422 4170.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Until March 5.
Centennial Celebration of Chen Chin -- a Preview of the Touring Exhibition in Japan(陳進百年紀念展 -- 赴日巡迴前展), a large-scale retrospective on the important figure of Taiwan's modern painting and Bamboo in the Stormy Night -- A Reflection on the Taiwanese Art During the New Culture Movement in the Japanese Era (風中勁竹 -- 日治台灣新文化運動下的藝術). Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市中山北路三段181號). Call (02) 2595 7656.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Exhibitions run through March 19 and March 26 respectively.
A Solo Exhibition by Tu Wei -- Do Not Forget the Person in the Shade (杜偉個展 -- 勿忘影中人), using video installations to present the "emotive space" of a furniture bazaar. IT Park Gallery (伊通公園), at 2-3F, 41, Yitong St, Taipei (台北市伊通街41號2/3樓). Call (02) 2507 7243
● Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 10pm. Until March 11
Lio Han-wen Water Color Painting Exhibition (劉漢文水彩個展) and Chen Jia-kun Solo Painting Exhibition (陳建焜水墨畫個展) . Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號).
Call (02) 2758 8008.
● Open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm. Exhibitions run through March 12 and March 19 respectively
The Hindered Spirit -- Wang Qing-shui Ink Painting Exhibition (礙的心靈 -- 汪菁水墨創作展). Pacific Cultural Foundation (太平洋文化基金會藝術中心), B1, 38, Chongqing S Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市重慶南路三段38號B1).
Call (02) 2337 7155.
● Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Until March 4
Transmission of Craft -- Craft Exhibition (工藝傳承新人創藝展) National Taiwan Craft Research Taipei Crafts Center (國立台灣工藝研究所台北工藝設計中心), 9F, 20 Nanhai Rd, Taipei (台北市南海路20號9樓). Call (02) 2356 3880.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Until March 19.
Move Your Hands and Feet and Digitally Archive Anywhere (動手動腳玩數位隨時隨地做典藏特展) introducing digital archives through interactive multimedia exhibits. Discovery Center of Taipei (台北探索館), at 1, Shifu Rd, Taipei. (台北市市府路1號).
● Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. Until March 20
Phenomenal Female Artist -- Pan Yu-liang's Digital Print Exhibition (傳奇藝女子 -- 潘玉良數位版畫展) Capital Art Corporation (首都藝術中心), 2F, 343, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段343號2樓). Call (02) 2775 5268. Call (02) 2337 7155.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Until March 19
Artists' Diary -- The Chapter of Winter Lighting (阿德的秘密日記 -- 冬戀燈節篇), reinterpretations of Lantern Festival traditions by local and foreign artists through contemporary art forms. Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), 7, Beiping E Rd, Taipei (台北市北平東路7號). Call (02) 3393 7377.
● Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Until March 12
A Profound Silence Prevailed Over All by Hung Shih-tsung (入默 -- 水岸組曲 -- 洪世聰攝影創作展). Taiwan International Visual Arts Center (台灣國際視覺藝術中心), 1F, 29, Ln 45, Liaoning St, Taipei (台北市遼寧街45巷29號1樓). Call (02) 2773 3347.
● Open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Until March 1
Pan Yu-liang Painting Exhibition (潘玉良畫展) National Museum of History (國立歷史博物館), 49, Nanhai Rd, Taipei (台北市南海路49號). Call (02) 2361 0270.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Until April 9.
Zao Wou-ki (趙無極) a series of oil paintings. Lin and Keng Gallery (大未來畫廊), 11, Ln 252, Tunhua S Rd, Sec 1, Taipei. (台北市敦化南路一段252巷11號). Call (02) 2750 8811.
● Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Until March 5
Meditation in Feeble Light (微光中的冥想), a joint exhibition on abstract paintings by seven Taiwanese artists. Safulak Art Village (沙湖壢畫廊), 423, Hsinhu Rd, Shanhu Village, Paoshan Township, Hsinchu County (新竹縣寶山鄉山湖村新湖路423號). Call (03) 576 0108.
● Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Until March 5
A Dangerous Display: Lin Chi-wei -- An Exposition of Unbelievable Hardcore Noises (危險的展覽 -- 林其蔚之不可思議的恐怖騷音展), a solo exhibition of works and thoughts by the artist. 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 March 18
Full-Surface Bronze Rubbings Exhibition (深宮重寶墨影留形 -- 青銅器全形拓特展). Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (中央研究院歷史語言研究所歷史文物陳列館), 128, Yanjiuyuan Rd, Sec 2, Taipei (台北市研究院路二段128號). Call (02) 2652 3308.
● Open Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Until April 13
Exploring the Wonder of Physics(探索物理的奧妙) illustrating various theories of physics and phenomena such as magnetism, electricity and nanometer technology. National Taiwan Science Education Center (國立台灣科學教育館), 189, Shishang Rd, Taipei (台北市士商路189號).
Call (02) 2837 8777.
● Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Until May 31
While engineering professor Liu Jen-sen (劉振森) manually took the temperature of hundreds of students entering the building, he was sure there was a more efficient way to complete the annoying task. With hundreds of students entering National Taiwan University’s (NTU) Electrical Engineering Building every period, the exercise put faculty in close proximity with visitors when social distancing was crucial to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Liu immediately had a eureka moment, headed to his basement workshop and cobbled together a prototype for Prevention No 1 (防疫一號), an automated temperature measuring station. With infrared thermal camera systems costing up to NT$500,000,
Vicki Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice. Shaun Warkentin was looking for a diversion when his young sons tired of jumping on the backyard trampoline and being indoors. He discovered the joy of taking them fishing. Neighborhood and park trails across the country have been getting higher-than-usual use by runners, walkers and bicyclists as people find ways to get fresh air while maintaining social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. Golf courses are welcoming more beginners and people returning to the game, states have seen robust sales
With listicles of local attractions including Costco and numerous children’s playgrounds, I was not expecting much. Opened on Jan. 31, the Taipei MRT’s Circular Line, or Yellow Line, made life in the nation’s capital even more convenient. But judging from Internet search results, it hasn’t opened up many new tourism opportunities, unsurprising as the route mostly crosses densely populated areas and industrial parks. Places like a sports stadium with rainbow colored bleachers perfect for Instagram selfies wouldn’t do it for me either, and it’s pointless to list attractions at the connecting stops that have existed for years. As a history nerd, there
June 1 to June 7 In February 1988, Robert Wu (吳清友) set aside NT$17.5 million to purchase two Henry Moore sculptures from London’s Marlborough Gallery. He never bought the pieces. Feeling slighted that the gallery manager initially looked down on him as a Taiwanese, he decided that night to use the money to open his own art space back home. “Without selling any art, that money could support the gallery for four years. If I feature one artist per month, that provides a stage for at least 100 artists,” Wu said in the book Eslite Time (誠品時光) by Lin Ching-yi (林靜宜).