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The Foreskin Show (包皮皮包) is a puppet show that explores the fascinating and bizarre world of ritual circumcision. The performance will be staged by the recently formed multicultural puppet company, RenJianBao Puppet Theater (人間包偶戲院), a collaboration of experimental puppeteers from the US, Taiwan and Mexico. The story centers on a group of young terrorists who kidnap baby boys from hospitals around the world in an effort to save their foreskins.
* Dream Community (夢想社區), 9, Ln 541, Kangning St, Shijhih, Taipei County (台北縣汐止市康寧街541巷9號)
* Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
* Tickets are NT$150. For more information call (09) 2615-0419

Taipei Traditional Arts festival (臺北市傳統藝術季). This weekend's performances begin with Kenny Wen and the girl erhu band Perfect Ten (溫金龍與十全十美女子樂團), who will play some traditional Chinese stringed music tomorrow evening. On Sunday, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir evokes mIories of youth with their Back to Childhood performance.
* Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平路南98號)
* Tomorrow's performance begins at 7:30pm and Sunday's at 2:30pm
* Tickets are NT$200 to NT$800 and are available through NTCH ticketing

Romeo & Juliette — French Pop Opera (羅密歐與茱麗葉 — 法國流行歌劇) is France's most successful musical to date and one of the greatest love stories of all time. The rivalry between two families is backed by a musical score that has taken the French music charts by storm.
* Sun Yat-sen MIorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號)
* Today, tomorrow, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
* Tickets are NT$1,000 to NT$6,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing

The Half-Mile Great Wall (半里長城) by Ping Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) takes a humorous look at the building of the Great Wall.
* Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號)
* Today tomorrow, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
* Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing (Note: NT$500 to NT$800 seats are sold out)

Monkey King at Spider Cave (孫悟空大戰蜘蛛精) is a performance adapted from the Chinese classic Journey to the West (西遊記) by shadow puppeteer Larry Reed and The Puppet and Its Double Theater (無獨有偶工作室劇團). Monkey King at Spider Cave features the heroic Monkey King and his disciples battling against the flesh-hungry Spider DIon and his hoard of evil insects.
* Kaohsiung Cultural Center's Chih-Teh Hall (高雄市立文化中心室德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsuing City (高雄市五福一路67號)
* Tomorrow at 7:30pm
* Tickets are NT$250 to NT$800 and are available through

Classical Music

Taishin Arts Center Lunch Time Concert — Magical Violinist (台新金控藝文中心午間音樂會 — 魔幻提琴手). Part of the Taishin Arts Center's (台新金控藝文中心) Fifth Taishin Arts Award Exhibition, this one-hour concert will feature violinist Lin Tien-chi (林天吉) and pianist Chen Dan-yi (陳丹怡). Lin is currently the assistant conductor of Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Principal Violin II at the Taipei Sinfonietta and Philharmonic Orchestra (台北愛樂室內及管弦樂團). Chen is the music director of the Dolce Jazz Combo (Dolce爵士樂團). The duo will perform Brahms' Hungarian Dance No.5 in F-sharp Minor, Ravel's Tzigane: Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, Op.20 in C Minor, and other works. 
* At the Taishin Arts Center, 2F, 118 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段118號2樓) 
* Admission is free 
* Today at 12:30pm

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