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Events & Entertainment

Canada D'eh celebrations

PHOTO: COURTSY OF CST

Special Events

The Canadian Society in Taiwan (CST) is holding its annual Canada D'eh celebrations this year at Baishawan (白沙灣). The outdoor party includes beach volleyball, hamburgers and hotdogs, swimming, and fresh ocean air. There will be plenty of games such as horseshoe pitching and tug-o-war, a children's activity tent and raffle prizes. The lineup of live music includes BoPoMoFo, ABS, NEON, David Foster Syndicate - his last Taiwan performance - and DJ's from Luxy. Free buses will depart from Hongshulin (紅樹林) MRT Station (red line, last stop before Danshui MRT) and bring partygoers to and from the beach every 10 minutes.

* Baishawan (白沙灣)

* Saturday June 30, 1:30pm to 11pm

* Tickets are NT$400 for pre-event tickets and NT$500 at the venue and can be purchased through the CST. Children under 110cm get in for half price and those under 90cm have free admission. Complete details of where to buy tickets and other information can be found at www.canadiansociety.org.


Theater

A touch of Zen (正版神武不二) is a unique theatrical experience by Taipei-based drumming performance group U-Theater. Using traditional Chinese martial arts and qigong as the basis of the performance, the performance is a reflection on the relationship between percussion and meditation.

* Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

* Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm

* Tickets are NT$350 to NT$2,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw


Of Man and Object (人物語) is a modern dance performance by Taipei Dance Circle (光環舞集) that explores the relationship between man and the objects around him.

* Performance Hall of the Nantou Cultural Affairs Bureau (南投縣政府文化局演藝廳), 135 Chienkuo Rd, Nantou City (南投市建國路135號)

* Today at 7:30pm

* Tickets are NT$200 to NT$400 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw


Italian Puppet Show: Sandrone (義大利木偶戲:桑得羅尼) by Taiyuan Puppet Theater Company (台原偶戲團). The play follows the hilarious exploits of Fagiolino and his friend Sandrone, the Laurel and Hardy of the Italian puppet stage.

* Nadou Theater (納豆劇場), 79 Xining N Rd, Taipei (台北市西寧北路79號)

* Tomorrow at 3pm

* Tickets are NT$200 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw


I Get a Kick Out of You (一腳翻天) by Contemporary Dance Company is a multimedia performance that features dance, dialogue, singing and video projection. The story is based on choreographer Yao Shu-fen's (姚淑芬) experiences living in England and observing the island's football culture.

* Keelung Cultural Center (基隆文化局演藝廳), 181 Hsinyi 1st Rd, Keelung City (基隆市信一路181號)

* Thursday at 7:30pm

* Tickets are NT$200 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw

Classical Music


Akiko Suwanai Violin Recital - Quintessence (諏訪內晶子小提琴獨奏會 - 晶粹) Youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Suwanai has established a prolific and prestigious international career as soloist and recitalist. In her two upcoming concerts in Taipei and Taichung, Suwanai will present a program of works, including Mozart's Sonata for Piano and Violin, K.454, Richard Strauss' Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Beethoven's Sonata No. 9 for Piano and Violin "Kreutzer."

* Saturday at the National Concert Hall, Taipei, and Sunday at the Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

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