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THEATER

Midsummer's Night Caprice (仲夏夜狂想曲) by Lanyang Dance Troupe (蘭陽芭蕾舞團) takes an alternative look of Shakespeare's masterpiece Midsummer Night's Dream. The performance deftly fuses classic ballet with modern dance.

*Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號)

*Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

*Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw

Elevator Kids (電梯裡的小孩) by Taiyuan Puppet Theater Company (台原偶戲團) is a fantasy glove puppet theater performance that tells the story of two trendy kids who go through a series of adventures.

*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

Mom Is So Annoying (媽媽好討厭) tells the amusing story of two daughters who, after being scolded by their mother, wish that she would disappear. To their astonishment, their mother does in fact disappear and their initial feelings of joy soon turn to sadness as they anxiously await her return.

*Keelung Cultural Center (基隆文化局藝術廳), 181 Hsinyi 1st Rd, Keelung City (基隆市信一路181號)

*Tomorrow at 7:30pm

*Tickets are NT$100 to NT$250 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw

UPCOMING

Indie-rock gods Yo La Tengo, thrash metal band Testament and model-singer Anna Tsuchiya are just a few of the international acts in the eclectic lineup scheduled to perform at this year's Formoz music festival (野台開唱), which takes place from July 27 to July 29 at Taipei's Zhongshan Soccer Stadium (中山足球場). Advance three-day passes are NT$2,800 if purchased today, NT$3,000 if purchased between tomorrow and Thursday, and NT$3,200 at the door. Single-day tickets are NT$1,600.

*Zhongshan Soccer Stadium is located at 66 Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市中山北路3段66號), next to the Yuanshan (圓山) MRT station. For more information, log on at www.formoz.com

CONTEMPORARY

Popular expat funk, groove and rock ensemble Public Radio join veteran pub scene rockers 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) upstairs tonight at Bliss. Tomorrow the bar hosts solo troubadour Mr Green.

*The music starts at 10pm

*Entrance is NT$200

*Address: 148 Xinyi Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市信義路四段148號). Call Bliss at (02) 2702-1855 or visit www.bliss-taipei.com

Tonight Underworld (地下社會) presents Black Faith With Sonic Pace (黑色信念跟隨著音速腳步) and Tube (地下鐵). Tomorrow it's Freckles (雀斑), 88 Guava Seeds (88顆芭樂籽) and Yuntech (雲鐵客). Mosquilephant (蚊子大象) and Mary See the Future play Wednesday.

*The bar opens at 8pm and bands start playing at 9pm

*Entrance is NT$300

*B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei (台北市師大路45號B1). Call (02) 2369-0103 or visit www.underworld-taipei.blogspot.com for more information

Indie songstress Deserts Chang (張懸) performs tonight at The Wall (這牆). Anthelion (幻日) plays tomorrow. On Sunday, indie-folk pub circuit journeymen and newly minted Golden Melody award winners Soda Green (蘇打綠) return for a mini-concert in which smoking, photography and recording of any kind will be banned. All of this week's Chang Chen-yue (張震嶽) and Free Night concerts have been canceled.

*Entrance tonight is NT$400. Tomorrow and Sunday is NT$500

*Bands take the stage at 8pm

*B1, 200 Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Call

(02) 2930-0162 or visit www.the-wall.com.tw

No Name performs tonight at the Living Room (小客廳). Tomorrow it's critically acclaimed blind indie singer-songwriter and saxophone player Hsiao Huang-chi (蕭煌奇) and his All-in-One Band (全方位樂團), followed by expat pop rocker band The Antagonauts. Tuesday is tarot night with Eiffel (塔羅老師艾菲爾). Wednesday features Fourth Person Performance Space (第四人稱表演域) and Drunk (酒客二人組). On Thursday it's Ai Ching (艾青) and the Love Band (愛情樂隊), followed by Longplaying 52 (黑膠52).

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