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Theater

Star performers from the National China Beijing Opera Theatre (中國國家京劇院) have traveled to Taipei with members of an opera troupe from Dalian and China’s National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (中國戲曲學院) to stage 11 classics on eight consecutive days.

▲National Theater, Taipei City

▲Tuesday to Thursday at 7pm

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The latest stand-up comedy production by Comedian’s Workshop (相聲瓦舍), The Unmatchable Mates (兩光康樂隊) stars Feng Yi-gang (馮翊綱) and Song Shao-qing (宋少卿) as two villagers forced to provide entertainment for the night after the village’s movie projectionist is thrown into jail for stealing money from his boss.

▲Novel Hall (新舞薹), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Popular among children and their parents, Moscow Magic Clown Theater returns for a countrywide tour of interactive performances that combine magic tricks, pantomime

and acrobatics.

▲Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County (桃園縣文化局演藝廳), 21, Sianfu Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市縣府路21號); Chiayi Cultural Center (嘉義市文化中心), 275, Jhongsiao Rd, Chiayi City (嘉義市忠孝路275號); Taipei City Government Family Theater (台北市政府親子劇場), 2F, Taipei City Hall, 1 Shifu Rd, Taipei City (台北市市府路1號2樓); Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號); Tainan County Cultural Center (台南縣立文化中心), 23, Jhongjheng Rd, Sining City, Tainan County (台南縣新營市中正路23號) on Wednesday

▲Tonight (Taoyuan), Tuesday (Taichung) and Wednesday (Tainan) at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 3pm (Chiayi), Sunday at noon and 3pm (Taipei)

Highlight

The Girls!Girls!Girls! Party! at Roxy Vibe tomorrow is a triple feature of female-headed bands: electro from Go Chic, post-punk from My Skin Against Your Skin, Rabbit Is Rich (兔子很有錢) vocalist Andrea Huang’s new band (黃盈誼), and punk from rockers BB Bomb (BB彈). DJ Floaty carries on proceedings with a mixed bag of old-school punk, alternative and industrial. This is the penultimate weekend to frolic in the den of rock ’n’ roll — next weekend is the closing party, titled Vibe’s Last Stand.

My Skin Against Your Skin frontwoman Huang has a more polished stage presence in her new band that lives up to her self-described “violently seductive take on post-punk.” With a bit of PJ Harvey, a little Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, and a whole lot of her own magnetism, Huang croons, yowls and growls her way through a performance that has evolved from manic head-shaking without losing her psychotic-vamp edge.

Oi-punk band BB Bomb is composed of foul-mouthed tough girls who sing from the heart.

The show starts at 10pm tomorrow at Vibe, B1, 155, Jinshan S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市金山南路一段155號B1). Cover charge is NT$350, which includes one drink.

On the Net: www.myspace.com/gochictheband; www.myspace.com/myskinagainstyourskin; and

www.myspace.com/bbbomb


▲Tickets are NT$400 to NT$800, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Kaohsiung City Ballet (高雄城市芭蕾舞團) has revived its 2007 production The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭) for a national tour that visits Hsinchu tomorrow night. The production is inspired by Tang Xiazu’s (湯顯祖) tale of the same name.

▲Hsinchu Cultural Center (新竹市文化中心), 1, Ln 15, Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段15巷1號)

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm

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

Acme Physical Theatre’s (極至體能舞蹈團) unique dance production Puppet Ballet (掌中芭蕾) combines the tradition of Chinese hand puppetry with Western ballet. The performers assume different puppet roles and dance to a wide range of music, from traditional beiguan (北管) to electronica.

▲Keelung Cultural Center (基隆市文化中心), 181 Xinyi Rd, Keelung City (基隆市信一路181號)

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$300, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical

Live From Buena Vista — The Havana Lounge (樂士浮生錄—記憶哈瓦那) brings some of the biggest stars of Cuban music to Taiwan. Their three-city tour comes to an end in Tainan tomorrow. The lineup

includes vocals by Julio Alberto Fernandez Colina, Maria Victoria Rodriquez Sosa, and Regla Teresa Garcia Caturla with an orchestra of outstanding instrumentalists.

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm

▲ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號)

▲Tickets are NT$600 to NT$2,500, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

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