▲Sunday at 7:30pm
▲National Concert Hall, Taipei City
▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Lost in Wonderland (兒童樂園—彈指之間室內樂團樂活一夏) is a series of chamber concerts for children. This week, the concert features Wang Kuan-ting (王冠婷) on piano, Chu Yu-yu (朱育佑), Liu Ying-wen (劉穎文) on viola and Kuo Yi-ling (郭怡伶) on cello. The program includes Ravel’s Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte for String Trio, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major for Violin and Viola, first movement, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons Piano Trio and Handel-Halvorsen’s Sarabade Con Variazioni for Violin
▲Sunday at 2:30pm
▲Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Henry Mazer Music and Culture Hall (台北愛樂暨梅哲音樂文化館), B1, 7, Jinan Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市濟南路一段7號B1)
▲Tickets are NT$250, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com
The Free Tibet awareness campaign organized by Guts United Taiwan culminates in a concert tomorrow in Taipei’s Xinyi District. The 50th Spring: Tibet Freedom Concert (第50個春天—西藏自由音樂會) starts at 1:30pm and features performances by nine acts, including Panai (巴奈), Dog G (大支), Chthonic (閃靈) and LTK Commune (濁水溪公社), as well as a message from the Dalai Lama to the people of Taiwan. For more information, including directions (in Chinese), go to www.freetibet.tw, or see the story on Page 16 of tomorrow’s Taipei Times.
▲Parking lot, A8 Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Department Store (信義新光三越A8旁廣場停車場), 12 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路12號)
▲Tomorrow from 1:30pm to 9:40pm
Pop singer Fan Fan (范瑋琪) appears tonight at The Wall (這牆) to launch her new album F One. Tomorrow indie band Echo (回聲樂團) brings its stylish electro-rock to the stage. Sunday gets heavy with metal bands Hekate, Sideffect, Vulcan and Nemesis. The venue hosts nu-metal groups Kiri and Friends (霧與他友), Punch Lime (萊姆力道) and Chant the Dirge
▲B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Call (02) 2930-0162 or visit www.thewall.com.tw for more information
▲All shows start at 8pm
▲Entrance for tonight’s show requires “Pass Card” tickets only available with advance purchase of Fan Fan’s new CD. Entrance fee is NT$500 tomorrow. Sunday’s show is NT$300 in advance, NT$350 at the door, tickets available at White Wabbit Records, located at the venue. Wednesday’s show is NT$300
Bangourake, a master percussionist from Guinea, appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店) at the invitation of the Chungli-based African Culture and Art Association. Aboriginal folk singer Panai (巴奈) takes to the stage tomorrow. Pop rockers Soundboss and indie folk outfit Daxiaojie (大小姐樂團) split the bill on Thursday.
▲7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號). For more information, call (02) 2362-5494 or visit www.witchhouse.org
▲Performances start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays; 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
▲Admission for music shows is NT$300
Tonight the Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) hosts jazz drummer Steven Chang and friends. Female Mando-pop vocalist Shadya (藍又時) appears tomorrow. On Sunday, two jazz groups take to the stage, Cool A and Amanda’s Jazz Trio. On Monday, the venue hosts its weekly open jam.