Fri, Aug 28, 2009 - Page 15 News List

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

STAFF REPORTER

■ Tomorrow (Taichung) and Sunday (Taipei) at 7:30pm

■ Chunghsing Concert Hall, Taichung (台中中興堂), 291-3 Chingwu Rd, Taichung City (台中市精武路291之3號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,600 (Taichung) and NT$600 to NT$3,000 (Taipei), available through NTCH ticketing (www.artsticket.com.tw)

for Taichung and ERA ticketing

(www.ticket.com.tw) for Taipei

Nobuko Imai & NTSO (今井信子中提琴獨奏會) brings the highly regarded Japanese violinist to Taipei to perform with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (國立台灣交響樂團). Imai will play the viola accompanied by Tomizawa Naoko, with Yen Hua-rung (顏華容) on piano. The program includes the viola solo of Telemann’s Excerpts From 12 Fantasies and Vieuxtemps’ Viola Sonata in B-Flat Major Op. 36.

■ Monday at 7:30pm

■ National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Music Hall (國立台灣交響樂團演奏廳), 738-2 Chungcheng Rd, Wufeng Township, Taichung County (台中縣霧峰鄉中正路738之2號)

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Islandjam presents its end-of-summer session, Hottaz, at Bliss tomorrow night, featuring Black Reign International Sound spinning dancehall, reggae, soca, hip-hop and zouk.

■ 148, Xinyi Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市信義路四段148號), one block east of Dunhua South Road (敦化南路). Tel: (02) 2702-1855. On the Net: www.bliss-taipei.com; www.myspace.com/blisslivehouse

■ Show starts at 10pm tomorrow. Open from 9pm daily

■ Entrance fee is NT$350 for tomorrow and includes a drink

Post-rock band Sugar Plum Ferry (甜梅號) appears tonight at The Wall (這牆). Tomorrow the venue will show an animated film starring members of Material, a band that promotes environmental awareness. Former Sticky Rice frontman Ma Nien-hsien (馬念先) makes a guest appearance. Afterwards it’s the Old School, All Skull party with DJs Soccer Boy, Mykal, Spykee and Dino. On Sunday, Scottish indie folk singer Ally Kerr, on tour in Asia, performs quiet and dreamy acoustic-pop music.

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

Tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net:

www.thewall.com.tw

■ Shows start at 8pm tonight and tomorrow and at 11:30pm tomorrow

■ Entrance fee is NT$400 for tonight’s show and tomorrow’s early show. Tomorrow’s late show is NT$500 in advance or NT$600 at the door (includes a drink). Sunday’s show is NT$500 in advance or NT$700 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw

Symmetry Quartet, a jazz outfit consisting of two guitarists, a double bassist and a drummer, plays tonight at Witch House (女巫店). Post-rock group Mosquilephant (蚊子大象) plays tomorrow. On Thursday it’s Supergotan (探戈四重奏), a group with an erhu (二胡) player that plays tango-influenced music.

■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號).

Tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net:

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

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