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The 2010 Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival (2010宜蘭國際童玩藝術節) has assembled a lineup of music, dance and theatrical performances by groups from more than 10 countries, as well as a series of exhibitions, outdoor activities and workshops. For more information, go to www.folkgame.org.tw/folkgame/cht.

■ Tungshan River Park (冬山河親水公園), 20-36 Siehe Rd, Wujie Township, Yilan County (宜蘭縣五結鄉協和路20號之36), and Yilan Performance Hall (宜蘭演藝廳), 482, Jhongshan Rd Sec 2, Yilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號)

■ The festival runs through Aug. 15

■ Admissions to the park is NT$300 for adults and NT$250 for children aged 7 to 12 on weekends, NT$200 for adults and NT$150 for children Mondays to Fridays. Tickets are NT$150 for indoor performances at Yilan Performance Hall, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

For Entrance II (飛行樂園), Diabolo Dance Theatre (舞鈴劇場) injects a dose of visual opulence and high energy into diabolo, a traditional children’s game and Chinese acrobatic routine.

■ Nangang 101 (南港101), 71 Xingnan St, Taipei City (台北市興南街71號)

■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 10:30am and 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

2012 Ritual of Light (2012光之祭典) by Mobius Strip Theater (莫比斯圓環創作公社) is a spiritual exploration of the relationship between people and nature. The piece has a strong New Age vibe and blends theater, drumming, chanting, Sufi whirling and Tibetan singing bowls.

■ Plum Wine Factory (烏梅酒廠), Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Tonight and Monday at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30m and 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$900, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

www.artsticket.com.tw

Performance Workshop Theatre’s (表演工作坊) Happiness Lessons (快樂不用學) is a comedy-drama directed by Stan Lai (賴聲川). It centers on an unhappy couple: V, who makes a living coaching people to be happy, and J, a musician trapped in an office worker’s body.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tonight and Monday at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Into Art’s (藝向空間) dance piece Apologies (對不起) tells the story of a girl who stops believing and a boy who runs away.

■ Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (牯嶺街小劇場), 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei City (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號)

■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$450, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Classical music

Evening of Chopin Polonaises (波蘭舞曲之夜) is the third in a concert program to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth. Pianist Zhu Daming (諸大明) will perform 16 Chopin polonaises.

■ Sunday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

An Evening of Tchaikovsky (柴科夫斯基之夜) presents the Taipei Century Foundation Youth Orchestra (台北世紀青年管絃樂團) performing three works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky including the Overture From Romeo and Juliet, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op. 23 and Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique.”

■ Monday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$200 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

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