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Wild Zero, which screens this weekend at Urban Nomad’s Drive-in Movie festival at Treasure Hill, stars Japanese rock band Guitar Wolf.

Photo courtesy of Urban Nomad Film Fest

Theater

The widely popular UK theater group Stomp, which combines percussion, everyday objects and body movements, returns to Taipei with a run of six performances.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are from NT$800 to NT$4,800, available through www.kham.com.tw

Tainaner Ensemble’s (台南人劇團) Play Games (遊戲邊緣) explores the twists and turns a mother and her daughter’s relationship make.

■ Crown Theater (皇冠小劇場), 50, Ln 120, Dunhua N Rd, Taipei City (台北市敦化北路120巷50號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Slow Island Theater (慢島劇團) presents two shows in one performance. In Clear Life (黑白過), theater director and performer Vera Chen (陳雪甄) deploys video art installation to criticize commercialism, while director Wang Ke-yao (王珂瑤) aims to introduce olfactory elements into theater with The Smell Of (鼻子記).

■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)

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

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

A Beijing opera performance written by contemporary playwright Chao Hsueh-chun (趙雪君), Guoguang Opera Company’s (國光劇團) Three Persons and Two Lamps (三個人兒兩盞燈) presents a story about three young women’s feelings of loneliness and longing.

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

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

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

Flying-Group Theatre (飛人集社劇團) presents The Dying Fish (魚) which centers on the tragic yet comic romance between a kindergarten teacher and her insurance salesman boyfriend, whose life together is a grind. Then an uninvited guest comes along and shakes things up.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Fruit Wine Building (果酒禮堂), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

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

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

Classical music

Part of the Kuandu Arts Festival (關渡藝術節) lineup, Maestro Poulet and TNUA Orchestra (小提琴泰斗普雷與北藝大管絃樂團) feature violinist Gerard Poulet performing with the TNUA Orchestra (北藝大管絃樂團) under the baton of Felix Chen Chiu-sen (陳秋盛). The program includes Verdi’s Overture from “La Forza del Destino,” Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 and Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite (arranged by Chen). Poulet will also perform a second concert tomorrow with Yori Kawashima on piano, in a program that includes Grieg’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G Major Op.13, Schumann’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor Op. 121, and Rachmaninoff’s Morceaux de Salon Op. 6.

■ Today at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm

■ Taipei National University of the Arts Theater (國立臺北藝術大學展演藝術中心戲劇廳), 1 Xueyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市學園路1號)

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

Part of the NSO’s Viennese dialogue series (NSO維也納世代對話系列) of concerts, The Dawn of Fate, the Rise of Sun (命運之晨 黎明再起), sees violinist Lu Si-qing (呂思清) performing with the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) under the baton of guest conductor Mihkel Kutson. The program includes Schonberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16, Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.

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