Fri, Jul 29, 2011 - Page 15 News List

Events and entertainment listings

Staff Reporters

If you don’t already have tickets, odds are you’re not seeing Harlem Yu at Legacy Taipei this weekend.

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Theater

The 2011 New Taipei City Riverside Art Festival (新北市水岸藝術節) comprises a series of concerts, dance performances and art fairs in Yonghe and Sindian every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 28. This weekend’s performing groups include Paper Windmill Theater Troupe (紙風車劇團), Totem (圖騰樂團), Dingding & Shishi (丁丁與西西樂團) and Wonfu (旺福).

■ Venues include East Plaza at Bitan, Sindian District, New Taipei City (新北市新店區碧潭東岸廣場), the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Yonghe (永和國父紀念館) and Yonghe Renai Park (永和仁愛公園)

■ Festival runs through Aug. 28

■ Free admission

■ Visit www.ntpcriverside.com.tw

for details

NG Improv Club (新激梗社劇團) presents Television in Crisis — The Audience Is Always Right (新危機電視台之觀眾我最大), a comedy inspired by political talk shows, soap opera and children’s theater.

■ Comedy Club, 20, Ln 553, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段553巷20號)

■ Tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 or NT$360 in advance at the door or through tickets.books.com.tw

Part of the ongoing Taipei Children’s Arts Festival (台北兒童藝術節), Magic World in a Box (BOX之奇幻世界) by Comma Theater Company (逗點創意劇團) tells the adventures of a doll who falls into a box and encounters curious characters in a wonderland. For more information about the festival, visit its bilingual site at www.taipeicaf.org.

■ Jiuzhuang Borough Square (舊莊里里民廣場), 213, Jiuzhuang St Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市舊莊街一段213號)

■ Today at 2pm and 4:30pm

■ Free admission

The Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe (上海京劇院) will perform classics including Silang Visits His Mother (四郎探母), Famen Temple (法門寺), and Gathering of Heroes (群英會) this weekend.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 and NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Launched as a choreographic collective by Taiwanese dancer and choreographer Chou Shu-yi (周書毅), the 2011 Next Choreography Project I (下一個編舞計畫I) presents its second program this weekend, featuring works by eight dance students.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Four Hall (中四館), 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$350, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Graz Salon Orchestra 2011 Taiwan Tour (星鑽圓舞曲Tanz Graz — 奧地利格拉茲沙龍樂團2011台灣巡演) presents the famous string orchestra from the Austrian city of Graz performing a concert in Taichung, and another in Taipei the following week. The program ranges from Vivaldi to Henry Mancini, with plenty of waltzes in between.

■ Thursday at 7:30pm

■ Chunghsing Concert Hall, Taichung (台中中興堂), 291-3 Jingwu Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市精武路291之3號)

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

The 2011 Taipei International Choral Festival (TICF11台北國際合唱音樂節) continues with its series of performances by outstanding choral groups from all over the world. Tomorrow APZ Tone Tomsic from Slovenia takes to the stage. The final concert, a production of David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, will be performed by APZ and the Puzangalan Children’s Choir (屏東佳義國小希望兒童合唱團) from Pingtung, Taiwan, and the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (長榮交響樂團). Detailed information for the whole festival can be found on the Web site of the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation at www.tpf.org.tw.

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