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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group (明華園) presents a production of Lu Dongbin, the Master Swordsman (劍神呂洞賓) as part of its Tales of the Eight Immortals (八仙傳奇) series that is currently touring the country. The production stars Sun Tsui-feng (孫翠鳳), one of Taiwan’s most respected ke-tsai opera performers who specializes in young male roles.

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:30pm

■ Chiayi Performing Arts Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心), 265, Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minsyong Township, Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段265號)

■ Tickets are NT$200 to NT$1,200; available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

I am Beautiful Facetival (做臉不輸 — 小美容藝術節), a series of performance art installations by Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group (莎士比亞的妹妹們的劇團) takes as its theme the current passion for plastic surgery and body enhancement that is sweeping the region, putting their own ironic twist on the subject.

■ Today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Nanhai Gallery (南海藝廊), 3, Ln 19, Chongqing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市重慶南路二段19巷3號)

■ Tickets are NT$600; available through NTCH and online at www.artticket.com.tw

Guo Guang Opera Company (國光劇團) celebrates in 17th anniversary with a series of classic Beijing opera shows including The Orphan of Zhao (趙氏孤兒) and highlights from The Tale of the White Snake (白蛇傳). The performances are a showcase for the company’s top talent, and tickets are selling fast.

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

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

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

Jimmy’s Subway: A musical — 2012 Revisit (2012幾米音樂劇 — 地下鐵) is a reprise of the hugely successful stage and film productions based on an illustrated book by Taiwan’s best-known cartoonist. The 2012 stage production features a top shelf lineup of cast and crew, including favorites of the indie theater scene such as Waa Wei (魏如萱) and Paige Su (蘇珮卿). Following its opening in Taipei, the show will tour to Tainan (July 21), Taichung (July 28) and Kaohsiung (August 4).

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

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com

Fluxwaves Dance Theater (流浪舞蹈劇場) present Swarmed, a new production created by choreographer Wu Jin-tao (伍錦濤) and composer Koji Sakurai.

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ National Experimental Theater, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$600; available at NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

German organist Felix Hell performs traditional Bach classics at the National Concert Hall in Taipei. At 27, Hell has already been hailed as a major worldwide talent on the organ. He started his career as a child prodigy, and received global recognition at age 21 for his performance of Bach’s entire set of works written for pipe organ. Saturday’s program includes Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532, as well as pieces by Franz Liszt and Samuel Barber.

■ Saturday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$800 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

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