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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

The Goodbye Girl (再見女郎) is an adaptation of the Neil Simon play of the same name by Taiwan’s Godot Theater Company (果陀劇場), which specializes in bringing major works of western drama to the Chinese stage. Starring seasoned performers Sam Tseng (曾國城) and Megan Lai (賴雅妍) in the parts of Elliot Garfield and Paula McFadden, roles immortalized by Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason in the 1977 film.

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

■ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (台北國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段505號2樓)

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

An Italian Straw Hat (帽似真愛) is a sparkling comedy of errors adapted by the well-known Taiwanese playwright Wang Yu-hui (王友輝) from the 19th century French classic Un Chapeau de Paille d’Italie. The production, developed and performed by members of Theatre de la Sardine (沙丁龐客劇團), incorporates elements of commedia dell’arte, mime, acrobatics and clowning.

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

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

The Evergreen Symphony Orchestra performs its summer concert tonight at the National Concert Hall. The program includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Elgar’s Cello Concerto OP. 85 in E Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

■ Tonight at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

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

French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who won a Gramophone Award in 2011 for his recordings of works by Debussy and Ravel with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Yan Pascal Tortelier, performs tomorrow night in Taipei. His recital will cover mostly Debussy pieces, including Ballade, Nocturne, Tarentelle and Clair de Lune.

■ Tomorrow at 7pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Contemporary

Grammy-winning veteran jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano and his group Us Five are one of the most anticipated performances of the National Concert Hall’s Summer Jazz concert series.

■ Sunday at 2:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Boy-band Magic Power (魔幻力量) plays a sold-out show tomorrow night. Tomorrow Macau pop-rock duo Soler takes the stage, and on Wednesday it’s a night of classic Taiwanese folk and pop artists, with a roster of a half dozen artists that includes Ric Huang (荒山亮) and Chen Ming-chang (陳明章).

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Shows start at 8pm

■ Sold out tonight, NT$800 Saturday (NT$600 in advance), NT$800 Sunday (NT$700 in advance). Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

Japanese post-rock group Mono plays tomorrow at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Starting on Saturday afternoon and continuing through the evening, the venue co-hosts a free event with the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance (台灣綠色公民行動聯盟), entitled the No Nukes Concert. Performers includes both folk and indie rock artists, including 1976, LTK Commune (濁水溪公社), 1976, Panai (巴奈) and Lin Sheng-xiang (林生祥). Sunday is for metal heads, with a roster that includes Alien Avenge (異族亡魂), Flesh Juicer (血肉果汁機), Burning Island (火燒島) and Greedy Black Hole.

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