New Havoc in the Dragon Palace (新．鬧龍宮), a production in the Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legendary Classic Drama Series, takes to the stage staring Dai Li-wu (戴立吾) as Monkey in a family-friendly revival of the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West (西遊記).
■ Sunday at 7:30pm
■ Auditorium of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 21 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Can Three Make It (三人行不行), a production by the Ping Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) in which three performers make on a multitude of roles in an exploration of Taiwan social issues. Many of the shows in the 30-show run are already sold out, but a few tickets remain for selected performances.
■ Sunday 11am and Thursday at 7:45pm
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Tickets are NT$600; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Door (門) by HuiDance (匯舞集) featuring choreography by Tsai Hui-chen (蔡慧貞) and Francesco D’Astici of I.T Fused Dance in Italy.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts (高雄縣衛武營藝術文化中心), 449-1 Nanjing Rd, Fengshan City, Kaohsiung County (高雄縣鳳山市南京路449-1號)
■ Tickets are NT$350; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Green Ray Theater (綠光劇團) continues its run of Human Condition 5 — The Nature of Male is Wandering Mood (人間條件五— 男性本是漂泊心情), the fifth chapter of its highly acclaimed Human Condition series. Written and directed by Wu Nien-jen (吳念真), the show features the series’ regular cast including actress Lin Mei-hsiu (林美秀) and theater veteran Luo Bei-an (羅北安).
■ Daily at 7:30pm and Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 2:30pm (no performances on Monday)
■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路3段25號)
The National Symphony Orchestra performs The Scheherazade Suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, led by conductor Chien Wen-pin (簡文彬) conducting and featuring concert-master Tseng Yu-chien (曾宇謙).
■ Tonight at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, 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. Tonight it’s disco-funk rockers Cosmos People (宇宙人). Tomorrow, post-rock veterans Sugar Plum Ferry (甜梅號) and We Save Strawberries (草莓救星) take the stage as part of the Lian Lian Kan Festival, which continues on Sunday with Nylas and Mando-pop songwriter and producer Kay Huang (黃韻玲).
■ 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, except Sunday, which starts at 4pm
■ NT$700 tonight (NT$500 in advance), NT$800 (NT$700 in advance) tomorrow and Sunday. 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
Tomorrow The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts indie folk group Hush!. On Sunday, Japanese acoustic-electronica duo Mondialito (夢的朵雅) and French indie/pop band Peppermoon take the stage. On Wednesday, Chicago instrumental rock and metal band Russian Circles performs, with local metal band vulner opening.