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Journalist Andrew Revkin will discuss rainforest destruction in a lecture on Dec. 1.

Photo courtesy of the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation


1587: A Year of No Significance (萬曆十五年) by Zuni Icosahedron (進念二十面體) is part of the program for Hong Kong Week 2012 (香港週 2012). The performance is an adaptation of a historical novel by Ray Huang that focuses on the various personal and political factors that led to the collapse of the Ming dynasty.

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

■ Cement Hall of Taiwan Cement Building (台泥大樓士敏廳), 3F, 113, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市中山北路二段113號3樓)

■ Tickets are NT$800; available through NTCH tickeing and online at

I Have A Date With Autumn (我和秋天有個約會), also part of a program for Hong Kong Week 2012 (香港週 2012), brings together some of the biggest stars of the Hong Kong stage in a drama set against the background of Hong Kong’s vibrant Canto-pop scene of the 1990s.

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

■ Novel Hall (新舞台), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

■ Tickets are NT$699 to NT$2,500; available through NTCH tickeing and online at

New Havoc in the Dragon Palace (新.鬧龍宮), part of a production in the Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legendary Classic Drama Series. A dramatization of one of the incidents from the Chinese classic Journey to the West (西遊記).

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

■ 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


New York Times columnist and environmental activist Andrew Revkin will be in Taipei next week to give a lecture, The Invisible Ax: Global Corporations Slaughter the Amazon, as part of the Taipei Salon (台北沙龍), a series of talks hosted by the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation (龍應台文化基金會). Kurtis Pei (裴家騏), a professor at the Institute of Wildlife Conservation, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, will moderate the lecture. Revkin, who has written extensively on sustainability issues and climate change, will discuss the global impact of rainforest destruction.

■ Dec. 1, from 2pm to 4pm

■ Yue-han Hall (月涵堂), 110 Jinhua St, Taipei City (台北市金華街110號). The lecture is in English. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Call (02) 3322-4907, or register online at

Taipei Discussion and Learning meets every Sunday at Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬) to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekend’s lecture is titled Permaculture: An old idea for a better future.

■ Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬), 1, Ln 16, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段16巷1號)

■ Every Sunday at 8pm

■ Entrance is free. For more information visit

Classical music

Celebrated American pianist Gary Graffman and Australian conductor Nicholas Milton will lead the National Symphony Orchestra through a program that includes Sergei Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Op. 25, as well as Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. The Ravel piece was commissioned in the late 1920s by an Austrian pianist who lost his right arm during World War I.

■ Saturday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

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