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).
■ 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 www.artsticket.com.tw
The Birthmark Behind the Ears (耳背上的印記), a production by Short One Player (三缺一劇團) that is primarily a semi-autobiographical monologue by actor Ho Hsiang-yi (賀湘儀).
■ Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (牯嶺街小劇場), 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei City (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號)
■ Tickets are NT$450; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Taipei Dad, New York Mom (台北爸爸‧紐約媽媽), a play based on the award-winning novel by gay filmmaker and author Mickey Chen (陳俊志) by the Mr Wing Theater Company (人力飛行劇團), is a passionate evocation of family life that spans Taiwan and the US over three decades.
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$2,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
China National Peking Opera Company (中國國家京劇院) presents a series of classic Beijing opera performances over the next week, bringing over established stars and introducing emerging talent in a huge showcase of outstanding operatic technique.
■ Tuesday through to Dec 22 at 7pm and Dec 23 at 2pm
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$500 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. The spotlight is on pop singer Lin Chun-yi (林俊逸) tonight. Tomorrow’s show is the latest in Legacy’s concert series The Next Big Thing showcasing up-and-coming talent. This week’s roster includes Kaohsiung-based Elephant Gym (大象體操) and Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格).
■ 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 8pm
■ NT$900 and NT$1,100 tonight and NT$200 tomorrow. 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 punk rock band BIGMAMA and Brit-rock outfit [Champagne] appear tomorrow night at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. On Sunday, it is indie rock group Miss Stocking (絲襪小姐).
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ 7pm tomorrow and 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,400 tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight at Neo Studio, a multi-purpose venue designed to host concerts, parties and fashion shows, French electronic music and fashion label Kitsune puts together an electronic party featuring Citizens!, Gildas, Mykal, NeonKidz and Disk0Kidz. Chthonic’s (閃靈) show on Sunday is already sold out. For more information, go to www.thewall.com.tw.