The Time Between Two Mistakes is a dance, theatre, live music, video and art commentary based on Peter Brook’s masterpiece The Empty Space, a production that examines the concept of emptiness. Jan Lauwers, director of Brussels-based Needcompany, selected 12 Taiwanese dancers to join him in presenting the work as part of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at Taipei’s National Theater.
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm; tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and www.artsticket.com.tw
Forever Tales — My Little BIG World is a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra held in conjunction with the Puppet and Its Double Theater tonight at Taipei’s National Concert Hall. A variety of musical styles will be rendered with dance, drama and animation for this children’s performance of creative puppetry based on Lucas Richman’s Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant.
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tonight at 7:45pm, tomorrow at 10:30am and Sunday at 3pm; tickets are NT$400 to NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing and www.artsticket.com.tw
It is an evening of Russian music tomorrow at Taipei’s National Recital Hall with bass singer Julian Lo (羅俊穎) singing works by Peter Tchaikovsky, Modest Mussorgsky and Dmitri Shostakovich.
■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm; tickets are NT$600 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing and www.artsticket.com.tw
Romanian operatic soprano Angela Gheorghiu, winner of Diapason d’Or Awards and a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in France, will perform on Sunday with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra at Taipei’s National Concert Hall. Known for her interpretation of characters by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, the Taipei program will include works by Charles Gounod, Francesco Cilea, Georges Bizet and Giacomo Puccini.
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Sunday at 7:30pm; tickets are NT$2,000 to NT$6,000 (NT$500 to NT$1,600 tickets are sold out), available through NTCH ticketing and www.artsticket.com.tw
Back Bone, a funk and soul group from Japan featuring trombonist Kato Masahiro performs tomorrow at The Loft at WOW.
■ The Loft at WOW, 3F, 2, Ln 120, Wuchang St, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段120巷2號3F)
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ Tickets are NT$350, available through the venues Facebook page
Japanese deathcore/metalcore band Nocturnal Bloodlust will perform on Sunday at The Wall (這牆), a prominent Taipei venue for indie rock artists, as part of their Asia tour. Japan’s Kinoco Hotel, an outrageous intersection between Japan’s hardcore fetish scene and 1960s garage rock and psychedelia, wrapped up in the package of a four-woman rock band, will perform on Tuesday. Frontwoman Marianne Shinonome plays the keyboards and the role of an S&M queen — and you better believe the whip she brandishes onstage is real. Japanese singer and songwriter Ichiko Aoba will perform on Wednesday as part of her Asian tour. Japanese pop group Lamp will take the stage on Thursday.
■ 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: thewall.tw
■ The Wall show starts Sunday at 6pm and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm and 7:30pm on Thursday
■ Tickets cost NT$2,200 on Sunday, NT$900 on Tuesday, NT$1,500 on Wednesday and NT$1,300 on Thursday, available through thewall.tw
Sunday’s performance by crooner A-mei (何美) at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, is sold out. Wednesday’s show is by harp player and singer-songwriter Paige Su (蘇珮卿).
■ Legacy Mini at Amba Taipei Ximending (台北西門町意舍), 5F, 77, Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段77號5樓)
■Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$500 on Wednesday, available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Rock group Major in Body Bear (體熊專科) will hold an EP release party tonight at APA Mini (小地方展演空間). Pop singer Chiang Sung-lin (江松霖) is also on the bill.
■ B1,147, Hangzhou S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市杭州南路一段147號B1), tel: (02) 2327-8658. On the Net: www.facebook.com/apamini
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$500, available through www.indievox.com
There are two parties tonight at indie rock club Revolver. The first, which begins at 8pm, features punk, rock and alternative rock with Mad Dog and The Sackgasse and Japan’s Hem, Punik and Morllyheads. The later party, beginning after midnight, features hip hop with Xiao Lao Hu (小老虎). The venue will host two parties on Saturday. The first, beginning at 3:30pm, is punk rock, alternative lowbit music with COSiMOZ, Yugu and Japan’s Aonami. Dance music and alternative are on menu for the 11pm show, with Sonic Deadhorse, DJ Kool Klone and Henneysee on the roster. Josh Beats 237 will also give a live set. On Sunday, Liberation Zoo, Bacon Slap and Hippocampus will play alternative rock and indie rock. Pop rock and covers are on the menu Tuesday, with Gravity (重力樂團), The Anemoscope (風向儀) and Cigarfall (掉菸樂團).
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678. On the Net: www.facebook.com/revolver.taipei
■ Shows start tonight at 8pm and midnight, tomorrow at 3:30pm and 11pm, Sunday at 8:30pm and Tuesday at 9pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight at 8pm and NT$350 at midnight, NT$400 for each of tomorrow’s performances and NT$300 for Sunday and Tuesday
There are two parties tomorrow night at Pipe Live Music, a major venue for indie music and parties. Six acts will take the stage beginning at 7pm for You are Not the Target, including psychedelic rock group LFI, free improvisation saxophone by Wang Tzu-heng (王子衡) and the tribal drone sounds of Ruo Tan (若潭). At 11pm, there will be a Best Pro Mix DJ set with Allen W, Barfly, Bass Face, Lulosa and Muska.
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Shows start tomorrow at 7pm and 11pm
■ Admission is NT$300 tomorrow at 7pm and NT$400 at 11pm, available through www.indievox.com, pipemusic.kktix.cc and at FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Reggae artist Rick Buckman Coe performs tonight at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub in Taipei. Tomorrow it is Drunk Activated.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$300
Songstress Layyiting (小賴) performs tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Zorn Lu (盧志宏) of Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦) will take the stage tomorrow with punk rockers BB Bomb (BB彈). Puyuma group Paliulius Band is on the bill Thursday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Indian musician Copper King performs tomorrow at Kafka by the Sea (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free admission
The N.Y. Spirits (野生仙人掌) perform avant-garde and post-bop tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) with saxophonist Terry Hsieh (謝明諺). Mando-pop singer Will Lin (林威良) takes the stage tomorrow. Pop musician Denise Juan (阮丹青) performs on Sunday. CMO (CMO樂團) plays soul, blues and rock on Wednesday. Overdrive is also on the bill. On Thursday it is singer and guitarist Nawan (阿修). Paiwan-Amis ensemble Mafana will also perform.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 9pm tonight, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30pm tomorrown and 8pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$550 on Sunday and NT$350 on Wednesday and Thursday, available through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Soul/funk combo DC & the Funky Duds perform tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Jazz trio Sonus De Gaya performs tomorrow. Featuring drummer Adam Sorensen, Adam James Sorensen Quartet will take the stage on Wednesday. The Monday Club trio plays on Thursday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段 102 巷1號 B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappholive.com
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 today and tomorrow and NT$300 on Wednesday and Thursday
Folk rocker Cliff (克里夫, real name Huang Ke-wei 黃科維) will perform tomorrow at There Cafe & Live House (那兒咖啡), a venue for indie music in Taoyuan.
■ B1, 454, Fuxing Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市復興路454號B1), tel: (03) 339-8819.
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400, available through tickets.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com
Punk group Fire Ex (滅火器) will take the stage tomorrow at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. On Sunday, it is indie pop rock group Amazing Show (美秀集團).
■ 117, Anhe Rd, Taichung City (台中市安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Show starts at 8pm tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$1,200 tomorrow and NT$650 on Sunday, available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Indie rockers Fogbow (霧虹) perform tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan. Everfor is also on the bill.
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Tainan City (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$250, available at www.indievox.com
Instrumental group Sandbox (沙盒樂團) and funk/blues/alternative band Iron Punch (鐵擊) take the stage tomorrow at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$350, available at www.indievox.com
Blues musician Paul Lawrence performs tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City. Pop group Men Envy Children (小男孩樂團) will perform tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tiehua.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays
■ Entrance is NT$120 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow, available at tickets.books.com.tw