■ Performance Hall of Bureau of Cultural Affairs Hsinchu City (新竹市文化局演藝廳), 17 Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號); Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號); National Concert Hall, Taipei City and Yuanlin Performance Hall (員林演藝廳), 99, Ln 2, Chungcheng Rd, Yuanlin Township, Changhua County (彰化縣員林鎮中正路二巷99號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500 for Hsinchu, Tainan and Yuanlin, and NT$400 to NT$2,000 for Taipei, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
A Night of Romantic Russia (浪漫俄羅斯之夜) sees the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) performing together with concert pianist Chen Shi-wei (陳世偉) and violin soloist Huang Yi-jung (黃薏蓉) under the baton of conductor Gunther Herbig. The program will include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and March Slave, Op. 31.
■ Saturday at 7:30pm
■ Jhongli Arts Center (中壢藝術館), 16 Jhongmei Rd, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County (桃園縣中壢市中美路16號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or 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. Tomorrow night’s show by popular late 1990s disco rock band Sticky Rice (糯米糰) is sold out. Mando-pop star and Aboriginal diva Landy Wen (溫嵐) takes to the stage on Saturday. On Wednesday, it’s Mando-pop singer Cyndi Shaw (趙詠華).
■ 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 tomorrow and Saturday, and 8:30pm on Wednesday
■ Sold out tomorrow, NT$1,000 Saturday (NT$800 in advance) and NT1,800 Wednesday (NT$1,500). 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
No shows are scheduled for tonight or tomorrow at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. On Saturday, post-rock group 8mm Sky (八厘米天空) and indie-electronica veterans KbN (凱比鳥) take to the stage. Later on, Japanese underground hip-hop MC Shing02 and DJ A-1 headline a late-night show that also includes local hip-hop group Tripoets (參劈). On Sunday, it’s indie rock trio Fuguko (河豚子), indie-electronica outfit The Shine and Shine and Shine and Shine (閃閃閃閃) and Paper Girl (紙片女孩).
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8pm (Saturday’s hip-hop show begins at 11:30pm)
■ NT$500 Saturday, NT$800 for late-night show (NT$600 in advance) and NT$400 on Sunday (NT$300 in advance). Tickets for all shows can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts cutesy indie folk group Four Pens (四枝筆樂團). Mrs Apple (李蘋果), a solo acoustic female performer, follows with her own happy-go-lucky set. Guitar heavy indie rock group Pink Haze takes to the stage tomorrow, and on Saturday, it’s spacey-indie rock band Microcosmos (小宇宙) and acoustic female pop duo The Freshman (插班生).