TNLI Listing of Weekend Events (10/14-16)

TNLI Listing of Weekend Events (10/14-16)
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What's on and hot this weekend in Taiwan.

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Movies

■ The Accountant (會計師) / Action, Thriller / PG-15 / Trailer

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math genius making his living as a forensic accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. While taking on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a client, Wolff gets closer to learning about the truth behind a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars and leads to murders.

“The Accountant” is directed by Gavin O'Connor and stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow.

■ Inferno (地獄) / Mystery, Thriller / PG-12 / Trailer

Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of the last few days, and finds himself the target of a major manhunt. With the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) and his knowledge of symbology, Langdon tries to regain his freedom and lost memories while solving the most intricate riddle he has ever faced.

“Inferno” is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown, and it is the sequel to “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.” The film is directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.

Music

Chaojhou Street Music Festival (潮州街音樂節) / Oct. 15 / Around Chaojhou Street, Da’an District

Chaojhou Street (潮州街) is a part of Taipei where many Japanese choose to live and the area features plenty of traditional Japanese architecture. Combining Taiwanese and Japanese cultures, and cooperating with neighboring stores and residents, the Chaojhou Street Music Festival has invited 21 bands to perform.

The full lineup is available here.

MONKEY MAJIK Live in Taiwan 2016 (猴子把戲 2016台灣演唱會) / Oct. 15 / ATT SHOW BOX

Japanese pop rock band MONKEY MAJIK promises its audience a night of new songs and classic tracks.

Emil Wakin Chau Concert (周華健演唱會:今天唱什麼 華健30心頭好特別版演唱會) / Oct. 19 / Taipei Arena

Emil Wakin Chau (周華健) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his debut with a concert at the Taipei Arena. Various guests, including Jonathan Lee (李宗盛), Richie Jen (任賢齊), Mayday (五月天) and Tarcy Su (蘇慧倫), are also expected to perform at the concert.

Theater

Europe Connexion (歐洲聯結) / Oct. 14-16 / Wellspring Theater (水源劇場) / Intro

“Europe Connexion” is about a man who turns into a murderer while pursuing power and wealth.

The production is directed by French director Matthieu Roy and performed by Taiwanese and French actors. It will be performed in both Mandarin and French.

Senior on Broadway (仙角百老匯5─夢中的膨紗衫) / Oct. 14 / Taipei Arena

“Senior on Broadway” is a program launched by the Hondao Senior Citizen's Welfare Foundation (弘道老人福利基金會). The production allows senior citizens to perform on stage and is the group's fifth year at Taipei Arena. The senior citizens aim to use their talents to show the audience that as long as you keep trying, dreams never get old.

Exhibitions

Sound of Design (聽見設計展) / Sept. 30 - Oct. 15 / Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Combining music with brands, products and designs, “Sound of Design” is a unique exhibition bringing the magic of sounds to the audience.

International Design House Exhibition (國際設計大展) / Oct. 13–30 / Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Focusing on “improving the city with design,” the International Design House Exhibition is one of the events surrounding World Design Capital Taipei 2016. Designers from all over the world are showcased in the exhibition.

A Sea to Our Children (孩子的海洋) / Oct. 3 - Nov. 20 / XUE XUE WHITE (學學白色空間)

“A Sea to Our Children” exhibits artwork ranging from photography and oil paintings to sculptures and multimedia installations by five artists from around the world, highlighting ways to use natural ocean resources to develop global economic opportunities. This comes ahead of Saturday's referendum on a plan to allow casinos in Penghu.

First Editor: Olivia Yang
Second Editor: J. Michael Cole