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2003.01.23 EventCalender

Jan 23,2003
SOCIAL CALENDAR

SEOUL FASHION WEEK

Today: The 2003 Seoul Fashion Week, held by the Korea Fashion Association and the Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation, shows off what local designers have in store for the public in the months ahead. About 130 garment and accessory manufacturers from Korea and abroad will participate. Visitors will also have an opportunity to buy some bags and accessories at reduced prices. There will be seminars on fashion and culture, trends and market tendencies to help designers forecast the year ahead.
Seoul Trade Exhibition Center, southern Seoul , Daechi-dong
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(02) 559-5360
www.seoulfashionweek.or.kr


LUCE WINE MAKER DINNER PARTY

Today: Paolo Battegazzore, a wine expert, will host a six course dinner, paired with the five Luce vintages at Table 34 at the Grand Inter-continental Hotel in Seoul. The focus will be on Jens Heier, Berlin's Chef of the Year for 2002, the grapes of Montalchino in Italy and the cuisine of Table 34. Tickets are 300,000 won ($250) and reservations are required.
Grand Inter-continental Hotel
Southern Seoul, Sam- seong- dong
From 7 to 10 p.m.
(02) 559-7631

MUSEUM EVENTS

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

To Feb. 16: "Donated Tiles of Yoo Chang-jong." A collection of roof tiles and bricks, amassed by Yoo Chang-jong over 30 years, covers a number of historical periods and a number of Asian countries, including China, Japan, Southeast Asia Korea.
Central Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Closed Mondays
(02) 398-5241
www.museum.go.kr


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

To May 3: "Take a Walk Through Contemporary Art." Displays 124 contemporary artworks, grouped into india ink, oil and watercolor paintings.
Central Seoul, Jongno
Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
(02) 2188-6000
www.moca.go.kr

FOREIGN MARKETS & WINE SHOPS

DAECHANG SANGHOE

Sells hard-to-find Japan-ese groceries at prices about 10 percent lower than at department stores.
Namdaemun Building D, basement, stall No. 41 Closed Sundays
(02) 754-7684


SHINCHANG SANGHOE

A Chinese grocery, where many Chinese chefs around the city shop.
Central Seoul, Jung-gu district, Bukchang-dong
(02) 752-2212


HOTEL SHILLA BAKERY

Uncommon wines, nice cheeses and meats. And, of course, bread.
Central Seoul, Jung-gu
(02) 2230-3377

HOTEL EVENTS

BUSAN MARRIOTT HOTEL

Saturday: "Burns' Supper." This charity tribute to Robbie Burns is organized by the Busan International Women's Association. The event includes Athol Brose, a five-course traditional Scottish meal complete with whiskey (Scottish, we hope) and wine (Scottish, we don't), haggis, Scottish dancing and various addresses. The charity fund will go to orphanages and institutions for handicapped children. The Burns' supper costs 80,000 won ($65).
Busan, Haeundae beach
(051) 747-4912


THE SHILLA SEOUL

Jan. 31 to Feb. 4: "Lunar New Year's Package." The Shilla Seoul offers four kinds of packages for the Lunar New Year, starting from 130,000 won. The basic package includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, use of the fitness club and swimming pool, 20 percent discount at the bakery shop and a 10 percent dinner discount at hotel's restaurants. Packages are available only for residents of Korea. Price is for two adults and two children under 12.
Central Seoul, Jangchung-dong
(02) 2230-3310



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