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2003.01.30 EventCalender

Jan 29,2003
SOCIAL CALENDAR

LUNAR NEW YEAR’S FESTIVAL

To Feb. 15: Join 3 different kinds of social events at one place. The National Folk Museum will kick off a special exhibition that will offer a comparative look at the New Year’s traditions of Korea, Japan and China during the Lunar New Year’s holiday. There will also be a wide array of traditional Korean festivities and folk games such as top spinning, shuttlecock kicking, seesawing and yut nori, a dice-like board game, at the outdoor plaza. The entrance fee is 1,000 won ($0.85) for adults and 500 won for students and children.
Downtown Seoul,
Gyeongbok Palace,
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays
(02) 734-1341
www.nfm.go.kr


WELL WISHING REMARKS

Saturday: The National Center for Korea Traditional Performing Arts will hold a Lunar New Year’s concert, featuring performances of nonggawollyeongga, a narrative folk song from the late Joseon period. Tickets are 10,000 won ($8.50), with discounts for students.
Southern Seoul, Seocho district
Begins at 5 p.m.
(02) 580-3300
www.sac.or.kr

MUSEUM EVENTS

MUSEUM OF KOREAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Preserving and exhibiting the materials and enhancing the understanding of Korean folk music.
Southern Seoul, Seocho-dong
Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
(02) 580-3303


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

To Sunday: “Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics.” Art trends in Korea, in particular monochrome works, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s are examined. About 140 works by 45 artists are on display.
Gyeonggi province, Gwacheon
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(02) 2088-6000
www.moca.go.kr

FOREIGN MARKETS & WINE SHOPS

DONGIL SANGHOE

Sells Chinese cooking materials and frozen foods. Relatively expensive, but generally higher quality.
Central Seoul, Namdaemun 4-ga
Open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
(02) 778-5620


MANSEUNG SANGHOE

Just about anything you might need for Chinese cooking, such as exotic spices and traditional liquors.
Central Seoul, Bukchang-dong
Open daily, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
(02) 753-5704

HOTEL EVENTS

SEOUL HILTON

To Feb. 28: “Martini Heaven.” The English-style pub the Oak Room offers several martinis such as the Sapphire Blue, Purple Butterfly and Martini Belini. Prices range from 8,800 won to 11,000 won ($7.50-9.50).
Central Seoul, Namdaemun
(02) 317-3235


GRAND HYATT SEOUL

Friday: “Lunar New Year Hampers.” The Deli introduces four types of gift baskets as Lunar New Year gifts. Each set includes wines, cookies, chocolates, sauces, oils, vinegars, jams, fine teas and coffees and more. The Deli also offers a Korean-style hamper, with Korean traditional liquor, green teas, honey and more. You may also create your own gift basket. Prices range from 230,000 won to 480,000 won.
Central Seoul, Hannam-dong
(02) 799-8167



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