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2008.5.15 Event Calendar

May 15,2008
GALLERY IHN
To May 28: “Teo Gonzalez.” This is the Spanish-born artist’s second exhibition in Gallery IHN after “Beyond the Sensibility” in 2006. His works are displayed at New York’s MoMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Gonzalez’s minimalist works are unpredictable and spontaneous, fusing extreme accuracy and freedom.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1; Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 2; Gwanghwamun Station line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 732-4677, www.galleryihn.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA
To Aug. 31: “The Glory of Persia.” The exhibition displays artifacts from the Achaemenid Dynasty and the Sassanian Dynasty, loaned from five Iranian museums, including the National Museum of Iran and the Persepolis Museum. The vast empire of Persia extended from the highlands of Iran to Central Asia between the sixth century B.C. and the seventh century A.D. The exhibition features gold items that demonstrate the wealth of the Persian Empire, as well as prehistoric pottery and bronze ware that attest to the long history and culture of Persia and Iran. In addition, displays from the Silla Dynasty, and the eastern end of the Asian continent, will illustrate the ancient trade connections between the East and the West along the Silk Road.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and to 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Admission ranges from 8,000 won ($7.64) to 10,000 won.
Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 793-2080, http://www.persia2008.com/





LG ART CENTER
May 16 to 18: “Metamorphosis.” What is the difference between a human and an insect? The masterpiece of surrrealist writer Franz Kafka is brought to the stage by the Vesturport Theater Company. The story begins when salesman Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself transformed into a “monstrous” insect. As Gregor experiences alienation from his family, he becomes alienated from his psychological and physical self. Is he a human being or an insect? In this mixture of realism and fantasy, it’s up to the viewer to decide.
The show is staged at 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

ARKO ARTS THEATER
May 22 to 25: “The Permanent Way.” The 2008 Seoul Theater Festival brings you David Hare’s documentary play, which is rarely staged in Korea. The story focuses on two railway accidents in Britain and Korea. Throughout the play, audiences will discover why such catastrophes repeatedly occur and how individuals recover from these never-ending disasters. Praised for its strong message, viewers won’t be disappointed by the work of this British playwright.
Tickets are 20,000 won. The play starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 744-0300, http://artstheater.arko.or.kr
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA
May 23 to July 19: “Jumderella.” Korean ajumma are generally portrayed as battle-hardened self-sacrificing mothers.
In the musical “Jumderella” (Ajumma + Cinderella), audiences see that these mothers were also once young girls with big dreams. Twenty years after graduation, five high school friends are living contrasting lives.
They haven’t seen each other since graduation, but upon hearing that one of their friends has cancer, they finally reunite.
To others, these women might look successful and happy, but are they really satisfied with their lives?
Reminiscing on the past 20 years, the five friends share stories and cry on each others’ shoulders as they explore what happened to their dreams.
The show is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays (except Mondays) and 3 and 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Tickets range from 33,000 won to 55,000 won.
Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 2077-9000, www.musicalzoom.com

COEX ART HALL
From May 23: “Chance Season 3.” What would you do if you win the lottery? This French musical comedy explores that issue as it looks at the lives of six office workers longing for both love and money.
Stuck in their dead-end jobs, the characters find their dreary lives changed forever thanks to their winning lottery ticket. But as they live the good life with fast cars and designer clothes, can they really find that elusive ideal of happiness?
The show is staged at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Tickets cost 40,000 won.
Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 6
(02) 6000-6790~1, www.coexarthall.co.kr

K-LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Saturday
Pohang Steelers vs. Gyeongnam FC
Pohang Steel Yard, 3 p.m.
Sunday
Busan I’Park vs. Seongnam Chunma
Busan World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Gwangju Sangmu vs. Suwon Bluewings
Gwangju World Cup, 3 p.m.
Daejeon Citizen vs. FC Seoul
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Daegu FC vs. Jeju United
Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.
Ulsan Tigers vs. Incheon United
Ulsan Munsu, 4 p.m.
Jeonbuk Motors vs. Chunnam Dragons
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 5 p.m
www.kleaguei.com

KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION
Today
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears
Munhak, 6:30 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers
Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Masan, 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow
Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles
Munhak, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes
Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday
Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions
Jamsil, 5 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles
Munhak, 5 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins
Gwangju, 5 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes
Sajik, 2 p.m.
Sunday
Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions
Jamsil, 5 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles
Munhak, 5 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins
Gwangju, 5 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes
Sajik, 5 p.m.
Tuesday
Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. SK Wyverns
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. SK Wyverns
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
www.koreabaseball.or.kr


JAMSIL SPORTS COMPLEX
May 24: “The History: The Leopard of Kilimanjaro.” Cho Yong-pil is holding a concert to thank his fans for 40 years at the top of Korean music. Cho’s passion for performance has made him a beloved singer. After his highly successful 2003 concert, fans are anxious to see what surprises Cho will spring this year.
Starting in Seoul, he plans to tour 22 cities around Korea. He will also perform in Los Angeles and New York.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 150,000 won. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
(02) 1566-1369, www.choyongpil.com

DOM ART HALL
May 17 to 18: “M.C. the MAX Spring Concert.” Korean group M.C. the MAX is holding a concert entitled “Neo-Classic.” In attempting to outdo last year’s concert, they will adopt a fresh approach with 20 musicians performing alongside the popular group. M.C. the MAX often touches audiences with their emotional ballads and themes of love and parting.
Tickets range from 44,000 won to 77,000 won. The concert starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Children’s Grand Park Station, line No.7, exit 1
(02) 517-0394, www.domarthall.com

MAPO ART CENTER
May 30 to June 1: “Yang Hee-un Concert Picnic.” Yang Hee-un is holding a family concert with a spring picnic theme. A steady seller in the Korean music industry, Yang is appreciated by all ages for her unique vocals, beautiful lyrics and pure guitar-based sound. Yang will be performing her hit songs “White Magnolia,” “Morning Drops” and “Unattainable Love.”
The concert starts 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 77,000 won.
Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 5
(02) 522-9933, www.mapoartcenter.or.kr


SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2008, Sejong Center Grand Theater
May 21 to 24: Enjoy jazz and wine in Seoul. This year’s Seoul Jazz Festival, “Prestige Music Festival in the City,” features an unprecedented array of artists. Kim Gwang-min, Park Lena, and Lee Hyun-woo will perform for the Jazz-Pop Crossover Night. Charismatic trumpeter Chris Botti will play at the Romantic Jazz Night. The Crusaders, pioneers of contemporary jazz, will perform for the Funky Groove Night. The English acid jazz band Incognito will headline the Stylish Jazz Night. Complimentary wine will also be provided before the shows.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Shows start 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 7 p.m Saturday.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8
(02) 563-0595, www.seouljazz.co,.kr

THE 12th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL, COEX
May 21 to 25: SETEC 2008 celebrates its 12th anniversary of highlighting the fast-changing media environment and presenting the latest trends in the animated film industry. Supported by the Seoul metropolitan government and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, SETEC is an annual festival of animation, cartoons and related art genres in Seoul. This year, Sicaf has prepared a comprehensive event with a wide range of programs which both the general public and animation enthusiasts can enjoy. Besides the exhibitions, there are concerts, competitions and signing sessions.
Tickets range from 3,000 won to 5,000 won.
Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5 or 6
(02) 755-2216, www.sicaf.or.kr



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