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[Sports in Korea]


K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday, Oct. 19

Ulsan Tigers vs. Seongnam Cheonma

Ulsan World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Jeonnam Dragons vs. Suwon Blue Wings

Gwangyang, 3 p.m.

Pohang Steelers vs. Anyang Cheetahs

Pohang, 3 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Jeonbuk Motors

Cheonan, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Busan Icons vs. Bucheon SK

Busan, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Ulsan Tigers vs. Anyang Cheetahs

Ulsan World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jeonbuk Motors vs. Jeonnam Dragons

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Seongnam Cheonma vs. Suwon Blue Wings

Seongnam, 7:30 p.m.

Pohang Steelers vs. Bucheon SK

Pohang, 7:30 p.m.



Korea baseball organization

"At" refers to the team batting at the bottom of the inning.

Friday, Oct. 18

Hyundai Unicorns at LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears at SK Wyverns

Incheon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions at Lotte Giants

Busan Sajik Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Hyundai Unicorns at LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Stadium, 5 p.m.

Hanhwa Eagles at Lotte Giants

Busan Sajik Stadium, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions at Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Doosan Bears at SK Wyverns

Incheon, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Samsung Lions at Kia Tigers

Gwangju



HORSE RACING

Seoul Racecourse, Gwachon, Gyeonggi province

Subway line No. 4, Seoul Race Course Station

(Parking limited; public transportation recommended)

Admission: 800 won

Rooms on the sixth floor of the grandstand are reserved for foreigners. Translation service is available in English, Chinese and Japanese; English programs are available. An ID card or passport is required for entry; one Korean guest can accompany each foreign visitor. The facility opens at 9:30 a.m. on race day; reservations are recommended. Call (02) 509-1221 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, or (02) 509-1217 on race days. Win, place, show, quiniela, exacta bets available. Betting limit: 100,000 won each race.

Saturday, Oct. 19

First race post time: 11 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20

First race post time: 11 a.m.


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[Theme Parks]



DREAMLAND

Northern Seoul, Suyu Station (Line 4)

There is a seal show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the hour. A separate fee is required: 3,500 won ($2.50) for adults and 2,500 won for children.

A day pass, providing access to most of the park's attractions and rides, costs 16,000 won for adults, 14,000 won for teens and 12,000 won for children.

Open 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.

(02) 982-6800

www.dreamland.co.kr



LOTTE WORLD

Eastern Seoul, Jamsil Station (Line 2)

Large flower displays formed into the shapes of towers and animals are on display until Sunday.

Free beer is given out to people visiting the park until Sunday.

Magicians perform at 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 8 p.m. daily. The magic show costs 3,000 won for adults, 2,500 won for students and 2,000 won for children. It is free for day- and season-pass holders.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (02) 411-2000

www.lotteworld.com/eng



SEOULLAND

Gwacheon, Gyeonggi province

Sundays and Saturdays until Oct. 27, clowns will be performing.

Featuring more than 100 artistic and creative works made out of paper -- from dinosaurs and insects to airplanes and cartoon characters -- are on display until Feb. 23. Even the backdrops are made from paper.

Models of European cities and villages, as well as an artist's conception of a future underwater city, are in the "Mini-Land" exhibition, running to December.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. Closing times vary. (02) 504-0011.

eng.seoulland.co.kr/eng/main.asp

EVERLAND

Yongin, Gyeonggi province

Chrysanthemums and the red, yellow and orange autumnal leaves in the Four Seasons Garden create a beautiful environment for taking walks throughout the fall.

Open daily; hours vary depending on the day of the week.

(031) 320-5000

eng.everland.com


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[Live Music]


ALL THAT JAZZ, Itaewon

Live jazz nightly by Korean and foreign musicians every night from 9 to 11 p.m. The J.C. Clark Band plays on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

(02) 795-5701



BARAM, Hongdae

Live music by indie bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning around 7 p.m.

(02) 422-8211

www.ssamnet.com



BIG ELECTRIC CAT, Itaewon

Rock on Friday nights, mixed on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

(02) 792-0754

www.ebigcat.com



BIRDLAND, Sinchon

Live jazz Mondays through Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.

(02) 312-7021



BLUE MOON, Apgujeong-dong

Smooth, live jazz every night. The music starts at 7 p.m, except on Sundays when it starts at 8 p.m. Business hours are 11 a.m.-midnight daily.

(02) 549-5490



BLUES & JAZZ, Itaewon

Live music every night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Business hours 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

(02) 3785-1592



BOBBY LONDON, Lotte Hotel, Jung-gu

British performers play live pop music every hour from 8:40 p.m.-12:40 a.m. During happy hours (5-8 p.m.), whiskey is discounted 20 percent and beer is 50 percent off. The club is open 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. daily.

(02) 317-7091



BONANZA HOLE, Hongdae

Live rock music on weekends.

(02) 336-7002

CACTUS, Myeong-dong

Yata Jazz Band performs live on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

(02) 751-2111



CHUNNYUN DONGANDO, Daehangno

A variety of live jazz is performed nightly, ranging from big band to bebop to fusion. Bands include Han Sang-won Band, Im In-geon Project, Taste of Jazz, Lee Jeong-sik Quartet, Wave, The Choi Se-jin Quintet, and Sin Gwan-ung Big Band. There are three daily sessions at 6:50 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.

(02) 743-5555

www.chunnyun.com



CLUB BBANG, Sinchon

Live rock, pop, folk music from Friday to Sunday at 7:30-10 p.m.

(02) 362-1089

www.clubbang.com



CLUB EVANS, Hongdae

Sunday jam sessions 7:30-11 p.m., Dear Monday on Mondays.

(02) 3141-0626

www.clubevans.com



DRUG, Hongdae

Where famous Korean indie bands such as Crying Nut and No Brain began. These days, punk bands including Lazy Bone, 18 Cruk and Pastel play here. Live music at every Friday or Saturday at 6:30-10 p.m. There is 5,000 won entrance fee and you cannot buy drinks inside the club (indeed, there is almost nothing inside this minimalist space).

(02) 326-3085

www.drugrecords.co.kr


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[Clubs]



G, Itaewon

This is one of the most fun clubs in Sinchon, catering to a largely gay clientele, although all are welcome.



HODGE PODGE, Hongdae

A busy -- some Saturdays packed-solid -- dance-pop scene. Three resident deejays, Yang-in, Bin and Gyeong-jib, play hip-hop, pop-rock and hardcore to 4 a.m.

016-259-2302



JOKER RED, Hongdae

Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Sunshine spins tribal house from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. DJ Robby and DJ Penguin Deluxe spin house to 4 a.m.

016-773-9196

MATMATA, Hongdae

Funky interior and house music play all night long. Saturday, DJ YaongII spins 9-10:30 p.m., DJ WooA plays 10:30 p.m.-midnight, DJ Bandi spins midnight-1:30 a.m. and 3-4 a.m., and DJ Yeongjun plays 1:30-3 a.m. and 4 a.m. to close.

016-394-6220



MONGWHAN, Sinchon

Three floors decorated in three different styles at this quirky, groovy bar. The downstairs features dance and techno; the upstairs is more mellow, with art on the walls and cushions on the floor.

(02) 325-6218



SAAB, Hongdae

A variety of pop, hip-hop and house in this long-time Hongdae club. DJ Smood and DJ Noa spin hip-hop. DJ Superfly plays house.

(02) 324-6929



S BAR, Cheongdam-dong

A too-hip-for-you kind of bar that features mellow techno music (usually), expensive drinks (always) and the kind of people who don't care how expensive their drinks are.

(02) 546-2713



STOMPERS, Itaewon and Hongdae

The granddaddy of Itaewon clubs has opened a branch in Hongdae. Both are typically full-to-bursting on Saturday nights, with the Hongdae branch being perhaps a little less rowdy.

(02) 797-6847 (Itaewon branch)


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[Tours and Events]


Many tours sell out quickly. Others that are undersubscribed may be canceled. We suggest that you call as early as possible to inquire about availability.



ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY:

MOUNT JIRI AND NAMWON TOUR

Oct. 26 to 27. A two-day, one-night tour to the southern part of the peninsula. The first day includes a visit to Namwon and Hwaomsa temple at Mount Jiri. The second day's highlight is an excursion to Chonghakdong Village, to the east of Mount Jiri, where traditional modes of living are still practiced. Participants can bring a packed lunch for Saturday or buy food at a rest stop. Depart 8 a.m. Return 8:30 p.m. Cost: 153,600 won, which includes transportation, accommodation (Korean style) and three meals (Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch). Beverages not included.

(02) 763-9483



STAR TRAVEL: TAEKWONDO

Daily. Beginner's courses in taekwondo offered between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cost: 65,000 won.

(02) 569-8114



TEMPLE STAYS

To Oct. 31. Experience life at Incheon's Jeondeungsa temple and see how monks print sutras using traditional methods. Guests can also practice calligraphy and meditation, and visit a natural history museum. Transportation must be arranged independently. Cost: 50,000 won for 1 day, 2 nights; 75,000 won for 2 days, 3 nights.

(02) 732-9925



USO: SEOUL CITY NIGHT TOUR

Saturday. Cruise and dinner. Package includes a 60-minute excursion on the Han River, dinner at the 63 Building, followed by a tour of Namsan Tower. Depart: 4:40 p.m. Return 10 p.m. Cost: $45.

(02) 795-3028

Here are some new English-language titles available at downtown Seoul's Kyobo Book Center. (02) 397-3507


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[Books]



FICTION

THE LUNATIC CAFE

by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, 10,080 won

THE FOUR FEATHERS by A.E.W. Mason, Pocket, 10,430 won

THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen,

Ballantine, 11,840 won

MY DREAM OF YOU by Nuala O'Faolain, Riverhead, 20,150 won



NONFICTION

MANUFACTURING CONSENT by

Edwin S. Herman and Noam Chomsky,

Pantheon, 27,570 won

REAL GOLF: 120 TIPS FOR BETTER GOLF AND LOWER SCORES

by David Gould, Andrews McMeel,

16,350 won

THE BEST OF TIMES: AMERICA IN THE CLINTON YEARS by Haynes Johnson,

Harcourt, 43,070 won

CHINA DOWN: THE STORY OF A

TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS

REVOLUTION by David Sheff, Harper,

40,240 won
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