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[Sports in Korea]


KOREA BASKEBALL LEAGUE

Saturday, Nov. 2

SK Bigs vs. TG X-ers

Bucheon

Korea Tenders vs. KCC Egis

Yeosu

Dongyang Orions vs. SK Knights

Daegu

Samsung Thunders vs. Mobis Automons

Seoul

SBS Stars vs. LG Sakers

Anyang

Sunday, Nov. 3

TG X-ers vs. Dongyang Orions

Wonju

KCC Egis vs. SK Bigs

Jeonju

LG Sakers vs. Samsung Thunders

Changwon

Mobis Automons vs. Korea Tenders

Ulsan

SK Knights vs. SBS Stars

Seoul

Tuesday, Nov. 5

TG X-ers vs. SK Knights

Wonju

Dongyang Orions vs. Mobis Automons

Daegu

Wednesday, Nov. 6

KCC Egis vs. LG Sakers

Jeonju

Samsung Thunders vs. SBS Stars

Seoul

TG X-ers vs. Korea Tenders

Wonju

Thursday, Nov. 7

SK Knights vs. SK Bigs

Seoul



K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday, Nov. 2

Ulsan Tigers vs. Daejeon Citizen

Ulsan World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Pohang Steelers vs. Jeonnam Dragons

Pohang, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Seongnam Cheonma vs. Jeonbuk Motors

Seongnam, 3 p.m.

Anyang Cheetahs vs. Bucheon SK

Anyang, 3 p.m.

Busan Icons vs. Suwon Blue Wings

Busan, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Jeonbuk Motors vs. Busan Icons

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

Suwon Blue Wings vs. Pohang Steelers

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

Jeonnam Dragons vs. Ulsan Tigers

Gwangyang, 7 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Anyang Cheetahs

Daejeon World Cup Stadiums, 7:30 p.m.

Bucheon SK vs. Seongnam Cheonma

Bucheon, 7:30 p.m.



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, Nov. 2

First race post time: 11 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

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 to 5 p.m. on every 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



EVERLAND

Yongin, Gyeonggi province

Chrysanthemums and autumnal leaves in the Four Seasons Garden create a beautiful environment for walks during the fall.

Open daily; hours vary depending on the day of the week. Until Thursday, the park will close at 10 p.m.

(031) 320-5000

eng.everland.com



LOTTE WORLD

Eastern Seoul, Jamsil Station (Line 2)

Pottery lessons for adults and children are held once a week at the Folk Museum. Each session runs three hours. Cost: 60,000 won for four sessions, including materials.

The "World Carnival Parade" runs until Dec. 31.

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

To Sunday. The "119 Fire Department Festival" features various models of Korean fire engines, videos of fire fighters in action and computer games related to their work.

The "Chrysanthemum Exhibit" featuring tall, colorful flowers, offset by the autumn's leaves, runs until Nov. 10.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m.

(02) 504-0011.

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


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[Live Music]


BONANZA HOLE, Hongdae

Live rock music on weekends.

(02) 336-7002



CACTUS, Myeong-dong

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

(02) 751-2111



CHUNNYUN DONGANDO, Daehangno

Live jazz nightly. Bands include Han Sang-won Band, Im In-geon Project, Taste of Jazz, Lee Jeong-sik Quartet, Wave, Choi Se-jin Quintet and Sin Gwan-ung Big Band. There are three sessions every evening at 6:50, 9 and 11:50 p.m.

(02) 743-5555

www.chunnyun.com



CLUB EVANS, Hongdae

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

(02) 3141-0626

www.clubevans.com



COMPASS ROSE, Westin-Chosun Hotel, Jung-gu

Live jazz nightly, except Sundays, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 317-0365

DRUG, Hongdae

Where famous Korean indie bands like Crying Nut and No Brain began. These days, punk bands such as Lazy Bone, 18 Cruk and Pastel play here. Live music 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



HOT HOUSE JAZZ CLUB, Hongdae

Live jazz and fusion music, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

(02) 332-2171

www.hotjazzclub.com



HUNTER'S TAVERN, Grand Inter-Continental Hotel, Gangnam

The six-piece band Manila Connection plays pop and show tunes Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 559-7619



HWASUMOK, Cheongdam-dong

Live acts from Monday to Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

(02) 548-5429



JAMMERS, Hongdae

Variety of live music, mostly modern rock and hardcore, 8-10 p.m. Performances nightly except Mondays.

(02) 325-3914



JANUS, Cheongdam-dong

Live jazz twice nightly, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Additional concert at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

(02) 546-9774


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[Clubs]



BAHIA, Hongdae

Salsa music, 6 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 335-1512



BLUE MONKEY, Sinchon

Mostly mainstream hip-hop music and cheap tequila shots.



CLUB ARCHE, Sillim-dong

Techno music comes to the neighborhood near Seoul National University. Far from the usual (and usually maddening) crowd.



CLUB TOOL, Hongdae

House music and hip-hop. Fridays and Saturdays, Roller Coaster's Jinu spins freestyle from midnight to 1:30 a.m.

(02) 3141-0748

G, Itaewon

One of the most fun clubs in Itaewon, 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



MACONDO, Hongdae

Salsa and merengue music at the oldest Latin-music bar in Hongdae, if not Korea.



MATMATA, Hongdae

Funky interior and house music all night long. The scene really gets going after midnight.

016-394-6220



MI, Hongdae

The oldest electronic music club, featuring house, trance and jungle techno.

(02) 3141-2046



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



NB, Hongdae

Co-owned by one of the Seo Taiji boys, always crowded with hip-hop fans.

011-716-1716


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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:

TEMPLE AND HIKING TOUR

Sunday. Visit the Yongmunsa (Dragon Gate Temple) in Gyeonggi province. Highlights include a 1,000-year-old Gingko tree. The entire hike takes about three hours. Those who don't want to make the trek may stay at the temple or visit a nearby market which sells items produced in local villages. You should bring a picnic lunch or plan to buy lunch at the rest stop. Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 7 p.m. Cost: 33,00 won

(02) 763-9483

GRACE TRAVEL: MODERN SEOUL TOUR

Daily. Seoul Tower to Deoksu Palace to see Korea's contemporary art and the Royal Museum (Sagan-dong street galleries and the National Folk Museum on Mondays). Also: the COEX aquarium, Dongeun Temple and a cruise on the Han River. Depart: 9 p.m. Return: 5 p.m. Cost: 98,000 won (minimum 2 persons; lunch included). (02) 332-8946



GRACE TRAVEL: POTTERY TOUR

Daily. Visit the Incheon pottery village to observe and make your own ceramics. You have the option of having the pieces delivered after they are fired. Depart: 9 p.m. Return: 1 p.m. Cost: 75,000 won (minimum 2 persons).

(02) 332-8946



GRACE TRAVEL: SAMULNORI

Monday to Friday. Experience traditional music played with four percussion instruments. Depart: 3 p.m. Return: 7 p.m. Cost: 65,000 won (minimum 2 persons). (02) 332-8946



GRACE TRAVEL: MAGIC SCHOOL

Daily. Learn from the pros. Depart: 3 p.m. Return: 7 p.m. Cost: 65,000 won (minimum 2 persons)

(02) 332-8946

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


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[Books]


FICTION

POSSESSION by A.S. Byatt, Vintage, 11,790 won

CSI: SPIN CITY by Max Allan Collins, Pocket, 10,550 won

DEAD SLEEP by Greg Iles, Signet, 11 620 won

WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch, Black Bay, 20,590 won

THE DARK ROOM by Rachel Seiffert, Vintage, 19,630 won



NONFICTION

GILDED CITY by M.H. Dunlop, Harper, 23,260 won

ISLAM by Karen Armstrong, Modern Library, 29,040 won

TALIBAN by Ahmed Rashid, Yale, 22,320 won

EINSTEIN IN LOVE by Dennis Overbye, Penguin, 21,640 won

JIHAD: THE RISE OF MILITANT ISLAM by Ahmed Rashid, Yale, 35,830 won
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