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[Sports in Korea]


KOREA BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Saturday, Nov. 16

KCC Egis vs. Korea Tenders

Jeonju

SK Knights vs. Dongyang Orions

Seoul

TG X-ers vs. LG Sakers

Wonju

SK Bigs vs. Samsung Thunders

Bucheon

Mobis Automons vs. SBS Stars

Ulsan

Sunday, Nov. 17

Mobis Automons vs. SK Knights

Ulsan

Korea Tenders vs. SK Bigs

Yeosu

LG Sagers vs. SBS Stars

Changwon

Dongyang Orions vs. KCC Egis

Daegu

Samsung Thunders vs. TG X-ers

Seoul

Tuesday, Nov. 19

SBS Stars vs. SK Knights

Anyang

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Korea Tenders vs. Dongyang Orions

Yeosu

TG X-ers vs. SK Bigs

Wonju

KCC Egis vs. Mobis Automons

Jeonju

Thursday, Nov. 21

LG Sakers vs. Samsung Thunders

Changwon



K-LEAGUE SOCCER

All games begin at 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Bucheon SK vs. Suwon Blue Wings

Bucheon

Ulsan Tigers vs. Busan Icons

Ulsan World Cup Stadium

Anyang Cheetahs vs. Jeonbuk Motors

Anyang

Daejeon Citizen vs. Jeonnam Dragons

Daejeon World Cup Stadium

Pohang Steelers vs. Seongnam Cheonma

Pohang



INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Korea vs. Brazil

Seoul World Cup Stadium



HORSE RACING

Seoul Racecourse, Gwacheon, 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. 16

First race post time: 11 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17

First race post time: 11 a.m.


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[Theme Parks]


DREAMLAND

Northern Seoul, Suyu Station (Line 4)

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

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

(02) 982-6800

www.dreamland.co.kr



SEOULLAND

Gwacheon, Gyeonggi province

The Christmas show "Santa Fantasia" runs daily until Dec. 25.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m.

(02) 504-0011.

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



LOTTE WORLD

Eastern Seoul, Jamsil Station (Line 2)

Pottery lessons are conducted once a week at the Folk Museum.

A "World Carnival Parade" runs daily until Dec. 31.

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

www.lotteworld.com/eng



EVERLAND

Yongin, Gyeonggi province

Everland's Christmas runs until Dec. 25. The program includes daily parades at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., concerts, and a fireworks display at 8 p.m. on weekends.

Open weekdays to 7 p.m., weekends to 9 p.m. (031) 320-5000

eng.everland.com


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[Live Music]


ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, Apgujeong-dong

Live jazz and R&B. Music bar and restaurant. The Yoo Seonghui Trio plays Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7-8 p.m. The main stage features live music 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays. The music ends at 11 p.m. on Sundays. The J.C. Clark Band plays Fridays. The Shin Dongjin Quartet performs Saturdays. The Lee Jung-sik band plays Sundays. Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

(02) 549-5490

www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr



THE PARIS BAR, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Hannam-dong

Piano bar. Live piano music from 7-10 p.m. daily.

(02) 799-8161



PLAY HOUSE, Hongdae

Different genres of music throughout the day. From 7 p.m. it's fusion jazz, and from 10 p.m. it's rock, heavy metal and dance. The cover is 5,000 won, which includes one drink. Business hours 5 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 352-7623



PLAY THE BLUES, Cheongdam-dong

Blues bar that helps promote the American musical style in Seoul. Musicians play the blues from 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

(02) 518-9991



PLAZA PUB, Seoul Plaza Hotel, Jung-gu

Live music from 9:30 p.m.-1:20 a.m. The Filipino trio Mix Beat plays a variety of music ?Western pop to Korean trot ?on weekdays and Saturdays.

(02) 310-7114



THE ROLLING STONES, Sinchon

Live rock music every day except on Mondays from 7:50 p.m. Business hours 1 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 325-6071



SKUNK HELL, Hongdae

A little hole in the wall that is trying to make a name as a punk club. Shows are a little irregular, but are held most Fridays and Saturdays, beginning around 7:30 p.m.



SLUGGER, Hongdae

Mostly hardcore, for a younger crowd.



TISKETCH, near Sook Myung Women's University, Yongsan district

Live guitar performances, sometimes by the owner, 8-11:30 p.m. Business hours 5 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 704-6550



W.A.S.P., Hongdae

Various live music, mainly really loud rock. Beginning on weekdays at 8 p.m. and weekends at 7 p.m. Bands such as Dead Point and Dokkebi play death metal music.

(02) 325-6267



WOODSTOCK, Itaewon

L.R.D. plays Mondays to Thursdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. It's open mike or jam sessions on Sundays.

(02) 749-6034


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[Clubs]


BLUE MONKEY, Sinchon

Mostly mainstream hip-hop music and cheap tequila shots.

(02) 362-4789

CLUB ARCHE, Sillim-dong

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

www.clubarche.com



CLUB TOOL, Hongdae

House music and hip-hop. On Friday and Saturday, Roller Coaster's Jinu spins freestyle midnight-1:30 a.m.

(02) 3141-0748



JOKER RED, Hongdae

A spacious house music club that has been around for years.

016-773-9196



MACONDO, Hongdae

Salsa and merengue music at the oldest Latin-music bar in Hongdae.



MATMATA, Hongdae

Funky interior and house music all night long, but 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



MYUNGWOLGWAN, Hongdae

A techno dance club that is most busy during late, late hours, especially after 2 a.m.

017-7332-9026



NB, Hongdae

Co-owned by one of the Seo Taiji Boys and almost always crowded from Wednesdays to Sundays. Featuring hip-hop music, and alternative trance and house dance music in the side room.

011-716-1716



SAAB, Hongdae

A variety of pop, hip-hop and house in this long-time Hongdae club.

(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. One of the few Hongdae clubs that still allows American soldiers to enter.

(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.



GRACE TRAVEL: ZEN MEDITATION

Two trips offered. The first operates Sundays. Visit a temple, practice zen meditation and eat a vegetarian lunch; finish the tour in Itaewon. Depart: noon. Return: 5:30 p.m. Cost: 70,000 won (minimum 2 persons).

The second trip is offered daily. Experience Buddhist ceremonies, folk music and dancing. Have a vegetarian dinner at the popular restaurant Sanchon. Depart: 4:30 p.m. Return: 9:30 p.m. Cost: 95,000 won (minimum 2 persons).

(02) 332-8946

GRACE TRAVEL: DAHN HAK

Monday to Friday. Dahn Hak teaches about gi (chi, qi, whatever you want to call it) energy and how to utilize it for improving the harmony between your mind and body. Depart: 1 p.m. Return: 5 p.m. Cost: 65,000 won (minimum 2 persons).

(02) 332-8946



GRACE TRAVEL: SEOUL WORLD CUP STADIUM TOUR

Daily. Tour the Korean kite-shaped World Cup Stadium. After the stadium, you can check out a ginseng center, Namdaemun market and Itaewon. Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 1 p.m. Cost: 35,000 won (minimum 2 persons).

(02) 332-8946



GRACE TRAVEL: SAMULNORI

Monday to Friday. Experience the 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

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


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[Books]



FICTION


GOOD HARBOR by Anita Diamant, Scribner, 17,720 won

THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philippa Gregory, Scribner, 22,150 won

A CRUEL DECEIT by Lauren Haney, Avon, 9,600 won

YEAR'S BEST by David G. Hartwell, Eos, 11,620 won

THE BRIDE'S KIMONO by Sujata Massey, Avon, 10,320 won



NONFICTION

ZIGLAR ON SELLING by Zig Ziglar, Ballantine, 21,350 won

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR SENIOR PARENTS ABOUT REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS by Theresa Foy Digeronimo, Jossey-Bass, 26,640 won

THE FIVE FACES OF GENIUS by Annette Moser-Wellman, Penguin, 18,760 won

RECREATING ASIA: VISION FOR A NEW CENTURY by Lee Kuan Yew, Wiley, 45,690 won

TUXEDO PARK: A WALL STREET TYCOON AND THE SECRET PALACE OF SCIENCE THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR ll by Jennet Conant, Simon & Schuster, 38,680 won
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