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2008.3.27 Event Calendar

To Monday: “Lee Lee-nam’s Solo Exhibition.”
In the vein of the great visual artist Paik Nam-june, Lee Lee-nam uses video and liquid-crystal display screens to modernize traditional pieces. Lee’s versions of classics from Korea and other Asian countries become moving images of past still landscapes. He brings movement and life to images that one would typically see painted on traditional Korean screens.
In recent years, Lee has also incorporated modern art into his work. He uses video technology to add motion to the works of Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Critics have hailed Lee’s works for their ability to capture tension between old and new, stillness and movement and other contrasting themes.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 9 or Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 549-7574~6, www.parkryusookgallery.co.kr

Ongoing: “Description in Korean Art.” This special exhibition displays traditional paintings and calligraphy. Rather than focusing on the actual pieces, however, this exhibit emphasizes the inscriptions or notations written directly onto the canvas.
The act of inscription came into practice in ancient times. It was a method of denoting important information about the piece, such as details about the people or places depicted in the image. One example of a particularly informative inscription is found in some ancient Korean tomb murals. Based on the inscription, the murals were dated to the Goguryeo Kingdom.
Today, visitors to this exhibit will be able to see these inscriptions and gain a deeper understanding of ancient artwork.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission ranges from 3,000 won ($3) to 4,000 won.
(031) 320-1801, http://hoam.samsungfoundation.org

To May 14: “Mamma Mia!” Sophie is about to get married. Problem is, she doesn’t have a father to walk her down the aisle. But after finding her mother Donna’s diary, she learns that she has three possible dads. Sophie decides to send wedding invitations to all three in hopes of finding her father. Donna isn’t exactly happy to see her exes. But as the wedding nears, Donna and Sophie do a little soul searching of both the poignant and hilarious variety. In this musical by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of the Swedish disco quartet ABBA, expect to hear the Korean cast sing some of this beloved band’s greatest hits. On weekdays the curtain rises at 8 p.m. On weekends and holidays, the show is at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3
(02) 577-1987, www.mamma-mia.co.kr

Tuesday to April 27: “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney’s 1991 animated enchanted love story comes to the Korean stage. Belle, a beautiful bookworm, cares for her eccentric father Maurice. But when Maurice gets lost in the woods and discovers the terrifying denizen of a castle, Belle learns to not judge a book ― or a Beast ― by its cover.
This musical boasts music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Actors in mesmerizing costumes will portray the enchanted castle dwellers. The show is at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. On weekdays, groups of 20 or more can get tickets for an 11 a.m. matinee. Tickets are from 5,000 won for group matinees to 10,000 won.
Samgakji Station, line No. 4 or 6, exit 12
(02) 322-4111, www.gaemee.net

April 4 to 6: “Nol-bu Meets a Tiger.” This musical combines pansori, traditional Korean opera, folk songs and masked dance. By melding these different aspects of classical Korean music, this musical strives to make these ancient arts more accessible. Children will find the movements of the puppets especially entertaining. A tiger who has been pushed out of his natural habitat because of development hears about a cruel, cold-blooded man named Nol-bu. The tiger decides to take revenge on Nol-bu for the loss of his home. Tickets are 15,000 won.
Yatap Station, Bundang line, exit 2
(031) 783-8000, www.snart.or.kr/main.asp

April 7: “I Love Musicals.” Audience members at “I Love Musicals” may wonder if they’re seeing a musical or a talk show. The seats are a mere two meters (6 feet) from the stage, so guests will feel like they’re right in the middle of the action. Kang Hyo-sung tops the marquee. Prepare to sing along with the cast about everything you’d see on “Oprah.” But unlike an episode of your favorite talk show, you’ll be able to reach out and touch the stars on this stage.
Yaksu Station, line No. 6, exit 8
(02) 2234-3687, www.musicalhouse.net

April 5: “Falling in Between: Toto Live in Korea 2008.” This Grammy Award-winning American rock band may have debuted in 1976, but it’s going to take a lot to drag them offstage. Best known for their early 1980s hits “Africa” and “Rosanna,” Toto is still touring.
This concert marks Toto’s third visit to Korea in seven years, and this is also the band’s last stop on their current world tour.
After they leave the stage, die-hard fans may still be singing, “All I wanna do when I wake up in the morning is see your eyes.” Tickets range from 88,000 won to 110,000 won.
Children’s Grand Park Station, line No. 7, exit 1
(02) 3437-2002, www.domarthall.com

April 9: “Violet Jazz.” Jazz pianist Gene Bo-ra is a musical prodigy. She’s been a professional since age 16, and is known for her rebellious edge. As a child, despite her gift, she refused to play the works of Mozart and Beethoven. Instead, she’s made a name for herself with the rhythms and improvisation of jazz.
Although Gene’s songs seem to express a wide range of emotion, at age 20 she says she still hasn’t experienced the feelings that her music evokes. Tickets range from 22,000 won to 77,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr

April 9 to 10: “Lim Tae-kyung: New Album Release Concert.” The Crossover tenor Lim Tae-kyung has released a new album, “Sings the Classics.” Often dubbed a crossover artist, Lim sings pop, traditional Korean music and jazz, Lim proves himself to be more than an opera singer. In this show he’ll be crooning new interpretations of pop classics.
His full voice and sonic mastery may provide comfort to any troubled souls in the audience. Tickets range from 55,000 won to 88,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

April 17: “Duran Duran’s Red Carpet Massacre Tour in Seoul.” They’re “no-no-notorious” for their dashing good looks, but this quartet of handsome Britons can also rock with the best classic bands. Duran Duran has been away from Korea for about 20 years, so fans in Seoul should be “Hungry Like the Wolf” to hear their hits. This tour is named after their latest album, which features collaborative work with hip-hop/pop superstar Justin Timberlake and rapper Timbaland.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 410-1988, www.sosfo.or.kr

 EOBANG FESTIVAL, Gwangan-ri, Busan
April 11 to 13: Eobang, which means cooperation among fishermen, has long been a tradition in Busan. This festival shows off the sprawling scenery of Gwangan-ri beach. The event also features cherry blossom walks, museum exhibits of Paik Nam-june masterpieces and more. Fireworks will illuminate the sky in the evenings and Intangible Cultural Assets will perform centuries-old traditional music.
From Seoul, take a train to Busan Station, then transfer to Gwangan subway station.
(051) 610-4062, http://festival-eobang.suyeong. go.kr

April 11 to 13: Strawberries from South Chungcheong are among the best in Korea. At this festival, visitors will be able to pick as many strawberries as their baskets ― and bellies ― can hold. They’ll also be able to bake strawberry cakes, draw strawberries and make strawberry tteok. One of the centerpiece attractions will be a performance by an acrobatic troop from Pyongyang.
From Seoul, take a train or bus to Nonsan Station. Then walk 15 minutes to Youchae Flower Village.
(041) 733-0861, www.nonsan.go.kr

Pohang Steelers vs. Incheon United
Pohang Steel Yard, 3 p.m.
Jeju United vs. Seongnam Chunma
Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3:30 p.m
Ulsan Tigers vs. Jeonbuk Motors
Munsu World Cup Stadium, 4 p.m
Busan I’Park vs. Gwangju Sangmu
Busan World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m
Suwon Bluewings vs. Gyeongnam FC
Suwon World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Chunnam Dragons vs. Daejeon Citizen
Gwangyang Jeonyong, 3:30 p.m.
FC Seoul vs. Daegu FC
Seoul World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes Jamsil, 2 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins Munhak, 2 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants Daejeon, 2 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers Daegu, 2 p.m.
Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes Jamsil, 2 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers Daegu, 2 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins Munhak, 3 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants
Daejeon, 1:30 p.m.
LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

KT&G Kites vs. SK Knights Anyang, 3 p.m.
Samsung Thunders vs. LG Sakers
Jamsil, 3 p.m.
SK Knights vs. KT&G Kites Jamsil Student, 7 p.m.
LG Sakers vs. Samsung Thunders
Changwon, 7 p.m.
KT&G Kites vs. SK Knights Anyang, 7 p.m.
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