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2008.4.3 Event Calendar

INSA ART CENTER
To Sunday: “Park Eun-sun - Solo Exhibition.” Park Eun-sun is not a perfectionist. In fact, she tries to find beauty in brokenness and disrepair. Park’s work is free from the restriction of perfection, which often confines objects to a fixed perspective. For example, she lines up objects that are so similar that they appear to be mechanically produced, but then she adds unique aspects such as cracks and breaks. Park’s appreciation of decay springs from her years of living in Europe, where many historical remains lie in states of disrepair. The artist has felt the impermanence of broken objects firsthand, yet seeks to incorporate these discarded objects into a treasured landscape. Admission ranges from 1,000 won ($1.02) to 2,000 won.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 6
(02) 736-1020, www.ganaart.com

SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART
To June 15: “Selected eMerging Artists 2008: Four Ways to Look at Art.” This exhibit, called SeMA for short, is a biannual exhibition presenting young artists selected by the staff at the Seoul Museum of Art. The exhibition seeks to answer the question, “How can you portray the diversity and complexity of contemporary art in a simple way?” An answer is offered in the form of four themes: “Echo of Line and Colors,” “The Slogans Written in Water,” “Imaginary Crevice, Becoming a Monster” and “The Beauty of the Ordinary.”
The museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Closed Mondays. Admission is 700 won for adults and 300 won for children under 12.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exits 1, 11 or 12; Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 5; Seodaemun Station, line No. 5, exit 5
(02) 2124-8800, www.seoulmoa.org




HOAM ART HALL
Saturday to May 25: “Soridoduk.” This musical based on the 1998 film “Amy” highlights the uplifting power of music. When a little girl named Morning suffers her father’s death, she becomes mute. But after she finds recordings of her father’s singing, Morning heals and begins to share her own beautiful singing voice.
Morning’s vivacious voice proves infectious in her dreary town, and soon her neighbors begin to fill their homes with singing. Although the townspeople’s songs aren’t always happy, they offer comfort and peace. Throughout the performance the audience may discover the significance of communication.
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 60,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays. No performance on Mondays.
City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(02) 1577-5266, www.soridoduk.com

MUNHWA ILBO HALL
April 8 to May 4: “The Time Seller.” This Korean musical adaptation of the novel “The Time Seller: A Business Satire” comes to the stage due to popular demand. The original story, by Fernando Trias De Bes, adds the style of pansori, or Korean opera, and instruments such as the gayageum, or Korean zither, and electric bass add a modern Korean element.
When a man named Mr. Kim takes out a 35-year mortgage to buy a home, he tries his best to make his payments on time. But it’s not easy. As he toils away at his job, Mr. Kim complains and wishes to have time to himself ― this sparks a brilliant business idea. He starts selling “time of your own,” which becomes an enormously popular commodity. This musical teaches its audience that people should only impose on others a minimum of time, and expect the same in return. By doing so, people can make more time for their loved ones. Tickets range from 15,000 won to 30,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, 4 p.m. on Sundays. No performance on Mondays.
Seodaemun Station, line No. 5, exit 5
(02) 6481-1213, www.taroo.com

SEJONG CENTER
April 12 to May 5: “Sonagi (Shower).” This representative novel of Korean literature transforms into a musical. In this tale, a young boy and girl experience their first love. Generations of Korean people have fallen in love with this pure romance, which has made its way into middle school textbooks. The famous lyrical literature of Soon Won-hwang, the story’s author, will be reinterpreted through visuals. Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seung Ri of the Korean pop group, Big Bang, adds star power to the show as the male lead. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. No performance on Mondays. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 6 or 7
(02) 399-1772, http://www.sejongpac.or.kr

THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA
April 19 to 20: “Love in Asia.” As Korea becomes more multicultural, newcomers to this formerly homogeneous culture often run into problems. This musical seeks to dramatize the struggle of three such women married to Korean men. All three contend with their mothers-in-law, who adhere to tradition, and experience many other cultural clashes. Because these three wives are from different cultures, however, their only common ground is music.
Sorinaru, a traditional Korean performing arts troupe, creates a new style of pansori in this show. They fuse pansori and music from other Asian cultures to present Korea’s budding multiculturalism.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2
(02) 481-1031, www.sorinaru.co.kr




CROWN HOTEL
April 11: “Tiesto: Elements of Life World Tour Seoul.” Holland-born Tiesto boasts that he is the first D.J. in the world whose solo stadium events have sold out two nights in a row. He also manned the turntables at the opening ceremony for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Now this world renowned D.J. comes to Seoul. As Tiesto has grown as an artist, more of his tracks have become accessible to audiences around the world. This tour is named after his latest album. Tickets are 70,000 won.
Itaewon Station, line No. 6, exit 4
(02) 1544-2635, www.tiesto.com

CLUB ANSWER
April 11: “D’Sound 2008.” Norwegian pop group D’Sound comes to Seoul. With their acid jazz influence, this group has been creating its own funky brand of music for more than 10 years. Members Kim Ofstad, Jonny Sjo and Simone Larsen offer the best from their albums “The Spice of Life” (1996), “The Beauty is Blessing” (1998) and their most recent release, “My Today” (2006). Tickets cost 55,000.
Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 3
(02) 548-7115, www.clubanswer.co.kr

OLYMPIC PARK
April 22: “Andrea Bocelli Live in Korea.” The pioneer of “popera,” or opera pop, comes back to Korea after eight years. This blind Grammy nominee has sold more than 60 million albums. In this performance he’ll sing Korean fan favorites such as “Nessun Dorma,” “E lucevan le stelle,” “O sole mio” and “Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro).” Famous Italian maestro Marcello Rota will take the baton. Tickets range from 80,000 won to 280,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 410-1988, http://www.sosfo.or.kr

EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY
April 26 to 27: “Sikyung Story.” Soft, sweet ballads come to Ewha as Sikyung Sung performs his No. 1 hits and other tracks from his new album. Fans will hear Sung’s story through his songs. To make the concert more intimate, Sung has chosen a smaller venue than usual.
Tickets are from 55,000 won to 88,000 won.
Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3
(02) 1544-0737, www.goodconcert.com




K-LEAGUE SOCCER
Saturday
Gyeongnam FC vs. Jeju United
Changwon Jonghap, 3 p.m.
Busan I’Park vs. Suwon Bluewings
Busan World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m
Sunday
Daejeon Citizen vs. Incheon United
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Gwangju Sangmu vs. FC Seoul
Gwangju World Cup, 3 p.m.
Jeonbuk Motors vs. Pohang Steelers
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m
Daegu FC vs. Ulsan Tigers
Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.
Seongnam Chunma vs. Chunnam Dragons
Tancheon Jonghap, 3 p.m.
www.kleaguei.com

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

KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Playoff Semifinals
Saturday
Dongbu Promy KT&G Kites
Wonju Chiak, 3 p.m.
Sunday
KCC Egis Samsung Thunders
Jeonju, 3 p.m.
Monday
Dongbu Promy KT&G Kites
Wonju Chiak, 7 p.m.
Tuesday
KCC Egis Samsung Thunders
Jeonju, 7 p.m.
Wednesday
KT&G Kites Dongbu Promy
Anyang, 2 p.m.
www.kbl.or.kr


HAN RIVER YEOUIDO CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
To April 11: Cherry blossoms, azaleas, forsythias, bridal wreaths and deutzias are flowering around the Han River. To celebrate the river’s springtime beauty, this festival brings together performances that include world folk dances, the cooking show “Nanta,” magic shows, extreme sports and fireworks to the banks of the Han. During weekends and holidays, the festival will provide bus service between Seonyundo Park and Sky Park.
Dangsan Station, line No. 2, exit 4
(02) 2670-3114, www.tour.ydp.go.kr
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