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2008.4.10 Event Calendar

SUNGKOK ART MUSEUM
Tomorrow to May 25: “Awardees, 1998 - 2007.” The art world is notorious for being impenetrable. Young artists have a hard time finding appreciation for their work, let alone pay, hence the creation of the term “starving artists.” To cultivate the talent of young artists and encourage their creativity, the Sungkok Art Museum launched “Artists of Tomorrow,” a project for emerging Korean artists, in 1998.
Now in its 10th year, Artists of Tomorrow produces the exhibition “Awardees, 1998 - 2007,” which displays the work of 33 artists of domestic and international acclaim who have received assistance from the program. The work in this exhibition seeks to represent the traditional and forward-thinking ideals of Korean modern artists. Expect to see various media, including paintings, collage, drawings and installations. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission is 5,000 won ($5) for adults and 3,000 won for youth. Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7; Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 7
(02) 737-7650, www.sungkokmuseum.com


LIG ART HALL
To May 5: “Little Donkey.” Expect more from this puppet musical than Punch-and-Judy-esque entertainment. With larger-than-life puppets, this show teaches lessons on friendship and family to child audiences. When a typhoon sweeps away Mama Donkey’s sock laundrette, one of her biggest customers, Marabou, a giant bird, rages over the loss of his stockings.
This prompts the kite-loving Little Donkey to step in and save the day.
Based on the characters of Dutch author Rindert Kromhout’s picture-book series “Kleine Ezel (Little Donkey),” the show’s menagerie includes animals of different species and personalities. Tickets range from 15,000 won to 25,000 won.
Gangnam Station, line No. 2, exit 8
(02) 594-4025, http://www.ligarthall.com

JUNGMISO
Tomorrow to June 15: “Some Girl(s).” Korean actors give new face to British playwright Nick LaBute’s original production. On the eve of his wedding, a movie director named Jin-wu decides to celebrate his last bit of bachelorhood by going on a trip with four ex-girlfriends. Skilled veteran Lee Seok-joon plays Jin-wu, who revisits elements of his past through each encounter. Tickets range from 25,000 won to 35,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 3673-2162~3001, http://www.gaeksuk.com

NAON THEATER
Saturday to May 12: “I Loved Him.” Mi-young, a literature teacher, has a crush on her colleague Jung-tae, an English teacher. One day, after Mi-young has a rough meeting with the school principal, Jung-tae takes pity on her and invites her for a drink. Finally, Mi-young has a chance to share her affections for Jung-tae. Sparse sets give the actors plenty of space to use their emotion in this play.
Tickets range from 15,000 won to 20,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 4
(02) 3675-3677
HAPPY THEATER
April 19 to June 30: “Three, Chuncheon.” Three couples from Seoul seek to escape the hectic city in the quiet idyll of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Newlyweds Myung-soo and Sun-young go on a getaway to escape their already souring matrimony. Then there are Young-min and Sae-jin, who are obsessively jealous of others. Oung-duk and Joo-mi are a new couple taking their first trip together. The stories of these three couples shows how the lives of these individuals intertwine. Tickets range from 17,500 won to 25,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 5
(02) 747-2070, www.papaproduction.com


SEOUL ARTS CENTER
April 20 to 21: “Last Decade.” After six years of producing music for other artists, Kim Gwang-jin is back on center stage. A musician by night and a fund manager of an investment company by day, Kim has a new album called “Last Decade.” With his emphasis on electronica, Kim bridges the gap between digital and analog genres. At this concert, expect to hear new songs like the breakup anthem “If You Know,” the sad swing song “Still Belongs 2 U” and the cheerful, guitar-driven “A Song for Happiness.” Tickets are 66,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 393-2061, http://www.sac.or.kr/

SEOUL FASHION ART HALL
April 25: “Two Step.” Jazz band Two Step plays a concert with its famous contemporary, Acid Rain. The band’s name comes from the two-year age gap between members. Expect to hear tracks from Two Step’s forthcoming album, “Imagination.” With influences from swing, Latin, modern and new age, Two Step has worked with top Korean musicians such as Seo Yeong-eun, Danny Jung, Flower and Ahn Chi-hwan. Tickets are 20,000 won.
Dongdaemun Stadium Station, line No. 2, exit 1
(02) 3670-4567, http://sfa.sfc.seoul.kr/

OLYMPIC PARK
April 26: “James Blunt Live in Seoul.” James Blunt is back after “Back to Bedlam,” his first album. Famous for his sweet voice and lyrics, Blunt has won acclaim for such hits as “You’re Beautiful,” “High” and “Goodbye My Lover.”
Blunt is also the first British singer in 10 years to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, after Elton John. Koreans are familiar with his songs because of their use in TV commercials. “All the Lost Souls,” the dulcet-toned songster’s latest album, came out last September, and his songs “1973” and “Carry You Home” are soothing the souls of Blunt’s fans.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 410-1988, http://www.sosfo.or.kr

OLYMPIC PARK
April 29: “Kenny G Live in Seoul.” American musician Kenny G is famous for two things: his luxurious mane of cascading curls and the smooth, luxurious tunes from his saxophone. But with his latest album, “Rhythm & Romance” Kenny G has shaken things up a bit with a dash of Latin loveliness. Expect to hear influences from cha-cha, bolero, tango and salsa in the G-man’s saxophone melodies.
The song “Mirame Bailar,” which features famous Korean soprano Sumi Jo, should stir emotions among Koreans, who are famously loyal fans of Kenny G.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 198,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 410-1988, http://www.sosfo.or.kr


KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Playoff Semifinals
Today
Samsung Thunders vs. KCC Egis
Jamsil, 7 p.m.
Friday
KT&G Kites vs. Dongbu Promy
Anyang, 7 p.m.
Saturday
Samsung Thunders vs. KCC Egis
Jamsil, 3 p.m. (If necessary)
Sunday
Dongbu Promy vs. KT&G Kites
Wonju Chiak, 3 p.m. (If necessary)
Monday
KCC Egis vs. Samsung Thunders
Jeonju, 7 p.m. (If necessary)
www.kbl.or.kr

K-LEAGUE SOCCER
Saturday
Jeonbuk Motors vs. Daegu FC
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Jeju United vs. Busan I’Park
Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Ulsan Tigers vs. Gwangju Sangmu
Munsu World Cup Stadium, 4 p.m.
Sunday
Pohang Steelers vs. Daejeon Citizen
Pohang Steel Yard, 3 p.m.
FC Seoul vs. Suwon Bluewings
Seoul World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Incheon United vs. Seongnam Chunma
Munhak World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Chunnam Dragons vs. Gyeongnam FC
Gwangyang Jeonyong, 3:30 p.m.
www.kleaguei.com

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


THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL IN SEOUL
To April 18: Asia’s biggest international women’s festival comes to Seoul’s Artreon Theater. Under this year’s theme, “See the World through Women’s Eyes,” the festival will screen about 140 movies from 30 countries.
Festival guests will see films that examine elements that some women may have shied away from. Films from a variety of genres will play. Categories include New Currents, Queer Rainbow and Girls on Film. New Currents are by directors mostly in their 30s. Queer Rainbow spotlights lesbian and transgender themes and directors.
Tickets are 5,000 won for general screenings and 10,000 for the opening or closing ceremonies.
Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 4
(02) 1644-2208, http://www.wffis.or.kr

32ND GAYA CULTURE FESTIVAL, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang
April 19 to April 26: The Gaya was a confederacy in ancient Korea that preceded the Silla Dynasty. Gimhae was the traditional seat of Gaya’s culture and arts. This festival hopes to revive the Gaya spirit. One highlight is the Gaya’s March, a parade through the festival grounds. In the Gaya district, guests can experience the life of the Gaya period. Music acts range from peasant groups to intangible cultural assets. Fireworks are scheduled at night. From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take a bus to Gimhae Express Terminal.
(02) 335-3582, http://www.gcfkorea.com
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