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2008.4.24 Event Calendar

GALLERY IHN
To Friday: “Towards — Kim Bo-hie Solo Exhibition.” It’s not easy being green, and that’s especially true for Kim Bo-hie’s current exhibit. After her previous collection that consisted of various shades of blue representing oceans and rivers, Kim continues her largely monochromatic trend by presenting viewers with a gradient of greens. The verdant hues of various types of trees and plants imbue Kim’s exhibit with a sense of growth. In contrast to her previous collection, the greens here represent the vertical growth of plants, as opposed to the horizontal spread of water. Kim’s emphasis on the color green is meant to open up viewers’ eyes to the color and rejuvenate them from their sensory dullness.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1; Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 2; Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 732-4677, www.galleryihn.com


INKEL ART HALL
Open run: “Singing in the Rain.” One of Korea’s most beloved musicals is back on the stage. Although its title is the same, this Korean musical bears no relation to the 1952 film starring Gene Kelly. In this musical, two brothers, Dong-uk and Dong-hyeon, reunite by chance after seven years apart. As they discuss how their lives have transpired during their separation, they encounter a few surprises of both the hilarious and heartwarming varieties. Although Singing in the Rain premiered in 1995, it’s managed to stay fresh with a couple of tune-ups. For this run, the Inkel Art Hall serves as an intimate venue that will bring the audiences closer to the action onstage. Tickets are 35,000 won. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No performances on Mondays.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4
(02) 1588-7890, www.mmusical.co.kr/sabita.html

ELIM HALL
May 1 to June 1: “Be Happy.” With numbers that are more reminiscent of pop tunes than traditional Broadway, this Korean musical tells the story of the different people who visit an unusual cafe one afternoon. There’s a nomadic constant meddler, a self-centered woman, a mismatched couple and an escaped convict who tell each other their stories and learn a little about life along the way. Tickets start at 35,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on weekdays and 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. No performances on Tuesdays.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 2051-1892, www.interpark.co.kr

KEPCO ART CENTER
May 2 to June 15: “The Life.” Since starting off-Broadway in 1990, this musical about the tough streets of New York’s Times Square in the 1980s has made it big. Now the Korean adaptation of The Life comes to Seoul, telling the story of a starry-eyed couple who goes to New York, only to get dragged down into a life of drugs and prostitution. Despite its grim story line, The Life manages to touch its audience with its portrayal of life and death, trust and betrayal, and hope and despair. Tickets range from 20,000 won to 95,000 won. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4 and 8 p.m. on Fridays; and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No performances on Mondays.
Yangjae Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 501-7888, www.musicalthelife.com

LIVE THEATER
May 2 to July 6: “Steps of a Solo.” Flying solo in Korea is pretty frowned upon; in fact, those who dine, travel or simply go out by themselves are often referred to as “Gloomies” here. But in this musical, the main characters are proud to be singletons, even if they work for a dating agency. As one duo works together, they discover a mutual attraction and realize that while it’s perfectly acceptable to live solo, there’s nothing wrong with being part of a pair. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won. Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays. No performances on Mondays.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 553-3813, www.interpark.co.kr


SANGSANG MADANG
May 4 to 5: “Run & Run Concert.” M.C. Sniper of Sniper Sound and the rapid-rhyming rapper Outsider hold a concert after their successful show at the Busan Expo last year drew more than 15,000. In hopes of getting one step closer to their audience, M.C. Sniper and Outsider will perform at a smaller stage at Hongdae’s Sangsang Madang, known as the birthplace of Korea’s underground music. Remixes of famous songs such as “For You,” “Gloomy Sunday” and “BK Love” will be played at the concert, as well as a surprise or two. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets cost 44,000 won in advance and 55,000 won at the door.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5
(02) 3473-0216, www.interpark.co.kr

LG ARTS CENTER
May 8: “Keren Ann’s Concert.” Move over Norah Jones, there’s a new girl in town. Famous for her lyrical tone, Keren Ann Zeidel, best known sans last name, plays in Korea for the first time. Zeidel, born to a Russian-Israeli father and Javanese-Dutch mother, reflects her diverse cultural background and experiences in her music, much of which is sung in French. She gained fame in the U.S. music scene with the half-French, half-English album “Nolita” in 2004. Last year, she released her self-titled album “Keren Ann.” Zeidel has grown familiar to Koreans from her songs’ use in TV commercials. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,00 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
May 9 to 10: “Are You Lady?” Korean R&B diva Park Hwayobi makes her comeback in this concert celebrating her latest album, “Sunshine.” The long-awaited album, Park’s sixth, comes after a two-year hiatus, yet shows Park’s smooth and elastic vocals have not gone anywhere. On Sunshine, Park produces more polished, mature songs drawing from genres such as soul, acoustic rock, blues, electronica and pop. At times warm, and other times sorrowful, Park will use her sweet voice to make her reunion with her fans memorable. The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from 55,000 won to 66,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4 exit 4
1544-2026, www.interpark.co.kr


K-LEAGUE SOCCER
Saturday
Gyeongnam FC vs. FC Seoul
Han’an, 3 p.m.
Daejeon Citizen vs. Jeonbuk Motors
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Ulsan Tigers vs. Seongnam Chunma
Munsu World Cup Stadium, 4 p.m.
Busan I’Park vs. Pohang Steelers
Munsu World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sunday
Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeju United
Suwon World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Gwangju Sangmu vs. Chunnam Dragons
Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.
Daegu FC vs. Incheon United
Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.
www.kleaguei.com

KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION
Today
LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants
Munhak, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Woori Heroes
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers
Munhak, 6:30 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears
Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
Jamsil, 2 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers
Munhak, 2 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears
Daejeon, 2 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Sajik, 2 p.m.
Sunday
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
Jamsil, 2 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers
Munhak, 2 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears
Daejeon, 2 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Sajik, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns
Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins
Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Woori Heroes
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns
Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins
Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Woori Heroes
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
www.koreabaseball.or.kr

KOREAN BASKETBALL
Tomorrow
Samsung Thunders vs. Dongbu Promy
Jamsil, 5:50 p.m.
Sunday
Dongbu Promy vs. Samsung Thunders
Wonju Chiak, 2 p.m.
Tuesday
Dongbu Promy vs. Samsung Thunders
Wonju Chiak, 6:20 p.m.
www.kbl.or.kr


THE SECOND SEOUL WORLD D.J. FESTIVAL
May 3 to 5: Nanji Campground of Han River Park becomes hotter than a bass-pumping club for these “Days of D.J.ing.” This year’s lineup at this large outdoor dance festival includes two famous American D.J.s, D.J. Dan and Donald Glaude. Japanese electronica group Cornelius and world D.J.s including Adam F. Rabbit in the Moon and D.J. Ricky Stone will also be spinning tracks. Koreans manning the turntables will include BeeJay, Hi-Fi and Oriental Funk Stew. The festival starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and will continue all night long. Tickets cost 20,000 won per day.
World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1; Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7
(02) 3444-9989, www.interpark.co.kr

LOTUS LANTERN-MAKING FESTIVAL FOR FOREIGNERS
May 4: Sometimes deciphering traditions of Korean Buddhism can be hard for foreigners. But next month, the International Dharma Instructors Association provides a solution to this conundrum with this day-long festival designed especially for foreigners. As part of the annual Lotus Lantern Festival, Seoul’s Jogye Temple is offering a lantern-making event for 200 foreigners who pre-register. The all-day event includes a lantern-making contest and a lantern parade along Jongno in central Seoul in the evening and the Daedong Celebration of Unity and Hope. The Buddhist Street Festival will be the same afternoon, featuring print-making of Buddhist sutras from wooden blocks, writing wish notes, folk games and martial arts and dance performances. Participants will also be able to try their hand at making temple food and sample their finished products. The lantern-making festival runs from 1:20 to 10 p.m. The Buddhist Street Festival will run from noon to 8 p.m. The events are free. To register, visit the festival Web site below.
Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 6
(02) 722-2206, 2011-1746, www.llf.or.kr
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