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2008.5.8 Event Calendar

To May 18: “Natura: Kim Hong-joo and Jung Gwang-ho.” The Gana Art gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special exhibition of two artists’ works.
Kim Hong-joo is noted for his delicate, detailed pencil drawings. His pieces in a series often progressively become larger through repeated drawings.
Sculptor Jung Gwang-ho has gained recognition for his pieces that fuse copper wire. In all, 42 recent works will be exhibited.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission ranges from 2,000 won ($2) to 3,000 won.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3
(02) 720-1020, www.ganaart.com

To June 6: “Family Drawing Exhibition.” This exhibition offers families a chance to think about the meaning of their bonds. Sixteen artists will tell more than 30 stories through this exhibition divided into three categories.
The first exhibit will showcase traditional values toward family, featuring Lee Jung-seop, Lee Man-ik, Jang Wook-jin, Jo Deok-hyeon, Choi Seok-un and Laurence Favory. The second allows visitors to imagine pleasant thoughts with the help of Kim Byeong-jong, Baek Nam-jun, Hwang Yeong-seong, Hwang Ju-ri and Qin Feng Ling. The third is the fun zone, where everyone can try the cartoon techniques of Kwon Gi-su, Yeo Dong-heon, Lee Dong-gi, Erro and Keith Haring.
The free gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Haeundae Station, Busan line No. 2, exit 3
(051) 744-2020, www.ganaart.com

Monday to July 20: “After Make-Up.” Is love destiny or reality? Have you ever been in love and been forced to choose between destiny and reality? Hae-ri and Ji-sub are neighbors who hate each other. Whenever they meet, there is always trouble. Through chatting online, however, they get closer and fall in love without knowing the other’s true identity.
One day, they finally meet for their first date. The two head toward the designated place with fluttering hearts. Will their love last? The play’s theme centers around not being afraid to face new love because of past pain. This play may give you courage to start a new love.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.
The show is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays and 4 and 7 p.m. weekends and holidays.
Sindang Station, line No 6, exit 9
(02) 744-0990, www.cafe.naver.com/aftermakeup

May 19 to 20: “I Am Here.” For people who have lost everything, the world can be a cruel place to live. The characters in this play are all suffering heartbreak and long to shout to the world, “I am here!”
Part of the play examines a mother who is leaving home with another man. Another part tells the story of three siblings who are waiting to see their parents.
Despite the characters’ loud shouts, no one wants to listen to their pain.
The play consists of six episodes based on a true story. Each episode has a specific theme — beauty, humor, grief, catharsis, lesson, familyand love.
Tickets cost 20,000 won with shows at 4 and 8 p.m.
Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 516-7439, www.interpark.co.kr

May 27 to Aug. 17: “Company.” This Steven Sondheim musical, which has won six Tony awards, is about life, marriage and human relationships.
A rich New Yorker named Bobby enjoys his single life. Although he sometimes feels lonely, he still refuses to get married because of the freedom he enjoys. Bobby’s married friends continue to recommend that settle down, but at the same time they are satisfied with their single friend, who seems to stay, and is always their “company.”
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 50,000 won. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(02) 501-7888, www.musicalcompany.co.kr

Friday to June 29: “Rashomon.” This play originated from the movie directed by Akira Kurosawa, which was based on the short stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa. It was adapted for the stage in 2003. The story deals with how different character perceive the same accident. One rainy day, a passerby shares the story of a murder that happened in the woods. It is about the death of a samurai after seeing his wife being raped.
Four witnesses — a bandit, the wife of the samurai, an exorcist and a logger — all have different views regarding the question of who killed the samurai.
But who is telling the truth and why? Although the performance confuses the audience by concealing the truth, the point of the play is that no matter how corrupt the world may be, people should still trust one another.
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 40,000 won. The show is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays (except Mondays) and at 3 and 6 p.m. on weekends.
Jongno-5ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1

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

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Doosan Bears
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions
Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. Hanwha Eagles
Sajik, 6:30 p.m.
Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants
Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Kia Tigers
Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins
Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns
Daegu, 6:30 p.m.
Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants
Jamsil, 5 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Kia Tigers
Mokdong, 5 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins
Daejeon, 5 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns
Daegu, 5 p.m.
Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants
Jamsil, 5 p.m.
Woori Heroes vs. Kia Tigers
Mokdong, 5 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns
Daegu, 2 p.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins
Daejeon, 2 p.m.
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
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.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Masan, 6:30 p.m.
LG Twins vs. Woori Heroes
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.
Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions
Masan, 6:30 p.m.

May 16 to 17: “Third Brand Concert: I am Kim Chang-wan.” One of the most popular singers in Korea will hold his third annual concert, which is held every May. This year, Kim Chang-wan will perform stripped-down acoustic versions of his music, avoiding electronic elements, to let the audience appreciate his honest and emotional lyrics. After the death of Kim’s youngest brother, the singer tried to overcome his sadness through music. Come and experience his music’s healing power.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 66,000 won.
The show will start at 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 5
(02) 522-9933, www.liveplus.co.kr

May 17: “Brown-Eyed Girls Concert: A Good Day to Have an Affair.” The female group whose songs have topped both the online and TV music charts, are set to give their first concert. But expect something new.
The group has prepared new songs incorporating dance music, which they have not previously showcased.
If you want to see these singers dance, then reserve a ticket today.
The show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 60,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 542-5903, www.interpark.co.kr

May 18: “e-Public Concert.” Good news is on its way for those who love live concerts. The new band e-Public is going to have its first concert. e-Public consists of vocalist Lee Ja-young, guitarist Yoo Byoung-yeol and drummer Na Sung-ho. The concert will last 90 minutes and will feature special guests, YB and ZY.
Another Korean band, Soul Mates, will open for e-Public. Tickets cost 20,000 won or 25,000 won at the door. The concert begins at 5 p.m.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5
(02) 330-6212, www.interpark.co.kr

Friday to May 25: The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gyeonggi Province and the city of Uijeongbu, present the annual Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival.
Originally conceived to provide citizens with access to high-quality performing arts to revitalize the city’s ambiance, the 2008 festival will offer more ambitious performances, including both overseas and domestic acts, along with a fringe program. The festival kicks off with “La Traviata” performed by the Seoul Metropolitan Opera.
From Uijeongbu Station, line No. 1, exit via the west gate and head toward City Hall
(031) 828-5892, www.umtf.or.kr

Tuesday to May 18: Together with the famous Italian director Pier Luigi Pizzi, the Korea Opera Group is performing Verdi’s “Aida” and Puccini’s “Turandot” at the Sejong Center of the Performing Arts. Pizzi has directed more than 500 operatic productions around the world in the past five decades. His collaboration in Seoul began last year with his visually arresting production of “Rinaldo” and “La Traviata.”
The festival will feature the original cast members of the Macerata Festival with Italian conductor Marco Zambelli leading the newly formed Pizzi Orchestra.
Aida is scheduled for May 13, 15 and 17 and Turandot will be presented on May 14, 16 and 18.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 310,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8
(02) 587-1950, www.kopera.co.kr
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