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2008. 5.29 Event Calendar

SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART

To June 15: “Art in Bloom 2008 - Gallery Spring Outing.” An outdoor art exhibition is taking place in the front garden of Seoul Museum of Art. It has been held annually for the past five years.

In the honor of May, “the month of the family,” the exhibition has been prepared so families with children as well as nearby office workers can enjoy art in an outdoor setting. The main theme this year is “Gulliver’s Travel to the Gallery.” The works of Antoine Bourdelle, a world-renowned sculptor, provide visitors with a fun way to appreciate art as if they were looking into the world of children, similar to the experiences of “Gulliver’s Travels”.

The museum opens at 10 a.m. from Tuesday through Sunday, closing at 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Admission ranges from 8,000 won ($ 7.70) to 12,000 won.

City Hall Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1, 11, 12 or Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 5.

(02) 2124-8800, www.seoulmoa.org







CHARLOTTE THEATER

May 30 to August 31: “Cats.” The musical Cats is coming back to Korea after the original World Tour Production attracted over 200,000 people last year.

Since its premiere in 1981, millions of people have seen the musical all over the world and it has been translated into 20 languages. The musical has won several Laurence Olivier awards, Tony awards and the Moliere Prize for its staging, costumes, make-up.

Cats is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot.

This production began in Taiwan in January 2007 and has been touring around Asia including Thailand and China, to Turkey as well as various countries in Europe.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. onSundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3

(02) 411-5011, www.charlottetheater.co.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

June 10 to 22: “Blue Man Group Megastar World Tour.” Blue Man Group, a trio of three men covered in blue paint and wearing latex bald caps and black clothing, is a non-verbal theatrical performance with live music. They will be visiting Seoul for their Korean debut, but are known to Koreans trough TV commercials.

In the upcoming performance, they will tell the story of how to become a rock star by portraying the concepts of rock music and mega stardom. During the show, Blue Man Group will not sing, but use colors and music. The group has so far visited the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America and will perform in Europe after their debut in Seoul.

The show starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 541-6235, www.blueman2008.co.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

June 16: “Lea Salonga First Musical Concert in Seoul.” Lea Salonga is a well-known musical actress from the Philippines. Salonga started out as an actress at the age of 7 and released her first album three years later.

Salonga is best known for originating the role of “Kim” in the hit musical Miss Saigon. She also sang songs for Disney animated films such as “A Whole New World” from Aladdin and “Reflection” from Mulan. Salonga has also won British theater’s Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1990 and America’s Tony Award in 1991.

For the concert in Korea, Salonga will be accompanied by the Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra and a seven-member live band.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 751-9630 or 9682, www.sac.or.kr







SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

June 5: “Steve Tyrell - Live in Seoul.” Regarded by many as “the king of pop-jazz”, Steve Tyrell is holding his first concert in Korea to celebrate the release of his new album entitled, “Back to Bacharach.”

Steve Tyrell is a prominent figure in the pop-jazz musical genre, likened to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Since the 1960s, Tyrell has worked as a film music director, producer and songwriter. He first became famous with the song “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” He is also well known for the album “Stardust…The Great American Songbook Volume III,” which he produced and won a Grammy Award for in 2004. In the concert, he will present classics such as “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “The Look Of Love” and “Walk On By.” Together with various musical instruments such as the saxophone, trumpet and drums in the background, Tyrell will also sing other Burt Bacharach songs.

Ticket prices range from 33,000 won to 55,000 won.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 399-1111, www.sejongpac.or.kr



CLUB ANSWER

June 7: “Lee Sang-eun Concert - Festa, Festa!” Referred to as “the mysterious troubadour of Asia,” the singer-songwriter Lee Sang-eun is holding a concert to celebrate her career’s 20th anniversary. She will be performing her unique Brazilian-inspired rhythms in a dance club, which is usually home for electronic and dance music. Lee will be accompanied by her band members and the Brazilian percussion group called, Escola.

The concert promises to be an opportunity for her fans and fellow musicians to see a different side of her, while experiencing the unusual sound of the club being filled with unplugged Brazilian drum rhythms.

Tickets for this standing-only concert cost 55,000 won.

The show starts at 6 p.m.

Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 13

(02) 548-7115, www.yellownine.co.kr



OLYMPIC PARK

June 13 to 14: “2008 Kim Dong-ryul Concert- Epilogue.” Korean ballad singer Kim Dong-ryul is holding his third concert after the release of his fifth album, “Monologue,” last January.

During his previous concerts, he performed the acoustic songs, “Prologue I” and “Prologue II.” This time, Kim will perform on a much larger scale. Accompanied by a band and an orchestra, Kim will stage a more dramatic concert with more than 100 artists performing on stage. Also, as the venue is the large gymnastics stadium at Olympic Park, Kim has invested in high-quality staging, lighting and sound systems which are sure to please concert-goers.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 110,000 won.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 747-1252, www.interpark.com





KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. SK Wyverns

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Hanwha Eagles

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Cheongju, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Cheongju, 2 p.m.

Tuesday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Woori Heroes

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Woori Heroes

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr







MOUNT TAEBAEK ROYAL AZALEA FESTIVAL, Gangwon Province

June 6 to 8: June is the right time to see the blossoming royal azaleas and yew trees. The blossoms, starting from Mount Jiri, reach the peak of Mount Taebaek, coloring the summit, Cheonjedan, Janggunbong Peak and Musobong Peak in shades of pink.

The Azalea Festival is held at this time every year, together with the Fossil Festival, which features a field trip, night light show, stone exhibitions and illuminating lectures on fossils.

From Seoul, take a train from Cheongnyangni Station, line No. 1, to Taebaek railway Station.

(033) 550-2083, http://festival.taebaek.go.kr/



THE 12th MUJU FIREFLY FESTIVAL, North Jeolla Province

June 7 to 15: This festival offers the chance to take a closer look at the natural environment of wild fireflies. The title of the festival is “To Make One World, To Send Muju to the World” and the slogan is “A Unified World with the Illumination of Fireflies.” Events for the eight-day festival include performance art, folk customs, activities for the environment and more.

Aside from the main event which is the exploration of the fireflies, exhibitions of rare insects of the world will be held in addition to performances of modern and traditional music and dance.

From Seoul, take a bus from the Nambu Bus Terminal or a train from Yeongdeungpo Station to Muju.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No.3

(063) 324-2440, www.firefly.or.kr
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