2008. 6.12 Event Calendar

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2008. 6.12 Event Calendar

JANG EUN SUN GALLERY

To June 21: “Before and After: Jeon Hyeon-suk.” Artist Jeong Hyeon-suk presents a collection of her unique take on the traditional Korean art of mother-of-pearl inlays. In this exhibition, Jeong’s experimental pieces apply the beauty of old-fashioned Korean cabinets and tables to a more modern finished product. By incorporating such media as mother-of-pearl and crystal into her works, Jeong’s finished products, which often utilize a circular or square pattern, are reminiscent of mosaics.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

From Anguk Station, line No. 3, head toward Insa-dong. The gallery is located in the middle of Insa-dong, near the Sudo Pharmacy.

(02) 730-3533, www.galleryjang.com



SUNGKOK ART MUSEUM

June 19 to Sept. 29: “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.” Chuck Close, born in Monroe, Washington in 1940, chose art as a way of adapting to the world during his childhood as he is thought to have been dyslexic.

Close, who drew attention in the late 1960s as a hyperrealist portrait painter and photographer, has been working on big-sized prints since 1972. He takes more than two years with collaboration from colleagues to produce a single work.

Through his efforts, printing, which had been out of fashion, has been reborn.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Entrance fee is 5,000 won ($4.88) for adults and 3,000 won for teenagers and children.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7, or Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 7

(02) 737-7650, www.sungkokmuseum.com



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SANG SANG WHITE THEATER

Friday to Oct. 12: “Talking for the Last 20 Minutes.” The acclaimed performer Kim Dong-hyun from “I Miss You” and “Bad Magnet” and producer Lee Yong-seok from “Life in the Theater” are already stirring interest among theater fans in Korea. When it was staged in 2007, Talking for the Last 20 Minutes was sold out and won over many people.

The script revolves around the characters’ conversations about their love letters, playing guitar on campus and traveling to islands, all while reminiscing about their past ideas of love.

A ticket for the show costs 25,000 won.

Performance begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, 3 and 6 on Sundays and national holidays.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1

(02) 744-7304, www.tobecompany.co.kr



LG ART CENTER

June 17 to 22: “Carmen Mota’s Fuego.” The Spanish word fuego means flame, and this upcoming flamenco dance musical is expected to heat up Seoul this summer with its passionate performance. Renowned producer Carmen Mota has worked on the famous musicals “Notre Dame de Paris” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

The show includes an elaborate Broadway-style stage and red-hot dance routines, along with plaintive Gypsy songs. The flamenco routines throughout the show will captivate audiences with a rush of excitement, known to the Spanish as duende.

The first half of the show introduces a modern interpretation of flamenco, with performers wearing street clothes instead of the traditional colorful tiered, flouncy dresses.

Traditional flamenco costumes will be worn in the second half to remind audiences of the passion and beauty of Spanish dance culture.

Tickets range from 55,000 to 120,000 won.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays, and 3 and 6 p.m. on weekends.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 517-0394, www.fuego2008.co.kr



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA

June 18 to 20: “Jesus Jesus.” Since 1991, the Miriam Theatrical Group has performed in more than 20 overseas tours, in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Vancouver and Tokyo.

This biblical themed musical starts with the story of Genesis, through Noah’s Ark, Moses, then moves to the New Testament stories of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection and more.

With more than 50 heartwarming songs, fantastic lighting and a new stage set, the show puts an artistic spin on classic biblical stories.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 90,000 won.

The show is staged at 7:30 p.m. on the 18th, 4 and 7:30 p.m. on the 19th, and 4:30 a.m. on the 20th.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 2273-4455, www.miriamtheater.org



PMC THEATER

July 1 to August 24: “Polaroid.” Director Sung Je-jun and composer Won Mi-sol of “Music in My Heart” team up once again after four years to create a romantic musical that captures a love story through Polaroid photos. With a unique script and sentimental music, the musical has a fresh approach to love stories.

The basic story is as follows. Sun-young falls in love with Jun-hyuk after he stages a photo shoot of her. Undeterred by Jun-hyuk’s interest in another woman, Sun-young channels her love by following Jun-hyuk around and taking Polaroids of him.

A ticket costs 40,000 won.

The show will be staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays except for Mondays, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 1

(02) 738-8289, www.i-pmc.co.kr



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JANGCHUNG GYMNASIUM

June 21: “The Big Show ? Story of Three People.” Three masters of Korean trot music ? Song Dae-gwan, Tae Jin-ah, Kim Soo-heui ? are collaborating in a concert. Known as the living legends of the Korean trot world, all three have spent more than 30 years in the business.

For this concert, they will sing their most popular songs music documentary-style, sharing their life stories of joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure through their music.

Trot fans all over the country will have the opportunity to see the three legends together on one stage.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.

The concert is at 3 and 7 p.m.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(070) 7560-7141, www.interpark.co.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

June 26: “Michel Bouvard Organ Recital.” Pipe organist Michel Bouvard is visiting Korea to play the largest pipe organ in Asia, currently located in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

The organ was created in 1978 by Karl Shuke and is uniquely Oriental, as it was inspired by a traditional Korean lute. The performance is part of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Sejong Center.

The program features pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn, and also includes a lecture by organist Park Su-won on the behind-the-scenes stories of each piece.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 50,000 won.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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

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



BAEKAM ART HALL

June 27 to 29: “Le Voyageur for Jacqueline.” After a six-year hiatus, the singer-songwriter Jung Jae-hyung is giving a concert to celebrate the release of his third solo album, “For Jacqueline.”

Jung debuted as a member of the group Basis in 1995. Since then, he has worked as a director for film music.

Jung’s third album is a masterful collaboration that encompasses the work of many artists from multicultural backgrounds, including the electronica musician Aoki Takamasa and Lee Sang-sun of the group Rollercoaster.

For this concert, Jung is modifying his style from ballads to electronic-pop. The special guests for the show will be Kim Dong-ryul on the 27th, Lee So-ra on the 28th and Toy on 29th.

Concert tickets cost 77,000 won each.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 559-1333, www.baekamhall.com



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KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 2 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Woori Heroes

Sajik, 2 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr



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2008 TAEHWA RIVER WATER FESTIVAL, Ulsan

June 13 to 15: In connection with “The Festival of Korean Sports for All,” the Ulsan metropolitan government is hosting the three-day Water Festival at the Taehwa River to promote Ulsan as an ecological city and encourage citizens’ participation through various activities.

The main events for the festival are the Taehwa River swim meet, a national dragon boat competition and a waterskiing competition. For the less active, extra events include the Taehwa River citizens’ walk and a Water Festival sketch contest. For the opening ceremony, a special stage will be erected on the riverbank for people to enjoy fireworks as well as special performances by famous singers.

From Seoul, take a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal or Nambu Bus Terminal to Ulsan.

(052) 229-2000, www.ulsan.go.kr



THE KOREAN FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, South Gyeongsang Province

June 15: The 23rd annual festival of nongyo, traditional folk songs sung by Korean farmers while working in the fields, will be held this Sunday. Once again, the festival will be held at the Oh Jeong-ja Auditorium in Goseong, South Gyeongsang Province.

During the festival, traditional folk songs from different provinces such as Gyeonggi, Chungcheong, Jeju and Gangwon will be performed. Songs designated as National Cultural Treasure No. 84 will be recited, including songs about rice planting.

Also, yeongsan chuldarigi, traditional tug-of-war, will be held.

From Seoul, take a bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Goseong.

(055) 674-2668, www.nongyo.com
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