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2008. 6.19 Event Calendar

SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART

GYEONGHUIGUNG ANNEX

To July 8: “New Acquisitions 2007.” SeMA is exhibiting its 2007 collection ? consisting of 120 works ? to show recent trends in modern art. The museum has been collecting works of art since 1985 and with the collection from last year, has a total of 2237 works of art now.

The works displayed at this exhibition of last year’s collection are grouped into seven conceptual sections.

SeMA’s Gyeonghuigung gallery in Jongno District is open from 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and closes at 10 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Admission ranges from 300 won to 700 won.

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

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



SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART

NAMSEOUL ANNEX

To Aug. 3: “Treasures in My Heart.” SeMA is holding an exhibition of 51 works including paintings, sculptures, pictures, installations and video pieces from a diverse mixture of 33 young and seasoned artists.

Korea’s rich cultural heritage has influenced many contemporary artists. In this exhibition, visitors can take a close look at the work of such artists, who reach into Korea’s past to find inspiration. Pieces will be displayed according to historical Korean themes, including the white porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty; palace construction; royal shrines, gates and houses; paintings from the Joseon Dynasty and Buddhist statues, towers and old tombs.

SeMA’s Namseoul gallery in Gwangak District, southern Seoul, is open from 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closes at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Admission ranges from 300 to 700 won.

Sadang Station, lines No. 2 and 4, exit 6

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

?KEPCO ART CENTER

Wednesday to July 6: “Eurobeat.” The winner of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival is coming to Seoul. The original cast of Eurobeat will be here for this performance of a musical that has tickled funny bones around the world.

In the musical, the audience is invited to be the judge of a mock song contest in which representatives from 10 European countries participate.

Performers who have cut their chops in major musicals will fill out the cast, such as Cole Rintoul of “Les Miserables”; Nathan Pinnel and Glenn Hill of “We Will Rock You”; and Matt Heyward and Esther Hannaford of “Mama Mia!” join Korean performers for a singing extravaganza. The pan-European performances take spectators on a musical trip around the continent.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yangjae Station, line No. 3, exit 1

(02) 3141-1345, www.kepco.co.kr/artcenter



OPEN THEATER

June 27, open run: “Love and Blood.” Although the phenomenon has not caught in on Western culture, all Koreans know their blood types. This romantic comedy musical revolves around the Asian belief that blood type plays a role in personality, with a cast of young daters looking for love according to the rules of blood type matches. The interest in blood types is strong in Korea, and there is an entire sub-industry of books and services that allow people to study up on which type goes well with which. Blood types are still often an important consideration when young people go out to look for a lover.

In the musical, best friends I-seul, type A, and Young-eun, type O, both fall in love with Ji-hoon, who happens to be type B. Then Yeon-woo comes into the picture, turning the love triangle into a complicated love square.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4

(02) 1577-5878, www.interpark.co.kr



NARU ART CENTER

July 4 to August 10: “Romeo and Bernadette.” What if Romeo took sleeping pills instead of poison? In answering this and other questions likely not interpretable from the original script, this tragedy-cum-comedy musical puts a comedic spin on the Shakespearean classic tale of two star-crossed lovers.

A couple goes out to see “Romeo and Juliet,” but when Romeo dies, the woman becomes so heartbroken that she starts crying and insists on going home. Frustrated by his date’s reaction, the man shouts “Romeo is actually not dead!”

His story is that what Romeo took was not poison but sleeping pills and that he wakes up 500 years later. Romeo indeed does wake up, and sees a woman he thinks is Juliet. However, the woman in front of him is actually Bernadette.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 55,000 won.

Konkuk University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 368-1616, www.romeobernadette.com



ONE ACT THEATER

Open run: “Pitapat ? Love Sounds.” Pitapat, like its onomatopoeic name suggests, is a performance consisting entirely of nonverbal sounds. This musical’s fresh approach is a new take on stage communication. Instead of using dialogue, the three-member band called “Empty Mouth Sounds,” communicates only using an eclectic range of bodily sounds.

To round out the aural spectacular, the wordless acapellas are accompanied by tap dances and a range of other sound-creation methods that just might have you tapping your feet.

Tickets cost 10,000 won on weekdays and 15,000 won on weekends.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 1

(02)969-2518, www.interpark.co.kr

?KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

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.

Tomorrow

Woori Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Masan, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Masan, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr

?SEOUL ART CENTER

Tomorrow: “European Jazz Trio Live in Seoul.” As it celebrates its 20 year anniversary, the EJT comes to Korea. The trio is known for its romantic jazz, but also has a wide repertoire ranging that runs the gamut from jazz classics and film music to pop and more. The trio takes on pieces from Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, putting their romantic spin on orchestral classics with their smooth arrangements. Pop songs are also a part of their repertoire, which they transform into jazz melodies.

The group will perform tracks from their latest album, “Bolero,” for the first time in Korea. It was released in April this year, and gained attention for featuring fellow Dutchman Thijs Van Leer of the progressive rock band Focus.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

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

(02) 720-3933, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

June 24: “The King’s Singers 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert.” One of the most renowned acapella groups in the world is holding a concert in Korea as it marks its 40th year in the business. The King’s Singers first started as a six-member men’s acapella group at King’s College of Cambridge University. The group is often deemed responsible for popularizing the acapella genre.

Time may have passed, yet the group still delicately arranges their harmonies in a way that has grown with experience.

Dressed in their trademark, jackets and ties, the group will present a diverse repertoire of songs from their 40-year history, including pieces created by renowned composers Gyorgy Ligeti, Krystof Penderecki, Luciano Berio and Peter Maxwell Davies.

The show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 548-4480, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

June 28: “Park Sang Min ? Love Sharing Concert.” Picture a tough-looking, unshaven Korean guy wearing dark sunglasses who croons K-pop ballads. This is the paradoxical singer Park Sang-min.

Known as a friendly and caring person, Park spends much of his time volunteering to help disabled people, and currently volunteers at five different organizations.

Park has already held more than 60 concerts to help the poor and the sick, and is now holding another show next Saturday to raise more funds for charities.

During the concert, Park wants to unite his fans under the common interest of helping others. He will perform his most popular hit songs such as “Sunflower,” “Tear Glasses” and “Ms. Health Club.”

The concert begins at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 to 66,000 won.

Children’s Grand Park Station, line No. 7, exit 6 (02) 1688-0155, www.interpark.co.kr

?COLOR FESTIVAL

June 22: This event is part of the run-up for the major event of Seoul’s film production district, the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul, which will be held in the fall, from Sept. 3 to 11.

The Color Festival invites families to pass through the silver screen into the world of the movies. At the different stations, you’ll be variously able to take a stroll down the red carpet like a star, fly like superman in the sky, have your body painted and even star in your own movie.

Another highlight will be the Special Disguise Experience, where you can dress up like your favorite movie character, from King Kong to Harry Potter. At the CHIFFS auction you will be also be able to buy memorabilia of your favorite movie stars.

The festival will be held on the main street near Chungmuro Station, known as “The Street of Chungmuro Artists,” the original home of Korean cinema.

Chungmuro Station, lines No. 3 and 4

(02) 2236-0631, http://office.chiffs.kr/
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