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2008. 7.3 Event Calendar

GALLERY ARTSIDE

To Friday: “The Faces Tania Cho Eun-young’s Solo Exhibition.” Gallery Artside is displaying artist Tania Cho’s portrait series, divided into themes of family and celebrities. It includes her Gungjung Hanryu Morando series, which displays images of celebrities, mixed with traditional paintings for an interesting take on modernization.

Cho tries to empathize with people through personal stories that are expressed in a style that does not deal with serious social issues, or expand deeper into the concept of modern art.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 725-1020, www.artside.org



NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA

July 10 to Aug. 10: “Chicago.” The Seensee Musical Company is bringing some razzle-dazzle to Seoul this summer.

First produced on Broadway in 1975, the musical Chicago has proved a hit with audiences worldwide, and set many records. Set amidst the corruption of Prohibition-era Chicago, the criminal-turned-celebrity characters have excited audiences with their singing and dancing. The score was created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and original choreography was by Bob Fosse.

The characters will be played by a talented cast of well-known Korean actors such as Choi Jeong-won as Velma Kelly, Ok Ju-hyun as Roxie Hart and Nam Kyung-ju as Billy Flynn.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($38) to 120,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(02) 577-1987, www.iseensee.com



HAPPY THEATER

July 11 to 31: “Loving You.” The creators of the decade-long running play “Liar” have returned after five years with another Ray Cooney production.

The original play, titled “Why Not Stay for Breakfast?,” was first performed at England’s Palace Theater in 1970 and has now been reworked as Loving You for Korean audiences.

The story centers on a lonely 44-year-old man named George and his upstairs neighbor Louise, who later turns out to be pregnant. The play will provide a scandalous yet moving take on the common love story.

The play has been described by reviewers as provoking “lots of laughter and a few tears.”

Tickets range from 15,000 won to 25,000 won.

The show is staged at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 747-2050, www.interpark.co.kr



BAEKAM ART HALL

July 17 to Aug. 15: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites.” The original team from the Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia is visiting Korea to perform the play based on a favorite children’s book of parents and kids around the world, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which has been translated into 20 languages.

The play has a simple story that emphasizes numbers and days of the week. The caterpillar is not only very hungry, but also has unusual tastes in food, ranging from ice cream to salami. After breaking free one Sunday, the caterpillar eats his way through a variety of foods until he ends up with a stomachache. After a healthy serving of one green leaf, the now very fat caterpillar builds a cocoon. After resting for two weeks, he emerges as a beautiful butterfly.

Beside the caterpillar’s metamorphosis, the triple bill also includes “The Mixed-Up Chameleon,” an imaginative tale about a bored chameleon who wishes he could be more like other animals, but is finally convinced he would rather just be himself, and “Little Cloud,” about the antics of a small cloud that goes on a fanciful flight.

Tickets cost 30,000 won for all seats.

The show starts at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays and 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

The performance will be in English.

Samseong Station, line No.2, exit 8

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


K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday

Busan I’Park vs. Ulsan Tigers

Busan World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Jeonbuk Motors

Changwon Jonghap, 7 p.m.

Seongnam Chunma vs. Daegu FC

Tancheon Jonghap, 7 p.m.

Suwon Bluewings vs. Incheon United

Suwon World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

FC Seoul vs. Pohang Steelers

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Jeju United vs. Chunnam Dragons

Jeju World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu vs. Daejeon Citizen

Gwangju World Cup, 7 p.m.

www.kleaguei.com



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Woori Heroes

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Doosan Bears vs. Woori Heroes

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr



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SHERATON WALKERHILL HOTEL, RIVERPARK POOL

July 12: “2008 Poolside Party.” Korean rapper and television celebrity M.C. Mong will host a poolside “conparty” (concert + party) at the Walkerhill Hotel in eastern Seoul.

The annual event, which began in 2000, invites each year’s most popular singer or group to perform. Hip-hop group Epik High performed last summer. This year M.C. Mong, known for his charisma and quick wit, promises to host an entertaining concert. The luxurious swimming pool party is a highlight of summer, attracting the trendsetters of Seoul and always sells out.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 125,000 won, but is limited to people over 19 years of age.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 542-5903, www.interpark.co.kr



MELON AX HALL

July 12: “Buga Kingz Concert ? The Menu.” The Buga Kingz have joined forces again to perform for the first time in two years. Comprised of the “father of Korean hip hop,” Bobby Kim, and rappers GanD and Juvie Train, the Buga Kingz have released their third album, “The Menu,” which offers listeners a sampling of different styles of hip-hop tracks. The group found considerable success with their hit song “Tic Tac Toe” and is now considered to be at the forefront of Korean hip-hop.

The Buga Kingz’ unique music incorporates many genres, including reggae, bossa nova, soul and pop into their hip-hop sound.

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

The concert begins at 6 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 747-1252, www.ax-korea.com



EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

July 12 to 13: “Fly to the Sky ? 2008 Summer Concert.” Korean R&B duo Fly to the Sky performs in Seoul next weekend. The strong vocals of Hwanhee and the smooth voice of Bryan Joo will be on display as they kick off their three-country tour at Ewha Womans University.

After the release of their fourth album “Recollection,” the duo has been busy preparing for their tour, and concentrating on their live performance. After the initial concert, the tour will continue to Tokyo, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The duo plans to showcase songs from previous albums, including special acoustic and jazz remakes of some of their more popular songs.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3

1588-1555, www.interpark.co.kr



YONSEI UNIVERSITY CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL HALL

July 18 to 20: “2008 Sweet Sorrow Concert.” The four-member male group Sweet Sorrow is holding a concert following the popularity of its fourth album released last February. The album, “SweeticS” received positive reviews. It was written and produced by the members of the group. Right after its release, the songs “Far Away,” “I Love You,” “Because You Are There,” and “Beautiful” quickly became popular.

The group’s concerts are said to have the feel of a musical.

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

The shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3

(02) 3448-4981, www.interpark.co.kr



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WORLD TAEKWONDO CULTURE EXPO, North

Jeolla Province

July 4 to 11: Under the theme of “Friendships, Dreams and Energy of Taekwondo,” the second World Taekwondo Culture Expo is being held this month in Jeonju and Muju in North Jeolla. The festival will run for eight days.

It will present an opportunity for people to discover and experience everything about taekwondo, ranging from its traditions and culture to competitions and education. Throughout the festival an estimated 2,000 people from more than 50 countries will participate.

The main events for the expo will be the City Tour, Festival Parade, Taekwon 2013 Sinwha and more. The taekwondo competition will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. at the Dome Stadium in Muju.

The Expo is being held to promote friendship among taekwondo artists from all over the world and to provide participants with the experience of traditional Korean taekwondo.

The event is also an effort to draw international support for the World Taekwondo Park in Muju, which is set to be completed by 2013.

From Seoul, take a bus at the Nambu Bus Terminal to Muju.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3

(063) 281-2114, www.wtcexpo.net
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