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DR. PARK GALLERY

To Sept. 28: “Koh Ja-young - Hanging Gardens, The Landscape of the Self.” Plants and gardens are trademark subjects that often appear in Koh Ja-young’s works.

This series of works captures close-up views of botanical life. Koh’s gardens seem like Oriental landscape paintings or scenes from under the sea. In particular, the gardens look artificial and simultaneously natural. Found in her gardens are small mossy rocks, harmoniously arranged flowering plants and closely set bamboo.

The gardens, shaped by both man and nature for a long stretch of time, appear intimate and genial rather than wild and exuberant. The plants she portrays resemble her tenacious inner self.

Koh’s “Hanging Gardens” series is a representation of both artificial and natural weathering phenomena in which all elements are in accord with each other. Water vapor, clear skies and pellucid water are all nutritious elements for her gardens and bring about the spirit of her art.

The museum is located in Gangha-myeon, Yangpyeong Country, Gyeonggi.

It is closed during Chuseok.

(02) 775-5600, www.drparkart.com



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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Friday to Oct. 26: “Hi, Franceska.” Is it okay to love you? Is it okay to bite you? These are some of the questions that could be asked if a vampire and a human fell in love with each other.

“Hi, Franceska” is based on the humorous soap opera that began screening on Korean television in 2006. It’s about vampires trying to fit into Korean society. This musical, however, will focus more on the theme of love.

After her husband-to-be runs away with another woman, the proud, self-confident Franceska follows him to the human world where she meets another man who falls in love with her, despite the fact that she a vampire.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($37) to 100,000 won.

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

Ichon Station, line No. 1 and 4, exit 2

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



NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA

Sept. 18 to 26: “Terrorist Hamlet.” The National Drama Company of Korea is putting on a special performance of this relatively new play.

The play is German director Jens-Daniel Herzog’s courageous attempt to break free of the fixed concepts of most performances of Hamlet.

The tragic story of revenge, love and politics has been re-interpreted in a modern manner. Praised for its passionate on-stage performances, the musical will be staged again as a participatory piece at the 2008 World Festival of National Theaters.

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

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2 or 6

(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr



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SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

Sept. 18 to Oct. 19: The Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Korea’s biggest, featuring major international and domestic works of drama, dance and interdisciplinary arts will be held for over a month, beginning later in September.

Founded in 2001 as part of the government’s plans for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup, SPAF is a festival that introduces artists of the highest quality and reputation. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented more than 409 works, 78 of which have been by artists from overseas.

The featured works for the eighth SPAF include contemporary dance, drama, music theater and interdisciplinary arts, with auxiliary events scheduled such as conversations with artists, workshops and competitions.

The festival will be held at different venues around Seoul, including Arko Arts Center in Daehangno, Seoul Arts Center in Seocho, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Gwanghwamun, Mary Hall at Sogang University in Sinchon, Drama Center in Namsan and the old Seoul Station.

(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf21.com



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K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday

Busan I’Park vs. Chunnam Dragons

Busan World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Daegu FC vs. Pohang Steelers

Daegu World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Seongnam Chunma

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Jeju United vs. FC Seoul

Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Ulsan Tigers vs. Suwon Bluewings

Ulsan Munsu, 4 p.m.

Incheon United vs. Gyeongnam FC

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 5 p.m.

Jeonbuk Motors vs. Gwangju Sangmu

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 5 p.m.

www.kleaguei.com



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Today

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. SK Wyverns

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. The Heroes

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. LG Twins

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

The Heroes vs. LG Twins

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

The Heroes vs. LG Twins

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.or.kr



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SEJONG CENTER CHAMBER HALL

Friday: “Camerata Antiqua Seoul - The Magic of Venice and Versailles.” Camerata Antiqua Seoul was formed when a group of people got together to study and play baroque music. It is a professional camerata, or performing group, that aims to present baroque music in its original playing method with instruments from the baroque period.

After its foundation, musicians from all over the country studied and performed for three years, before performing the very first Korean baroque opera, “Dido and Aeneas,” at the Seoul Arts Center. The group also continued playing in many other venues with famous vocalists in and out of the country.

Camerata Antiqua Seoul is now considered to be one of the most popular ensembles in the Korean music industry. With ceaseless research and practice, the members have introduced countless repertoires of composers from the 17th and 18th centuries to Korea and presented them in diverse compositions.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

(02) 523-0552,www.interpark.co.kr



OLYMPIC PARK OLYMPIC HALL

Sept. 19: “Gala Concert -The Best of Musicals” The Christian Broadcasting System is hosting a musical gala concert featuring top Korean musical actors and actresses and the Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra.

For this concert, songs from some of the best-loved musicals worldwide - “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Miss Saigon,” “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Evita” - will be performed.

An ensemble of young actors and actresses will also heat up the stage with what has been billed as a “hot Elvis Presley number.”

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 2650-7481, www.interpark.co.kr



LUNATIC ART HALL

Sept. 19 to 20: “Beige Second Concert - B Natural.” After gaining attention as the only female soloist on an MBC talent show, Beige burst onto the local music scene.

From ballads to trot, she was praised for her powerful vocals and stage presence. She released her first album titled “Something Like Beige” in April 2007 and held her first concert in September. At the concert, Beige sang her hit song “Shadow” and Beyonce’s “Work It Out,” Uhm Jung-hwa’s “Invitation” and Hyun-young’s “Love Revolution.”

Despite being a fresh star, her stage style was acknowledged as one of the most professional in the business.

This performance will be her second concert. Tickets cost 40,000 won for all seats.

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

(02) 718-9491, www.interpark.co.kr



SANGSANG MADANG

Sept. 20: “Kra Live in Korea 2008.” The innovative Japanese rock band Kra is visiting Korea for the second time.

The band got together in 2001, but only broke into mainstream popularity after opening for Miyavi in August 2007.

An exponent of “visual kei,” a Japanese style of rock characterized by eccentric and flamboyant appearances, Kra’s music focuses on the visual yet has crossed boundaries into pop music.

The band members place importance not in the musical genre, but the atmosphere and feeling of each song. With attractive melodies, lyrics and looks, the group has a formal fan club in Korea.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Standing tickets for the show cost 44,000 won.

Honggik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 782-6722, www.jvcmusickorea.co.kr



LG ART CENTER

Sept. 25: Dianne Reeves, considered one of the most important jazz singers of our time, is returning to Korea for the first time in four years to perform in southern Seoul and also at the Sori Festival in Jeonju, North Jeolla.

Reeves is regarded as an enormous jazz talent for her breathtaking voice, improvisation, powerful storytelling and rhythmic virtuosity. She has won four Grammy Awards in the vocal jazz performance category for the albums “In the Moment,” “The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan,” “A Little Moonlight” and the 2006 film soundtrack “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Despite her successful recording career, she is still best known for her live performances.

As part of her Asian tour, she will also be visiting Taiwan and Japan with her band featuring Peter Martin on piano; Gregory Hutchinson on drums; Ruben Rogers on bass; and Romero Lubambo on guitar.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

(02) 2005-0114, arts2005@lgart.com
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