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To Oct. 17: “Kim Chun-hwan Solo Exhibition.” Everyday life has been gradually encroached upon by various kinds of products and information that the media bombards us with in this consumerist society.

Kim Chun-hwan’s works are a response to the mad-dash consumerism and cultural chaos in daily life. The formal technique used in his works is collage. It establishes a fresh connection between reality and the artist.

He draws on advertising prints and magazines, objects that represent the aspects of our daily life more vividly than anything else. They can capture how we eat, drink, wear and enjoy.

Admissions from 1,000 won ($0.87) to 2,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 736-1020, www.ganaart.com


To Oct. 17: “Hwang Chang-ha Solo Exhibition.” Hwang studied design in New York, and has worked in Paris, Madrid and Brussels. His work is intuitive and abstract without planned intention. His artistic languages originate from his interest in Islamic tile patterns, Jewish traditional paper cuts and Venetian lace.

The artist is particularly interested in the relation of multiple images in these patterned spaces. Colors are more important than shapes by the combination of colors.

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1

(02) 720-5789, www.suncontemporary.com



Sunday to Tuesday: “The Ballerina Who Loves a B-Boy.” Through battles between the past and the present, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, this performance will show that differences can be overcome with love.

A ballerina longs for freedom from the rigid rules imposed on her. She envies B-Boys, who follow their passion for dance. Her life changes when she falls in love with a B-Boy, but as the two come from different worlds, she is left confused.

The powerful 90-minute performance is directed by Moon Joo-cheol with the Gorilla Crew, under choreographers Kim Woo-sung and Han Sang-min.

Tickets range from 25,000 won to 45,000 won.

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

Hoehyeon Station, line No. 4, exit 7

(02) 518-7885, www.interpark.co.kr


Oct. 2 to 5: “Opera Salome - My Next Opera Series 2.” Richard Strauss’ “Salome” will be staged early next month as part of The National Opera of Korea’s “My Next Opera” series.

The series aims to entertain theatergoers who have grown tired of watching modern operas of the same formula, by staging rarely seen productions in Korea.

Salome is a common production in other countries but will be staged for the first time in Korea. Young German director Carlos Wagner will conduct the opera, which stars Han Ye-jin and Lee Ji-eun.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 586-5282, www.nationalopera.org


Oct. 7 to Jan. 4: “Musical On Air - Season 2.” “On Air” is back for a second season with the humorous events that arise from the radio show, “Radio Magic Time.”

Alex was once the famous star of a popular dance group, but left the entertainment industry to complete his military service. Now, three years later, he has returned with high hopes of making a spectacular comeback but winds up as the D.J. for a late-night radio show.

With a mixture of stories from listeners and a behind-the-scenes love story between the D.J. and a producer, you will feel as if you’re really in a radio studio.

The musical stars Kim Dong-wook, from the popular soap opera “Coffee Prince” and Yoo Jung-eun, Oh Jong-hyuk, Lee Min-kyung and Jadu.

Tickets cost 45,000 won for all seats.

The show is 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 3

(02) 517-8642,www.cafe.naver.com/musicalonair




Gyeongnam FC vs. Daejeon Citizen

Yangsan Complex, 7 p.m.

Pohang Steelers vs. Seongnam Chunma

Pohang Steel Yard, 7 p.m.

Busan I’Park vs. Incheon United

Busan Gudoek, 3 p.m.

Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeonbuk Motors

Suwon World Cup, 7:30 p.m.


FC Seoul vs. Chunnam Dragons

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Jeju United vs. Ulsan Tigers

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

Gwangju Sangmu vs. Daegu FC

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.



Doosan Bears vs. The Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. The Heroes

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

The Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Hanwha Eagles

Sajik, 5 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

The Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Kia Tigers

Sajik, 5 p.m.


LG Twins vs. The Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. LG

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Woori Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.



Friday: “Kang Seung-mo Concert - Return to Innocence.” Kang Seung-mo will perform in Daehangno, central Seoul, as a part the Lunatic Art Hall’s festival.

Debuting in 1989, Kang quickly gained a following for his appealing vocals. In 2007 he released his ninth studio album, “Return to Innocence.”

Although Kang isn’t a household name among teenagers, he is acknowledged as one of the most passionate live performers, with hit songs such as “Reunion in Tears” and “Love Tune,” which mix Kang’s soft voice with orchestral music.

Tickets cost 40,000 won for all seats.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2

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


Friday: “The 621st Subscription Concert of the KBS Symphony Orchestra.” The KBS Symphony Orchestra is presenting the beautiful melodies of Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

The concert will be conducted by Park Eun-sung, who won the Music Association of Korea’s “Musician of the Year” award in 2000.

Swedish-born pianist Peter Jablonski, winner of the prestigious Orpheus Award in 1998, will perform.

The program will include Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 35,000 won.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 781-2243, www.sac.or.kr


Saturday: “Epik High - The Parade 2008 Tour.” Epik High, one of the most popular hip-hop groups in Korea, will perform in Seoul this weekend as a part of its first nationwide tour to thank fans after the successful release of the group’s fifth album, “Pieces, Part One.”

Since bursting onto the scene after their second album in 2004, Epik High’s Tablo, Mithra Jin and D.J. Tukutz have been admired by music critics and music lovers alike for the philosophical and critical messages in their lyrics as well as their ability to mix beautiful melodies with strong beats.

For this concert, expect Epik High to perform hit songs “Fan,” “Love Love Love,” and “Fly,” together with songs from the latest album such as “One,” “Break Down” and “Umbrella.”

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 70,000 won.

The concert begins at 6 p.m.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 747-1252, www.interpark.co.kr


Sunday: “Real Live Vol. 4 - Fall in Love.” Experience acoustic pop/jazz in a small-theater performance that provides audiences with an intimate opportunity to see the artists up close.

The “Real Live” series first began in 2007 to create an experience in which musicians and the audience can communicate with each other.

Beginning with Lee Seung-ryul and My Aunt Mary, Real Live has continued to hold concerts that have seen Han Yeong-ae, Seoul Electric Band, Orange Pekoe and many other talented musicians perform.

The most recent Real Live performances were focused on rock artists, but this autumn, acoustic jazz bands will feature. The participating artists include Ibady, Winterplay and Park Gi-young.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 44,000 won for all seats.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 545-9174, www.baekamhall.com



Friday to Sunday: The 2008 Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival celebrates the heyday of the Hanseong Baekje, a period of national power on land and on sea.

Events will include an ancient tomb ritual, horse-riding, martial arts, a history and cultural parade, re-enactments of significant historical events and more. There will also be exhibitions of ancient relics from this period.

The festival will be held at Peace Square in Olympic Park, southern Seoul.

Mongchontoseong Station, line No. 8, exit 1

(02) 410-3410, www.baekjefest.com


Friday to Oct.12: The Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival, which has been held annually since 1998, begins this weekend. Gwangju is well known for its royal ceramics dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

The 17-day festival kicks off with an opening ceremony featuring popular singers. Aside from seminars and exhibitions, drum and mime performances, a children’s musical and art shows will be held, as well as chances for visitors to participate in hands-on ceramic classes.

The festival will be held at the Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum and the Gonjiam Expo Events Hall.

To get to Gwangju, take a bus from the East Seoul Bus Terminal.

Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 4

(031) 760-2104, www.goodceramic.or.kr

More information is available on the Internet Web sites listed below

  • Art Reon
  • Broadway Cinema
  • Cine City
  • Cinecube
  • Cinus
  • City Cinema
  • CJ CGV
  • Daehan Cinema
  • DongSoong Art Center
  • Hanil Cinema
  • Kino Cinema
  • Lotte Cinema
  • Lumiere Cinema
  • Megabox
  • Myungbo Cinema
  • Primus Cinema
  • Seoul Cinema
  • Sponge House
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