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2009. 3.18 Event Calendar


To Tuesday: “Art Garden - Dynamic.” If last year was all about the structural beauty, this year is about the flow of modern pieces. The first “Dynamic” consists of artworks whose lines and dimensions contain dynamic features accompanied by the movements of motors, the wind and manpower. The works harmonize with the surrounding environment and originate from the idea of sympathy.

The artist’s peculiar sense of objects in nature make the pieces feel small, but everything is positioned around the site-specific exhibition in a way that also reflects the changes in nature.

The artists’ three-dimensional perspective is an impressive way to deal with the concept of stagnant time juxtaposed against fluid movement. The Earth’s energy and natural rhythms act as a gateway to an interactive communication among the visitors, the artwork and the surrounding environment.

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

(02) 399-1783, www.sejongpac.or.kr


March 25 to 29: “Seoul Living Design Fair.” Under the theme of “Green Style,” DesignHouse Inc. collaborated with COEX to produce this 15th annual exhibit, which is based on the creation of an environmentally-friendly living environment that is also stylish and modern. The exhibit also focuses on how designs that are comfortable and healthy for the mind and body can also be pleasing to the rest of the five senses.

Korea’s best designers and artists will be participating and providing information on the future of green design, which will be the main trend in many upcoming designs. The festival will provide opportunities to buy artwork, meet with the designers and even participate in the exhibition yourself.

Tickets range from 8,000 won ($5.57) to 15,000 won.

The exhibition is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Samsung Station, line No. 2, exit 5 or 6

(02) 2262-7192~9, www.livingdesignfair.co.kr


To Sunday: “Notre Dame de Paris.” Following its success in 2005 and 2006, the Korean cast of “Notre Dame de Paris” will be holding special performances over three days before heading to China as the first musical to be culturally exchanged between the two countries.

Gaining critical acclaim after its first performance in France in 1998, the musical was localized in the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Spain, and, for the first time in Asia, in Korea.

Victor Hugo’s masterpiece was brought to life under the guidance of France’s finest songwriter, Luc Plamondon, and musician, Riccardo Cocciante.

Hopes are high that the local version of this award-winning performance will be a starting point for a “Korean Wave” for musicals.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 130,000 won.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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

(02) 399-1783, www.sejongpac.or.kr


To Sunday: “King Lear.” One of Shakespeare’s four tragedies, King Lear is considered to be one of his greatest works, covering themes of greed, betrayal and cruelty.

The aging monarch King Lear, blind to his own weaknesses, decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, according to which one publicly professes the most love to him. The selfish Goneril and Regan pretend to love him but later treat him cruelly, while Cordelia, the only loyal and unselfish daughter is disowned, leaving King Lear a broken man.

Lee Byung-hoon’s strong yet contained directing enables the audience to fully engage in the story with a new metaphorical portrayal of King Lear. Fresh but subtle, King Lear was named one of 2008’s top three best plays by the International Association of Theater Critics Korea.

The encore performances of Lee’s King Lear will come to an end this Sunday.

Tickets rage from 15,000 won to 30,000 won.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 760-4840~3, http://artstheater.arko.or.kr


To March 31: “Zanna Don’t!” A show “With love for all,” says The New York Times.

The wittiness, satire and comedy of “Zanna Don’t!” captures the hearts of everyone who has ever been in love.

Set in a topsy-turvy town where the majority of the world is homosexual, with heterosexuals subject to heterophobia, two young students try to break the mold by being attracted to the opposite sex.

And thanks to the Magical Matchmaker Zanna, who casts a spell at the prom, the prejudice is overcome.

This whimsical performance that turns the minority into the majority will leave you laughing while also giving you something to think about.

The dynamic singing and dancing will also keep you thoroughly entertained.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

(02) 399-1783, www.sejongpac.or.kr


To March 18: “Kammer Philharmonie Leipzig Orchestra.” Established by the conductor Michael Kohler in 2001, the orchestra has performed in a range of diverse opera houses, playing the music of many eras, from Baroque to modern.

Since its creation, the Kammer Philharmonie Leipzig Orchestra and its conductor have been invited to a number of music festivals and universities such as the Leipzig and Kabel Deutschland universities. They’ve also participated in music festivals in Leipzig, Dresden, and Berlin, and finished an Indian tour around Dehli, Mumbai and Bangalore in 2007.

At the Guangzhou National Opera House performance celebrating the new year in concert with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra gave a stunning and memorable performance.

The renowned conductor, Kohler, has considerable experience directing and conducting.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Suwon Station, line No. 1, exit 4

(031) 230-3200, http://www.ggac.or.kr


To March 22: “Winterplay: Real Live vol. 6 Waltz of Spring.” Singer-songwriter Lee Seung-ryul comes into the limelight, drifting in on the spring breeze. Last year, Lee showed off many of his talents in the television program “Music Traveling Lalala,” and his concert tickets sold out at the end of 2008. With his first new album release in 2 years, Lee presents a clear sound, perfect for sparking a romance with that special someone.

Joining Lee are “E-body,” the acoustic band led by “Horan,” the singer with the famous electronic group “Clazziquai,” and “Winterplay,” a pop jazz group.

This concert offers more than one beautiful kind of music. “Winterplay” offers the lighter side of jazz. The guest singer is the romantic Alex from the band “Clazziquai.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 55,000won.

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

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



KCC Egis vs. Daegu Orions

Jeonju, 7 p.m.

Mobis Phoebus vs. SK Knights

Ulsan Dongchun, 7 p.m.


Samsung Thunders vs. LG Sakers

Jamsil, 7 p.m.

KT&G Kites vs. Dongbu Promy

Anyang, 7 p.m.


Daegu Orions vs. SK Knights

Daegu, 7 p.m.


LG Sakers vs. Dongbu Promy

Changwon, 3 p.m.

Samsung Thunders vs. KT&G Kites

Jamsil, 3 p.m.

Mobis Phoebus vs. KTF Magic Wings

Ulsan Dongchun, 3 p.m.


SK Knights vs. ET Land Black Slamer

Jamsil Students’ Gym, 3 p.m.

Dongbu Promy vs. Daegu Orions

Wonju Chiak, 3 p.m.

KTF Magic Wings vs. LG Sakers

Busan, 3 p.m.

KCC Egis vs. Mobis Phoebus

Jeonju, 3 p.m.




Korean Air Jumbos vs. Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs

Incheon Dowon City Gym, 7 p.m.


Hyundai Skywalkers vs. LIG Greaters

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.


Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Daejeon Chungmu Gym, 3 p.m.


Korean Air Jumbos vs. Hyundai Skywalkers

Incheon Dowon City Gym, 2 p.m.

Suwon Kepco 45 vs. LIG Greaters

Suwon Gym, 2 p.m.


Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs vs. Suwon Kepco 45

Daejeon Chungmu Gym, 7 p.m.

Hyundai Skywalkers vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.

LIG Greaters vs. Korean Air Jumbos

Gumi Park Jung Hee Gym, 7 p.m.



Friday to March 22: Yeongdeok District in North Gyeongsang is hosting its 12th annual crab festival beginning this weekend.

It will provide visitors with opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of programs including trips on crab fishing boats, soap making, face painting, origami and free samples of steamed Yeongdeok crab.

There will also be chances to meet and mingle with famous Koreans, including mountain climber and Mount Everest conqueror Um Hong-gil and Korean football legend Hong Myung-bo.

In addition to giving visitors the chance to savor the exquisite taste of Yeongdeok crab, the region will go to great lengths to raise awareness about the beauty of the whole district. The event will also help to support the local fishing community.

To get to the festival, take a bus from the Nambu Bus Terminal in southern Seoul to Yeongdeok.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3

(054) 730-6114, http://crab.yd.go.kr


March 28 to 29: Under the slogan “Adding flavor to the world” this festival celebrates tteokbokki, one of Korea’s favorite foods, and aims to share the taste of this spicy treat with the rest of the world. The festival hopes to help open the market for tteokbokki, spicy broiled rice cakes, and make this a global food product.

The food even has a new spelling that festival organizers hope will help make the word easier to pronounce: “tokppoki.”

The festival will offer various programs ranging from the history of the tokppoki to how it is made, and will show off the different flavors tokppoki can take on, according to different regions in Korea.

Also featured will be the Korean rice used to make tteok, the processed rice that is the main ingredient of tokppoki.

Other activities include tokppoki eating contests, tok cutting, cooking lessons and chances to meet celebrities who are also fans of the Korean delicacy.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Yangjae Station, line No. 3, exit 7

(02) 503-5044, www.topokki.com
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