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2009. 4.29 TICKET

THEATER

INKEL ARTHALL

Ongoing: “Love Comes Down With Rain.” After 14 years, “Love Comes Down With Rain” is still going strong and pulling in theater-goers.

During its long run, the musical has won numerous awards. It was recently voted No. 1 on a list of musicals viewers want to see again.

The story begins with a gloomy, rainy day as two brothers with opposite personalities meet after a long separation.

The plot gets interesting when a party planner stumbles into their lives and brings the distant brothers together again.

The first Korean musical to have a run of over 2,000 shows, it has also had success in Japan.

English subtitles will be provided.

Tickets costs 35,000 won ($26.14).

The show is held Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4

(02) 741-0251, www.inkelarthall.com



Myungbo Art Hall

Ongoing: “Fan Yang’s Bubble World.” Canadian bubble artist Fan Yang’s “Bubble World” is opening in its own dedicated theater located in Euljiro 3-ga, Jung District, central Seoul.

Fan Yang has contributed to bringing bubble art to Korea.

At its newly-built theater, the structure of Fan Yang’s Bubble World will be also revamped with new elements including mime, dance, acrobatics and martial arts.

Outside the theater, people can make diverse-sized bubbles of their own.

Tickets cost 28,000 won for all seats.

The performance is presented at 11 a.m., 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. daily.

Euljiro 3-ga Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 2263-9741, www.bubbleworld.co.kr.



63 BUILDING, 63 City

From Saturday: “Corea Rhapsody.” This home-grown non-verbal show takes a fresh look at Shakespeare, with “Romeo and Juliet” staged in a traditional Korean style.

This lightly comical version of Shakespeare’s tragedy features a soundtrack of exciting percussion music, colorful costumes and spectacular choreography that transform this familiar tale into something quite original.

Shows start at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.

There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets are 50,000 won.

Daebang Station, line No. 1, exit 6; Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 4; or Yeouido Station, line No. 5, exit 5

(02) 789-5663, www.63.co.kr





MUSIC



CHILDREN’S GRAND PARK, NeungDong Stage

Sunday to Tuesday: “Opening Concert of NeungDong Stage in Forest ? East Meets West in Seoul.” The Embassy of the Czech Republic has organized an event for those in Korea to get a taste of some Czech culture.

Starting Sunday, various performances will take place at Children’s Grand Park, eastern Seoul, beginning with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Metropolitan Junior Chorus presenting music such as Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances.”

On Monday, visitors will be able to enjoy the “Czech Musical Gala Concert,” featuring Korean musical stars such as Yoo Joon-sang and Park Gun-hyung, who will sing songs from “Hamlet,” and “The Three Musketeers.”

Tuesday, the final day, will see renowned Korean conductor Chung Myung-whun leading a concert by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

The performances start at 7 p.m.

Children’s Grand Park Station, line No. 7, exit 1; or Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4

(02) 725-6765, www.seoulphil.co.kr



V-HALL

May 10: “Envy Live In Seoul.” Envy, one of the leading independent Japanese bands and a regular in the hard-core indie music scene in Japan, is coming back to Seoul as a follow-up to its successful concert last year.

The five-member band debuted in 1992 and has released four albums featuring a host of famous artists. Envy combines the screamo genre with soft ballads, creating a unique sound that has mesmerized fans around the world.

Aside from performing songs from the band’s new album, this concert will satisfy fans of screamo, metal and indie rock lovers.

Loro’s, a newcomer on the Korean band scene that has already captured the hearts of many fans, is the guest artist on the night.

Tickets cost 35,000 won in advance or 40,000 won at door.

The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(011) 9885-2003, www.pastelmusic.com



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

May 13: “Natalie Cole Live In Korea.” The American singer-songwriter and daughter of Jazz legend Nat King Cole is coming to Korea for her first concert here, which is sure to be an “unforgettable” experience.

Natalie Cole has won 10 Grammy Awards and has record sales of over 5 million. Her remake of her father’s smash hit “Unforgettable” off the 1991 “Unforgettable…With Love” album brought her into the international spotlight.

She continues to create her own style of music with the recent releases “Leavin’” and “Still Unforgettable” which won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist.

Cole is well known to many Korean fans for the songs “Love” and “When I Fall In Love,” which have been featured in numerous TV commercials and film soundtracks.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 150,000 won.

The show begins at 8:00 p.m.

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

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





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION



Wednesday

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.



Thursday

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.



Friday

Hanwha Eagles vs. KIA Tigers

Gunsan, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.



Saturday

Hanwha Eagles vs. KIA Tigers

Gunsan, 5 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Heroes vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5 p.m.



Sunday

Hanwha Eagles vs. KIA Tigers

Gunsan, 5 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 1:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Heroes vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5 p.m.



Tuesday

KIA Tigers vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 2 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 2 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 2 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 2 p.m.



www.koreabaseball.co.kr





FESTIVALS



KOREA FLORITOPIA 2009, South Chung-cheong

To May 20: Korea Floritopia 2009 kicks off on the beautiful Anmyeon Island in South Chung-cheong under the theme: “Flower, Ocean and Dreams.”

The aim of the event is to reinvigorate the regional economy after the Taean oil spill damaged areas in and along the coast in late 2007.

Organizers also hope it will help to boost the domestic floricultural industry.

Millions of flowers representing 57 different species will be on display in seven indoor exhibition halls and 15 outdoor parks.

The main exhibition hall includes 21 exhibitions with different themes.

The arboretum promises to entice every step of the way with its vast collections of beautiful flowers and trees.

In addition to these main attractions, there will be competitions, conventions and performances to further enhance the experience.

The event will be held in the area around Kkotji Beach and the nearby arboretum.

Admission ranges from 8,000 won to 60,000 won according to age and program.

The festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From Seoul, take an express bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Anmyeon Island in Taean County, South Chungcheong.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line no. 3.

(041) 670-6000,

www.floritopia.or.kr
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