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2009.10.20 TICKET



Friday to Sunday: “Tree Bicycle.” The folk group Tree Bicycle will play a series of shows as part of the Myeongdong Folk Rock Festival this week.

The duo is known for creating music that incorporates a variety of genres using acoustic instruments. Their most recent album, “Tree Bicycle Vol. 2,” features electronic and acoustic versions of love songs.

Members Kang In-bong and Kim Hyung-sub released their first feature-length album in 2005, and their songs have been featured on the popular TV series “Boys Before Flowers.”

The concerts are on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are 35,000 won ($29.89).

Myeong-dong Station, line No. 4, exit 6

(02) 3789-7961, www.interpark.com


Monday: “Kang Dong-suk’s Hope Concert.” Now in its 10th year, Kang Dong-suk’s Hope Concert aims to raise awareness about hepatitis.

This year’s event will feature violinist Kang himself along with other artists including Cho Young-chang on the cello and Pascal Devoyon on the piano. Hikotaro Yazaki will serve as conductor.

The program will feature numerous works by Tchaikovsky.

Kang attended The Juilliard School and has played with renowned orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 720-3933, www.sac.or.kr


Tuesday: “Tommy Emmanuel.” Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is coming to the Mapo Arts Center as part of the MAC Jazz Festival.

This legendary Australian musician is a two-time Grammy nominee. He is famous for his unique style, where he uses all 10 fingers on the guitar. Instead of having a whole band for rhythm, bass, melody and drum parts, Emmanuel uses his guitar in creative ways.

He has released 16 recordings to date and performed over 300 concerts annually for the past four years.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 55,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2

(02) 2187-6222, www.interpark.com



Thursday and Friday: “It’s My Life, Datum.” Choreographer Hyekyoung Lee sets a new standard with creative dance and Korean pansori music in this upcoming performance.

“It’s My Life, Datum” shows how movement, music and space can work together to create both optical and auditory effects.

This performance won Best Choreography at the Critics’ Choice Young Choreographer Awards 2008 and was nominated for the Grand Prix at the first Korea Dance Awards.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on both days.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

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


Saturday to Monday: “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci.” The Seoul Grand Opera Company presents this classic Italian opera later this week.

The opera opens with Cavalleria, a tale of two men who fight over a girl in a small town in Sicily. This love triangle becomes more complicated as jealousy and rage start to consume those involved, ending in a tragic duel.

The second story, Pagliacci, is the famous play-within-a-play about a sad clown, Tonio, who can make people laugh. But he is sobbing inside because of his wife’s affair with another man.

This production, directed by Shin Keum-ho, includes an all-Korean cast.

The shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 300,000 won.

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

(02) 582-0040, www.sac.or.kr


Saturday to Monday: “Once Upon a Ballad.” Considered one of the best Korean dramas of 2008, “Once Upon a Ballad” is back for another run in Seoul.

This creative drama takes place in a dump where there is no law or order. The characters have no addresses and are thrown into a world of violence and exploitation. Yet, amid all the chaos, there are signs of optimism throughout the performance.

The play was awarded five prizes at the Donga Drama Awards (Grand Prix, Best Drama, Best Director, Best Performance and Best Stage Art), and was selected as one of the top five drama performances of the year by the Korea Drama Association, one of the top seven by the Korea Drama Critics Association and as Best Drama at the Korea Drama Awards in 2008.

Once Upon a Ballad was written by Kim Ji-hoon and directed by Lee Yoon-taek and will be performed by the Street Theatre Troupe.

The shows begin on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 6 pm.

Tickets are 30,000 won.

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

(02) 582-0040, www.sac.or.kr


Monday and Tuesday: “Symphoca Princess Bari.” This critically acclaimed contemporary dance performance hits Seoul’s Arko Arts Theater next week.

It is based on the ancient tale of Princess Bari, providing audiences with a visual treat that combines classical and contemporary elements in a dance and live music performance.

Choreographer Eunme Ahn and her company have been praised in The New York Times and have officially been invited to the Edinburgh Festival in 2011.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on both days.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

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


Oct. 26 to Dec. 31: “Hero.” The highly anticipated Korean musical “Hero” premieres next week.

The musical draws on actual events surrounding the life of Ahn Jung-geun, who was a Korean independence activist and army chief of the Korean Empire’s troops that fought in China and Russia. The Korean Empire was the dynasty that emerged after the Joseon Dynasty and before the formation of the Republic of Korea.

This musical is directed by Yun Ho-jin. It was originally created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ahn’s assassination of the first prime minister of Japan, Ito Hirobumi, on Oct. 26, 1909.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Except for the premiere, there are no shows scheduled on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.

(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com


K-League Soccer


Gangwon FC vs. Daejeon Citizen FC

Gangneung Stadium, 2 p.m.

Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Suwon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu FC vs. Pohang Steelers

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3:10 p.m.


Daegu FC vs. Ulsan Hyundai FC

Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.

Chunnam Dragons FC vs. Jeju United FC

Gwangyang Football Stadium, 7 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Changwon Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

Incheon United FC vs. FC Seoul

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.


Korean Basketball League


Mobis Phoebus vs. KCC Egis

Ulsan Dongchun, 7 p.m.

SK Knights vs. LG Sakers

Jamsil Student Stadium, 7 p.m.


KT Sonic Boom vs. Daegu Orions

Sajik Stadium, 7 p.m.

Samsung Thunders vs. ET Land Elephants

Jamsil Gymnasium, 7 p.m.


Dongbu Promy vs. Mobis Phoebus

Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. KCC Egis

Changwon Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

KT&G Kites vs. SK Knights

Anyang Gymnasium, 5 p.m.


Daegu Orions vs. KCC Egis

Daegu Baseball Stadium, 3 p.m.

Samsung Thunders vs. Dongbu Promy

Jamsil Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

ET Land Elephants vs. KT Sonic Boom

Incheon Baseball Stadium, 5 p.m.


Samsung Thunders vs. SK Knights

Jamsil Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. ET Land Elephants

Changwon Gymnasium, 7 p.m.


Dongbu Promy vs. KT&G Kites

Wonju Chiak Stadium, 7 p.m.

Daegu Orions vs. Mobis Phoebus

Daegu Baseball Stadium, 7 p.m.




Friday to Sunday: “2009 Kimchi Love Festival.” A festival dedicated to Korea’s most famous food will take place this week.

This three-day event is divided into three themes this year: kimchi’s past, kimchi’s present and kimchi’s future. It will include a kimchi cook-off, a demonstration of how to make kimchi, kimchi song challenges, dance and music performances and free classes for kids and adults.

The festival is hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and is free to all.

The festival opens at 3 p.m. on Friday with a performance and kimchi tasting party.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 557-7180, www.kimchifestival.org


Saturday and Sunday: ”Grand Mint Festival.” Unlike mainstream rock music festivals like Pentaport and Jisan Rock, Grand Mint showcases bands that aren’t on the radio all the time.

Korean entertainment company Mint Paper has dedicated this space for indie solo artists and instrumental groups.

Saturday’s lineup includes groups such as The Cribs, Bulldog Mansion, The Moonshiners and Peter Pan Complex.

On Sunday, Kingston Rudieska takes the main stage alongside other artists such as Peppertones and Hideki Kaji.

The festival also includes a food zone, entertainment zone, beauty zone and “slow life” zone for those who need to take a break from the music, providing a refreshing break from the typical rock event.

Doors open at noon on both days.

Tickets are 55,000 won for one day and 88,000 for two days.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1588-7890, www.grandmintfestival.com


To Tuesday: “2009 Brazilian Film Festival.” This festival is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of diplomatic ties between Brazil and Korea. The festival features the film “My Name Ain’t Johnny” by Mauro Lima and seven other recent Brazilian films.

The other movies include “Youth” (2008) by Domingos de Oliveira; “Without Control” (2007) by Chris d’Amato; “Alice’s House” (2007) by Chico Teixeira; “The Samba Poet” (2006) by Ricardo van Steen; “Out of Tune” (2008) by Walter Lima Jr.; and “Retribution” (2008) by Paulo Pons.

The films are subtitled in both Korean and English.

Showtimes vary depending on the film.

Tickets range from 6,500 won to 8,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1

(02) 730-3200, www.cinecode.co.kr


Oct. 27 to Oct. 30: “2009 Korea International Music Festival.” This highly anticipated festival’s lineup features the KBS Symphony Orchestra with special guests including Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov, Irish pianist Finghin Collins and violinist Daniel Gaede.

The festival was first started in 1975 under a different name but has now evolved into one of the biggest international music festivals held in Korea. The festival kicks off on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

1588-7850, www.sac.or.kr

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