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2009. 11.11. TICKET



Thursday: “11 a.m. Concert.” This concert is part of a series of classical performances held every second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m.

This week, cellist Song Young-hoon plays pieces by Brahms, Wagner and Beethoven.

Conductor Kim Jong-deok, violinist Baek Ju-young and pianist Yoo Young-wook will join the Korean Symphony Orchestra on stage.

This series is meant to be an introduction to classical music and so, along with the live performance, there will be information, in Korean, about the composers and the compositions.

The concert starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won ($17).

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

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


Thursday to Friday: “The Autumn Story of Three Men.” This musical performance uses classical, New Age, jazz and pop music to tell a memorable love story.

Three of the best male musical actors in Korea star in the concert. By choosing well-recognized artists, the director hopes to combine the intricacy of classical music with the mass appeal of pop music.

Organizers promise that the concert will “move the hearts of women” and “reawaken a feeling of longing and love toward a loved one, just like the fragrance of a rich wine.”

Tickets range from 40,000 to 100,000 won.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 4

(02) 399-1111, www.sejongpac.or.kr


Friday: “Serengeti: Safari Tour Season 3: Diary.” Serengeti is one of the few Korean bands that focus on the Afro, soul and funk genres.

After releasing two full-length albums and performing in various music festivals, the trio, consisting of lead vocalist and bassist Yoo Jung-gyun, drummer Jang Dong-jin and guitarist Jeong Su-wan, returns with more groovy tracks for their fans.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at SSamzie Space.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5, or Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 338-7624, www.ssamnet.com


Saturday: “Park Sang-min Concert - Fantasia.”

Around two years after his last album, veteran Korean singer Park Sang-min introduces his new release. He will perform a series of new songs from his 12th album, “On Days When I Think of You.”

Park not only pleases listeners with his trademark husky voice, he was also involved in the production and remixing of the new CD. The album features 12 tracks, including the title song, a catchy piano and guitar-accompanied ballad with a simple yet memorable arrangement highlighted by Park’s melancholic voice.

The concerts start at 3. and 7 p.m.

Tickets run from 44,000 to 88,000 won.

Geumjeong Station, line No.1, exit 4

031-390-3500, www.gunpoart.net/



Today to Thursday: “Arirang Arariyo ? Lovesickness.” This haunting piece attempts to translate the word “Arirang Arariyo” - which roughly means, “My dear love, my dearest love, I long for you” - into a mix of modern movements and traditional performing arts.

The dance illustrates the relationship between a pair of lovers confronting love and separation.

Choreographer Choi Kyung-shil formed her company in 2000, and has participated in festivals and performances in Korea and abroad. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the department of dance at Kyung Hee University. She received her doctoral degree from Dongduk Women’s University. She was a teacher at Sookmyung Junior High and lecturer at Kyung Hee University.

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

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

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 4 or Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf.or.kr

ARKO ARTS CENTER, Arko Arts Theater

Today to Sunday: “Don’t be Shocked.” Playwright and director Park Kun-hyung is known for being against dramatic formats and artificial acting. In “Don’t be Shocked” he cleverly combines satire, irony and drama with a little playful humor.

A husband, who’s a film director, and his wife, who is eventually forced to work as a hostess at a karaoke bar, become obsessed with making money during tough financial times. While they try to remain close as a family, the troubling economic situation pushes them further apart.

The play premiered in January and represents Korea at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets cost between 10,000 to 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf.or.kr


Today to Friday: “L’Effet de Serge.” Ordinary life for Serge, the protagonist of this play, is never boring. On lazy Sundays, friends (and even audience members) stop by his small apartment, which is filled with images created by music, lighting, fireworks and lasers. To Serge’s surprise, the visitors seem to be more amused by the pizza and wine that is offered than these various forms of entertainment.

The play debuted in Paris in 2007 and was an official entry for the Avignon Festival 2008. Director by Philippe Quesne, who studied visual arts and design at the L’Ecole Estienne and set design at the L’Ecole des Arts Decoratif de Paris, is known for his experimental sets for theater, music and dance.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 4 p.m. on Friday.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No. 2, exit 6, or Myeongdong Station, line No. 4, exit 6

(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf.or.kr


Friday and Saturday: “Anti Space.” Choreographer Lee Na-hyun brings the true spirit of modern dance and minimalism to the stage to explore the possibilities of space and dance.

The performance features five dancers and uses different types of lighting to accentuate the movement. The contrasts between the darkness of shadow and the bright white light will be a visual treat for audiences.

Choreographer Lee Na-hyun graduated from the department of dance at Ewha Womans University. She is the artistic director of UBIN Dance Company and is recognized as a world-class dancer in Korea and Europe.

The performance begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 3673-2561~4, www.spaf.or.kr


Saturday and Sunday: “Echos.” This unique performance is a combination of music, dance and art, influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. Choreographer and director Kim Sae-jung incorporates a variety of props into her piece in order to show the emotional conflicts that arise at each stage in a person’s life.

Kim is also a composer, pianist and percussionist. At her graduation from Seoul National University she was awarded the “Korea’s New Artist” prize. She has since performed with the Seoul Municipal Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. Her company Acronote, founded in 2004, combines dance, modern circus theatrics and music.

The performance starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 4, or Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 3673-2561~4, www.spaf.or.kr




KT&G Kites vs. KT Sonic Boom

Anyang Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Daegu Orions vs. SK Knights

Daegu Gymnasium, 7 p.m.


KCC Egis vs. Mobis Phoebus

Jeonju Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. Samsung Thunders

Changwon Gymnasium, 7 p.m.


Daegu Orions vs. ET Land Elephants

Daegu Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Dongbu Promy vs. KT Sonic Boom

Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 7 p.m.


Mobis Phoebus vs. KT&G Kites

Ulsan Dongchun, 3 p.m.

SK Knights vs. LG Sakers

Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

Samsung Thunders vs. KCC Egis

Jamsil Indoor Stadium, 5 p.m.


Dongbu Promy vs. Daegu Orions

Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

ET Land Elephants vs. KT&G Kites

Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

KT Sonic Boom vs. SK Knights

Busan Sajik, 5 p.m.


KT Sonic Boom vs. Samsung Thunders

Busan Sajik, 7 p.m.

Mobis Phoebus vs. ET Land Elephants

Ulsan Dongchun, 7 p.m.




Jeju Island

To Sunday: This one of the most famous maritime cultural festivals on Jeju Island. It features yellowtail, a delicious fish that is most plentiful in November.

The festival gives visitors the rare opportunity to catch yellowtail in the unpolluted seas surrounding Mara Island as well as enjoy a variety of yellowtail delicacies.

A major event on the program has visitors catching yellowtail with their bare hands, which is very popular with travelers since they can bring home all the fish they catch. A fish market and auction, where you can buy yellowtail and other types of seafood at low prices, will also be held, and at the festival’s farmer’s market visitors can buy local specialties such as ribbon fish, coral fish and potatoes.

The nearby region of Moseulpo, the southernmost part of the island, is also famous for its cultural heritage sites and beautiful scenery.

Take a taxi from Jeju International Airport to Moseulpo Port.

(064) 794-8032, www.bangeofestival.com


Thursday to Sunday: Renowned as the home of Korean food, the city of Gwangju celebrates its excellent cuisine in this festival.

Now in its fifth year, the Gwangju International Food Fair has been widely referred to as the largest international food expo in southern Korea. It was recognized as the most promising exhibition by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy every year from 2005 to 2009. This year’s event is being co-organized by the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.

The festival expects more than 200 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors from around the world.

The food culture of southern Korea in particular will be showcased. Visitors can also see a barista championship sponsored by the Korea Coffee Association and a bakery competition at the fair.

The entrance fee is 2,000 won.

Sangmu Railway Station, exit 3

(062) 611-2213, www.foodshow.kr


Nov. 20 to 29: This event is for all fans of Korean dramas - new and old. This year’s event will highlight popular as well as up-and-coming stars in the drama scene. Events include concerts and the Korea Drama Awards.

The festival celebrates the decade since the hallyu, or Korean wave, emerged as a powerful cultural force in Asia.

The organizing committee of the Korea Drama Festival has named actors Yoon Sang-hyun and Kim Bum as PR ambassadors for this year’s festival.

Yoon played Heo Tae-jun in “The Queen of Wives” while Kim played So Yi-jung in “Boys Over Flowers.” The two actors will visit Jinju during the festival to meet with TV drama fans. The main events will be held in the Cheonsu Bridge and Nam River area in Sinan-dong, South Gyeongsang.

Take a bus from Seoul’s Gangnam Express Bus Terminal to Jinju Express Bus Terminal. It will take approximately three and a half hours.

This event is free.

(055) 755-2363, www.kdfo.org
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