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Salespeople at Myeongji Market in Busan prepare jeonuh, also known as gizzard shad, as part of the 10th Myeongji Jeonuh Festival. During the festival, fishmongers will demonstrate how to slice the fish to bring out its full flavor. See FESTIVALS, below. [YONHAP]



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Hall

Friday: Noted French solo trumpet player Alexandre Baty will play trumpet concertos by Tomasi, Brandt and Haydn with horn player Matthieu Romand and pianist Hyo-Sun Lim.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won to 20,000 won.

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

(02)3700-6300, www.sejongpac.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sunday: Korea W Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kim Nam-yun, will play medleys from “Miss Saigon” and “Chicago” while jazz vocalist Woongsan will sing various pieces, including “Quien Sera” and selections from “Les Miserables.” Jazz pianist Jin Bora will perform a rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” as well as her own composition “Storm of Desert.” Saxophonist Danny Jung will perform a piece from “Cinema Paradiso” and selections from “Evita” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets range from 22,000 won to 77,000 won.

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

(02) 3442-4285, www.sac.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Monday: This the first in a series of morning concerts that will be presented every second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. Following Monday’s concert, the series will continue Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9, with additional dates through August 2011.

This week’s concert features the Korean Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seo Jin, along with flautist Han Ji-hee and harpist Kwak Jung. The program includes Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314, Gabriel Pierne’s “Concertstuck pour Harpe et Orchestre, Op. 39, and the first and fourth movements of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”

The concert starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

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

(02) 5800-1300, www.sac.or.kr


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Sept. 18: It’s a rare opportunity to be able to listen to “Symphony No. 4” by Alexander Glazunov - considered the successor to Tchaikovsky. The Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will be conducted by Tae-young Park, a Russian music specialist, in this rendition of one of Glazunov’s famous works.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 25,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1792, www.sejongpac.or.kr/english


Theater Zero

Sept. 18: This series organized by Super Color Super provides a venue for artists and musicians to collaborate and features live drawing, art, shadow theater and psychedelic visuals. This concert features California musicians Zach Hill and Carson McWhirter with a host of other musicians, including Yours, Bridget & Puppycats, Cindy Sizer, Bamseom Pirates and Sighborgggg. Featurd artists inlcude Raquel Schembri (Brazil), Sseo, Vakki, Junk House, Tuna Attack, Margarine Fingers, Kun Chen (China), Una and Ciji Costa.

The concert starts at 9 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 in advance and 25,000 won at the door.
(02) 6008-8520, www.theater0.com



COEX Art Hall

Open run: This play, originally written by Japanese playwright and screenwriter Koki Mitani, tells the story of a young playwright whose plays face government censorship. The play is based on Koki’s novel of the same name and was first staged in Japan in 1997. It was made into a movie in 2004 starring actors Yakusho Koji and Goro Inagaki.

The major theme of the play is the tension between censorship and an artist’s freedom of expression. Despite the seemingly serious topic, the play has a light, comic tone rather than a heavy political message.

The story begins with a young playwright, Hajime Tsubaki, during the 1940s after World War II.

The government sends him an order to delete all of the comic scenes in the play he is working on if he wants to see the play performed. As he rewrites it, he realizes that the play keeps getting better and better with the revisions.

The Korean version of University of Laughs will star film and television stars Ahn Suk-hwa and Jung Woong-in (“Last Scandal of My Life”).

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 6 p.m. on weekends. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets cost 35,000 won each.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5 and 6

(02) 766-6007, www.thebestplay.co.kr


Shinyon Art Hall

Open run: Based on the popular serial comic “Gwangsu’s Thoughts,” this play focuses on Gwangsu, a little boy who sees the world in a curious way. Through his everyday experiences, Gwangsu begins to question everything from the mundane to the existential.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 1

1544-1555, www.shinyon.co.kr


Jeongbo Theater

To Sept. 19: Four of Anton Chekhov’s classic plays, including “Ivanov” and “The Three Sisters,” get a modern twist in “4styles.” Up-and-coming writers, including Kim Jin-bok and Kim Suk-ju, from theater company Dong, are credited for this new version.

Tickets range from 20,000 to 40,000.

Performances start at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 766-6925, cafe.daum.net/dongplay


Mimagi Art Center

To Sept. 26: The play, referred to as a “comic, music drama,” was created by theater company Actors Band. The play tells the story of a young, psychologist, Kim Hee-jin, who questions the definition of sanity and insanity.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no performances on Mondays. On Sept. 21-23, performances are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Hyewha Station, line No. 4, exit 2

010-3724-2086, www.mimagi.com

The Rocky Horror Show


To Oct. 10: The original cast from Richard O’Brien’s original comedy musical “The Rocky Horror Show” is performing in Seoul until October. The cult classic has been performed on stage for millions of people around the world, made into a film and now, for the first time ever, the original cast is in Seoul.

Admission fees range from 66,000 won to 110,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, Coex Mall exit

(02) 501-7888, www.coexarthall.co.kr/eng



National Theater of Korea, Main Hall

Sept. 28: Take your favorite Led Zeppelin songs, the traditional Korean instrument gayageum and combine the two for an experience you are unlikely to get anywhere else.

Aside from putting a traditional Korean spin on “Stairway to Heaven,” the “Midday” program will also feature Korean art songs sung by Choe Sangho.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

The performance is at 11 a.m.

Get off at Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.

(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr/english/index.do



Seoul Plaza

To Thursday: Yeongyang-gun hosts this festival to promote their pepper products, which are the basis of many kinds of Korean food. There will be kimchi-making competitions and performances of Korean traditional music by teams from Yeongyang.

City Hall Station, line No 1 or 2, exit 5

(054) 682-2241, http://festival.yyg.go.kr


Myeongji Market, Busan

To Thursday: Jeonuh, also known as gizzard shad, tastes the most delicious in the fall. Myeongji village in Busan is famous for its extensive variety of jeonuh, which attracts all types of epicures to the region. Fish dealers will also demonstrate how to cut raw jeonuh to bring out its full flavor.

From Seoul, take the KTX from Seoul Station to Busan Station.

(051) 271-2234, tour.busan.go.kr


Sept. 4 to 30: This festival, now in its 12th year, is one of the most comprehensive festivals for percussionists both amateur and professional. The lineup of foreign acts includes Funcussion from Japan, T.A.G. from France, artists from India’s Punjab Art Center and the Nueva Informacion del Grupo from Mexico. The list of Korean groups includes Jin-Suei Samulnori, Sound Box, Hata, Knock Percussion Ensemble, Hannulsori and Kim Hee-hyun & Ah U-reum.

Admission is free.

Ttukseom Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 757-2121, www.seouldrum.go.kr



Sept. 9 to 13: Korea’s biggest annual art fair will feature nearly 200 art galleries, including 73 foreign galleries with more than 5,000 paintings, sculptures, installations and other artwork.

This year’s guest country at KIAF is Britain, which has the world’s second-largest market for contemporary art. Fifteen galleries from Britain will have booths in the hall.

Tickets cost 15,000 won for adults, 10,000 won for students and are free for people under seven or over 65.

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

(02) 766-3702~4, www.kiaf.org


Gyeongju Gymnasium & Gyteongju Citizen Stadium, North Gyeongsang

Sept. 10 to 12: This festival aims to highlight the best in the Korean cultural phenomenon known as the hallyu (Korean wave). There will be a fashion show on Sept. 11 featuring the work of renowned hanbok (traditional Korean dress) designer Lee Young-hee and worn by 15 of Korea’s best fashion models. On Sept. 12, Korean pop stars Super Junior, 2PM, Kara, 4minute, T-ara and more take the stage for a concert. The program also includes a parade and other events.

Admission prices vary according to event.

A free shuttle bus runs from Seoul to Gyeongju and departs from the Dongwha Duty Free Shop.

(053) 950-3332, www.hallyudreamfestival.or.kr


Jamsil Sports Complex

Sept. 17 to Oct. 7: The Seoul Design Olympiad of 2008 and 2009 has been reborn as the Seoul Design Fair 2010.

The design fair will feature an international competition, special exhibitions and design classes.

The Industrial Design Exhibition features the design work of more than 200 brands from 20 countries ranging from jewelry and furniture to exhibition displays.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

(02) 412-0729, sdf.seoul.go.kr/


Hahoe Folk Village, Maskdance Park

Sept. 24 to Oct. 3: Andong is famous for many things, among them the Joseon yangban elite and traditional Korean masks. The 2010 Andong International Maskdance Festival will feature live open-air music and dance performances by mask dance specialists and traditional Korean musicians.

A variety of events involving traditional instruments, costumes and masks will occur throughout the festival. There will also be plenty of opportunities for spectators to get involved in workshops and performances.

Tickets range from 2,000 to 5,000 won.

From Seoul take a bus to Andong, North Gyeongsang. The exhibition site is adjacent to the bus terminal.

(054) 841-6398, www.maskdance.com/english/main.asp

*Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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