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2011.7.28 TICKET


Eve (Lee Bo-ram), left, and the Angel (Chung Sang-hun), perform in the musical “Falling for Eve,” which runs through Sept. 11 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. See THEATER. Provided by the Sejong Center



Myung Wol Gwan

Aug. 5: To celebrate its first anniversary, the arts and culture magazine Roking Korea is holding a party with the theme “Korea Inspired.” The party features a mix of old and new, with traditional Korean music and a performance by B-Boy Ducky as well as other events that are representative of Korean culture.

The party is from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets cost 10,000 won, which includes free makgeolli (rice beer). Admission is free to anyone wearing Korean hanbok (traditional Korean costume) and their photo will appear in the next issue of the magazine.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(070) 4147-0701, www.roking-korea.com


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 6 to 21: This series was organized to provide teenagers with opportunities to enjoy classical music with their parents. Each day - on Aug. 6, 7, 13, 15, 20 and 21 - features different artists and orchestras, including the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Rising Start & Youth Orchestra and others. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Rossini, Grieg and other famous composers in music history.

Concerts start at 4 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

Aug. 16 to 21: The chamber music series has been organized since 2005 and includes works by classical masters such as Debussy, Haydn and Beethoven performed by internationally renowned musicians.

Ensemble Jade will perform on Aug. 16, Korea Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Ensemble on Aug. 17, Ensemble Consonant on Aug. 18, KCO String Quartet on Aug. 19, Serenade on Aug. 20 and 10 Cello Ensemble of Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra on Aug. 21.

Concerts start at 8 p.m. The concerts on Aug. 20 and 21 start at 3 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Aug. 16: The world-famous Australian soft-rock group Air Supply is visiting Korea seven years since its last visit. This year is the legendary group’s 36th anniversary. The program includes hits such as “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “All Out Of Love,” “Good Bye” and “The One That You Love.”

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3143-5155, ticket.interpark.com



Gaya Theater, Hanbit Media Park Outdoor Plaza, Mirae Asset Center 1

Aug. 3 and 6: Top Indian dancer and choreographer Mallika Sarabhai, an artist who stages original works integrating classical and contemporary dance as head of the Darpana Dance Company, presents “India - Then, Now and Forever.” Also on offer are talks by Sarabhai, who is also active as a speaker and engaged in activities on behalf of Indian women’s rights and the advancement of social education.

The Mallika Sarabhai Contemporary Dance Troupe performs Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Gaya Theater and Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. at Hanbit Media Park Outdoor Plaza, Mirae Asset Center 1.

Sarabhai and dancers will give a lecture demonstration on Indian dance on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at Olleh Square Dream Hall in Gwanghwman.

Sarabhai will speak about the use of the arts for social development and empowerment on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center (Mirae Asset Center 1, floor 19).

For tickets, apply through the “Join the Events” bulletin board on the Korea Foundation home page by today or contact kfcenter@kf.or.kr.

Gaya Theater: Chungjeongno Station, line Nos. 2 and 5, exit 7; Mirae Asset Center 1: Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No. 2, exit 4, and turn left at Hana Bank; the building is behind SKT Tower.
(02) 2151-6513, 6520, www.kf.or.kr


Sewoo Art Center

Aug. 3 to 7: This is an English-language musical for children based on the story of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Theater Seoul has produced English-language musicals since 2005 and won acclaim for its musical “Choon-hyang” at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

The performance starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 20,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 747-0035, www.smusical.com


Charlotte Theater

To Aug. 15: The first Korean-language performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” was in 2004. Since then, it has been a favorite with Korean audiences. Cho Seung-woo and three other actors alternate in the title role.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3
(02) 1588-5212, www.jekyllnhyde.co.kr


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

To Sept. 11: This show by Tony-award winner Joe DiPietro is a quirky take on the story of creation. It explores the romance between Adam and Eve and attempts to show how paradise can exist only with the presence of love.

DiPietro has been involved in the creation of several critically acclaimed musicals, including the Tony-award winning musical “Memphis” (book and lyrics), “All Shook Up” (book) and “The Toxic Avenger” (book).

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There is a Wednesday matinee at 4 p.m. on July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 501-7888, www.sejongpac.or.kr



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theatre

Aug. 9: Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra presents a concert for teenagers to give them a greater sense of traditional Korean music and culture. The concert consists of three parts: one section highlights Unesco intangible heritage, the second focuses on traditional music from textbooks and the third involves (optional) audience participation. The repertoire includes different versions of the traditional Korean folksong “Arirang” from the regions of Jindo and Milyang, a demonstration of the Dragon King dance (Cheoyongmu) and other seminal works.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1114, ticket.interpark.com


Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater

Aug. 11 to 14: This concert will offer the audience with music repertoires mixed with Korean and Western music. The songs like “Think Of Me” from the musical “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Gwanghwamun Love Song” by Korean singer Lee Moon-sae will be played and sung by various artists including the Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra. The audience will also get a free glass of makgeolli, Korean rice wine.

Performances start at 8 p.m,
Tickets cost 1,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 2261-0512, http://sngad.sejongpac.or.kr/



Geochang, South Gyeongsang

Friday to Aug. 13: This festival, one of the top in the nation, has been bringing plays by international theater companies to Korea since 1989. This year, 42 groups from 10 countries including Belgium, Slovakia, Russia, India, Spain, Germany and China will present their works.

The city of Geochang is also known for its picturesque scenery and is surrounded by the well-known Jiri, Deogyu and Gaya mountains.

Performances take place in outdoor theaters in and around Suseungdae, Geochang, South Gyeongsang.

Tickets are 15,000 won.
Take a bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Geochang (1.5 hours) and then take a taxi to the venue.
(055) 943-4152~3, www.kift.or.kr


Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Alpensia Resort

To Aug. 13: This festival is held at the Alpensia Resort, a ski resort famous for its location in Pyeongchang, which is aspiring to host the Winter Olympics. The festival is a draw for classical music aficionados, featuring a range of music by world-class artists.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and at 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.
At Dong Seoul Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 3), take a bus bound for Hwenggye, on arrival to Hwenggye Bus Terminal, then take a taxi or shuttle bus to Alpensia Resort.
(02) 725-3394~3395, http://gmmfs.com


Jisan Forest Resort, Gangwon

Friday to Sunday: In only its third year, Jisan has managed to establish itself as THE summer festival in Korea. The biggest bands in the world have hopped over the East Sea from the Fuji Rock Fest in the last couple of years to take the main stage at Jisan, including Basement Jaxx, Oasis, Massive Attack, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend, Pet Shop Boys and Muse. This year the Brits are truly invading with a different British band headlining each night. The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys and Suede top the bill from Friday to Sunday, respectively.

Jisan is also a great place to see Korean bands and this year indie favorites Jang Ki-Ha and The Faces return and will be joined by, amongst others, Dear Cloud and Kingston Rudieska.

The festival is set in the Jisan Valley and offers a great weekend to mix and mingle with people from all over the peninsula.

A one-day pass costs 110,000 won and a three-day pass costs 220,000 won.
1544-6399 , ticket.interpark.com/global, http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com


Dream Park, Incheon

Aug. 5 to 7: Pentaport’s lineup has suffered somewhat since Jisan came onto the scene, but it still offers big names as well as a more underground, indie feel. It is popular with music fans and isn’t on the same weekend as Jisan, so die-hard music fans will be able to got to both. This year, evergreen rockers Korn will headline the festival and will be joined by English indie-dance-punk-new-wave-rockers the Ting Tings and !!!, a dance-punk band from California. The Plain White T’s will also be on hand to play their hit “Hey There Delilah.”

Pentaport is also known as a showcase for underground Korean bands, too. No Brain and Vidulgi OoyoO will be there. The festival site, Incheon Dream Park, is a former landfill and is only 20 miles from downtown Seoul.

A one-day pass costs 88,000 won, a two-day pass is 132,000 won and a three-day pass is 165,000 won. Discounts are available for those booking tickets before Aug. 4.
1544-1555, www.pentaportrock.com

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