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2011.12.15 TICKET

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French electronica producer DJ Breakbot will be one of 20 Korean and international acts to play at Countdown Seoul 2012 at Times Square in Yeongdeungpo District, southwestern Seoul, on New Year’s Eve. See HOLIDAY EVENTS. Provided by CJ E&M


MUSIC

SUPERSTAR K3 TOP 11

Olympic Park SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Saturday and Sunday: The top 11 contestants from season three of the popular show “Superstar K” reunite for an end-of-year concert.

The show is 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SEOUL STRING QUARTET

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Sunday: The Seoul String Quartet - with members Wayne Lin, Shin A-rah, Huang Hung-wei and Park Sang-min - will play Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21, Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

2AM

Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium

Dec. 24 and 25: The four-member band’s holiday concert will reintroduce them to fans after a year of inactivity. 2AM is one of the two subgroups that branched out from the 11-member boy band One Day; the other is 2PM.

The concert is at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

DAMIEN RICE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Jan. 11: Singer-songwriter Damien Rice performs his first concert in Korea.

Rice is the fifth to perform as a part of the Hyundai Card Culture Project for international artists.

He is best known for “The Blower’s Daughter” off his debut album “O” (2002). The song was also featured in the 2004 film “Closer.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 132,000 won to 165,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

PAT METHENY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theatre

Jan. 13: American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny performs with double bassist Larry Grenadier.

Metheny, the winner of 18 Grammy Awards, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the 1970s and ’80s and came to prominence as the leader of the Pat Metheny Group.

His style combines progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, jazz fusion and more.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

HAMLET

Universal Arts Center

To Saturday: Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is transformed into a musical and will be performed in Korean.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3
070-7124-1740, www.uac.co.kr

ANNIE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theatre

Today to Dec. 29: “Annie,” the recipient of the award for best musical at the Korean Musical Awards in 2007, is back in theaters.

First introduced to Korea in 2006, “Annie” delivers its warm message again this winter through the story of the feisty young orphan who wins the heart of a billionaire industrialist. The original Broadway production garnered seven Tony Awards, including best musical, after it opened in 1977.

The musical features hits such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

FOLK PERFORMANCE

Korea House

To Dec. 31: The Korea House folk performance team presents eight traditional Korean performance styles, including: gainjeonmokdan (royal court dance), Bongsan talchum (traditional mask dance with singing), ogomu (five-drum dance), pansori (narrative singing), buchae chum (traditional fan dance), samulnori (percussion quartet) and more.

The Korea House was established by the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, which helps preserve and promote traditional Korean arts.

Performances are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Korea House also offers dinner; the first seating is 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 50,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3
(02) 2266-9101~3, www.kangkoku.or.kr



HOLIDAY EVENTS

THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Art Center

Dec. 21 to 31: Universal Ballet company brings its version of the traditional holiday production to theaters this month.

Along with “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” is one of the three great ballets composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. UBC has presented “The Nutcracker” every year since 1986. Its version is adapted from the one choreographed by Vasily Vainonen in 1934, with further adaptations by Oleg Vinogradov.

The performance starts at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The Dec. 21 show is at 7:30 p.m. only.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SANTALAND DIARIES

White Box Theater

Dec. 24 and 25: This one-man show is based on David Sedaris’ acclaimed essay that humorously relates his short-lived stint working as an elf at Macy’s department store one Christmas. The show will be performed by the talented Daniel Kennedy and is directed by Desiree Munro and produced by the Probationary Theater Company.

It will be performed entirely in English with Korean subtitles.

Performances are at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 15,000 won.
Hyochang Park Station, line No. 6, exit 2
www.probationarytheatre.com

COUNTDOWN SEOUL 2012

Times Square

Dec. 31: This annual end-of-year event features three stages and 20 acts, including headliner UV; French electronica producers Breakbot and So Me; French synth-rock duo Housse de Racket; acoustic pop duo Autumn Vacation; dance and electronic outfit Goonamguayeoridingstella; indie band 3rd Line Butterfly; indie rockers The Freaks, Summer Here Kids and Mongoose; and indie folk group One Punch.

The event is from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.
Youngdeungpo Station, line No. 1, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

HIGH LIGHT FESTIVAL 2012

Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

Dec. 31: Asian-American electro hip-hop group Far East Movement is putting together this hip-hop and electronic music festival to celebrate the New Year. Six teams of artists will perform at Vista Hall, while four teams perform at the Walkerhill Theater.

The lineup includes Idiotape, Sebastian, DJ Virman, DJ Feadz, Justin Michael, DJ Yup, Beat Burger and more.

The event is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 132,000 won.
Go to Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1, and catch the free shuttle bus in front of Techno Mart.
(02) 323-2838, www.mnet.com


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