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Pyeonghwa Park, World Cup Stadium

Today and Tomorrow: Picnic Classics in Seoul will feature a variety of classical music events, including master classes, exhibitions and concerts on the grass where audiences can picnic. Participating artists will include the opera singer Lim Hyung-joo, ensemble The Philharmonics, gospel singer Lena Maria, mandolin player Avi Avital and Quartet X.

The festival runs each day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

One-day tickets are 55,000 won and two-day tickets are 88,000 won. For young people (19 and under), one-day tickets are 33,000 won and two-day tickets are 55,000 won.

World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1


American rock band The Killers is coming to Korea for the first time on Saturday. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Hyundai Card


Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Saturday: American rock band The Killers - famous for well-known songs such as “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside” - is coming to Korea for the first time. The band has won numerous awards since their founding in Las Vegas in 2001 by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Oct. 10: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is holding his first concert in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket ranges from 99,000 to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Oct. 26: With a farewell concert in Seoul, Patti Kim is retiring after a 55-year career. This show at Olympic Park also wraps up a 50-concert tour all across Korea. Kim began her career as a singer for the U.S. military and was the first person to perform at the Sejong Center as a pop singer.

The concert starts at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

Nov. 8: American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, 73, will be coming back to Seoul for the first time in two years. Hancock has long been considered a jazz legend, and was essential in crafting the “post-bop” sound with Miles Davis. Hancock released his 47th studio album “River: The Joni Letters” in 2007, a tribute album to singer songwriter Joni Mitchell.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 150,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall.

Nov. 1, 2: Rock-pop group Busker Busker comes to Seoul to promote the release of its hit second album. The huge and unexpected success of their first album last year, especially their signature song “Cherry Blossom Ending,” took the Korean music world by storm. And the group’s second album, released in late September, has similarly stormed to the top of all the Korean music charts.

The concert starts Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



Charlotte Theater

To Sunday: The 2003 Broadway musical “Avenue Q,” an adult puppet musical written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is coming to Korea for the first time.

The musical, which received the triple crown at the 2004 Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book - deals with real-life issues such as youth unemployment, love, homosexuality and pornography.

The musical is performed in English but provides Korean subtitles. Prohibited to those under 15.

Shows start weekdays at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 130,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3


Chungmu Art Hall

To Nov. 10: The Korean production of this comical musical, written by Anthony King and Scott Brown, centers around the life of Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th-century inventor of the printing press.

The musical is performed as a backer’s audition by two characters, Bud and Doug, and dozens of baseball caps as they present the ostensibly bound-for-Broadway musical.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m., and weekend and holidays at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 55,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1


Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To Nov. 17: The famous French musical is being staged in Korean with a stellar cast, including diva Bada.

Produced by the original creative team of composer Riccardo Cocciante and choreographer Martino Muller, the musical tells the story of the hunchback who lives in Paris’s most famous cathedral, Quasimodo, and the woman he loves, the gypsy Esmeralda.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2


LG Arts Center

Nov. 6-10: Ballet Nacional de Espana, currently led by Antonio Najarro, presents two repertoires, “Grito” and “Suite Sevilla,” featuring flamenco, classical dance and modern dance.

The performances start Wednesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7


D-Cube Arts Center

Nov. 24 to Dec. 22: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the undying love story of Molly and Sam. This production features musical stars such as Joo Won, Choi Jung-won and diva Ivy.

The musical starts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 24 to Oct. 27: Korea’s renowned Universal Ballet presents four one-act ballets created by world-known choreographers: Hans van Manen, Nacho Duato and Jiri Kylian.

Van Manen’s “Black Cake,” created in 1989, is a lighthearted work about six pairs of party guests having a good time.

Duato’s “Duende” uses the music of Debussy to create sculptural images.

Kylian’s “Sechs Tanze” looks at social upheaval and social changes by using the music of Mozart, while his “Petite Mort” also uses Mozart but for a symbolic performance of aggression, energy, sexuality and vulnerability.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 80,000 won.

The performance starts on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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



Gwanghwamun Plaza and Seoul Plaza

Oct. 11 to 13: The Seoul Arirang Festival celebrates Unesco designating the Korean folk song “Arirang” as an intangible heritage item. On the first day, gugak performers will collaborate with the Kim Chang-wan Band, while on the second day DJs will mix “Arirang” and electronic music.

The performances start on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Gwanghwamun Plaza, on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Seoul Plaza and on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at Gwanghwamun Plaza.

The festival is open to everyone for free.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 9

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


LG Arts Center

Oct. 25 to 27: Lee Ja-ram presents her new pansori (traditional narrative singing) play “Ukcheok-ga.” Inspired by Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children,” this pansori is a story about how a devastating war provokes feelings such as fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Lee wrote the script, composed the songs and plays more than 15 characters.

The concert starts Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 26 and 27 at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7




Jara Island

Tomorrow to Sunday: The Jarasum International Jazz Festival is holding its 10th version of the highly popular festival on Jara Island in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi.

The lineup includes South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour and Friends, the Kenny Barron Trio, American jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux, Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson and American drummer Steve Gadd.

The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. One-day tickets are 45,000 won, two-day tickets are 70,000 won, three-day tickets are 90,000 won and four-day tickets are 110,000 won. There are also student discounts.

Gapyeong Station, Gyeongchun line, exit No. 1.


Olympic Park

Oct. 19 and 20: With five stages all over Olympic Park, the Grand Mint Festival has grown into one of the musical highlights of the year in Seoul. There’s an outdoor stage where audiences can enjoy laid-back tunes while sitting on the lawn and also an indoor club stage.

The lineup includes 10cm, Chang Kiha and the Faces, Urban Zakapa, Jaurim and the Flaming Lips.

One-day tickets are 88,000 won and two-day tickets are 140,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, Exit 3


Kintex in Ilsan

Nov. 30: The dance-theater hybrid “Sensation,” created in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2000, returns to Korea with the theme “Wicked Wonderland.”

Attendees are encouraged to wear white, just like at the 2012 event.

The event runs 9:00 p.m. to dawn.

Tickets cost 125,000 won to 3,000,000 won.

Daehwa Station, line 3, exit 1

Event information is collected from the Korea Tourism Organization and tickets for most events are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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