Ewha Womans University, Samsung Hall
To Sunday: A cappella group Sweet Sorrow will woo audiences with its fourth album “For Lovers Only.”
All seats are 88,000 won ($87).
The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3.
DYNAMIC DUO FAMILY
Lotte Hotel World, Crystal Ballroom
Tomorrow: Representative Korean hip-hop group Dynamic Duo will headline “The Cry,” a concert featuring numerous rappers in Korea. Other artists joining the show include Zion.T, Crush and Rhythm Power.
The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets cost 77,000 won and 88,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 and 8, exit 3.
LEE SEUNG-CHUL SUMMER CONCERT
Peace Plaza, The War Memorial of Korea
Tomorrow and Saturday: Veteran vocalist Lee Seung-chul is to hold a summer concert in Yongsan, southern Seoul. He will feature popular tracks from his 28-year musical journey during the show.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 180,000 won.
Samgakji Station, line No. 4, exit 1.
GUMMY’S SOLO CONCERT
Saturday: Sensational ballad singer Gummy returns after a four-year hiatus to grace her fans with her soulful yet powerful voice. Gummy made her debut in 2003 with the album “Like Them” and has kept her title as a top Korean singer with hits like “When You Return” and “Snow Flower.”
The concert starts at 6 p.m.
All seats are 88,000 won.
Samsung Station, line No. 2, exit 5 or 6.
VIBE & IU SOMEDAY IN AUGUST
Yonsei University Outdoor Theater
Aug. 23 and 24: Can summer nights get any sweeter? “Someday,” a concert series that’s been staging the collaborations of Korea’s best live performers since March, continues to wow audiences, this time with IU & Vibe.
Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24.
Sinchon Station, line No.2 , exit 3 or 4.
2014 GREAT MOUNTAINS MUSIC
FESTIVAL & SCHOOL - ‘O SOLE MIO’
Alpensia Resort in Gangwon
July 24 to Aug. 2: The international festival for classical music fans is in its 11th edition, which centers on the traditional music of Italy and Spain. As shown in its title, “O Sole Mio,” which is a famous folk song of Naples, the festival aims to reflect the versatile music and inspiration of the southern parts of Europe. Korean world-famous classical musicians Chung Myung-wha and Chung Kyung-wha will once again overlook the festival as its artistic directors.
The concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 70,000 won.
Take the regular bus provided from the resort.
CHANG HAN-NA ABSOLUTE CLASSIC VI
Seongnam Arts Center and Bundang Central Park Outdoor Stage
Aug. 2, 9 and 16: Internationally known cellist Chang Han-na reached global fame when she ranked in first place at the fourth Rostropovich International Cello Competition at 11 years old. Now, Chang unleashes her skills as a conductor to bring Debussy, Stravinsky and other composers’ works to life.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won for Seongnam Arts Center. Free admission to Bundang Central Park.
The concert starts at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9 and at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.
Imae Station (Seongnam Arts Center Station), Bundang line, exit 1 for Seongnam Arts Center.
Seohyeon Station, Bundang line, exit 2 or 3 for Bundang Central Park.
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
To Aug. 3: “Mozart!” is the first Austrian musical introduced in Korea. Its first performance in 2011 filled up all of the seats at Sejong Grand Theater and sold out the following year, proving its incredible popularity. Im Tae-kyung, Park Eun-tae and Park Hyo-shin play the musical prodigy Mozart.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Baekam Art Hall
To Sept. 28: World-famous rock musical “Hedwig” is back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its launch in Korea. The show is about a transgender rocker, Hedwig, and her band the Angry Inch. It was first introduced in the United States in 1998 and has been adapted countless times internationally. The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Thursdays; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Fridays; 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There is no show on Mondays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 69,000 won.
Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 8.
Soo Hyun Jae Theater
To July 31: Seasoned actress Kim Sung-ryung will star in a new play originating from the French production “Jamais 2 Sans 3,” which sold out for the three months it was staged in Paris. It tells the tale of three girls with identical looks but different personalities.
Until June 15, the play starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. From June 16 to July 13, the play starts at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets are 50,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.
LG Art Center
To Aug. 3: Two drag queens and a transgender woman retell their stories of people they’ve met in their lives and the struggles they faced in a society that does not accept them for being different. With over 200 costume changes under flashing LED lights, this musical is a spectacle. The songs will also keep the audience dancing in their seats with 28 hits like “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men”. Keep an eye out for Jo Kwon from male group 2AM, as he plays the role of Felicia, a self-centered yet lovable drag queen.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. through Tuesdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Chungmu Art Hall
To Aug. 3: Based on Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s original story, leading K-pop artists - Baek-hyun of Exo, Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and Jay of Trax - all play the main character, Don Lockwood, while Sunny of Girls’ Generation acts as Kathy Seldon.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. No shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.
Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exit 1 or 9.
D-Cube Arts Center
Aug. 2 to Sept. 28: One of the most popular musicals in Korea, “Chicago,” is being staged locally for the 10th time since its premier in 2000. For this run, the singer Ivy is once again taking the role of Roxie Hart, while veteran actress Choi Jung-won, who played Roxie Hart last year, will play Velma Kelly.
The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 50,000 to 120,000 won.
Sindorim Station, line No. 1 and 2, exit 1.
DRACULA, THE MUSICAL
Seoul Arts Center
Today to Sept. 5: Frank Wildhorn’s adaptation of the Gothic novel will be staged in Korea for the first time, starring the nation’s most beloved performers. Kim Jun-su, who played Death in “Elisabeth” (2013), and Ryu Jung-han of “Frankenstein” (2014) will play the lead.
The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; additional show on 3 p.m. Wednesday. On weekends, the show starts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. No show on Monday.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 22 to 23: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s work is brought to life in Seoul with the staging of “Tosca”. Tosca is a singer who becomes overly jealous toward her lover Cavaradossi, only to find out too late that she has been manipulated by the evil Scarpia. With love, violence and religion entwined, Tosca is possibly Puccini’s most startling yet powerful work. Staged by Sol’Opera, a Korean opera company that has successfully staged major Italian operas such as “La Boheme” and “Madamme Butterfly,” the opera is already getting the anticipation it deserves. The show is for those above 19 years of age.
The opera begins at 8 p.m. on Friday on 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 280,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.
2014 INCHEON PENTAPORT ROCK
Incheon Penta Park
Aug. 1 to 3: Now in its sixth edition, the nation’s biggest summer rock festival starts in August. After featuring high-profile bands from around the globe throughout the years, music fans await the next big star to impress in Incheon. The first lineup includes the Suicidal Tendencies, Urban Zakapa and Orange Range.
A one-day ticket costs 110,000 won, while a two-day ticket is 154,000 won.
International Business District Station, line No. 1, exit 5.
HYUNDAI CARD CITYBREAK 2014
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Aug. 8 to 10: Hyundai Card has put together a sizzling lineup for its upcoming Citybreak concert. Psy will play an 80-minute solo during the show and American pop band Maroon 5 will also take the stage. Korean singers Lee Juck and Nell are also included in the lineup.
The concert starts at 1:00 p.m.
The two-day ticket costs 255,000 won.
World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1.
AIA REAL LIFE: NOW FESTIVAL 2014
Jamsil Sports Complex
Aug. 15 to 16: Pop star Lady Gaga will headline “AIA Real Life,” the two-day festival hosted by one of the nation’s biggest entertainment companies, YG Entertainment. Big names from the agency such as Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1 will also perform.
The second day, on which Gaga will take the stage, will have Korean rock band Galaxy Express and quirky girl group Crayon Pop performing their hit tracks as well.
The concert starts at 12 p.m.
Tickets are 126,000 won for a one-day ticket and 185,000 won for a two-day ticket.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.
*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.