The works of graffiti artist Shepard Fairey will be exhibited at Hangaram Art Museum until April 30. / Courtesy of Seoul Arts Center
‘Pre & Free'
Donhwamun Traditional Theater
Until May 27
Donhwamun Traditional Theater runs a special traditional Korean music performance program, "Pre & Free," until May 27.
Donhwamun Traditional Theater has prepared diverse performances that suit the tastes of each of the five different audience groups: children, teenagers, senior citizens, foreigners and the general public. Through "Pre & Free," the theater aims to encourage audiences to have more interest in traditional Korean music. 25 artists and bands will participate in the performances.
Tickets cost 5,000 won. For more information, visit sdtt.or.kr or call (02) 3210-7001.
‘Saturday Performance of Korean Music & Dance'
National Gugak Center
Every Saturday, Korean music and dance performances will be presented at the National Gugak Center.
For over 30 years, the National Gugak Center has provided audiences with traditional music and dance performances every Saturday. This year, the center aims to present a more profound level of traditional Korean performing arts, through programs such as "Listening to Traditional Korean Music in Depth" and "Traditional Korean Singing and Dancing Performance for the Enthusiasts." In addition, starting this year, the performances will be staged at the newly renovated Umyeondang Theater, which is designed to convey traditional sounds to audiences without using any speakers or microphones.
Tickets cost 10,000 to 20,000 won. For more information, visit gugak.go.kr or call (02) 580-3300.
‘Africa, the Vibrant Continent'
Bank of Korea Money Museum
Until May 3
The Bank of Korea Money Museum is running a special exhibition, "Africa, the Vibrant Continent," until May 31.
Currencies contain diverse pictures that represent each country. Therefore, currencies enable us to learn about the culture and history of different nations. By presenting currencies of numerous African countries, the Bank of Korea Money Museum provides an opportunity to enhance knowledge and understanding of Africa and its 54 countries. The exhibition consists of 12 sections, and each section uncovers history, struggle for independence and democracy, wildlife, culture, economics and the peoples of African nations.
Admission is free. For more information, visit museum.bok.or.kr or call (02) 759-4881.
‘Hangeul Design: Prototypes and Future of Korean Alphabet'
National Hangeul Museum
Until May 28
The National Hangeul Museum runs a special exhibition on hangeul and design until May 28.
This exhibition consists of two sections. The first section presents all 33 chapters of Hunminjeongeum, a document published and proclaimed by King Sejong that describes hangeul, through a video and artwork. The second section features 30 designs that are inspired by hangeul.
Admission is free. For more information, visit hangeul.go.kr or call (02) 2124-6200.
‘Last Words to My Fellow Koreans: Ahn Jung-geun's Calligraphy from Prison'
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
Until May 28
The calligraphy of Ahn Jung-geun, a Korean independence activist, will be presented at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History until May 28.
The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History recently acquired Ahn Jung-geun's calligraphy that was written while he was imprisoned at Lushun Prison. From the day he was sentenced to death until his execution, Ahn wrote calligraphy with his last energy. The calligraphy reveals his devotion to Korea as an educator, Confucian scholar and leader of the independence movement.
Admission is free. For more information, visit much.go.kr or call (02) 3703-9200.
‘Roads of Arabia: The Archeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia'
National Museum of Korea
May 9 to Aug. 27
In collaboration with Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage, the National Museum of Korea presents archeological treasures of Saudi Arabia from May 9 to Aug. 27.
This exhibition features 466 artifacts including a human-shaped stone sculpture created in 4,000 B.C. and a huge door that once decorated Kaaba, an important Islamic shrine. Through the artifacts, visitors will learn about the long history of Arabia that ranges from prehistoric times to the foundation of Saudi Arabia in the 20th century.
Admission costs 6,000 won. For more information, visit museum.go.kr or call (02) 2077-2946.
‘The Great Graffiti: Peace & Justice'
Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum
Until April 30
The works of Shepard Fairey will be exhibited at the Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center until April 30.
Fairey is among the most influential graffiti artists in the world. He became an icon of the street art scene with his screen printings. During the 2008 U.S presidential campaign, he created a poster of Barack Obama featuring the word "Hope," bringing him global recognition. This exhibition presents his numerous works that encourage people to pay attention to diverse social, political, and environmental issues around the world.
Admission costs 13,000 won. For more information, visit sac.co.kr or call (02) 580-1300.
Until May 2
Focusing on youth culture and the way it influences different fields of contemporary art, D Museum presents a special exhibition, "Youth," until May 28
Youth culture has inspired numerous contemporary artists in different fields. Through around 240 art pieces by 25 artists, this exhibition provides a look at youth culture and its meanings. It includes works of Dash Snow, who captures rebellious characteristics of youth and their angst and agony, as well as photographs by Ryan McGinley who documents the liberty, vitality and passion of youth.
Admission costs 8,000 won. For more information, visit daelimmuseum.org or call (070) 5097-0020.
Sungkok Art Museum
Until May 28
The Sungkok Art Museum runs a special exhibition "presentation/representation" which features contemporary German photography.
This exhibition introduces artistic trends of contemporary German photographers who are actively working after German reunification. Unlike their predecessors, this new generation of photographers does not follow a certain predominant style that can be categorized. Instead, the artists explore their own styles of expression and artistic strategies. Their themes of expression range from historical and social issues to personal, everyday events. In addition, the participating artists use various new technologies, such as digital imaging or large-size printing, to create unique and diverse images. This exhibition is a collaboration between Sungkok Art Museum, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA) and Goethe Institut Korea.
Admission costs 5,000 won. For more information, visit sungkokmuseum.org or call (02) 737-7650.
‘Saimdang, Her Garden'
Until June 11
Paintings of Shin Saimdang, one of the well-known female artists from Joseon Kingdom, whose name still remains today, is exhibited at the Seoul Museum until June 11.
This exhibition focuses on Saimdang's paintings of plants and animals in her garden, which show her delicate and detailed portrayal of nature. Along with her paintings, the Seoul Museum presents numerous artistic critiques she has received throughout history, shedding a new light on her artistry.
Admission costs 9,000 won. For more information, visit seoulmuseum.org or call (02) 395-0100.
‘PIXAR: 30 Years of Animation'
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
April 15 to Aug. 8
Dongdaemun Design Plaza runs the special exhibition "PIXAR: 30 Years of Animation" from April 15 to Aug. 8.
This exhibition features 450 pieces of art by Pixar artists, including drawings, paintings and 3D character models. The exhibition consists of three sections: Character, Story, and World. Each section presents how the characters, stories, and settings of the Pixar animations are created.
Admission costs 13,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 325-1085.
‘Samramansang: from Kim Whanki to Yang Fudong'
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul
Until Aug. 13
Under the title of "Samramansang," MMCA Seoul presents artworks it has newly acquired over the last four years.
From 2013 to 2016, the MMCA has obtained 932 pieces of artwork, and 130 of them will be displayed in this exhibition. The selection ranges from works by the late modern artists to those created by young artists of the 21st century.
Admission costs 4,000 won. For more information, visit mmca.go.kr or call (02) 3701-9500.
‘The Selby House'
April 27 to Oct. 29
Works of American photographer Toad Selby will be exhibited at the Daelim Museum under the title of "The Selby House."
Selby has portrayed unique, creative, and independent lifestyles of numerous artists and creators from different fields, from Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel, to Eric Werner and Maya Henry, who run a restaurant deep in the jungles of Mexico. Around 400 of his photographs, illustrations and videos will be presented in this exhibition.
Admission costs 6,000 won. For more information, visit daelimmuseum.org or call (02) 720-0667.
‘Alice in Wonderland'
Until April 30
Children's musical "Alice in Wonderland" will be staged at Kobaco Hall until April 30.
One drowsy afternoon, Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. In the rabbit hole, she encounters a world where strange things happen. After a series of bizarre events, Alice wakes up and realizes her experience was only a dream. The musical will let young audiences experience an amazing world of imagination.
Tickets cost 30,000 to 40,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 323-2213.
April 22 and 23
Hanwha Eagles vs. KT Wiz
Suwon KT Wiz Park
Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins
Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Lotte Giants vs. Nexen Heroes
Gocheok Sky Dome
NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions
Daegu Baseball Stadium
Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns
Incheon Munhak Baseball Stadium
Jeju United vs. Daegu FC
Jeju World Cup Stadium
Gangwon FC vs. Suwon FC
Pyeongchang Alpensia Stadium
Jeonnam Dragons vs. Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Gwangyang Football Stadium
FC Seoul vs. Incheon United
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Sangju Sangmu FC vs. Gwangju FC
Sanju Civic Stadium
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC vs. Pohang Steelers
Let's Run Park Seoul
Let's Run Park Seoul holds races from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. It is located by Seoul Racecourse Park Station, subway line 4, exit 3. For more information, visit kra.co.kr or call (02) 509-1114.