Located near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon-dong, this venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area in a hip and modern setting. Take exit 4 at Hakdong Station on subway line 7. Call (02) 516-8847 for more information.
Located in the Crown Hotel near Noksapyeong Station, Club Volume is the finest venue for themed weekly events and world-class DJs. Club Volume was listed by Time magazine among the “10 things to do in 24 hours in Seoul.” For more information, call 1544-2635.
Le Nuit Blanche
Formerly Club Answer, Le Nuit Blanche is a high class restaurant, theater and club. Located in front of the Hotel Prima in Cheongdam-dong, Le Nuit Blanche offers Cirque du Soleil-type performances. World-class DJs from all over the world perform at the club. For more information, call (02) 514-4311.
This cafe reinterprets traditional Korean desserts. The menu not only offers American-style coffee but also sweet potato, sweet bean latte, a “hotteok” pancake set, multi-grain lattes and more. Located near exit 1, Anguk Station on subway line 3. For more information, visit www.westneast.co.kr or call (02) 739-0919.
Berlin Cafe & Lounge
On a hill at the mouth of Itaewon, this terrace with a view offers deliciously themed dinner platters, strong cocktails and DJs on the weekends. The kitchen is open late and the waiting staff is attentive. The modern decor, floral touches and artistic ambience add to the dining experience. Call (02) 749-0903.
Once in a Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon is one of the best known jazz clubs in the city. It features live jazz sets from two different bands every night, usually starting at 7:30 p.m. It is located on the street between the Hakdong intersection and the Galleria intersection in Apgujeong-dong. For more information, call (02) 549-5490.
A wine bar and restaurant with a design so stunning that it was featured in several interior design magazines before its doors even opened to the public. For more information, visit www.naosnova.com. 448-120 Huam-dong Yongsan, Seoul or call (02) 754-2202.
Platoon Kunsthalle is a cultural space where visitors can enjoy various facilities, including an event hall, library lounge, art studios, and a bar and restaurant. Open Monday to Saturday from 11 to 12 a.m. DJ nights on Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. Located near exit 10 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. For more information, visit www.kunsthalle.com.
Salsa enthusiasts can dance the night away here. To get to Gachi, get off at Apgujeong Station Line 3 and get out at exit 5. After walking past six streets, look for the Matilda Club and Bar on the seventh street, turn left and look for Gachi’s red-and-white sign. Gachi is open from Mondays to Fridays 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, call (02) 540-7087.
With a stark, modern interior and unique menu options made with tofu-based ingredients, this restaurant and sake lounge offers a hip dining experience. For more information, call (02) 749-1488.
Korea House regularly holds a series of traditional performances featuring dance, “pansori” (Korean opera) and more. Tickets cost 50,000 won. Located near exit 3 of Chungmuro Station, subway lines 3 and 4. For more information, call (02) 2266-9101.
This Korean musical tells the romantic story of a young couple during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) who fall in love. The drama describes the transforming power of love chronicled across the four seasons using Korean musical instruments and dance. The musical debuted in 2008, and this second version has run since 2010. Tickets cost 30,000 to 50,000 won. For more, call (02) 751-1500.
Kim Duk-soo’s Traditional Yeonhui Performance ‘Pan’
Gwanghwamun Art Hall
“Pan,” which opened in May 2008, is a traditional Korean performance expressing a clown’s joyful emotions set to music played on traditional instruments, it’s an enjoyable blend of drama and circus performances. Since it was first seen in 2008, the theater prepared a new version of the show in 2009. Tickets cost 30,000 to 50,000 won. Located near exit 1 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 3. Call (02) 722-3416.
2012 K-pop Star Entertain-art Show
The “K-pop Star Entertain-art Show” will provide an entertaining exhibition of contemporary art that consists of 3D techniques. Through the contemporary art, the audience is given the chance to become one with K-pop stars like Super Junior, Wondergirls, 2PM, B2ST and many more. Tickets cost 12,000 won. Located near exit 1 of Daewha Station on subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 512-9790 or cisit www. kintex.com.
A Story of Northern European Furniture: Finn Juhl 100 Year Exhibition
Through Sept. 23
Daelim Museum is exhibiting designs by Finn Juhl, a Scandinavian furniture master. The exhibition will be taken from collections of Oda Noritsugu, who is a world renowned chair collector. Juhl’s desks, chairs, cabinets, and other furniture designs will be displayed every month, providing an opportunity for the audience to experience Scandinavian design in greater depth. Admission is free. Located near exit 3 of Gyeongbokgung station subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 720-0667 or visit www.daelimmuseum.org.
Goyang Culture Nuri
July 3- Sept. 2
“Pattern,” a distinct exhibition that deals with color and space, will be displayed at the Goyang Culture Nuri this summer. It concentrates on the way colors and shapes work together, and the exhibition will allow the audience to experience art using various dimensions. Tickets cost 3,000 won. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3. For more information, call 1577-7766.
Kukje Gallery K3
Through June 29
After Louise Bourgeois’ first exhibition at the Kukje Gallery in 2002, it presents the accaimed artists’ early works. Her art covers a variety of genres, such as, sculpture, drawing, and needlework. This exhibition, called “Personages,”explores sculptures created between the 1940s and 1950s and one from her signature “Cell” series. Admission is free. Located near exit 2 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5. For more information, call (02) 735-8449 or visit kukjegallery.com.
Lee Jae-min and Baik Yun-ki’s Invitation
Through June 27
N Gallery will present Lee Jae-min and Baik Yun-ki’s very first artworks, which express warmth, under the theme of love. Admission is free. For more information,
call (070) 7430-3323 or visit www.ngalleryart.com.
Art Folly 2012: Cubrick
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Through June 30
The National Museum of Contemporary Art has opened “Art Folly 2012: Cubrick,” which is composed of work by architect Kim Chan-joong. The exhibition is outdoors in front of the museum. The work was created by stacking 42 cubes made of fiber-reinforced plastic. This is a new type of public art presented by the museum. Admission is free. Located near exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station on subway line 4, then take the free shuttle bus or walk about 15 to 20 minutes. For more information and reservations, call (02) 2188-6000 or visit www.moca.go.kr.
through July 8
Kim Won-sook, who was selected as an artist of the year by the World Federation of United Nations Associations in 1995, is holding an individual exhibition at Gallery Hyundai. Her artwork is simple yet profound. The exhibition will display four types of art — bronze series, everyday life, forest scenery, and house series. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2287-3500 or visit hyundaigallery.com.
Nam June Paik Art Center
Through July 1
This exhibition explores the rediscovery of sound through the artwork of the late Paik Nam-june and John Cage, an artist who greatly influenced him. In 1960, John Cage opened a new era of music by not playing the piano during his silent concerts. “X_Sound”offers not only installation pieces but also sound performances. Tickets cost 2,000 to 4,000 won. Located near exit 5 of Giheung Station on the Bundang subway line. Free parking available. For more information, call (031) 201-8512.
Love Me Sweet
Arario Gallery Seoul
Through June 30
Lee Dong-wook’s solo exhibition, “Love Me Sweet,” brings together the artist’s curiosity and observation of organisms that are unaffected by the world through art. He is especially recognized for his imaginative renditions of miniature human figures. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station on subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 723-6190 or visit arariogallery.com.
The Centennial Celebration of Lee In-sung’s Birth
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Though Aug. 26
Artist Lee In-sung created an artistic legacy for Korean contemporary art under Japanese colonial rule in the 1930s and 1940s. This exhibition focuses on the personal life of the artist. Visitors will walk through Lee In-sung’s artistic journey, undertaken during a time of great struggle for the nation. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2188-6000.
Gallery Hyundai 16 Bungee
Through July 8
For the first time in Korea, young and talented artist, Kim Ah-young, will present a video exhibition called “Crossing.” Kim is known for photographic work, based on her research while traveling across England and Korea. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 519-0800 or visit www.galleryhyundai.com.
Rhee Ki-bong’s Cloudium
Arko Art Center
Through July 15
Artist Rhee Ki-bong, 55, has been experimenting with different materials to create his own artistic world. Having won the nation’s top art prize in 1986, this exhibition by Rhee, who is also popular in Europe, will showcase the peculiar fundamental perception of the artist’s world that has never been shown before. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 760- 4850 or visit www.arkoartcenter.co.kr.
Art Museum Safari 2
The Arts Center V Gallery
Through July 27
Hello Museum is a small art museum that is opened in The Arts Center to raise awareness in children about animal and nature conservation. The exhibition is named “Safari” because visitors can actually touch and feel the artwork unlike most other displays. Tickets cost 5000 won. Located near exit 2 of Seolleung Station on subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 562-4420
This children’s exhibition allows visitors to play with flour. Activities include baking bread, playing flour instruments, making dough, drawing pictures using flour and more. Closed on Mondays and only children over 24 months are allowed. Tickets cost 17,000 to 23,000 won. Discounts are also available. Located near exit 5 or 6 of Samsung Station on subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 738-8289.
Eric Carle English Art Studio
Yoondang Art Hall
Through Sept. 9
Eric Carle is a famous children’s picture book author and illustrator who was born in New York. Carle will exhibit his drawings at the Yoondang Art Hall through Sept. 9. For more information and reservations, please call 1577-2046.
Cocomong Eco Park
The Cocomong Eco Park focuses on the importance of developing children’s senses. Through incorporating aspects of nature, the park will allow the children to develop into leaders in an ecologically concerned world. Tickets cost 18,000 won. For more information, call 1661-0568 .
Saturday, June 23
Gwangju FC vs. Chunnam Dragons
Gwangju World Cup Stadium at 5 p.m.
Incheon UTD vs. Sangju Sangmu Phoenix
Incheon Football Stadium at 7 p.m.
Seongnam Ilwha vs. Daejeon Citizen
Tancheon Sports Complex at 7 p.m.
Jeju Utd. vs. Pohang Steelers
Jeju World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m.
Gangwon FC vs. Suwon Samsung
Chuncheon Stadium at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
Doosan Bears vs, Hanwha Eagles
Daejeon Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.
SK Wyverns vs. KIA Tigers
Gwangju Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.
Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins
Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.
Samsung Lions vs. Nexen Heroes
Mokdong Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.
Gwacheon Seoul Race Track The Gwacheon Seoul Race Track holds races from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday. Get off at Seoul Racecourse Station, subway line 4, exit 3. For more information, call (02)509-1114 or visit www.kra.co.kr.