Posted : 2013-03-07 18:18
Updated : 2013-03-07 18:18

Around town 2


The Octagon


Near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon-dong, this club is notable for its stylish interior and elite clientele. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area to satisfy any night out after work or on the weekend. Near exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 516-8847.

Club Volume


Offering a venue for specially-themed weekly events and world-class DJs, Club Volume is located in the Crown Hotel near Noksapyeong Station. Club Volume was listed by Time magazine among the "10 things to do in 24 hours in Seoul." For more information, call 1544-2635.

Once in a Blue Moon


Once in a Blue Moon is one of the best known and well established 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 between the Hakdong intersection and the Galleria department stores in the posh district of Apgujeong-dong. For more information, call (02) 549-5490 or visit

Club Answer


Club Answer, chosen as one of the five hottest clubs in Seoul by CNN, provides spacious interior and brilliant lighting systems, filling the stage by world's renowned DJs. Club Answer is located in prosperous area of Cheongdam-dong, a district known to lead the party culture of Seoul. Located near exit 13 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 514-4311 or visit

Club Ellui


One of the largest clubs in Asia and located under Hotel Ellui, world-class DJs such as Alex Kenji and Ferry Corsten feature in weekend lineups. Located near exit 13 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7. For more information, call 1577-9669 or visit

Luv Superlounge


Nestled in the heart of Itaewon, Luv Superlounge offers a wide selection of drinks, and a solid sound system with resident DJ Andi Numan from New Zealand. Located near exit 1 of Itaewon Station on subway line 6. For more information, call (02) 794-8898 or visit

Club Double Eight


Opened in 2010, Club Double Eight takes clubbing to a whole new level. Located in Gangnam, it provides diverse hotel promotions and features weekend lineups with global DJs. Located near exit 1 of Sinsa Station on subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 543-8803 or visit

Club Mute


Club Mute is a boutique club with exquisitely designed decorations and a custom-tailored sound system. Located near exit 1 of Itaewon Station on subway line 6. For more information, call (02) 796-6853 or visit

Platoon Kunsthalle


Platoon Kunsthalle is a cultural space offering various facilities, including a large, open hall, library lounge, art studios and a bar and restaurant for multi-purpose events. It is open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m to 1 a.m. and DJ nights are on Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. Located near exit 10 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 3447-1191 or visit



Work hard, play hard, sleep later! Lying underground Noxa in the thriving Kyoungridan neighborhood, Dojo is the latest edition to the clubbing nightlife in Seoul. Popular local DJs offer nonstop tunes for energetic dancing until dawn with weekday drink specials and enthusiastic crowds of longtime expats. For more information, call (02) 790-1334.


‘Dance, Chunhyang'

National Theater of Korea

Through June 16

The National Dance Company of Korea is performing "Dance, Chunhyang," based on "Chunhyangjeon" that was passed down as "pansori" (traditional Korean narrative music) and then published in print during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). In this traditional love story of a young couple, Jang Yoon-na is Chunhyang, the daughter of a "gisaeng" (courtesan) and Cho Yong-jin plays Mongryong, the son of the governor of Namwon, North Jeolla Province. Choreographed by Bae Jung-hye and directed by Kook Soo-ho. Located near exit 2 of Dongguk University Station, Subway line 3. Tickets cost 20,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2280-4114 or

Art Exhibitions

‘Figurative Journal: Chung Guyon Archive'

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Through Sept. 22

The museum wil display some of the defeintive works of architect Chung Guyon, widely accliaiemd for his unique interpretatin of nature that is relfected in his bulidings and installments. Chung is most known pubically as the artist who designed the private residence of late former President Roh Moo-hyun in his hometown in Bonghan village, South Gyeongsang Province, and his invovlement in the Miracle library project to build more public libraries across the nation. Located near exit 4 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2188-6000 or visit

Song Seung-jin

Gallery NoW

Through March 19

Graphic designer-turned-photographer Song Seung-jin holds a solo exhibition in Seoul. Song, also called by his penname Chun-woo, received national attention with his series of photographs "Beautiful Korea" in 2010. In this exhibition, "Door of Imagination," the artist displays photographs that reflects his unique interpration of nature. Admission is free. Located near exit 6 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 725-2930 or visit

‘Seoul has the City Walls'

Seoul Museum of History

Through May 19

Seoul Museum of History holds an exhibition of images capturing the capital city from the earlier part of the modern era to the present. It also highlights the history of the city walls which have been surrounding Seoul since the days of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Located near exit 7 of Gwanghwamun Station, subway line 5. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 724-0289 or visit

2013 Korea Galleries Art Fair


March 14-17

The Galleries Association of Korea launched the first art fair of Korea in 1979. The purpose of the fair is to boost the art market of Korea and encourage the emerging Korean artists to compete with each other on the global stage. The major art galleries in Korea and overseas will showcase their collections. Located near exit 5 of Samseong Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 8,000 to 10,000 won. For more information, call (02) 766-3703 or visit

‘Stage for ( )'

Insa Art Space

Through March 16

Installation artists Kang Min-sook, Yoo Hwa-soo and Lee Wan hold an exhibition in central Seoul. The artists have redecorated the basement, second and third floors of the Insa Art Space except the first floor to create a unique space. Located near exit 2 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 760-4722 or visit

Lee Ji-hyun

Doosan Gallery

Through April 4

In the exhibition entitled "Threshold," Lee will display 10 new paintings and about 30 rough sketches she worked in New York. Located near exit 1 of Jongno 5-ga, subway line 1. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 708-5050 or visit

‘Modern Art in Text Book'

ARAM Art Gallery

Through May 26

The Goyang Cultural Foundation will hold its "Modern Art in Text Book" exhibition from Feb. 20 at the Goyang city gallery. The displays will be aimed at helping youngsters understand the history and heritage of Korean art. The exhibition will be divided into three parts. The first section will feature the paintings of prominent Korean artists such as Park Soo-geun and Lee Joong-sup, whose works were mainly inspired by nature. The second part will be devoted to abstract and expressionist artists including Yoo Young-kuk. The third part of the display is devoted to the influences of art in everyday life including consumer products and the urban environment. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station, subway line 3. Tickets cost 3,000 won. For more information, call (031) 960-0180 or visit

‘Musei Vaticani'

Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center*

Through March 31

A total of 73 works including paintings, decorative arts, and sculptures from the Early to High Renaissance are on show. Famous artwork from the High Renaissance period such as Leonardo da Vinci's "St. Jerome in the Wilderness," Raffaello Santi's "Charity" and Michelangelo Buonarroti's "Pieta" will be also on display. Tickets cost 6,000 won for preschoolers, 8,000 won for elementary students, 10,000 won for middle and high school students, and 15,000 won for adults. For more information, call 1544-8755 or visit

‘Van Gogh in Paris: A Dialogue with Modernism'

Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center*

Through March 24

Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh's works are on display in Seoul. This exhibition focuses on the painter's time in Paris (March 1886-February 1888) where he changed his style from Realism to Modernism. Most of the masterpieces are from the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands including one of the museum's finest pieces, "Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat" (1887). Tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, call (02) 724-2900 or visit

‘Memory of Landscape I Have Never Seen'

The National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace

Through April 21

Czech modern art is to be introduced to Korea for the first time. A total of 107 paintings from 28 Czech artists from the National Gallery in Prague are on display at the National Museum of Art, Deoksu Palace. The exhibition is comprised of three parts: part one displays a collection drawn from 1905 to 1917; part two is from 1918 to 1930; and part three is from 1931 to 1943. Notable artists featured are Emil Filla, a leader of the avant-garde movement in Prague, and Frantisek Kupka, a pioneer of the early Abstract Art Movement and co-founder of Orphic Cubism. Located near exit 2 of City Hall Station, subway lines 1 and 2. Tickets cost 12,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2022-0600 or visit

Tim Burton Exhibition

Seoul Museum of Art

Through April 14

Film director Tim Burton's paintings and artwork are on show in central Seoul. Artwork from his movies "Edward Scissorhands," "Batman," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Frankenweenie," and about 700 of his sketches, drawings and photographs are on display. Located near exit 1 of City Hall Station, subway line 1. Tickets cost 8,000 won for children under 12, 10,000 won for students under 18, and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 325-1077 or visit

Michael Lau

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*

Through April 14

Artist Michael Lau, known for his illustrations and toy deigns, will exhibit the latest of its creations inspired by K-pop. This is an extension of his exhibition last year, titled "Fanseum," which featured drawings and items inspired by popular boy bands TVXQ and SHINee. At this exhibition, Lau displays his 113 character figures and drawings of the Korean pop stars. Tickets cost 6,000 to 12,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555 or visit


‘I Am an Artist'

Art Center Ida

Through March 31

In this exhibition, 11 renowned artists' original pictures and about 100 works for children's books are on display. Three ateliers, classified thematically, are open to the audience. Tickets cost 10,000 to 15,000 won. Located near exit 1 of Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station on the Sinbundang line. For more information, call (02) 3143-4360 or visit

‘Garuya Garuya'

COEX Artium

Open run

This children's exhibition allows visitors to play with flour. Activities include baking bread, playing with utensils used for flour, making dough, drawing pictures using flour and more. Tickets cost 17,000 to 23,000 won. Discounts are also available. For more information, call (02) 738-8289.

Sports Games


Friday, March 8

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Changwon LG Sakers

Changwon Indoor Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Busan KT Sonicboom vs. Goyang Orions

Goyang Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

Wonju Dongbu Promy vs. Ulsan Mobis Phoebus

Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium at 2 p.m.

Anyang KGC vs. Seoul Samsung Thunders

Jamsil Indoor Stadium at 2 p.m.

Seoul SK Knights vs. Jeonju KCC Egis

Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium at 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Wonju Dongbu Promy vs. Seoul Samsung Thunders

Jamsil Indoor Stadium at 2 p.m.

Changwon LG Sakers vs. Anyang KGC

Anyang Gymnasium at 2 p.m.

Busan KT Sonicboom vs. Incheon ET Land Elephants

Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium at 4 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 Park Station, subway line 4, exit 3. For more information, call (02) 509-1114 or visit

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