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Posted : 2013-10-03 15:52
Updated : 2013-10-03 15:52

Around Town 2

Clubs



The Octagon

Nonhyeon

Near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon, 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

Itaewon

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

Apgujeong

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 Galleria department stores in the posh district of Apgujeong. For more information, call (02) 549-5490 or visit www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr.



Club Answer

Cheongdam

Club Answer, chosen as one of the five hottest clubs in Seoul by CNN, provides a spacious interior and brilliant lighting systems, with world renowned DJs filling the stage. Club Answer is located in the classy area of Cheongdam, 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 www.clubanswer.co.kr.



Club Ellui

Cheongdam

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 www.ellui.net.



Luv Superlounge

Itaewon

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 ko-kr.facebook.com/luvsuperlounge.



Club Double Eight

Sinsa

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 cafe.naver.com/doubleeight.



Club Mute

Itaewon

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 www.clubmute.com.



Platoon Kunsthalle

Apgujeong

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 www.kunsthalle.com.



Dojo

Itaewon

Work hard, play hard, sleep later! Lying underground Noxa in the thriving Kyonggridan 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.



Traditional



‘Pansori — Victor Chunhyang'

National Gugak Center

Through Dec. 12

Prominent artists in "pansori," or traditional Korean narrative song, will perform songs from "The Tale of Chunhyang," a Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) era love story between two people of different classes. Located near exit 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal Station, subway line 3. Tickets cost 10,000 won. For more information, call (02) 580-3300 or visit www.gugak.go.kr.



‘Heritage of Korea'

Busan National Gugak Center

Through Oct. 25

The Busan National Gugak Center will hold a traditional Korean music performance every Friday through late October. The concerts will feature six traditional music pieces, including the Royal Ancestral Rite and Ritual Music at the Jongmyo Shrine and the folksong "Arirang." A commentary service in English will be available for people from overseas. Tickets cost 20,000 won. For more information, call (051) 811-0040 or visit its English web page at busan.gugak.go.kr/eng/main/.



Art Exhibitions



David Hockney

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Through Feb. 28, 2014

The definitive works of English painter David Hockney will be displayed at the Gwacheon branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Located near exit 4 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4. Tickets cost 2,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6095 or visit www.moca.go.kr.



Nathan Harger

Gallery K.O.N.G

Through Oct. 10

Award-winning American photographer Nathan Harger will hold his first Korean exhibition at the Gallery K.O.N.G in Jongno, central Seoul, from Sept. 11, located near exit 1 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 738-7776 or visit www.gallerykong.com.



‘Gyubang Culture and Wooden Furniture'

Shinsegae Gallery

Through Nov. 7

The exhibition will focus on the hanok (traditional house) culture of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) period. The gallery is located on the 12th floor of the Shinsegae Department Store. Located at exit 4 of Hoehyeon Station, subway line 4. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 310-1921.



‘The Sleep of Reason'

Songeun Art Cube

Through Dec. 7

British visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman are holding their first Korean exhibition through early December. The brothers have collaborated on many works in media art since 1991. Located near exit 2 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, subway Bundang line. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 3448-0100 or visit www.songeunartspace.org.



‘Design: Another Language'

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Through Feb. 23, 2014

About 100 creative artworks of 10 designers are on display at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Located near exit 4 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2188-6095 or visit www.moca.go.kr.



‘Sea and Traditional Korean Shamanistic Ritual'

National Folk Museum of Korea

Through Nov. 18



The National Folk Museum of Korea has prepared a special exhibition exploring Korea's tradition in shamanism. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 3704-3114 or visit www.nfm.go.kr.



Robert Capa

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*

Through Oct. 28

The exhibition will feature the definitive works of Hungarian photographer Robert Capa, famous for his warzone images. Tickets cost 7,000 won for children, 8,000 won for middle and high school students and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, call (0505) 300-5117 or visit www.robertcapa.co.kr.



‘The Hero: We Are All Heroes'

Seoul Museum

Through Nov. 17

The Seoul Museum is holding an exhibition inspired by baseball icon Park Chan-ho. It features the works of artists Kwon O-sang, Lee Hyun-se and Yoo Hyun-mi, and also Park's own paintings and baseball memorabilia. The exhibit runs through Nov. 17. Tickets cost 7,000 won for children, 10,000 won for students and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, visit www.seoulmuseum.org.



‘Takashi in Superflat Wonderland'

Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

Through Dec. 8

The recent works of Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami are on display at the Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, in central Seoul. Tickets cost 5,000 won for adults 4,000 won for students. For more information, call 1544-7595 or visit www.plateau.or.kr.



Bharti Kher

Kukje Gallery

Through Oct. 5

Prominent British-Indian artist Bharti Kher will hold an exhibition at the Kukje Gallery in Seoul. She is known for her sculptures and installations inspired by traditional Indian craft. Located near exit 2 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line No. 5. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2310-9885 or visit www.kukjegallery.com.



‘Art in Life'

Deoksu Palace, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Through Oct. 13

The Seoul branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea features the works of contemporary artists like Kim Chong-yung and Jeon Hyuck-lilm. Located near exit 2 of City Hall Station, subway lines 1 and 2. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2022-0600 or visit www.moca.go.kr.



Jung Ji-hyun

Songeun Art Cube

Through Oct. 16

Award-winning photographer Jung Ji-hyun will hold his first solo exhibition, his works featuring Korea's urban landscapes, at the southern Seoul gallery. Located near exit 3 of Samseong Station, subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 3448-0100 or visit www.songeunartspace.org.



Ralph Fleck

313 Art Project

Through Nov. 10

German artist Ralph Fleck will display some of his new works at his solo exhibition at 313 Art Project gallery in southern Seoul. Located near exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, subway Bundang Line. For more information, call (02) 3446-3137 or visit 313artproject.com.



‘Picasso de Malaga, Picasso Absoluto'

Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center*

Through Nov. 24

Some 200 works of Pablo Picasso will be displayed at the Seoul Arts Center through Nov. 24. The works were provided by the Malaga-based Picasso Foundation. Tickets cost 10,000 won for students and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, call 1599-2298 or visit the official website at picassoabsoluto.com.



2013 Korea International Art Fair

COEX

Through Oct. 7

The annual Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) is now underway at COEX in southern Seoul. This year's KIAF features artworks of 183 galleries from 15 countries. Located near exit 6 of Samseong Station, subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 766-3702 or visit www.kiaf.org.



An Joong-kyung

Gallery Dos

Through Oct. 15

Award-winning painter An Joong-kyung will hold a solo exhibition at the Seoul Gallery through Oct. 15. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 737-4678 or visit www.gallerydos.com.



‘Life'

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*

Through Nov. 25

The exhibition will feature 139 photos capturing watershed moments in 20th century world history. Tickets cost 8,000 won for children, 10,000 won for middle and high school students and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 747-7790 or visit www.seelife.co.kr.



Hwang Seon-tae

Pyo Gallery

Through Oct. 25

Installation artist Hwang Seon-tae will feature his latest works at the gallery through Oct. 25. Located near exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, subway Bundang Line. For more information, call (02) 511-5295 or visit www.pyoart.com.



Aoife Casey

Anni Gallery

Through Oct. 10

Irish photographer Aoife Casey is holding an exhibition on her portrayals of Korean women. Located near exit 5 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 2666-4870 or visit annigallery.com.



Kids



The Children's Museum

National Museum of Korea

Open Run

The Children's Museum run by the National Museum of Korea provides an opportunity for children to see the lifestyles of Koreans in the past. The museum also exhibits duplicated versions of Korea's national treasures, which visitors can touch. In the "hands-on" activity room, children can play traditional Korean music instruments. Located near exit 2 of Ichon Station, subway line 4 and Jungang Line. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr.



Gyeonggi Children's Museum

Giheung, Yongin, Gyeonggi Province

Open Run

Gyeonggi Children's Museum in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, is inviting children with various activities and education programs. Tickets cost 4,000 won. For more information, visit www.gcmuseum.or.kr/en/?.



Sports Games



Baseball



Friday, Oct. 4

SK Wyverns vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju Mudeung Baseball Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. NC Dinos

Masan Baseball Stadium at 6:30 p.m.



Saturday, Oct. 5

Nexen Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. NC Dinos

Masan Baseball Stadium at 5 p.m.



Horseracing



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 www.kra.co.kr.


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