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Posted : 2013-10-24 17:09
Updated : 2013-10-24 17:09

Around Town

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

Kim Ki-chang
Seoul Museum
Through January 19, 2014
The museum is featuring the definitive works of late painter Kim Ki-chang (1913-2001). Take bus nos. 1020, 1711, 7016 or 7018 at the exit 3 of Gyeongbokgung Station, subway line 3, and get off at the entrance of the Jahamun Tunnel. For more information, call (02) 395-0100 or visit www.seoulmuseum.org.

Myth and Legend
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center
Through March 2, 2014
The art exhibition features 19 works from 19 contemporary artists here and abroad, part of a cultural celebration by the city of Goyang, which was named as such by Joseon King Taejong 600 years ago. Located near Aram Nuri exit of Jeongbalsan Station, subway line 3. Tickets cost 5,000 won. For more information, call (031) 960-0180 or visit www.artgy.or.kr.

Lee Hye-in
Daegu Art Museum
Through Feb. 9, 2014
The exhibition features the paintings and installations of contemporary artist Lee Hye-in. To get to the venue, take the shuttle bus, operating every half-hour at the exit 5 of Daegu Grand Park Station, Daegu subway line 2. For more information, call (053) 790-3000 or visit www.daeguartmuseum.org.

Mario Testino
Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center*
Through Nov. 30
The exhibition features some of the visually stunning work of London-based fashion photographer Mario Testino. Tickets cost 8,000 won for children who are under 12, 12,000 won for middle and high school students and 15,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 790-3763 or visit www.mariotestino.co.kr.

Ryan McGinley
Daelim Museum
Through Feb. 23, 2014
The museum will display the definitive work of American photographer Ryan McGinley through February next year. Located near exit 3 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 720-0667 or visit www.daelimmuseum.org.

‘Photosight'
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Through June 29, 2014
The exhibition will feature some of the iconic pieces kept at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and Art Bank, 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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

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.

Feng Zhengjie
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Dec. 17
Chinese painter Feng Zhengjie will feature 45 of his more famous works in the exhibition at Jeju Island. For more information, call (064) 710-7801 or visit www.jejumuseum.go.kr.

‘Video Vintage: 1963-1983'
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Through Dec. 31
The Gwacheon branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art features the work of Paik Nam-june, William Wegm and Fred Barzyk who pioneered video art from the 1960s to ‘80s. 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.

‘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.

Kwon Boo-moon
Daegu Art Museum
Through Jan. 26, 2014
Photographer Kwon Boo-mon is displaying 66 of his definitive works at a museum in Daegu. The artist has been is increasingly gaining fame for his photos depicting urban life. To get to the venue, take the shuttle bus that operates every 30 minute from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from exit 3 of Daegu Grand Park Station, subway line 2. For more information, call (053) 790-3000 or visit www.daeguartmuseum.org.

Naul
Gallery Toast
Oct. 25-Nov.17
R&B singer Naul will hold an exhibition for his paintings at the Gallery Toast in Bangbae, southern Seoul. Located near exit 7 of Naebang Station, subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 532-6460 or visit gallerytoast.com.

Ayako Rokkaku
Juliana Gallery
Nov. 18
The gallery is highlighting the works of Japanese pop artist Ayako Rokkaku, whose works have been garnering acclaim across Asia and Europe. Located near exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, subway Bundang line. For more information, call (02) 514-4267.

Kim Jin
Zaha Museum
Through Nov. 3
The Zaha museum features 25 of the recent works of Kim Jin, one of the country's brightest young contemporary artists. To get to the venue, take bus Nos. 7022, 1020 or 7212 at the exit 3 of Gyeongbokgung Station, subway line 3 and get off at Buam-dong Community Center. For more information, call (02) 395-3222 or visit www.zahamuseum.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 (Korean Series)

Friday, Oct. 25
Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions
Daegu Baseball Stadium at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27
Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears
Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 2 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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