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Posted : 2013-12-19 14:59
Updated : 2013-12-19 14:59

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



‘Silk Skirt — Pansori Mono Drama'

Post Theater

Dec. 23-24

Park In-hye, a singer of pansori, or Korean traditional narrative song, will perform "Shim Chung," a story based on a traditional Korean folk tale. Located near exit 8 of Hongik University Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 20,000 won. For more information, call (070) 7572-0150 or visit www.interpark.com.



Art Exhibitions



Kim Min-chae

Ganainsa Art Center

Through Dec. 23

Artist Kim Min-chae will hold an exhibition at Ganainsa Art Center through Dec. 23. Located near exit 6 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02)736-1020 or visit www.insaartcenter.com.



Choi Kyung-hwa

Gallery DOS

Through Dec. 27

Veteran artist Choi Kyung-wha will be exhibiting some of her newer works at the central Seoul gallery. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 737-4678 or visit www.gallerydos.com.



Annie Leibovitz

Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center*

Through March 4, 2014

An exhibition of the work of American photographer Annie Leibovitz, featuring around 200 of her photos of famous public figures such as Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and George W. Bush at the Seoul Arts Center through March 4, 2014. Tickets cost 10,000 won for students and 15,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 6263-2621 or visit www.annieleibovitz.co.kr.



‘Jumping with Love'

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*

Through Feb. 23, 2014

This exhibition will feature the works of American photographer Philippe Halsman, who captured some of the most famous 20th century figures jumping in the air. Tickets cost 7,000 won for children, 10,000 won for middle and high school students and 12,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 532-4407 or visit jumpingwithlove.co.kr.



‘Masterpieces of Modern Korean Painting'

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

Through March 30, 2014

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung is highlighting the definitive works of influential Korean modern artists like Park Soo-keun, Lee Jung-seob and Chun Kyung-ja. Located near exit 2 of City Hall Station, subway lines 1 and 2. Tickets cost 6,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2022-0600 or visit www.mmca.go.kr.



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 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.



‘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.



Cho Sei-hon

Ganainsa Art Center

Through Dec. 23

The works of celebrity photographer Cho Sei-hon features images of A-list stars participating in an awareness campaign for child adoption. The Ganainsa Art Center is located near exit 6 of Anguk Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 567-8892 or visit gallery.lovefound.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 exit 5 of Daegu Grand Park Station, Daegu subway line 2. For more information, call (053) 790-3000 or visit www.daeguartmuseum.org.



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.



‘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.



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.



‘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.



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.



‘From Picasso to Jeff Koons: The Artist as Jeweler'

Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center*

Through Feb. 23, 2014

The exhibition, featuring some 200 works of jewelry by 135 artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Max Ernst, will be exhibited at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul through Feb. 23, 2014. Tickets cost 8,000 won for children, 10,000 won for teens and 12,000 won for adults. For more information call (02) 541-3763 or visit picasso-koons.com



Koen van den Broek

Gallery Baton

Through Jan. 29, 2014

A second solo exhibition of Belgian painter Koen van den Broek is taking place at the Gallery Baton in Apgujeong, southern Seoul, Dec. 13-Jan. 29, 2014. Located near exit 1 and 6 of Apgujeong Station, subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 597-5701 or visit gallerybaton.com.



Bae Chan-hyo

Keumsan Gallery

Through Dec. 28

London-based photo artist Bae Chan-hyo will hold an exhibition at the Keumsan Gallery in Seoul Dec. 4-28. Located near exit 4 of Myeongdong Station, subway line 4. For more information, call (02) 3789-6317 or visit www.keumsan.org.



Kids


Gyeonggi Children's Museum

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, call (031) 270-8600 or visit www.gcmuseum.or.kr.



Gwacheon National Science Museum

Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province

Open Run

The museum has revamped its programs, highlighted by a wider variety of natural history items such as dinosaurs and also items on space technology. Located near exit 5 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4. Tickets cost 2,000 won for children and 4,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 3677-1500 or visit www.sciencecenter.go.kr.



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, visit www.museum.go.kr.



Sports Games



Men's Volleyball



Saturday, Dec. 21

Woori Card vs. Hyundai Capital Sky Walkers

Cheonan Yu Kwan Sun Indoor Gymnasium at 7 p.m.



Sunday, Dec. 22

Samsung Bluefangs vs. Rush & Cash Dream 6

Ansan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium at 7 p.m.



Women's Basketball



Friday, Dec. 20

Shinhan Bank Sbirds vs. KB Stars

Cheongju Indoor Gymnasium at 7 p.m.



Saturday, Dec. 21

KDB Life Winnus vs. KEB HanaBank

Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium at 7 p.m.



Sunday, Dec. 22

Samsung Life Blue Minx vs. Shinhan Bank Sbirds

Ansan Wadong Indoor Gymnasium at 7 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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