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Posted : 2012-03-01 20:24
Updated : 2012-03-01 20:24

Clubs, Traditional, Art Exhibition, Kids, Sports games,

Clubs

The Octagon
Nonhyun-dong

This club recently opened near the New Hilltop Hotel, Nonhyeon-dong. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area. Leave via exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. Call (02) 516-8847 for more information.

Underlounge Seoul
Hongdae or Hongik University Area

This is the local club of a hip Japanese chain that also has a branch in Shanghai, located in the famous clubbing area Hongdae. Located near the main entrance of Hongik University. For more information, call (02) 325-5715 or visit www.underlounge.kr.

Club Volume
Itaewon

Located in the Crown Hotel near Noksapyeong Station, Club Volume offers the finest venue for specially themed weekly events. 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
Cheongdam-dong

Formerly Club Answer, Le Nuit Blanche is a posh 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. Call (02) 514-4311 for information and reservations.

Cafe De Ttoma
Hongdae or Hongik University Area

This venue offers European-style bread and coffee. Many desserts and wines are also offered. Located near exit 9 of Hongik University Station on subway line 2.

Berlin Cafe & Lounge
Itaewon

Almost hidden atop 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 waitstaff is attentive. The modern decor, floral touches and artistic ambiance add to the dining experience. For more information, call (02) 749-0903.

Once in a Blue Moon
Apgujeong-dong

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.

Platoon Kunsthalle
Apgujeong-dong

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 from 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. Visit www.kunsthalle.com or www.platoon.org for more information.

Naos Nova
Huam-dong

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 Huamdong Yongsan-gu, Seoul or call (02) 754-2202.

Kyotofu
Itaewon

With a stark, modern interior and unique menu options with tofu-based ingredients, this restaurant and sake lounge offers a hip dining experience. For more information and reservations, call (02) 749-1488.

Gachi
Apgujeong-dong

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.

Traditional

Korea House performances
Korea House
Open run

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.

Miso
Chongdong Theater
Open run

This Korean musical tells the romantic story of a young couple in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1897) falling in love with each other, describing the transformation of love as chronicling the four seasons and using Korean musical instruments and dance. The musical was created in 2008, and the second version has been running since 2010. Tickets cost 30,000 to 50,000 won. Located near exit 5 of Seodaemun Station, subway line 5. For more information, call (02) 751-1500.

Kim Duk-soo’s Traditional Yeonhui Performance ’Pan’
Gwanghwamun Art Hall
Open run

“Pan,” which opened in May 2008, is a traditional Korean performance expressing on stage a Korean clown’s joyful and pleasant emotions in harmony with traditional instruments, drama and circus acts. Since its first performance in 2008, the theater has prepared a new version of the show and opened it to the public 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.

Art Exhibitions

Suh Do-ho: Home Within Home
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
March 22-June 3

Suh Do-ho has been an active artist since the early 1990s. A graduate of Seoul National University, Suh studied painting and sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. Suh has held exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Serpentine Gallery. This year from March 22 to June 3, Suh Do-ho will have an exhibition at Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.

Tickets cost 6,000 to 10,000 won. Located near exit 1 of Hangangjin Station on subway line 6. For information, call (02) 2014-6901.
Debbie Han ‘Being 1985-2011’ Sungkok Art Museum Through March 18 Korean-American artist Debbie Han, who is active in South Korea and America, displays 60 pieces of her artwork including a Venus sculpture. Her works show consideration between Eastern and Western values of art. This year’s exhibition is divided into four parts: from 1985 to 1997, from 1998 to 2000, from 2001 to 2003, and from 2004 to present. Closed every Monday. Opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost 4,000 to 5,000 won. Located near exit 7 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 737-7650.

Stilleben by Michael Wesely
The Columns Gallery
Through March 15

Michael Wesely, a German-born photographer, is famous for photos of the renovation process at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “Stilleben” means inanimate objects in German. Through this exhibition, Michael Wesely aims to show movement of stationary objects through flowers. Closed every Sunday. Free Admission. Located near exit 2 of Itaewon Station on subway line 6. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 3442-6301 or visit www.columns.co.kr.

Art Folly 2012: Cubrick
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Through June 30

The National Museum of Contemporary Art has opened an exhibition “Art Folly 2012: Cubrick,” which is composed of works of architect Kim Chan-joong. The exhibition is displayed at outdoor spaces. 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 free shuttle bus or walk about 15 to 20 minutes. For more information, please call (02) 2188-6000.

Mina Cheon “Polipop”
Sungkok Art Museum
Through March 11

Based in the United States, Mina Cheon’s artworks show political and societal images from South Korea and the States. Exhibition title “Polipop” is an abbreviation of “Political Pop Art.” Her artwork attracts audiences with eye-catching colors as red and yellow. Cheon’s exhibition is divided into three parts: the Obama Room, Dokdo Room, and Diamond Room. Closed every Monday. Opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost 4,000 to 5,000 won. Located near exit 7 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 737-7650.

Beautiful Encounter: The Gifts of Collection
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Through March 18

An exhibition “Beautiful Encounter: The Gifts of Collection” aims to revitalize a donation culture in the arts and cultural fields. The exhibition features donated art works to provide an opportunity for the general public to enjoy art. An estimated 270 works are on display. Free Admission. Located near exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station on subway line 4. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 2188-6000.

Access to Life
Seoul Arts Center*
Through March 4

This photography exhibition is coordinated by Magnum Photos, a world-renowned group of photographers. Currently, there are 70 photographers working in Magnum. This exhibition at Seoul Arts Center features photos that focus on global efforts to help people with AIDS. Tickets cost 5,000 to 10,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2277-2438.

EORUM SANAI
Arario Gallery Cheonan
Through March 25

An exhibition titled “EORUM SANAI” (literally a cold-hearted person) comes from a novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Through “EORUM SANAI,” the exhibition sheds light on the artistic romance of modern art. Artists from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland present 30 works at Arario Gallery Cheonan. Tickets cost 2,000 to 3,000 won. Closed on Mondays. Located near exit 1 of Dujeong Station on subway line 1. For more information, call (041) 640-6251.

Rehab: Tribute to Marcel Duchamp
Opera Gallery
Through March 18

Dedicated to Marcel Duchamp, the exhibition “Rehab” is on through March 18 at Opera Gallery. Many contemporary artists were affected by Marcel Duchamp. Participating artists are Arman, David Mach, Paik Nam-june and Damien Hirst. The exhibition sheds light on modern arts from Surrealism to Post Modernism. Admission is free. Located near exit 9 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 3446-0070.

Springfield
Arario Gallery Seoul Samcheong
Through March 11

Arario Gallery Seoul Samcheong presents Moon Ji-ha’s “Springfield” through March 11. The title means utopian village where people live peacefully and harmoniously. This year is her first personal exhibition in Korea. Based in Atlanta, the United States, Moon is one of the representative Korean artists and is exhibiting 30 pieces. Admission is free. Arario Gallery Seoul Samcheong closes on every Mondays. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station on subway line 3. For more information, call (02) 723-6190.

Dutch Magical Realism: Past Toward Contemporary
Seoul National University Museum of Art
Through April 12

Celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and the Netherlands, Seoul National University Museum of Art presents “Dutch Magical Realism: Past Toward Contemporary.” It is the first exhibition of Netherland’s “Magical Realism,” which is about human life such as aging, loneliness, stillness and fear. It is sponsored by ING Bank and the Dutch Embassy in Korea. Tickets cost 2,000 to 3,000 won. Located near exit 3 of Seoul National University Station on subway line 2 then take a bus to the campus. For information, call (02) 880-9508.

Karl Lagerfeld Photo Exhibition
Daelim Museum
Through March 18

Working as head fashion designer and creative director for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has expressed his artistic spirit in various sectors from photography to publishing and film. This exhibition will be a good opportunity to see his ability as a photographer covering a wide range of genres from portraits to architecture and scenery. Tickets cost 5,000 won. Located near exit 3 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 3, northern parts of Seoul city. For more information, call (02) 720-0667.

Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting
National Museum of Contemporary Art
March 17-May 13

Monochrome painting has been an important genre in Korean contemporary art since the mid-1970s. Thus, the National Museum of Contemporary Art presents “Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting” from March 17 to May 13. A total of 31 artists are participating in this exhibition. Admission is free. Located near exit 1, 2, or 3 of Seoul Grand Park Station on subway line 4. For more information, please call (02) 2188-6000.

It’s My Home: Earth from Above
Seoul Museum of Art
Through March 15

World-famous aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand exhibits images of the Earth. He records the current situation and wants to tell the importance of preserving our land. The exhibition also shows moving images of the DMZ in Korea. Tickets cost 6,000 to 10,000 won. For more information and reservations, call (02) 3789-8696.

Kids

Chocolate The Exhibition
V Gallery, Seoul Arts Center*
Through March 3

Targeting family audiences, the exhibition, reconstituted on the basis of the content of the Field Museum in Chicago, tries to deliver educational messages on everything about chocolate from its history to the production process and chocolatiers’ artistic works. Tickets cost 10,000 won. For more information, call (02) 585-9991.

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. He is most famous for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” published in 1969. Carle will exhibit his drawings at the Yoongdang Art Hall through Sept. 9. Located near exit 2 of Apgujeong Station on subway line 3. Tickets cost 10,000 to 13,000 won. For those who want to take part in premium art classes, it will cost an extra 27,000 won. Closed on Mondays. For more information and reservations, please call 1577-2046.

Live Park 4D World Tour
KINTEX Ilsan
Through March 4

KINTEX will present a blockbuster art show “Live Park 4D World Tour,” a new genre of entertainment show. Audiences will be able to experience a 4D imaginative world. The park consists of seven attractions including a 360 degree screen and hologram images. Tickets cost 12,000 to 23,000 won. For more information, call 1566-1369.

Sports games

Men’s Basketball

Sunday, March 4

Goyang Orions vs. Jeonju KCC Egis
Goyang Gymnasium at 3 p.m.

Anyang KGC vs. Seoul Samsung Thunders
Anyang Indoor Gymnasium at 3 p.m.

Seoul SK Knights vs. Incheon Electronic Land Elephants
Seoul Jamsil Student Gymnasium at 3 p.m.

Busan KT SonicBoom vs. Changwon LG Sakers
Buan Sajik Gymnasium at 3 p.m.

Wonju Dongbu Promy vs. Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
Wonju Chiak Gymnasium at 3 p.m.
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