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Market festival draws from traditional, modern Korean cultures

A festival that allows tourists to experience both traditional and modern Korean cultures kicked off at a historic marketplace in downtown Seoul on Thursday.There are three "zones" at the 2016 Namdaemun Market Global Festival, with different themes. At the K-style zone, foreigners may try ...

Updated : 2016.05.26 15:28

KOTESOL conference looks to its ‘provinces’

English teachers and scholars from across Korea will meet Saturday in Wonju, Gangwon Province, for KOTESOL’s annual national conference.Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is an ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:48

Expats Day event to return to FC Seoul

The seventh Expats Day will take place at FC Seoul on May 29, featuring the K-League Classic Match against the Junnam Dragons. The event is an annual match day event -- held with the football club -- that offers discounted tickets when booked in advance, entertainment and some free refresh...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

‘Taming of the Shrew’ gets open airing in Busan

The play is known as a classic battle of the sexes comedy, but when the Busan English Theatre Association stages “The Taming of the Shrew” from Sunday, the battle lines will be a little more blurred...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

Camarata to stage ‘Oklahoma’ musical

Camarata Musical Theater will be staging Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” from this weekend.Set in early 20th century Oklahoma territory, the comic musical depicts the daily life of the era, and is famous for its well-known title song. The multicultural music group, which also has ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

Seoul book club to host romantic illustrator Puuung

Seoul Book and Culture Club will be holding an author event with Korean illustrator Puuung, who recently released the book “Love Is.”Puung’s “Love Is” illustrations, showing a couple in an idyllic romance in a European-style setting, has won her a substantial fan base – over 250,000 ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:46

[Theater review] ‘Much Ado’ holds nothing back

As a tale of lovestruck Italian nobles, some may mistake “Much Ado About Nothing” for one of the bard’s lighter plays -- but remember things are not always as they seem. Seoul Shakespeare Company’...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:45

HBC Fest live music event to return this weekend

HBC fest will return to the Haebangchon area of Itaewon this weekend, 10 years since its first outing in 2006.The festival will see the area’s bars, restaurants and pubs open their doors to bands, soloists and acoustic acts for a live music marathon.Around 90 acts will be playing at 14 ve...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:45

Gwangju International Center offers tour to Suncheon

The Gwangju International Center is running a GIC Tour to Suncheon on May 28.The tour will stop at Soggwangsa Temple, which was built in the 11th century and is one of the three jewel temples of Korea.After lunch, the group will move on to Suncheon Bay, a nature reserve famous for its view...

Updated : 2016.05.19 12:38

Seoul Shakespeare Company to stage ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Seoul Shakespeare Company will be staging the bard’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” from this weekend.The play, a blend of silly humor with ideas about honor, shame and politics, is a turnaround f...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:37

Artists examine ‘home’ in refugee-focused exhibition

From lips sewn shut to lonely roads, the imagery in the exhibition “A Place Called Home” is stark.Busan artists group Exotic Beasts will be holding the exhibition, themed on “home,” to highlight r...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:35

Washington, Seoul choirs stage joint concert

The Washington State University Madrigal singers and Concert Choir held a choral exchange concert Sunday with local music group Camarata Music Company.The U.S. Choir is in Korea as part of a performan...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:32

Kiwi Chamber runs events for New Zealand Wine Festival

The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea will host two New Zealand Wine Festival events in Seoul and Busan in May and June.The festivals will offer enthusiasts a chance to enjoy over 80 premium Ne...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:31

Talk to examine power games in Korean party politics

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will host a talk by Stanford Ph.D. candidate Jacob Reidhead on the political machinations in Korea. His talk will cover his research into the games, gambits and intrigue that occur out of the public eye. He will also highlight the impact and interacti...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:28

May university festivals list up (16~22)

(The Korea Herald)The month of May is a time for university festivals. While these festivals are mainly student-organized, with unique games and cultural performances of all sorts, there are also high...

Updated : 2016.05.16 15:06