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V-Day Jinju to perform ‘Vagina Monologues’

V-Day Jinju will hold a performance of the “Vagina Monologues” on Saturday in support of a local women’s charity.The play by Eve Ensler is one of several performances put on each year by participants of V-Day, a global campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Jinju has held V-...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Talk to discuss Joseon-era tombs

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will host a talk next week by Durumari History Education Institute president Jinny Hwang Inhee.The tombs, collectively added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, are scattered in and around Seoul and span the entire Joseon era, with nearly all royal tomb...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Temple home from home for Korea’s Sikhs

Down a small back street in a run-down suburb in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, is an inauspicious, two-story red brick building. If there were no sign on the outside, it could be mistaken for a school, ...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Center offers training on pitching your product

The Seoul Global Center will host a session Friday to guide would-be foreign entrepreneurs on how best to pitch their ideas.At the session, budding start-ups will present pitches, after which a panel of experts including venture capitalists and accelerators, will give feedback on their pre...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Seoul book club hosts authors for panel discussion

The Seoul Book and Culture Club will meet Saturday to mark the completion of the Bilingual Edition series of books with a panel discussion featuring authors and a translator.Biligual Edition is a series of 110 books containing modern Korean fiction in Korean and English, with critical anal...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Tibetan Buddhist leader to speak, host retreat in Seoul

Buddhist leader the Sakya Trizin will visit Korea in early May to give a talk and lead a religious retreat.The Sakya Trizin, who is the head of the Sakya Order, one of the four major orders in Tibetan...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:58

Big Day South a cultural showcase in Ulsan

After a successful run last year, the Big Day South Festival will return this month, with a three-day artistic showcase in Ulsan.The festival was set up last year by Ali Safavi and Philip Brett as a s...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:56

Adoptee support group seeks funds for relocation

Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link, a nonprofit organization in Seoul for overseas Korean adoptees, is seeking funds to help pay for a relocation of its offices after rent became unaffordable.GOA’L provides support programs for overseas adoptees from Korea, including a mentor program, help w...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:55

Free start-up classes offered in Yeouido

Yeouido Global Business Center will hold a free advanced business course for expat entrepreneurs late this month.The course will cover tax affairs and establishment of a company and is open to any foreign resident thinking about setting up a business in Korea.Classes are in English and run...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:55

Camarata choir to ‘Sing into Spring’

The Camarata Chamber Singers will be holding a spring concert on April 26, with music from across ages and genres.“Sing into Spring” is an annual concert featuring music in a variety of styles including madrigals, pop and spiritual songs.The singers are an auditioned choir run by the Cam...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:55

Volunteer group PLUR to hold scavenger hunt fund-raiser

Expat volunteer group PLUR’s Help Your Seoul Branch is holding a fund-raising scavenger hunt in Hongdae on Saturday. The group’s operations include projects to help feed the homeless and teach underprivileged children.“During the spring and summer months, the two main shelters in the Se...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:55

Daegu Theatre Troupe to run 24-hour theater event

Procrastinators need not apply. Daegu Theatre Troupe is running a 24-hour theater event this weekend in which participants have to create a short play from scratch in a single day.In “Once Upon Another Time,” writers, actors and directors meet in the evening and are split into teams. The...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:54

‘Top Girls’ looks at women and success

Seoul Players is returning to the stage this month with a production of Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls,” an unconventional look at womanhood and what it takes for women to succeed.The play was one of...

Updated : 2015.04.08 20:02

Sewol exhibition explores permanence, legacies

Almost a year has passed since the Sewol ferry sank off the coast of Korea, taking with it some 300 lives, most of them students on a school trip.An exhibition looking at the main figures involved in ...

Updated : 2015.04.08 20:02

Seoul seeks international student volunteers

Seoul City is looking for international student ambassadors to help with activities and promotions for foreign college students from May 1 to Nov. 1.Activities will include social networking promotions for the government at one upload a week, helping to promote cultural events such as the ...

Updated : 2015.04.08 20:00