July 2, 2013 / Issue No. 587
Islamic Civilization Exhibition
367 masterpieces from the
The National Museum of Korea stages the Art from the Islamic Civilization
exhibition, presenting 367 masterpieces carefully selected from the high-profile al-Sabah Collection. The show is divided into two parts. The first is focused on the characteristic elements of Islamic art arranged in time sequence from the 8th to 18th centuries. The second part guides viewers through quintessential elements of Islamic art as expressed by calligraphy, various arabesque and geometrical patterns, and s a selection of luxurious jewelry.
VENUE: National Museum of Korea
PERIOD: Jul 2–Oct 20
ADMISSION: KRW 12,000
MORE INFO: T. 02-541-3173, www.islam2013.com
GETTING THERE: Take the underpass at Ichon Station 이촌역 (Jungang Line, Line 4).
High School Musical
TV to the big screen to the stage—now “High School Musical” finally lands in Korea. In a sense, a modern retelling of “Romeo & Juliet,” the Korean version of “High School Musical” will feature performances by Korean pop icons like Ryeo Wook of Super Junior, Jae-jin from FT Island, Luna from f(x), Cho-ah from AOA, Sunday from Cheon Sang Ji Hee The Grace,” and Lindsey from Fiesta.
VENUE: Blue Square
PERIOD: Jul 2–Sep 1
ADMISSION: KRW 60,000–120,000, tickets: http://ticket.interpark.com/global
MORE INFO: www.bluesquare.kr
GETTING THERE: Hangangjin Station 한강진역 (Line 6), Exit 2
Shabazz Palaces—Live in Korea
Seattle-based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces come to Seoul. Led by rapper Ishmael Butler and drummer Tendai Maraire (son of Zimbabwe music legend Dumisani Maraire), Shabazz Palaces blends hip-hop with a distinctive Seattle sound.
VENUE: Keu Keu
DATE: Jul 4
ADMISSION: KRW 35,000, www.supercolorsuper.com
GETTING THERE: The club is located right across BurgerKing at Hak-dong Junction.
The Asia Institute Seminar: Environmental Issues and Policy in Korea
This seminar will bring together speakers of English living in Korea to talk about current environmental issues in Korea and their larger implications for the world. The discussion will also touch on major issues that the Korean Federation for the Environment Movement is currently involved in such as the Four Rivers Project and ecological approaches to city planning.
VENUE: KFEM Headquarters
DATE: Jul 6, 7pm–8:30pm
MORE INFO: T. 02-3444-1598, www.asia-institute.org
FKCCI Bastille Day
The FKCCI is delighted to announce the upcoming FKCCI Bastille Day to be held on Friday, July 12th, at the newly renovated Grand Ballroom of the Grand Ambassador Seoul. This event will be organized by FKCCI with the support of the French Embassy. It will be a festive evening consisting of French music, French food & wine, including Champagne and cheese for you to enjoy in an authentic French atmosphere. There will also be a chance to win quality prizes during the Lucky Draw.
VENUE: Grand Ambassador Seoul, Grand Ballroom
DATE: June 12
ADMISSION: KRW 40,000 (10% VAT included). RSVP by July 11, 6:00 pm.
RAS-KB Excursion: Mongolian Adventure
Horses, archers, wrestlers, steppes, deserts, ancient ruins, monasteries and more await you on this exciting excursion. RAS is offering this overseas excursion after a hiatus of several years. It is timed to coincide with Mongolia’s National Day and the opening of the main Naadam festival. This is a unique opportunity to discover a beautiful country whose history has been closely linked with that of Korea for centuries past.
VENUE: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
PERIOD: June 9–14
COST: KRW 2,500,000 for RASKB members; KRW 2,650,000 for non-members
GETTING THERE: See link above.
Mt. Namsan Sunset
Sunset over Mt. Namsan. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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