2003.01.13 EventCalenderJan 12,2003
SAMSUNG MEDICAL CENTER INTERNATIONAL CLINIC
One of the biggest English-speaking medical clinics in Seoul.
Southern Seoul, Gangnam district
SEOUL FOREIGN CLINIC
Medical care in English available.
Central Seoul, Hannam-dong
CHA HOSPITAL INTERNATIONAL CLINIC
Focuses mainly on ob-gyn and pediatric care for foreigners, though general medical treatment is available as well. English and Japanese-language available. Southern Seoul, Gangnam district
KOREA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
English-speaking doctors and staff available.
Northern Seoul, Sungbuk district
KYUNG HEE MEDICAL CENTER -- EASTERN MEDICINE FOR FOREIGNERS
Well-known Eastern medical care available for foreigners.
Service in English and Japanese.
Central Seoul, Dongdaemun district
ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL
Offers medical treatment from staff members who speak English.
Southwestern Seoul, Yeongdeungpo
A+ DENTAL CLINIC
Private clinic with dental care available in English.
Southern Seoul, Gangnam district
LEE SOO-CHAN'S DENTAL CLINIC
Specializes in prosthodontics.
Consultations and examinations in English are available.
Central Seoul, Yongsan district
English service at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. The cathedral is in front of the British Embassy, close to Deoksu Palace.
CHUNG DONG FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
English service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children’s Bible study at 2 p.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study Tuesday at 7 p.m. Fellowship at 4 p.m. Saturday. Behind Deoksu Palace.
CHOONGHYUN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Translations in English, Japanese and Chinese at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Near Yeoksam Station on subway line No. 2.
COMMUNITY OF CHRIST
Sinchon, (02) 334-7912
English service at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Service both in English and Korean at 11 a.m.
Sunday. Sunday school (Kid's Bible) in English starts at 10 a.m. Advanced English discussion groups at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Cinema club at 1:30 p.m. is also held on Sundays.
Daechi-dong, (02) 556-1411
English service on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. To get to the church, take the green subway line No. 2 to Samseong Station and use exit 4.
GERMAN-SPEAKING PROTESTANT CHURCH
Hannam-dong, (02) 777-7027
Services in German every first and third Sunday of the month.
German Bible discussions for adults held every second and fourth Tuesday at 8 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Hannam-dong, (02) 794-6274
English services Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Located near the Hannam Market, close to Hangangjin Station, on the No. 6 subway line, exit 2.
SEOUL UNION CHURCH
Hapjeong-dong, (02) 333-7393
An evangelical and ecumenical church. Worship in English at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m. Located in the Foreigner's Cemetery Park, north of Yang-hwa Bridge.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
Yongsan, (02) 964-6124
English service at SDA Language Institute in the Seoul Adventist Hospital compound, Saturday at 11 a.m. Sabbath school at 10 a.m. Services are also provided at the Korean Union Conference in Yongsan.
21 MISSION SEOUL SUNG RACK CHURCH
Sindorim, (02) 831-0296
Services with English translation on Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon. Services with Japanese translation at 8 and 10 a.m.; French at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Spanish at noon, and Chinese at 8 a.m. and noon. A shuttle bus is available from exit 2 at Sindorim Station on subway line No. 2.
ORTHODOX CHURCH IN KOREA
Service in Russian the first, third and fourth Sundays. English service the second Sunday.
Located across from the Mapo police station near Aeogae Station on the purple subway line No. 5.
CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL PARISH OF SEOUL
English Mass on Sunday at 9, 11 a.m. German Mass at 10 a.m., Italian Mass at 11:30 a.m. French Mass on Saturday at 6 p.m. Located at the Franciscan Chapel in Hannam-dong, across the street from the Hannam Village apartments.
HYEWHA-DONG CATHOLIC CHURCH
Tagalog services Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Located at the Filipino Catholic Center near the Hyehwa Rotary.
English service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Cultural Center. Take subway line No.4 to Myeong-dong Station and use exit 8.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
English-language services are conducted on Sundays at 9 a.m. Located at Cheongun-dong Chapel near the Jahamun Tunnel, just west of the Blue House and Gyeongbok Palace. Call Corey Turner at the above number for more information.
LOTUS LANTERN INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CENTER
Buddhist ceremonies in English on Sunday at 6 p.m. Meditation class Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Buddhism class in English on Thursday at 7 p.m. Classes in English on Korean Buddhism offered on Fridays at 6:15 p.m. Located close to Anguk Station on subway line No. 3, exit 1.
SEOUL CENTRAL MASJID
Prayer services conducted in Arabic and English at 1 p.m. Friday. English-speaking members are available.
To. Jan. 31: "Into the Future. Into the World. Part 2." The second part of this exhibition focuses on eight the leading artists in Korea's contemporary art scene, including Paik Nam June, Kim Chang-young and Kim Chan-il.
Southern Seoul, Cheongdam-dong
GALLERY LA MER
To Tuesday: "The Mountains and Rivers of Korea." The beauty and hominess of the Korean scenery and landscapes have been re-created and reimagined through the brushes of nine traditional painters.
Downtown Seoul, Insa-dong
GANA ART CENTER
To Feb. 2: "My Treasures." Fifty-five people from a variety of social circles donated pieces from their art collections for this exhibition. Rather than simply ask for valuable or renowned pieces, the gallery asked the donors to lend artwork that had personal meaning to them.
Northern Seoul, Pyeongchang-dong
To Feb. 22: "The Creation of Transparent Sense." By combining photography and sculpture, Koh Myung Keun, a professor in Kookmin University, attempts to demonstrate plane photography in three dimensions.
Southern Seoul, Bangi-dong
To Feb. 27: "The Nude." The famous art historian Kenneth Clark once said that "the nude takes the most sensual and immediately interesting object, the human body, and puts it out of reach of time and desire." Twenty Korean artists have examined the nude through paintings, sculptures and photography.
Downtown Seoul, Anguk-dong
SEOUL ARTS CENTER
Jan. 29 to March 3: "Cats." Unlike real cats, this musical never goes away. The popular, effects-driven, long-running musical is based on T.S. Eliot's fable "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats."
Southern Seoul, Seocho district
Mondays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 3, 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2, 7 p.m.
HOAM ART HALL
Tuesday: "2003 New Year's Concert." The Korean violinist Chee-yun Kim celebrates 2003, along with the pianist Julius Kim, violist Sang-jin Kim and cellist Young-hoon Song. They will perform Brahms's Violin Sonata "Scherzo," Beethoven's Duet for Viola and Cello, Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat Major and Brahms's Piano Quartet in G minor.
Central Seoul, near City Hall
Begins at 8 p.m., (02) 751-9606
HOAM ART HALL
Jan. 17: "Alexander Melnikov Piano Recital." A rising Russian pianist, Melnikov plays his first recital in Korea, playing Chopin, Schubert and Stravinsky.
Central Seoul, near City Hall
Begins at 8 p.m., (02) 751-9606
SEOUL ARTS CENTER
To Jan. 25: "Clowns Theatre Licedei." Family entertainment from this well-regarded mime troupe from Russia.
Southeastern Seoul, Seocho district
Weekdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., weekends at 3 and 6 p.m. No show Jan. 20 and 21
To Feb.16: "Tokebi Storm." This show, in the spirit of "Nanta," features peculiar props, such as kettle lids and pots, that are used as instruments.
Central Seoul, behind Deoksu Palace Begins at 7:30 p.m. No show Mondays (02) 751-1500
SEOUL ARTS CENTER
Jan. 14 to Feb. 2: "Woyzeck." Georg Buchner's 1837 play tells the tale of a society so morally bankrupt that it drives a decent man to murder. This production is directed by Yuri Butusov.
Southern Seoul, Seocho-dong
Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. No show Jan. 20 and Jan. 27
TRADITIONAL CRAFTMAKING CLASSES
To Tuesday: Join traditional craftmaking classes at the National Folk Museum of Korea.
Attendees can make traditional fans, hanji (Korean paper) boxes, tal (Korean traditional masks) and various types of pottery as well. Classes cost between 5,000 won and 10,000 won ($4-8).Downtown Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
WORKING WOMEN'S NETWORK MEETING
Monday: Seoul International Women's Association (SIWA) is holding an evening forum for women with or without jobs to network and to socialize. The forum will start at 7 p.m. and the tickets are 10,000 won for members and 15,000 won for nonmembers, and include light refreshments.
Seoul Club Central Seoul, Jung-gu Monday, 7-9 p.m. (02) 742-2802
WEDNESDAY PREMIERE DINING PARTY
Wednesday: A social network for young professionals, Club Friends, will hold an upscale dinner party. The dinner party will start at 7 p.m., to be followed by a wine party at 8:30. The tickets are 35,000 won for members, or 75,000 won at the door. Club Hippopotamus, Gangnam district Wednesday, 7-11 p.m. (02) 555-1324 www.clubfriends.co.kr
21ST YONGPYONG FOREIGNER'S SKI WEEKEND
Feb. 14-16: Apply by Jan. 31 for the Foreigner's Ski Weekend at the popular resort east of Seoul. All foreigners and their families are invited to participate in a weekend of skiing in Korea. All participants will be provided with a 30 percent discount on accommodations and ski equipment rental, and a 20 percent discount on lift tickets at YongPyong Resort during the International Ski Festival.
YongPyong Resort's Seoul Office, Gangnam district (02) 3404-8102
SEOUL INTERNATIONAL SQUASH COLLECTIVE
Every Sunday: This group of squash players welcome anyone with a squash racquet. They don't just play squash, but also organize meetings for players to contact each other and get information on squash events and facilities in Seoul.
Dream Sports Center, Downtown Seoul, Sodaemun district Sundays from 10:30 a.m.
KOREAN MOVIES WITH SUBTITLES
Every weekend: Seoul Selection presents weekly Korean films at Kumho Art Hall. The series kicks off this week with the 2000 box office hit "Joint Security Area." Tickets cost 5,000 won.
Kumho Art Hall, Downtown Seoul, Sejong-ro
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
THE NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM OF KOREA
"Norimadang, Garden of Traditional Folk Games."
During the holidays, play Korea's traditional folk games such as yut (a dice-like game using 4 sticks), top spinning, jegi (Hackysack), tuho (arrow-throwing), rope-skipping and seesaw jumping.
Downtown Seoul, near Gyeongbok Palace
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART
To March 30: "Jean-Francois Millet in Seoul." Many oil paintings and engravings by the French 19th century landscape master Jean-Francois Millet are on exhibit. The show looks at his Barbizon period and other periods.
Downtown Seoul, near Deoksu Palace
Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Kumho Museum is preparing a master class for students and professors studying classical music, and for classical music lovers.
Central Seoul, Sejongno
Saturdays 2-6 p.m.
KOREAN EMBROIDERY MUSEUM
Exhibits many of Korea's traditional embroidered works, wrapping cloths and costumes.
Traditional embroidery includes over 500 items.
Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibits rare magazines from all around Korea. Also preserves Korean cultural properties for exhibitions overseas.
Southern Seoul, Gwanak district
Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Mondays
|AT THE DEPARTMENT STORES|
Fashion branch: "Luxurious Lingerie." The store is promoting imported lingerie. Bra sets by Evelyn on sale for 44,000 won ($35). Valentino bra sets go for 45,000 won to 65,000 won.
Sale continues until tomorrow on the third floor.
Southern Seoul Take subway line No. 3 to Apgujeong Station, walk 15 minues toward Cheongdam-dong.
Main branch: "Pishon Christmas Special." Pishon, a famous brand for interior designers, is holding a promotion on Christmas decorations. Get a tabletop artificial Christmas tree for 66,000 won, a set of 24 ornamental glass balls for 24,000 won, or snowman candlesticks for 6,000 won.
Central Seoul, Namdaemun, Subway line No. 4, Hoehyeon Station. (02) 310-1234
Mia branch: "Gifts for Young Couples." The store has prepared a selection of Christmas gifts for that special someone. A scarf set by Daks costs 138,000 won, and glove sets by Pierre Balman and Michiko London are priced at 90,000 won and 96,000 won. The sale lasts until tomorrow.
Take subway line No. 4 to Miasamgeori Station.
Main branch: "Gifts From Santa." The store has prepared a drawing and will be giving away 11 types of Christmas gifts to customers, including tickets to the ballet "The Nutcracker."Buy
at least 200,000 won of merchandise at the store and you're eligible to enter. The drawing will take place tomorrow on the fifth floor, after the store is closed. Other prizes include Etro handbags, Fendi watches, Burberry muffler sets and tickets to the musical "Cats."
Take subway line No. 3 to Apgujeong Station (02) 547-2233
Main Branch: "Women's Padded Jacket Sale." A collection of women's padded jackets is on sale on three floors of the store. Jackets by the upscale brand Elle will be sold at 378,000 won, and jackets from Cici Club and TBJ at 69,000 won. Sale ends tomorrow.
Downtown Seoul (02) 771-2500
Cheongnyangni branch: "Christmas Gift Festival." Wallet-belt sets from Daks and Louis Quatorze on sale at prices ranging from 141,000 won to 211,000 won. Leather gloves by Nina Ricci and Ballman are 110,000 won, and a Bodyguard underwear set 50,000 won to 60,000 won.
Promotion lasts until tomorrow.
Downtown Seoul www.lotteshopping.com
|FOREIGN MARKET & WINE SHOPS|
Sells Chinese cooking materials and frozen foods. Relatively expensive, but generally higher quality.
Central Seoul, Namdaemun 4-ga Open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (02) 778-5620
Just about anything you might need for Chinese cooking, such as exotic spices and traditional liquors.
Central Seoul, Bukchang-dong Open daily, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (02) 753-5704
Famous for fresh vegetables, spices and herbs. They also sell foreign vegetables that are not easily found in Korea.
Southern Seoul, Garak Market Open noon-5:30 a.m. (02) 406-3042
Especially good at digging up Mexican and Vietnamese products. They have over 100 spices in stock.
Central Seoul, near Namdaemun Market Open daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (02) 755-7568
The biggest store in central Seoul for Western food and groceries. Parking available.
Itaewon, Hannam-dong Open daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (02) 702-3313
THE DELI AT THE HYATT
On the lobby floor of the hotel, the Deli offers a variety of upscale groceries, especially deli meats, cheeses and wines.
Mount Namsan, Hannam-dong Open 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. (02) 798-7151
In the basement of Hyundai Department Store in the World Trade Center. Wine accessories and cigars are also sold.
Southern Seoul, Samseong-dong (02) 556-5634
Friday: "Christmas Party." Babalu at the Grand Hilton is having a free Christmas dance party from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Central Seoul, Mount Namsan (02) 2287-8060
JW MARRIOTT SEOUL
Tuesday: "Christmas Eve Party." At Di Moda, there will be a dance party and a lucky draw for one night's accommodation at JW Marriott Seoul. Di Moda provides one bottle of wine for a Christmas gift, and a chance to take a photo with Santa Claus and enjoy the live music of the Australian band Roundabout. Entrance is 20,000 won ($17).
Southern Seoul, Banpo-dong (02) 6282-6762
GRAND INTERCONTINENTAL SEOUL
Tuesday: "Romantic Christmas Package." This 450,000-won package provides accommodation -- you can choose among the junior suite, one bedroom suite, or residence suite -- dinner, a bottle of wine or champagne, breakfast at the Grand Cafe, a box of chocolates, a morning newspaper, two movie tickets at the nearby Megabox Cineplex and late checkout until 3 p.m. You will get discounts on the musical "The Play," COEX Aquarium and more.
Southern Seoul, Samseong-dong (02) 559-7777
Dec. 24 and 25: "Christmas Eve Party." A Christmas Eve party is offered by the restaurant Bobby London. There will be a dance contest, proposal contest, and a chocolate delivery game in a lively festive atmosphere. A special menu featuring beefsteak and lobster tail is available for 54,000 won per person, but otherwise the entrance is free.
Central Seoul, Euljiro 1-ga, Sogong-dong (02) 317-7091
GRAND HYATT SEOUL
Dec. 24 and 25: "Christmas Gift Package." Deluxe accommodations, free use of the fitness center and indoor swimming pool, free admission to JJ Mahoney's Christmas Party and more discounts, starting from 220,000 won.
Central Seoul, Mount Namsan, Hannam-dong (02) 799-8888
SHERATON GRAND WALKERHILL
To Feb. 28: "Winter Package." Three packages are offered for the winter. Package A goes for 160,000 won and includes one night in a standard room, free use of the fitness club and indoor swimming pool, breakfast at the View and a chance to participate in a lucky drawing.
The package is good for two adults, and children under 12 years of age are free. Rate excludes tax and service charge.
Eastern Seoul, Gwangjin district Gwangjang-dong (02) 455-5000