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2003.01.17 EventCalender

Jan 17,2003
RELIGIOUS SERVICES

PROTESTANT

ANGLICAN CHURCH
Jeong-dong 02-730-6611
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
Jeong-dong 02-753-0001
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
Yeoksam-dong 02-552-8200
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.

GANGNAM CHURCH
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

ORTHODOX CHURCH IN KOREA
Ahyeon-dong 02-365-3744
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.

ROMAN CATHOLIC

CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL PARISH OF SEOUL
Hannam-dong 02-793-2070
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
Hyehwa-dong 02-765-0870
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.

MYONGDONG CATHEDRAL
Myeong-dong 02-774-3890
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.

MORMON

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Jeongun-dong 02-794-6930
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.

BUDDHIST

LOTUS LANTERN INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CENTER
Sogyeok-dong, 02-735-5347
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.

ISLAM

SEOUL CENTRAL MASJID
Hannam-dong 02-794-7307
Prayer services conducted in Arabic and English at 1 p.m. Friday. English-speaking members are available.

EXHIBITIONS

SSAMZIE SPACE

To Feb. 9: "Emerging IV." This is a series of exhibitions displaying works of rising artists. "Emerging IV" presents the works of Mina and 44. Mina uses illustrated images and icons to convey people's thinking patterns. Through photography and video art, 44 tries to awaken memories.
Northwestern Seoul, Hongdae
(02) 3142-1695
www.ssamziespace.co.kr

SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART

To Jan. 26: "The Water -- Environmental Art." The year 2003 is the International Year of Fresh Water. This exhibition tries to portray the environment and pollution through the eyes of artists.
Downtown Seoul, Seosomun
Closed Mondays, (02) 2214-8933
www.seoulmoa.org

SUNGKOK ART MUSEUM

To Jan. 31: "Understanding Abstract Paintings." Even though abstract painting is a major genre in contemporary art, many feel confused by its ambiguity and symbolism. This exhibition is designed to help people understand how to approach abstract paintings.
Downtown Seoul, Jongno district
(02) 737-7650
www.sungkokmuseum.com

VIT GALLERY

To Feb. 6: "Picturesque Meditation." While city life seems full of changes and competition, this exhibition focuses on the art of slowness and contemplation.
Downtown Seoul, Jongno district
(02) 720-2250
www.vitgallery.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

To Feb. 2: "Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics." Art trends in Korea from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s are examined in this exhibition, in particular monochrome. About 140 works by 45 major Korean contemporary artists are on display.
Gwacheon, Gyeonggi province
(02) 2588-6000
www.moca.go.kr

PERFORMANCE

SEJONG CENTER

Open run: "De La Guarda." Experience a new form of musical performance with spectacular sound and visual effects by this high-flying Latin American troupe.
Central Seoul, Gwanghwamun,
From Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m.
Sundays at 5 and 8 p.m.
No show Mondays
(02) 2005-0114
www.sejongpac.or.kr

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 shows Mondays and Tuesdays. (02) 580-1114
www.sac.or.kr

SEJONG CENTER

To Feb. 2: "The Star Keeper." A nonverbal puppetry performance telling the story of a chivalrous worm who discovers a fallen star and then goes on an adventure. Staged by the award-winning Canadian troupe Le Theatre de l'Oeil of Montreal.
Central Seoul, Gwanghwamun,
At 2 and 6 p.m., (02) 2005-0114
www.sejongpac.or.kr

JAMSIL INDOOR STADIUM

Feb. 4: "Chicago." The ballad band, known for such hits as "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and "Hard Habit to Break," performs for one night in Seoul.
Southern Seoul, Jamsil
At 8 p.m., (02)1588-3888
www.ticketlink.co.kr

YONGANG HALL

To March. 2: "Footloose." Back for another run, the rocking musical tells the tale of a young man who just wants to dance and the small town that just wants him to stop.
Central Seoul, Jongno district
Tuesdays to Sundays at 7:30 p.m., with 4 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends, (02) 766-8551
www.musicaldj.com
www.yonkang.co.kr

SOCIAL CALENDAR

TRADITIONAL CRAFTMAKING CLASSES

To Jan. 29: 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).
National Folk Museum, downtown Seoul, at Gyeongbok Palace
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
(02) 734-1341
www.nfm.go.kr

ICE PLAYGROUND

Until Sunday: A special theme park features an ice palace, a labyrinth with 2-meter-high ice walls, sledding slopes, an ice rink and an animated ice park, featuring popular cartoon characters. The entrance fee is 18,000 won for children and 22,000 won for adults.
Everland, south of Seoul, Yongin
(031) 320-5000
www.everland.co.kr.


SOCIAL CALENDAR

TRADITIONAL CRAFTMAKING CLASSES

To Jan. 29: 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).
National Folk Museum, downtown Seoul, at Gyeongbok Palace
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
(02) 734-1341
www.nfm.go.kr

ICE PLAYGROUND

Until Sunday: A special theme park features an ice palace, a labyrinth with 2-meter-high ice walls, sledding slopes, an ice rink and an animated ice park, featuring popular cartoon characters. The entrance fee is 18,000 won for children and 22,000 won for adults.
Everland, south of Seoul, Yongin
(031) 320-5000
www.everland.co.kr.

A SPECIAL PROPOSAL

Until March: If you propose to your beloved at the Grand Hilton Seoul, and also book your wedding ceremony there, you will get a 10 percent discount on your wedding, along with a complimentary ice carving, traditional wedding attire, limousine service to the airport and other services.
Grand Hilton Hotel,
central Seoul
(02) 3216- 5656

FRESCOBALDI WINE MAKER DINNER PARTY

Wednesday: Guiseppe Pariani, will host a four-course dinner, paired with five wines from Frescobaldi at The Vinotheque, at the InterContinental Hotels in Seoul. Focuses on the grapes of the Tuscany region. Tickets are 60,000 won.
InterContinental Hotels, southern Seoul, Samseong-dong
From 7 to 10 p.m.
(02) 559-7614

MUSEUM EVENTS

SEOUL NATIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM

To March 2: "Body Worlds." This controversial exhibition, the sister show to another in Britain, has already drawn over 1 million people in Korea alone. The show displays real human cadavers, mummified and turned into colorful plastic models, and placed into life-like poses.
Central Seoul, Hyehwa
Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
(02) 762-2028
www.science.go.kr

SEJONG CENTER

To March 17: "Three Kingdoms Epic Exhibition." Displays artifacts and the cultural products from the famous ancient period.
Central Seoul, Gwanhwamun
Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
(02) 399-1111
www.sejongpac.or.kr

SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART

To March 30: "Jean-Francois Millet in Seoul." Many oil paintings and engravings by the French 19th century landscape master are on exhibit.
Downtown Seoul, near Deoksu Palace
Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closed Mondays
(02) 2124-8945
www.seoulmoa.org
www.millet-seoul.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

To May 3: "Take a Walk Through Contemporary Art." Displays 124 contemporary artworks, grouped into india ink, oil and watercolor paintings.
Central Seoul, Jongno
Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
(02) 2188-6000
www.moca.go.kr

ZIPUL MUSEUM

Classes on straw and grass craftmaking are held Wednesdays 10-12 p.m. and Saturdays 3-5 p.m. Learn how to make items such as straw dolls, mesh bags, head pads and bokjori, or a rice strainer believed to bring luck.
Central Seoul, Jongno
Closed Mondays
(02) 743-8787
www.zipul.org

FOREIGN MARKET & WINE SHOPS

DONGIL SANGHOE

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

MANSEUNG SANGHOE

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

INSEONG SANGHOE

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

ILSEONG SANGHOE

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

HANNAM SUPERMARKET

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

WINE SHOP

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

HOTEL EVENTS

THE SHILLA

Friday to Jan. 22: "Oyster and Champagne." The French Restaurant, La Continentale, prepares an eight-course set menu featuring oysters, seafood soup, scallop mousse and pan-fried beef tenderloin for 115,000 won ($97).
Central Seoul, Jangchung-dong
(02) 2230-3369

NOVOTEL AMBASSADOR GANGNAM

To Feb. 28: "Lunch Buffet." To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Novotel Ambassador-Gangnam, the buffet restaurant festival provides a 30 percent discount on weekdays. The original price is 28,000 won, but you will obtain the 30 percent discount by presenting a coupon you can download from the hotel's Web site. The lunch buffet runs from noon to 3 p.m.
Southern Seoul, Yeoksam-dong
(02) 531-6618
www.ambatel.com

GRAND HILTON SEOUL

To Feb. 28: "Business Lunch Menu." The Chinese restaurant, Yeohyang, has two business-lunch-set menus, Yeo and Hyang. Yeo features seven dishes, including tofu soup and beef and mushroom dish. The price is 28,000 won. Hyang also consists of seven dishes, such as a cold vegetable dish with chicken, seafood soup and a mushroom and sea slug dish. The price is 36,500 won.
Central Seoul, Hongeun-dong
(02) 2287-8393

GRAND INTER-CONTINENTAL HOTEL

To Jan. 31: "Piemonte Set Menu." The Italian restaurant, Firenze, prepares a set menu selected from Piemonte, Italy. The menu includes grilled vegetable salad or lentil soup with pasta, venison medallion on a pumpkin puree, ice cream and coffee or tea. The price is 35,000 won.
Southern Seoul, Samseong-dong
(02) 559-7606

SHERATON GRANDE WALKER HILL HOTEL

To March 31: "Lungarotti Wine Promotion." The Italian restaurant Del Vino offers Lungarotti wines, such as Rubesco and Torre di Giano at a special price. When you order a lunch set menu in January and February, you will receive a free glass of Lungarotti wine.
Northern Seoul, Gwangjang-dong
(02) 450-4747

LOTTE HOTEL

To Feb. 28: "Kangwon Hwingseong Beef Festival." The French Restaurant, Schoenbrunn, serves a variety of beef dishes from Gangwon Province. There are three a la carte selections and two set menus. Prices vary from 25,000 won to 79,000 won.
Central Seoul, Sogong-dong
(02) 317-7181

AT THE DEPARTMENT STORES

GALLERIA

Seoul Station branch: "Leather Goods Promotion." Famous-brand leather products are on sale. The prices for bags and shoes from ICINOO range from 30,000 won ($25) to 90,000 won. Children's bags from United Colors of Benetton are 29,500 won, and bags from Tomboy start from 32,500 won. Sale good only through Thursday.
Central Seoul, subway line Nos. 1 and 4
(02) 312-2525
Masterpiece Hall: "Sunglasses Promotion." A wide selection of sunglasses are on sale for up to a 20 percent discount. Participating brands include Armani, Fendi, and Celine. The sale lasts until Sunday.
Southern Seoul, subway line No. 3, Apgujeong Station
(02) 3449-4114
www.galleria.co.kr

SHINSEGAE

Main branch: "Y-shirts and Neckties Promotion." Y-shirts from Daks, Nina Ricci, and Daniel Hechter are on sale for 29,000 won. Neckties from Daks and Guy La Roche are on sale for 25,000 won. The sale ends on Sunday.
Downtown Seoul, subway line
No. 4, Hoehyeon Station
(02) 310-1234
www.shinsegae.com
Gangnam branch: "Furniture Sale." Until Monday, a special promotion on furniture is going on. This is a good chance for newlyweds to prepare for their big day this spring.
Southern Seoul, subway line No. 3, Express Bus Terminal Station
(02) 2639-1234
www.shinsegae.com

HYUNDAI

Main branch: "Ticket Giveaway for Children's Play." Members of Hyundai i-club who purchase more than 200,000 won of goods will receive tickets to a children's play, "Picture Play with Piano and Flute." The tickets will be given to the first 300 customers who bring in their receipts. The play will be staged on Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at Jayu Theatre in the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong.
Southern Seoul, subway line No. 3, Apgujeong Station
(02) 547-2233
Mok-dong branch: "EnC and 96NY Promotion." Items from women's brands EnC and 96NY are on sale at a 30 percent discount on the 4th floor. Customers who pay with a Hyundai Department Store credit card get a 10-percent discount. The sale lasts until Thursday.
Western Seoul, subway line No. 5, Omokgyo Station
(02) 2163-2233
www.hmall.com

LOTTE

Main branch: "Fashion Boots Sale." Ankle boots are available at prices ranging from 95,000 won to 105,000 won, and women's shoes cost 75,000 won. Participating brands include Tandy, Misope, Isabel, Pierre Cardin and Elizabeth. The sale ends on Sunday.
Central Seoul, Myeong-dong
(02) 771-2500
www.lotteshopping.com

MEDICAL HELP

SAMSUNG MEDICAL CENTER INTERNATIONAL CLINIC

One of the biggest English-speaking medical clinics in Seoul.
Southern Seoul, Gangnam district
(02) 3410-0200
samsunghospital.com

SEOUL FOREIGN CLINIC

Medical care in English available.
Central Seoul, Hannam-dong
(02) 790-0857
internationalclinic.co.kr

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
(02) 3468-3113

KOREA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

English-speaking doctors and staff available.
Northern Seoul, Sungbuk district
(02) 920-5224
kumc.or.kr/all/english/index.jsp

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
(02) 958-1897
khmc.or.kr/english/menu.htm

ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL

Offers medical treatment from staff members who speak English.
Southwestern Seoul, Yeongdeungpo
district
(02) 789-1114

A+ DENTAL CLINIC

Private clinic with dental care available in English.
Southern Seoul, Gangnam district
(02)3442-7575

LEE SOO-CHAN'S DENTAL CLINIC

Specializes in prosthodontics.
Consultations and examinations in English are available.
Central Seoul, Yongsan district
(02) 798-0500
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