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2003.01.14 EventCalender

Jan 14,2003

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

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

GALERIE BHAK

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
(02) 544-8481


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
(02) 730-5454
www.gallerylamer.com


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
(02) 720-1020
www.ganagallery.com


HANMI GALLERY

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
(02) 418-1315


SABINA GALLERY

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
(02) 736-4371

PERFORMANCE

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.
(02) 580-1114
www.sac.or.kr


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
www.hoamarthall.org


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
(02) 580-1114
www.sac.or.kr


CHONGDONG THEATRE

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
www.chongdong.com


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
(02) 580-1300

SOCIAL CALENDAR

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.
(02) 734-1341
www.nfm.go.kr


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
www.siwapage.com


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.
016-717-0369


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.
(02) 734-9564

MUSEUM EVENTS

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.
Closed Tuesdays
(02) 734-1346
nfm.go.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 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.
Closed Mondays
(02) 2124-8945
www.seoulmoa.org
www.millet-seoul.com


KUMHO MUSEUM

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.
(02) 720-5114
www.kumhomuseum.com


KOREAN EMBROIDERY MUSEUM

Exhibits many of Korea's traditional embroidered works, wrapping cloths and costumes.
Traditional embroidery includes over 500 items.
Southern Seoul,
Gangnam district
Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
(02) 515-5114


HORIM MUSEUM

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
(02) 868-8309

FOREIGN MARKET & WINE SHOPS

DAECHANG 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

GRAND HILTON

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


LOTTE HOTEL

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