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Queer in Korea: Reconciling identities

To say it’s hard being LGBTQ in Korea is an understatement. English teaching ads that state “no homosexuals.” The risk of losing your job if you’re open about your sexual identity. Indirect and di...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:22

Santacon to converge on Busan

After scores of Santas swarmed in Seoul last weekend, Busan will get its own Santacon this Saturday.Santacon is an international event where cheerful people dress up as Santa and other beloved Christmas-themed characters and get together for some Christmas cheer. Busan’s third annual even...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:22

Art magazine (b)racket closes

Expat art magazine (b)racket is closing its doors after 24 issues as key staff have moved on.The magazine started out with 200 issues in Daegu in October 2012, to provide a platform for artists in the...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:21

Seoul seeks student volunteers

Seoul Metropolitan Government is seeking student volunteers for the first half of next year, with scholarships of up to 2.5 million won as an incentive.The program, in partnership with IT corporation KT, will involve twice-weekly volunteering with KT student university volunteers and onlin...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:20

N.K. documentary screening to raise funds for defectors

The North Korea Human Rights Rescue Fund on Saturday is holding a screening of a documentary on defectors trying to reach South Korea and a presentation by an escapee from the North on his own experience.The documentary, “The Defector: Escape from North Korea,” by Korean-Canadian filmmak...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:20

Gwangju International Center to say ‘Adios’ to 2014

The Gwangju International Center will run a special year-end event Saturday, with family-friendly events at “Adios 2014.”Reviews of the year’s activities will be presented, along with announcements of plans for next year and some live acts. There will also be games and an exhibition of ...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:20

Baekma to play anniversary show for Hollaback Korea

As the year of the horse comes to a close, expat band Baekma is celebrating its first anniversary show on Saturday, in conjunction with Hollaback Korea.Maggie Crosset, So Long Buffalo, Colin Phils and Baekma will play at the show, and there will be a sale of “feministmas cookies” and oth...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:19

Angle magazine to release charity Christmas album

Ulsan-based arts magazine Angle has teamed up with musicians from across the South of the peninsula to create a Christmas album in aid of Habitat for Humanity.Titled “Home for the Holidays,” the alb...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:18

Rock shows to raise funds for HOPE Christmas events

Two concert fund-raisers will take place Thursday and Friday to help expat charity group Helping Others Prosper through English run its Christmas programs for underprivileged children.HOPE plans to ru...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:18

Expat hails foreign community spirit

A Seoul expat has hailed the local expat community for their support after she was diagnosed with a medical condition.Kim Jung-ah, who has a desmoid tumor, says the volunteering and fund-raising efforts were testament to a bond between expats here.Although they are not cancerous, desmoid t...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:17

Concert to support Butterfly Fund

Charity rock and hip-hop concert series CLASH is returning Saturday with a concert featuring top hip-hop acts Garion and Insane Deegie to benefit the Butterfly Fund, which helps women across the world...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:41

Kenyans, Tanzanians unite for friendship party

The Tanzanians in Korea and the Kenya Community in Korea held their first East African Urafiki Party in Seoul on Saturday. The party, named after the word for “friendship” in the two countries’ com...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:40

Camarata to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Camarata Music Company’s Chorale and Orchestra will perform its annual concert of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 13.The performance will feature the Camarata Chorale, an amateur singing group made up of members from dozens of countries. Soloists will perform parts of the work. They are sop...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:39

GIC tour to visit Jangheung

Gwangju International Center will run a GIC Culture Tour to Jangheung, on the southern coast of South Jeolla Province, on Dec. 20.The tour will include two main programs. The first will be a visit to a seawater sauna and a “jjimjjilbang” ― a Korean steam room and bathing complex. The se...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:39

Gwangju troupe to stage ‘Proof’

Gwangju Performance Project will stage a production of “Proof” by David Auburn.The play, which won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, centers on the daughter of a mathematical genius. When her father dies, a crucial finding about prime numbers is found in his office, and she faces the ta...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:39