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Seoul Global Center runs volunteer programs

Seoul Global Center is inviting volunteers to participate in several programs in late March and April. The programs are mostly on weekends and include work helping the elderly, cultural workshops for children, assistance with performances and translation during counseling for foreign worke...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:19

Camarata holds auditions for ‘Pirates of Penzance’

The Camarata Music Company is seeking performers for its upcoming operetta and musical “The Pirates of Penzance.”This Gilbert and Sullivan comedy centers around Frederick, who accidentally becomes an apprentice pirate, after his request to train as a pilot is misheard. Auditions will be ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:18

‘Truth about Love’ opens doors for theater in Gwangju

Gwangju is to get a dose of a new kind of drama Saturday with a Korean-expat joint community theater project, “The Truth about Love.”The project was run by Unpuzzled Theater, which was set up by Jam...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:18

Film explores stories from Jeju massacre

Jane Jin Kaisen, a visual artist who was adopted from Korea to Denmark, bases her art on questions around memory, history and migration. It is within this framework that she tackled one of the biggest...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:17

Former Seoul teacher shines with ‘Gilded’ trilogy

Many expats in Korea think they have a novel in them. Some even go on to write and publish them. Few, however, manage to get a whole trilogy published. But Christina Farley has done just that with “G...

Updated : 2015.03.18 19:43

Ethiopians rally to raise money for ailing student

An Ethiopian student and father of two in Busan is in need of help to pay for an urgent liver transplant. Lemma Teshome Tufa, a nanotechnology Ph.D. student at Pusan National University and a descendent of a Korean War veteran, has been hospitalized since Feb. 15 after a chronic condition ...

Updated : 2015.03.18 19:38

Talk to discuss forestation in North, South Korea

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea branch will host a talk on Korea’s successes and challenges in forestation on Tuesday.Victor Teplyakov, a professor of forest governance and nature conservation at Seoul National University, will discuss South Korea’s massive reforestation campaign under P...

Updated : 2015.03.18 19:37

Seoul Global Center offers start-up classes

Seoul Global Center will run its business start-up school for foreign entrepreneurs from March 30.Classes will cover issues related to starting and running a business in Seoul, such as writing a business plan, financing and tax, employment and intellectual property issues. The course will ...

Updated : 2015.03.18 19:37

Busan foundation to support multicultural events

The Busan Foundation for International Activities is offering financial support for foreign community events in the city.The foundation plans to provide at least 29 different expat-affiliated organizations with a maximum of 500,000 won to help them stage their events. The annual program su...

Updated : 2015.03.18 19:37

Holi fest to brighten up Busan beach

Busan’s Haeundae Beach is set to get an early splash of color this month as thousands of revelers descend on the city in celebration of the Indian festival of Holi.The Holi celebrations at Haeundae h...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:55

‘Almost, Maine’ creates microcosm of romance

Daegu Theater Troup seeks to win the hearts of local theatergoers as it kicks of the year with a performance of “Almost, Maine.”The play by John Cariani is made of nine short plays that look at different aspects of love, all based in the fictional town in the title.“We wanted to start t...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:54

Seoul cultural center offers music classes

Seoul Global Cultural Center is offering the chance to learn “samulnori,” a type of music for a traditional percussion quartet, in free weekly lessons.The lessons will run from 3-5 p.m. from March 26 to May 14, ahead of a performance on May 20 at the National Folk Museum of Korea.Lessons...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:53

Gwangju center to run tour to Haenam

Gwangju International Center will be running a GIC culture tour to Haenam on the south coast this month.The area is famous for dinosaur fossils and in particular for fossilized footprints, and the first stop on the tour will be to Uhangri Dinosaur Museum.The group will stop for a “chicken...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:53

Young adult author to hold Itaewon book reading

Young adult author Christina Farley will hold a book signing and reading in Itaewon this weekend.Farley, who lived and worked in Seoul for eight years, is the author of the “Gilded” series of fantasy novels, based on a Korean-American teenager who moves to Seoul.She will be reading from ...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:53

St. Patrick’s Day puts music to the fore

Spring may still be around the bend, but one corner of Seoul will be awash with green next weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.The Irish Association of Korea will celebrate its St. Patrick’s...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:05