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SIWA Gala to raise funds for women’s charities

The Seoul International Women’s Association is set to get Caribbean for its annual fund-raising gala.The function to be held at the Conrad Hotel on Saturday, March 7, will feature a silent auction, c...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:13

V-Day events set to campaign against abuse

Stage performances in Korea will help raise funds for local women’s charities and campaign against abuse, with the first two this weekend in Busan.They are part of V-Day, an international movement started by “Vagina Monologues” author Eve Ensler, which campaigns to stop violence against...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:11

Animal, vegetable or mishmash?

A lion unravels into a peeled orange, a frog pops open to reveal an avocado stone at its core and a crouching fox masquerades as a carrot.These are all the visual reworkings of artist Sara DeRemer, wh...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:11

“Two Truths and a Lie” to look at N.K. propaganda

NKHR Rescue Fund will be hosting an event in Seoul called “Two Truths and a Lie,” based on the lie detection game of the same name.The format will be used to show how North Korea uses propaganda to maintain control. A defector will be at the event to talk about his experiences with propa...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:11

Buddhist doctor to give talk on dying

Dr. Barry Kerzin, doctor to the Dalai Lama, will give a talk on death and dying in Seoul on Saturday.Kerzin, a medical doctor, has lived in Dharamsala, India, for 25 years, serving as a doctor to high lamas including the Dalai Lama, and provides charitable medical care to the poor. Barry t...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:11

Belly dancer Eshe to exit Korea after 7 years of shaking things up

Hongdae is set to lose one of its brightest stars when belly dancer Eshe Yildiz departs for Canada.For the last seven years, through her collaborations with indie bands and the formation of her belly ...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:50

Daegu festival to celebrate Black History Month

The city of Daegu will host its second annual Black History Month Festival this month, featuring TV personality Sam Okyere as the guest of honor and cohost.Jemarley McFarlane, cochair of the event, explained the theme of this year’s festival, “This is black.” “Simply put, ‘This is Bla...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:48

Seoul City to support cultural events

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking applications from expat communities for financial support for cultural events in the city.The support is available for any cultural event hosted by an embassy, association or private organization for the foreign community.The city will fund up to...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:48

Author to talk about capitalism in North Korea

Seoul correspondent for Reuters James Pearson will give a talk to the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch on how the North Korean famine of the 1990s was a catalyst for the country’s nascent capitalism.Pearson is coauthor with Daniel Tudor of the forthcoming book “North Korea Confidential...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:48

Seoul Players seeks 10-minute scripts

Seoul Players is taking script submissions for its Annual Ten Minute Play Festival.The festival, in its fifth year, runs in the fall, featuring local actors and directors acting out short plays submitted from within Korea and overseas.Scripts should be new and meet the 10 minute time limit...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:48

Saving dogs an inch at a time

There is a group of about 40 Korean expats living in North America that you may not have heard of. Despite the extremely hard times they’ve been through, they’re a happy, healthy and beloved group. ...

Updated : 2015.02.04 19:48

Daegu Softball League prepares for spring season

Daegu Softball League opened signups for new players to the league on Feb. 4.In its ninth year, the coed league has 10 teams of 11 players, chosen through a draft system. A rookie game before the draft gives the captains a chance to evaluate new players.“The league is truly amazing and ge...

Updated : 2015.02.04 19:47

Pre-Valentines event to help children

The Filipino American Korean Association is holding a fund-raiser Saturday for good causes in the three countries.Edina Dix, one of the event’s organizers, said that the love-themed fund-raiser was timed to take place just ahead of Valentine’s Day.“It’s the best time to share love by r...

Updated : 2015.02.04 19:47

Expat growing ‘digital forest’

A British expat living in Korea has started a project that he hopes will become the world’s largest “digital forest.” One of the trees in the “digital forest,” drawn by Martyn ThompsonPhotographe...

Updated : 2015.02.04 19:47

Ulsan expats build on market success

Ulsan expats will run a new monthly Global Market from Sunday, building on the success of another market in the city. The market will be an extension of the Ulsan Foreigners Market, which has been running on a monthly basis for a year and a half, but it will aim to include more Korean sell...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:32