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Rubber Seoul bounces back

Rubber Seoul is bouncing back to Hongdae for the seventh year on Saturday, hosting bands at five venues to entertain and raise money for people affected by HIV-AIDS in South Africa. The event is an an...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:10

Film fest seeks to link Korean, expat scenes

Expat and Korean independent filmmakers will be given a chance to rub shoulders at a film festival in June.The Korea Expat Indie Film Festival is inviting submissions of films in three categories ― e...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:08

Troupe offers Shakespeare shorts and song

Seoul Shakespeare Company will present “The Players Play: An Evening of Monologue and Song” this Saturday to raise funds for its next main production.Proceeds will help fund the company’s production of “Titus Andronicus” next year. The troupe puts on one major Shakespeare play a year,...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:07

Give a Gift Appeal gathers presents for Daegu kids

Expat volunteer association Daegu’s Time to Give is seeking generous-hearted folk to help supply gifts for disadvantaged children in the area.The Give a Gift Appeal, which brings gifts to orphanages and welfare centers in the area, is now in its fourth year. Last year, it brought gifts fo...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:06

Busan pet shelter sells calendars

Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary is selling calendars to raise money to support its running costs. BAPS is a privately run no-kill dog sanctuary in South Korea that cares for homeless animals until they can find a new home. It says the annual calendar sales have accounted for almost half its ...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:05

Busan women’s group Christmas Charity Bazaar

Busan International Women’s Association is hosting its Christmas Charity Bazaar at the Haeundae Grand Hotel on Saturday.The fair is an international family event. Handmade Christmas items and baked goods will be sold, and it will include a raffle and the chance for kids to have their pict...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:04

Filmmaker explores meaning of freedom in ‘Haebangchon’

A drug crime movie set in Haebangchon might sound like the tawdry imaginings of a xenophobic campaign group, but the plot in “Haebangchon: Chapter 1” seems to have more to do with the area’s Korean...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:29

Expats join in Seoul kimchi-making blitz

Koreans and expats gathered to make kimchi in Seoul and Cheonggye plazas on Friday as part of the Seoul Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival.The event continued at Seoul Plaza through Sunday. In total, ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:28

Seoul food tourism groups offer training to migrant wives

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with a group of organizations to provide training for migrant wives as food tour guides.Participants will learn how to explain the story of Korea throug...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:28

Expat art groups join Jeonju exhibition

Two expat artists’ groups will be joining an exhibition that starts this weekend in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, as part of a collaborative effort with a local arts group in the city.The show at Je...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:48

Ladies give back through SIWA Bazaar

Seoul International Women’s Association held its annual charity SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar in the 63 Building in Yeouido on Monday.Stalls run by dozens of embassies, organizations and chari...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:46

Determination of employee status and contract value

We will discuss labor law again in this column, but from a more general perspective, so that employers and employees alike can evaluate compensation, rights and duties under the law. Korean labor law has several unique features, such as severance pay and presumptions of permanent employmen...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:45

Online resources plentiful for getting tips on expat life

A reader writes that she plans to give up her apartment, store her belongings and live and travel outside the U.S. for a year. “Can you recommend resources on this subject?” Answer: There’s enough ...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:04

Daegu expats invited to date in aid of kids

Daegu’s Time to Give, a volunteering association run by expats in the city, is running “Daegu’s Time to Date,” a speed-dating event to raise money for gifts for underprivileged children.Prospective romantics will be given a scorecard and two minutes per partner to win them over with wi...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03

Seoul clothing swap to run Saturday

Seoul International Baptist Church in Haebangchon will host a Seoul Swap on Saturday.The event is a trading drive where people can exchange clothes and other items.Participants are invited to swap women’s, men’s, infants’ and children’s clothes, shoes and accessories, household goods a...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03