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Africa Day celebrated in Korea with book talk
Every May 25, Africans in the continent and around the world, even in Korea, celebrate Africa Day. However, this year is a special celebration for the African Union (AU). It was officially launched in 2002 and consists of 55 member states. It is the successor of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was formed 60 years ago on May 25, 1963.
DJ Fingaz set for show at Lit Lounge
The globally renowned DJ Fingaz is coming to Seoul this Saturday, bringing his open-format mix seamlessly blending everything from hip-hop and dirty trap beats to reggae and classic rock, to Lit Lounge in Itaewon.
US interdisciplinary artist Gregory de la Haba's Seoul exhibition opens portals
A few weeks ago, the legendary Korean folk-rocker Hahn Dae-soo began posting a series of videos on YouTube about his love for New York City, starting with a visit to the studio and home of artist Gregory de la Haba, whose first exhibition in Seoul, at the Hangaram Art Museum, opens on May 27.
US diplomatic community in Yongsan celebrates Fleischfest
The U.S. Embassy housing compound, usually a calm, peaceful place in the corner of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was overrun by a bunch of “jabronis” one Saturday afternoon last month. On April 29, about 600 people of all ages gathered at white tents set up on a lawn, where heaps of smoked meats were being served for the 43rd biannual Fleischfest, a feast of smoked meats prepar...
[TEMPLE ADVENTURES] Stone lions at Hwaeom Temple
It's not every day that you're in awe of a building or even a stone structure, but it's not every day that you visit Hwaeom Temple. From the Iljumun at the entrance to the three-story stone pagoda up the hillside, and all of the Treasures and National Treasures in between, there is something to amaze the senses at every turn.
Living Room in HBC presents 8 artists, 5 DJs
Eight visual artists and five DJs from around the world are about to bodyslam their way into Living Room, a basement bar in central Seoul's Haebangchon neighborhood, for a new art exhibition starting this Saturday and running until June 24.
Yongsan-based foreign artists celebrate 'Joyous Itaewon'
The Yongsan Spring International Art Exhibition invited 77 visual artists, including 32 foreign residents of Korea, to display their works for “Joyous Itaewon 2023,” which officially opened for public viewing on May 8 until May 12 at Yongsan Art Hall.
US garage punk band the Dumpies drop by Korea
Way back in mid-2021, the Dumpies began contacting people in Korea, trying to set up a tour for October that year. Not surprisingly, it didn't happen. But now, almost two years later, the Oregon-based American punk band is finally coming to Korea.
Seoul Shakespeare Company ends 4-year hiatus with 'Measure for Measure'
Shakespeare once wrote, “Perseverance, my dear Lord, keeps honour bright.” And it is here that we find Seoul Shakespeare Company. Since its founding in 2011, the group has seen its fair share of highs and lows, but it's set to return next month with one of its boldest productions to date: a reimagining of “Measure for Measure” set in 1980s Vienna
HiteJinro's new beer Kelly tries hard to look like it's from Denmark
HiteJinro's recently released malt beer, given the understated name Kelly (derived from “Keep Naturally”), boasts in at least nine places on its beer can front label of its apparent origin. It screams at the consumer: “KELLY'S MALT GROWN IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN BREEZE” “100% DENMARK PREMIUM MALT,” “Denmark Premium,” “GROWN IN JUTLAND BY SEA BREEZE,” “FROM DENMARK,” “Malt ...
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