The OctagonNonhyeonNear the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon, this club is notable for its stylish interior and elite clientele. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area to satisfy any night out after work or on the weekend. Near exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7 For more information, call (02) 516-8847.

Club VolumeItaewonOffering a venue for specially-themed weekly events and world-class DJs, Club Volume is located in the Crown Hotel near Noksapyeong Station. Club Volume was listed by Time magazine among the “10 things to do in 24 hours in Seoul.” For more information, call 1544-2635.

Once in a Blue MoonApgujeongOnce in a Blue Moon is one of the best known and well established jazz clubs in the city. It features live jazz sets from two different bands every night, usually starting at 7:30 pm It is located between the Hakdong intersection and Galleria department stores in the posh district of Apgujeong. For more information, call (02) 549-5490 or visit www.onceinabluemoon. co.kr

Club AnswerCheongdamClub Answer, chosen as one of the five hottest clubs in Seoul by CNN, provides a spacious interior and brilliant lighting systems, with world renowned DJs filling the stage. Club Answer is located in the classy area of Cheongdam, a district known to lead the party culture of Seoul. Located near exit 13 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7 For more information, call (02) 514-4311 or visit www. clubanswerco.kr

Club ElluiCheongdamOne of the largest clubs in Asia and located under Hotel Ellui, world-class DJs such as Alex Kenji and Ferry Corsten feature in weekend lineups. Located near exit 13 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7 For more information, call 1577-9669 or visit www.ellui. net.

Luv SuperloungeItaewonNestled in the heart of Itaewon, Luv Superlounge offers a wide selection of drinks, and a solid sound system with resident DJ Andi Numan from New Zealand. Located near exit 1 of Itaewon Station on subway line 6 For more information, call (02) 794-8898 or visit ko-krfacebook.comluvsuperlounge.

Club Double EightSinsaOpened in 2010, Club Double Eight takes clubbing to a whole new level. Located in Gangnam, it provides diverse hotel promotions and features weekend lineups with global DJs. Located near exit 1 of Sinsa Station on subway line 3 For more information, call (02) 543-8803 or visit cafe.navercomdoubleeight.

Club MuteItaewonClub Mute is a boutique club with exquisitely designed decorations and a custom-tailored sound system Located near exit 1 of Itaewon Station on subway line 6 For more information, call (02) 796-6853 or visit www.clubmute. com

Platoon KunsthalleApgujeongPlatoon Kunsthalle is a cultural space offering various facilities, including a large, open hall, library lounge, art studios and a bar and restaurant for multi-purpose events. It is open from Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 1 am and DJ nights are on Thursday and Friday from 10 pm Located near exit 10 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7 For more information, call (02) 3447-1191 or visit www. kunsthalle.com

DojoItaewonWork hard, play hard and sleep later Lying underground Noxa in the thriving Kyonggridan neighborhood, Dojo is the latest edition to the clubbing nightlife in Seoul. Popular local DJs offer nonstop tunes for energetic dancing until dawn with weekday drink specials and enthusiastic crowds of longtime expats. For more information, call (02) 790-1334.

lsquoIm Heon-jung and the National Orchestra of Korea’National Theater of KoreaApril 17Im Heon-jung, the leading figure in classical music in Korea, will be conducting the National Orchestra of Korea in a special concert at the National Theater of Korea on April 17. This will mark Im’s first, and hopefully not last, attempt to lead a Korean traditional orchestra, a performance that will also incorporate instruments and compositional themes from Western orchestral tradition. Indeed, such an arrangement is especially fitting, given the program they have planned. Im and the orchestra will lead off the night with an invigorating rendition of “My Beautiful Country” by Kang Joon-il, a piece written specially for the National Orchestra and which pays homage to the natural and majestic splendor of Korea The performance will proceed with Estonian composer Arvo Part’s “Fratres,” featuring Korean violinist BaekJoo-young on the violin, “Heaven” by Jung Il-ryun, and finally conclude with the quintessential Korean tune, “Arirang. ” Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 50,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2280-4114 or visit www. ntok.go. kr

lsquoKim Ji Won: Accumulation’Kim Chong Yung MuseumThrough April 22The Kim Chong Yung Museum will hold a special exhibition of Korean artist Kim Ji-won’s work from Feb. 27 to April 22. Although Kim Chong-yung is primarily regarded as a trailblazer of modern Korean abstract sculpture, he also devoted much of his life to the growth and expansion of Korean art education, spotting and nurturing promising young artists and presenting them with a conspicuous platform from which to showcase their work. The museum has honored his enduring legacy since 2004 by selecting emerging talents and hosting an annual exhibition of their work so far This year, the honoree is none other than Kim Ji-won, who works exclusively with wine bottles and glassware and fire to create haunting works of art. Admission is free. Located near exit 2 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5 For more information, call (02) 3217-6484 or visit kimchongyung. com

lsquoHanjin Shipping: The Box Project 2015’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulThrough Sept. 13The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul is holding a special exhibition for the annual “Hanjin Shipping Box Project” through Sept. 13. Installations by Argentine conceptual artist Leandro Erlich, “Port of Reflections,” will be displayed. Located near exit 2 of City Hall Station on subway line 1 and 2 Tickets cost 4,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3701-9500 or visit www. mmcago.kr

lsquoArtist’s Portfolio’SAVINA MuseumThrough June 6Following the museum’s successful pilot project last year, the SAVINA Museum will be holding its second “Artist’s Portfolio” from March 18 to June 6 Unlike other exhibitions, which only display the final product, the organizers of “Artist’s Portfolio” showcase the in-house painters and designers’ entire portfolio, allowing visitors to view and fully experience the strenuous and visceral process by which each participant was able to arrive at his or her art. Through this rather revolutionary approach, one can attempt to delve into each artist’s mind and understand his or her artistic philosophy, as opposed to merely scratching at the proverbial surface. Tickets cost 3,000 won for adults and 2,000 for children. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station on subway line 3 For more information, call (02) 736-4371 or visit www.savinamuseumcom

lsquoMagnum’s First’The Museum of Photography, SeoulThrough Aug. 15To herald in the 130th anniversary of bilateral relations between Korea and France in 2016, a retrospective photography exhibition will be held at the Museum of Photography from April 4 to Aug. 15. Organized in part by Magnum Photos, one of the world’s most eminent photography agencies, “Magnum’s First” will feature photo-essays composed of original black and white vintage prints shot by the eight iconic photo journalists featured: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, Inge Morath, Ernest Haas, Jean Marquis, Werner Bischof, Robert Capa and Erich Lessing. Located near exit 2 of Mongchontoseong Station on subway line 8 For more information, call (02) 0418-1315 or visit www. photomuseumorkr

Mark RothkoSeoul Arts Center*Through June 28The Seoul Arts Center will be holding an exhibition of the work of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in southern Seoul from March 23 to June 28. This exhibition is not only a fortuitous occasion to view and admire Mark Rothko’s multi-form paintings, but also an examination of the intersection of Steve Jobs and Mark Rothko, two dominant figures in their respective fields. In his final year of life, Steve Jobs became rabidly inspired by Rothko’s philosophy of simplicity: expressing the complex and chaotic in simple terms. The exhibition is divided into multiple parts, all of which are dedicated to celebrating Rothko’s influential working philosophy. Tickets cost 15,000 won for adults, 10,000 won for adolescents, and 8,000 for children. For more information, call (02) 532-4407 or visit covanaco. kr

lsquoSpecial Exhibition of Donated Works of Jung Tak-young’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, DeoksugungThrough June 28The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is currently showcasing a special collection of works by Korean artist Jung Tak-young at its Deoksugung branch through June 28. Jung Tak-young is widely regarded as Korea’s expert in abstract ink paintings, an art form he has labored over since the beginning of his distinguished and illustrious career The exhibition is divided into four separate sections, each dedicated to works created during a specific time in Jung’s life, and stands as a singular opportunity for visitors to vividly visualize the dynamic evolution of Jung’s aesthetic approach. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2022-0600 or visit www. mmcago.kr

lsquoIllusion and Fantasy’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulThrough May 6An exhibition featuring 30 items, such as paintings, dioramic models and sculptures exploring the penultimate question of life and fantasticality will be held at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul from Feb. 10 to May 6 The seven participating artists tackle this abstruse but critical subject through diverse mediums of artistic expression, which serves as a testament to the limitless possibilities and diversity of contemporary art. Tickets cost 4,000 won. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station on subway line 3 For more information, call (02) 3701-9500 or visit www.mocago. kr

Kathe KollwitzSeoul Museum of ArtThrough April 19The Seoul Museum of Art is currently holding an exhibition of Kathe Kollwitz’s work, with some 56 of her original charcoal drawings on display. During her lifetime, Kollwitz, a noted German painter, printmaker and sculptor of the early twentieth century, dealt with visceral social and political issues through her art by examining the poignant dichotomy of the common man’s perpetual social suffering and the pristine veneer of Germany’s rapid industrialization. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first gallery of which details the life of the working class prior to 1914, while the latter gallery, focusing on post-First World War Germany, contains drawings depicting the utter savagery of war Located near exit 1 of City Hall Station on subway line 1 Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2124-5269 or visit www. semaseoul.go. kr

lsquoPark Hyunki 1942-2000: Mandala’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, GwacheonThrough May 25A retrospective exhibition posthumously honoring Park Hyun-ki, unanimously regarded as the father of video art in Korea, is being held at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon through May 25. Throughout his relatively short career, Park distinguished himself from his contemporaries with his innovative interpretation of video as an artistic medium Park’s work is characterized by his singularly remarkable ability to blend old and new, Western and Eastern artistic traditions seamlessly and harmoniously. Located near exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station on subway line 4 Tickets cost 2,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6000 or visit www. mmcago.kr

lsquoThe Subtle Triangle’Seoul Museum of ArtThrough May 10The Seoul Museum of Art is currently holding an exhibition featuring the works of three representative artists of Northeast Asia ? Korea, China, and Japan ? titled “The Subtle Triangle” through May 10 as a thematic expansion of a day-long colloquium the museum hosted in November of last year In recent years, diplomatic relations among the three states have become increasingly strained as a result of differing perspectives on their shared history. Rather than focusing on the contentious and inflammatory facet of present day politics, however, the three artists, each of whom are considered to stand at the forefront of their generation ? Yangachi, Meiro Koizumi and Xu Zhen ? have shifted their agenda to that of regional development and collaboration, and by extension cultural exchanges. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2124-8934 or visit semaseoul.go. kr

lsquoHesse’s Drawing Exhibition’War Memorial of KoreaMay 2-Nov. 1A commemorative exhibition of illustrious Swiss poet and novelist Hermann Hesse’s drawings and photographs documenting his life will be held at the War Memorial of Korea from May 2 to November 1 While more widely known for his influential prose, such as “Siddhartha,” “Steppenwolf” and “Demian,” which probed into existential questions of self-knowledge and spirituality, Hesse was also a prolific and passionate painter, some of whose work will be available for viewing. The exhibition will be divided into five parts, which will take visitors on a lush visual journey from his precocious childhood to the end of his eventful life. Tickets cost 15,000 won for adults, 12,000 won for students and 8,000 won for children and the handicapped. Located near exits 1, 11, or 12 of Samgakji Station on subway line 6 For more information, call (02) 709-3139 or visit www.warmemo. orkr

lsquoButterfly 2015: Wearable Technology Art’Art Center NabiThrough May 8Art Center Nabi is currently holding an exhibition entitled “Butterfly 2015: Wearable Technology Art” through May 8 With the incessant flurry of new technologies, modern artists have increasingly taken to exploring diverse ways to incorporate these developments into their art. Riding on this theme, “Butterfly 2015: Wearable Technology Art” is made all the more remarkable for being the first of its kind in Korea Among the 13 pieces displayed, each contributed by the seven teams of domestic designers and artists involved in this project, are various items of clothing activated by sensors or lit up by LED lights: a sensory overload, in short. For more information, call (02) 2121-1031 or visit www.nabi. orkr

lsquoSymbols of Protection in Korean Art’Ho-Am Art MuseumThrough Feb. 28, 2016Ho-Am Art Museum is currently holding an exhibition comprised of over sixty traditional Korean artworks and artifacts that detail the myriad of superstitions and supernatural beliefs accepted in the past. Tirelessly collected from across gender, class and other social divides, the entire collection of items on display not only offers a valuable glimpse into certain customs and systems of beliefs that were prevalent in the past, but also serves as a wider reflection on the universal nature of such concerns. Tickets cost 4,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for adolescents. For more information, call (031) 310-18012 or visit www.hoammuseumorg.

lsquoThe Illusion in the Mirror: Lee Byung-chan’s Solo Exhibition’Corner Art SpaceThrough May 3

The Corner Art Space is currently holding the second solo exhibition of Korean artist Lee Byung-chan entitled “The Illusion in the Mirror” through May 3 As a student at Incheon Catholic University, Lee was deeply affected by the ongoing government project to build a global hub in Songdo. Inspired by the reverberating ramifications of a fully capitalized city as well as the commodification of the physical spaces that inevitably arise through the discernible cracks, Lee constructs his intricate pieces from the waste derived from construction and development sites, such as promotional banners, plastic bags, and vinyl envelopes. Located near exit 5 of Apgujeong Station on subway line 3 For more information, call (070) 7779-8860 or visit www.cornerartspace. org.

lsquoArchive Story: Kim Dal-jin and Art ‘Kimdaljin Art Archives and MuseumThrough May 31The Kimdaljin Art Archives and Museum is holding an exhibition of artifacts dating back to a bygone era in Korean art, and by extension, social history through May 31. Founded in 2008, the Kimdaljin Art Archives and Museum is famed for being the first official museum dedicated solely to the meticulous preservation and cataloguing of historically significant documents and artworks. Visitors will be able to look at more than 250 relics from Korea’s vibrant past, ranging from pamphlets and leaflets to art history textbooks. For more information, call (02) 730-6216 or visit www.daljinmuseumcom

lsquoWhen Everyday Reveals Itself Out of the Blue’Gallery White BlockThrough April 26Gallery White Block is currently holding an exhibition entitled “When Everyday Reveals Itself Out of the Blue” through April 26. The exhibition, which features the eclectic works of Lee Woo-lim, Lee Chae-young, Hi Kyoung and Hwang Seon-tae, four dominant actors in the domestic contemporary art scene, builds upon the bewildering premise of the unanticipated and unforeseen in life ? events or moments that unexpectedly affect one’s life, for better or worse: the “out of the blue” facet of the showcase. In addition, visitors will benefit from scores of copious notes, drawings and other such materials that inspired each artist’s flow of ideas that are on display alongside the artists’ respective final artwork. For more information, call (031) 992-4400 or visit www.whiteblock. org.

lsquowanmool: A Way of Seeing’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, DeoksugungThrough June 28The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is currently holding an exhibition titled “Gwanmool: A Way of Seeing” through June 28 at its Deoksugung branch. The overarching theme of the exhibition revolves around the proverbial “artist’s gaze” of early Korean modern art, which broke from traditional art in terms of not only observing objects or nature, but also trying to capture the indiscernible essence of the subject and extract a greater and more profound meaning. The exhibition is divided into four parts, all of which represent the gradual progression of the Korean modern artist’s study of and approach towards art. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2022-0600 or visit www. mmcago.kr

lsquoThe Blossoming Scent of Ink: Song Young-bang’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, GwacheonThrough June 28

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is currently hosting a commemorative exhibition aiming to celebrate the illustrious career of Song Young-bang, which spans five eventful decades, at its Gwacheon branch through June 28. Song, better recognized by his pseudonym, Uhyeon, is famously associated with his ink and brush artworks, ranging from landscapes, figures, the ubiquitous flower-and-bird combination of East Asian artistic tradition, and other animals. Tickets cost 2,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6000 or visit www.mmcago. kr

lsquoIci, Con-tinuer’Kim Joong-up Museum of ArchitectureThrough May 10The Kim Joong-up Museum of Architecture is currently holding an architecture exhibition through May 10 in collaboration with the French Embassy, the French Institute and Architecture Association in Seoul. No words can adequately explicate the massive influence architect Kim Joong-up has had on the development of Korean modern architecture. While already established in Korea as a professor at the Department of Architecture in Seoul National University, Kim decided to further hone his art under the invaluable tutelage of the father of modern architecture himself, Le Corbusier The five prolific years Kim spent in Paris are manifested in what is largely considered to be his iconic masterpiece, which deftly combines elements of both traditional Korean and modern French architectural properties: the French embassy in Seoul. Given the above, the primary mission of the exhibition aims to further consolidate and enhance the Franco-Korean connection in the spirit of Kim’s artistic approach. The exhibition is divided into three parts, each focusing on the notion of temporal, human, or artistic continuity, respectively, and will feature over 200 works, including haphazard sketches, models, and photographs, of multiple artists, both French and Korean. Tickets cost 2,000 won for adults, 1,000 won for Anyang residents and free for children below 3 and senior citizens over 65. For more information, call (031) 687-0909 or visit www.ayac. orkr

Dirk BraeckmanGallery BatonThrough May 16

Gallery Baton is currently hosting a solo exhibition of Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman through May 16. The primary elements of Braekman’s work lie in the mundane facts of life, exemplified by the physical spaces that continue to exist without fanfare. Such unremarkable backdrops included in Braeckman’s repertoire include empty corridors, blank walls, ramshackle hotels, and moth-eaten curtains riddled with a pattern of holes. In comparison to the mass commercialization of meaningless, characterless spaces frequented by the modern man, ranging from shopping malls to airports, the unobtrusive milieus scrutinized by Braeckman are rendered insignificant. For more information, call (02) 597-5701 or visit www.gallerybaton. com

Bill ViolaKukje GalleryThrough May 3The Kukje Gallery will hold Bill Viola’s third solo show at the gallery through May 3 Viola is a contemporary American video artist, considered a leading figure in the medium of video. This exhibition will consist of seven individual video installations that serve to examine and raise critical questions concerning the abstract concept of time. Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to view Bill Viola’s works that were created between 2005 and 2014. Located near exit 1 of Anguk Station on subway line 3 For more information, call (02) 735-8449 or visit www. kukjegallery.com

lsquoObjectology II: Make’National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, GwacheonThrough June 28The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is currently holding an exhibition at its Gwacheon branch through June 28 as a follow-up of another show back in 2014. While “Objectology I: Design and Art” focused on the viewer’s attention on the norms and values by which objects become privatized, “Objectology II: Make” aims to place the emphasis more on the correlation of the pragmatic or practical objects and people. By showcasing the works of visual artists, whose work depends upon such a relational framework, visitors can witness such interplay at hand. Admission is free. Located near exit 4 of Seoul Grand Park Station on subway line 4 For more information, call (02) 2188-6000 or visit www. mmcago.kr

lsquoSpace Life’Ilmin Museum of ArtThrough May 17The Ilmin Museum of Art is holding its first exhibition of 2015, entitled “Space Life,” through May 17. Centering on NASA images borrowed from the organization’s archives, the exhibition also features more than 30 pieces of different contemporary artists’ interpretations of outer space. Tickets cost 4,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for students, including university students. Located near exit 5 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5 For more information, call (02) 2020-2050 or visit ilmin.org.

lsquoMillet, Barbizon amp Fontainebleau’Seoul Olympic Museum of ArtThrough May 10The Seoul Olympic Museum of Art is holding a retrospective exhibition of work by French realist painter Jean-Francois Millet, celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth, from Jan. 25 to May 10. The exhibition features painting collections from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston including his four masterpieces: “The Sower,” “Potato Planters,” “Harvesters Resting (Ruth and Boaz)” and “Young Shepherdess.” Located near exit 1 of Mongchontoseong Station on subway line 8 Tickets cost 8,000 won for children, 10,000 won for students under 18, and 14,000 won for adults. For more information, call 1588-2618 or visit www.milletseoul. com

The Children’s MuseumNational Museum of KoreaOpen RunThe Children’s Museum run by the National Museum of Korea provides an opportunity for children to see the lifestyles of Koreans in the past. The museum also exhibits duplicated versions of Korea’s national treasures, which visitors can touch. In the “hands-on” activity room, children can play traditional Korean music instruments. Located near exit 2 of Ichon Station, subway line 4 and Jungang Line. Admission is free. For more information, visit www. museumgo.kr

Gwacheon National Science MuseumGwacheon, Gyeonggi ProvinceOpen RunThe museum has revamped its programs, highlighted by a wider variety of natural history items such as dinosaurs and also items on space technology. Located near exit 5 of Seoul Grand Park Station, subway line 4 Tickets cost 2,000 won for children and 4,000 won for adults. For more information, call (02) 3677-1500 or visit www. sciencecentergo.kr

K-League Classic

Saturday, April 18

Jeonbuk vs. JejuJeonju at 2 pm

Suwon vs. SeoulSuwon at 3 pm

Gwangju vs. Seongnam Gwangju at 4 pm

Sunday, April 19

Incheon vs. UlsanIncheon at 2 pm

Busan vs. JeonnamBusan at 4 pm

Daejeon vs. Pohang Pohang at 4 pm

KBO League

Friday, April 17

KT vs. SamsungDaegu at 6:30 pm

LG vs. SK Moonhak at 6:30 pm

Lotte vs. DoosanJamsil at 6:30 pm

NC vs. Hanhwa Daejeon at 6:30 pm

Nexen vs. KIA Gwangju at 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 18

KT vs. SamsungDaegu at 5 pm

LG vs. SK Moonhak at 5 pm

Lotte vs. DoosanJamsil at 5 pm

NC vs. Hanhwa Daejeon at 5 pm

Nexen vs. KIA Gwangju at 5 pm

Sunday, April 19

LG vs. SK Moonhak at 2 pm

NC vs. Hanhwa Daejeon at 2 pm

Nexen vs. KIA Gwangju at 2 pm

KT vs. SamsungDaegu at 5 pm

Lotte vs. DoosanJamsil at 5 pm

Tuesday, April 21

Hanhwa vs. LGJamsil at 6:30 pm

Lotte vs. KIA Gwangju at 6:30 pm

Doosan vs. Nexen Mokdong at 6:30 pm

SK vs. KT Suwon at 6:30 pm

Samsung vs. NC Masan at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 22

Hanhwa vs. LGJamsil at 6:30 pm

Lotte vs. KIA Gwangju at 6:30 pm

Doosan vs. Nexen Mokdong at 6:30 pm

SK vs. KT Suwon at 6:30 pm

Samsung vs. NC Masan at 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 23

Hanhwa vs. LGJamsil at 6:30 pm

Lotte vs. KIA Gwangju at 6:30 pm

Doosan vs. Nexen Mokdong at 6:30 pm

SK vs. KT Suwon at 6:30 pm

Samsung vs. NC Masan at 6:30 pm

Gwacheon Seoul Race Track

The Gwacheon Seoul Race Track holds races from 10:30 am to 5:10 pm, every Saturday and Sunday. Get off at Seoul Racecourse Park Station, subway line 4, exit 3 For more information, call (02) 509-1114 or visit www.kraco. kr

SOURCE: The Korea Times