Upcoming Events, May 2015

Exhibitions

2015 Democracy, Human Rights, and Peace Exhibition: Dad’s Best Years

2015 민주인권평화전아빠의 청춘
Venue: Gwangju Museum of Art
Dates: March 13, 2015 – June 7, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
Price: 500 won
Directions: Take bus no. 64 and 83 to the Gwangju Biennale bus stop or bus no. 83 to the Gwangju Biennale Entrance bus stop.
Phone: 062-613-7100.
Website: http://www.artmuse.gwangju.go.kr/

Gwangju Business Inauguration ∙ Franchise Exhibition 2015

2015 광주창업프랜차이즈박람회
Venue: Kim Dae Jung Convention Center
Dates: May 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015
Price: 3000 won (free with advance registration)
Directions: Take bus no. 01, 38, and 1000 to Kim Dae Jung Convention Center or bus no. 02, 20, 39, 62, 69, 73, 270, 518, and 761 to the Chonnam High School Entrance or bus no. 64 and 518 to 5/18 Park (Kim Dae Jung Convention Center); or, take the subway to Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, exit 5.
Phone: 062-611-2000
Website: http://www.fitex.kr/

Beautiful World Meeting with Lights Exhibition

Venue: Children’s Gallery at Gwangju Museum of Art
Dates: until May 17
Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. / Closed on Mondays
Price: Free
Directions: Take bus no. 64 and 83 to the Gwangju Biennale bus stop or bus no. 83 to the Gwangju Biennale Entrance bus stop.
Phone: 062-613-7100
Website: http://www.artmuse.gwangju.go.kr/

Festivals

Gokseong International Rose Festival곡성 세계장미축제
Venue: Seomjingang Train Village and Rose Park (232, Gichamaeul Street, Ogok Township, Gokseong County, South Jeolla Province)
Dates: May 22 – 31
Programs: Rose gardens, rose flower parade, and hands-on experiences
Directions: Take the intercity bus at Gwangju bus terminal and get off at Gokseong bus terminal (1 hour). From there, take the local bus for Yeongun park (영운공원). Walk 500 meters to Seomjingang Train Village.
Phone: 061-360-8252
Website: http://www.simcheong.com

Namwon Chunhyang Festival 남원 춘향제

Venue: Gwanghalluwon and Yocheon Stream area (337, Yocheon Street, Namwon, North Jeolla Province)          Dates: May 22 – 25

Programs: Chunhyang gukak (traditional music) contest, chunhyang selection contest, love lamp parade, gukak feast, pansori (epic stories told through song), chunhyangga song, performers from overseas,  healing walking contest, gilnori (road game) performance, etc.

Directions: Take the intercity bus at Gwangju bus terminal and get off at Namwon bus terminal (1 hour). From there, take the local bus no. 220 for Chu-eo samgeori (추어삼거리). Walk 325 meters to Gwanghalluwon (5 minutes).

Phone: 063-632-5801

Website: http://www.chunhyang.org

Boseong Green Tea Festival 보성 다향제 대축제

Venue: Korean Tea and Sori Cultural Park, Boseong tea fields (165 Songjae Street, Boseong Village, Boseong County, South Jeolla Province)
Dates: May 22 – 26
Programs: Opening ceremony, tea art festival, hanbok fashion show, tea ceremony performance, music concerts, and hands-on experience programs including tea leaf picking, tea making, tea bowl making, green tea beauty and health experience, green tea sampling, green tea soap making, and tour of green tea fields
Directions: Take the intercity bus at Gwangju bus terminal and get off at Boseong terminal (90 minutes). From Boseong bus terminal, take Boseong-Gunhak (보성-군학) bus to Daehan Dawon (대한다원; 15 minutes).
Phone: 061-850-5223 ext. 4
Website: http://dahyang.boseong.go.kr/index.boseong

Hampyeong Butterfly Festival 함평 나비대축제

Venue: Hampyeong Expo Park area (27, Gonjae Street, Hampyeong Township, Hampyeong County, South Jeolla Province)
Dates: May 1 – 10
Programs: Butterfly and plant exhibits, walking through fields of wildflowers and observing the butterflies in their natural habitat, butterfly catching and flying, street parade, and rice planting and plowing experience.
Directions: Take the intercity bus at Gwangju bus terminal and get off at Hampyeong terminal (30 minutes). From Hampyeong terminal, go 200 meters towards the Court Office (법원, 등기소). Turn right at the 3-way intersection and follow the sign for the Hampyeong Expo Park.
Phone: 061-320-3364
Website: http://www.hampyeong.go.kr/2008_hpm/hpm16/sub/020304.php#

Damyang Bamboo Festival 담양 대나무축제

Venue: Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) area (282, Hyanggyo Village, Damyang Township, Damyang County, South bamboo clipartJeolla Province)
Dates: May 1 – 5
Programs: Bamboo fair, bamboo musical instrument performance contest, bamboo-cutting sword championship, writing and painting competition, making daetongsul (bamboo-bottled traditional liquor), riding a bamboo raft, fishing with bamboo basket
Directions: Take the intercity bus (no. 311) at Gwangju bus terminal, get off at the Juknokwon bus stop (1 hour), and cross the street.
Phone: 061-382-1330
Website: http://www.bamboofestival.co.kr

Bitnoriya in Yeosu 여수 빛노리야

Venue: Geobukseon Park and Dolsan Park (85, Hak Neighborhood, Yeosu, South Jeolla Province)

Date: May 10, sunset-23:00 (no lighting in case of rain)

Programs: Eco-friendly LED lights adorn areas around the lake, trees and buildings. Visitors can walk through the tunnel of hope, visit sunflower park and fun photo zones, and hang wish cards.

Directions: Take the intercity bus at Gwangju bus terminal and get off at Yeosu Intercity Bus Terminal (1hour and 20 minutes). From there, take local bus no. 111 to the Dolsan park entrance (돌산 공원 입구; 32 minutes).

Phone: 061-659-4549  Website: http://www.yeosu.go.kr

Performances

Gwangju International Center May Concert

Venue: Bitgoeul Citizen Culture Center
Date: May 10
Time: 5.00 p.m.
Admission: Free, Tickets need to be picked up in advance
Directions: Gwangju Park / Jungang Bridge (south) bus stops
Phone: 062-226-2733
Website: http://www.gic.or.kr

The Art of Seduction (Play) 작업의 정석광주

Venue: Postal Insurance Gwangju Building, Good Feel Theater
Date: April 10 – May 10
Time: 8p.m. weekdays, 4p.m. and 7p.m. Saturday, 2p.m. and 5p.m. Sunday (no performances on Monday)
Admission: 30,000 won
Directions: Take bus no. 46, 22, or 1000 to Jijeokgonsa (Korean Cadastral Corporation)
Phone: 1600-6689
Website: http://ticket. Interpark.com

3 Days With My Mom (Play) 친정엄마와 23광주

Venue: Gwangju Culture & Art Center
Date: May 23 – May 24
Time: 3p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Admission: R seats 77,000 won, S seats 66,000 won, A seats 55,000 won
Directions: Gwangju Culture & Art Center bus stop
Phone: 1588-0766
Website: http://ticket. Interpark.com

CATS Original (Musical) 캣츠 내한공연여수

Venue: 1003, Sijeon Neighborhood, Yeosu, South Jeolla Province
Date: May 22 – May 24
Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Admission: Jellicle seats 140,000 won, R seats 140,000 won, S seats 110,000 won, A seats 90,000 won, B seats 70,000 won
Directions: Take bus no. 52, 61, 76, 82 to Ungcheon G-well apartment
Phone: 1588-0766
Website: http://www.ticketmaru.co.kr 

Sports

Gwangju FC Soccer

Date Match team Time
3 Jeonnam Dragons 2 p.m.
9 Suwon Bluewings 2 p.m.
17 Pohang Steelers 2 p.m.
24 Busan Ipark 2 p.m.
30 Jeju United 2 p.m.

KIA Tigers Baseball

Date Match team Time
1 SK Wyverns 6:30 p.m.
2 SK Wyverns 5 p.m.
3 SK Wyverns 2 p.m.
12-14 KT Wiz 6:30 p.m.
15 Doosan Bears 6:30 p.m.
16 Doosan Bears 5 p.m.
17 Doosan Bears 2 p.m.
22 Samsung Lions 6:30 p.m.
23 Samsung Lions 5 p.m.
24 Samsung Lions 2 p.m.
29 NC Dinos 6:30 p.m.
30-31 NC Dinos 5 p.m.

Movies

Finding Vivian Maier 비비안 마이어를 찾아서 [Documentary]

Starring: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Synopsis: The movie tells the story of career nanny Vivian Maier as an accomplished photographer.

Still Alice 스틸 엘리스 [PG-13, Drama]

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Synopsis: The happily married wife of a renowned linguistics professor is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Deep Blue Sea 블루씨 [R, Drama, Romance]

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston

Synopsis: The wife of a British judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Whiplash 위플래쉬 [R, Drama] and Remi Panossian Trio Jazz Concert [May 2]

Starring: Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons

Synopsis: A promising young drummer enrolls at a music conservatory, where he is mentored by a professor who abuses his students.

*Remi Panossian Trio Jazz Concert will follow after the screening of this movie (May 2)

Secret 不能說的秘密 [Romance, Fantasy]

Starring: Jay Chou, Gwei Lun-mei

Synopsis: A piano prodigy encounters two mysterious students at a college of arts.

Little Forest: Winter and Spring リトル・フォレスト 冬・春 [Drama]

Starring: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka

Synopsis: A young woman, who used to live in a big city, returns to her rural mountain village and while there, she lives self-sufficiently, taking advantage of local seasonal ingredients.

Le Havre 아브르 [Drama]

Starring: Andre Wilms, Blondin Miguel

An African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre and an old shoe shiner hides him from the authorities.

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