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Film Screening: ‘Memory of Forgotten War’

This Friday, Aug. 29, the K.W. Lee Center will be holding a film screening of Memory of Forgotten War, a documentary about the Korean War and divided family members. Heebok Kim and Suntae Chun will also be on hand as guest speakers.

The screening is free admission, and it is open to people of all ages. You can RSVP by emailing kaylt.interns@gmail.com.

Friday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.

Korean Education Center
680 Wilshire Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005
1st Floor Assembly Hall

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LA Korean Cultural Festival’s 4th Kpop Singing & Dancing Battle

Have you dreamed of taking the stage like your favorite K-pop singers? The Korea Daily (Joongang Ilbo) and the LA Korean Festival Foundation (LAKFF) may have just what you’re looking for to make your daydreams a bit more concrete.

The 4th K-pop Singing & Dancing Battle is back, and it kicks off with a preliminary round on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Finalists will then compete at the 41st Korean Cultural Festival on Friday, Sept. 19 at Seoul International Park in Koreatown.

The first-place winner will receive $500 and a free smartphone. Two second place winners will receive $200 each, and two popularity prizes in the form of $100 will be awarded to another two teams.

To enter, contestants and the majority of group members should be: non-Korean or Korean with mixed racial background whose native language is not Korean, or a 2nd/3rd generation Korean American born and raised in the U.S., whose native language is not Korean. All persons under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

You can register at this link until 5 p.m. on Aug. 29 for free! For more information, you can visit www.lakoreanfestival.org, email ukdec2013@gmail.com or call (213) 368-2675/2543. You can also RSVP at the event’s Facebook page.

Preliminary Round
Saturday, Sept. 6
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Korean Cultural Center
5505 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Final Round
Friday, September 19
Seoul International Park in LA Koreatown (Friday night of the Korean Cultural Festival)

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Block Party

KTOWN Night Market x OC Block Party

It’s back! The first KTOWN Night Market in Los Angeles was a blast, so the obvious decision is to have another one.

This time, the festival makes its way over to Orange County at Angel Stadium of Anaheim! The OC Block Party is pretty much set to be a fantastic and food-filled time. Click here to find out how to secure a free ticket (while supplies last). You can also visit the official KTOWN Night Market website and check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Aug. 22
4 p.m. to Midnight

Saturday, Aug. 23
2 p.m. to Midnight

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E Gene Autry Way Anaheim, CA 92806

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Chicago Main Event Concert

K-Fest Main Event Concert, the musical highlight of the evening, will feature 2 Fast 2 Furious actor and rapper MC JIN, Rob Campman (aka Southstar), Korean Canadian J-Reyez, Minnesota’s Lil Crazed and Chicago’s very own Jargon. The concert is set to take place in the Northside Prep High School Auditorium on August 10 at 6:00 p.m. and tickets will be priced at $20-$45.

The Main Event will also be dedicated to bringing more awareness to the suffering that the people of Gaza are currently experiencing due to the ongoing Gaza-Israel conflict. A cut of the proceeds will be donated to the relief effort in Gaza. Samuel Bain, an event co-founder, said, “Samuel Bain says, “We hope that through this small effort we can highlight the need to end the needless killing of non-combatant men, women and children.”

Click here for ticket information.

Click here to read more about the artists.

WHEN:

Sunday, August 10th

WHERE:

Northside College Prep High School
School 5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

 

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KOCCA’s Korean Americans in Hollywood Mentor Seminar

This post is sponsored by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

On Aug. 22, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) will be hosting the 2014 Korean Americans in Hollywood Mentor Seminar at The Korea Center in Los Angeles, starting at 1:30 p.m. The seminar will feature leading Korean Americans working in Hollywood as studio executives, producers, agents, and managers, who will discuss their understandings of Hollywood business structures and current trends.

Friday, Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m.

The Korea Center
5509 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

For more information on the event and how to register, click here.

Hallyu Camp

Third Annual Hallyu Camp

The Korean Wave, or hallyu, has grown into a global phenomenon, and if you’re in need of a bit of guidance, the 3rd Annual Hallyu Camp is for you!

The Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission are offering an expanded program of a week-long exploration of K-pop’s cultural roots from August 11-15.

American campers will be able to collaborate with Korean peers in different workshops, language learning, discussion and creative multimedia projects led by local artists and instructors from KCC’s King Sejong Institute.

To register and to find a detailed schedule and course outline for Hallyu Camp 2014, visit the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. website.

Tuition is $150 per student. The camp will be accepting 20-30 participants, ages 13-19. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day.

August 11-15, Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742

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KAC Chicago – ‘Bongsunhwa’ Play by the Seoul Metropolitan Theatre

In an effort to share an important part of Korean history and to spread awareness about human sex trafficking around the world, the Korean American Coalition of Chicago (KACC) will be partially subsidizing the price for a number seats for “Bongsunhwa,” a play by the Seoul Metropolitan Theatre depicting the experiences of “comfort women” during the Japanese colonial rule.

“Bongsunhwa” will be performed on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois, and will also provide English subtitles.

KACC is offering its members a subsidized price for a number of premiere center viewing seats (Section S). To view discounted member prices for the tiered seating, click here for the Facebook event. For other ticket inquiries, call Korea Daily at (847) 228-7200 (ext. 122).

Saturday, Aug. 2
7 p.m.

North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, Illinois 60077

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