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Gochang Raspberry Wine and Food Festival

I got an e-mail from someone doing a meetup for the Gochang Raspberry Wine and Food Festival. It looks like a lot of fun, so you should check it out.
Cheers,
Dan
Dear Seoul Eats,
I am a Korean-American living and working in Seoul. My friend, Rio, and I are trying to give expat and native Korean Seoullites opportunities to conveniently experience various festivals and cultural events throughout Korea. You can find our new meetup group at:http://www.meetup.com/Seoullite-Korean-Festivals-and-Events.

Next weekend (June 10th-12th), the annual Gochang Raspberry Wine and Food Festival is taking place in Gochang City. This festival features 복분자 (raspberry wine), 장어 (eel) and 수박 (water melon). We have organized an all-inclusive overnight trip leaving Saturday morning and returning Sunday morning for the first 80 confirmed guests. Included for 70,000 KRW is round-trip transportation, meals, participation in the festival (various free food samples and drinks are available there), to include an exclusive Nanta performance, an evening all-you-can-eat (and drink!) BBQ party for attendees, and lodging at a civic center nearby. Details can be found on the attached flyer. Below is the schedule of events.

Schedule: 2011.6.11 (Saturday)

09:00 Depart via bus outside Hongik University Station (Line 2), Exit 3
12:00 Arrive at Gochang Festival place
12:30 ~ Festival (exclusive Nanta performance at 3PM)
20:00 Civic Center ( 30 pp will share 1 Big room )
20: 00 ~ All-you-can-eat BBQ and drink party

6.12 (Sunday)
09:30 Light breakfast provided
11:30-12:00 Bus arrives back in Seoul

RSVPs can be made by e-mailing me at [email protected] or through the meetup website. Please include full name of all guests and age as well. A reply will be sent with payment information. Additional details can be found on the link above. I hope you can attend and appreciate any help in getting the word out via your blog or otherwise!
Best,
John

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Next Fermentation Celebration

The next Fermentation Celebration will be on June 18. I am looking forward to this! Here is some information if you would like to be a participant. Our company, O’ngo Food is hoping to participate and we’ll be giving gift certificates for our tours and cooking classes. Here is the info:



who are we?
Fermentation Celebration is a community event that invites Koreans and expats to showcase healthy homemade food and drinks to share. Our first event in March 2011 was so successful that for 4 hours, we completely filled Craftworks Taphouse with people looking to taste and buy!

on June 18, 2011

To accommodate the overwhelming response to FC1, we want to take the next Fermentation Celebration outside as a Block Party along HBC and Gyeongnidan. This time, we want to involve not only homebrewers and hobbyists, but local restaurants too.
As a participant, you will be asked to:
ø provide a space either inside or outside for a Fermenter(s) to give out samples ø team up with a Fermenter to create a unique fermented dish or provide accompanying samples of a house dish
As a participant, you can expect: ø 500+ expected attendees ø publicity via media coverage ø reputation as a community-oriented establishment ø chance to show community your support of healthy, high-quality, locally prepared food
Participation would be a great opportunity for you to get exposure and customers on a Saturday afternoon. Help us make this event unforgettable by joining us!

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Go See Seoul’s First International Improv Festival


My good chum, Maggie Whittum and her comedy troupe: Seoul City Improv is hosting Seoul’s First International Improv Festival bringing teams from all over the world to Seoul. Featured comedy troupes include:

A three day improvstravaganza will include the following troupes: Improv Boston (Boston, USA), Beijing Improv’s Bilingual Improv Group (BIG) (Beijing, China)People’s Liberation Improv (Hong Kong), Seoul City Improv and the newly minted Korean Seoul City Improv! 


It looks to be an exciting event filled with exciting improv comedy and conveniently located in Itaewon.


Here are the details:


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE


Friday, May 13th 8-11 p.m.: 
International Improv Showcase

Our opening night show kicks off with performances from all of the troupes involved. Get to know the performance styles and quirks of all our visiting troupes as they perform a variety of short-form improv games a la “Whose Line is it Anyway?” as well as long-form improv, which is like improvising an entire short play!

Saturday, May 14th 8-11 p.m.: 
Language Extravaganza

Improvised theatre in multiple languages from different cultural perspectives! Come check out improv in Korean, Chinese, English, Spanish and more! Even if you can’t speak all of the languages, you can still enjoy the different takes on this performance style! After-party at Roofers Bar & Grill!

Sunday, May 15th 4-7 p.m.: 
IMPROV DEATHMATCH

Members of the different troupes will be split into two teams that engage each other in an improv competition of epic proportions! A panel of judges and audience votes will determine who is elevated to eternal glory, and who sinks to the bottomless pit of defeat!

Seoul City Improv, Seoul’s premiere improv troupe, celebrates its fourth anniversary in style with Korea’s first ever International Improv Festival!

A three day improvstravaganza will include the following troupes: Improv Boston (Boston, USA), Beijing Improv’s Bilingual Improv Group (BIG) (Beijing, China)People’s Liberation Improv (Hong Kong), Seoul City Improv and the newly minted Korean Seoul City Improv!

Click here for the Facebook event! 

Friday, May 13th: 
International Improv Showcase @ 8:00pm @ Spazio Luce

Saturday, May 14th:
Language Extravaganza @ 8:00pm @ Spazio Luce

Sunday, May 15th:
IMPROV DEATHMATCH
 @ 4:00pm @ Spazio Luce 

Directions to Spazio Luce: Itaewon Stn ex. 2, walk straight 2 blocks past Helios & Villa Sortino. Across from Rocky Mtn Tavern lies Spazio Luce, with an angular frosted glass facade. The theater is B1, & on the 1st floor there is an Italian restuarant which offers 10% off (on food only) for show attendees. 

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Between: A Play about Growing up Adopted

Between: A Play about Growing up Adopted

As an adoptee, I know that growing up adopted can be a bit confusing. It’s a bit like being in limbo at times. I am very interested in seeing what Amy’s take on this is. The play will be playing from April 8. Here is some information on the play:

“Mihyang adeptly embraces her characters ― from a confused young girl, desperate to assimilate in America, to a distraught woman confronting a forbidden pregnancy in Korea ― with heart-felt conviction, shifting the audience from empathy-laden sadness to laughter with ease.”
~ The Korea Herald

In association with Seoul Players: Amy Mihyang, New York actor and writer, will present the Asian Premiere production of “between” in April.

“Dear….mother.” How do you write a letter to the woman who gave you away 20 years ago? Combining adapted work by Asian and adoptee writers and Amy Mihyang’s original writing, “between” encapsulates her experiences as a Korean American woman, a New Yorker, and most of all, a transracial adoptee. Bringing the audience with her on the plane en route from NYC to Korea, the author contrasts her journey with the echoes of other adoptees and those touched by the act of adoption. Mihyang makes us ask ourselves, “Do we need to know where we came from in order to know where we’re going?”
(additional text credit: “Kira” adapted from “China Doll” by Alaina Wong. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Additional adapted text from Yun Jin Carson)

The Seoul production will be fully translated into Korean and English with the use of projected supertitles.

Press Release: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18f-8zJji-RR2zEf0hZcgD99bglHiKV3f9QtAQuDnL3g/edit?hl=en&authkey=CM6auGw

Press Pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/AmyMihyang/PhotosForBetweenPressPacket2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCLKMnNKL9vKOmQE&feat=directlink

Venue: Club After Mainstage, Itaewon, 서울시 용산구 이태원동 132-3
Run Dates: April 8-17, 2011
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
Sundays at 4pm and 6pm
Tickets: 15,000 KRW. All proceeds will go to KUMFA
Booking: [email protected]
More info: www.seoulplayers.com
There will be a talk-back session with the audience following the 4pm Saturday performances.

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Black Day Speed Dating event at Probationary Theatre

My friend Desiree has followed her dream and opened up her own theatre in Seoul. It’s called Probationary Theatre and she is going to have a black day speed dating thing there on the 14th. If you are just going to be sitting around eating jajamyeon (black noodles) that day, maybe you should give it a try. Get more information on their website www.probationarytheatre.com


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