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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Culture Day, the Last Wednesday of Every Month


On the last Wednesday of each month, designated a 'Culture Day', public culture centers are open to citizens with discounted or free admission fee.

A 'Culture day’, first started in January 2014, is designed to foster more involvement in the culture and arts in their everyday life by providing culture related offers on the day.

Various public cultural facilities and centers invite people by running exclusive programs, screening movies, extending operation hours and offering discounts or even giving out free tickets.


Below is a list of 'Culture Day' offers provided by public institutions.
No.
Institution
Place
Time
Title
Culture Day offer
Open to
Contact
1
Daegu Arts Center
East outdoor stage
19:00-20:00
Contemporary Dance Concert
Free
Everyone
606-6314
2
Daegu Art Museum
Daegu Art Museum
10:00~20:00
Admission fee discount & extended operation hours
50% discount in admission fee & open until 20:00
Everyone
790-3015
3
Korean Bronzeware Museum in Daegu
Yugi Culture Room
10:00~19:00
Korean Bronzeware
Free admission to photo exhibition
Everyone
606-6171
4
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
Experience Room (2F)
History Room(3F),
Herbal garden(rooftop)
18:00~21:00
Oriental Medicine Program
Open until 21:00
20% discount after 18:00
Everyone
253-4729
6
Bongsan Culture Center
Exhibition Room 4
18:00
Gallary talk with Curator's Commentary
Free
Everyone
661-3521
7
Ayang Art Center
Ayang Hall
19:30~20:30
Guitar&Folk Song 'Chorus'
Free
350 people
(apply in advance)
230-3311
8
Ansim Library
children's library / reference library
09:30~22:00
Double the number of rentals with extended days
Double the number of rentals with extended days
All renters
980-2614
9
Seo-gu Culture Cneter
Concert Hall
19:00
Movie Screening
Free
by order of arrival
663-3083
10
Seo-gu Children's Library
Seogu Seniors Welfare Center Main Hall
18:00~19:00
Korean traditional opera for children
Free
200 people (by order of arrival)
663-3701
11
Daeduk Culture Center
Daegu Music Factory - Changong Hall
19:30~21:00
Fusion Korean Music 'Yi-Eo-Rang'
50% discount
(10,000won)
90 people
(age of 8 or above)
664-3111
12
Eoeul Art Center
Main Concert Hall
19:30~20:40
with classic
Free
400 people (by order of arrival)
665-3081
13
Gususan Library
AV Room
14:00
Screen Movie
Free
100 people (by order of arrival)
665-4265
14
Suseong Artpia
Hoban Gallary
10:00~20:00
Yoo Hyeon Exhibition
Extended operation time & curator's commentary at 19:00
Everyone
668-1580
15
Yonghak Library
AV Room (B1)
14:00
Screen Movie
'Ben Hur'
Free
120 people
(by order of arrival)
668-1721
16
Chaek-Supgil Library
AV Room (3F)
14:00
Screen Movie
'A Thousand Times Good Night'
Free
30 people people (by order of arrival)
666-4389
17
Pa-dong Library
Cultural Lecture Room (First Floor)
14:00
Screen Movie 'Pace Maker'
Free
20 people
(by order of arrival)
668-1801
18
Beomeo Library
Kim Man-yong Park Su-nyeon Hall (B1)
14:00
Cinema in Library
Free
140 people
(by order of arrival)
668-1621
18:30
World Arts & Movie
Free
140 people
(by order of arrival)
668-1621
Gallary Ars'S
10:00~19:00
Gyeon, Seok-gi Photo Exhibition
Open until 19:00 & Free admission
Everyone
668-1621
19
Seongseo Library
Eoeulim space (3F)
19:00
Screen Movie
Free
50 people
(by order of arrival)
667-4900
20
Dowon Library
AV Room (3F)
19:00
Screen Movie
Free
50 people
(by order of arrival)
667-4840
21
Bonri Library
AV Room (3F)
19:00
Screen Moive
Free
50 people
(by order of arrival)
667-4930
22
Dalseo Children's Library
AV Room (4F)
18:00
Screen Movie
Free
50 people
(by order of arrival)
667-4860
23
Dalseong Culture Center
Baknyeon Hall
11:00 / 16:00
Fantasy Concert
Free
250 people
715-1273
24
Dalseong Library
AV Room (3F)
14:00
Screen Movie
Free
50 people
(by order of arrival)
584-0011

Cool Down the Summer Heat at Daegu Art Museum!

[Image source : http://www.daeguartmuseum.org]

Daegu Art Museum offers 50% discount for two weeks starting September 1st and gives a 'talk concert', the collaboration work with Daegu Opera House on September 11th.
Because the temperature inside the museum is maintained to 24 degrees celcius all year long in order to protect art pieces, the Daegu Art Museum is a perfect place to avoid heat and enjoy cultural leisure.
Daegu Art Museum offers a 50% discount on admission fee from September 1st to 13th. In addition, a talk concert 'Opera to Art, Art to Opera' is given at 3 pm on September 11th. The concert is a collaboration work between Daegu Art Museum and Daegu Opera House and expected to have a positive interaction between the two art organizations as well as giving a great opportunity to citizens to appreciate the masterpiece.

This year, the concert includes opera arias from 'Tosca' and 'La Boheme' both by Puccini, and 'Fidelio', the only opera composed by Beethoven.

Visit Daegu Art Museum website(english) for more information.

Operating Hours: April~October 10:00-19:00 
Exhibition Explanation Sessions: 14:00, 16:00 (Korean)
Admission Fee: Adult 5,000won / Youth 3,000won/ Children 2,000won

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

KAPS (Korean Animal Protection Society) Movie Time

The Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to housing, feeding and caring for stray cats and dogs. Their goal is to find new homes for all of them, but KAPS’s kindness has no expiration date, so the cats and dogs that get passed by can stay in their shelters as long as necessary.


KAPS has two branches in Daegu – one for dogs and one for cats. Now and then they host a movie event where people can drop by, watch a movie (usually about animals, of course!), and play with the kitties. There are dozens of cats big and small, friendly and skittish, and having people play with them helps to socialize the cats and make them easier to adopt out.
A few weeks ago we watched “Zootopia”, which the cats didn’t seem to care for, probably because there are no cats in the city of Zootopia. (Cats are so narcissistic.) But I didn’t watch it either; I was absorbed in a high-stakes game of “chase the hamburger” with a handful of kittens and a plush hamburger toy.

And two of them were strangely preoccupied with the strap from my camera.
The little cutie above, named Doona, broke my heart with that sad look as we were leaving. But she’s so adorable, she’ll find a forever home soon, so I’m not too worried!

The movie-watching event is held now and then, about once or twice a month. They ask for a small donation toward the running of the shelter (cat food ain’t cheap!), and if you have time you can help tidy up a bit. But the regular volunteers do a great job of keeping things livable and quite nice for the furry residents. Their efforts go a long way toward making life better for countless animals not just in Daegu but across the country.

For more information and to help at any of KAPS’s volunteer events, visit one of the following:

Facebook:  facebook.com/KAPSAnimals (English)
Naver:  cafe.naver.com/kapsvolunteer (Korean)
Website:  www.koreananimals.or.kr (Korean)