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Calendar of Korean Events in Toronto

Want to know what’s happening? Then you’ve come to the right place. We list all the Korean events in Toronto here – whether it’s a festival, concert, film, party or sports event. If it’s got a Korean connection, then we want you to know about it! Plus we’ll give you all the necessary info we can so you can attend the fun Korean events, including how much it costs (if it’s not free) and where to buy tickets. Check back regularly to stay in the know on Korean events in Toronto. You know we have you covered!

September

Film poster courtesy of Show Box

Film poster courtesy of Show Box

Assassination (암살)

  • What:  Set in the 1930s about a plot take out a pro-Japanese group. But there’s a twist! Another group is trying to take out the assassins 
  • Where: Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Opens Friday, August 7th **Still playing**
  • Why: Assassins trying to take out assassins. Sounds interesting to me!
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Film poster courtesy of Well Go USA

Film poster courtesy of Well Go USA

Memories Of The Sword (협녀: 칼의 기억)

  • What:  Set in the Goryo Dynasty, it’s a story about betrayal, revenge and justice.
  • Where: No info yet but probably Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Opens Friday, August 28th **Still playing**
  • Why: Swordplay and Lee Byung Hun (이병헌)
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Courtesy of TIFF

Courtesy of TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

  • What: The 40th Toronto Internation Film Festival 
  • Where: Several venues in Toronto
  • When: September 10th – 20th
  • Why: Great films, lots of great films you may not be able to see otherwise. There are 3 Korean films this year.
  • How much:
    • Individual tickets: $25-48 for adults ($18-30 for 25 & under)
    • Packages: $75-1,500

 

The Beauty Inside (뷰티 인사이드)

  • What:  Based on an American film, Woo Jin is a different person every time he wakes up but despite that, he falls in love with Yi Soo.
  • Where: No info yet but probably Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Opens Friday, September 11th
  • Why: The preview for the film looked sweet. I’ll bet it’s a great date flick.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Poster courtesy of SBS

Poster courtesy of SBS

Kpop Star 5 Global Audition

  • What:  Apply online to audition for Kpop Star 5. Auditions open May 18, 2015 ~ the day of Audition.
  • Where: Specific location will be announced in later date
  • When:  September 12, 2015 (Toronto audition)
  • Why: You could be the next K-pop sensation. 
  • How much: Free
  • For more info: Check out their website

 

Veteran (베테랑)

  • ** Please note: while this film was originally listed on the Cineplex website as opening on August 21st, but as it’s having its North American premiere at TIFF the Cineplex date has changed.**
  • What: A police detective runs into problems investigating a high-profile case when it leads the heir of a powerful conglomerate. 
  • Where: Not confirmed but probably Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Opens Friday, September 25th
  • Why: It’s got an interesting plot.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Image courtesy of TGM

Image courtesy of TGM

Highlight 2015 Tour with BTS

  • What: BTS, yes Bangtan Boys, are coming to Toronto (and three cities in the US) for a tour this September. Sources say the venue will be intimate (1000 person capacity) with high-touch.
  • Where: Not confirmed yet
  • When: September 27th, 2015 (Toronto)
    • San Francisco – September 22nd, 2015
      Houston – September 24th, 2015
      Atlanta – September 26th, 2015
  • Why: It’s BTS!! In concert!

 

Image courtesy of TR Canada

Image courtesy of TR Canada

Illionaire (Dok2, The Quiett & Beenzino)

  • What: Illionaire is coming back to Toronto and this time Beenzino will be joining Dok2 and The Quiett!
  • Where:  The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue)
  • When: Sunday, September 27th 
  • Why: Beenzino! Dok2! The Quiett! It’s going to rock!!
  • How much: $76-$220
  • Tickets: Online (starting August 26th @ 6:00 pm)

 

숨[suːm] concert

  • What: 숨[suːm] is coming to Toronto as a part of the Small World Music Festival.
  • Where: Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw Street, Studio 101, Toronto)
  • When: Tuesday, September 29th @ 7:30 pm
  • Why: Modern music on traditional instruments.
  • How much: Advance: $15, at the Door: $20

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October

Poster courtesy of YG

Poster courtesy of YG

BIGBANG concert in Toronto

  • What: BIGBANG is finally coming to Toronto! Let you VIP out and come party with BIGBANG at their 2015 World Tour ‘MADE’ in Canada. Don’t wait, they’ll sell out fast!
  • Where: Air Canada Centre (ACC)
  • When: Tuesday, October 13th @ 8:00 pm 
  • Why: Umm… because it’s BIGBANG and they’re coming to Toronto?!
  • How much: It looks like they will be $65-250 but will update as soon as more info is available
  • Tickets: Online 
    • Earlybird – Tuesday, June 9th @ 10:00 am EST 
    • Regular – Friday, June 12th @ 10:00 am EST

 

2015 K-pop Halloween Party

  • What: A Halloween K-pop dance party.
  • Where: Club 120 (120 Church Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto)
  • When: Friday October 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm 
  • Why: It’s fun to dance to K-pop~ It’s even more fun to dress up in costume and dance to K-pop.
  • How much: $11 (earlybird until June 30th), $16 (online)

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Want your event listed? Please let us know!! Send an email to the editor at cindy@ATKmagazine.com about any Korean-related event, concert, film, performance or festival and we’ll add it to the calendar. Invite us to cover your event and we’ll help promote it too! ^^

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