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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!

July

Northern Limit Line (연평해전)

  • What: In June 2002, while everyone is watching South Korea’s national team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, North Korean send two of their patrol boats to the Northern Limit Line, a disputed maritime border near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea and South Korean Battleship 357 finds itself under surprise attack.
  • Where: Not confirmed but probably Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Playing now **last day is Thursday, July 30th**
  • Why: It’s based on a true event.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

A Hard Day (끝까지 간다)

  • What: Homicide detective Go Geon Su is having a very bad day. His mother passes away and Internal Affairs is investigating his unit (including him) for embezzlement. Just when you think the day can’t get any worse, after avoiding a dog on the road, he accidentally commits a fatal hit and run. 
  • Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)
  • When: opens Friday, July 24 (various screenings)
  • Why: It’s a very good, dark, quick-paced thriller. In fact it was one of Cindy’s favourites from TIFF 2014 (you can read her review of A Hard Day here).
  • How much: $13 (online or at TIFF Bell Lightbox)

*****

August

Poster courtesy of KBS

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:  
    • Vancouver, BC: August 1, 2015
    • Los Angeles, CA: August, 8 2015
    • Atlanta, GA: August, 8 2015
    • New York, NY: August, 15 2015
    • Chicago, IL: August, 15 2015
  • Why: You could be the next K-pop sensation. 
  • How much: Free
  • For more info: Check out their website

 

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: Not confirmed but probably Empress Walk Cineplex and Yonge-Dundas Cineplex
  • When: Opens Friday, August 7th
  • Why: Assassins trying to take out assassins. Sounds interesting to me!
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Keith Ape

  • What: Keith Ape is coming to Toronto with his Underwater Kanada Tour. Please note: this is a 19+ event
  • Where: The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street)
  • When: Thursday, August 13th @ 8:30 pm
  • Why: It’s sure to be a good show!

 

Veteran (베테랑)

  • 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, August 21st
  • Why: It’s got an interesting plot.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day (online or at the theatre)

 

Mad Decent Block Party with CL

  • What: CL of 2NE1 fame is coming to Toronto with the Mad Decent Block Party.
  • Where: Fort York Garrison Common (250 Fort York Blvd)
  • When: Saturday, August 29 at 3:00 pm
  • Why: Um, it’s CL… at a fun, crazy party
  • How much: $45 (general), $75 (VIP) – online

 

K-pop Afterparty

  • What: Unofficial after-party for the crew at Block Party.
  • Where: Club 120 (120 Church Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto)
  • When: Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am
  • Why: It’s fun to dance to K-pop~
  • How much: $11 (earlybird until June 30th), $16 (online)

*****

September

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

 

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!

*****

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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