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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!

April 

Film poster courtesy of CJ Entertainment

Film poster courtesy of CJ Entertainment

Twenty (스물)

  • What: A coming-of-age film about three best friends who turn twenty and try to figure out their next step in life.
  • Where: Yonge-Dundas Cineplex and Empress Gardens Cineplex (probably)
  • When: Opens Friday, April 17th
  • Why: Three cute young actors including Kim Woo-Bin (김우빈).
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • Tickets: Not available yet but online or at the theatre
  • For more info: Check out Cineplex’s website
Image courtesy of Hot Docs

Image courtesy of Hot Docs

My Love, Don’t Cross That River at Hot Docs

  • What: Beautifully shot in a breathtaking mountain village in South Korea, the film follows a husband and wife known as the “100-year-old lovebirds.”
  • Where: Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street West)
  • When:
    • Saturday, April 25 at 6:30 pm
    • Monday, April 27 at 4:00 pm
    • Sunday, May 3 at 8:45 pm 
  • Why: A beautiful, romantic documentary co-presented with Toronto Korean Film Festival. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this documentary.
  • How much: $15.04

 

JAYU Speaks: North Korea

  • What: JAYU’s roots began in North Korean human rights awareness and to honour their past, they are holding a special Jayu Speaks event focusing exclusively on North Korea.
  • Where: Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue)
  • When: April 30th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm 
  • Why: They are bringing together leading advocates, organizations, filmmakers and members of the media in a casual and engaging environment.
  • How much: $10.00

 

May

Image courtesy of TKFF

Image courtesy of TKFF

TKFF Art Party

  • What: An evening of live music, creative presentations, art on display and for sale, mixing and mingling. Bring a shirt or a bag (to design at our screen printing table; or make your own!)
  • Where: Beit Zatoun (612 Markham Street)
  • When: Friday, May 1st at 6:00 pm 
  • Why: Support the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF), local artists and have a fun time.
  • How much: $5.00
  • Tickets: At the door

 

Courtesy of Pop! Goes the World

Courtesy of Pop! Goes the World

Toronto K-pop Con

  • What: A one-day K-pop convention and concert (NU’EST). Come on out and have fun with other K-pop and hallyu fans.
  • Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West)
  • When: Saturday, May 2 at 11:00am – 11:00pm 
  • Why: Gather with other K-pop/Hallyu lovers, attend panels, learn at the workshops, watch local talent and then be wowed by NU’EST.
  • How much: $40-265

 

Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation Gala

  • What: As one of the largest and most exciting events in the Korean-Canadian community, the KCSF Scholarship Night Gala is an event that not only celebrates the tremendous accomplishments of our students but also celebrates the impact and growth of the Korean community in Canada..
  • Where: Granite Club (2350 Bayview Avenue)
  • When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm 
  • Why: It’s hosted by Heejoo Yoon (yep, Canadian Doenjang’s co-host) and Hannah Sung and goes to support a good cause.
  • How much: $150
Poster courtesy of ATO Dream

Poster courtesy of ATO Dream

DJ G.Park (박명수) in Toronto

  • What: Korea’s famous Comedian Great Park (Myungsoo Park) is making his first debut to Canada.
  • Where: Maison Mercer (15 Mercer Street)
  • When: Sunday, May 3 at 8:00 pm 
  • Why: Check out Korean comedian Myungsoo Park as EDM DJ G.PARK, along with DJ CHARLES in Toronto.
  • How much: $49

 

2015 Korean Film Festival

  • What: The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto and the Korea Foundation present four Korean films: Duresori: The Voice of the East (두레소리), The Plan Man (플랜맨), Detective K: Secret of a Virtuous Widow (조선명탐정 : 각시투구꽃의 비밀), and The Face Reader (관상).
  • Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3 (350 King Street West)
  • When: Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th
  • Why: The chance to see four films for free.
  • How much: Free

 

Photos courtesy of K-pop Night Out

Photos courtesy of K-pop Night Out

K-pop Night Out at CMW

  • What: Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is recognized as one of the premier music conferences and festivals in North America; and Canada’s largest music festival. 
  • Where: Revivial (783 College Street)
  • WhenK-pop Night Out – May 8th at 7:00 pm
  • WhyK-pop Night Out is a regular show at festivals around the world and this year’s at CMW will feature Korean hip-hop artists and groups: LunaFly, VerbalJint, Sultan of the Disco, and 1llionaire Records.
  • How much: $19.45
  • For more info: Check out their website

 

Love X Stereo at CMW

  • What: Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is recognized as one of the premier music conferences and festivals in North America; and Canada’s largest music festival. 
  • Where: No info yet
  • When: No date yet
  • WhyKorean indie band, Love X Stereo (read our interview with them here or our review of them here) is amazing live. Don’t miss the chance to see them.
  • How much: Wristbands – $75-150, no individual ticket prices yet
  • Tickets: Online (or wristbands)
  • For more info: Check out their website

 

Lunafly in Toronto 

  • What: Come see Lunafly at this all ages showcase. It is a standing room with a great stage and sound system. You’ll be up close and personal with them and at an affordable price!
  • Where: Club Nocturne (550 Queen Street West)
  • When: Saturday, May 9th
  • Why: Umm… great music of course! Plus they are unveiling 2 new members so be among the first to meet them.
  • Tickets: Online (they go on sale March 6 at 7:00 pm EST)
  • How much:
    • VIP: Early Entry Admission + Meet & Greet – $75
    • General admission – $40, 

Pop Goes The World – All-request K-pop Party

  • What: A K-pop dance party brought to you by Pop! Goes The World!
  • Where: Club 120 (120 Church Street, 2nd Floor,)
  • When: Saturday, May 23 at 9:00 pm 
  • Why: Because you wanna dance, dance, dance the night away to K-pop.
  • How much: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
  • Tickets: Online or at the door 

 

Toronto Korean Film Festival

  • What: The fourth annual Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF).
  • Where: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue)
  • When: May 
  • Why: Interesting Korean films. More details coming soon.
  • How much: $10.00 per screening or check out the great ticket packages available via their Indiegogo campaign.
  • Tickets: Online or at the door (link coming soon!)

 

June

Dano Festival

  • What: The 22nd annual Dano Festival. More info coming soon.
  • Where: Christie Pitts Park (750 Bloor Street West at Christie Street)
  • When: June 5 ~ 6, 2015 
  • Why: It’s a fun, free festival with activities, great Korean street food and entertainment.
  • How much: Free!
Courtesy of Epik High North American tour Facebook page

Courtesy of Epik High North American tour Facebook page

Epik High Concert

  • What: Epik High is playing Toronto! Yep, you read that right. Epik High is coming to Toronto on the North American leg of their tour. Other stops include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Dallas, New York and finally, Toronto!
  • Where: Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue)
  • When: Sunday, June 14th at 7:00 pm 
  • Why: It’s Epik High, do I need to say anything else? If you need more convincing, check out my review of them at K-pop Night Out at SXSW
  • How much: No details yet but tickets go on sale April 15th.

 

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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