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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 and Korean-Canadian events in Toronto we hear about here – whether it’s a festival, concert, film, party, book launch, 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!

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February

“Charmed, I’m sure” by Charm of Finches

  • What: Charm of Finches comprised of five of the most sought after flautists in Toronto is striving to set a new standard in flute quintet performance. As colleagues and friends, the members of Charm of Finches (Laura Chambers, Terry Lim, Amelia Lyon, Kaili Maimets and Sarah Yunji Moon) have been swooping in and out of each others’ lives for more than a decade. [Description from their Eventbrite page]
  • Where: The Victoria College Chapel (91 Charles Street West)
  • When: Thursday, February 4th @ 7:30 pm
  • Why: They are Canada’s first professional flute quintet.

 

A Melody To Remember (오빠 생각)

  • What: Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeol (Siwan) leads his platoon during the Korean War. He carries emotional scars and pain within. He then meets children from a choir. The child have lost everything in the war. Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeol is deeply moved by the children and tries to protect to them. [Synopsis from Cineplex]
  • Where: Not sure where yet but probably Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk  or Cineplex Yonge-Dundas
  • When: Opened February 5, 2016
  • Why: It sounds like a sweet film that I’m going to need tissues for.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day

 

FMS Vol. 5 – So Young Heo 

  • What: Jazz vocalist So Young Heo in an intimate concert in Toronto. Space is limited so get your ticket now.
  • Where: Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue)
  • When: Sunday, February 7th @ 4:30 pm
  • Why: Chill to her fabulous mellow voice, you won’t regret it.

 

Like For Likes (좋아해줘)

  • What: A romance that showcases social media.
  • Where: Not sure where yet but probably Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk  or Cineplex Yonge-Dundas
  • When: Opened February 26, 2016
  • Why: It’s an interesting premise and with how much technology surrounds us, a timely film.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day

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April

River Run North

  • What: River Run North are back in Toronto for a show at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Please note, this is a 19 and over show.
  • Where: The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West )
  • When: Wednesday, April 6 – doors open @ 8:30 pm
  • Why: Live music is always fun and this band has a great sound.

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May

Canadian Music Week

  • What: It’s Canada’s biggest new music festival and has been fun every time I’ve attended.
  • Where: various venues in Toronto
  • When: May 2-8, 2016; various times
  • How much: various prices from single tickets to wristbands

 

Image courtesy of Hallyu North

Image courtesy of Hallyu North

Hallyu North 2016

  • What: Canada’s largest Hallyu (한류) expo is hitting Toronto on May 6 & 7, 2016 at the Canadian Exhibition Place spreading over 150,000 square footage of epic times! Featured programming includes exclusive screenings from DramaFever, K-food mania from Asia Food Fest 2016, and much more! (description from Hallyu North)
  • Where: Enercare Centre at the CNE (100 Princes’ Blvd #1)
  • When: May 6-7, 2016
  • Why: They haven’t released a headliner yet but Dabit’s hosting and they’ve already released the names of several YouTube personalities that will be there.
  • How much: no info yet

 

Image courtesy of Toronto Kpop Con

Image courtesy of Toronto Kpop Con

Toronto K-pop Con 2016

  • What: The action-packed weekend will have panels, fun-filled games and activities, dance workshops, merchandise vendors, fanclub booths and more! There will also be a special Gala opening event and concert on the Friday night, and multiple ticketed concerts all weekend, including the Canada Dream Stage Concert on Sunday May 22 in the daytime. (description from Toronto K-pop Con)
  • Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West)
  • When:
    • Fri May 20: Gala + VIXX
      Sat: May 21 Boy Group B / GOT7 (1st show)
      Sun: May 22 Boy Group D / GOT7 (2nd show)
  • Why: They’ve released the first headliner and it’s VIXX! The second headliner is GOT7.
  • How much: $180 – $340 for VIXX, $180 – $300 for GOT7
    • Tickets for VIXX on sale now
    • Tickets for GOT7 go on sale Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM EST
  • For more info: Check out their Facebook event page or Pop! Goes The World’s Facebook page to stay informed.

 

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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