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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!

February

Film poster courtesy of CJ Entertainment

Film poster courtesy of CJ Entertainment

C’est Si Bon  (쎄시봉)

  • What: Set within the ‘C’est Si Bon” music hall in South Korea, movie follows the legendary music group ‘Twin Folio’. In the late 1960s, ‘C’est Si Bon’ is the music bar where every acoustic band’s dream lies, and Korea’s leading folksongs were born. 
  • Where: Yonge & Dundas Cineplex and Empress Walk Cineplex
  • When:  Opens Friday, February 13, 2015 **still playing**
  • Why: The trailers make this film look quite fun to watch – music and a love story, what’s not to love.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • Tickets: Online at Cineplex.com
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex website

In Her Place

  • What: An affluent couple from Seoul arrives at a desolate farm in the South Korean countryside, where a pregnant teenager and her mother have agreed to let them adopt the girl’s unborn child. As part of the arrangement, the wife will stay at the farm until the child is born. As the three unnamed women fall into a daily routine, a quiet unease almost immediately begins to percolate. 
  • Where: Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street at Yonge)
  • When: Opens Friday, February 13, 2015 
  • How much: $5-10 depending on the day
  • Tickets: At the theatre
  • For more info: Check out Rainbow Cinema’s website

KCWA 30th Gala

  • What: This year marks a special milestone for KCWA Family & Social Services – they are celebrating our thirtieth anniversary.
  • Where: Bellevue Manor (Vaughan)
  • When: Saturday, February 28 at 5:30pm 
  • Why: Join them as they provide settlement, family and
    employment services, and build a stronger community.
  • How much: $150 regular, $100 students & seniors

Meeting of Drums

  • What: Korean janggu and the Japanese taiko drum are two of the best known percussion instruments to emerge from Asia. Drumming performances representing Korean and Japanese traditions will drum in the Lunar New Year..
  • Where: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
  • When:  February 28, 2015 – 2:00PM – 2:45PM and 4:00PM – 4:45PM
  • Why: Chun Doong Sori is a young people’s group that specializes in a style of Korean drumming that features 2 types of leather drums and 2 types of metal gongs.
  • How much: FREE
  • Tickets: They don’t appear to be necessary
  • For more info: Check out the Harbourfront website

March

Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island  (조선명탐정 : 놉의 딸)

  • What: Joseon’s top detective Kim Min attempts to track down those responsible for circulating massive amounts of counterfeit silver bullion in Joseon. He also tries to find the missing sibling of a young girl.
  • Where: No info yet on which theatres
  • When:  Opens Friday, March 6, 2015 (according to Cineplex)
  • Why: Korean period films are generally well done and as this one combines a who-done-it crime story with great period clothing… what’s not to love?
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • Tickets: Online at Cineplex.com (once theatres are set)
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex website
Courtesy of Krowdpop

Courtesy of Krowdpop

Unite the Mic – Toronto

  • What: Jay Park, Ailee and San E are going to rock Toronto. For more info, check out Krowdpop’s press release
  • Where: Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street)
  • When: Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm 
  • Why: Umm, it’s Jay Park, Ailee and San E… do you need another reason? 
  • How much: $65-270

April 

Bigger. Better. Crazier.

  • What: No details yet but assume it’s a concert
  • Where: No details yet
  • When: Friday, April 3 at 8:00 pm 
  • Why: It’s by Kpop Me, the people behind the Dok2 & The Quiett concert as well as the Eric Nam concert
  • How much: No details yet
  • Tickets: No details yet

May

Toronto K-pop Con

  • What: A one-day K-pop convention and concert (NU’EST). More details coming soon.
  • 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

Canadian Music Week (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: Various locations
  • When: May 1-10, 2015 
  • Why: Lots and lots of music! Korean indie band, Love X Stereo (read our interview with them here or our review of them here) is confirmed and there are strong rumours of other Korean musicians, including possible K-pop stars. Stay tuned for more info.
  • How much: Wristbands – $75-150
  • For more info: Check out their website

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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