Arirang Lions to hold annual Chicago picnic for adoptees

Blue Star Memorial Woods 701 E. Lake St., Glenview, IL, United States

The Arirang Lions Club of Chicago will hold its annual picnic for adoptees and their families on Saturday, June 10.  The picnic will be held at Blue Star Memorial Woods, 701 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, Illinois. There is no charge, but a freewill offering is accepted. The picnic is in its 43rd year, and the […]


Jangmi Arts to hold spring fundraiser with free performance

White Bear Lake High School South Campus 3551 McKnight Rd. N., White Bear Lake, MN, United States

Jamgmi Arts, a Korean traditional dance and drumming school, will hold its spring performance and fundraiser Sunday, June 11.  A Korean Market, with Korean-related crafts and products, will be heild 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free student recital will begin at 1:30. The event will be held at the White Bear Lake High School […]


Summer recital features marimba and Korean drum

Studio Z 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN, United States

Twin Cities percussionist Eri Isomura and Richardson Handjaja Kilis, who plays Korean traditional drums, will team up for an original duo piece Chilchae for Janggu and Marimba as part of Isomura’s Summer Marimba Recital to be held at Studio Z in St. Paul on Sunday, June 25. Also in the program is Isomura’s first composition […]


IKAA to hold global adoptee gathering in Seoul

Rethinking What's Possible is the theme of a gathering of the International Korean Adoptee Association, to be held July 10 through 16 in Seoul. The IKAA Gathering, held every three years, is an international meeting of Korean adoptees from more than 15 countries.  Its sessions highlight adoptee stories and facilitate connections and understanding. The theme […]


Three-day event with conference set to advocate for Korea peace agreement

To mark the 70th anniversary of the armistice which halted the combat of the Korean War, a three-day event will be held in July in Washington DC  to push for a peace agreement to formally end the Korean War. The event, dubbed Korea Peace Action: National Mobilization to End the Korean War will take place […]


Korean film retrospective series at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

A retrospective series of Korean films, entitled Korean Cinema’s Golden Decade: The 1960s will be presented from September 1 through 17 at Lincoln Center, New York. The series features some of the best-known films of the era from many genres: melodramas and period epics to action, horror, war, and giant monster movies.  Some of the […]


Korean drumming and dinner event held by KAM Center

Korean Service Center 2417 Larpenteur Avenue West, St. Paul, MN, United States

The Korean Adoptees Ministry will hold a free Korean cultural event in September with a samulnori performance by Sejong Academy’s Korean drum ensemble, and a Korean dinner. Jiwhi Eo, the Sejong Academy Upper School music teacher, directs the drum ensemble, and will also teach a class for participants on sogo (a small handheld drum often […]


Buddhist leader and peace activist Pomnyun Sunim to speak

Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive N., Crystal, MN, United States

A free event entitled Casual Conversation with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim will be held at the Crystal Community Center on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. Ven. Pomnyun Sunim ("Ven." is an abbreviation for "venerable" and sunim is the Korean form of address for a monk) is one of the most influential religious leaders in South […]

Filmmaker to discuss his project to interview Korean adoptees

The filmmaker of the documentary film project Side By Side Glenn Morey, who did a video oral history project about Korean adoptees in the U.S. and Europe "side by side" with adult Korean nationals who grew up in orphanages and were never adopted, will speak as part of an online panel discussion called Reframe and Refresh, by […]


Chosen documentary film to be screened at Korea Society

Korea Society 350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor New York, NY 10017, New York, NY, United States

The documentary Chosen, about five Korean American candidates who ran for Congress in 2020, will be screened at the Korea Society in New York City, on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. EDT. The screening will be followed by a director talk and interview afterward. The film by Joseph Juhn follows five Korean American candidates […]

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