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Due to the earthquake in Japan, events might not take place or might be postponed. Every attempt was made to verify these events, but please check before attending.

Okinawa OKINAWA DYEING EXHIBITION: Ends March 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Okinawa dyeing including Bashofu, Hanori, Shuri, Ryukyu and more on display at Fukurasha, Sakurazaka Gekijo in Naha city; free; 098-860-9555.

3rd OKINAWA INTERNATIONAL MOVIE FESTIVAL 2011: March 18-27; features movies with the theme of “Laugh & Peace,” including films “The Last Godfather,” “A Crazy Little Thing Caslled Love,” “I Have Luv Story” “Round Ireland with A Fridge” and others. The festival committee decided the event taking place as a charity to contribute to evacuees by a massive earthquake; Okinawa Convention Hall and others, 40-minute drive from Naha Airport; 1,800 yen/ticket, 1,300 yen/advance ticket; Yoshimoto Creative Agency 03-3209-8290;

THE 29th HIGASHI-SON (VILLAGE) AZALEA FESTIVAL: Ends March 21; 50,000 azaleas in bloom and auto-camp/bungalow/car parking are available at neighboring Eco Park; at Higashi-son Sonmin-no Mori; adult 300 yen, children free; 098-43-2265; (Japanese only).

ZAMAMI VILLAGE WHALE WATCHING FESTIVAL 2011: Ends early April; ships sail 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from Zamami Port; 5,250 yen adults, 2,625 yen children; 50-minute express boat from Naha Port; 098-896-4141;

OKINAWA FLOWER CARNIVAL 2011: Ends May 5; showcasing flowers; Shuri Castle Park, Okinawa Commemorative Government Park, Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan, Nakijin Castle Park and Yaedake Cherry Park; Okinawa Sightseeing Convention Bureau 098-859-6129.

KoreaPATH TOWARD THE CULTURAL UNITY OF THE PEOPLES OF EURASIA (Seoul): Ends March 14; National Folk Museum of Korea; free; 02-3704-3114.

Musical “TEARS OF HEAVEN” (Seoul): Ends March 19, 8 p.m., weekdays, 3 & 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 7 p.m., Sun. & holidays, 3 p.m., Wed.; Main Hall ‘Hae’, National Theater of Korea; 130,000-80,000-30,000 won; 02-501-7888.

NATURE & HUMANITY: BHUTAN (SEOUL): Ends March 20, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park; free; 02-120.

HAMHEUNG THE HOMETOWN OF JOSEON ROYAL FAMILY (Seoul): Ends March 27, National Museum of Korea; free; 02-2077-9000.

MUSICAL “AIDA” (Seoul): Ends March 27, 8 p.m., weekdays, 3 & 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 & 6:30 p.m., Sun., Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam-si; 120,000-100,000-80,000-60,000-40,000 won; 1544-1555.

HERB ISLAND LIGHT FESTIVAL (Pocheon-si): Ends March 31, 5-10 p.m., Herb Island, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do; adults, 3,000, others, 2,000 won; 031-535-6494.

Musical “JEKYLL AND HYDE” (Seoul): Ends March 31, 8 p.m., weekdays, 3 & 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 & 6:30 p.m., Sun.; Charlotte Theater; 130,000-110,000-70,000-50,000 won; 1588-5212 or 1644-0078.

MAGIC OF SEEING 3D FILMS (Seoul): Ends March 31; Korean Film Museum, KOCCA building.; free; 02-3153-2031.

SILK ROAD AND DUNHUANG (Seoul): Ends April 3; National Museum of Korea; adults, 10,000 won; 02-2077-9000.

Musical “GREASE” (Seoul): open-ended run, 8 p.m., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 3 & 7 p.m., Sat., 2 & 6 p.m., Sun. and holidays, Dongsoong Art Center; 40,000-60,000 won; 1588-5212.


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