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All About That Hallyu

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is teaming up with the local K-Pop fan community to host the ultimate Korean pop culture celebration on Saturday, August 4! All About That Hallyu is designed to incubate fan passion and spread the love for the global wave or Korean popular culture, or Hallyu, through a day of workshops, live performances, panel discussions, eye-catching exhibits, special guests, and more. The program also spans the full spectrum of the Hallyu phenomenon, from core areas like K-Pop and dramas to the next chapter of Korean pop culture trends still emerging on the world stage, like Korean beauty products, fashion, web comics (webtoons), and VR technology.


In addition to the day’s activities, All About That Hallyu will feature the Washington, D.C. regional final performance competition for the 2018 Changwon K-POP World Festival. Four vocal and dance performers from among dozens who applied in the online preliminary will take to the outdoor stage for fans and judges, with the top two contenders being considered for the world finals in Korea this fall.


Special guest appearances include influential Korean culture Youtuber Hurricane LALA, who will speak about the latest trends in seasonal Korean beauty and fashion, and a performance by Korean hiphop artist Innovator, a semi-finalist on Show Me the Money, the hit Korean rap competition show that airs on Mnet.


The fun also won’t stop at sundown, with a K-Pop Dance Party until 9 p.m., to close out the night.


All are welcome, and RSVPs are not required. For the complete event lineup, see the schedule below.


FULL SCHEDULE


Experiences & Activities
All available 1:00 – 6:00 PM in the KCC main floor rooms.

- Virtual Reality (VR) Korea
- Webtoon (online comics) 
- Webdrama (online drama shorts)
- Korean Culture Room (Hanbok clothing, accessories, Hangeul)

Talks & Demonstrations

1:00-2:00 PM – A History of K-Pop Generations by CHD Entertainment (2nd floor classroom)
1:30-2:30 PM – Four Seasons of Korean Fashion by Hurricane LaLa (Korean Madang Garden) 
3:00-4:00 PM – Korean Beauty by Hurricane LaLa (2nd floor classroom)

Performances & Dance
All performances held on the main outdoor stage, or else on the KCC main floor in case of rain. 

4:15-4:30 PM – 4NE1 (VCU dance group) & S.Line (NYC-based dance group)
4:30-5:30 PM – 2018 Changwon K-POP World Festival: D.C. Regional Finals (four performers)
5:30-6:00 PM – Innovator 
6:30-9:00 PM – K-Pop Dance/After Party