Past Programs

Newport Beach Film Festival Korean Spotlight & After Party

The Korean American Center is proud to partner with the Newport Beach film festival to present THE KOREAN SPOTLIGHT FILM and Pacific Rim Spotlight After Party on Monday, April 24th

Film: THE QUEEN OF CRIME (범죄의여왕)  8:00 – 9:45 PM at Edwards Big Newport Beach  (All Ages)

Open Bar After Party (21+ older only): 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM at:

Design Within Reach

3303 Hyland Ave C-1,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Newport Beach Film Festival’s Pacific Rim Showcase Party, celebrating the best in Australian and Asian Filmmaking. Hosted by Design Within Reach, enjoy tastings from Orange County’s premier restaurants and refreshments provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

This is a 21+ event, outdoor event.
Cocktail attire is strongly encouraged and coats or jackets are recommended.

FRIENDS OF KAC can get $5 off the price of tickets by going here:

Tickets can be picked up at willcall at 7pm

KAC To Host Korean Traditional Music Performance (한국 전통음악 공연)

The Korean American Center is proud to host a traditional music performance on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Musicians from the Korean National Gugak Center (국립국악원) in Seoul will perform Haegeum (해금) and Geomungo (거문고) for this one time special event. Admission is free to the public.

Featured performers: Sun Kyung Yoo,  Haeyeon Yun,  Seongki Lee

About This Performance:

The National Gugak Center 국립국악원 (Formerly: National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts) is the governing body established to preserve and promote traditional Korean performing arts.

The haegeum is a traditional string instrument and is one of the most widely used instruments in Korean music. The haegeum is used in court music as well as madangnori (ordinary people’s music). The haegeum’s range of expression is various despite having only two strings, with sounds ranging from sorrowful and sad to humorous. The haegeum is made using eight materials: gold, rock, thread, bamboo, gourd, soil, leather, and wood, and so it is called paleum (eight sounds).

The geomungo is a traditional six-stringed zither type instrument. The instrument originated some time during in the 4th century during the Gogryeo Dynasty period. Due to its characteristically percussive sound and vigorous playing technique it is thought of as a more “masculine” instrument than the 12-string gayageum (another Korean zither); both instruments, however, are played by both male and female performers.


Irvine Civic Center, City Council Chambers (Irvine City Hall)
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606

Event Time:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Performance will begin exactly at 4:00, so please arrive early to ensure seating.)

ADMISSION IS FREE, but tickets can be obtained here

This event is a private reservation of Korean American Center and is not endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine.

Learn Korean Through K-Pop

Korean American Center is offering a special three week “Learn Korean Through K-Pop” class. This Korean class is designed to expand your Korean language skills through music in a fun and entertaining way. Classes will begin December 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Irvine. 

K-Pop, short for Korean pop, is a style of music originating from South Korea. It is the one of the fastest growing trend in the world that connects people to the Korean culture.

If you LOVE any of these K-Pop artists, then you will LOVE this Korean language class!girls-generation-Learn-Korean_Through-K-Pop-Class

  • BTS
  • F(x)
  • JYP
  • 2AM
  • GOT7
  • EXO
  • Girl’s Generation
  • IOI
  • and so much more!!

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