This all-day event examines K-pop as a global cultural phenomenon and the evolution of the Korean Wave, known as Hallyu. The event will feature a graduate student panel, a conversation with?Dom Rodriguez(VP of SM Entertainment USA), as well as a K-pop festival that includes a K-pop cover dance competition and performances by K-pop artists,?Kingdom?and?Kim Sejeong(ofUncanny Counter?and?Business Proposal; former member of I.O.I and Gugudan).
K-Pop dance competition and performances
6:00PM-9:00PM | McCarthy Quad?RSVP Required
This event is co-hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the?Annenberg School of Communication,?East Asian Studies Center,?the?Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism?and?Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange(KOFICE), and Korea Tourism Organization( KTO)
FAQs About K-Pop Festa (Dance Competition and Performances)
When should I arrive?
Check-in for the K-Pop cover dance competition and performance begins at 5 PM, but if you want a great view of the show, you should prepare to arrive early. Also, this event is overbooked due to the high RSVP attrition rate. Registration does not guarantee admission.?Registrants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum capacity is reached.
May I bring a guest to the event?
You must register through KCCLA (www.kccla.org). Registrants through KCCLA will also be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum capacity is reached.
How should I come to the event?
Due to another event at the Coliseum, USC will have limited parking on the day of K-pop Festa. To prevent traffic congestion and limited parking space, we strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation, use rideshare or carpool, or park off campus.
Those who decide to drive to the event can park at the Royal and McCarthy structures (649 W 34th St, Los Angeles, 90089). Please mention that you're coming for the K-pop concert so you can be charged a daily rate ($20.00) instead of the event rate.
Will there be food and beverage at K-pop Festa?
K-pop Festa is a?zero waste event, so?no food or beverages?will be allowed at McCarthy Quad. We will have a water bottle refill station to keep you hydrated throughout the event, but you must bring your own water bottle (any kind of bottle is fine as long as it is not a single-use plastic bottle!).
What are prohibited items at K-pop Festa?
NO drugs/paraphernalia or alcohol of any kind
NO weapons of any kind
NO loud noise makers of any kind
NO professional cameras, video cameras, or audio recording devices
NO chairs of any kind
NO laser pointers
NO bags that do not follow Coliseum bag policy (clear bags no larger than 12in x 12in)
NO skateboards, bicycles, or hoverboards
NO outside food of any kind
NO outside drinks or containers holding liquid of any kind
USC is a Smoke Free campus.
Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Kyusun Min by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 323-936-3012. It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least seven days prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.