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A five-day immersion camp in Korean culture sounds like something devised by the country north of the 38th parallel. But Hallyu Camp 2012 is a decidedly South Korean affair. Participants will learn about traditional Korean customs and social values, but the real hook is exploring how pop culture has exploded there since the end of despotic rule in 1987. Not only has South Korean cinema become one of the most interesting movie scenes in the world, the glossy triteness of K-pop has somehow become a worldwide phenomenon. Read more >>> Hallyu Camp 2012 runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to Aug. 10 at the Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $200. (202) 587-6168. (Christopher Porter)
Screen on the Green hosts its last movie of the summer tonight on the National Mall. The film? Psycho. The food? Sure, you could pack a picnic, or better yet, you could have it brought to you. Hill Country Barbecue will be delivering to five rendezvous spots on the National Mall, which means you could be scarfing down ribs and pulled pork sandwiches while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s classic. Hill Country BBQ, 410 7th St. NW. (202) 556-2045. hillcountrywdc.com (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Scrappy theater company Taffety Punk returns with another edition of Bootleg Shakespeare tonight at the Folger Theatre. The deal: Actors mostly memorize their lines, but only get one rehearsal before they hit the stage. Tonight promises to be even more rough around the edges because the company is taking on the “bad quarto,” or first printing, of Hamlet. Free tickets available starting at noon today at the Folger box office. 6 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free.
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