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Cultural activities to enjoy this weekend Updated: 2021-08-09 07:12:12 KST

The Austrian town of Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and every summer since 1920, it has hosted the Salzburg Festival.
This year is no exception, and the festival runs from Friday August 6th until the 31st.
Movie theater MEGABOX has decided to bring the Austrian breeze to Korea, showing the festival on big screens at eight of its theaters, on August 8th, 15th and 22nd.
On August 8th, under the globally-renowned conductor Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic's Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 3" will be livestreamed, and the same orchestra under maestro conductor Riccardo Muti's lead will present Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" live on August 15th.
On the 22nd, the cinemas will show the pre-recorded Mozart opera "Don Giovanni" which was the first opera staged at Salzburg Festival.
Those more into action, the movie "Escape from Mogadishu" is proving to be a big hit.
Based on a true story, "Escape from Mogadishu" follows South and North Korean diplomats who are trying to survive the 1991 Somali Civil War.
The big-budget movie, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan and starring some well-known actors, has already sold a cumulative one-million admissions in the first seven days since its release, becoming the first South Korean flick to achieve the feat this year.
In the capital of Scotland Edinburgh, the annual celebration of arts and culture Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place for around three weeks starting August 6th.
Though smaller than usual, the festival has prepared in-person and online performances including three Korean shows which are the dance show "After4", musical theater "13 Fruitcakes" and "Ensemble Su" which presents a blend of Korean traditional and western instruments.
Hundreds of shows can be booked through edfringe.com, so feel free to fill your weekend with entertainment from Edinburgh.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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