Los Angeles can rock the K-pop better than most cities in the United States; after all, we have the largest Korean-American population in the country, all those K-pop–dedicated karaoke palaces on Sixth and Eighth streets, and the multitude of bars and clubs between Wilton and Vermont that play Rain and Wonder Girls on repeat no matter the year, the season or the political climate. You can't keep this sexy, bouncy genre down, and after this weekend, we'll never be able to get it out of our heads. The second annual KCON: All Things Hallyu comes to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this weekend. Among the acts are girl-group du jour f(x), love-ballad crooners 2AM, adored young lads EXO and the monster of them all, G-Dragon, who will rock downtown in the most inoffensive and nonsensically adorable way possible. Newcomers Teen Top will make their U.S. debut at KCON, and cyberdols (those are K-pop gossip wranglers, who have an enormous following all their own), including favorites javabeans and girlfriday, will analyze and inform from their panelist positions. Learn to sample, remix, cook, dance and work out like your K-pop idols. There's even a reality-show gimmick: The six finalists for #myKpop, a new reality series about K-pop superfans, produced by Mnet America, will be at KCON to make their public debut and swim the Korean tidal wave. Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St.; convention Sat., Aug. 24-Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; concert Sun., Aug. 25, 7-9:30 p.m.; $60-$300. (213) 747-7111, kconusa.com.
Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & 7-9:30 p.m., 2013
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