The Queen’s Birthday Ball will be held at the Hyatt Hotel on June 2. Organized annually by the British Association of Seoul, the black-tie event raises money for a range of Korean charities. The theme of the ball, which runs through the decor, food and general atmosphere of the party, is kept secret until the guests arrive. Tickets are 175,000 won ($188) for BASS members, 185,000 won for those at corporate tables, and 190,000 won for non-BASS members. Contact BASS at for information and tickets.

*Britain is the island consisting of England, Scotland, and Wales.