It’s the weekend after New Years, and although everybody needs a well deserved break there is no rest for Seoul. Admittedly there isn’t as much going on as usual, but there is still more than enough to keep you occupied and to keep your spirits up as the freezing January weather descends.
Friday night at Platoon in Gangnam brings you Prime Vol.5. Resident DJs Akiyuki Tanno and BK are hosting the first Prime club night of 2012, and it promises to be a fantastic start to the year. All kinds of dance music, and a guest performance from DJ Jinwook bringing you the finest dance, house and disco this side of the Han.
For more information visit the Platoon website. Directions to Platoon at the bottom of this page.
Her Space Holiday
Her Space Holiday consists of Marc Bianchi, and the music is an eclectic mix of indie, indie-electro and pop. He began in 1996, and has collaborated and toured with artists such as Bob Mould, Bright Eyes, Arab Strap, and The Faint. He has been featured in many of the industry’s top music magazines including Spin, Mojo, DJ, and has reached #2 on the CMJ charts. For those of you who haven’t heard of Her Space Holiday, now is the time to start listening. With an amazing back catalog of music, and the 2011 released self-titled album being the last one, get on the Her Space Holiday Bandwagon, you won’t regret it.
Club FF, Hongdae, 30,000won on the door.
For more information click here.
City within the City
City within the City is an art exhibition which showcases urban areas and cities as a way of life, as opposed to the idea of a concrete jungle most of us are familiar with when we think of big cities.
‘This first version of City Within the City presented at Artsonje Center, reflects Seoul’s urban structure. The dynamic metropolis Seoul has become bears traces from the impact of industrialization, the devastation of the Korean War, reconstruction under postwar and Cold War regimes, and its emergence as a world presence due to economic growth.’
Period: November 12, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Opening Reception: November 11, 2011, 6 pm
Opening Hours: 11 am – 7 pm (Closed on Mondays and January 1, 2012))
Exhibition Tours: 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm 4 times a day
Location: Artsonje center, Sokeuk-dong (Nearby Insadong), Seoul
Ice Fishing Festival 2012
Want to do something different this weekend? Experience the benefits of winter and enjoy the cold? Embrace the ice! Be thankful for winter? HUZZAAHHHH!
For 95,000 won you can head north and attend Hwacheon City’s annual Ice Fishing Festival. There you can do bare hand fishing, accommodation, special BBQ dinner and breakfast. You get to cook the fish you catch on an outdoor grill, as well as sledding, snowmobiling, sleigh making, curling, ice football and skating.
There is so much to do, and this is the perfect way to make the most of the winter and experience fishing, and winter sports like never before.
For more information or to sign up visit Adventure Korea.
Night Flea Market: Platoon
More Saturday shenanigans can be found again, at Gangnam’s Platoon in the form of their monthly night flea market. We have talked about this market before and highly recommend it. The market is an excellent way to spend your Saturday evening, especially if you want to find bargain clothing and buy some more jumpers (sweaters) to keep you warm in these FREAKING FREEZING COLD TEMPERATURES. Que the snow.
Flea Market starts at 6pm and Platoon is easily accessible by public transport:
Hakdong station exit 10. 10 minutes walk or taxi.
Apgujung station exit 3. 15 minutes walk or taxi.
145, 440 bus from Sinsa Station then get off at the SC First Bank.
301, 472, 361 bus from Apgujung Station then get off at the Yongdong High s=School.
Since it’s the weekend after New Years, there is more daytime shizz to do than anything else, and it is probably a good idea to take it easy. Although we are lacking in the amount of special events this weekend, January has more to come including Damien Rice, Soul Electronic Music Festival, Beirut, and the Lunar New Year.