This weekend is going to be mental. You can tell spring is here when the events start piling in. There are film, culture, music and the usual ‘let’s get hammered’ events this week. Here are the ones we want to go to.
THURSDAY 19th – THURDAY 26th
The 14th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul (IWFFIS 2012)
This week is the 14th International Women’s Film Festival. There are independent films shown in various locations all over Seoul, and the objective of the festival is to promote a perspective striving for a new culture where women are the leaders and the participants in cultural production. The films show various aspects of life through a woman’s eyes.
Shows, locations and screening times vary – visit the website for more details.
THURSDAY/ FRIDAY/ SATURDAY
Platoon Kunsthalle 3rd Anniversary
Platoon has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, establishing itself as a venue of choice for many Seoulites. To celebrate Platoon’s three years in Seoul, they’re putting on three days of fun. On Thursday and Friday there’ll be the usual Open Stage and DJ Night then on Saturday there’s Pojang. The Pojang Macha Project presents some of the best Korean street food – with a twist. Over the three day period there will undoubtedly be something to suit your tastes. For more details check out Platoon Kunsthalle’s event page.
3rd Fabs Weekend
A reminder for those who couldn’t go last week – there is another opportunity for attendance this week and subsequent weeks this month. The Festa, Banyan Tree Club are offering free entry before midnight (with a complimentary drink) every Friday throughout April . Again, dress like a lady/ gent and mingle with Koreas high fliers – or anyone else who has taken advantage of this deal. See the event page if you want to find out more.
Party planning company The Alchemist would like to invite you to the opening of space A, a brand new party and culture place. The club is located on the 6th floor of a building on Cheongdam-Dong hill, with an open terrace and reportedly the best night view of Gangnam.
The event starts at 8:30pm and is reservation only but you can email us at email@example.com to get guestlist for free.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Scrum for the Cure
Spring is here, which obviously means beer drinking outdoors. And where better than at a good old English-style rugby match? It’s the 10s Rugby Tournament, where teams from all over Korea will come together to try their best to win, while raising money for The National Cancer Society.
It’s free for anyone to enter Hangang park. Look here for more info.
Loose Union Presents
The biggest party of the week, in our opinion, is ‘Loose Union Presents’. In Seoul when there’s a gig night there is often one decent band with a bunch of other average players put in to fill up the pot. This time that’ s definitely not the case. Wagwak and JuckJuck Grunzie alone are well worth watching. Thrown into the mix are popular expat bands Used Cassettes and On Sparrow Hills, who make a great billing even better. It could quite easily be the coolest, most scenester party of the month and we’re definitely going to be there to get our dosage. Find out all about Loose Union and the party here.
Spring Beer Fest
This is the day to have an afternoon sampling and buying some home brewed, tasty, magical beers and ales. There will be 15 different types of beer and ale to purchase, and most will be offered at discounted price. The aim of the game is to work your way around Haebangchon and Kyunglidan with your plastic cup to try as many as you want/can. It will be a great afternoon with friends, wandering around in the sunshine. For more details on times, locations and ales check out the facebook event page.
Multi Presents: Future Music Project
Introducing an underground movement breaking new electronic music into the Seoul scene. There will be various genres of Bass, Juke, Garage, 2 Step, Ballroom, Disco and House. It is likely to be a great party for electronic music lovers to dance, dance, dance.
To be part of this opening project get there before 12 and say Chincha at the door to gain free entry. That means no worrying about signing up for guestlist because we have already done it for you. Visit the event page for more details.
One Day on Earth Film Screening
This Sunday there will be showings of an independent film named ‘One Day On Earth’ screening at the Laughing Tree Lab. The unique documentary is a great concept, showing film footage from various entries all over the world. There are three screenings starting from 4pm. For more information on the film and the event, see the post on Chincha.
Check out the awesome trailer below.
Images: Tallullah Elle, IWFFIS 2012 and Loose Union