ONGOING

Wicked: The Musical

The much loved musical Wicked, described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster”, is beginning a two-month stint in Korea from May 31st to June 30th. Show times are varied, with 8pm showings most evenings during the week, and matinees on Saturdays (2pm) and Sundays (1pm). You can buy tickets on Interpark for around 50,000 won – 160,000 won: depending on your choice of seat. There is an interactive website in English and Korean, if you are interested in learning more about the show itself.

FRIDAY

SUP Film Night

Seoul Urban Art Project (SUP) are a contemporary movement who use various modes such as painting, illustration, graffiti, installations and photography to create art in outdoor areas of Seoul. This Friday SUP are holding a screening showing documented work from Buk A-Hyeon, the first place in the city they chose to cover. Films will start at 9pm at Quadro in Mapo-gu. Check this out for a map.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Record & CD Fair

Founded in 2011, this record and CD fair is lauded as the first of its kind in Korea. The second edition looks to be as good as the first, with a variety of live performances on offer, as well as hard-to-find records and CDs. If you want to peruse some vinyl this weekend, head to AX Hall (nr. Gwangnaru Station) on Saturday the 2nd or Sunday the 3rd of May.

SATURDAY

Korea Queer Culture Festival

Seoul’s answer to Gay Pride is happening all day Saturday, mainly around Chynggyecheon stream. We couldn’t find much information on it in English on the net, so we got the basic details translated and put it all in this post for you. Hope to see you there in this year’s dress code of nude and pink! Sprinkled with glitter, obvs.

The Meet Market

The Meet Market is a party ‘for queers and their allies’. Coinciding perfectly with the Gay Pride activities that are on this weekend, this event should be an awesome unofficial after party for anyone wanting to carry on the LGBTQ festivities further into the evening. The night is at Myoungwolgwan in Hongdae, starts at 9pm, and we highly recommend you show your colours by wearing a rainbow pre-11pm for a free shot at the door. For more info you can see the event on Facebook and you can read organiser kim thompson’s interview with us for her opinion on being queer in Korea.

Social Underground

This monthly event at Exit is quickly establishing itself as a solid night out for anyone wanting to hear a mix of decent electro. Social Underground is free, has no dress code, and is all about the music. We interviewed DJs Raico and Lewis Anthony this week to find out more and ended up picking their brains about DJing in Korea: check it out for more juice plus an exclusive electro mix to get you pumped for the weekend. Banging.

If that’s not enough, here’s the official FB event page.

Images: Gary Moran and Record Fair Korea


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