These events run from Thursday September 13th – Wednesday September 19th
National Geographic Beautiful Days
Big things are happening this week, including the ongoing National Geographic Beautiful Days exhibition at Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center. Running until the 11th of October, the show “approaches environmental issues from a pure perspective as well as a cultural perspective” (according to 10mag). The original website had us at HIGH-RES PICTURES OF CUDDLY LOOKING PENGUINS though. Eep!
Korean Experimental Art Festival
If you like a little weirdness with your slice of art then KEAF is still ongoing. Catch up with roving reporter Tiger from surrealist performance art act Tiger and Bear either through this post on Chincha, over at Aweh, or in person (animal?) in Hongdae, the central locus of the still-running event.
Friday Night Fundraiser for Cathy and Kari.
Sin Bin, the Itaewon bar formerly known as Roofers, are putting on a fundraising evening for the families of Kari Bowerman and Cathy Huynh, two English teachers living in Korea who passed away tragically and inexplicably while on a trip to Vietnam. Beer pong tournament entry, raffle tickets, and Long Island Ice Teas will be on sale, plus you can still donate even if you can’t make the event. Find out how on the FB page.
This flea market has been popping up approximately every month for well over a year, with this being the 14th of its kind. Originally created to enable contributions to in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake, FIFTY SEOUL was developed by blogger Sukwoo Hong of Your Boyhood, Sukjong Jang, editor-in-chief of Cracker Magazine and Minkoo Kang, director of online shop The Tizza. The premise is that 50% of the proceeds of the market go to charity, meaning you get to shop and enjoy while still being altruistic. The sale runs from 2 – 7pm.
We’re still missing Korea Burn (video and pictures), so here’s another beach party for more sand-in-your-pants fun a little closer to Seoul. The location of this party is near Incheon airport and it starts at 5pm this Sat, running till dawn. Unlike Korea Burn, which was all about building a community, this party is focused purely on hedonism and music. Expect booming tunes from D&B and dubstep DJ collectives Internal:Stereo, XceSSive BaSS and L.E.T. Here’s the event page.
Rooftop Night Vol.2 New York City
As you can see from the video below, the first rooftop event at Platoon Kunsthalle was a smashing success. This time around Linus Bama Style BBQ will make an appearance, which is good news for all y’all (see what I did there) who missed his pop-up yumfest last weekend. The event is part of a series dedicated to creative cities with New York being this month’s focus. Platoon will screen hip hop film Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of a Tribe Called Quest in a nod to the Big Apple. Find out all the details here.
Our resident instagrammer and fave vegan Claire has organised this dinner for anyone around Seoul this Sunday to come share the animal friendly <3. The concept is simple: turn up at SPACE in Kyunghidan at 2pm on Sunday with a meat-free dish to receive a taste of the homemade meals of others. Claire is attempting to create a dialogue around healthy, vegan food, so if you’re interested in either then you’re totally welcome to get involved. SPACE’s owner is even putting on a special veggie pickling class for the occasion. More info here or on Seoul Vegan Potluck.
Suwon Humpday Anniversary
This is for the Gyeonggi province folk. This month is the two-year anniversary of the infamous Suwon Humpday Club, a monthly Wednesday
dinner piss-up that aims to let everyone blow off steam on the hardest day of the week (bar Monday and Tuesday). Speaking of bars, this meeting will take place in Rhythm & Booze, who will be serving Poutine burgers as a one-off. Anyone is welcome. Here’s the Facebook group.
Images: Beyond Art/ Platoon, Aweh and Cameron Sonerson.