The Little Prince Show
Ongoing until the 16th of September, the children’s novel ‘The Little Prince’ has inspired an exhibition at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. According to Seoul Design, the “very first exhibition held in Korea that shows the author’s book, drawing, keepsake and photos, will make you deeply moved and touched.” Opening hours are 11am – 10pm.
P.S I Love You
Canadian rock group P.S I Love You are on a mini tour of Korea and will perform in Seoul tonight (Thursday 6th September) from 8pm. The experimental rock group are launching Powwow’s (nr. Noksapyeong station) Thursday concert series, which is good news for anyone into pre-weekend partying. That’s most of us then. Tickets cost 15,000 won on the door.
ONGOING FROM SATURDAY
Korea Experimental Arts Festival
KEAF is the Korea Experimental Arts Festival, which is mostly dedicated to odd, exciting and extreme artforms. Our friends over at AWEH have been making videos in the run-up to the exuberant event, promoting ideas like the artistic value of shoving your face into an ice cream. We like.
Head to Hongdae to explore; you’re sure to find something worth witnessing among performance artists like Tiger and Bear and the annual art parade (2pm – 5pm, Saturday 8th September), which is potentially the highlight of the entire festival.
Paying homage to Nevada’s Burning Man festival, Korea Burn is an overnight party with a makeshift feel, encouraging festivalgoers to bring along their own supplies and entertainment to share with others. An actual burning man will make an appearance around early evening on the Saturday, plus we’ll be there filming the fun and handing out stickers and soju. Dressed up like ajummas, obviously. Come and say hi. Here’s a preview of the event.
Rockdo Free Music Festival
Another freebie fesival, the selling point of Rockdo is the line-up of excellent local bands on offer, plus the massive coup of securing the Floating Stage in front of the Han river as the venue. Apparently this will be the first rock concert ever held at this location. Bandwise, the very cool Love X Stereo will play (interview here), along with Used Cassettes and The Strikers. The organisers have been raising funds for a while for this all-day gig so if you’re into indie melodies take a picnic with you and support DIY music in Seoul.
We thought the inaugural version of this event in Itaewon sounded tasty, but after watching this video, which LITERALLY makes you want to have sex with a sandwich, we now need to go to the next BBQ at Ways Of Seeing in Yongsan gu. Delicious marinated meat will be on offer, plus some intriguing sounding secret slaw. Linus himself is putting on this pop-up pigfest in homage to the American south, where it’s totally illegal to make love to pork and meat (probably).
Myeongdong Dance Party
More fabulous underground acts are on offer at this alternative concept event, which takes a bunch of bands, creates a literal wall of sound surrounding an audience in the middle of the room, and keeps throwing tune after tune at them until the night is over. Does that sound good to you? If so, you should check out our preview post for more info and to enter the competition for one of two pairs of tickets for this night out at Rolling Hall, Hongdae. Tickets usually cost 24,000 presale or 28,000 on the door, making entering the contest worth your while. All you have to do is share this post/ the Round Robin post and then comment on either with the name of your favourite Korea-based band. Easy.
Featured image: KEAF 2011 by Wonny Bunny.