ONGOING

The opening night for this “ingenious” expat show which “combines the beauty and subtlety of a well-written play with the magnificent spectacle of musical theater” runs from October 12th and then the 13th, 14th, 19th & 20th. Containing 22 songs from 13 famous musicals, this is a must-see for any broadway fans living in Korea. Tickets are 18,000 won and can be purchased in advance or on the door.

Woman + Body Art Exhibition

This intriguing cross-cultural exhibition explores the idea of the female body from the perspective of several Korean and American women artists. Bringing up questions like, “How do the assumptions in a society rooted in misogynistic tendencies obscure the true nature of women? What is the true nature of plastic surgery, body art, disguises, transgender, and other alterations?”, this show will allow you to spend a part of your weekend delving into deep issues concerning stereotype, prejudice and inequity. Witness the multi-media artwork at KEPCO Gallery (Hanjun Art Center); Oct.13th (Sat.) 2012-Oct.19th (Fri.) 2012. KEPCO Gallery (Hanjun Art Center); Oct.13th (Sat.) 2012-Oct.19th (Fri.) The opening reception is on Saturday from 4pm.

ALL WEEKEND

Formula 1 & Psy Concert

There are still spaces left for this trip to see the F1 races in Korea, which also includes visiting a green tea field, a folk village, and a Sunday evening Psy concert. If you want to indulge in some fast car action this weekend then head over to the for all options and prices.

FRIDAY

Some of Korea’s most exciting urban artists, working in the fields of graphic design, illustration and graffiti, are all showing work at the launch of the SQZ exhibition at Jazzy Multi Art Space. The space, which is located in Sinsa, Gangnam, has also invited musicians to play, such as the DJs from hyped party-planning label 360 Sounds. Event starts at 6pm.

SATURDAY

FIFTY SEOUL with Margarin Fingers Sample Sale

The regular flea market is back at Ways of Seeing in Hannam-dong, this time with a sample sale from clothing brand Margarin Fingers. The event gives 50% of proceeds to charity, starts at 2pm – 7pm, and is free to enter. Get ready to get rummaging.

VLUF Vol 4

When the only thing wrong with a party is that too many people want to come to it, you know it’s not-to-be-missed. VLUF’s fourth soiree at the now infamous Daerim warehouse near Seongsu Station is on this Saturday night, this time with a House of the Dead zombie theme. It costs 25,000 won for entry, which pays for 9 bands, a ton of DJs, visual art displays, and a whole heap of other fun. You can read our preview for more info or watch the teaser trailer below.

Dead On

This week the monthly Dead On takes over Exit, featuring Shins, one of the DJs who we’re pleased to say will be gracing the decks at our next weekend. Y Signal will also be tearing up the dancefloor and has made us a special mix in honour of this. The event is free, as usual.

We know that we can get a little preoccupied with Seoul equaling Korea when we live in the big city, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t cool things happening outside of the capital. Outlanders will bring other bits of Korea to Seoul this Saturday from 8pm. Exhibited work from three photographers (Mike Beech, Patrick Bresnahan and Frank Cademartori) and one painter (Kal Eidoscope) will be on display. Musicians will congregate from all over the land of kimchi; Fever Dogs is even coming all the way from Busan. Entry costs 10,000 won on the door.

SUNDAY

A couple of friends of ours have been planning this awesome-sounding bike ride for a while, and it’s something that we’re really looking forward to this weekend. We’ll be meeting outside Indigo in HBC (near Noksapyeong station) on Sunday before grabbing rental bikes in Ichon for those without wheels. We’ll be ready for a picnic (bring food!) and a few frisbee games (bring toys!) when we finally get to Yeoudio. Yes, you read the title correctly – capes are mandatory.

Images: Woman + Body and Night at the Paradise.