Cellormoon at Brain Factory
Artist Kim Cell has taken on the pseudonym Cellormoon (in reference to Japanese cartoon Sailor Moon) to create an exhibition based on the artistic traditions of Japanese pop art, occurring at Brain Factory, Seoul (Jongno-gu, Tongeuidong, 1-6). The show is mostly a commentary on the conflict between the real and the fake, including how this assimilates with the internet, identity, and “narcissistic body expressions”. Video, sound, installation and Cellormoon’s magazine publishing project will be included. It starts this evening at 5pm and runs till Sunday.
Samara Lubelski, .59, Mukimukimanmansu and 404
Thurston Moore’s bassist and violinist Samara Lubelski, also a performer in her own right, will be giving a special one-off concert tonight in Hapjeong with cool female indie duo , along with performers .59 and 404. The 15,000 won concert starts at 7:30pm at Mudaeruk. More information on the event can be found on .
ROKing Magazine Relaunch
Club Mute are holding the tonight for ROKing Magazine, with techno and dance DJs Suna, Tony Blunt, Unjin and Bak Junsu. Entry is 10,000 won, but if you on your Facebook page you can get in for free.
Shins Going Away at Cakeshop
Our mate Shins, aka Jesus, is leaving Korea for a bit, so Cakeshop are having a massive blowout in his honour. You may remember the UK beats and bass DJ from last week . If not, that’s him riding a dinosaur in the poster below. Check the for guestlist info and we’ll see you there – it’s gonna be a good one.
Pin-up Drawing Session
Jankura Artspace have invited a pin-up girl as a model for artists wishing to attend their weekly sketch event. It costs 10,000 won for the drawing session, although you can purchase a series of 5 for the price of 4 through Jankura. Ask at their for more details.
Seoul Roller Boogie
Korea’s first roller boogie night (at least since the 80s) will be a dance hall extravaganza on skates. Platoon Kunsthalle is the location of the event hosted by YMEA and Project Outings, two Korean dance music booking agencies with excellent taste. Book in advance for 18,000 won if you want blades on the day, although you’re always welcome to bring your own. We previewed this event because we thought it sounded awesome: here are all the details. Check the tumblbug page for how to pay.
Myeongdong Dance Night
Once a month, the shopping district of Myeongdong turns into an outdoor club with various DJs and a ton of partygoers. This month will be super chilly, obvs, so make sure you wrap up warm before attending. You might be taking off some of those later on as the dancing heats you up, though, with awesome electro house and d n’ b DJs Kingmck and Team Boner playing. See the .
Art of Facts Launch
Brand new online and pop-up shop Art of Facts, a “selects shop” selling carefully curated US lifestyle products, is launching this Saturday at Seoul Salon. With a special 12 – 6pm collaboration brunch from PICNIC, “a modern take on classic American picnic fare”, the after -party will also feature performances from live artists MYK and Big Phony, along with DJs Plastickid and Afroking Reunion. Book brunch for 25,000 won or turn up at the party from 7pm to enjoy music for free. Find out more on the .
Bus King’s Kuang Program and Sssighborggg tour
Music promo agency Bus King are setting off on another DIY tour with two more indie bands this weekend. The at Club FF, Hongdae for Kuang Program and Sssighborggg is on Sunday night but you can also catch the post-rock and math-rock bands in various other cities in Korea. Check Bus King for details and to pre-purchase a 15,000 won ticket for 5000w off the door price of 20,000w.
Gwanaksan Hiking Trip
If you haven’t managed to go on a hiking trip this fall, this weekend might be your last chance in 2012 – at least without your limbs falling off. The free trip through Conversational Learning Seoul is also a great chance to practice Korean with the friendly students who give free Saturday classes. Bring makgeolli, picnic food, warm clothing and hiking shoes. Makgeolli is the most important thing, of course. Here’s the .
If that’s not enough, Seoulist have come up with some goodies for this weekend too.
Update: apologies to anyone who went to Myeongdong on Sat expecting a dance party, it was on the Fri not the Sat. I assumed it was on the Saturday because the last two were but should have checked the dates more carefully :/