Happy Thanksgiving US readers, we will be eating lots today in your honour.

It’s freezing this week so make sure the weather doesn’t get you down by reading our post on 10 Reasons to Love Winter in Korea. If you’re too cynical for that to cheer you up then we also have an article on keeping warm by drinking makgeolli, which includes directions to some of Seoul’s best makgeolli houses.

ONGOING

Seoul Photo Festival 2012

This year’s photo festival highlights Seoul’s past and present under the theme “Thousand Villages, Thousand Memories” and includes work from both amateur and professional photographers. The event started yesterday (Wednesday 21st) and takes place all over the city. For all the display’s locations read this article about it on Visit Seoul.

Deoksugung Project

Contemporary artists have been creating unconventional work at Deoksugung Palace, showing a very cool clash between history vs. art and old vs. new in Korea. There are only a couple of weeks left to check out this innovative exhibition, which includes different types of artistic mediums shown in the palace’s grounds. Find out more on Korea’s Museum of Contemporary Art website.

FRIDAY

Lomography’s 20th Birthday

Seoul’s Lomography store are celebrating 20 years of their toy camera company being in the business by holding a party this Friday night at their Hongdae shop. If you’re into analog, or like to shoot from the hip, you won’t want to miss the newly launched 20th anniversary cameras and opportunities to win lomo products. The event is from 7 – 9pm and entry is free. See more on .

Future Music Project

The Multi Seoul night is back in action, celebrating alternative ‘future’ music in South Korea. Mixes will come from FMP staple Rou Set, with DJ Silent and Eric EQ (recently back from NYC) backing him up. Check out this interview with DJ Rou Set and Multi Seoul head Sam to find out more about the project. Or just go  on the event itself. Guestlist is free before 12pm or 10,000 won after.

SATURDAY

Future Shorts Pop-up Film Festival

This Saturday is Future Shorts’ fourth pop-up in Seoul. The fantastic film festival has taken us through four seasons of superb short films, with their winter choices rounding off 2012. There’s also a , which will be screened at the Springs Future Shorts festival. Check out our review of summer or watch the film we made on it below to find out more. The fest is at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam. Entry costs 10,000 won.

Cranberry Goose at Exit

House music label Silk/ Juice is on at Exit this Saturday to keep this week’s Thanksgiving themed festivities rolling. Plus it’s resident DJ Rob McCall’s birthday so double celebrations are in order. As usual, this is a pared down party – no cover, cheap booze and awesome tunes. See the .

WhiteLies Burlesque Show

Burlesque dancers from the WhiteLies Revue are firmly back in action this month after taking a hiatus since summer. This is their second show in November and it’s set to trump the first, with performances by Nell Fox (read an interview with her here), Strawberry Cherie, Kitty Folie and Emerald Bijoux. Show starts at 10pm and costs 10,000 won. The Facebook page .

Itaewon Expo Vol. 2

Vol. 2 of Itaewon Expo is at two clubs this Sat, Mixture and Union. Independent street brands and musicians will be collaborating from 10pm – 3am at  both venues. Oh! Records are hosting this party so expect music from their regular party DJs. Here’s the .

Prom Night 

It’s still Movember and The b.i.g Prom Party want to remind you of this by putting on a prom party to raise money for prostate cancer. Dress up in your cutest prom attire, turn back the clock, and contribute to a good cause this Saturday night at Dillingers, Itaewon. More on that .

MAMF Presents Music for Malawi

If bands are more your thing then (mostly) expat groups Angry Bear, The Rub, The Hunger Tree, The Red Hot Kimchi Peppers and Total @ssholes are all giving up their time to play a gig raising money to set up a kindergarten in Malawi. The show costs 10,000 won and is also in Itaewon, at The Rocky Mountain Tavern. See .

Loose Union Presents: Table People’s CD Launch

Table People, a Seoul-based expat band, are releasing a 6 song CD at a special Club DGBG Launch Party this weekend, with special cover art designed by band member and SUP artist Eric Davis. The CDs are limited to 100 so get down early to pick one up, and enjoy the supporting bands while you’re at it. Entry for the event is 5000 won. Find out more in our preview article.

SUNDAY

Punk Rock Matinee

This all ages show has our support since we feel more needs to be done to corrupt Korea’s youth by guiding them into finding music alternative to K-pop. And no, Justin Bieber doesn’t count. The 5pm start means you can still make it home in time for a Sunday night recovery sleep, leaving you fresh for school work on Monday morning. Also, The Veggers are playing. We featured them in a mixtape once. Here’s the punk rock matinee 

The 3rd Annual Expats’ Festival with FC Seoul & Seoul City

This yearly expat get together features an FC Seoul vs JEONBUK HYUNDAI football match, with 10,000 of us foreigners expected to turn up – the number in attendance in 2011. A K-pop, DJ and B-boy show are all slated to add to the fun, and a 12,000 won ticket gets you a free beer and hot dog. Find out how to .

Images: Mike Beech, Seoul Photo Festival.


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