This week we went to fun, trippy new club Col.l.age+ and published photos from the night for all to see. We then got involved in filming 12.12.12 for One Day on Earth, reviewed an art class where you can make prints with dead fish, and met up with lovely jewelry designer Song Jin Hee to chat about why she wants to internationalise Korean art.
Tim Burton Exhibition
One of the most famous movie directors in the world is in Seoul right now, promoting the final showing of an exhibition that started off at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The display of Burton’s life and work, art he calls “little pieces of myself”, opened yesterday (Wednesday 12th December) and is ongoing until April 14th 2013. See more details and the address of the museum on Korea4Expats.
Skating at City Hall
From tomorrow, Friday 14th, to February you can go skating at Seoul Plaza, just outside of City Hall, for their special winter opening. It costs around 1000 won per hour according to the Visit Seoul website and the rink opens till 11pm on weekends. Bring gloves and start summoning all the Kim Yuna-style talent you (probably don’t) have.
Post Text: The Destiny of Shit
This is the second week of the cross-cultural graphic design exhibition ‘Post Text: The destiny of shit’, centering around the theme of body waste. It goes on until January, but if you’re a fan of typography and incongruous concepts you should get down to Samwon Paper Gallery right away. Here’s more info, including some examples from designer Soo Lee.
The View From Here
If you missed previous screenings of expat-made film The View From Here, catch it in the trendy Hongdae Lomography Shop this Friday night. We previewed the film last month – you can read about it and see the trailer here. This is the event page for to the store.
Club Keu Keu Grand Opening
Friday night sees a new Apgujeong club launch with the DJs from 360 Sounds, one of Korea’s most established record labels playing, mixed in with some indie bands. The party starts at 10pm and entry is 30,000 won. Here’s the poster and more information (in Korean).
Funky Forest Photography Exhibition
Photographer Aaron Choe has created some beautiful images for an exhibition called Funky Forest after exploring Korea’s nature on a micro-level with a forager friend of his. His prints will be shown at Decade menswear shop, in line with their new season clothing picks. .
Future Music Project
Future Music Project is back again this Friday with special guest DJ RS from Tokyo. The event is at Cakeshop in Itaewon, listen to this house, bass and garage mix from Rou Set, awesome FMP resident DJ, to get you going.
Linus’ BBQ Pop-up
What more could you want in the dead of winter than a pork sandwich to put some meat on your bones? Linus is currently braving internet threats from animal rights activists to bring you all your pop-up BBQ needs. Support him in his quest to cook delicious Southern-style food in Seoul , Itaewon.
Nana Bags Holiday party
Nana Bags’ founder Frida Kwon wants to extend a warm welcome to foreigners and Koreans alike to a where she’ll be selling her cute accessories at discount prices. The party location is Hongdae’s Cafe Bar B, one of the area’s best coffee shops, who will also be discounting their drinks. Plus there’ll be free vegan cupcakes to stuff yourself with.
Art of Facts Christmas Pop-up
Art of Facts are holding an , on Saturday and Sunday. Menus will alternate but both days sound yummy, although I’m mainly going for the mulled wine and s’mores. Art of Facts is an upcoming heritage products online store – see our write up on a previous pop-up of theirs here. The after-party starts at 8pm on Sat night.
The biggest (and most expensive) club night this week is electro project Knife Party. Started by members of Pendulum, their launch single received a lot of hype worldwide. To see if there’s more to the DJs than just one song purchase 77,000 won tickets from Interpark and head to East Seoul’s fancy Walkerhill on Saturday night.
Concert for North Korea
North Korean charity PSCORE are holding this Saturday with some of Seoul’s premier underground bands. Support NK defectors this weekend while their former government wastes what little funds they have on satellite launches. It’s only 10,000 won and there are 6 bands playing, like Les Sales, The Essence and Love X Stereo.
Rise of the Seekers Bboy Battles
Head to studenty Sinchon this weekend for Bboy battles, live hip hop, and unlimited shots between 10 and 11pm. Cover for the event is 10,000 won, and, hello, there are unlimited free shots between 10 and 11pm. .
SHINDIG at Myoungwolgwan
It’s time to celebrate two years of the best vintage dance party in town: . The psych, surf and doo wop DJs have been scouring the globe for undiscovered B-sides – from Singaporean girl bands to Mexican Beatles covers – to treat your ears to something different. Creators Mikey and Jerry gave us a rundown of 2 years of SHINDIG in pictures this week. Check it out.
Rocky Horror at Nori Bar
For some old-school film fun head to Nori bar for a Rocky Horror Show film screening this Sunday. There’s nothing like ending the weekend with a crossdressing cult classic. .
December Seoul Vegan Potluck
If you’re the kind of person who balks at Alabama meat feasts, you can get together with other herbivores this Sunday at the . The theme this time around is Middle Eastern cuisine since the potluck is at Layaly Dubai. Omnivores welcome.
Images courtesy of Sarah Shaw, Aaron Choe and PSCORE.
Cover shot by Claire Harris.