We just discovered this week that Sigur Ros are coming to Seoul! Find out when and where in this article. Yay.
In other Chincha news, we’ve been focusing on Seoul’s metro system with our 5 thing to do while you wait for the subway to open and a photoessay of some of the city’s most attractive escalators. Sounds weird but looks cool. Also, if you haven’t seen this fun stop-motion animation created recently by Seoul Urban Art members Frenemy and Joni Els view it below right now.
Surge Dance Intensive
Surge are launching their intensive dance classes from Friday night. You can sign up for the entire weekend or pick and choose classes – it’s entirely up to you. Sessions range from hip hop to ballet to contemporary and are held in both English and Korean. See the schedule on Surge’s website.
‘Getting Hired in Korea’ Champagne Brunch
Sick of teaching or student life but want to stick around in Seoul? Then this champagne brunch is for you. From 11:30pm – 2:30pm there will be opportunities to hear employment stories from an expat panel and to network with professionals working in South Korea. HR experts from companies such as Doosan and Samsung will also be on hand to give advice. – a 10,000 won saving off the door price if you pay by midday on Friday 25th January.
Lady B Cut
Seoul’s first crossdressing party is holding its third installment this Saturday night at Myoungwolgwan. Lady B Cut encourages crossdresser and transgender individuals to party in a space full of people who are judgement-free. This month’s theme is leopard print and entry costs 15,000 won (after 11pm). , including the DJ line-up.
, and this time they’re raising money for Justice in North Korea. For a mere 10,000 won entry fee (advance) there are tons of expat and Korean hip hop and indie rock acts, along with cool giveaways. We want the 150,000 gift voucher from High Street Market, please.
Silk/ Juice: Friends of We
Silk/ Juice have thrown together a wicked line-up for their party this month. Antwork, one half of uber cool Seoul DJ duo The Weekend, is headlining the event with backup from Exit regulars such as Lewis Anthony and Rob McCall. .
L.E.T at Dojo
Low End Theory are at Dojo this week with one of their no-frills parties. Read all about the crew in this introductory article or get on with for Saturday’s bass-inspired shindig.
Seoul Live Music Festa
For a live music fix this weekend head to one of three clubs partaking in a multi-venue indie festival in Hongdae at Rolling Hall, Prism Live Hall and, erm, Club Crack. For even more live music coming up soon, check out Korea Gig Guide’s newly updated concert calendar.
Mike Vale at Factory Underground
DJ Mike Vale from Slovenia is kickstarting volume one of Factory Underground’s tech-house series of events. The venue is near Sangsang Madang in Hongdae and the night costs 10,000 won entry if you make it through the doors before 1am. .
Eat Cake at Cakeshop
Nomadic party Eat Cake is, pleasingly, pairing up with Cakeshop Seoul to throw a Sunday night partayy. Musical choices will cover funk/rnb/soul/african/
Dirty Projectors in Seoul
According to their website experimental rock group Dirty Projectors are making a Seoul stop on their upcoming tour, sandwiched between concerts in New Zealand and Hong Kong. Tickets are 66,000 won and you can purchase them from Interpark.
MONDAY – THURSDAY
Oak Valley Defrost Festival
This mid-week music festival is held at Oak Valley eco-resort. With an emphasis on dance music, the focus is on EDM on Monday night, switching to EDM-infused hip hop on Tuesday, and rounding off with d&b on Wednesday. The event is totally free and .
Featured image originally by Rob Odell
Posters: With love from Lady B Cut and 9ENT