*Events are for the first week of February, 31st January – 6th February. Post updated every Thursday*

We’ve been so busy this week, hosting a super cool skate deck contest, reviewing the incredible Dirty Projectors live in Seoulexploring the steel factories and creativity of Mullae, Seoul’s art village, and launching a new video series in line with our Shot of Soju interviews.

For the project we filmed Erik and Tiffany, the entrepreneurs from Magpie Brewing Co. and presenters of TV show Semipermanent.

You can now also  and keep up with all our jaunts by following us on , , and .


Atlat Live

Jeonju band Atlat are seven years old and are still going strong. This weekend the band with the piano harmonies and rocky edge are touring Korea with dates in Gunsan, Cheongju, Seoul and Cheonan. Their Seoul show is on Saturday night at Powwow in Noksapyeong.  on their Facebook page.


Seasonal Soiree 1: All Things Oyster at Dandy Pink

New Kyungridan venue Dandy Pink create dishes using fresh, seasonal produce so this weekend the restaurant are throwing an oyster party. If you were looking for a healthy, aphrodisiac-filled Friday or Saturday evening then you’ve found it. Bring 10,000 won and choose whether you want half shell, battered and fried, smoked, Ceviche or charcoal grilled shellfish. The special menu runs from 6pm – 2am on both evenings. From the Facebook page: “directions to Dandy Pink are as follows: noksapyeong kyungridan, hard right at the big church up the one way street. 100 meters. we’re on your left on the corner. 292-4 itawon 2 dong 1st floor.”


Korean Lunar New Year Celebrations

Local student-run non-profit Play with Culture aim to share Korean culture to expats living in Seoul through interactive, fun-driven experiences. This weekend they’re bowing for dragon money (??) and playing Korean games such as Go Stop and yut to show how to celebrate Seoulnal like a local. The friendly bunch will be welcoming Koreans and foreigners alike at Anguk station at 2:30pm this Saturday. .

Loose Union Presents: Stay Dead

For a little expat band love this weekend video and record label Loose Union are inaugurating the ‘damaged, sincere noise pop’ act Stay Dead into the Seoul live music scene. Supporting will be DMCK and GUIGUISUISUI from China, who we recently interviewed in this article. .

Bike Party Seoul

On the first Saturday of every month gather lovers-of-wheels and cycle en masse from one location to another. The ride changes thematically and since it’s the start of February it’s all about matters of the heart. The love ride goes from Sinchon to Hongdae and ends up with a pizza party at EXIT in Hongdae.

Social Underground

Speaking of the Hongdae garage bar, is 12 months old this Saturday night. Celebrate with the crew that bring underground house to the local garage bar by turning up on Sat evening and partying the night away. Aaron Cho and Dan Luba are hitting the decks.

Patti Smith Live in Seoul

One of TIME magazine’s most influential people, iconic female rocker Patti Smith, is live at Uniqlo AX this Saturday night. Famed for her award-winning album ‘Horses’ from the 70′s, she’s sure to play tracks from this and more. Tickets cost 110,000 won and you can buy them from Interpark.

Lively Up Your Seoul

for performances on a roots, reggae and rocksteady vibe this weekend. If you want something along the same lines but a little less grassroots (think dancehall and roots reggae DJs rather than live acts)  occurring in Itaewon on the same night.

Southern Sons Porchetta Pop-up

Master cocktail-makers Southern Sons are throwing a pork and drinks party at Porchetta in honour of the upcoming Super Bowl. There’ll be custom punches on offer, inspired by Super Bowl teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Find out more on .

The It Gets Better Meet Market

Regular queer party The Meet Market have chosen the ‘It Gets Better’ project as the theme this time around, a reference to the inspiring campaign that tells young LGBT people although their teen years are hard things will eventually improve. The Meet Market plan to make a video on the night for ‘It Gets Better’ followed by a limbo contest. Yes! .



We’re really intrigued by the sound of this two day pop-up art exhibition at Eloquence Magazine’s new headquarters, an art market where you can purchase products without using cash. It also features a Saturday night party at the unusual venue, with drinks and food on offer. Find out more in our featured post on the event.


My Bloody Valentine in Seoul

Korea Gig Guide are currently holding a competition giving away 5 sets of tickets to see legendary band My Bloody Valentine, so we suggest you get over there fast since the contest ends tomorrow. Tickets are worth 110,000 won each meaning it’s definitely worth entering. Good luck.

Speaking of competitions, to enter the comp to win a deck from skate and design company MuteHouse. That closes tomorrow, too. 

Images: for Social Underground, Loose Union, Barterlines.

Events in Seoul this week.

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