Before trailing further down the page to the events in Seoul this week, make sure you check out Diego Bisquerra’s photographs of some of Seoul’s skate community. Instead of focusing on the culture behind skateboarding Diego is more interested in capturing the action of the sport, and does so all in monochrome. 

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ONGOING

St. Patrick’s Day Events

There is, of course, plenty of craic to be had in Seoul this weekend in honour of a patron saint who might as well be infamous for his alcoholism rather than for bringing Christianity to a country. Read Maggie Devlin’s article on the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parties happening this weekend.

Galaxy Express US Tour

In another part of the globe, Korean rockers Galaxy Express are embarking upon their largest ever international tour, with a quick stop at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Read the interview Saemi Lee did with the trio before they headed off.

Upcoming Exhibitions

We updated our Seoul Events in 2013 article with some art exhibitions should you want to get cultured this weekend.

FRIDAY

Bands or DJs?

There are various smaller events you could hit up this Friday night in Seoul. In the Hongdae area there’s techno at live rock ,  and , or in Sinchon. If you’re around Itaewon for the evening make the most of the dancefloor with some underground tunes from Quandol .

SATURDAY

Look for ‘Spectral Evidence’

in Gyungnidan is calling all art, music, and whiskey lovers to “Spectral Evidence,” a diverse celebration of working artists in Korea and beyond, this Saturday starting at 4pm. In the spirit of St. Patrick ’s Day, Bar Carmen will have the whiskey flowing along with live music from Dara Sheahan, Zee and Nick Iacovino. ‘Spectral Evidence’ is running until March 18th. For more information, including directions to Bar Carmen, please visit the Facebook , or contact Ray Salcedo at 010-9837-5886.

Bisque Rage: A Video Workshop/ Lobster Riot at Platoon, Gangnam

This is our party of the week, mostly because we’re going to be there with a videobooth screening some specially-curated video art. Loose Union bands will also be performing, Silk/ Juice will be DJing, and when we’re not filming your faces we’ll be at the bar making the most of the drink deals. Read our article on the night to find out more, and to watch a video of Darth Vader taking over Seoul. The vid below shows where the travelling workshop started.

A ‘Chill’ Showcase of Indie Bands at Club Freebird

Seconds2Impact and Hongdae’s Club Freebird are bringing together expat and Korean indie bands for a “Chill” music experience. Groups Midnight Stitch, Rubber Duckie, Free Market, Jesper, Super Stone Hero, Wasted Johnny’s and Kite Flying Robot will start rocking at 7pm. Get there before 10pm for 10,000 won tickets.

Bass Attack: 3rd Round Dubstep vs. Drum & Bass

Drum & bass plus dubstep madness is back this weekend under the wing of Bass Attack organiser Tong Lanus. The music is always spot on, there’s always a big turnout, and the awesome Hospital Photograph is usually snapping the crowd. .

Magpie Gets a Basement

Magpie’s Brewing Co’s Gyungnidan bar is expanding. In celebration, Linus and his Southern Style BBQ is popping up at the newly-enlarged venue with some delish pulled pork sliders. Apparently they’re a perfect match for Magpie’s Pale Ale or Porter. Want more details? .

SUNDAY

Home Soil Performance Protest

Zoya Sardashti and Hyunsin Liv Kim of Home Soil, a contemporary performance company, are staging a protest at  Gwanghwamun Square (across from the KT Building) on Sunday 17th from 12pm until 2pm. The event is the first in a series entitled ‘Don’t YOU Touch Her’, an ‘initiative against sanctions and war in Iran’. For more info visit the Don’t YOU Touch Her website.

MONDAY

Nori Film Bar

Sinchon’s long-established Nori Bar are bringing back their . This week sees the ‘unsentimental’ Half Nelson (with Ryan Gosling, swoon) and documentary-style film The Class being shown. 

Written by Charlotte Hammond and
Skate image by Diego Bisquerra


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