We’re super excited because this Saturday we’re hosting our very own affair, the pop-up international film festival Future Shorts. While we’ve been busy organising this night of awesome mini movies, we’ve also been uploading a bunch of other new content to the site for you guys to enjoy. Since it’s currently Seoul Fashion Week, Charlotte introduced 5 brands she feels are getting a new life in Korea. In music news, we reviewed last weekend’s intense Grimes gig and interviewed Shinae An Wheeler, a jazz singer with the most incredible voice. More to come!


Jung Lee’s Day and Night

Jung Lee’s exhibition of light installation photography is thought-provoking, beautiful to look at, and at times heartwarming. See the Day and Night exhibition, which is based on a reinterpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, at the One and J Gallery in Gahoe Dong, Jongno Gu until April 17th.

KYE 13 FW Presentation/ Pop-up Store at DAILYPROJECTS

KYE presents a line by designer Gemma Yang for Seoul Fashion Week, inspired by youth unemployment and homelessness. The opening reception is Thursday from 7-10 at DAILYPROJECTS in Gangnam. After the presentation, the pop-up store will be open for 10 days, . You can pick up items such as shirts, jackets, skirts, and a limited edition iPhone case. Graffiti and wrapping paper makes a change from the fashion materials that we’re used to seeing on a daily basis.

Gangnam Art District Project

Current resident artists at Platoon Kunsthalle, Jiwoon Yong and Gustavo Malucelli have formulated “a new type of community art project to re-develop a local economy through various art projects in Gangnam.” Basically, the area around the venue will be covered in different types of art – from painting to photography to sculptures. This creation of an ‘art district tour’ differs from average street art since alternative artistic mediums are being moulded to fit certain stores, sites and buildings. Friday is the launch of the exciting project so there will be a party at Platoon.


Total Freedom at Cakeshop
DJ Total Freedom, who we interviewed this week, is playing Cakeshop this Friday night. The renowned LA mixer, party-thrower and all-round genuinely awesome guy, is taking over the Itaewon underground club for the night. If you’re into alternative dance music you shouldn’t miss this; Total Freedom is regularly referred to as possibly the best underground DJ playing music in the US at the moment. Check out his set and .
Golden Monkeyz Disco Funk Party
Longing for a great theme party in Seoul? You’re in luck. Golden Monkeyz are transforming Club Obeg (500) in Hongdae into a “boogie wonderland” this Friday. Dust off those polyester and glittery duds, pick out that afro, and feather your hair because the dress code is disco fever. .


Killer Drones Return to the Stage

Killer Drones will be returning to the stage this Saturday at Club Freebird. They haven’t played in a while so the place is sure to be packed with loyal fans chomping at the bit to see them perform again. Used Cassettes, Love X Stereo, and 4 Brothers complete the line-up for a show well worth the money. .

Chincha Presents: Future Shorts Film Festival in Seoul

We may be biased, but our pop-up film festival is where we think you should be this coming Saturday. We’ve teamed up with Future Shorts, the prominent international movie curators, to bring you seven award-winning short films you can’t see anywhere else in Korea. We also have design team coming along to create some unique custom tote bags and other artwork for people to take away from the event. Read all the info in our article, , or follow . You can also win tickets from us by entering our or contest until 3pm on Thursday March 28th.


The Spring Meet Market

Semi-regular LGBTQ party the Meet Market is throwing a spring-themed event this weekend, with burlesque and drag. The hosts are encouraging you to do some spring cleaning and to bring down all your unwanted items to Club Myoungwolgwan for the charity Babytree. .

Bulssazo Live at Sangsang Madang

Instrumental rock band Bulssazo and screamo act Hollow Jan are playing at KT&G’s Sangsang Madang in Hongdae this Saturday night. The event will blend raw rock with intense visuals on the enormous live screen at the venue. You can win tickets, worth W20,000 (advance), from the Korea Gig Guide.

Anarchy Mart

Spot eight alternative rock bands in Mullae this weekend and also take part in an anarchy mart, a jumble sale where anyone and everyone can sell or barter anything they want. Magpie will be serving beers but you can also bring your own. .

Seoul Shakespeare Company Filmmakers Challenge
The Seoul Shakespeare company have organised a and act one, scene two of Richard III. Each group have created a piece putting their own spin on one part of the classic play. The films will be screened this Sat from 8pm at Moonnight, Itaewon. W10,000 entry.

The Best of the Rest

Other notable events this weekend include an in Haebangchon on Friday night, street hat brand Monkids’ anti-fashion week party at Cakeshop on Saturday, (awww), , Kuchu Camp in Hongdae’s live  and Sunday’s The Encyclopaedia art show.

Written by Colleen Whately and Loren Cotter
Images: Platoon Kunsthalle and Chincha

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