We’re edging toward what is arguably the most-hyped, highly-anticipated, and much-needed event in Seoul for some time to come: Spring is here. The rumors appear to be true. When you’re not looking for a meadow or park bench to take your beer and banchan picnic, there is plenty going on to keep you in a fair-weathered tizzy. Seoul’s FW13 Fashion Week might have us thinking ahead to chillier times to come again, but it sure looks good doing it. Marisol dispatched from the CRES E. DIM show and you can take a peek at our highlights roundup.
Our Spring glow is due in part to the success of Future Shorts last Saturday. Platoon was a full house, drinks were had, and seven solid short films were screened. Thanks to all who came out! And if you missed it, don’t despair; keep an eye on our as there will be future Future Shorts to come.
Tim Burton Exhibition in Seoul
It’s coming up to the final few weeks of celebrated movie director and artist Tim Burton’s exhibition in Seoul. Ending on the 14th of April, this show has come highly recommended by everyone we’ve spoken to who has been. Don’t believe us? Read this review.
FRIDAY APRIL 5th
Pregnant in Seoul
Hardworking performer Pregnant, also known as Daniel Trudeau offstage, will perform at Mun in Mullae this Friday night. SuperColorSuper is behind the show, and Pregnant is one of the gems in their Spring 2013 lineup. Tickets are 25,000 won at the door.
SATURDAY APRIL 6th
Bike Party Seoul: Never-neverland
UPDATE: Bike Party is postponed till SUNDAY the 14th of April due to a 90% chance of rain this Saturday. The theme will still be Never-neverland. Get your fairydust and green tights ready while you read our write-up on the first ever BPS ride. For details on .
Seoul Vegan Potluck at Magpie
This Saturday’s theme is ‘My Favorite Dish’, so bring your tried and true. Magpie has opened the kitchen for use if you email in advance. Arrive at around 1pm for meatless noshing until 4pm. Full details on or at seoulveganpotluck.blogspot.com.
The Bling Flea Market
The hip flea market is usually on the first of the month, and this time around is no exception. Platoon Kunsthalle fills up with stalls from some of Seoul’s trendiest residents and there’s a W1000 from MC Phryme for the cash-strapped amongst the crowd. See more details on Platoon’s website.
Kimchibilly Night in Gangnam
Dust off the red bandana and black leather vest, because this Saturday at 10pm. Teddy Boys, The Rocktigers and Essence will take the stage at Club Keu Keu. Check out our past coverage of a Kimchibilly Night in Seoul. It could be worth going for that leopard print upright bass alone.
10,000 Won Exhibition at Gallery Golmok
Itaewon’s Gallery Golmok’s 10,000 Won Exhibition event is part exhibit, part live musical performance, and part silent auction. A combination entrance fee (of, you guessed it, 10,000 won) will get you a raffle ticket and a free drink, or entrance to separate event “A Night with the Artists.” for more.
Unionmade II: Cover and Destroy
Unionmade is a slightly more low-key offshoot of the Daerim VLUF warehouse parties, at artspace 1984 in Hongdae. The current exhibition at the venue will meld with DJs from 3pm and indie bands in the evening. Cover is only W5000 and there will be drinks and snacks from various pop-up companies. .
A video showing the last VLUF warehouse party, a collaboration with skate brand Vans.
Zedd in Seoul
Russian/ German EDM DJ famed for remixing covers of Lady Gaga songs that she then chose to feature on her albums is at Walkerhill Theatre in Seoul this Saturday night. Tickets cost W55,000 advance and you can purchase them from Interpark.
The Best of the Rest
There’s still more. Other notable events include with Southern Sons at Bull & Barrel, and the is on at Moonnight. All venues are in Itaewon. Also, Seoul’s International Pillowfight Day will be held at Cheonggye Plaza (sign up here for more information), is at Hongdae’s EXIT and .
Written by Charlotte Hammond and .
Photography by Spenser Ford and Mike Stuls.