We’re coming up to the end of June and monsoon season is coming soon. Capture some sunny summer memoriez by exploring somewhere new, like Yangsu-ri, a beautiful spot close to Seoul. 

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ONGOING

The Wizard of Oz in Seoul

The Wizard of Oz, , kicked off at Myeongdong M Plaza from Saturday June 8th. Catch the shows on weekends until June 23 for an advance price of 15,000 won — 10,000 won off the door price. We went a couple of weekends ago; read our seven reasons why you should too.

One Day Farming

Every other Saturday from now until September, WWOOF is looking for volunteers to participate in work events. Bilingual capabilities and an interest and knowledge of slowfood are suggested but not required. You can register for this Saturday’s event and future events through WWOOF’s blog.

Studio Ghibli Layout Design Exhibit in Seoul

The exhibition will feature production sketches from the beloved Japanese animation studio that created films such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Ponyo.” The show will open at the Hangaram Design Museum on Saturday 22nd of June and continue until September 22nd. For more, check out Blouin Art Info.

FRIDAY JUNE 21

Brits Talk Korea

The British Council has organised a series of talks from, you got it, Brits with a deeper knowledge of Korea than average. The first in the series is from Andrew Salmon, a writer and journalist who has reported on the Koreas for Forbes, the Times and France 24 to name but a few prominent publications. The talk starts at 7 p.m this Friday night and signing up is necessary.

Beyond Art Launches at Platoon

Last year’s Beyond Art event at Platoon saw an array of international artists fly in for workshops, including design team Vault 49, awesome, massive wall paintings and parties. This year is no different as the same design team are back to decorate the Gangnam venue with an enormous new mural. The launch party sees everything blast off tonight; .

Various Parties

Punk band members from Yuppie Killer are  with a show, hip hop , Sampology is at , and DotDotDot  music at Owl Lounge in Itaewon.

SATURDAY JUNE 22

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Vans presents Go Skateboarding Day 2013

From midday on June 22, Vans is presenting its  with 6 skateboard shops and distributors taking part. The Vans skate team and its pro riders will be rolling about demonstrating their skills, and any riders can take part in contests to win Vans products, skate stuff and 300,000 won cash throughout the day at the Dongdaemun Cult Park. Free Vans waffles and beer will be served and there’ll also be a skaters’ flea market and acoustic punk rock from Sunn Row from the Strikers and Won Jong Hee from Rux.

Craftworks Teams Up with the Renaissance Hotel Seoul

A buffet that sounds so good you’ll be licking your lips lasciviously when you read the full menu, Craftworks, the beer pub, have really gone all out with the planning for this one-off garden party at the Renaissance Hotel. The BBQ soiree is an all-you-can-eat affair for 50,000 won, which also includes two drinks and live entertainment from bands such as The Barbarettes (see our interview with their lead singer here). , where you can see the full menu.

Linus’ BBQ Returns!

We’ve been counting down the days, minutes and seconds for the return of Linus and his meat. The BBQ-meister has been traveling the U.S., holy grail of pork-smoking, to become a jedi in the art of cooking. And now he’s back to stuff it in our faces. He’ll be at the  for one of his legendary pop-ups.

Eat Your Kimchi 10 Mag Book Club Meeting

Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t deny the success of Martina and Simon, AKA Eat Your Kimchi. The K-Pop and Korea bloggers pull in web viewing figures of millions and have an extremely loyal fanbase, so it should be very intriguing to hear what they have to say. Find our more .

Scout Grand Opening

Scout, a brand new cocktail bar and cafe connected to the upmarket Decade Shop in Hannam-dong is celebrating their grand opening this weekend. Apparently their fries are the bomb. .

Henrix at Club Mansion

Henrix, the DJ representing the “quintessential sound of Miami” is hitting Seoul this weekend, specifically Club Mansion in Hongdae as part of a Future Gods Beyond Sound event. Embrace summer in the city by pretending you’re dancing on the beach to some summer house. 

Other Saturday Night Shizzle

Our friends The Killer Drones are launching their album at Club DGBG, with bellydancers in tow, , Yonhui Rock Festival is going on at Soundholic City, kings of Korean electro Idiotape are at Interpark Art Center in Hapjeong, there’s , an  full of music and creativity, Happy Hippy are having a , and Boombar are holding a hip hop-infused .

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These are Chincha’s top picks for events to go to in Seoul for the final(ish) week of June, 2013 (from June 20 – June 27). Next week’s events will be updated on Thursday, June 27. For  future  events check our Seoul Events in 2013 post. To submit an event email . xoxo.

Written by Loren Cotter
Yangsu-ri image by Jenna Davis


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