With summer holiday season beckoning and the end of the monsoon season in sight, there’s reason to be happy. And what better way to celebrate than to go to some ruddy good events? Take a look at what’s in store.
ALPHONSE MUCHA EXHIBIT @ Seoul Art Center
Not only is the Seoul Arts Center showing , including Hayao Miyazaki himself, they’ve also got the work of legendary artist and designer Mucha on display. The exhibition of the Art Nouveau icon’s elaborate work is creating a storm amongst Seoul’s art lovers. Swing by the Hangaram Art Museum to take a look. The exhibition will run until September 22nd. Tickets are 12,000 won.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
SEOUL FASHION CREATIVE STUDIO POP-UP SALE @ U:US
Grab some unique fashion items at knock-down prices and support young, creative Korean designers while you’re at it. With fashion items up to 80 percent off, it’s well worth a browse if anyone’s in the Dongdaemun area today (Thursday July 25). The sale opened yesterday and will continue until Friday. Open from 12pm – 8pm daily on the 4th Floor of the U:US building (22 Majang-ro Jung-gu Seoul). With designs limited, it’s better to go sooner than later. More details here.
ANSAN VALLEY ROCK FESTIVAL @ Ansan
This year Korea’s most scenic rock festival is boasting an unbelievable lineup. With headliners like music legends The Cure, hairstyle trendsetter and international DJ Skrillex, and industrial rock heavyweights Nine Inch Nails, the 3-day festival is bound to impress. You can see the full lineup on the festival website. The clock is counting down and excitement is rising. Don’t miss out.
JAMIE XX AND CHRIS BAIO @ Octagon
Although we’ve been hearing frightening rumours about this awesome, free DJ set at Octagon being cancelled, it still seems to be going ahead so far, so fingers crossed. For details on how to sign up for guestlist read our Seoul Events in 2013 post.
BRENMAR @ Cakeshop
Hugely popular DJ Brenmar definitely lives up to the hype surrounding him. The Chicago born DJ has created a buzz with his unique style, blending glossy commercial sounds with gritty underground beats. With a reputation that precedes him, Cakeshop are excited to have him perform. Take a look at this interview we did with him last year and check out the for more information on the party itself.
FEED ME @ The A
This Friday, UK DJ Feed Me is flying in to Seoul to do a set at The A before he travels to Japan to perform at the world-renowned Fuji Rock Festival. Catch him before it’s too late. Advance tickets are 30,000 won but will be 40,000 on the door.
MUDFEST @ Boryeong
If you missed it last weekend, you have one more chance to take in the festivities of everyone’s favourite alcohol-laden, skin rejuvenating, West Coast festival. Spend a glorious two days sunning yourself by the beach and get down and dirty. If not, you’ll have to wait until next year for another opportunity.
MASIL GLOBAL FLEA MARKET @ Jazzy M.A.S
This global flea market, organized by arts space Jazzy M.A.S. and creative group MASSIM, will be making its debut on Saturday and will be open until Sunday at Hi-Brand shopping mall in Gangnam-gu. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the artwork, handmade crafts and organic products for sale as well as take part in art experience programs. Programs offer the chance for you to create designer toys, make bracelets or design your own t-shirts. On the Saturday there will also be an after party held at Jazzy M.A.S. in Sinsa. The flea market will be open from noon to 6pm on both days and the after party on Saturday will be open from 7:30-10:30. You can check out the Jazzy MAS website here.
WATER GUN FESTIVAL @ Shinchon
On Saturday the streets of Shinchon will be taken over by people looking for a fun way to cool down in the heat. The will kick off at 2pm although staff will be on hand from midday onwards. Water guns and plastic drawstring bags will be sold on-site but visitors are welcome to bring their own. The group encourages you to bring spare clothing to change into afterwards. There is a map of the festival site
SILK/ JUICE’S SWEATY BILLS @ Exit
If you’re staying in Seoul this weekend, why not swing by Hongdae where DGURU from Idiotape (and unique-t0-Korea DJ project Volt Age Sound) will be DJing. Silk/Juice are hosting the event at EXIT, promising “dirt, house and sweat” until the sun comes up. The entrance is free and the booze cheap. Take a look for more information.
MORGAN PAGE @ The A
Morgan Page, the Grammy Award-nominated DJ, is currently touring Asia and will be bringing his beats to Seoul this Saturday. Tickets are available for 30,000 won for the show if you buy in advance and 40,000 to buy on the door.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
“I WANNA P” BOOMBAP TROHH EXHIBIT @ Matter & Matter
HOW TO BE A KOREAN WOMAN @ Post Theater
Minnesota-based actor, dancer, and playwright, Sun Mee Chomet, will be debuting her show ‘How to Be a Korean Woman’ in Seoul next Tuesday and Thursday at the Post Theater in Hongdae. The award-winning one-woman show has been described as “hilarious and poignant,” and is about how the adoptee’s reunion with her birth family has affected her sense of what it means to be a woman. The Tuesday show is already sold out but you can still catch the Thursday show and the . Go here for more details about the show.
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