Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb. 7 to 9

Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb. 7 to 9

Welcome to the weekend, kids. ONGOING Feb. 2 to Feb. 28: ÅLAND SALE One of my favorite shops in Korea, Åland, has opened up a branch in Itaewon relatively recently and is now hosting a “flea market” sale of clothing from up-and-coming designers, discounted between 30 and 70 percent. Brands...
Help Fund L VE M TEL

Help Fund L VE M TEL

L VE M TEL is the name of a single-issue art publication, a “tribute of sorts” to Korea that will be printed and bound locally. The magazine’s editors — who, along with its contributors, are some of the most talented people I know in this country — plan to bring...
DEAR. Magazine

DEAR. Magazine

DEAR magazine began as a call for attention to independent fashion labels where the owners actually hold needles and thread in their hands. In a metropolitan capital brimming with citizens of all ages exhibiting the latest overpriced designer attire — or lookalikes — the stories behind products are often forgotten, and...
Urban Exploration: An Abandoned Amusement Park in Seoul

Urban Exploration: An Abandoned Amusement Park in Seoul

On a brisk Sunday morning I set out to explore an abandoned amusement park I’d been meaning to visit for months. Yongma-land, which closed down recently, is situated on the eastern mountainside of Seoul, near Mangu Station on the Jungang line. Amid a small neighbourhood, the dilapidated funfair’s large, castle-shaped...
Seoul Events in 2014

Seoul Events in 2014

Head here for this weekend’s events. JANUARY Ongoing through Tuesday March 4: Annie Leibowitz — A Photographer’s Life  Celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz’s work, including the iconic image of Leonardo DiCaprio as seen above, is currently on display in a special exhibition at Seoul Art Center’s Hanagram Art Museum in southern Seoul....
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The Natural Beauty Project

The Natural Beauty Project

Artist and photographer Aoife Casey recently embarked upon a project, an upcoming exhibition, to celebrate natural beauty in Korea, a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. In Casey’s words: “The Natural Beauty Project is a body of work consisting of black and white portraits of Korean women, specifically those who have not...
Events in Seoul This Weekend: September 12 — 16

Events in Seoul This Weekend: September 12 — 16

Good evening! Scroll to the bottom for (potentially) free stuff. ALL WEEKEND Korea Burn, the peninsula’s answer to Nevada’s Burning Man, returns this weekend. Here’s the video we took of the festival last year: Find out all about the event in our preview. FRIDAY Le Pompon Paris Pop-up Club @ Cakeshop Cakeshop are recreating the...
Events in Seoul This Weekend: Friday 6 - 7 September

Events in Seoul This Weekend: Friday 6 – 7 September

It’s Thursday and, as is tradition, the cultural GPS that is the events post is here to assuage your crippling fear of spending the next few days festering in a slump of inactivity. So open wide as we spoon delectable event-shaped airplanes into the grubby mouth of your weekend. You’re welcome.  FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 V.O.G.U.E Party Following...
Back in v.o.g.u.e: TICKET GIVEAWAY

Back in v.o.g.u.e: TICKET GIVEAWAY

v.o.g.u.e., Seoul’s newest gay-friendly party, returns for its second installment, and we have three pairs of all-night guestlist to give away to the coolest new event series on the block. Just mosey on over to our Facebook page and tell us what your favourite party anthem is to be in with a chance of winning....
Korea Burn 2013

Korea Burn 2013

Korea Burn, a regional version of Nevada’s Burning Man festival, is happening next weekend. (As if you didn’t know already.) Here’s our awesome video coverage from last time around. Held annually, Korea Burn is back for it’s third year in a row, this time on Chungpodae on the west coast of Korea. The festival is...
Let's Send Sean Home

Let’s Send Sean Home <3

Sean Jones is an expat living in South Korea who has spent the last four months in hospital with a rare medical condition, having accumulated enormous medical bills in the process. His family need to raise $50,000 in order to get him home. Thankfully, a lot of dedicated members of the expat community in Seoul...
Secret's Out: Saturday Night in Seoul

Secret’s Out: Saturday Night in Seoul

Not made any Saturday night plans yet? Good, because we’ve made some for you. Get down to Golmok Vinyl and Pub, a new LP bar in Gyungnidan, to catch a secret show from Oh Records’ awesome Australian indie band Set Sail. This Saturday night in Seoul, from 7pm. Directions to Golmok Vinyl & Pub: Noksapyeong...
The Ch'eat Sheet: 5 Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

The Ch’eat Sheet: 5 Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

Introducing The Ch’eat Sheet, a Chincha column devoted to savoring food and drink in the Seoul area. The Ch’eat Sheet is written for foodies or hungry people eating out or hoping to make something of their apartment kitchens. What’s a good concert without a good meal, glass of wine, or bowl of patbingsu beforehand, anyway?...