5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 2.

5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 2.

Another round up of the most interesting things to do happening this week. We've scoured the listings of art, music and film events and compiled our 5 favourites happening between now and Sunday.

 

XX Queer Female Exhibition

Warehouse Itaewon will be launching it’s first queer female art exhibition this Friday night.

XX Queer Female are a new collective aiming to build a community for queer women who want to produce and appreciate creativity.

The exhibition will feature painting, illustration, photography and zines with a chunk of the work being available to buy.

The artists who will present their work here are Sora Bom, Reem Dada, Haewon Lee, Teri Thompson and Annie Hong aka Hootnannie. 

If that wasn’t enough, the bar will be offering UNLIMITED cocktails for 15,000 won!

For more information click here.

 

Seoul Players

Korea’s premier expat drama group will be returning this weekend for another instalment of their Ten Minute Play festival.

Now in it’s seventh year, this annual event is well known in the theatre community for consistently producing quality shows. This is best represented by the productions popularity - this year they received 180 script submissions, of which they whittled it down to 16.

The program of plays will be performed twice - on Friday and Saturday. They’ve been split in a way that makes it easy to see everything.

If previous years are anything to go by, this is going to be a great show and will probably sell out. Avoid disappointment by getting your tickets early.

For more information click here.

 

Dave Beck and Rough Cuts

Two great Seoul-based expat bands will be playing this weekend at Club FF.

Dave Beck plays emotional, folk-tinged rock and roll with a heavy nod to Death Cab and Cassadaga-era Bright Eyes. Recently he released singles Busan and and Slow Down. These two tracks are some of Beck’s most accomplished songs to date and not too dissimilar to The National.

Rough Cuts will also be playing at the show. Rough Cuts have a similar americana-influenced sound as Beck but they play a much more upbeat, energetic version. There’s also a surfy vibe in much of their work too. Their recent self-titled EP is a 15 minutes of pure fun indie-pop.

The show is at Club FF on Saturday and as always that means completely free drinks between 11pm and 12am. Eddie will be  playing a mix of indie, rock and roll and less good chart pop after the bands.

For more information click here.

 

HVOB

Awesome electronic duo HVOB have been around since 2010 but have really made a huge splash this year with their incredibly well-received album Silk. Their sound is similar to The XX but with a darker edge.

The Vienna based duo are in the middle of a world tour which has seen them play dates in Europe, Asia and Australia. This weekend it’s Seoul’s turn to be greeted by their presence and it promises to be a really great show.

Tickets are 35,000 on the door but if you buy in advance they’re on 25,000 and you get a free drink.

For more information please click here.

 

Masego Live

Jamaican-born multi-instrumentalist Masego has blown up in the last year. And rightly so. 

Masego describes his unique sound as TrapHouseJazz. It’s quite indebted to hip-hop influences too particularly on his most resent album Loose Thoughts. Masego isn’t young by any one genre or style. He’s equally adept at producing club anthems as he is in producing chilled blues-influenced cuts. 

Masego will be headlining a huge lineup of artists both from Korea and further afield. Entrance fee is 25,000 with one free drink.

For more information click here.

5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 3.

5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 3.

5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 1.

5 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 1.