BUSAN, South Korea — A third of the way through May brings some warmer temps to the city though this weekend looks to be a bit overcast. But that shouldn’t keep you indoors with all the fun things to do outdoors this weekend.
Festival season continues again as the Busan Lotus Lantern Festival, the conclusion of the International Performing Arts Festival and Rendezvous Francais are just a few of the outdoor must-do events this weekend. Afternoons bring the IPark, the Giants and a big tennis tourney, while the late night brings some great music, comedy and dancing ’til the wee hours of the morning.
You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!
Live Music at Vinyl @ Vinyl Underground - The Positions, J. Jones, Proxy Lady, Robscenity and the Free Range Coffee Weasels all hit the stage for a great night of free music at the Yellow Banana. Friday, 10 p.m., Vinyl Underground, Kyungsung.
Kyle Kinane @ Ol’55 – Named one of Comedy Centrals most highly rated comedians of 2012, Kyle Kinane joins the Ha Ha Hole fellas for a night of great comedy. Saturday, 9 p.m., Ol’55, Kyungsung.
Sound Bombin’ VIII @ Almost Famous – An adrenaline night for music lovers, Sound Bombin’ promotes collaborations with Korea’s best artists and DJs. Saturday, 9 p.m., Almost Famous, Kyungsung.
Busan Open Challenger Tennis Tournamnet @ Geumjeong Sports Park – The city’s biggest tennis tournament gets underway featuring the best in the country through the 19th. Through May 19, Geumjeong Sports Park, Dong-gu.
Pohang vs. Busan IPark @ Asiad World Cup Stadium – The IPark look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games against the number one in the table Pohang Steelers. Saturday, 2 p.m., Asiad World Cup Stadium, Sajik-dong.
Busan International Performing Arts Festival @ Busan Culture Center – The last weekend of various kinds of performing arts including concept performances, recommended performances, and outdoor performances are held at BIPAF 2013. Through Monday, Busan Culture Center, Daeyeon-dong.
Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Busan Cinema Center – Gudeok stadium (May 11), Yongdusan Park, and Gwangbokno are hosts to some of the most beautiful photo opportunities you’ll see in the city, as well as a great traditional festival to enjoy. Through Sunday, Jung-gu.
Dance Performance: Rock Identity @ Dongnae Cultural Center – Les Rendezvous Busan continues with choreographer Kataline Patkai’s spectacular dance performance courtesy of Alliance Francais. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Dongnae Cultural Center, Dongnae.
Friday – Overcast, Chance of Rain; 19’C/66’F
Saturday – Overcast; 22’C/73’F
Sunday – Overcast; 22’C/73’F