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BUSAN, South Korea -- The first long weekend in a long time is here, with Buddha's Birthday bringing a much needed three-day weekend for everyone to enjoy.

This weekend is headlined by three great shows by Cheong-ju-based folk-rock bandThe Primary, who are in town making their debut but are no strangers to the Korean music scene. Some great exhibitions, football, a marathon, and last, but not least, Korean-American comedian Danny Cho's highly anticipated set at Beached on Saturday night round out a great weekend of events set for this weekend.

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!


Haps Weekend Picks May 17,18,19


BUSAN, South Korea — The first long weekend in a long time is here, with Buddha’s Birthday bringing a much needed three-day weekend for everyone to enjoy.

This weekend is headlined by three great shows by Cheong-ju-based folk-rock bandThe Primary, who are in town making their debut but are no strangers to the Korean music scene. Some great exhibitions, football, a marathon, and last, but not least, Korean-American comedian Danny Cho’s highly anticipated set at Beached on Saturday night round out a great weekend of events set for this weekend.

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!


The Primary @ Oz Hall, Sharky’s G and Club Realize – Cheongju-based folk-rock band The Primary make their Busan debut with three great shows around the city this weekend. Friday and Saturday, Various locations, click link for more details.

One Drop East @ Club Ta – If you’re up in Seoul for the long weekend, check out ODE and Gino Brann showing Hongdae how it’s done with a night of funk and soul. Friday, 11:30 p.m., Club Ta, Hongdae, Seoul.

Sangria Party @ Tap and Tapas – Enjoy some summer drinks at the stylish Tap and Tapas Sangria party held every Saturday night in Haeudae. Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Tap and Tapas, Haeundae.

Danny Cho @ Beached – Korean-American funnyman Danny Cho returns for his second trip to Busan for a great night of comedy on the beach. Saturday, 10 p.m., Beached, Gwangalli.


Pohang vs. Ulsan @ Pohang Steelyard – Tops in the K League Classic table Pohang look to make it 19 straight undefeated games against local rivals Ulsan. Saturday, 2 p.m., Pohang Steelyard, Pohang.

2013 Busan Half Marathon @ Dadaepo Beach – A 5k, 10k and a half marathon take place for runners sponsored by the Kookje Shinmun. Sunday, 9 a.m., Dadaepo Beach.


Korea-U.S.-Japan International Photo Exchange Exhibition @ BS Busan Bank Art Gallery – A photo exhibition capturing the beautiful nature, customs and way of life in Korea, the United States and Japan will be held from May 16 to 23 at BS Busan Bank Art Gallery near Gwangbok Road. Through May 23, BS Busan Bank Art Gallery, Nampo-dong.

Leslie Cheung Memorial Exhibition @ Busan Cinema Center - An exhibition featuring legendary Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung is on display at the BCC through the end of the month. Daily, 11 a.m., Busan Cinema Center, Centum City.

Anthony Brown’s Illustration Exhibition @ Walseok Art Hall – Famed children’s illustrator Anthony Brown shows off 280 original illustrations from his 31 books at his retrospective show through July 7th. Daily, 10 a.m., Walseok Art Hall, KNN Building, Centum City.


Weather Forecast:

Friday – Overcast; 19’C/66’F

Saturday – Partly Sunny, Chance of Rain; 21’C/70’F

Sunday – Rain likely; 19’C/66’F


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