BUSAN, South Korea — Fall has kicked into full gear and Busan has been spared the flurries that have hit the northern part of the peninsula, but the cold is starting to settle in for its usual four winter months.
The second round of Battle of the Bands highlights this weekend, and a lot of Busan’s musicians take the stage around the city for what promises to be a memorable weekend of music. Mixed-martial arts returns to the Bu, as well as some exhibitions, a piano recital and a handy seminar if you’re looking to get that book you’ve been working on published.
You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!
Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy @ Ol’55 – Come on out and listen to some great music and support a great cause to help send money to those in need in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Friday, 9:30 p.m., Ol’55, Kyungsung.
Park Jong-hwa Piano Recital @ Busan Cultural Center - The world-renowned pianist will play Rachmaninov Moment Musicaux Op. 16, as well as Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.36 in a concert sure to stir your heart. Sunday, 5:00 p.m., Busan Cultural Center.
Singles Party @ TBR - Christmas is coming, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than finding a new loved one? The Back Room is presenting a Singles Night this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. Dress to impress and find the new love of your life! Saturday, 9:00 p.m., The Back Room, Haeundae.
Allive Battle of the Bands @ Vinyl Underground - The biggest Battle of the Bands gets underway with some great music over the next four weeks at VU. Saturday, 10 p.m., Vinyl Underground, Kyungsung.
Road Fighting Championships in Busan @ BEXCO - UFC hits Busan this weekend with a 12-match international mixed martial arts competition at BEXCO this Saturday. The contest expected to draw the most attention is the main event between Jeff Monson from the United States and Korea’s Kang Dong-gook. Saturday, 3 p.m., BEXCO, Haeundae.
Ulsan Mobis Phoebus vs. Anyang KGC - First-place Mobis look to extend their six-game winning streak in KBL action. Saturday, 2 p.m., Dongcheun Area, Ulsan.
E-Book Workshop @ Daejeon & Seoul - Learn how to get your next book self-published with this seminar if you happen to be up north this weekend. Saturday, 2 p.m., Daejeon & Seoul.
Tree of Life Series @ Alliance Francaise Art Space - Gaby Cardenas is showing us for the first time her complete series curated at the Goeun Museum of Photography. Through December, 10:00 a.m., Alliance Franciase Art Space, Haeundae.
Friday – Overcast; 13’C/55 ‘F
Saturday - Sunny; 13’C/55’F
Sunday - Overcast; 13‘C/55‘F
Don’t see your event listed? Well, ya didn’t put it on the calendar. Go, now, put it up on the calendar! ^^