BUSAN, South Korea — The second week of October brings with it a ton of activities, festivals, music and sports, as the autumn festival season kicks off and the Busan International Film Festival comes to a close.
Festivals in and around Busan highlight this weekend, as well as the Battle of the Bands, a sparkling champagne party with a chance at a free bottle for Haps readers, the beginning of the KBL and the Giants looking to close their series with Doosan again tonight.
You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!
Violet Lea @ Soul Trane - Singer/songwriter Violet Lea is joined by the Dammit Janets and London Scat Party for the second installment of the Night of Jams at Soul Trane. Friday, 9 p.m., Soul Trane, PNU.
Special Punk and Hardcore Show @ Club Realize – Six bands are on the bill for a night of punk and hardcore, with a 15,000 won cover and all-you-can-drink beer special. Saturday, 7 p.m., Club Realize, Kyungsung.
Red Carpet Party @ The Back Room – Mention you're a "Fan of Haps" and get a free bottle of Martini Asti sparkling wine as the hippest new club in town for two parties over the weekend, the Breo launching party on Friday and a sparkling champagne party on Saturday. Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m., The Back Room, Haeundae.
The Braii BBQ Party and SOB @ Basement - Head on out for an outdoor BBQ before Millstone Grit, Hajimama and Stoned battle it out at this year's School of Basement Battle of the Bands, which runs through the middle of November. Saturday, 4 p.m., Basement, PNU.
Delicious Vibes @ Almost Famous - Dance the night away to a tasty line-up featuring B-Jinx, Ian L, Northern Monkey and Woodreaux that will be dropping some major funky, Jackin-house heat. Saturday, 11 p.m., Soul Trane, KSU.
Lotte Giants vs. Doosan – The Giants look to close out the series with Doosan after winning the first two up in Seoul and losing Game 3 at home. Friday, 6 p.m, Sajik Stadium, Sajik-dong.
KT Sonic Boom vs. Goyang – The Korean Basketball League gets underway Saturday afternoon as the KT Sonic Boom take on Goyang in their home opener. Saturday, 3 p.m., Sajik Gymnasium, Sajik-dong.
Gangseo Nakdong River Reed and Flower Show @ Maekdo Ecological Park - Traditional performances and a host of activities await you at the Nakdong River. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Maekdo Ecological Park, Gangseo-gu.
Busan Jagalchi Festival @ Jagalchi Market - Come get a taste of what makes Busan famous as the Jagalchi Market's yearly festival takes place this weekend. Through Sunday, 10 a.m., Jagalchi Market, Nampodong .
Cribbage Tournament @ Fully Booked - Cribbage players looking to play in a tournament can get their game on at Fully Booked with great prizes and drinks available. Saturday, 8 p.m., Fully Booked, KSU.
Friday – Partly Sunny; 22'C/73 'F
Saturday - Sunny; 22'C/73'F
Sunday - Sunny; 24'C/75'F
Don't see your event listed? Well, ya didn't put it on the calendar. Go, now, put it up on the calendar! ^^