Here’s what’s going on around Busan this week.


Laybricks @ HQ Gwangan – A great Korean indie duo from Seoul make their way to HQ for a night of great music. HQ Gwangan, Gwangalli, Saturday, 9 p.m.

Regular Tuesday Night Cultural Performances @ Busan National Gugak Center – The weekly Korean traditional music performance takes place each Tuesday evening. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Performance of Traditional Music and Dance @ Busan National Gugak CenterEnjoy a traditional Korean music and dance performance each Saturday until the end of December. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Open Mic @ Basement – The oldest running open mic in the city. Basement, PNU, Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.

Open Mic @ Ol’55 – The weekly open mic is a Kyungsung Wednesday night institution. Ol’55, Kyungsung, Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Open Mic @ Beached – The weekly open mic is a great excuse to listen to good music and enjoy the night view of Gwangan Beach. Beached Bar, Gwangalli, Every Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Open Mic @ HQ Gwangan – Test out your singing skills at the monthly open mic in Gwangalli. HQ Gwangan, Gwangalli, Friday, 9 p.m.


Korea Grand Sale – Tons of great sales are going on at stores all around the country until the end of February. City and Nationwide, through February 28

KBL: KT vs KGC @ Sajik Gymnasium – KT takes on KGC in Korean Basketball League action. Sajik Gymnasium, Sajik-dong, Sunday, 4 p.m.

Ha Ha Hold @ HQ KSU – The monthly comedy show is back with a special goodbye to two of Busan’s favorite expats. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, Sunday, 7 p.m.

PVJ Fundraiser and Arts Showcase @ Vinyl Underground – 2017’s One Billion Rising campaign kicks off big with a variety show featuring a smattering of every kind of act the Busan area can manage. Vinyl Underground, Kyungsung, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Great Maslenitsa @ Haeundae Beach – Check out some great cultural activities from Russia at Haeundae Beach this Sunday. Haeundae Beach, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Exhibition of Biblical Relics from Israel @ Baeksan Hall – An excellent display of relics from Israel is on display until March 30th. Baeksan Hall, Busan Citizens Park, Jin-gu, Through March 30, 10 a.m.

Retrospective on Claude Chabrol @ Busan Cinema Center – Check out some classic French movies from one the new wave of French filmmakers who gained prominence in the 1950’s. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through March 5

Diorama World @ Wolseok Art Gallery – Check out the world in miniature form at the Diorama World exhibition. Wolseok Art Gallery, KNN Building, Centum City, Daily, 10 a.m.

Stroll Through Time @ Busan Museum of Art – Two modern photographers work is on display at the Busan Museum of Art. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, Through February 26 

White Night in Busan @ Busan Cinema Center – With the concept of a ‘Christmas Market’, a Christmas village was created with a giant white Christmas tree sculpture, light decorations, and a large sledding slope. Next to the Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through February 26

Busan Chess Club @ Busan Global Village – Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a weekly gathering of playing chess. Busan Global Village, Seomyeon, Monday, 6 p.m.

Further Into the Arctic @ Korea National Maritime Museum – The National Maritime Museum is holding a “Further into the Arctic” exhibition in cooperation with the Arctic Centre and the University of Lapland in Finland. Korea National Maritime Museum, Through March 5

Lee Jung Seob Exhibition @ Busan Museum of Art – Take a look back into one of Korea’s most famous artists at the BOMA. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, Through February 26

Utoro @ National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization Under Japanese Occupation – Check out the display of photos from Koreans living in Utoro in Japan. National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization Under Japanese Occupation, Nam-gu, Through February 26

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