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


Lunar New Year Traditional Performance @ Busan National Gugak CenterCatch a Lunar New Year’s performance to experience some great Korean traditional culture. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Saturday, 4 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.

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.


2017 Winter Events in Busan – Throughout the month of January, feast at local markets and enjoy local hot springs. Citywide through January 30

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

KT vs. LG Sakers @ Sajik Gymnasium – The city’s basketball team takes on Changwon’s LG Sakers in KBL action. Sajik Gymnasium, Sajik-dong, Tuesday, 7 p.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

You can check out what else is happening around the city’s largest and best event guide on the Haps Event Calendar.



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