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Things to Do in Seoul This Week (June 18 – June 24)

Things to Do in Seoul This Week: June 19- June 24, 2018

WRITTEN BY FABIENNE VALMOND & PHILIP C | PUBLISHED ON June 19, 2018

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Recurring Events

Sejong-daero pedestrian-friendly street events

Sunday June 10-24, 10am-7pm Gwanghwamun Station, Free

The city of Seoul will be holding a series of program in June as part of its Sejong-daero pedestrian-friendly street events including ‘Seoul 365 Fashion Show’, ‘Go Skateboarding Day’, and UN International Day of Yoga .

There will be many other street performances as well as a ‘Citizens’ Open Stage’ where people can freely engage in performances of song, dance, and musicals.

The Sejong-daero car-free street events will be held every Sunday until the end of June, after which there will be a break in operations so as to avoid the extreme summer heat before starting back up again in September.

Photo courtesy of I Seoul U

2018 Namsangol Taekwondo Experience Program

Do you know Taekwondo? Foreign visitors to Namsangol Hanok Village can learn about the Korean spirit and culture through the national sport of Taekwondo. Wear a uniform, learn the basics, and break some boards in this 60 minute Taekwondo class!

This program is completely free, except you want to buy the uniform for 30000
Application Deadline: 3 Days before your desired participation date

2018 Namsangol Taekwondo Experience Program – Application Form
(Only foreigners are eligible to apply for this program.)

– Eligibility : Foreign nationals
– Duration : May 10th til October 2018. Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:30
– Location : Namsangol Hanok Village, Cheonwoogak Stage
– Capacity : 15 participants (Selection will be based on order of application submission)
– Program Fee : Free (uniforms can be purchased at the venue for 30,000)
– Application Deadline : 3 days before your desired participation date
– Inquiries : +82-2-6674-4303, sugary2001@gmail.com

* Classes will be conducted in English.

*Please note, the date and time below are for the Taekwondo classes only. Taekwondo Performance in Namsangol” will run every Thursday to Sunday (Thurs 15:00 – 15:25 / Fri – Sun 13:00 – 13:25, 15:00 – 15:25) from May 4th, 2018 to October 2018 at Namsangol Hanok Village.

Photo courtesy of Visit Korea
  • Period-05.10.2018 ~ 10.25.2018
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Location - Namsangol Hanok Village
  • Address - 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 중구 퇴계로34길 28 (필동2가)

The Opening and Closing of the Royal Palace Gates and Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies (수문장 교대의식)

The Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies at the various Royal Palace Gates in Seoul are a must see. These ceremonies have taken place since the ancient times, 1469 to be precise and the present reenactment follow the original ceremonies to the letters according to VisitKorea. The ceremonies take place everyday except Tuesdays at various times during the day, so plan your visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace accordingly so you do not miss this rare traditional ritual. 

Performance Times & Locations: 

Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony
10:00, 14:00 / 20 minutes per ceremony
Gwanghwamun Gate Guard-on-Duty Performance
11:00, 13:00 / 10 minutes per ceremony
Sumungun (Gatekeeper) Military Training (outside Hyeopsaengmun Gate)
09:35, 13:35 / 15 minutes per ceremony

* No ceremonies and performances on Tuesdays.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
* Event may be cancelled in case of rain.

Photo courtesy of Visit Korea

Deoksugung Fair Shop

The Deoksugung Fair Shop, an open marketplace at the Deoksugung Stone Wall Path located between Daehanmun Gate and the circular water fountain is currently open for business and will continue until November 3 of this year, excluding July and August, every week, Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm .

The products for sale at the fair range from leather crafts, accessories, room fresheners and other handmade products, from art and design pieces to clothing apparel.

There will be various cultural performances and hands-on activities, including drawing, flowerpot making and arts and crafts. The cultural performances include Indie and senior bands, drum recitals, magic, mime shows and more. The shows will be on at 12:20pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 2:00pm for 40 minutes on Saturdays. For further performance details, please visit seoulbusking.com.

The Deoksugung Stone Wall Path will operate exclusively as a pedestrian walkway from 11am to 2pm on the weekdays and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays to promote the safety of market-goers.

  • Period -05.03.2018 ~ 11.3.2018 (Excluding July & August)
  • Time: 11:00am- 6:00pm
  • Address -04519 99 Sejongdaero, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Location -Deoksugung Stone Wall Path
Photo courtesy of i Seoul U

1890 Namsangol Night Market

The Foreign Flea Market held at Namsangol Hanok Village on Saturday May 26th was a success with vendors from many countries around the world, including Russia, the Philippines, Venezuela, and Kenya to name a few.

The Foreign Flea Market is part of a more permanent night market that runs from May 5th, 2018 to Oct. 27th, 2018. Entitled “1890 Namsangol Night Market”, this year is the second season of the market which is held in Namsangol Hanok Village every Saturday. Its name is derived from the similar marketplace that took place in the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century. In addition to all the booths selling great products, there are a lot of exciting activities and events to experience. There are food trucks and food vendors so you can sample different types of food from all over the world.

Namsangol Hanok Village itself is a must-see sight in Seoul. This traditional village is in the downtown district near the popular shopping quarter, Myeong-dong. The  village which is at the foot of Namsan mountain offers an unobstructed view of the mountain and Namsan Tower which is always a pleasant sight especially in the evening. The village ground is an urban oasis with traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden and a small stream with gentle meditative sounds.

  • Period-05.05.2018 ~ 10.27.2018
  • Time: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location - Namsangol Hanok Village
  • Address - 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 중구 퇴계로34길 28 (필동2가)
Photo taken by i Art Seoul

A Midsummer Night’s Dream // 한여름 밤의 꿈

Once upon a time, I used to be an avid Shakespeare reader. I have read most of Shakespeare’s plays in both English and French. Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favorite comedy as Othello is my favorite tragedy. In high school, I played Cassio. I enjoyed the duel scene most (a girl dressed as a soldier in a sword fight, what not to like?) I like Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’s play within a play sequence which makes it confusing but fun nonetheless. I like the imagery or the forest and costumes. I have been to Shakespeare’s Globe in London and frequented the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC often. Well, you get the gist, I really love Shakespeare and I am really happy that I can continue to experience the Shakespeare world here in Seoul:

The Eurasia Shakespeare Theatre Company in Seoul is running this Midsummer’s Night Dream production until June, every day except for Mondays and Twice on Saturdays! 

Their website direct you to purchase tickets on interpark but this play is not listed on interpark. Contact the Eurasia Shakespeare Theatre company directly on facebook or through their website to inquire about tickets directly. I will update this with better information on how to obtain tickets when I have successfully done so myself.

  • Period-0 5.04.2018 ~ 6.10.2018
  • Location-Cultural Space Ellim Hall 엘림홀
  • Address-195-6 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul, 동숭동 195-6, Seoul, Korea
  • Tuesday- Friday: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 3:00 - 5:30pm , 7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 3:00 - 5:30pm
Photo courtesy of Eurasia Shakespeare Theatre Company

Korean Baseball

Baseball season has officially kicked off in Korea. Baseball is a hallmark of Korean culture so if you live here, you should go even if you are not a sports fan.  Just like everything else in Korea, baseball games are very affordable – Tickets start at 7,000 won. Depending on seating, regular tickets range from 7,000 to 40,000 won for adults, 5,000 won, (6,000 won on weekends) for  students and free to 4,000 won for children.

There are three teams in seoul (LG Twins, Doosan Bears, Nexen Heroes) and you should pick one to  cheer at the games. Go Doosan (I don’t know!) 

There are three Stadiums in Seoul. There may be a game playing at the different stadiums at the same time on the same day, so if you don’t have a team preference and are just going for the ride, pick the stadium nearest you. 

How to buy tickets:

Getting tickets for the game online is not very straightforward as the ticket site is only in Korean.  You can buy tickets on English sites like stub hub but they do not seem to offer the very affordable seats.  If you can read Korean or have a Korean Chingu, you can buy tickets from this site: http://ticket.interpark.com/Contents/Sports. You can can sign up for an account using your Kakao Talk  login information. You will see the Kakao Talk logo, click on it and it will take you to a screen where you set up an account. After you set up the accounts, you should go back to the main page of inter park and navigate to the sports tab again. Click on the game you want to go to and you will be redirected to page with three options, use the first options to sign in with your phone number or the third option to sign up with your Alien Registration card. Depending on the browser that you’re using you can right to translate the page or you can copy and paste sections of the page into Google Translate. The other, easiest option, would be to buy tickets at the stadium.

 

  • Tuesday- Friday: 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm

Jamsil Baseball Stadium

  • 25 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 7(chil)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Gocheok Sky Dome

  • 430 Gyeongin-ro, Gocheok-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul

Mokdong Baseball Stadium

  • 939 Annyangcheon-ro, Mok 1(il)-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul

Monday, June 18th

Open Mic Night 2.0

8:30pm-10:30pm, The Hidden Cellar, Free

Have you got talents? The Hidden Cellar bar in HBC is always looking for performers for their open mic nights. If you don’t have any talents, don’t worry, you can just go to get rid of the Monday’s blues! It’s on every second Monday!

To participate, post on the event page on Facebook or inbox the organizer Kim Schroeder. Otherwise, just show up and go have a good time!

Photo courtesy of The Hidden Cellar

Tuesday, June 19th

Korean Calligraphy

2 pm – 3 pm, Seoul Global Cultural Center, Free

Do you know how to write your name in Korean? How about in Korean Calligraphy? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Calligraphy as an artistic, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering. The Korean tradition of artistic handwriting derived from Chinese calligraphy. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Koreans have used the Chinese characters as the official script since the 2nd or 3rd century ce until the 19th century,  even after the invention of Hangul in 1447. Modern Korean calligraphy using hangul is known as Seoye (Hangul: 서예).  If not to acquire a new artistic skill, go to make new friends. This event is restricted to foreign residents in Korea only. The center ask that you bring your Alien Registration Card (or Passport with SOFA stamp for SOFA Members, or diplomat ID for Diplomats). Grab your friends and go learn how to write your name in Korean Calligraphy!

*Only apply this class who can join for all courses(4-week).

Photo by Seoul Global Cultural Center

Sattva Yoga Vinyasa Flow (English)

7:30- 8:30pm, Sattva Yoga, ₩15,000

Are you looking for an affordable Yoga class. Sattva Yoga in Apgujeong offers an English Vinyaa Flow yoga on Tuesdays. This class typically explores some pranayama (breathwork), lots of dynamic movement with one or two challenging postures and some longer releases towards the end of class. Expect to build some heat and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. All Levels are welcomed!

About the teacher: Eithne is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She underwent her first yoga training in Goa, India in 2015 where she specialised in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. She enjoys sharing her passion with everyone who practices together with her.

Photo by Farsai C. on Unsplash

Wednesday, June 20th

Urban Gardening

2pm – 3:30pm, Seorae Global Village Center, Recurring Event (See all), Free

Do you have a green thumb? Go plant herbs with the Seorae Global Village Center every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. You will be working on the village rooftop garden and Yongsan family park. The herbs and DIY products made from them are sold at local markets and the proceed redistributed to charities in Korea. Go learn how to garden while also contributing to the community.

Seoul City Crew Fitness Club 

7pm – 8pm, The Grand Hyatt Hotel Plaza (Yongsan), Free

Seoul City Crew Fitness Club is now offering Wednesday evening trainings. The spartan race is just around the corner so the Crew is training hard so you get to train like a spartan even if you are not planning on doing the race. The Spartan Race is taking place on June 30th.

Training is completely free and all levels are welcome.

Thursday June 21st

Chang Dong Culture Station Music Festival

10:30 am – 5 pm, Platform 61, Free

(DAY 1: DMZ Peace Train International Conference)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Platform Chang Dong 61 are hosting a four-day music festival  in celebration of the Platform Chang Dong 61’s second anniversary from June 21-24.

 All performance seatings are free of charge but you have to rsvp for tickets by visiting the Platform Chang Dong 61 website (www.platform61.kr). Unfortunately the website is in Korean only so you may need an interpreter to assist you.

The 1st Annual DMZ Peace Train Music Festival will also be taken place at the same time at the Chang Dong Culture Station to promote the message of world peace and unification.

Platform Chang Dong 61 which opened  in June of 2016, is a cultural complex of music and performances, comprised of a specially-designed lot housing 61 containers in the Chang-dong and Sanggye-dong area.

Approximately 60 different organizations and businesses will participate the in the 4 four day festival offering performances as well as a children’s play zone featuring a mini carousel, classic arcade gaming area and more.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F match between Korea and Mexico will be  projected free coverage of at midnight on the 24th at the Platform Chang Dong 61 Red Box.

Flying Yoga Class

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Sky Yoga Kula, Recurring Event (See all), ₩60,000 (6 sessions)

The Itaewon Global Village Center has arranged for a 6 days yoga course at Sky Yoga Kula for just 10,000 won per session. This course looks challenging but fun! Go check it out and let us know how you like it!

Note from the Organizer:

On May 24th~ June 28th every Thursday (total six days) at 2:30pm-4:30pm, the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Flying Yoga Course.” Participants will have a chance to learn about Flying Yoga. It will take place at Skyyogakula which is just beside Hapjeong station(Line 9/Line2).

Flying Yoga is also called Anti-gravity yoga or Aerial yoga. It combines the traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a special kind of hammock which can support up to 300 kilos of weight. You don’t need to be an acrobat to learn. The instructor will teach the basic steps, so do not worry even though you are beginner.

The facility includes a large flying yoga classroom, a shower room, a fitting room, a lounge, a powder room, lockers, Inbody test machine and so on. Towels and shower products will be also provided. Free parking is available for participants.

The participation fee is 60,000 won (per person/including the whole session/Cash Only). You can sign up in person or by email only.

Email: yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr

Korean Folk Painting

2pm – 3:30pm, Seoul Global Cultural Center, Free

Do you see that painting of the Phoenix down there? I created that masterpiece, and so can you! Join the Korean folk painting class at the Seoul Global Cultural Center and you will be guided through a step-by-step process of how to paint beautiful creatures like that by the most patient instructors. Since this is a folk painting class, the animals or objects painted are symbolic in korean culture. You will also learn what each painting represents in  Korean folklore. The next painting will be the Il-wol-do.  This event is restricted to foreign residents in Korea only. The center ask that you bring your Alien Registration Card (or Passport with SOFA stamp for SOFA Members, or diplomat ID for Diplomats). These classes fill up fast so sign up quickly or sign up early for the next class. All levels are welcome. This course and all of the other courses are free of charge through the generousness of the Seoul Global Cultural Center. Please contact them directly with specific questions about any events. Leave us a comment to tell how you like the events and send us a picture to feature on our site or social media.

Trivia Night

8:00pm- 10:00pm, Rt 66 (Old Dillinger’s), Free

Western pub culture is synonymous with casual and friendly atmosphere, good food and drinks, sports, and live music but one thing that is becoming extremely popular in pubs is Trivia Nights. Most people don’t usually associate pubs with learning but trivia or pub quiz nights are a great way for people to show their friends how clever they are in a laid back and fun environment. The good news is you don’t have to go out west to enjoy this popular pastime. The Route 66 has a really popular Trivia Night every Thursday night. Participation is free and you have a chance of winning 50,000 won if your team wins first place, 25,000 won for second place and a pitcher of beer for third place. The host gives away shooters all night so you don’t even have to win to have a good time. Dillinger’s is a great local bar to hang out with friends and satisfy your craving for western food. Their loaded french fries with pulled pork is the best. GO have a good time with your friends and you might even learn a thing or two!

Photo courtesy of Route 66

Jazz Night  

8pm- 10pm, The Hidden Cellar₩3,500

It’s Jazz Night at the Hidden Cellar tonight and every Thursday night! I checked out this cool little gem for their Tuesday language exchange program and I was immediately smitten by the charm of the place and the staff. The minute you walk in you become part of a tight little community. I am looking forward to attend more of their events, especially Jazz night! And the cool thing is they have really affordable food and drinks,  3500W for a glass of wine on Jazz Nights. They also just announced that their delicious pies with fries are 8,000w on Jazz Nights. I am really excited about this because I really like their pies. If you are looking for something to do on a Thursday night, this is the thing to do! Hopefully, i’ll see you there.

Photo courtesy of The Hidden Cellar

Friday, June 22nd

Urban Gardening

10:00am – 11:30am, Seorae Global Village Center, Free

Do you have a green thumb? Go plant herbs with the Seorae Global Village Center every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. You will be working on the village rooftop garden and Yongsan family park. The herbs and DIY products made from them are sold at local markets and the proceed redistributed to charities in Korea. Go learn how to garden while also contributing to the community.

Hello Ecuador! – Inti Raymi

11:00am – 2:00pm, Cafe Talking Spoon, Free

Hello World, Hello Ecuador. The World Culture Open started this series to introduce people to different cultures. So what do you know about Ecuador? Come share and experience with others as we partake in many activities from parades to food tastings.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Embassy of Ecuador.

Jagae Craft

3:00pm – 5:00pm,Seoul Global Cultural Center, Free

 

Art you looking for a new hobby? Are you looking for a great DIY gift idea? Go learn how to make Jagae craft at the Seoul Global Cultural Center. You can craft the word Seoul and send that as a souvenir to your love ones back home or craft the name of your crush, friends a children to give as a cute present to them!

This class is free of charge due to the generosity of the Seoul Global Cultural Center. The only caveat is that the event is limited to foreigners living in Korea. The center is strict about this requirement and ask that you bring your Alien Registration Card (or Passport with SOFA stamp for SOFA Members, or diplomat ID for Diplomats) to verify your status. You have to register for an account with the Seoul Global Cultural Center before you can RSVP to attend any of their many events. Follow the link to their site to register and RSVP. The events fill up fast so register soon. Please contact the center directly with questions about this specific event but feel free to leave a comment after about how much fun you had. Go learn a new skill and make new friends!

 

Chang Dong Culture Station Music Festival

5 pm – 9:30 pm, Platform 61, Free

(DAY 2: Peace Train X Platform 61 Showcase)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Platform Chang Dong 61 are hosting a four-day music festival  in celebration of the Platform Chang Dong 61’s second anniversary from June 21-24.

 All performance seatings are free of charge but you have to rsvp for tickets by visiting the Platform Chang Dong 61 website (www.platform61.kr). Unfortunately the website is in Korean only so you may need an interpreter to assist you.

The 1st Annual DMZ Peace Train Music Festival will also be taken place at the same time at the Chang Dong Culture Station to promote the message of world peace and unification.

Platform Chang Dong 61 which opened  in June of 2016, is a cultural complex of music and performances, comprised of a specially-designed lot housing 61 containers in the Chang-dong and Sanggye-dong area.

Approximately 60 different organizations and businesses will participate the in the 4 four day festival offering performances as well as a children’s play zone featuring a mini carousel, classic arcade gaming area and more.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F match between Korea and Mexico will be  projected free coverage of at midnight on the 24th at the Platform Chang Dong 61 Red Box.

Connector 

7:009m – 9:30pm,Google Campus, Free

Connector is a non-profit event that brings information, opportunities, and networking for local & international students, graduates and local & international companies here in Seoul.

The June edition will put the spotlight on Luke Nolan, Founder and CEO of Student.com – the largest marketplace for student accommodation globally, listing more than one million beds in over 400 cities worldwide.

Saturday, June 23rd

Seoul City Crew Cross Training (CXT) 

10am – 11:am, Banpo Bridge, Free

Summer is finally here! Are you planning to hit the beach at Gangneung, now less than two hours from Seoul thanks to the new KTX line? Start working towards that beach body now by joining Seoul City Crew Cross Fitness Club. Training is completely free and all levels are welcome.

They have been training for the 2018 spartan race which is just around the corner on June 30th so you get to train like a spartan even if you are not planning on doing the race. 

Photo courtesy of Robert Micheal Evans

Building Better Websites in 2018

1:00pm -5:30pm, Seoul Global Startup Center, Free

This class, led by the CEO of resume template service Rezi, promises to give an overview of modern web development, guide you in setting up your development environment as well as structuring, developing, and designing your website with Designmodo’s Startup Framework, and help you integrate tracking, messaging, and other features.

A laptop is required during the class.

The organizer states that you must sign up for the event at the website below:

https://goo.gl/forms/5OlJ9xok8uv2wasf2

Seoul Bongeunsa Free Walking Tour

2:00pm -4:00pm, Bong-eun-sa Station, Free

Do you want to know about Korean Buddhism? Do you want to feel peace in complex downtown? Then join this tour!!! 

DATE : 2018. June 23rd Sat at 2:00 P.M (For 2hr)

MEETING POINT : Bong-eun-sa Station(Line 9 – Exit No. 1)

Find Sign ‘Seoul Free Walking Tour’. Follow the link and sign up. If the weather is too bad, and they will let you know whether it is canceled by email at 9 am.
Please check your email or Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SeoulFreeWalkingTour/

 

1890 Namsangol Night Market

2 pm – 9 pm, Namsangol Hanok VillageRecurring Event (See all), Free

The Foreign Flea Market held at Namsangol Hanok Village on Saturday May

The Foreign Flea Market is part of a more permanent night market that runs from May 5th, 2018 to Oct. 27th, 2018. Entitled “1890 Namsangol Night Market”, this year is the second season of the market which is held in Namsangol Hanok Village every Saturday. Its name is derived from the similar marketplace that took place in the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century. In addition to all the booths selling great products, there are a lot of exciting activities and events to experience. There are many food trucks and food vendors so you can sample different types of food from all over the world.

Namsangol Hanok Village itself is a must-see sight in Seoul. This traditional village is in the downtown district near the popular shopping quarter, Myeong-dong. The village which is at the foot of Namsan mountain offers an unobstructed view of the mountain and Namsan Tower which is always a pleasant sight especially in the evening. The village ground is an urban oasis with traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden and a small stream with gentle meditative sounds.

Charcoal Drawing Class

3:00pm – 5:00pm, Jankura Artspace, Free

For the artistically-inclined beginner or the advanced artist looking to practice, this English-language class will guide you from basic charcoal techniques to a still life oeuvre.

The fee of ₩20,000 includes all materials.

NOTE: The organizer warns against wearing white!

Chang Dong Culture Station Music Festival

5:00pm – 7:00pm, Platform 61, Free

(DAY 3: Outdoor Stage Concert)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Platform Chang Dong 61 are hosting a four-day music festival  in celebration of the Platform Chang Dong 61’s second anniversary from June 21-24.

 All performance seatings are free of charge but you have to rsvp for tickets by visiting the Platform Chang Dong 61 website (www.platform61.kr). Unfortunately the website is in Korean only so you may need an interpreter to assist you.

The 1st Annual DMZ Peace Train Music Festival will also be taken place at the same time at the Chang Dong Culture Station to promote the message of world peace and unification.

Platform Chang Dong 61 which opened  in June of 2016, is a cultural complex of music and performances, comprised of a specially-designed lot housing 61 containers in the Chang-dong and Sanggye-dong area.

Approximately 60 different organizations and businesses will participate the in the 4 four day festival offering performances as well as a children’s play zone featuring a mini carousel, classic arcade gaming area and more.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F match between Korea and Mexico will be  projected free coverage of at midnight on the 24th at the Platform Chang Dong 61 Red Box.

Seoul City Crew Pool Party

7:00pm – 2:00 am, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, ₩30,000

You have been training really hard with Seoul City Crew for the past few months and now its time to play. Go show off your beach body that you’ve worked so hard for at the Seoul City Crew Pool Party. They have teamed up with Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul to get this summer started off right! Join them poolside for cocktails, food, and sun as they launch the pool party season in style.

Simply bring your suit and towel and they promise to take care of the rest!

Ticket Cost: 30,000krw
To Purchase Ticket:
1) Transfer ticket cost to KB Bank: 882602-04-051183 (이소정)
2) Email: seoulcitycrew@gmail.com your full name & day you transferred the payment.
3) You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail and be added to the guest list. Pick up your wristband at the venue on the day of the event!

Korea vs Mexico Cheering Party with Kpop

11:00pm – 2:00 am, Seoul Plaza, Free

Join the special cheering zone with the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
The last Mexico match, they nearly caused an earthquake and we think we can beat that!!!
Come show your “fighting” and join Koreans as they cheer for their national team.

Kpop Performances by KARD and APRIL
Fan meeting with youtube star, Megan Bowen.

Faust (nightclub): Edit Select

11:00pm – 2:00am, Faust, ₩10,000

Scottish techno group Edit Select will be performing with Polarfront and Dooit.

Tickets are 10,000₩ before midnight, then 20,000₩ (15,000₩ for students – ID required).

Sunday, June 24th

Sejong-daero pedestrian-friendly street events

 

10:00am – 7:00pm, Recurring Event (See all), Free

The city of Seoul will be holding a series of program in June as part of its Sejong-daero pedestrian-friendly street events including ‘Seoul 365 Fashion Show’, ‘Go Skateboarding Day’, and UN International Day of Yoga .

There will be many other street performances as well as a ‘Citizens’ Open Stage’ where people can freely engage in performances of song, dance, and musicals.

The Sejong-daero car-free street events will be held every Sunday until the end of June, after which there will be a break in operations so as to avoid the extreme summer heat before starting back up again in September.

Sunday Picnic with Lending Ears(Ladies’ Picnic)

1:00pm – 5:00pm, Han River, Free

Who says you cant have fun while still doing a good cause.
Join Lending Ears – A Women’s meetup in Support of TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) for a picnic at Han River.
Blankets, mats, music, activities, and food will be provided…..all you need is to come with an open mind and heart.
Donations between ₩5,000-10,000 are welcome.
P.S. On a first-come-first-serve basis, those who donate ₩10,000 or more will receive a home-made Lending Ears button.

Chang Dong Culture Station Music Festival

5:00pm – 7:00pm, Platform 61, Free

(DAY 4: Chang Dong Sound Special Live)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Platform Chang Dong 61 are hosting a four-day music festival  in celebration of the Platform Chang Dong 61’s second anniversary from June 21-24.

 All performance seatings are free of charge but you have to rsvp for tickets by visiting the Platform Chang Dong 61 website (www.platform61.kr). Unfortunately the website is in Korean only so you may need an interpreter to assist you.

The 1st Annual DMZ Peace Train Music Festival will also be taken place at the same time at the Chang Dong Culture Station to promote the message of world peace and unification.

Platform Chang Dong 61 which opened  in June of 2016, is a cultural complex of music and performances, comprised of a specially-designed lot housing 61 containers in the Chang-dong and Sanggye-dong area.

Approximately 60 different organizations and businesses will participate the in the 4 four day festival offering performances as well as a children’s play zone featuring a mini carousel, classic arcade gaming area and more.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F match between Korea and Mexico will be  projected free coverage of at midnight on the 24th at the Platform Chang Dong 61 Red Box.

Trivia Night at the Wolfhound

7pm- 10pm, Wolfound Pub, ₩3,000

The first time I went to Ireland, I went to this little city called Dublin. When I arrived to Dublin, I went straight to the little known area called Temple bar and walked into a bar called, The Temple Bar. I walked in at noon and didn’t walk out until the wee hours of the next morning. I got sucked into the Irish pub culture, the live music, the food, and the Guinness, oh my! A new Irish friend I made there introduced me to the Irish concept of a local pub. When I moved to Korea, Wolfhound Pub instantly became my local pub where I would often return for the great food, the atmosphere and the warm friendly familiar faces.  Sadly, this is not an advertisement for the Wolfhound Pub. This is after all a site about free and low-cost things to do in Seoul. Luckily, the Wolfhound Pub does have a great low-cost event every week—Sunday Night Trivia at the Wolfhound! Yay! If you are looking to stimulate your mind, come to the weekly Sunday Nights Trivia. It’s only KRW 3,000 to participate. Basically, each participant throws in 3,000 won into an empty pitcher. At the end of the night, the winning team gets to take home the contents of the pitcher! Second place gets a free pitcher bought by the first place team. And the last place team chooses the Karaoke song that the winning team must sing to collect their money. My team,  this time the “Seoul Bitches” continues our losing streak and had the honor once again of choosing the Karaoke song  “Single Ladies” which the winning team (two guys) happily sang . To be fair, there were only two of us in the team. Go have your mind expanded, have a pint of Guinness and some good ole Irish “craic”.

Photo courtesy of Wolfhound Pub

Living Room presents: Art Exhibition by Brittany Fanning

9:00pm- 11:00pm, Living Room Seoul, free

Living Room Seoul presents an art exhibition by an amazing artist Brittany Fanning. All drinks will be available. Buy a vodka soda and receive a free print from the artist (while supplies last)

Also spinning at the event will be DJ’s:

Kiredmik, Blaze, and Mykian

Location: 용산구 신흥로 30-1, Yongsan-gu Sinheung-Ro 30-1
Seoul, Korea 04339

Doors open: 9 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Wolfhound Pub