Event Calendar

Dec
3
Tue
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 2-6, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.idf2019busan.org/

Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall - Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Period: June 18 – December 22, 2019

○ Venue: Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)231-6341

○ Website: http://museum.busan.go.kr/monument/mmboard/1378793 (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 3-5, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: http://www.idifkorea.org

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

Taco Tuesdays @ Abnormal Taphouse and Cantina!
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Taco Tuesdays @ Abnormal Taphouse and Cantina!

Every Tuesday from 5:00 to 10:00 at Abnormal Taphouse and Cantina, we’ll be offering the people of Busan the best taco deals in town in our effort to bring the American tradition of Taco Tuesday to Haeundae.

For only 2000 won, you’ll get yourself a seasoned pork hard shell taco topped with our homemade pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, and shredded sharp cheddar. How many can you get? Well, that’s up to you and your belly.

Now there is a catch… If you want to stuff yourself with these tacos, you need to order a beer. The good news is we have 13 phenomenal craft beers on tap, including ones from our house brewery, Abnormal Beer Company, out of San Diego, California!

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

Taco Tuesday & NFL Replay @ LA Bar and Grill
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Taco Tuesday & NFL Replay @ LA Bar and Grill

It’s Taco Tuesday! Stop in and try some of the best Tex-MexTacos and Fajitas in Busan.

Tuesday Specials:
– Buy Two Tacos get one FREE.
– Buy Three Tacos get a FREE Margarita
– Buy a Fajitas Plate get a FREE Margarita

NFL Game Pass International Replay night. Catch 40 minute Replays (play-by-play, commercial free) of any of the16 games from Week 1 of the NFL 2019 season. Just let the staff know which game you want to see!

Paik Hae-sun Piano Recital @ Busan Cultural Center
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Paik Hae-sun Piano Recital @ Busan Cultural Center

○ Date & Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:30pm

○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center

○ Tickets: R-seat 50,000 won, S-seat 30,000 won, A-seat 20,000 won

Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 12:00 am
Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
Our goal is to create a regular meeting place for chess in Busan.
What: Play, learn and improve your chess
Who: All are welcome: kids and adults. Anyone interested in playing chess
When:  Tuesday Evenings  8pm – 10pm
Where: McDonalds at 시청역 (City Hall Station) just outside exit 7
Why: Chess players need a place to meet and play. Please join us and help build a thriving chess scene here in Busan.
CostFREE  chess sets and clocks are available.
Dec
4
Wed
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 2-6, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.idf2019busan.org/

Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall - Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Period: June 18 – December 22, 2019

○ Venue: Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)231-6341

○ Website: http://museum.busan.go.kr/monument/mmboard/1378793 (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 3-5, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: http://www.idifkorea.org

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

HQ Wine and Whisky Night @ HQ Bar
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

HQ is rolling out a new weekly event; every Wednesday, we’ll be celebrating wine and whiskey with some of the best drink deals in town.

3000 Won Glasses of White or Red Wine

4000 Won Pours of Jameson

5000 Won Pours of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Crown Royal, and Canadian Club

HQ Gwangan Open Mic Night @ HQ Gwangan
Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HQ Gwangan Open Mic Night @ HQ Gwangan

Alright, folks, our new weekly trivia night is continuing to build, and we are always looking for new brainiacs to raise their swords. If you weren’t able to make it in the past, let me remind you that the pub quiz is now at HQ Gwangan every Wednesday, and there’s a new format:

1000 Won Entrance Fee Per Player / Winning Team Gets The Cash!

Maximum Team Size is 5. Minimum Team Size is 1.

2 Rounds of Questions
3 Categories in Each Round
5 Questions in Each Category

Plus in between rounds, we will have a Beer Bonus round where one team can win a free pitcher of Cass or OB.

We’ll be starting the quiz at approximately 9:00, and it’ll be done before 11:00 so for those of you coming from outside of Gwangan, you can hightail it to your bus or subway to stiff over the taxi drivers–or if you want to keep drinking, nobody’s stopping you.

Following, trivia, come on down for the newest open mic in town starting around 11 p.m.

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Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 2-6, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.idf2019busan.org/

Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special Exhibition of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall - Korean War and Busan @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Period: June 18 – December 22, 2019

○ Venue: Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

○ Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)231-6341

○ Website: http://museum.busan.go.kr/monument/mmboard/1378793 (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Busan International Art Fair 2019 @ BEXCO
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Busan International Art Fair 2019 @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 5-9, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Hours of Operation:

Dec. 5 noon – 7 p.m.

Dec. 6-8 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Dec. 9 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

○ Tickets: 10,000 won for adults / 5,000 won students

○ For more info.: (051)806-1004

○ Website: http://www.biaf.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Farmers’ Market at Busan City Hall @ Near Busan City Hall
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Busan City Hall @ Near Busan City Hall

The local Farmers’ Market has been operating every Thursday from 10am to 6pm at Busan City Hall since April 2012.

The market will be held on the street between Busan City Hall and Busan Metropolitan Police Agency.

Local agricultural products, including rice, tomatoes, various fresh vegetables and much more from Busan and the Gyeongnam area will be sold at discounted prices.

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Diabetes Industry Fair 2019 Busan @ BEXCO

○ Period: December 3-5, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: http://www.idifkorea.org

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

ECCK Busan Year-End Party @ Shilla Stay Haeundae
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ECCK Busan Year-End Party @ Shilla Stay Haeundae

ECCK Busan is pleased to invite you to the sparkly ‘ECCK Busan Year-End Party’ scheduled for December 5, 2019 at the Ballroom at Shilla Stay Haeundae.

To catch the winter spirit and fully enjoy the festive mood, the party will be held under the theme of ‘Christmas in Lapland’ with a Blue, White and Silver dress code.

This year’s festivities will include welcome drinks and photo opportunities, an elegant 5-course dinner with unlimited wine, live music and entertainment, games and everyone’s favorite-the lucky draw.

Don’t miss the chance to become a lucky winner of 2 roundtrip tickets to anywhere in Europe generously provided by Finnair.

As part of the event, proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald’s House Charities, it is an excellent chance not only to party but to support a good cause.

Don’t miss an excellent opportunity for you to promote your company and maximize brand awareness to prominent partners in Korea.

Event Information

ECCK Busan Year-End Party

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 19:00 – 21:30 (Registration starts from 18:30)

Venue: Ballroom (3F), Shilla Stay Haeundae

Parking: Free parking during the event at B2, B3

Admission fee: Member – 80,000 KRW, Non-Member – 100,000 KRW

*Payment at the door

*For walk-ins, an additional 10,000 KRW will be charged.

To register and for more information, click here.