Event Calendar

Apr
2
Tue
Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 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.
Apr
3
Wed
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum

An exhibition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement and the establishment of the former provisional government in exile

○ Period: February 28 – June 2, 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

The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum

○ Period: March 12 – April 14, 2019

○ Venue: Bokcheon Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ Directions: Metro Line 1, Dongnae Station (Exit 4) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 6 or Metro Line 1, Myeongnyun Station (Exit 2) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 1

○ For more info.: (051)550-0334

 

Exhibition:

Bronze Seven Bells Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 22 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

Armor Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 38 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum

The Hyundai Motor Company made 7 standard-sized cars from 7 outstanding paintings among the 150 winning works from the kids’ dream car painting contest. The 3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show will display these 7 kids’ dream cars and let others experience them.

○ Period: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

○ Venue: Busan National Science Museum

Directions: https://www.sciport.or.kr/eng/CMS/Contents/Contents.do?mCode=MN018

○ Hours of Operation:

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed: Mondays, January 1, New Year’s day, Chuseok

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)750-2300

○ Hosted by: Hyudai Motor Company, Busan National Science Museum and Gwacheon National Science Museum

○ Website:

https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=3896(Korean)

A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《A Formula for Imagination》, will propose to share the imagination of contemporary artists.

○ Period: March 29 – May 6, 2019

○ 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.

Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 1 – May 19, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4241

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Apr 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.

Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 8 – June 9, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4247

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography

○ Period: March 8 – May 8, 2019

○ Venue: GoEun Museum of Photography

Address: 16, Haeun-daero 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

○ Opening Hours: 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

Last admission is 6:30 p.m.

○ Free admission

○ Website:

http://www.goeunmuseum.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=exhibition_eng&wr_id=39&ex=now

○ For more info.: (051)746-0055

 

Photographers: Alec Soth, Mark Power, Thomas Dworzak, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Antoni d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Gueorgi Pinkhassov, Hiroji Kubota, Alex Webb, David Alan Harvey, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Moises Saman, Trent Parke, Olivia Arthur, Alex Majoli

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《Nature, Life, Human》, will awaken an interest in ecology and the environment.

○ Period: March 29 – July 7, 2019

○ 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

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

Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 15 – June 23, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=201902111603048947

 

Artists

Miyanaga Aiko, Miyajima Tatsuo, Bahk Seonghi, Oh Yongseok, Lee Byungho, Lee Jinyong, Cho Eunph

The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself》, will provide an opportunity to reflect upon ourselves in this increasingly harsh world.

○ Period: March 29 – August 18, 2019

○ 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)

Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition – Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition - Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall

 Period: February 15 – April 30, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Citizens Hall

○ Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

   Last admission is one hour before closing.

○ Tickets: 8,000 won for adults, 3,000 won for students and seniors, 4,000 won for university students majoring in fashion, free for preschoolers

○ For more info.: (051)630-5232

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was the Twentieth Century’s most celebrated fashion photographer.

 

World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center

○ Period: March 19 – April 24, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Cinema Center

○ Tickets: 6,000 won for adults / 4,000 won for members, youth and senior

○ For more info.: 051)780-6000

○ Website: http://www.dureraum.org

 

* Film List

A Diary for Timothy

Fires Were Started

Humphrey Jennings

This Sporting Life

Kaagaz Ke Phool / Paper Flowers

Not Wanted

Lumière d’été / Summer Light

花形選手 / A Star Athlete

エロス+虐殺 / Eros Plus Massacre

Цвет граната / The Color of Pomegranates

Memorias del subdesarrollo / Memories of Underdevelopment

Lawrence of Arabia

Monsieur Verdoux

A Canterbury Tale

Vampyr / The Vampire

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Greed

Wednesday Performance of Korean Traditional Music & Dance @ Busan National Gugak Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
○ Dates: Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20, Apr. 3, 24

○ Time: 7:30 p.m.

○ Venue: Busan National Gugak Center

○ Tickets: A-seat 10,000 won / B-seat 8,000 won

○ For more info.: (051)811-0114

 

Feb. 20 Korean Traditional Dance

Korean traditional dance

Feb. 27 Pansori

Pansori

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park

Busan Tower Media Façade

○ Operation Times:

December to February – 3 times daily from 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx. 10 mins)

March to May – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

June to August – 3 times daily from 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm (approx. 10 mins)

September to November – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

○ Location: Yongdusan Park

The video projection show on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade displays various images of Busan created by local artists.

The media display runs three times per day – 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 in the spring and fall, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30 in the summer, and 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 in the winter. The visual images include main videos and seasonal videos (approx. 10 mins.).

For more information, contact Yongdusan Park at (051)860-7820.

Busan Tower Website: http://www.busantower.net/eng/index.asp

HQ Wine and Whisky Night @ HQ Bar
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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.

Open Mic @ Ol'55
Apr 3 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Open Mic @ Ol'55

Weekly open mic at Ol’55 in KSU.

Apr
4
Thu
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum

An exhibition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement and the establishment of the former provisional government in exile

○ Period: February 28 – June 2, 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

The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum

○ Period: March 12 – April 14, 2019

○ Venue: Bokcheon Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ Directions: Metro Line 1, Dongnae Station (Exit 4) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 6 or Metro Line 1, Myeongnyun Station (Exit 2) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 1

○ For more info.: (051)550-0334

 

Exhibition:

Bronze Seven Bells Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 22 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

Armor Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 38 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum

The Hyundai Motor Company made 7 standard-sized cars from 7 outstanding paintings among the 150 winning works from the kids’ dream car painting contest. The 3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show will display these 7 kids’ dream cars and let others experience them.

○ Period: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

○ Venue: Busan National Science Museum

Directions: https://www.sciport.or.kr/eng/CMS/Contents/Contents.do?mCode=MN018

○ Hours of Operation:

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed: Mondays, January 1, New Year’s day, Chuseok

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)750-2300

○ Hosted by: Hyudai Motor Company, Busan National Science Museum and Gwacheon National Science Museum

○ Website:

https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=3896(Korean)

A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《A Formula for Imagination》, will propose to share the imagination of contemporary artists.

○ Period: March 29 – May 6, 2019

○ 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.

Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 1 – May 19, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4241

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Farmers’ Market at Busan City Hall @ Near Busan City Hall
Apr 4 @ 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.

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Apr 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.

Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 8 – June 9, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4247

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Hotel Show 2019 in Busan @ BEXCO
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

○ Period: April 4-6, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Tickets: 10,000 won (free admission with pre-registration)

○ Opening Hours: 10a.m.-5p.m.

○ Website: http://www.hotelshow.co.kr

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography

○ Period: March 8 – May 8, 2019

○ Venue: GoEun Museum of Photography

Address: 16, Haeun-daero 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

○ Opening Hours: 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

Last admission is 6:30 p.m.

○ Free admission

○ Website:

http://www.goeunmuseum.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=exhibition_eng&wr_id=39&ex=now

○ For more info.: (051)746-0055

 

Photographers: Alec Soth, Mark Power, Thomas Dworzak, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Antoni d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Gueorgi Pinkhassov, Hiroji Kubota, Alex Webb, David Alan Harvey, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Moises Saman, Trent Parke, Olivia Arthur, Alex Majoli

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《Nature, Life, Human》, will awaken an interest in ecology and the environment.

○ Period: March 29 – July 7, 2019

○ 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

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

Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 15 – June 23, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=201902111603048947

 

Artists

Miyanaga Aiko, Miyajima Tatsuo, Bahk Seonghi, Oh Yongseok, Lee Byungho, Lee Jinyong, Cho Eunph

The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself》, will provide an opportunity to reflect upon ourselves in this increasingly harsh world.

○ Period: March 29 – August 18, 2019

○ 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)

Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition – Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition - Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall

 Period: February 15 – April 30, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Citizens Hall

○ Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

   Last admission is one hour before closing.

○ Tickets: 8,000 won for adults, 3,000 won for students and seniors, 4,000 won for university students majoring in fashion, free for preschoolers

○ For more info.: (051)630-5232

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was the Twentieth Century’s most celebrated fashion photographer.

 

World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center

○ Period: March 19 – April 24, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Cinema Center

○ Tickets: 6,000 won for adults / 4,000 won for members, youth and senior

○ For more info.: 051)780-6000

○ Website: http://www.dureraum.org

 

* Film List

A Diary for Timothy

Fires Were Started

Humphrey Jennings

This Sporting Life

Kaagaz Ke Phool / Paper Flowers

Not Wanted

Lumière d’été / Summer Light

花形選手 / A Star Athlete

エロス+虐殺 / Eros Plus Massacre

Цвет граната / The Color of Pomegranates

Memorias del subdesarrollo / Memories of Underdevelopment

Lawrence of Arabia

Monsieur Verdoux

A Canterbury Tale

Vampyr / The Vampire

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Greed

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park

Busan Tower Media Façade

○ Operation Times:

December to February – 3 times daily from 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx. 10 mins)

March to May – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

June to August – 3 times daily from 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm (approx. 10 mins)

September to November – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

○ Location: Yongdusan Park

The video projection show on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade displays various images of Busan created by local artists.

The media display runs three times per day – 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 in the spring and fall, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30 in the summer, and 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 in the winter. The visual images include main videos and seasonal videos (approx. 10 mins.).

For more information, contact Yongdusan Park at (051)860-7820.

Busan Tower Website: http://www.busantower.net/eng/index.asp

Apr
5
Fri
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum

An exhibition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement and the establishment of the former provisional government in exile

○ Period: February 28 – June 2, 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

The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum

○ Period: March 12 – April 14, 2019

○ Venue: Bokcheon Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ Directions: Metro Line 1, Dongnae Station (Exit 4) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 6 or Metro Line 1, Myeongnyun Station (Exit 2) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 1

○ For more info.: (051)550-0334

 

Exhibition:

Bronze Seven Bells Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 22 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

Armor Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 38 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum

The Hyundai Motor Company made 7 standard-sized cars from 7 outstanding paintings among the 150 winning works from the kids’ dream car painting contest. The 3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show will display these 7 kids’ dream cars and let others experience them.

○ Period: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

○ Venue: Busan National Science Museum

Directions: https://www.sciport.or.kr/eng/CMS/Contents/Contents.do?mCode=MN018

○ Hours of Operation:

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed: Mondays, January 1, New Year’s day, Chuseok

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)750-2300

○ Hosted by: Hyudai Motor Company, Busan National Science Museum and Gwacheon National Science Museum

○ Website:

https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=3896(Korean)

A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《A Formula for Imagination》, will propose to share the imagination of contemporary artists.

○ Period: March 29 – May 6, 2019

○ 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.

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition - ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House

ASEAN in Korea, Korea in ASEAN

○ Period: April 5 – June 2, 2019

Award Ceremony: April 21, 2019

○ Venue: ASEAN Culture House

Address: 162, Jwadong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48108, ROK

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue. – Fri. 10:00 – 18:00

Sat. – Sun. 10:00 – 19:00

Closed on Mondays and national holidays

 

○ Hosted by: The Korea Foundation, ASEAN Culture House

○ Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/user/program/detail?pno=1122

○ Inquiries: (051)200-2001

Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 1 – May 19, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4241

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Apr 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.

Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Highlighting Contemporary Artist, Bang Jeong-A @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 8 – June 9, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4247

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Hotel Show 2019 in Busan @ BEXCO
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

○ Period: April 4-6, 2019

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Tickets: 10,000 won (free admission with pre-registration)

○ Opening Hours: 10a.m.-5p.m.

○ Website: http://www.hotelshow.co.kr

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography

○ Period: March 8 – May 8, 2019

○ Venue: GoEun Museum of Photography

Address: 16, Haeun-daero 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

○ Opening Hours: 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

Last admission is 6:30 p.m.

○ Free admission

○ Website:

http://www.goeunmuseum.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=exhibition_eng&wr_id=39&ex=now

○ For more info.: (051)746-0055

 

Photographers: Alec Soth, Mark Power, Thomas Dworzak, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Antoni d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Gueorgi Pinkhassov, Hiroji Kubota, Alex Webb, David Alan Harvey, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Moises Saman, Trent Parke, Olivia Arthur, Alex Majoli

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《Nature, Life, Human》, will awaken an interest in ecology and the environment.

○ Period: March 29 – July 7, 2019

○ 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

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

Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Repetition and Difference: About Time @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 15 – June 23, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=201902111603048947

 

Artists

Miyanaga Aiko, Miyajima Tatsuo, Bahk Seonghi, Oh Yongseok, Lee Byungho, Lee Jinyong, Cho Eunph

The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself》, will provide an opportunity to reflect upon ourselves in this increasingly harsh world.

○ Period: March 29 – August 18, 2019

○ 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)

Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition – Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Norman Parkinson Photo Exhibition - Timeless Style @ Busan Citizens Hall

 Period: February 15 – April 30, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Citizens Hall

○ Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

   Last admission is one hour before closing.

○ Tickets: 8,000 won for adults, 3,000 won for students and seniors, 4,000 won for university students majoring in fashion, free for preschoolers

○ For more info.: (051)630-5232

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was the Twentieth Century’s most celebrated fashion photographer.

 

World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
World Cinema XVI @ Busan Cinema Center

○ Period: March 19 – April 24, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Cinema Center

○ Tickets: 6,000 won for adults / 4,000 won for members, youth and senior

○ For more info.: 051)780-6000

○ Website: http://www.dureraum.org

 

* Film List

A Diary for Timothy

Fires Were Started

Humphrey Jennings

This Sporting Life

Kaagaz Ke Phool / Paper Flowers

Not Wanted

Lumière d’été / Summer Light

花形選手 / A Star Athlete

エロス+虐殺 / Eros Plus Massacre

Цвет граната / The Color of Pomegranates

Memorias del subdesarrollo / Memories of Underdevelopment

Lawrence of Arabia

Monsieur Verdoux

A Canterbury Tale

Vampyr / The Vampire

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Greed

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park

Busan Tower Media Façade

○ Operation Times:

December to February – 3 times daily from 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx. 10 mins)

March to May – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

June to August – 3 times daily from 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm (approx. 10 mins)

September to November – 3 times daily from 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (approx. 10 mins)

○ Location: Yongdusan Park

The video projection show on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade displays various images of Busan created by local artists.

The media display runs three times per day – 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 in the spring and fall, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30 in the summer, and 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 in the winter. The visual images include main videos and seasonal videos (approx. 10 mins.).

For more information, contact Yongdusan Park at (051)860-7820.

Busan Tower Website: http://www.busantower.net/eng/index.asp

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Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum

An exhibition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement and the establishment of the former provisional government in exile

○ Period: February 28 – June 2, 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

The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Treasures of Bokcheon-dong @ Bokcheon Museum

○ Period: March 12 – April 14, 2019

○ Venue: Bokcheon Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

○ Free admission

○ Directions: Metro Line 1, Dongnae Station (Exit 4) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 6 or Metro Line 1, Myeongnyun Station (Exit 2) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus no. 1

○ For more info.: (051)550-0334

 

Exhibition:

Bronze Seven Bells Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 22 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

Armor Excavated from the Ancient Tomb Site 38 in Bokcheon-dong in Busan

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum

The Hyundai Motor Company made 7 standard-sized cars from 7 outstanding paintings among the 150 winning works from the kids’ dream car painting contest. The 3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show will display these 7 kids’ dream cars and let others experience them.

○ Period: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

○ Venue: Busan National Science Museum

Directions: https://www.sciport.or.kr/eng/CMS/Contents/Contents.do?mCode=MN018

○ Hours of Operation:

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed: Mondays, January 1, New Year’s day, Chuseok

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)750-2300

○ Hosted by: Hyudai Motor Company, Busan National Science Museum and Gwacheon National Science Museum

○ Website:

https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=3896(Korean)

8th Busan Nakdong River Yuchae Flower Festival @ Daejeo Ecological Park
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
8th Busan Nakdong River Yuchae Flower Festival @ Daejeo Ecological Park

The 8th Busan Nakdong River Yuchae (Canola) Flower Festival will be held from April 6 to 14th at Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu. The festival is hosted by Busan Metropolitan City and organized by the Busan Culture & Tourism Festival Organizing Committee and the Busan Agricultural Technology Center.

The 759,000m² of yuchae flowers, created in 2011, is the largest collection in Korea. The Busan Nakdong River Yuchae (Canola) Flower Festival, which began in 2012, is held every April during the blooming season.

A joint wedding ceremony for 10 couples will be held at the canola flower field as part of the opening event of the festival on April 6 at 2:00 p.m. Married or engaged couples, who haven’t had their wedding ceremony yet can submit their application at http://www.bfo.or.kr (Korean).

The ceremony titled, ‘Yuchae Flower Bride’ will leave an impression and happiness on the wedding couples and their guests.

The festival will feature a variety of activities including music performances, photo zones, photo exhibition, hanbok fashion show, riding donkey, flower field walks, Yuchae flower train and a food court and food truck, and more.

The admission to the festival is free but there are some paid events.

Thanks to the good response of the last year’s night opening program, the night opening hours will be expended one hour longer from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this year. The colorful lights and music will make the scenes more enjoyable for visitors.

How to get there: Take Metro Line No. 3 to Gangseo-gu Office Station, then leave by Exit No. 2, or take Bus Nos. 123, 127, 128-1, or 130 and get off at Gangseo-gu Office, which is about a 15 minute walk from the park.

 

Website: http://www.bfo.or.kr

A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

The exhibition, 《A Formula for Imagination》, will propose to share the imagination of contemporary artists.

○ Period: March 29 – May 6, 2019

○ 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.

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition - ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House

ASEAN in Korea, Korea in ASEAN

○ Period: April 5 – June 2, 2019

Award Ceremony: April 21, 2019

○ Venue: ASEAN Culture House

Address: 162, Jwadong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48108, ROK

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue. – Fri. 10:00 – 18:00

Sat. – Sun. 10:00 – 19:00

Closed on Mondays and national holidays

 

○ Hosted by: The Korea Foundation, ASEAN Culture House

○ Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/user/program/detail?pno=1122

○ Inquiries: (051)200-2001

Daejeo Tomato Festival @ Gangseo Sports Park
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Daejeo Tomato Festival @ Gangseo Sports Park

○ Date: April 6-7, 2019

○ Venue: Gangseo Sports Park

Address: 43, Cheyukgongwon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan

○ Hosted by: Daejeo Tomato Festival Promotion Committee

○ For more info.: (051)970-4812

The annual Daejeo Tomato Festival returns to Gangseo Sports Park on April 6 and 7. This popular celebration of local produce allows people plenty of opportunities to sample foods cooked with tomatoes and also buy some of the lovely red wonders for cheaper than usual prices. Highlights of the festival include free tastings, displays of various tomato-based dishes and the making of a massive plate of spaghetti. Now, that’s amore!

-How to get there: Sports Park Station (Metro line 3), exit 1. Walk about 10 minutes toward the park.

Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Donated Artworks from Shin Ok-Jin Collection @ Busan Museum of Art

○ Period: March 1 – May 19, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art

○ Hours of Operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)740-4241

○ Website: http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 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.