Event Calendar

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Asia Sailing Festival 2019 @ Haeundae Yacht Center
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asia Sailing Festival 2019 @ Haeundae Yacht Center

○ Period: Monday, April 29 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

24th Japan Friendship Arirang Yacht Race: April 29 – May 3

Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2019: May 3 – May 5

Busan Mayors Cup Yacht Race 2019: May 17 – May 19

Venue: Yachting Center in Haeundae

About 800 participants from over 8 countries

○ Hosted/Organized by: Busan Yacht Association, Asia Sailing Festival Organizing Committee

○ Supported by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Website: http://www.busansupercup.or.kr/ (Korean)

Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: ‘The Inner Beauty of Fish’ takes place from April 30 to July 21, 2019 at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum.

The exhibition, in cooperation with the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, features about 100 fish specimens, bleached and stained to reveal the complex skeletal structures beneath their scales, as well as colorful photographs of them.

The method for clearing and staining the fish for the demonstration of their skeletal systems will also be introduced academically and aesthetically at the exhibition.

○ Period: April 30 – July 21, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Marine Natural History Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)550-8840

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

Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
May 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

Seu Ring-Hai – A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea’s Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Seu Ring-Hai - A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea's Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum

Special Exhibition in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Korean Provisional Government

 

○ Period: April 11 – June 9, 2019

○ 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

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
May 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)

54th Dongnae Folk Arts Festival @ Geumgang Park, Busan Folk Arts Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

○ Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ~

○ Venue: Geumgang Park, Busan Folk Arts Center

(Address: 195-46, Ujangchun-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan)

○ Performances:

National Intangible Cultural Heritage 68: Miryang Baekjung Nori (Baekjung Festival of Miryang)

Jeollabuk-do Intagible Cultural Heritage 7-6: Gochang Nongak

National Intangible Cultural Heritage 3: Namsadang nori(Vagabond troupe’s performance)

Dongnae Yaryu, Dongnae Hakchum(Crane Dance), Dongnae Jisinbalgi(Stomping on the ground to comfort the god of the earth), Dongnae Gomu(Drum Dance), Dongnae Hanryangchum(Dongnae Pleasure Seekers’ Dance)

○ Hosted by: Busan Folklore Conservation Association

○ For more info.: Tel. 051-555-0092

○ Website: http://www.pusanminsok.or.kr/

 

Free Shuttle Bus: Dongnae Metro Station, exit 3 ⇔ Geumgang Park

Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (20 minute intervals)

A Formula for Imagination @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 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.

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
May 4 @ 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
May 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

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
May 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
May 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

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
May 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

Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Period: May 3-6, 2019

○ Venue: Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Website: http://www.tongsinsa.com

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 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
May 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

Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple

Voted one of the best festivals in Korea by CNN Travel, Samgwangsa’s Temple Lantern Festival lights up the night skies with up to three million lanterns.

Attracting over a million visitors each year, it’s a spectacle to be seen with the serenity of the temple meeting the throngs of onlookers all ready to get that special photo in.

According to the Visit Korea website, “The lanterns bear hope and sincere love toward Buddha and create spectacular views as the wave of lanterns lightens the dark sky with their brilliant colors”.

Event Information:

Date: April 28 – May 12

Venue: Samgwangsa Temple

Getting there: Seomyeon Station (Line 1) – Walk to the bus stop in front of the Medical Center located opposite of the Lotte Department Store) and take Bus No. 15. – Get off at Samgwangsa Bus Stop.

The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 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)

Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall

○ Period: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019

○ Show Times: Friday 10:30/11:50/14:00/15:30, Saturday and Sunday 13:10/14:30/15:50/17:10

○ Venue: East Busan Lotte Mall Exit 8 (across at the outdoor parking lot)

Directions: Walking distance from Donghae Line OSIRIA Station

○ Tickets: 10,000 won for adults, 12,000 won for children aged 15 years or less

○ For more info.: (051)626-7002

 

Magic Circus is a permanent magic performance event for the first time in Korea and is hosted and organized by the City of Busan and the Busan International Magic Festival Organizing Committee.

The magic show will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019 at the East Busan Lotte Mall. It will be a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults.

To promote the opening of the show, ticket prices will be discounted if you bring the magic show pamphlet to the ticket booth in April and May. There is a booth to purchase various magic tools and a trick art photo zone.

 

The 14th Busan International Magic Festival is scheduled to take place from June 25 to June 30 at the Busan Cinema Center and Gunam-ro, Haeundae.

(Website: https://www.hibimf.org/)

https://blog.naver.com/bimf7002 (Korean)

2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center

Period: April 30 – May 16, 2019

Venue: Busan Cinema Center

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

Website: www.dureraum.org

Movie Times

Film List

Mekong Hotel

Scattered Clouds

Balthazar

Eclipse

Equinox Flower

A Story from Chikamatsu

Early Summer

Suspicion

The Shanghai Gesture

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Wife! Be Like a Rose!

Dishonored

The Patsy

La Boheme

Free Yoga and Circuit Training Classes @ Gorilla Brewing Company
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Yoga and Circuit Training Classes @ Gorilla Brewing Company

Free fitness classes to promote a balanced, healthy living.

12 pm on Saturdays
1st and 3rd Saturdays: yoga
2nd and 4th Saturdays: Circuit Training with Teammad.

All levels welcome.

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square

○ Period: May 1-12, 2019

○ Venue: Song Sang-hyeon Square

○ For more info.: (051)867-0501

○ Website: http://www.bba48.or.kr

Sumi Jo Concert <Mother Dear> @ Busan Cultural Center
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sumi Jo Concert <Mother Dear> @ Busan Cultural Center

○ Date & Time: May 4, 2019, 5:00p.m.

○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 140,000 won/ R-seat 120,000 won / S-seat 90,000 won / A-seat 70,000 won

○ For more info.: (051)607-6000

 

Tenor Federico Paciotti

Prime Philharmonic Orchestra

 

PROGRAM

Dvorak – Songs My Mother Taught Me

Bill Parkinson – Mother of Mine

Shuttle Delivery Busan Launch Party 1 @ Wolfhound
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Shuttle Delivery Busan Launch Party 1 @ Wolfhound

Shuttle is proud to announce our opening in Busan, now come help us celebrate! We’ll have FREE beer at Wolfhound Busan in Haeundae until the kegs run out! Come and join us for drinks, giveaways and more.

The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater

○ Period: April 11 – May 26, 2019

Closed on Mondays

○ Venue: Dream Theatre

○ Time: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 p.m./ Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

May 6 2:00 p.m., No show on May 7, 2019

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 170,000 won, R-seat 140,000 won, S-seat 110,000 won, A-seat 90,000 won, B-seat 60,000 won

○ Website: https://www.dreamtheatre.co.kr/Play/EngPlay/Eng

○ Phone: 1833-3755

○ How to get there:

Metro Line 2 Busan Int’l Finance Center∙Busan Bank Station, Exit 3 then 3 minutes walk or Metro Line 1 Beomnaegol Station, Exit 4 then about 9 minutes walk.

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
May 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

Liquid Arts+16: A Triple Feature! @ Ovantgarde
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Liquid Arts+16: A Triple Feature! @ Ovantgarde

Liquid Arts Open Stage Open Stage will return on Saturday May 4th at 8:00pm at the Ovantgarde in the Kyungsung University area. Let your spring fever lead you here for another night of performances across any & all art mediums: poetry, words & all kinds of stories to musical acts, short films & other kinds of creative bits, brought to the stage by folks right out of the crowd. For Liquid Arts+16, we have three awesome and cutting edge features for you:

Bathing Belles: A two piece, soulful, dreamy, chilltronica band currently based out of Busan. Don’t miss them!

Jessica Lakritz is on Instagram as Skin on Sundays: She has this to say: Skin on Sundays combines two worlds—the sensual physical world of the human body and the expansive and spacious interior world of poetry. The poems are inspired by whom they are written on, often focusing on issues that can be of service to the soul. Vulnerability, honesty, to portray people as they are through both the photo and the poem that is written on them. This is physiopoetry, making art, making connections, and making waves.

Cindi L’Abbe: A longtime Busan performer, Cindi’s work can encompass a broad pallet of art forms from the simple to avant-garde while involving dance, movement, film, language, and many other eclectic endeavors. This feature piece for Liquid Arts also involves significant contributions from Dani Gellerman, Jihyoung Park, and Yeon Jeong.

My cohost for Liquid Arts+16 will be Bianca Apato, a relatively new writer in our creative Busan community, who is an experienced performer overseas.

This will be our 114th event since November 11th, 2000. In addition to our Liquid Arts event, we have held 51 Words Only events and 47 Poetry Plus events.

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What is the Liquid Arts Open Stage?

Well, it’s an evening of performances across whatever artistic endeavors performers wish to contribute: spoken word and storytelling, comedy, music, theater, improv, dance, and whatever mish-mash that can be dreamed up. Here is a partial list of how to approach this event and what we hope to attract:

-Aspiring performers who have very little or no stage experience.

-Performers who are new to Korea but who have not had a chance to be on stage & introduce their talents to the community.

-Veteran Busan performers who are unable to attend the other weeknight open mics in Busan.

-Veteran performers seeking to present raw material or branch out into other genres.

-Performers looking to create collaborative work either within a particular discipline like co-songwriting or across disciplines like theater & music or poetry & music or music & dance.

-Theater folks can do original or classic scenes, with or without scripts, rehearsed or not, whatever.

We do sign ups at the event and time allotment will be determined once we see how many folks want to perform.

Old Skool Directions: KSU is stop 212 on the Green Line. Go up & out exit 3. Walk straight past Starbucks. Take the first right. Go 1 block. Turn right. Turn right into the first little alley. It’s on the left. Go down the steps.

More details about this event are forthcoming.

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Asia Sailing Festival 2019 @ Haeundae Yacht Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asia Sailing Festival 2019 @ Haeundae Yacht Center

○ Period: Monday, April 29 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

24th Japan Friendship Arirang Yacht Race: April 29 – May 3

Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2019: May 3 – May 5

Busan Mayors Cup Yacht Race 2019: May 17 – May 19

Venue: Yachting Center in Haeundae

About 800 participants from over 8 countries

○ Hosted/Organized by: Busan Yacht Association, Asia Sailing Festival Organizing Committee

○ Supported by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Website: http://www.busansupercup.or.kr/ (Korean)

Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: ‘The Inner Beauty of Fish’ takes place from April 30 to July 21, 2019 at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum.

The exhibition, in cooperation with the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, features about 100 fish specimens, bleached and stained to reveal the complex skeletal structures beneath their scales, as well as colorful photographs of them.

The method for clearing and staining the fish for the demonstration of their skeletal systems will also be introduced academically and aesthetically at the exhibition.

○ Period: April 30 – July 21, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Marine Natural History Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)550-8840

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

Fishermen Crying Out for Korea Independence @ Korea National Maritime Museum
May 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

Seu Ring-Hai – A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea’s Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Seu Ring-Hai - A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea's Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum

Special Exhibition in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Korean Provisional Government

 

○ Period: April 11 – June 9, 2019

○ 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

3rd Brilliant Kids Motor Show @ Busan National Science Museum
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
May 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

Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Period: May 3-6, 2019

○ Venue: Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Website: http://www.tongsinsa.com

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 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
May 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

Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple

Voted one of the best festivals in Korea by CNN Travel, Samgwangsa’s Temple Lantern Festival lights up the night skies with up to three million lanterns.

Attracting over a million visitors each year, it’s a spectacle to be seen with the serenity of the temple meeting the throngs of onlookers all ready to get that special photo in.

According to the Visit Korea website, “The lanterns bear hope and sincere love toward Buddha and create spectacular views as the wave of lanterns lightens the dark sky with their brilliant colors”.

Event Information:

Date: April 28 – May 12

Venue: Samgwangsa Temple

Getting there: Seomyeon Station (Line 1) – Walk to the bus stop in front of the Medical Center located opposite of the Lotte Department Store) and take Bus No. 15. – Get off at Samgwangsa Bus Stop.

The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 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)

Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall

○ Period: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019

○ Show Times: Friday 10:30/11:50/14:00/15:30, Saturday and Sunday 13:10/14:30/15:50/17:10

○ Venue: East Busan Lotte Mall Exit 8 (across at the outdoor parking lot)

Directions: Walking distance from Donghae Line OSIRIA Station

○ Tickets: 10,000 won for adults, 12,000 won for children aged 15 years or less

○ For more info.: (051)626-7002

 

Magic Circus is a permanent magic performance event for the first time in Korea and is hosted and organized by the City of Busan and the Busan International Magic Festival Organizing Committee.

The magic show will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019 at the East Busan Lotte Mall. It will be a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults.

To promote the opening of the show, ticket prices will be discounted if you bring the magic show pamphlet to the ticket booth in April and May. There is a booth to purchase various magic tools and a trick art photo zone.

 

The 14th Busan International Magic Festival is scheduled to take place from June 25 to June 30 at the Busan Cinema Center and Gunam-ro, Haeundae.

(Website: https://www.hibimf.org/)

https://blog.naver.com/bimf7002 (Korean)

2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center

Period: April 30 – May 16, 2019

Venue: Busan Cinema Center

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

Website: www.dureraum.org

Movie Times

Film List

Mekong Hotel

Scattered Clouds

Balthazar

Eclipse

Equinox Flower

A Story from Chikamatsu

Early Summer

Suspicion

The Shanghai Gesture

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Wife! Be Like a Rose!

Dishonored

The Patsy

La Boheme

KBO: Lotte vs. SK @ Sajik Stadium
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
KBO: Lotte vs. SK @ Sajik Stadium

KBO Baseball: Lotte Giants vs. SK Knights

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square

○ Period: May 1-12, 2019

○ Venue: Song Sang-hyeon Square

○ For more info.: (051)867-0501

○ Website: http://www.bba48.or.kr

Shuttle Delivery Busan Launch Party! Round 2! @ Gorilla Brewing Company
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Shuttle Delivery Busan Launch Party! Round 2! @ Gorilla Brewing Company

Shuttle is proud to announce our opening in Busan, now come help us celebrate! We’ll have FREE beer at 고릴라 브루잉 – Gorilla Brewing Co. in Gwangalli until the kegs run out! Come and join us for drinks, giveaways and more.

The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater

○ Period: April 11 – May 26, 2019

Closed on Mondays

○ Venue: Dream Theatre

○ Time: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 p.m./ Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

May 6 2:00 p.m., No show on May 7, 2019

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 170,000 won, R-seat 140,000 won, S-seat 110,000 won, A-seat 90,000 won, B-seat 60,000 won

○ Website: https://www.dreamtheatre.co.kr/Play/EngPlay/Eng

○ Phone: 1833-3755

○ How to get there:

Metro Line 2 Busan Int’l Finance Center∙Busan Bank Station, Exit 3 then 3 minutes walk or Metro Line 1 Beomnaegol Station, Exit 4 then about 9 minutes walk.

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
May 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

May
6
Mon
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court

○ Period: May 6 – 12, 2019

○ Venue: Spo1 Park Tennis Court

Address: 324, Cheyukgongwon-ro 399beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan / Website: https://www.spo1.or.kr (Korean)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.busanopen.kr (Korean)

Seu Ring-Hai – A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea’s Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Seu Ring-Hai - A Single Independence Activist Providing Enlightenment of Korea's Plight to Europe @ Busan Museum

Special Exhibition in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Korean Provisional Government

 

○ Period: April 11 – June 9, 2019

○ 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

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
May 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

Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Joseon Tongsinsa Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival @ Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Period: May 3-6, 2019

○ Venue: Yongdusan Park, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, and History Museum of Joseon Tongsinsa

○ Website: http://www.tongsinsa.com

Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival @ Samgwangsa Temple

Voted one of the best festivals in Korea by CNN Travel, Samgwangsa’s Temple Lantern Festival lights up the night skies with up to three million lanterns.

Attracting over a million visitors each year, it’s a spectacle to be seen with the serenity of the temple meeting the throngs of onlookers all ready to get that special photo in.

According to the Visit Korea website, “The lanterns bear hope and sincere love toward Buddha and create spectacular views as the wave of lanterns lightens the dark sky with their brilliant colors”.

Event Information:

Date: April 28 – May 12

Venue: Samgwangsa Temple

Getting there: Seomyeon Station (Line 1) – Walk to the bus stop in front of the Medical Center located opposite of the Lotte Department Store) and take Bus No. 15. – Get off at Samgwangsa Bus Stop.

Victory Day @ Apec Naru Park
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Victory Day @ Apec Naru Park

The General Consulate of Russia in Busan cordially invites you to join the “Victory Day” March in Busan.
11:00 – Gathering
11:30 – March
12:00 – Concert (Adults and children will read poetry, dance valse, sing songs about war and peace – all in Russian language)
After the concert the will be so called “field porridge” – a buckwheat porridge that is also one of the symbols of this event as soldiers use to prepare it.
The symbol of this event is orange-black striped so called St. George Ribbon (one of military ribbons for medals) ribbons and brooches will be given to anyone who comes.
2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center

Period: April 30 – May 16, 2019

Venue: Busan Cinema Center

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

Website: www.dureraum.org

Movie Times

Film List

Mekong Hotel

Scattered Clouds

Balthazar

Eclipse

Equinox Flower

A Story from Chikamatsu

Early Summer

Suspicion

The Shanghai Gesture

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Wife! Be Like a Rose!

Dishonored

The Patsy

La Boheme

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Busan Lotus Lantern Festival @ Song Sang Hyeon Square

○ Period: May 1-12, 2019

○ Venue: Song Sang-hyeon Square

○ For more info.: (051)867-0501

○ Website: http://www.bba48.or.kr

Busan Tower Media Façade @ Yongdusan Park
May 6 @ 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

May
7
Tue
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court

○ Period: May 6 – 12, 2019

○ Venue: Spo1 Park Tennis Court

Address: 324, Cheyukgongwon-ro 399beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan / Website: https://www.spo1.or.kr (Korean)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.busanopen.kr (Korean)

Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: The Inner Beauty of Fish @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The Busan Marine Natural History Museum Exchange Exhibition: ‘The Inner Beauty of Fish’ takes place from April 30 to July 21, 2019 at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum.

The exhibition, in cooperation with the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, features about 100 fish specimens, bleached and stained to reveal the complex skeletal structures beneath their scales, as well as colorful photographs of them.

The method for clearing and staining the fish for the demonstration of their skeletal systems will also be introduced academically and aesthetically at the exhibition.

○ Period: April 30 – July 21, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Marine Natural History Museum

○ Opening Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)550-8840

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