Event Calendar

May
7
Tue
Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – May 8 @ 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.
May
8
Wed
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court
May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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)

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2019 @ BEXCO
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

○ Period: May 8 – 11, 2019

May 8 (Wed) ~ 10 (Fri) Market (B2B)

May 8 (Wed) ~ 11 (Sat) Market+ (B2C)

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.ibcm.tv/ENG/

International Exchange Exhibition: Home @ Goeun Museum of Photography
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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)

2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center
May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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

The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater
May 8 @ 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 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Open Mic @ Ol'55

Weekly open mic at Ol’55 in KSU.

May
9
Thu
2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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)

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2019 @ BEXCO
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

○ Period: May 8 – 11, 2019

May 8 (Wed) ~ 10 (Fri) Market (B2B)

May 8 (Wed) ~ 11 (Sat) Market+ (B2C)

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.ibcm.tv/ENG/

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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)

2019 Film Archive Special @ Busan Cinema Center
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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

Magical ASEAN: Cambodian Circus & Thai Mime @ ASEAN Culture House
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Magical ASEAN: Cambodian Circus & Thai Mime @ ASEAN Culture House

○ Date & Time: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.

○ Venue: ASEAN Culture House ACH Hall (4F)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)775-2000

○ Hosted by: Korea Foundation, ASEAN Culture House, Ansan Cultural Foundation

○ How to Apply: https://www.ach.or.kr/user/program/detail?pno=1202

 

“Babymime Show” by Babymime from Thailand

“Sokha” by Phare Circus from Cambodia

The Musical, The Lion King International Tour @ Dream Theater
May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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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2019 Busan Open Challenger Tour Tennis @ Spo1 Park Tennis Court
May 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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)

ASEAN Culture House Photo & Video Contest Exhibition – ASEAN Gaze @ ASEAN Culture House
May 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2019 @ BEXCO
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

○ Period: May 8 – 11, 2019

May 8 (Wed) ~ 10 (Fri) Market (B2B)

May 8 (Wed) ~ 11 (Sat) Market+ (B2C)

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Website: https://www.ibcm.tv/ENG/

Nature, Life, Human @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
May 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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