Here’s what’s going on around Busan this week.


haps_weekend_musicRegular Tuesday Night Cultural Performances @ Busan National Gugak Center – The weekly Korean traditional music performance takes place each Tuesday evening. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Performance of Traditional Music and Dance @ Busan National Gugak CenterEnjoy a traditional Korean music and dance performance each Saturday until the end of December. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Open Mic @ Basement – The oldest running open mic in the city. Basement, PNU, Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.

Open Mic @ Beached – The weekly open mic is a great excuse to listen to good music and enjoy the night view of Gwangan Beach. Beached Bar, Gwangalli, Every Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Live Music Saturday’s @ Gorilla Brewing Company – Enjoy some live music each Saturday night at the popular craft brewery. Gorilla Bewing Company, Gwangalli, Saturday, 8 p.m.

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Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival @ Busan Cinema Center – A week’s worth of film for the kids highlights the 13th edition of the festival. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, June 11 – 17

Vladivostok Photo Exhibit @ Busan City Hall – One of Busan’s sister cities from Russia is hosting a photo exhibit at City Hall. Busan City Hall, Jingu, July 6-13.

Sketch of the Korean War @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – Two sketch artists recreate memories of the Korean war in this art exhibition. Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Jin-gu, Through December 16

Match Made in Heaven @ Busan National Gugak Center – Witness a new musical which highlights a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. Busan National Gugak Center, Jingu, Wednesday through Sunday, Through September 30

Cineastes of the 21st Century @ Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque 20 films by some of today’s great directors are showing until mid-July. Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque, Centum City, Through July 11

World Championships of Magic @ BEXCO – The 27th World Championships of Magic will dazzle audiences all week at BEXCO. BEXCO, Centum City, July 9 – 14

Quentin Blake Exhibition @ Busan Citizen’s Hall – KT & G Sangsangmadang introduces British illustrator Quentin Blake (1932-) as the fifth hero of the 20th century ‘Masterpiece’ series. Busan Citizen’s Hall, July 7 – September 30

Free Outdoor Cinema @ Busan Cinema Center – Check out the schedule for the free weekly movies each Wednesday. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Wednesday’s, Through September 19

Exoplanet@NASA @ Busan National Science Museum – The exhibition offers NASA’s various exoplanet programs including visual program, exoplanet illustrated posters, exoplanet data and a virtual reality tour of Mars. Busan National Science Museum, Gijang, Through August 31

African Relic Exhibition @ Busan Museum – More than 200 works, including the world’s best existing African map showing the complete form of the African continent for the first time. Busan Museum, Daeyeon-dong, May 18 – August 19

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

Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams @ Dadaepo Beach – The popular night fountain show returns this week for a spectacular night show of water. Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams, Near Dadaepo Beach, Through October

Busan Creative Circle Group Meeting @ Cappuccino – Join a group meeting “for artists, writers, poets, cartoonists, actors, filmmakers, designers, podcasters or any other creative people to talk about what they’re working on.” Cafe Cappuccino, Kyungsung University District, Each Thursday, 8 p.m.

Dalmaji Outdoor Market @ Haewoljeong Pavilion – The Dalmaji Outdoor Market is one the Haeundae’s feature art markets each weekend. Dalmaji Haewoljeong Pavilion, Haeundae, Saturday and Sunday, Through November

Busan Architecture Tour @ Citywide – Each weekend through November let’s you explore three routes of Busan’s best architectural landscapes. Citywide, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

20th Anniversary Exhibition @ Busan Museum of Art – Two not-to-miss large exhibitions portraying Busan’s history are on display at the Busan Museum of Art. Vinyl Underground, Kyungsung University District, Through July

Weekend Flea Markets @ Citywide – Enjoy some weekend flea markets at various locations around the city. Saturday and Sunday, Times and locations vary

Busan Chess Club @ Busan Global Village – Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a weekly gathering of playing chess. JM Coffee Roasters, Seomyeon, Monday, 8 p.m.

You can check out what else is happening around the city’s largest and best event guide on the Haps Event Calendar.

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