Here’s what’s going on around Busan this week.
Regular 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.
Thursday Performance of Traditional Dance @ Busan National Gugak Center – Every other Thursday until the end of December sees great performances of Korean traditional dance. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Every other Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Performance of Traditional Music and Dance @ Busan National Gugak Center – Enjoy 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 @ HQ – The newest regular open mic in the city takes place each Thursday night following trivia. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, Wednesday, 11 p.m.
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival 2019 @ Busan Cinema Center – BIKY is the only festival that has provided a venue for children and teenagers to communicate through various films from all around the world. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, July 9-15
Dureraum Summer Special @ Busan Cinema Center – Over 20 great films are being screened for the BCC’s Summer Special. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through August 15
Words Only+53 @ Ovantgarde – A night of performances based on poetry and spoken word, literary fiction and non-fiction, spoken word storytelling, stand up comedy, dramatic monologue, and acapella singing. Ovantgarde, Kyungsung, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Finnish aalto @ Busan Museum of Art – Enjoy a Finnish design and contemporary exhibition. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, July 12 – November 26
Korean Music & Dance Performance: Match Made in Heaven II @ National Gugak Center – The Busan National Gugak Center presents its latest special traditional Korean performance. National Gugak Center, Busanjin-gu, Through August 31
Free Outdoor Movie Screenings @ Busan Cinema Center — Each Wednesday, check out a free film on Wednesday nights at the BCC. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Wednesday’s through September 18
Henry Miller: Watercolors and Prints @ Busan Cultural Center – An exhibit donated from the collection of Ha Jung-woong. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 13
Korean War and Busan @ Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – A special exhibition showcasing Busan’s role in the Korean War. Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Bumin-dong, Seo-gu, Through December 22
Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Outlet Mall – Join a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults. Lotte Outlet Mall, Gijang, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 29
The Inner Beauty of Fish Exhibit @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum – The exhibition, features about 100 fish specimens, bleached and stained to reveal the complex skeletal structures beneath their scales, as well as colorful photographs of them. Busan Marine Natural History Museum, Dongnae, Though July 21
Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams @ Dadaepo Beach – From Tuesday to Sunday every week during the operational period, visitors can enjoy playing in the fountain and also night music fountain shows. Dadaepo Beach, Through October 31
The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan – This exhibition will provide an opportunity to reflect upon ourselves in this increasingly harsh world. Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Hadan, Saha-gu, Through August 18
Busan Tower Media Facade @ Busan Tower – Check out the nightly video projections shown on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade display various images of Busan created by local artists. Busan Tower, Nampodong, 7 p.m.
Weekly Meditation Class @ Suyeong Cultural Center – A small, free class dedicated to learning tools and techniques to meditation. Suyeong Cultural Center, Suyeong-gu, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Circuit Training and Yoga Class @ Gorilla Brewing – Take a free class each week while enjoying a cold pint afterward. Gorilla Brewing Company, Gwangalli, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Farmers Market @ Busan City Hall – The local Farmers’ Market has been operating every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm at Busan City Hall since April 2012. Busan City Hall, Thursday, 10 am to 6 p.m.
Ardor Market @ Haeundae Square – A weekly flea market with lots of goodies to be bought. Haeundae Square, Haeundae, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.
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. McDonald’s, City Hall Station, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
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