DMI Night Out Seoul | February 10, 6-8 pm
From Design Management Institute (DMI.org): “These are not business as usual times” Join the conversation, face-to-face, live in your community at DMI Night Out. A good old-fashioned roundtable (which might not be a table or round) that will be an honest discussion on what you are doing to lead over, around and through these challenging times.” Seoul’s event is hosted by the Korea Institute of Design Management takes place at the Gangnam Trend Center (formerly Gangnam Design Cluster) on Garosugil, Sinsa-dong. RSVP here to attend.
Adopt, don’t buy! | Saturdays, 11 am–6 pm
If you’re in an earnest search for a furry companion, come to Itaewon station exit 4 on Saturday. Every Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm, an online organization of compassionate people rally up dogs who need a home and gather just outside the station to encourage passersby to adopt—a practice that’s still not that common in Korea. Expect to find maybe 15 or so dogs—both small and big, puppies and adults—hanging out in front of Steff Hotdog. There are always a couple cats for adoption as well.
Seoulist x Bridge Paperzine Launch Party | February 11, 8 pm
Celebrate the launch of the newest English periodical in town. Bridge Paperzine prints cultural and entertainment columns, food and restaurant information, travel guides and other resources for English speakers in Korea. On top of that, they’ll be featuring content from seoulistmag.dev, so drop by the event and say hello to the Seoulist team! At Garage Sale, Gyodae station (exit 14). Event is open to public. RSVP on Facebook.
Play dress up at ComicWorld | February 11, 12
Dust off your pink wigs, platform shoes and fake eyelashes because this is possibly the only permissible opportunity to engage in public role-play in Seoul! ComicWorld’s cosplay meetup takes place over the weekend at SETEC, the gigantic trade show center in Daechi-dong. To get a better sense of cosplay in Seoul, see our article Don’t Stop Make Believing. If you’re interested in attending, print this form out and submit it at the box office when you register at the venue. For your convenience, lockers are provided for 500 won per use. Feb. 11, Sat., 10:30 am–5:30 pm and 10 am–5:30 pm and Feb. 12, Sun. at SETEC, located in Daechi-dong, just off Hakyeoul station, exit 1.
“Le Moment Disperse” sculpture exhibition | Through February 13
If you can brave the cold to do some gallery-hopping this weekend, head to Insa-dong to check out the Sung Ki-woo (성기우) solo exhibition where melted glue comes to life in simplified human form. His sculptures, ranging from teacup to sporting dog size in length, are one part Keith Haring pop, one part David Fincher grotesque, and altogether intriguing. Open for viewing 10 am–7pm daily through February 13. Gallery Is (갤러리 이즈) is located on the main Insa-dong-gil—jjust off Anguk station exit 6. Tel: 02) 736-6669.
2011 Label Market | February 10–12 performances, exhibition through February 20
Featured in last week’s Weekender: The ongoing exhibition-cum-performance on the third floor of SangSangMadang in Hongdae continues its eclectic run, but with a change in lineup: This Friday at 7 pm, catch BABYFEEL (베이비필), Lee Sung-woo Band (이성우밴드) and Woman and Mans (우먼앤맨스) in concert. Saturday includes performances by Hwang Bo-ryoung (황보령)/SMACKSOFT and Patients (페이션츠). Cap off the weekend with a 5 pm Sunday concert featuring Amelie Record (아멜리레코드), Gu-hoseon Hwanseungyeok (9호선환승역, or Line 9 Transfer Station) Seorapsok Hyeopjudan (서랍속 협주단, or Drawer Symphony?) and Men Ne Maggiy (멘내마기). Exhibition runs through February 20. SangSangMadang is located in Hongdae.
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