IDA Grändås-Rhee & Boris Oicherman’s interdisciplinary show | Friday, June 22
Swedish singer-songwriter IDA Grändås-Rhee’s and Israeli visual artist Boris Oicherman collaborate for a night of mirrors, melodies and a little midsummer magic. 10,000 won admission includes finger food. At Cafe Stockholm (카페 스톡홀름), located at Mapo-gu, Sangsu-dong 336-16. Details here.
Recycled Market at Gwanghwamun Square | 3–7 p.m., Saturday, June 23
Make a point to cross Gwanghwamun Square on Saturday afternoon to get a glimpse of a new “recycled market” (재활용 나눔장터) that’s being piloted on this busy plaza. This isn’t the first time the city has taken initiative in hosting community-centric, consumption-conscious markets that deal exclusively with used products, but it is the first time it’s being held at a location that’s as central and esteemed as Gwanghwamun. Note: If you miss this weekend’s market, drop by during the same hours on Saturday, July 7. Located at Gwanghwamun Station exit 2 or 3. Market opens 3 p.m.–7 p.m.
Seoul Dano Festival | 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, June 23
Celebrate Dano holiday (단오) at Namsangol Hanok Village. Dano, traditionally a day of feasting in anticipation of summer, also comes with some of the most eclectic festivities, including wrestling, swinging and washing hair in water infused with irises—all of which you can experience at Namsangol. While you’re there, be sure to create a Dano charm to hang in your house for good fortune. Free admission. Namsangol Hanok Village is at Chungmuro Station (exit 3). Visit here for details and directions.
Lee Susie exhibition: Meandering | 7 p.m., Saturday, June 23
She may not be famous, or even our friend, but we took one look at the biography of artist Lee Susie, and took a liking to her immediately. She describes herself as “currently embodying zeitgeist by being a ‘working poor’” of her generation, and her work is a reflection of her many ventures, including stints in Hongdae clothing boutiques, Dongdaemun wholesale markets and an Australian crocodile farm. At Small Talk Project, located on the 5th floor of Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong 325-25 in Hongdae, across Sanwoolim Theater. TIp: Grab some tea at Sakura, the Japanese-ish cafe on the first floor of the theater.
Seoul International Book Fair | June 20–24
The book is not dead! Page turners and paper lovers behold: Publishers from around the world will be displaying their wares at COEX. Admission 3,000 won. Located at COEX, Samseong Station exits 5 or 6. Visit the website (English) or Facebook (Korean) for more.
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