Fred Perry Subculture Viewzic Session | Friday, March 30 at 8pm
Featuring Summer Here Kids, Bye Bye Badman, The Pony and The Moonshiners. British street clothing line Fred Perry launched its Subculture initiative in 2005 to unearth new music. They’ve been in Korea for a few years, but from December 2011 through December 2012, they’ve committed to hosting a musical event on the last Friday of every month. We’re detecting some rockabilly influences in this month’s indie line-up, but each band has its own spin on things, so get out there, enjoy the show and let us know what you think! Standing room only. Entry by first-come basis. Ticket 35,000 won at SangSang Madang LiveHall in Hongdae.
Pig + Penguin Exhibition | Through Saturday, March 30
Discover the charming back alley outposts of the Itaewon renaissance, like this two-person show hosted by artists Kim Seong-ra and Lee Ji-young in their studio. Need a guided tour of this tiny exhibition of tiny objects? The artists are conveniently at hand to describe the curious pieces in detail (though maybe not in English). They’re known to create impromptu doodles for visitors, so bring an extra shirt or notebook. Exhibition runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March 30. From Itaewon Station (exit 3), take a right at the Fire Station and walk up “Hooker Hill,” past Bogwang Elementary School. Take your first left at Hannam Real Estate (yellow signage) and the tiny studio will be on your right. Information is hard to find, so
Closing Night of A Streetcar Named Desire | Sunday, April 1
The Seoul Players put on their final showing of Tennessee William’s dizzying heart-wrencher, A Streetcar Named Desire. In their own words, “[c]ome experience the heat, passion, violence and madness of 1940’s New Orleans!” We’re sure they’ll have you screaming “Stellaaaa” in no time. Tickets 15,000 won. See Facebook for details and directions.
Preview Exhibition at Incheon Art Platform | Through May 6
Part of Old Incheon’s downtown restoration project, the Incheon Art Platform (formerly Jung-gu Arts & Culture Center) is a cluster of turn-of-the-century structures renovated into an attractive “multiplex cultural arts center.” At the center’s core is an artist residency program which hosts a diverse roster of international talent. Their special preview exhibition is a chance for you to meet the 2012 artists through their work. Visit here to get an idea of the variety of art on display and find directions on their website.
Light and Sound: New Media Art Exhibit | Through May 31
Changing paintings, LED lights and bright plastics are the sources of inspiration for this exhibit. Free admission. Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Gwanak Gallery, 2nd floor of the Gwanak-gu main office.