Sartorialist book signing at 10 Corso Como | Friday, November 16, 4 p.m.
We hear this event is by invitation only, but it’s not a private event if you announce it on one of the most widely-read fashion blogs on the internet, right? It’s no secret that fashion photographer Scott Schuman, better known as the Sartorialist, is in Seoul again. This time, he’ll kick off his visit with a book signing at 10 Corso Como in Cheongdam-dong. Dress to impress and mingle with Seoul’s fashion elite, then head across the street to Gourmet 494 at the Galleria Department Store to top the night off with one of Seoul’s hottest and tastiest eats: Vatos Urban Tacos, Pizzeria di Buzza or Brooklyn the Burger. Friday from 4–5 p.m. Click here for map and directions.
Missing New York, an exhibition of memories | November 17–18
Drop by the back alleys of Jongno 3-ga this weekend for a taste of the Big Apple. Another Studio hosts “Missing New York,” a collaborative installation featuring New York souvenirs, memorabilia, found objects from the collection of ten individuals. Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, October 17 from 1 p.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, the 18th from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. Located at Another Studio (120 Inseok-dong, Jongno-gu). Closest metro: Jongno 3-ga Station (exit 6). Visit anotherstudio.co.kr for details (Korean).
2012 Seoul Lantern Festival | Through November 18
The ever-popular annual Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon closes this weekend. There’s always a long queue so arrive early, and dress warmly! Cheonggyecheon Plaza is just off Gwanghwamun Station (exit 5).
Myeongrang Field Day | Sunday, November 18
Project Doha and Cafe Iri team up to encourage neighborhood artists to retreat from their alcohol and smoke-filled dens and get outside. All we know about Myeongrang Field Day is that it’s outdoors, it’s creative, and it’s happening at Geumcheon Art Camp, located behind the Geumcheon-gu Office (Geumcheong-gu-cheong Station, exit 1). Loosely organized by Sangsu-dong residents, but open to all. Admission 10,000 won. While you’re there, take a stroll around the studios to see local artists in residence. View the poster on our blog and visit here for detailed map and directions (Korean).
Burn the Floor | Through November 25
You don’t have to understand Korean to enjoy this show. The Broadway ballroom sensation comes to the Seongnam Arts Center in nearby Bundang. Buy tickets at Interpark. Tip: the U.S. Embassy is giving away tickets, and as of Friday afternoon, you have a one in 22 chance of winning them!
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