Seoulist Weekender: November 30–December 2

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Personal narrative photography exhibition | Through December 8
View an exhibition of photography from AT Studio, an online community of photographers ranging from stay-at-home hobbyists to professional studio portraitists. What makes this community unique from other photo clubs is that they focus on using their cameras to journal their lives—something that’s apparent in the personal narrative of the photography. Participants ranging from high school seniors to senior citizens explore two themes: “self-image” and “house & home.” At the Arko Artist House, first floor gallery “Tong” (예술가의집 1층 열린공간 통). Take exit 2 at Hyehwa Station and walk along Marronier Park. The Artist House is a red brick building at the edge of the park with Slow Garden Cafe visible from the street. Map here.

Adpia college advertising exhibition | November 30–December 2
There’s nothing quite like seeing an exhibition organized by a group of ambitious young adults with the entire future ahead of them. “Sleepy Friend” (졸우) is the title for this year’s exhibition by Adpia, an advertising club for Seoul-based college students. Open 5–9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday. At Book Cafe Layer 1 on Garosu-gil, Sinsa-dong 533, B1. Map here.

38th Seoul Independent Film Festival | November 29–December 7
From “…10 feature films and 39 short films will compete at this year’s festival. A notable addition this year is the “New Choice” category. The category is meant to provide an opportunity to view up-and-coming directors. […] Programs include film screenings, seminars about independent movies, and conversations with international film directors and staff.” General tickets 6,000 won. Reserve online (Korean) or buy on-site. CGV Apgujeong (Apgujeong Station, exit 3) & INDISPACE (Gwanghwamun Station, exit 7 or 8). Visit their website for more information.

European Christmas Market | November 30–December 1
Kick off holiday festivities with the annual European Christmas market hosted by the Seongbuk Global Village Center and the German, Swiss and Dutch embassies. The family and expat-friendly event returns to the Hansung University Station square this weekend with basketfuls of seasonal goodies, treats and beverages from participating European countries. Stick around for the Christmas caroling and encourage your kids to write a letter to Santa (they’ll receive a reply by Christmas!). Visit here for more information. Located at the Seongbukcheon Fountain Square (성북천 분수광장) just off Hansung University Station (exit 2).

Deoksugung Project | Through December 2
It’s the last weekend to catch the Deoksugung Project! From “Deoksugung, a palace in Seoul known for its history of turbulence and intrigue, has been transformed into a lieu of contemplation as nine Korean contemporary artists have been invited to create works that reflect in hindsight its role in Korean history. […] Live performances and light shows are also a part of the interpretation of the project and will be conducted until the end of November.” Preview the artwork here before you go. At the National Museum of Contemporary Art at Deoksugung, City Hall Station, exit 2 (map). Admission 3,000 won, includes access to the palace grounds.

Our Weekender selections are drawn from personal recommendations, internet scouring or press releases. We try to be meticulous with our listings, but events may change without notice. If you would like to submit an event, please send descriptions (in English) and photos to

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