8 awesome things to do this weekend
Ska city Seoul
Check out some of Korea’s best live music at Soundholicity tonight. Performing are
Kingston Rudieska, Ska Wakers, South Carnival and No. 1 Korean.
Kingston Rudieska is a nine-piece, exciting, energetic band that fills any stage, literally and metaphorically, Kingston Rudieska step up to represent ska in Korea.
Where: Soundholicity in Hongdae
When: 8 pm
Tickets: 25,000 won
Directions: See map
Drink beer — lots and lots of beer
This was on the list a month ago, and it was so popular that we’re putting it here again. Here’s a few beer deals going on: Steak and beer at Outback: All you can drink beer for 90 minutes. There’s also these places: 15,000 won all-you-can-drink beer @ Beer Garden, Renaissance Hotel, Gangnam (6-9 p.m.); (02) 2222-8630. All-you-can-drink beer @ Pho Mons in Gangnam; 4,900 won for 2 hours; (02) 514-0513. All-you-can-drink beer/vodka @ Ark Lounge Bar in Sinchon; 5,000 won before 8 pm; (02) 325-9078.
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The Guryong Clean-up
Start the day off nby doing something good for society. Join MANNAM International to help the residents Guryong Village. Located just outside of the Gangnam district, it houses some of the poorest families in Seoul. The goal today is to fill as many bags as possible with trash to prevent it from getting washed into the streams during rainy season. Note: lunch will not be provided, but is available at a local store.
Groove Korea article on the village: Click here
Where: Meeting at Dogok Station (Line 3), Exit 4.
More info: Click here
Party for a good cause tonight
Proceeds from this CLASH show go to the Nabi Fund, a charity that benefits young woman in the Congo. Too many awesome musicians to name here, but some are Pinnacle TheHustler, DamDam Band, Soundwash, Willman Band, Abby Krause and NoName.
Awesome prizes include art beatboxer/comedian/artist Adam Palmeter, Chad Blue, Wilfred Lee. There is also a free make-up and photo session courtesy of Tessa Jeon and Chris Backe. Also up for grabs is a free table and bottle of Jack Daniels at the after party.
When: 7 pm
Where: Freebird in Hongdae
Tickets: 15,000 won (buy tickets advance and you get a free pass to the after party at Club 500)
More info: Click here for the Facebook page
‘Red Light Winter’
Probationary Theatre brings its most audacious work to Seoul audiences this month with the critically acclaimed, contemporary tragedy, "Red Light Winter.”
With half the story set in Amsterdam, the show shines light on the taboo topics of prostitution, suicide, drugs and AIDS. The producers warn that the show contains nudity and strong sex and drug references.
Info and Map: Click here
When: June 22 to June 24
Price: Friday and Saturday evening shows are 15,000 won, Saturday and Sunday’s 4 p.m. matinees are 10,000
Take a hike
The Seoul International Hikers Club will tackle the 610-meter Ungil Mountain today. This isn’t a mountain that should intimidate anyone as the trail up is neither steep nor rocky. Rain or shine!
When: 11 am
Where: Ungil Mountain
Meeting place: Ungil-san Station on the Jungang Line
Who are you — really?
Personality expert Jonathan R. Wachtel asks: Who are you really? Are you your thoughts, your feelings, your wants, the things you’ve accomplished, the physical contents of your life? How can you get what you want in life? By working harder? By thinking more? By experiencing more? By feeling more? By wanting more?
Join Jonathan live by video teleconference from New York on an awareness-expanding journey into your own experience of the world and that of everyone around you. Learn where you’ve been going wrong in trying to get what you want, and how you can actually attain fulfillment in all areas of your life.
Price: 20,000 won at the door
More info: www.jonathanrwachtel.com
Facebook event page: Click here
Tired of making excuses for not studying Korean? Change that today at the language exchange café in Hongdae. Languages include English, Korean, French, Spanish and Japanese.
Where: Maple coffee
Price: 10,000 won
Info and directions: Click here