The annual ubiquitous festive jaunt is here and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. You might as well stop fighting it and let it wash over you like the corrosive tinsel-rain that it is.
Nah, I’m just kidding. I love Christmas and everything about it. Even the terrible weather and rampant capitalism get viewed through red-and-green tinted glasses and hazy mulled wine vision.
Over the next few weeks, all the events become increasingly seasonal. This is the last week when you have any potential escape from it so if you’re a Scrooge then get your fill.
We went through about 45 events around Korea to find which ones we think you shouldn’t miss.
The absolutely excellent DJ outfit Seoul City Stomp will be making their fourth outing next Saturday. SCS play a lively mix of your roots favorites from the world of reggae, ska, motown, funk and soul. It’s a multinational collection of selectors with Korea, Japan, UK and USA all represented in the lineup.This will be a crazy fun night of dance floor antics to warm ya little toes. Check out their December mix
Seoul City Stomp vol. 4 / December 10th 10pm-late / Living Room Seoul
Launch parties are probably the best thing about art exhibitions (if not all of art). Top notch graphic artist Grafflex GFX will be holding his 5th solo exhibition in December and this Friday GGFX will be opening the doors to the public. This might be a chance to get some Christmas gifts if you’re lucky enough to know anyone who is so cool that they’d appreciate graphic art as a Christmas gift.
Grafflex Solo show / December 9th 6.00pm-8.30pm / Avenuel World Tower
Those lovely folks over at Seoul-based art collective Crazy Multiply are doing a cinema screening of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. As part of their Electric Cinema events, they’ll be showing what is probably the eccentric auteurs best work. The film will feature Korean subtitles and will be followed by a communal discussion on the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, we promise you – there’s quite a bit to talk about.
Electric Cinema: David Lynch / December 8th 8pm-11pm / ETAAttelier
After several heated rounds, RE:Alive are ready to crown the winner of their DJ competition, but not before one final event. This Saturday they’ll be back in Madholic with a night of top quality DJs competing for the championship title. If you appreciate technically gifted DJs then this will be the event for you.
Re:Alive Scratch Battle Competiton _ Grand Final / December 10th 6pm-9pm / Madholic
If you wanna make the Keun Soli list of events coming up all you have to do, really, is have some loose affiliation with a disco sound. The Golmokgil Editors host regular club nights and parties in Seoul and they’ll be collaborating with Disco Experience’s Conan for an event this Friday. This should be an absolute blast with some top disco music.
Golmokgil Editors w/Conan / December 9th 9pm-4am / MDNT Seoul
There’s a European Christmas market on the 10th. We’ve already said how much we love Christmas so we’ll be there!
By Jamie Finn (@jamiefinn2209)