What’s on in Busan March 17-19

What’s on in Busan March 17-19

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Check out what’s going on around the city this weekend in Busan.

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Saturday Korean Traditional Performance @ Busan National Gukak Center — Weekly Saturday performances of Korean traditional music return. Busan National Gukak Center, Busanjin-gu, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Live Music @ Ol’55 — Open stage events take place every Friday and Saturday night. Ol’55, KSU, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

Other stuff
4th BIDF Korea Dance Grand Prix @ Busan Cultural Center
 — Busan International Dance Festival Korea Dance Grand Prix provides young and talented dancers with an opportunity to gain international experiences. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Saturday and Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day — Two days of fun this year awaits as events are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday.

2023 Citizen Sharing Market @ Song Sang Hyeon Square — This event is hosted by Eco Sister, and citizens, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations participate to sell recyclable household items such as clothes, bags, and books, and exchange waste batteries and paper packs to develop a habit of separate disposal in daily life. Song Sang Hyeon Square, Busanjin-gu, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Busan Cafe Show @ BEXCO — Check out the latest trends in coffee, cafes, and desserts. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday

World Zumba Festival @ BEXCO — The World Zumba Festival takes place this weekend at BEXCO. BEXCO, Centum City, Saturday and Sunday

Gorilla’s 7th Anniversary Party @ Gorilla Brewing Company — Come celebrate 7 years of brewing excellence with a DJ and great drink prices this Saturday. Gorilla Brewing Company, Gwangalli, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Liquid Arts Workshop @ Ol’55 — The Liquid Arts Workshop is a workshop dedicated to all arts in one setting simultaneously. Ol’55, Kyungsung Univeristy District, Saturday, 6 p.m.

Busan Architecture Tour — The Busan International Architectural Culture Festival (BIACF) is hosting the Busan Architectural Tour every Saturday and Sunday from March to June 2023. Every Saturday and Sunday through June, 10:30 a.m.

The Oscars Special @ Busan Cinema Center — The Busan Cinema Center is screening some of the best Oscar Nominated movies of last year until March 21st. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through March 21

Winter Illumination @ Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams –– During the winter season, the area will be transformed using illuminated art installations such as dolphins, waves, water drops, ice fountains, and more. Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams, Daily except for Monday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Poster in Cinematheque @ Busan Cinema Center — This exhibition is an archive exhibition that displays about 80 kinds of posters from Cinematheque screenings of the past 10 years. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through March 25 

Gwangalli M Drone Light Show @ Gwangalli Beach — This week’s drone show returns to its normal schedule. Gwangalli Beach, Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

International Meet-up @ Cafe With — Join a new language exchange and culture program each Friday night. Cafe With, Kyungsung University, Friday, 7 p.m.

ICON A @ Objecthood Gallery — Choi Gwang-ryeol’s solo exhibition is on display until March 26. Objecthood Gallery, Suyeong-gu, Through March 26

Ralph Gibson Exhibition @ GoEun Museum of Photography — The American photographer’s exhibit under the theme “The Black Trilogy” takes place until the end of the month. GoEun Museum of Photography, Haeundae, Through March 31

Takashi Murakami ‘MurakamiZombie’ @ Busan Museum of Art — This exhibition is the largest retrospective in Korea, introducing about 160 pieces of work that have been worked on for 30 years, from early works that have never been shown to the public, to recent works such as paintings, large sculptures, installations, and videos. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae-gu, Through April 16

Uncanny Encounters @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan — This exhibition intends to illuminate familiar yet unfamiliar things in our time. Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Through March 26

ASEAN on the Move: Mobility and Digital Life in ASEAN @ ASEAN Culture Center — A special exhibition will be held to examine the daily lives of local people by combining various means of transportation and the dynamic mobile culture of ASEAN. ASEAN Culture Center, Haeundae, Through March 15

Play with Flowers – A Flower Journey to Ancient times @ Jeonggwan Museum — Under the theme of ‘Ancient Flowers’, this special exhibition will make it easy for children to understand our cultural assets through stories related to flowers in ancient literature. Jeonggwan Museum, Through May 7

Online Performances to Watch
Busan City Arts Companies — YouTube channel

Busan Cultural Center — YouTube channel

National Gugak Center Online Concerts — YouTube channel

Busan Cultural Foundation Online Cultural Arts Project —  YouTube channel

Korean Movies: Korean Classic Film Theater by Busan Cinema Center — YouTube channel (Korean)

Busan Cinema Center – YouTube channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 2 — YouTube Channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 3 — YouTube Channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 4 — YouTube Channel

Wellmi Wellness Conference — Homepage

AD Stars 2021 Online Festival — Homepage

The sports haps
2023 Busan International Male and Female Foil Grand Prix @ Geumjeong Sports Park — Among the international fencing competitions organized by the International Fencing Federation (FIE), it is a prestigious event that is given the second highest ranking points after the Olympics and World Championships. Geumjeong Sports Park, Friday through Sunday

Sungwoo Hitech Cup KNN Eco-friendly Marathon — The 21st edition of the eco-friendly marathon begins from BEXCO. Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Please note that some events may postpone or be canceled due to coronavirus issues around the city. While we do strive for accuracy, some events may change their operating times and days.

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