Here is what’s going on around the city this week.
2023 Dureraum Saturday Outdoor Concert @ Busan Cinema Center — The 2023 Dureraum Saturday Outdoor Concerts will be held through September 2. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Saturday, 5 p.m.
Busan Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra @ Busan Cultural Center –The Festival of Soloists provides a stage for young local artists to perform with a full orchestra. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Tuesday
Chamber Music Concert Series: Pride of Busan @ Busan Cultural Center — Chamber music concerts take place in order to promote classical music to the public as well as raise awareness of the Busan International Art Center and Busan Opera House which are under construction. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m.
Dream Concert @ Asiad Main Stadium — One of K-pop’s biggest yearly events comes to Busan for the first time. Asiad Main Stadium, Sajik-dong, Saturday
Yuhki Kuramoto @ Busan Citizens Hall — Japanese pianist Yuhki Kuramoto comes to Busan for a Friday evening concert. Busan Citizens Hall, Busanjin-gu, Saturday, 3 p.m.
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.
Open Mic @ Basement — Head on out to hear some live local talent in PNU. Basement, PNU, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Open Mic @ Ol’55 — Open mic returns to Ol’55 each Wednesday evening. Ol’55, KSU, Wednesday. 7 p.m.
Haeundae Sand Festival @ Haeundae Beach — The Haeundae Sand Festival returns under the theme “Expo 2030 toward the future sand sea”. Haeundae Beach, Monday
2023 Geumjeongsanseong Festival @ Geumjeongsanseong Fortress Plaza — The festival looks back at the city’s past. Geumjeongsanseong Fortress Plaza, Geumjeong-gu, Friday through Sunday
Africa Film Festival @ Busan Cinema Center — Fall in love with 12 African films from South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, and Zambia. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through May 24
Busan Port Festival @ International Passenger Terminal and Korea National Maritime Museum — The 16th edition of the Port Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday. International Passenger Terminal and Korea National Maritime Museum, Saturday and Sunday
Photographs by YOSIGO: Holiday Memories @ KT&G Sangsang Madang Busan — A popular photo exhibit with 350 pictures of summer destinations from around the world. KT&G Sangsang Madang Busan, May 27 – September 3
World Climate Industry EXPO @ BEXCO — A four-day climate expo under the theme “Time to Cope with Climate Change: for People, Planet & Prosperity”. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Saturday
The Actor is Present: Busan @ Busan Museum of Movies — This exhibition will allow visitors to see writings, photographs, and videos of internationally recognized Korean actors in Busan – including Emmy Award-winning Lee Jung-jae and Oscar winner Yoon Yeo-jung. Busan Museum of Movies, Through November 26
Joseon Diplomat, Interpreter @ Busan Museum — In this exhibition, the Busan Museum presents about 150 relics of the diplomatic role of interpreters in the procession of the Joseon envoys and various stories that their activities had on Joseon society. Busan Museum, Nam-gu, Through July 9
Julian Opie Solo Exhibition @ Kukje Gallery Busan and F1963 Sukcheon Hall — A variety of works, including paintings, sculptures, mosaics, videos, virtual reality (VR) works, and live performances can be experienced. Kukje Gallery Busan and F1963 Sukcheon Hall, Through July 2
Lots of People @ Busan Museum of Art — Gim Hongsok expresses his art in the Children’s gallery in the Busan Museum of Art. Busan Museum of Art, Through December 17
Photography Exhibition: UNNAMED ROAD @ GoEun Museum of Photography — Take a look at life through the lens of photographer Lee Jungjin. GoEun Museum of Photography, Haeundae, Through July 9
Phantom of the Opera @ Dream Theatre — The Korean version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic returns. Dream Theatre, Busanjin-gu, Through June 18
Magic Circus @ Spo1’s Park Dream Narae Children’s Theater — Magic Circus is a permanent performance program of the 18th Busan International Magic Festival that all citizens can enjoy throughout the city. Spo1’s Park Dream Narae Children’s Theater, Saturday and Sunday through June 11
Play and Pray: The Story of Maritime People and Their Gods @ Korea National Maritime Museum — Check out the history of people who lived on the seas. Korea National Maritime Museum, Through August 20
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.
My Young & Sad Days @ Busan Museum of Art — This exhibition introduces the experimental spirit and original works of up-and-coming Busan-based artists. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae-gu, Through August 6
Gorilla Running Club @ Gwangan Beach — Runners depart together from Gorilla Gwangalli going towards the beach for a casual run along the beach. Gwangalli, Monday
Gwangalli M Drone Light Show @ Gwangalli Beach — This week’s drone show returns to its normal show times. Gwangalli Beach, Saturday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Trivia @ HQ — The weekly trivia night returns to Thursday nights. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, 9 p.m.
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
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
Bucheon International Comics Festival — YouTube Channel
2nd Busan Metropolitan City YouTube Video Contest Winner Videos — Link