Here’s what’s going on around Busan this week.
2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival @ Citywide – A month-long, citywide music festival features some great classical music. Citywide, Through October 1
Regular Tuesday Night Cultural Performances @ Busan National Gugak Center – The weekly Korean traditional music performance takes place each Tuesday evening. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Performance of Traditional Dance @ Busan National Gugak Center – Every other Thursday until the end of December sees great performances of Korean traditional dance. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Every other Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Performance of Traditional Music and Dance @ Busan National Gugak Center – Enjoy a traditional Korean music and dance performance each Saturday until the end of December. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Open Mic @ Basement – The oldest running open mic in the city. Basement, PNU, Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Open Mic @ HQ – The newest regular open mic in the city takes place each Thursday night following trivia. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, Wednesday, 11 p.m.
Busan International Food Expo @ BEXCO – The 16th edition of the food expo brings flavors from around the world to Busan. BEXCO, Centum City, October 10-12
Sea Art Festival @ Dadaepo Beach – Under this year’s theme “Sea of Heartbreak”, a month-long exhibit of art returns to Dadaepo Beach. Dadaepo Beach, Through October 27
Busan International Film Festival @ Busan Cinema Center – BIFF returns for its 24th year for 10 days of great films from across the globe. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through October 12
Jagalchi Festival @ Jagalchi Market – The Jagalachi Festival returns for its 28th edition with great seafood and events. Jagalchi Market, Nampo-dong, Thursday through Sunday
Busan Opera Week @ Busan Cultural Center – Four amazing operas will be performed at the Busan Cultural Center. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, September 30 – October 13
Yeongdo Bridge Festival @ Yeongdo – The areas around Yeongdodaegyo Bridge and Bongnae-dong Muryangjang come alive with events this weekend. Yeongdo Island, Friday through Sunday
Asia Trails Conference @ BEXCO – The 2019 ATC conference comes to Busan. BEXCO, Centum City, Friday through Sunday
Dongnae Eupseong History Festival @ Dongnae Culture Center – Take a step back in time and enjoy this top-notch Korean history festival. Dongnae Culture Center, Dongnae, October 11-13
Oktoberfest @ Hurshimchung Brau – Oktoberfest returns to Dongnae’s home of German beer. Hotel Nongshim, Dongnae, October 10-12
Yeongnam Dance Festival @ Busan National Gugak Center – A month’s worth of traditional Korean dance performances are scheduled to be held. Busan National Gugak Center, Busanjin-gu, Through October 26
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan – Check out the newest installations including the Rain Room until November. Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Through January 27, 2020
One Giant Leap Celebration Exhibition @ Busan National Science Museum – Check out a fun exhibition of the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. Busan National Science Museum, Gijang-gun, Through October 27
The Forgotten Other Seas, the Seas of North Korea @ Korea National Maritime Museum – An interesting exhibition looking at the local seas of North Korea. Korea National Maritime Museum, Yeong-do, Through October 12
Finnish aalto @ Busan Museum of Art – Enjoy a Finnish design and contemporary exhibition. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, July 12 – November 26
Henry Miller: Watercolors and Prints @ Busan Cultural Center – An exhibit donated from the collection of Ha Jung-woong. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 13
Korean War and Busan @ Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – A special exhibition showcasing Busan’s role in the Korean War. Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Bumin-dong, Seo-gu, Through December 22
Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Outlet Mall – Join a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults. Lotte Outlet Mall, Gijang, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 29
Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams @ Dadaepo Beach – From Tuesday to Sunday every week during the operational period, visitors can enjoy playing in the fountain and also night music fountain shows. Dadaepo Beach, Through October 31
Busan Tower Media Facade @ Busan Tower – Check out the nightly video projections shown on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade display various images of Busan created by local artists. Busan Tower, Nampodong, 7 p.m.
Weekly Meditation Class @ Suyeong Cultural Center – A small, free class dedicated to learning tools and techniques to meditation. Suyeong Cultural Center, Suyeong-gu, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Circuit Training and Yoga Class @ Gorilla Brewing – Take a free class each week while enjoying a cold pint afterward. Gorilla Brewing Company, Gwangalli, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Farmers Market @ Busan City Hall – The local Farmers’ Market has been operating every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm at Busan City Hall since April 2012. Busan City Hall, Thursday, 10 am to 6 p.m.
Ardor Market @ Haeundae Square – A weekly flea market with lots of goodies to be bought. Haeundae Square, Haeundae, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.
Weekend Flea Markets @ Citywide – Enjoy some weekend flea markets at various locations around the city. Saturday and Sunday, Times and locations vary
Busan Chess Club @ Busan Global Village – Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a weekly gathering of playing chess. McDonald’s, City Hall Station, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
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