Check out what’s going on around the city this weekend in Busan.
Busan Opera Week @ Busan Culture Center — This weekend sees two performances of “Carmen“. Busan Culture Center, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 18
Acoustic Open Mic @ HQ Gwangan – Mike Ventola hosts the monthly event which will only be acoustic. HQ Gwangan, Gwangalli, Saturday, 7 p.m
Live Jazz Music @ Gavi — Enjoy a delicious meal with some soft jazz music Saturday night. Gavi, Haeundae, Saturday, 7 p.m.
3rd Anniversary of UNESCO World Records Heritage Registration — Replacing the Joseon Tongsinsa Festival, an exhibition event will be held for 10 days at Gwangbok-ro. October 16-26
Busan World Citizen Festival — The Global Gathering goes online until November 11.
Busan Comedy Festival — A non-face-to-face event is taking place for five days from Saturday.
Busan Ballet Festival @ Busan Civic Center — A one-day festival with performances and information for lovers of ballet. Grand Theater, Busan Civic Center, Sunday
Joseon Tongsinsa Festival — This year’s Joseon Tongsinsa Festival will be held differently by replacing it with the ‘3rd anniversary of UNESCO World Records Heritage Registration’ for 10 days from mid-October. Through October 26
BFAA International Art Fair and Busan Art Fair @ BEXCO — The 9th Busan International Art Fair and the 40th Busan Art Fair will be held concurrently this weekend at BEXCO. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday
Busan Home and Leisure Show @ BEXCO — The rescheduled Home and Leisure Show presents great things for your home and outdoors. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday
Korea Build in Busan @ BEXCO — Held concurrently with the Home and Leisure show, Korea Build shows the best in building materials. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday
Busan MBC Wedding @ BEXCO — Great finds for your upcoming wedding are on display. BEXCO, Centum City, Friday through Sunday
Camping Car and Leisure Show @ BEXCO — A large number of camping-related participants will participate to showcase the latest trends in camping. BEXCO, Centum City, Friday through Sunday
Busan City Trivia Night – Local bars challenge each other for trivia supremacy. Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Friday Night Meetup @ LZone – A new meetup for interested language students. LZone, Kyungsung Area, Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday Yoga @ Studio Lux – Join Wellmi for a Sunday morning English yoga class. Studio Lux, Dongnae, Sunday, 11 a.m.
Trilogy of Contemporary Art in China: The Scar @ Busan Museum of Art – This exhibition gives viewers insight into the ways Chinese contemporary art has changed, through trends that evoke the deep-seated “scars” or “trauma” inherent in the modern history of China. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, Through February 28, 2021
Busan Arirang @ Busan Museum – In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Busan Museum is hosting a special outdoor art exhibit until December 27 with the Ministry of Veteran Affairs. Busan Museum, Daeyeon-dong, Through December 27
Busan, The Beginning of History @ Busan Museum – A new exhibition hits the Busan museum until October 25. Busan Museum, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 25
All of Us Were Great Loners @ Busan Museum of Art – Collection Highlight 2 “All of Us Were Great Loners” is an exhibition of Busan Museum of Art’s collection, focusing on figure paintings after 2000. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, Through February 14, 2021
Encountering Busan: The Wartime Capital @ Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – Take a look back at the history of Busan through this new exhibition. Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Busan Museum, Through November 29
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
Busan Cinema Center – YouTube channel
KCC vs. KT Sonic Boom @ Sajik Arena — The Sonic Boom look to add to their quick season start. Sajik Area, Sajik-dong, Friday, 7 p.m.
Suwon vs. Busan IPark @ Gudeok Stadium — The IPark host their final home match of the season. Gudeok Stadium, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Please note that some events may postpone or be canceled due to the coronavirus issues around the city.