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Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:47
French, Kiwi rugby champs to visit Seoul for charity dinner
The Seoul Charity Rugby Dinner is back in time for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The charity event, held once every four years, lands on June 16, a few months ahead of this year's hotly contested rugby tournament, which takes place in France from Sept. 8 to Oct. 28.
Octopoulpe returns to Korea's shores
After years of wandering the earth, the hideous beast known as Octopoulpe returns to the shores of Korea, the land where it was conceived. Octopoulpe is the creation of JP, a Frenchman who lived in Korea for several years in the 2010s. He created the one-man band Octopoulpe playing music like math rock and hardcore punk.
Punk festival finally returns to Incheon's Hanagae Beach
After four long years, the punk music festival IT'S A FEST! (IAF) is finally returning to Hanagae Beach on Incheon's Muui Island, not far off from Incheon International Airport. “After the success of the first IAF in 2019, I never would have guessed that we'd have to wait four years to do it again,” Jeff Moses, co-organizer of the festival and lead singer of punk band …Whatev...
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 2] Fighting agrarian anxiety attacks on Jeju's paths
It was May 2021. Six months had passed since I moved to Jeju. Cut off from my friends in Seoul, the gravitas of the COVID-19 pandemic sank in. After the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots and the murder of George Floyd, it felt like the world was collapsing.
Punk band from Korea's most conservative city prepares for Pride Month tour
Daegu punk band Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (DBGC) is coming to Seoul this Saturday, the first date on their two-city Pride Month tour this month. There's something different about DBGC, following their latest lineup change. They've had members come and go before, but this is the first time the three-member band is all-female. But they brushed off the suggestion that they h...
Southside Parlor adds international twist to Seoul's cocktail scene
Itaewon bar Southside Parlor has developed a reputation as one of Seoul's leading names in cocktail craft. But the team there are not content with serving delicious twists on classics to locals only. Instead, they've been touring Asia, spreading their unique recipes and bringing their bright energy with them. Here they talk to us about their passion for mixing and the current...
[PINNACLE'S ITAEWON] Jazz, nighttime cafe and Punjabi vegan pop-up
Experience a whirlwind of captivating events in the heart of Itaewon this June. Linus BBQ, Sit And Sip, and Vivi's Veggie are hosting special events that promise to engage your senses and create unforgettable moments for you and your friends.
Public welcomed to rediscover newly demilitarized land in Yongsan Children's Garden
Yongsan Children's Garden opened on May 4 in 300,000 square meters of returned land from a corner of U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan in the middle of Seoul. Inside, visitors can see landscape views rarely glimpsed until now by civilian eyes. It took this reporter four visits to finally make it inside.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 1] How hiking Jeju's 437km of trails changed my life
Want to know a secret that'll get me canceled on Twitter? When I first arrived on Jeju Island…I hated it. This was not “the Hawaii of Korea” the Immigrant Integration Program textbooks raved about. Twelve months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself staring out the window of the 151 bus, thinking Jeju looked less “Hawaii vibes” and more “abandoned theme park.”
Hair of the Dog celebrates 8th anniversary
Hair of the Dog, a neighborhood bar located in central Seoul's Haebangchon neighborhood, turns eight. That's 51 in dog years, and it's probably even older for a small business in Seoul. There will be an anniversary party this Saturday, offering food, quizzes and raffles. The raffle prizes include gift certificates, bottles of liquor, baseball tickets, hair products and dog tr...