10 Things To Do In Seoul This April

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Starting April 2018, 10 Magazine will be bringing back its monthly agenda articles that detail the hottest things going on each month. When we published our very first issue almost 10 years ago, in October 2008, our monthly list of things to do was the backbone of our publication. However, as online resources became more prevalent, and there came about other mediums for foreigners to find out what events were happening each month in Korea, we decided to focus on other priorities.

This year, as we restructured and developed 10 Magazine, we looked back on our history to figure out what we wanted to bring back and what we wanted to leave behind from our archives. Though today there are many resources to figure out where to go, what to do, and what to eat in Korea, we believe that there is still something to be said about having one comprehensive place to acquire this information. Hopefully, our monthly “What’s On” articles will help you enjoy each month in Korea to the fullest.

Note: Previously, our list encompassed events happening all around the country, but as we start this section of our magazine up again, we’ll be focusing on events happening just in Seoul. Over time, we hope to cover all of South Korea again.

1. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | Seokchon Lake

In April, enjoy a day out by Seokchon lake, the entire circumference of which is lined with blossoms in full bloom. For more information, click here. If you can’t make it to Seokchon, check out our article that details other cherry blossom festivals happening in Korea!

Dates: April 5-13
Address: Seokchon Lake, 148, Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul


2. Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival |  Eungbongsan Mountain

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Every year, a festival to celebrate the start of spring and the bloom of Forsythia koreana flowers takes place at  Eungbongsan Mountain. For more information about the festival, click here. To see what other flowers bloom in Korea in the springtime, read our article here.

Dates: April 6-8
Eungbongsan Mountain Palgakjeong Pavilion Eungbong-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


3. LANY | Yes24 Live Hall


LANY will be performing at Yes24 Live Hall. Known for its indie pop music, LANY is currently doing a tour around Asia and will be hitting Seoul, Bangkok, and Hong Kong this April. For more information, click here. For more information about the venue, check out our listing for Yes24 Live Hall in the 10 directory

Dates: April 7
Address: 20 Gucheonmyeon-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

4. Murlo | Cakeshop


Murlo, Manchester-based DJ, producer and visual artist, will be performing at Cakeshop club on April 7. For more information about the performance, click here. For more information about the venue, check out the Cakeshop listing in our directory.

Dates: April 7
Address: 134 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


5. Things That Do Us Part | MMCA


The MMCA Hyundai Motor Series is an annual exhibition project that aims to support Korean artists. This year, the main artist of this exhibition will be Im Heung-soon, who won the Silver Lion Awards in 2015.

“Things That Do Us Part,” will incorporate film into the exhibition space in a way that welcomes participation from spectators. For more information about the exhibit, click here. For more information about MMCA, check our the MMCA listing in our directory. 

Dates: Until April 8
Address: 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


6. Disco Ball 2018 | Grand Hyatt Hotel


The Australian and New Zealand Association of Korea (ANZA Korea) will be hosting its 2018 Disco Ball on April 14th at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. The theme of this year’s ball is Disco, and is inspired by the music and energy of the iconic 70’s. Björn Again, one of the world’s most popular ABBA tribute groups, will be making a live appearance at this year’s ball. For more information on galas happening this spring in Seoul, click here. For more information about the venue, check out the Grand Hyatt Hotel listing in our directory.

Date: April 14
Address: 322 Sowol-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


7. Taming of the Shrew Ballet | Seoul Arts Center


The Korean National Ballet will be performing Taming of the Shrew at the Opera House of the Seoul Arts Center (예술의전당 오페라 극장). To purchase tickets or for more information, click here or call 02-587-6181. For more information about the venue, check out our listing of SAC in our 10 Directory.

Dates: April 19-22
Address: 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho 3(sam)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul


8. Cosmo Pyke Live in Seoul | KT&G SangSang Madang (Live Hall)

KT&G SangSang Madang

Cosmo Pyke, a UK-based musical artist, will be performing at KT&G SangSang Madang later on this month. For more information, click here. For more information about the venue, check out our listing of KT&G SangSang Madang (Live Hall) in the 10 Directory.

Dates: April 23
Address: 65 Eoulmadang-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul


9. The story of Noah’s Ark by Van Cleef  | Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

DDP will be hosting an exhibition entitled “The story of Noah’s Ark by Van Cleef.” The exhibition will feature a series of jewels inspired by the biblical story of Noah’s Ark, created by the French jewellery company Van Cleef. For more information, click here. For more information about the venue, check out our listing of the DDP in our 10 Directory.

Dates: Until April 29
Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul


10. All About Strawberries Buffet | Sheraton Seoul D Cube Hotel

The All About Strawberries buffet at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel offers a strawberry-themed buffet with over 30 different kinds of strawberry desserts. For more information on other strawberry buffets happening around Seoul, click here. For more information about the hotel, check out the Sheraton Seoul D Cube listing in our directory.

Dates: Until April 30
Address: 662 Gyeongin-ro, Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul


Cover photo: CC courtesy of Saveliy Bobov on Unsplash

Don’t forget to check out our “10 Things To Do In May” article!

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