Being a k-pop fan outside of South Korea doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to simply listen to CDs and never interact with people. As the fandom continues to grow and develop, budding entrepreneurs are seeing the demand to bring people together in cities all over the world to indulge in their interests.
With this weekend being a long weekend in Canada, there are events taking place every day over the long weekend in Ontario.
May 16th at 9pm – Selca! The K-Pop Selfie Dance Party
K-Pop Themed Agency Pop Goes the World brings Toronto their May club night with a selca theme with the K-Pop selfie dance. Admission is 19+, with ID required (and no, your OHIP/Health card will not be accepted). Your K-Pop favourites will keep you bouncing from 9pm until 2am. Admission is $15 at the door, but if you pay before 8pm on Eventbrite, you can bypass the line and get in for $10.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto (Google Maps)
When: Friday, May 16th, 9pm to 2am
Admission: $15 at the door
- $3 coat check
- No dress code, dress to dance
- $5 bottles of soju special (For those who want to be authentic)
May 17th at 11am – K-Pop Paintball Wars
Toronto has a very well established community of K-Pop fans, headed by their community, Toronto Korea Music Group. On Saturday, TKMG will be presenting the K-Pop Paintball Wars. Roleplay different k-pop scenarios with all the fun of paintball while getting to meet other k-pop fans in Toronto! More details about the event and the different scenarios can be found on the event page.
Where: Vaughan Paintball (Google Maps)
When: Saturday, May 17th, 11am to 6pm
Admission: Admission – $5, Rentals – $20 (Includes paintball marker, mask, 100 paintballs)
- All participants must sign waver
- People under 18 must get parent or guardian to sign the waver as well. Waver can be found here.
- You may bring your own marker and mask, but you must use the paintballs supplied by the facilities
May 18th at 7pm – K-Pop Club Night in Ottawa
Pop Goes the World takes their act on the road and brings K-Pop clubbing to Canada’s capital on Sunday with K-Pop Club Night! The night starts early, with an all ages dance night starting at 7pm until 10pm. Performances will take place for the first hour, including performances from the Ottawa Hallyu Dance Team and the Kapital K-Dance team. Afterwards, the night will be an all-request video dance night. At 10pm, the club will become 19+, and the all request dance continues until 2am. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Normally, the Sunday night would be a problem, but… Monday is a holiday, so Canadians can get their k-pop on and rest on the Monday.
Where: Mansion Nightclub (Google Maps)
When: Sunday, May 18th, 7pm to 2am
Admission: $10, tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.
- There is no dress code. Dress to dance
- Dance performances will only be from 7-8pm
K-Soul Magazine will actually be covering the Ottawa K-Pop Night! Make sure you come check us out and say hi! We may even be running a give away! 😉 Stay tuned!
Does your city have K-Pop events? Know of a dance, convention, or flash mob happening soon and want to bring some more attention to it? Use the Contact Us link above to let us know, and we’ll be more than happy to feature your events!