The 2015 Daegu Dongseongro GLOBAL MUSIC FESTIVAL runs from May 1-3 this weekend in Daegu. Gwangju’s own, Malarkey, will play on Sunday, May 3 at 5 P.M. Sounds like a fun road trip to support Gwangju’s favorite band! Check out the Facebook event page for more information and directions to the venue. This is a free event.
Al Barnum invites you to a special lunch event, Our Thoughts With Nepal!, on May 1 and 2, from 12-3 P.M. at Doaa’s rooftop downtown. There will be Egyptian food donated by Dana Han, and music by Trevor Everywhere and his friends. This is a fundraiser for donations to the survivors of the recent earthquake in Nepal. For more information and directions, check out the Facebook event page.
Walking After U returns to Club Bohemian downtown on May 1 at 8 P.M. Supporting acts include Alien City and Heavy Gauge. Advance tickets are 15,000 won, 20,000 at the door, which includes one free drink. To purchase advance tickets call, 137-107-202259. For more information call 416-1006 or 010-4605-0334, or check out the venue website.
May 2 is the Gwangju-Jeollanamdo KOTESOL May workshop at Chosun University. First you can join a RP SIG meeting from 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. at the Starbucks near the Chosun University Back Gate. The main meeting from 1:45-5 P.M. includes Lindsay Herron talking about tech tools you can use in your class, and Bryan Hale will discuss information gap activities. There will be a dinner gathering after the meeting. For the full schedule, check out the web page, or the Facebook event page.
The second annual Damyang Bamboo Festival Amazing Race competition takes place May 2 from 1:30-5 P.M. Space is limited to 50 teams of 3-5 people. There will be a free bus, lunch and t-shirts provided. There’s over 1,500,000 won in prizes up for grabs, so get your team together! For more information check out the Facebook event page, or go to the website to register.
Salt Art Gallery is hosting volume 2 of Bulgasari Gwangju on May 2 at 4 P.M. It will be 2 hours of musicians and performers on a chill Saturday afternoon. Plan ahead so you don’t miss this one. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Barim, downtown next to the Dongbu Police Station, is hosting 8yoil noons, a meta-residence project by 12 visual artists. The opening party is May 2 from 6-9 P.M. The artists were given the short time of 6 days to complete their art projects, and the resulting works reflect how each individual perceives and interprets time. For more information, check out the website, send an email, call 062-228-9876, or visit the Facebook event page.
The Collaborative Book Club will be meeting May 10 at 1 P.M. at the First Alleyway Restaurant to discuss the book sci-fi/fantasy book Ready Player One By Ernest Clive. This gives you a couple of weeks notice to get through the book before the discussion. If you have any questions, contact Chris Bleeker through the Facebook event page.
Single purchase tickets for July 3-July 14 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade are now officially on sale through the interpark website. Tickets for various different sports and venues and rounds will range between 5,000 to 20,000 won. Ticket price for the opening and closing ceremonies will range from 100,000 won to 300,000 won with the closing ceremony priced between 70,000 and 150,000 won. To purchase those individual tickets, check out the Interpark website.