It’s certainly getting hotter outside! We’ve got things that you can do in town, and you’ll be able to keep cool as well.
Thursday, June 22nd
Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando
Thursdays in Gwangju means that it’s time for Zumba! In case you’re new to the blog and don’t know what Zumba is, it’s a cardio class that is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced participants. Make sure you wear your workout clothes, have a towel handy, and of course a bottle of water. The class begins at 7 p.m., and is led by Gwangju’s owen veteran instructor Thando Mlambo. For directions to the GIC, please go their website. You can also get more details about the class by visiting the Facebook event page here. If you’re looking for a great way to stay in shape, then you need to head to the GIC on Thursday night!
Friday, June 23rd
Courtesy of Speakeasy
Gwangju Live is back this Friday night with an acoustic solo performance. Don, an artist originally from Thailand, will be playing a mix of your favorite covers, as well as some of his own compositions at Speakeasy. The advance word on this show is pretty good, so this is not something that you want to miss. Plus, as an added bonus there are the usual happy hour specials at that go until 11 p.m. So get there early, grab a drink (or two), and enjoy a great night of music. For more details about the show, please visit Speakeasy’s Facebook page.
Saturday, June 24th
Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class
The Saturday Art Class at the GIC is featuring another lesson in female figure drawing. The class will begin at 12:45, and the model will arrive at 1 p.m. Once the model is there, the doors will be locked for their privacy. The fee for the class is only 10,000 won, and as always materials will be provided for you. If you need directions to the GIC, then just click on the link in the first event. You can also get more information by checking out the Facebook event page here. The Saturday Art Class is also looking for more teachers to help out. If you’re interested, let them know on the event page. Today’s class will be led by local artist Jen Lee.
Courtesy of the GPP
If you missed the performances last weekend of the GPP‘s newest production Counterparts, fear not! There are three more shows happening this weekend. Advance tickets for the shows are still available until June 23rd. To make your reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you miss the deadline for reserving tickets, don’t worry because they’ll be on sale at the door for 12,000 won. Showtimes for Saturday are at 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Showtime for Sunday is 3:00 p.m. For more info about the production, you can go to the GPP’s website at: gwangjutheatre.com. You can also go to their Facebook page as well. This is the last weekend, so don’t miss out!
Courtesy of Loft 28
I’ve got two different parties to choose from that you can end your Saturday night with. First at Speakeasy, children of the 80’s (that’s me!), as well as fans of cheesy pop music will want to head to their 80’s night party. GFN’s own Travvy G will be spinning your favorite 80’s hits starting at 10:30 p.m. Besides the awesome music there will be a costume contest, and of course it just wouldn’t be a party at Speakeasy without great drink specials! The doors open at 8 p.m., and you can get more details by visiting their Facebook page. If you missed out on the first performance of local musician Andrew Vlasbom’s debut album, The Ballad of Coward Jack, then you can catch it tonight at Loft 28. Andrew will be performing along with other talented artists-Eden Jones, Kaitlyn Wachter, Laureline Claeys, and Ashley Johnson. The show will start at 10 p.m., and if anyone in Gwangju has a cowboy hat, bring it. You’ll get two free shots for wearing a cowboy hat!. If you need more info, then please go to Loft’s Facebook page.