The 11th Annual Chungjang Festival is happening now downtown! There’s lots of food booths, vendors selling art and crafts, musical entertainment and more! So wander on downtown near the Asia Culture Center and see what it’s all about!
These are the final days to get in on the Kia Tigers baseball raffle to benefit Adopt-a-Child for Christmas – Gwangju. Ticket sales will end on Oct. 18, so get your tickets while you can! Tickets are 1,000 for 500 won, 5 for 2,000 won, and an arm’s length for 5,000 won. Check out the Facebook event page for details on which players autographs you can get and where they will next be selling tickets.
Speakeasy is hosting their first-ever storytelling contest on Oct. 9 starting at 10 P.M. Haul out your most embarrassing story from your anxiety closet that is fit for public consumption, and practice your delivery, because the Mortified event is a contest. There is a 5,000 won cover for the event, but participants get their entry fee back. Top three stories of the night will win all the prizes, as well as the adoration of the voting audience. All proceeds go to benefit the Adopt a Child For Christmas – Gwangju charity. Check out the event page for more information.
Jen Lee will be leading a Gwangju Art Class on Caricatures Oct. 10 from 12:30-3 P.M. at the GIC downtown. Come learn the basics of how to draw silly and exaggerated pictures of your friends. This is a beginner class that will focus on the basics and help you find your own style. Cost is 5,000 won, with all materials provided—but bring your own if you want to experiment! For more information check out the event page.
The Gwangju Cycling Club has planned a trip Oct. 11 to Naejangsan by way of Damyang, with a short hike at the destination. The total distance is around 140k, so this trip is a challenging one. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Zumba with Cailin has its October schedule up. Join in on the fun Oct. 14, 21, and 28 from 7-8 P.M. at the GIC downtown. The cost is 5,000 won. For more information check out the event page.
Tequilaz is hosting its regular Wednesday night open mic Oct. 14 from 9:30 P.M. – 12:30 A.M. Here’s a chance to join in on the fun and take the mic to sing and play music. Newcomers are welcome! As always, come and be a part of the audience and see what talent is on offer. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
The exciting and delicious 21st Annual GIC Day takes place Oct. 18 from 11 A.M.-5 P.M.downtown at the May 18 Democracy Square at the Asian Culture Center. There will be loads of international food booths, community and culture tables with art and activities, a talent show, and a flea market. This event is always the highlight of the year. Get there early before all the best food is gone! For more information check out the GIC Facebook page.