I hope you haven’t melted yet because of this summer heat! Let’s find something cool to do this weekend.
The World Human Rights Cities Forum 2016 is being held at the Asian Cultural Center (ACC), and the 5.18 Archives. It is sponsored by the city of Gwangju, and the Gwangju International Center (GIC). It began yesterday, and will go through until Sunday, July 24th. There will be special sessions, forums, discussions, tours, and other events throughout the weekend. One of the speakers is even a former Gwangju resident, Jessica Keralis. She is a a research specialist in epidemiology at the University of Texas in Austin, and will talk about discrimination in HIV testing on immigrants. For more information about the WHRCF, you can go to their website. You can also get information on Facebook by checking the event page.
Female Figure Drawing will be the subject of this Saturday’s art class at the GIC. The class begins at 12:30, and will go until 3 p.m. You will learn and practice drawing skills for the first half hour, and then the model will be present from 1 until 3. The cost for the class is 10,000 won, and of course materials will be provided (you can also bring your own as well). This weekend’s class will be led by Áine Byrne. For more details, please check out the Facebook event page.
Have you been to Loft 28’s rooftop patio yet? Well, this weekend might be a great time to check it out! Cool drinks, shade, and good friends is a great way to defeat the heat! There’s also a BBQ as well. Head over for some day drinking at Loft 28’s rooftop patio this weekend! For more info, go to their Facebook page here.
A GPP sponsored workshop about tap dancing will be taking place this Saturday, the 23rd in Gwangju. The workshop starts at 2 p.m., and it will last until 4 p.m. It will take place at Moving Up Dance Studios, which is located across from the ACC downtown. If you would like to know more, or have questions about directions, you can go to the Facebook event page. A donation of 5,000 won is asked to help cover rent for the space.
Hey, our four legged friends need to be walked and cuddled so why don’t you help out? Every Sunday a dedicated group of volunteers head to a local animal shelter, and you can join them! For more details, please check out the Facebook event page here.
There’s a concert happening at Club Bohemian this Saturday. Sever the Ear will be performing at 6:30. Tickets are 20,000 won. For more details, and directions to Bohemian, please go to their Facebook page. You can also find more about the band their as well. From their name I’m going to correctly assume that they’re not a pop band!
Stuff to look forward to!
Auditions for the next GPP production will be held soon! Please keep checking back for more information. What is the next production? Here’s a hint: feed me!
Make it Great in 48 is returning as well! The international mini film competition is coming back. Please keep reading future editions of the column for more details!