Well, it looks like we dodged another typhoon! Let’s see what’s happening during the (hopefully) rain free weekend.
Thursday, October 3rd
The 16th Chungjangno Festival‘s opening ceremony will take place today, after it’s postponement yesterday. This festival, which begins the fall season is one of the biggest in Gwangju, and will run through the weekend. There will be live music, entertainment, and plenty of food and drink options. Originally there would have been a parade today, but it has been moved to Saturday, October 5th. For updates on the festival, please check out the Gwangju page on Facebook. If you do plan on attending the festival, you might want to consider taking public transportation. Some roads downtown may be closed, and traffic will be heavier than usual.
Friday, October 3rd
Q: What’s a great way to start off your weekend in Gwangju? A: Tequilaz Friday specials! Begin the night with some of their tasty tacos which are only 3,000 won each. Now you’re going to need something to drink, and beer lovers will want to grab as many pints as they can for 15,000 won. For you non beer fans, there are unlimited rail cocktails for only 20,000 won. All specials are cash only, and go from 9:00 p.m., until midnight. For more details, and to see what else is happening at Tequilaz, please see their Facebook page.
Saturday, October 4th
Residents of Gwangju, you still have another month to visit the 2019 Design Biennale! The biennale showcases the best of design from all over the world. It all features discussions from some of the top professionals in the field. For complete ticket information, please go to their official site. The 2019 Gwangju Design Biennale runs until October 31st.
The first Saturday of the month means it’s time for the GIC Art class! To start off the month of inktober, today’s class will focus on ink drawing with Korean hanji paper. The class will begin at 1:00 p.m., and go until 3:00 p.m. The cost is only 5,000 won, and all materials will be provided for you. For more info, please check out the art class Facebook page.
There’s been some great matches so far in the Rugby World Cup, and the best place to watch it is at Speakeasy. Friday night will see South Africa take on Italy. Saturday’s games will include matchups featuring England, and the home country of Japan. To find out start times for all the games, please go to their Facebook page. Root for your country, or favorite team during the Rugby WC at Speakeasy!
Halloween will be coming early to Gwangju!
An international potluck dinner for charity!