This is the first weekend in November, which means that 2019 will be history soon. Let’s see what you can do in our city!
Thursday, October 31st
Even though many Halloween parties were held last weekend, Loft 28 still has some treats for you on the actual day! They’ll be having another one of their Live at Loft showcases tonight. Among the acts performing are Patricia P., the MD band, and other great local talent. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m., and is hosted by local musician Eric Ratner. If you need more details about the show, please go to Loft’s Facebook page.
There may be some trick questions at Speakeasy’s Halloween trivia night, but it will be all worth it for the treats (OK, no more Halloween puns). Come on down for six, spooky rounds (that doesn’t count!) of trivia, and with some deadly prizes (I know, I really must stop). Get together a team of your friends (max. 5) for categories ranging from current events, to film, and television. If you don’t have a ghoulie group (almost done, I swear) don’t worry, you can find one to join. It costs 5,000 won to play, and the second place team will get their money back, while first place takes the rest of the pot. Prince of the night Nate is your host for what is sure to be . . . wait for it . . . a ghastly good time! For more info, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page. Trivia begins at 10:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1st
There may not be any Day of the Dead festivities here in Gwangju, but you can still get into the spirit (sorry, had to be done) with the Friday night specials at Tequilaz! Start out with some of their mouth watering tacos which are only 3,000 won each. Beer goes very well with tacos, and you can enjoy unlimited draft beers for only 15,000 won. If you prefer the harder stuff then you can have unlimited rail drinks for 20,000 won. All specials run from 9:00 p.m., until midnight, and are cash only please. To get more details, and to find out what else is happening at Tequilaz, please go to their Facebook page.
Saturday, November 2nd
The first Saturday of the month is going to be a busy one at the GIC! First, let’s start off with the Gwangju Art Class. Today, participants will be able to take part in a stamp making workshop. You will use some basic, carving tools to make your stamps, and you can use other stamps for inspiration in making your own design. The cost of the class is only 5,000 won, and all materials will be provided. The class will run from 1:00 p.m., until 3:00 p.m. If you need any more details, please go to their Facebook page. The workshop will be lead by local artist, Lisa Casaus. After the art class is over, you should definitely stick around for the GIC Talk series. Today, a member from the local chapter of Toastmasters will tell you what they have to offer. What is Toastmasters? Well, you’ll have to come to the talk to find out! One hint though, it has to do with public speaking. The GIC Talk series is free to the public, and it begins at 4:00 p.m. The lectures usually go for about an hour. To get more info, please visit their Facebook page.
The Rugby World Cup began back in September. Now after three rounds of exciting matches there are only two teams left to play for the championship. England will take on South Africa this evening, and the best place to watch the game in Gwangju is Speakeasy! They’ll be showing the final on the big screen, so come on and cheer for your favorite team! The game will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the bar will be open at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please go to their Facebook page.
Sunday, November 3rd
A new group for creative writers has begun in Gwangju. They’ll be having their first meeting this Sunday at a coffee shop downtown. For more information about the group, and directions to the meeting, please visit their Facebook page.