What to Do This Weekend: Live Music, A Party for Charity, and Shakespeare!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s already the last weekend in Gwangju so you know what that means? Yes, you can finally put up those Christmas decorations. After that, go out and see what there is to do in our city.

Thursday, November 28th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

A terrific way to start things off is by putting some of that trivial knowledge you having rolling around in your head to good use. That’s right, it’s trivia night at Speakeasy! It’s going to be a great night of questions, and answers, with topics ranging from current events, to films, and music. Just get a team together of up to 5 people to participate. Don’t worry if you can’t round up your own because you can always find one when you arrive. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you have a chance to win cash, and prizes. The second place team will get their money back, and first place will win the rest of the pot. Nate will be your quiz master, so come out and enjoy an engaging night of questions, and answers. Trivia begins at 10:00 p.m., and if you need more information, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, November 29th

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC Language Exchange is having a special “White Elephant” gift exchange tonight. All you have to do is bring a gift that costs 10,000 won, or less, for the exchange. Light refreshments, and drinks will also be served at the party. To RSVP for this event, please PM the GIC Language Exchange directly on their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Tequilaz

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an expert on the Gwangju scene, or a newbie. You know that Tequilaz is the place to be on Friday night with their great specials. Start out with some of their mouth watering tacos which are only 3,000won each. Beer goes very well with tacos, and you can enjoy unlimited draft beers for only 15,000 won. If you prefer cocktails, 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 30th

Courtesy of The Gwangju Performance Project

A busy Saturday night begins with . . . some Shakespeare. The Gwangju Performance Project‘s (GPP) latest productions premieres with the first of two shows this weekend and next, Something Shakespeare This Way Comes. Instead of just featuring one play, a variety of Scenes from Shakespeare classics will be performed. Seats for the shows are limited, so don’t delay ordering your tickets. Please email: [email protected] to get your seats. Wine and cheese will be available for sale, and a little snack will be given to each table. If you need more information, please go to the GPP’s Facebook page.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Today is the last day of Movember, and Loft 28 wants to celebrate all of you out there who grew a moustache this month for charity. Loft will be holding a charity party for the M Dream Orphanage tonight. There will be free stick-on moustaches for all guests, and you can expect the house DJs to play your favorite tunes. For this special event there is a 10,000 won cover charge (which will include a free drink). All door proceeds from the party will go to help support the M Dream Orphanage. The party begins at 11:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Two weekends ago Walking After U delivered another terrific performance on the Speakeasy stage. It’s going to be hard to beat, but a band from Seoul is going to accept the challenge. Yawp. a group that hails from the capital, will be performing an eclectic mix of indie, rock, and psych. They will be playing some of your favorite covers as well as some of their own tracks. Come on down to listen to some great live music, and enjoy those famous Speakeasy drink specials. The music should kickoff sometime around 10:30 p.m., and if you would like more info, please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, December 1st

Gwangju’s own Creative Writing group will hold another meeting this afternoon. It will start at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Crimson downtown. For location, and other details, please go to their Facebook page here.

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