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What to Do This Weekend: Latin Music, Live Funk, and Pride Night!

Hello Gwangju! Two four day work weeks in a row? We’re getting spoiled! Let’s see what’s taking place in our city this weekend. Thursday, October 10th What may be trivial information to some, could mean a chance to win some cash tonight at Speakeasy. Trivia night is back, and so…

What to Do This Weekend: Biennale, More Rugby, and a Street Festival!

Hello Gwangju! 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…

Updates with JD: Rescheduled Events due to Typhoon Mitag

As the year’s 18th typhoon Mitag is set to pass through Gwangju and Jeollanamdo this week, local administrations are rescheduling their autumn festivities. Gwangju’s Donggu District Office plans to adjust schedules for the Chungjang Festival. The opening ceremony on Wednesday has been pushed back to Thursday while other outdoor events…

Updates with JD : World Human Rights Forum kicks off

The 9th World Human Rights Cities Forum kicked off at Gwangju’s Kim Dae Jung Convention Center on Monday. This 4-day event will be held under the title “Local Governments and Human Rights: Reimagining Human Rights Cities” inviting over 2,000 participants from 39 countries including researchers, activists, and graduate students. The Forum will…

Updates with JD : Companion animal event at Chonnam University 9/29

Chonnam National University will hold the 2019 Companion Animal Day on Sunday, the 29th from 10am – 6pm. The University’s Animal Clinic veterinarians will open a free clinic while Kim Myeong Cheol, a renowned animal doctor will give a special lecture on companion animal culture. Various student clubs will promote…

Updates with JD: Jeonnam GT

South Korea’s biggest automobile festival, the 2019 Jeonnam Grand Touring kicked off today at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam.  The Jeonnam Grand Touring, or Jeonnam GT, is held annually by Jeonnam Province, aiming to promote motor sports and comprehensive automobile culture.  This year’s festival will run for two days…

Updates with JD: ACE FAIR at KDJ

The 2019 Asia Content & Entertainment Fair or ACE Fair in Gwangju, the largest culture contents fair in the nation, started its 4-day run today at the Kim Dae Jung Convention Center. The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as Gwangju City. The…

Updates with JD : GFN House Concert 9.27

Join GFN for its September edition of its free house concert this Friday. Details below or more information on the website www.gfn.or.kr 2019 GFN HOUSE CONCERT IN SEP FALL IN JAZZ Hot summer has gone and Autumn has come around again.On a cool Autumn night, GFN invites you to our…

Updates with JD : Save the date; Chungjang Festival 2019

Save the date for one of Gwangju’s most representative festivals which will kick off on October 2nd. The festival happens annually to celebrate the 70/80’s with music and outdoor food stalls for everyone young and old to enjoy. This year sees the 16th edition of the festivity which aims to…