The cherry blossoms are blooming, and the weather is getting warmer, so it’s time to head out and do something this weekend. Let’s see what’s going on in Gwangju.
Friday, April 5th
If you’re looking for a place to hear live music, then you need to head to Loft 28! Tonight, starting at 9:00 p.m. they will feature live jazz music. Listen to some great your local musicians perform as you enjoy the atmosphere, as well as Loft’s menu of delicious food. If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page here. You can also find out about what else is happening at Loft 28. There aren’t a lot of chances to hear live jazz in Gwangju, so don’t miss out!
Saturday, April 6th
On the first and third Saturday of the month the GIC holds its popular art classes. This Saturday you will be able to paint your own painting of cherry blossoms! You can use water colors, and acrylic paints to make your own picture that you can then hang on your wall at home. 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. If you need more information, please go to their Facebook page. The class will be led by local artist Lisa Casaus. Stick around at the GIC because they also have their Talk series on Saturday. Today’s lecture will be about the peace movement on Jeju island, and how one American ex-pat has been involved in it. The discussion will begin at 4:00 p.m., and it will go for about an hour. The GIC Talks are free to attend. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. For more about both activities, as well as what else is taking place at the GIC, please go to their site.
The Dreamers space at Daein Night Market is back after its winter break. Dreamers is a place where you can hear and see singers, musicians, dancers, and other artists. You can also shop for handmade jewelry while you’re there. Grab some food from the market, and then check out the Dreamers space for a great way to begin your Saturday night. For directions, and other info, please go to their Facebook event page here. Please support the Dreamers space and local musicians and artists. Entertainment will get started at 7:00 p.m.
Ladies, it’s your night this Saturday at Speakeasy. National recording artists Walking After U will be making their long awaited return to the Speakeasy stage. This all female rock group has some great videos you can check out on Youtube to get you ready for their awesome live show. Ladies night also means drink specials, and of course there are going to be some fantastic ones going on. They will have 2,000 won rail cocktails (no extra charge for mixers), and 5,000 won special house cocktails. The best thing? These specials will run from 7:00 p.m., until close. After the band is over the house DJ will play your favorites, and requests. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. Speakeasy is the place that’s gonna make your Saturday night rock!
Tickets are on sale now for the GPP’s annual Cabaret!