It’s a three day weekend here in Gwangju, and there’s plenty to do. Let’s see what’s happening in our city!
Thursday, May 4th
Trivia is back this Thursday night, and the great thing for those of us that work early on Friday? There is no work on Friday! So come on down to Speakeasy and put to good use all that trivial knowledge that you have. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you can form a team of up to 5 friends to play. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can always find a group to play with. The second place team gets their money back, and the first place team gets the rest. There’s also free shots for a perfect round. You’ve got no work tomorrow, so join quiz master Sarah, and the rest of the Speakeasy staff for what is always a fun night! For more info, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.
Friday, May 5th
For those of you with children there are some great things to do to celebrate Children’s Day. My recommendation would be to check out the children’s area at the Asia Culture Center (ACC). There’s plenty of things for the kids to do, so don’t worry about them getting bored. For more details about what you can do, please go to the ACC website for more info. There are also a lot of great local parks in town which would be a great location for a family picnic. You might also want to explore a little bit more of the Jeollanamdo region. The city of Damyang is hosting the annual Bamboo festival through May 7th. There’s crafts, games, even food inspired by bamboo. Plus it just wouldn’t be a Korean festival without the musical performances, and multiple food tents. They also have a lot of events for kids as well. For more details please check out this website.
What about those of us who don’t have kids? What can we do today? Don’t worry, I got you covered. Not only is today Children’s Day . . . but it’s also Cinco de Mayo! No, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day, but it is a great reason to enjoy Mexican food at Tequilaz! They’ll be having a special dish just for the night that already has my interest-taco pizza! Plus, it just wouldn’t be a Cinco de Mayo party without great drink specials such as 4 shots of tequila for 10,000 won, and many more! So please head over to Tequilaz and let their very friendly staff take care of you. The Cinco de Mayo festivities start at 6 p.m., and go until midnight. For more details, please check out the Facebook event page.
We’ve had plays, musicals, and cabarets all performed here in Gwangju. How about a solo performance? The Gwangju Performance Project (GPP) is sponsoring Better Out Than In/ Sorry About the Mess, a performance by Cindi L’Abbe. This is a production in two parts that is based on memories, and personal artifacts about the performer. After the show, Cindi will be around for a short talk back. Help GPP support live theater by attending Better Out Than In/Sorry About the Mess this Saturday night at the GIC. Start time is at 7 p.m. For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. For more details about the performance, please check out the Facebook event page.
Special Election Day Activity!
I know, Election Day is not on the weekend, but it’s a holiday-close enough! The Gwangju Bombers, our local international baseball team, is playing a game at Mudeung Stadium, the old home of the KIA Tigers. Here’s your chance to see the Bombers play at a real stadium! It will also be a fundraiser as well for local charities. It all begins at 12 p.m., so for all of us that can’t vote our Election Day is sorted! For more info about the game, please go to the Facebook event page here.