It’s the last weekend of August already? Let’s see what you can do to make it a great one!
Did you miss your chance to audition for the GPP’s latest production Little Shop of Horrors last weekend? Well, don’t worry because there will be one last day of auditions this Saturday, the 27th. The auditions are being held at the Gwangju International Center (GIC). It’s an open call for actors, singers, and dancers so come on down to the GIC for a chance to become part of another great GPP production. The auditions will begin at 5 p.m., and go until 7. For more details, you can go to their Facebook event page. For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. Keep checking the column for more information about the GPP’s next show, Little Shop of Horrors!
One of the best ways to beat the heat this weekend is to check out what’s happening at the Asian Culture Center (ACC). Whether it’s just yourself, couples, or families, there is something for everyone. There are interesting exhibitions, as well as a children’s center that the kids will love. You can check out what’s going on right now by heading to their website (link also available to Korean site). They also have a Facebook page where you can get more information on a symposium that is happening next week. If you haven’t already been to the ACC then head down there this weekend. You’ll definitely find something to enjoy!
For many of us (myself included) summer vacation will be over soon and it will be time to get back to work. Loft 28 will help you get over the end of vacation blues by holding a Back 2 School party this Saturday. Great music, wonderful drink specials, friendly staff, need I say more? OK, how about a chance to win a free bottle? I hope those old, school uniforms still fit! For more details about the party, please check out Loft’s Facebook page. I hope by now you’ve all had a chance to check out the roof top patio for a little day drinking as well!
There’s always lots of chances to see live music in Gwangju, and in the coming weeks there will be a chance to see some great bands at everybody’s favorite local hangout, Speakeasy. In September three bands-Rough Cuts, Nametag, and 57 will be performing. It will be a great opportunity to support local music in Korea. Keep checking the column for more info about the bands and the date they will be playing. Speaking of Speakeasy . . .
It will be the place to be this Saturday night for their end of the summer party! It will also be your last chance to say goodbye to two wonderful members of the Gwangju community. DJ Jamie will be spinning his last set here in Gwangju on Saturday. We’ve all enjoyed his work at Speakeasy (and of GFN) so it’s going to be hard to lose him. Another great person who will be sadly leaving Korea soon is Kelsey Minnig (another GFN personality). Kelsey has done a lot for the Gwangju community, and we’d all like it if she stayed a little longer, but we understand. Expect some tears, but good times as we say goodbye to two of Gwangju’s finest. I’m sure Derek and his awesome staff will make things better! The fun begins at 9 p.m. and goes until Derek kicks us out! For more info, please go to the Facebook event page here.
In the future!
The GIC art classes, and volunteering for Sungbin orphanage return in September! Check next week’s column for more details.