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What to Do This Weekend: The ACC, Gwangju Live, and Cricket!

Hello Gwangju!

I hope everyone you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer. Let’s see what you can do in town this weekend!

Friday, August 18th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Loft 28’s Open Mic Night is a great way to hear local talent, and it takes place every Friday. If you are interested in performing, all you have to do is bring your own instrument and Loft will provide the rest. If you need another reason to perform, then I got one for you. All participants will receive a free drink! Make sure you get down there before open mic begins, and try some of their delicious homemade food. The reviews of their menu have been very good. If you need more details, then you can go to Loft’s Facebook page. Open mic night will begin at 10 p.m.

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

If you’re downtown then Tequilaz has become the place to be on Friday nights this summer. The bottomless drinks special has become very popular with thre thirsty locals. For only 12,000 (cash only) you can enjoy all the draft beers you want. If you don’t enjoy beer then they also have bottomless rail cocktails (again, cash only) for 20,000. Add tequilaz’s delicious Mexican food and you got a great night out! If you need more information simply go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, August 19th

 Courtesy of the ACC

Courtesy of the ACC

Summertime is always a great time to visit the ACC. Right now there is a solo exhibit by acclaimed artist Tomas Saraceno called Interplanetary Bodies. There is also an exhibit by a Korean artist, Hwang, Young-sung. The show features work from a period of almost fifty years. When the sun starts to go down outside, then you can walk around the beautiful grounds of the ACC. Also, on the weekends you can check out the Bridge Market, where local artists sell their works. You can also enjoy a nice iced coffee at the market as well. For all the info you need about the ACC (In English and Korean), please go to their website, acc.go.kr.

Don’t forget, you still have today and tomorrow to enjoy the water park at Gwangju Citizen’s Forest. For more details, check out last week’s post.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Gwangju Live is taking over Speakeasy on Saturday with a return performance by Jimmy Harris and Joel Klimas. I’ve seen this duo perform many times so I know it’s going to be a good show. Both Jimmy and Joel are veterans of the music scene in Gwangju. Along with the great drinks, and Speakeasy’s friendly staff, it is guaranteed to be a great way to spend your Saturday night. Football fans will want to arrive their at 8:30 to watch Manchester United take on Swansea in EPL action! For more details about tonight, please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, August 20th

The final match of the Gwangju Premier Cricket League will be taking place this Sunday at Chonnam National University. For the time of the game, and other information, please check out the Gwangju page on Facebook.