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What to Do This Weekend: Art Class, Harder Than Walking, and Live Theater!

Hello Gwangju!

Are you enjoying the spring weather? I know I am! Let’s see what you can do this weekend.

Thursday, April 26th

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

The healthy way to get your weekend started is to take part in tonight’s Zumba class. What is Zumba? It is a fun and energetic cardio class that is good for any level. It takes place at the GIC from 7:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m. You’ll need some comfortable clothes, and a bottle of water, but you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the weekend. The class is taught by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more details then please check out their Facebook page.

Friday, April 27th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

If you’re downtown tonight then chances are you’ll probably be at Tequilaz to take advantage of their awesome Friday night specials.  You can start with some of their delicious tacos which are only 3,000 won each. Unlimited drafts are available for 12,000 won, and unlimited rail cocktails are 20,000 won. All the specials are cash only please. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. Coming next weekend is Cinco De Mayo weekend! Yes, a whole weekend!

Saturday, April 28th

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

This weekend’s art class at the GIC will cover line drawing. Since April is the birth month of famous artist/inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, today’s class will have a Mona Lisa theme. No, you’re not going to have to draw a copy, instead you’ll cut and paste her face and hands and then make an original design. The class will start at 1:00 p.m., and go to 3:00 p.m. The cost for the class is only 5,000 won, and all materials will be provided. If you need more information, then please go to their Facebook event page here. The class will be taught by local artist Lisa Casaus.

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Board game enthusiasts, today is your day! This Saturday is International Tabletop Day, and The First Alleyway is celebrating. From 12:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m. come down and play your favorite games, and enjoy the Alleyway’s great food and drink menu. Get together with your friends (or better yet, make some new ones) and enjoy your favorite games. For more info, please checkout the Facebook event page.

Courtesy of V Day Gwangju

Courtesy of V Day Gwangju

This weekend is the annual performance of The Vagina Monologues by The Gwangju V Day group. This year’s show will be a little different however because there will also be a performance of The Mending Monologues. As you can see from the title, this will be from a male perspective. There are three shows that are taking place this weekend: two shows today at 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., and one show on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. To find out how you can get your advanced tickets, please go to the V Day Gwangju page on Facebook. If you miss out on getting advanced tickets, they will be available at the door for 10,000 won each. All proceeds raised will go to a local women’s shelter.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Saturday night at Speakeasy sees the return of Jeonju based band Harder Than Walking. They played a great show late last year, and they are back to rock out Gwangju again. The band will go on sometime after 10:30 p.m., and there will of course be drink specials throughout the show. Don’t forget about Speakeasy’s happy hour which takes place from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. While you’re there, you can also find info about their upcoming comedy show on the 6th of May.

Sunday, April 29th

Today is the final day for auditions for this year’s Pen in 10 festival. They will be taking place at the GIC starting at 1:00 p.m. For more details, please go to the Facebook event page.