Gwangju Blog

What to Do This Weekend: Art Class, Mortified, and a Rooftop Party!

Hello Gwangju!

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Gwangju Blog is your source for events in town. Let’s see what’s happening.

Thursday, May 17th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Do you have a lot of knowledge about movies, music, current events, and other topics rolling around in your head? If so, you could have a great time with friends, and win some cash at Speakeasy’s trivia night! It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you can form a group of up to five friends to play. Don’t have a group to play with? Don’t worry, you can find one to join when you arrive. The second place team will get their money back, and the first place team will win the rest of the pot. There’s also a chance for free shots if you get a perfect round. Trivia night is a great way to spend a good time with friends, and as an added bonus you can win some money as well. If you need more details, please check out Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, May 18th

Gwangju residents know that Friday nights kick off at Tequilaz! Start with some of their delicious tacos for only 3,000 won each. Drink specials? Of course! You can enjoy unlimited drafts for 12,000 won, and unlimited rail drinks for only 20,000 won. All specials are cash only please, and run from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

After you hit up Tequilaz, head over to Speakeasy where you can tell funny, or embarassing stories for a good cause. You might also win some prizes as well! The third edition of Mortified takes place tonight starting at 10:30 p.m. What is Mortified? It’s based on a radio show segment where people tell their funny and/or embarassing tales. Raffle tickets will be sold for great stuff like burgers and pizza from the First Alleyway, and t-shirts from Speakeasy. Also, all rail cocktails that are purchased will have 1,000 won go to charity. All money collected will go towards the Adopt-A-Child program. Hey Bill, you mentioned prizes? Yes, I did. The first prize will be a 50,000 won tab at Speakeasy. Second place will get a 30,000 won certificate from Alleyway, and third place will get a 20,000 won to spend at Tequilaz. Funny stories, cool prizes, and all for a great cause? Sounds like your Friday night is sorted! For any other details, please go to the Facebook event page here.

Saturday, May 19th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

Today is packed with events at the GIC. First is the Saturday art class which will feature a female figure drawing class. It will begin at 12:45 p.m., and go until 3:00 p.m. The cost of the class is 10,000 won, and all materials will be provided. For more details, please go to their Facebook event page. At 4:00 p.m., the GIC Talk series will hold their second lecture of the month. The topic will be about the history of the India-Bangladesh enclaves. The lecture is free to attend, and will go for about an hour. To findo ut more info about the topic, please go to the Talk series Facebook page.

Courtesy of Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL

Courtesy of Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL

The monthly meeting of the Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL takes place today at Gwangju National Univerity of Education (GNUE). The meeting will start at 1:45 p.m., and it will have two great presentations. KOTESOL is a great way to meet other teachers, and learn helpful tips to use in the classroom. For complete details about the meeting, please follow this link. You can also get details by visiting their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Gwangju Social Scene

Courtesy of Gwangju Social Scene

Saturday night brings a rooftop party to Gwangju!  Radio Killer, located in downtown Gwangju, will be hosting a rooftop hip hop jam tonight starting at 11:00 p.m.  There is no cover, and there will be drink specials throughout the night. The roof is also partially covered, so come check it out rain or shine! For more details, please check out the Facebook page of The Gwangju Social Scene.

Coming up!

GIC Together Day next weekend!

Mike Simning Community Builder Award ceremony on June 2nd!