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What to Do This Weekend: Auditions, Live Music, and a Party for the Family!

Hello Gwangju!

The big holiday break is over, but there are still plenty of things to do here! Let’s see what’s happening this weekend.

Thursday, Oct. 12th

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

You need to work off some of that delicious food you ate over Chuseok? Well then you know the GIC is the place to go for Thursday night Zumba! If you’re not familiar with Zumba then it’s an even better reason to check out this fun cardio class. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, bring a towel, and a bottle of water because you’re going to need all three. This class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. For more details about the class, please go to the Facebook event page. After you get a good workout at the GIC, then you can test your trivial knowledge at Speakeasy’s Trivia Night. Get together a group of friends (max. 5), or find one there and participate in 6 rounds of questions. The second place team will get their money back, and the first place team will take the rest. For more details about trivia night, please check out the Facebook event page. The cost is only 5,000 won to play, and this week will feature special guest quiz master, Nate Kent!

Friday, Oct. 13th

Courtesy of the Gwangju Movie Club

Courtesy of the Gwangju Movie Club

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with some scary movies? The Gwangju Movie Club has a triple bill of frightening favorites. It all starts off with the classic George Romero/Stephen King collaboration, Creepshow. Then it’s the series that made a guy in a hockey mask one of the screen’s biggest killers with Friday the 13th parts 2, and 3. There will be delicious food and drinks available for purchase as well. Horror films and tasty food seem like a great way to spend Friday the 13th! For more information, including directions to the venue, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, Oct. 14th

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Good news Gwangju, the Saturday art classes at the GIC are back! This month’s schedule begins with a female figure drawing class. The class will begin at 12:45 p.m., and the model will arrive at 1 p.m. Once the model arrives, the doors will be locked for their privacy. All materials will be provided for you, but you can bring your own if you want. The cost of the class is only 10,000 won. For more details about the class, please visit their Facebook page here. Today’s class will be led by local artist, Jen Lee.

Courtesy of GFOG

Courtesy of GFOG

The Global Families of Gwangju (GFOG) will be holding their annual Halloween party today at the Kwangju Foreign School. This is always one of the best events for families in the area. There will be games, food, prizes, and of course-candy! People are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costumes. It all takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school.  You can also find out about getting advance tickets by visiting the Facebook page for the event. It’ll be a great day for the kids, as well as adults!

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Live music is back at Speakeasy this Saturday night! Vincit Omnia will be playing another rocking set for the residents of Gwangju. As usual, Speakeasy will have some great drink specials to keep you happy. Let the great staff take care of you, and enjoy another great performance from Vincit Omnia. For more details about the show, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Oct. 15th

On Sundays, a dedicated group of volunteers go to a local animal shelter to walk and play with dogs. If you would like to help them out, then please go to their Facebook page.

If you are interested in auditioning for this year’s GPP Cabaret, then you need to get down to the GIC this afternoon. Tryouts will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. For all the exact details that you need, please go to the Facebook event page here.