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What to Do This Weekend: Biennale Final Weekend, Live Music, and a Date Auction!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s been a pretty mild November so far! Let’s see what’s going on in our city this weekend.

Thursday, November 8th

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Macaroni and Cheese is considered a comfort food, and for good reason. It makes you feel satisfied, and it also reminds you of the time when you were younger, and things were less complicated. The First Alleyway wants you to feel comfortable with it’s Mac and Cheese special-which now lasts for two nights! You can get it in traditional style, or add a variety of toppings to it. If you can’t make it down there tonight, you’ll have a second chance tomorrow to enjoy a big bowl of mac and cheese. If you need any more info, please go to the Alleyway’s Facebook event page.

Friday, November 9th

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

If you’ve been procrastinating about checking out the Gwangju Art Biennale, I’m here to tell you that this is your last weekend left! The Biennale ends on Sunday (Pepero Day!), so this is your last chance to see Gwangju’s biggest art exhibition. This year’s edition has been very popular due to the special show of North Korean art that is taking place at the ACC. There is art, photography, sculptures, and a lot more for you to see. Don’t be in the minority of people who haven’t seen this year’s show. To get all the information you need about tickets, please go to the official website here (click on the top right for the English page).

The Gwangju Institute of Science & Tecchnology (GIST) will be having a  culture night this Friday. There will be booths, traditional food from different countries, games, and performances. It will start at 5:00 p.m., and go until 8:30 p.m. If you would like more details, please go to the Gwangju page on Facebook.

Saturday, November 10th

Courtesy of Lisa Casaus

Courtesy of Lisa Casaus

Begin your day at the GIC with their Saturday art class! This weekend you’ll be able to learn linocut printmaking. Participants will make an image, and then transfer it to a block of linoleum. Then you’ll learn how to print your image by making a greeting card, or a stand-alone print. The cost of the class is 10,000 won, and all materials will be provided. The class will begin at 1:00 p.m., and go until 3:00 p.m. For any more info that you need, please go to their Facebook event page. At 4:00 p.m. at the GIC is another edition of their Talk series. Today’s discussion will focus on the Gwangju Cultural Mapping Project (GCMP).  You’ll learn how the project was started, and the future of it as well. You’ll also hear the intention to document the culture, and possible losses of it due to fast paced development in the city of Gwangju. The GIC Talk series is always free to attend, and lasts for about an hour. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. You can also find out more about both of these events at the GIC’s own website.

Courtesy of Adopt-a-Child for Christmas

Courtesy of Adopt-a-Child for Christmas

The Adopt-a-Child for Christmas organization has some great fundraisers every year, but one of their best takes place this Saturday at Tequilaz. Their Date Auction features special, themed dates with men and women that you can bid on. There will be everything from a night at the movies, to a noraebang session, and even a lesson on how to make something with a 3D printer! Now that’s what I call variety. Besides the auction there will be a kissing booth, and even tarot card readings. It’s going to be a great night for a great cause! It all begins at Tequilaz at 9:00 p.m., and ends at midnight. For complete details, please go to their Facebook event page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

The fun doesn’t end after the date auction! Head over to Speakeasy at midnight to catch some live music. Batu will be making a return to the Speakeasy stage to perform for the local crowd. Since it’s Speaks, you can count on some good drink specials going on. Find your date at the auction, and then listen to some great live music all in one night. For more info you can check out Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

One more thing!

Tickets are now on sale for the GPP’s latest production, The Wiz!