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What to Do This Weekend: The Cinema, Your Local Faves, and the Design Biennale!

Hello Gwangju!

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful Chuseok holiday! Let’s see what’s happening this weekend.

Thursday, Oct. 5th

Courtesy of Gwangju Cinema

Courtesy of Gwangju Cinema

After all that Chuseok food has been eaten, you probably just want to relax and watch a movie. If the offerings at the local multiplex are not for you, then why don’t you check out Gwangju’s oldest movie theater, the Gwangju Cinema? The Gwangju Cinema is the place to go in town for arthouse favorites, foreign films, documentaries, and much more! Currently playing is the drama 20th Century Women, starring Oscar nominated actress Annette Bening. To see what else is playing at the theater, please click on the link to their Facebook page.

Friday, Oct. 6th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Keep your holiday weeekend going tonight at Tequilaz with their bottomless drink specials! Unlimited rail cocktails (20,000, cash only), and draft beer (12,000, cash only) are available from 9 to midnight. While you’re there, order some of their delicious Mexican food to help wash down the drinks. A good time with good friends is a guaranteed thing at Tequilaz during their bottomless drink specials! For more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, Oct. 7th

The weekend is a perfect time to catch the 7th Gwangju Design Biennale. “Futures” is the theme for this year, and there are four main halls of exhibits for you to see. Ticket prices begin at 12,000 won for adults, and there are discounts for children and seniors. The Gwangju Design Biennale has the honor of being the first of it’s kind in the world. Come down to the Biennale Hall and see the future of design at the 2017 Gwangju Design Biennale! For all the information that you need, please go to their website: gdb.or.kr (link for the English page is at the top). The Design Biennale runs until Oct. 23rd.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Saturday night is always busy in town, and there are two great places where you and your friends can hang out. Speakeasy is one of the top places to drink, and dance the night away. Their friendly staff will take care of you, and you’re guaranteed to hear Despacito at least one time during the night! To find out more details, please go to their Facebook page. If you’re around the Chonnam back gate area, then you know that Loft 28 is the place to be! Great music, and fantastic drinks are just two of the reasons to check out this local favorite. Need another reason? OK, how about their home cooked food? The menu gets rave reviews from the residents of Gwangju! To get more information, please check out their Facebook page.