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What to Do This Weekend: A Film Festival, Figure Drawing, And an Ensemble from Vienna

Hello Gwangju!

Spring has officially begun and the temperatures are warming up! Let’s see what there is to do in town this weekend.

Thursday, March 23rd

Courtesy of the Gwangju Cinema

Courtesy of the Gwangju Cinema

Director Jim Jarmusch has been on the indie film scene for over 30 years now. If you haven’t had a chance to see his films, then you’re missing out on some great cinema. This weekend the Gwangju Cinema is holding a retrospective of his work. Seven of his movies will be shown until March 29th. Films starring Bill Murray, Johnny Depp, and Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) will be screened. My personal recommendations would be to check out 1989’s Mystery Train, and 1991’s  Night on Earth. If you already has seen what the multiplex has to offer, then head down to Gwangju Cinema for films directed by an indie legend. For more information on the films and showtimes, you can check out their website (info in Korean). You can also check out their Facebook page here.

Saturday, March 25th

Come out and support your local baseball team! The Gwangju Bombers is a team made up of international and Korean players. They started their season earlier this month and they play on Saturdays. If you want to cheer for your local team then come out this Saturday! For more info about when they play, contact: sprouleinkorea@gmail.com.

Art class is back this Saturday, and female figure drawing is the topic for this weekend! The class will begin at 12:30 p.m., and then the model will arrive at 1 p.m. After the model arrives the doors will be locked for their privacy. The cost of the class is only 10,000 won, and all materials will be supplied (you can bring your own if you wish). The classes are held at the GIC, and you can go to their website for more details. You can also check out the Gwangju Art Class Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

What better way to cap off your evening by checking out some of the great local clubs/bars that Gwangju has? If you’re downtown, stop by first at Tequilaz. The drinks are always strong, and the food is tasty! The staff is pretty friendly as well. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. Gwangju Live continues at Speakeasy tonight with a performance from local musicians Jimmy Harris and Joel Kilmas. It will be another great opportunity to support local musicians. The music starts from 9 p.m. onwards. For more info about what’s happening, check out Speakeasy’s Facebook page. If you have ever ended the night off downtown at Bunker Bar, then you will get one last chance to do so. They will be closing down after this weekend, but it should be one last great party! Bunker is located one street over from Tequilaz.  For the ladies out there Saturday night at Loft 28 near the Chonnam backgate is for you! When you reserve a table for 3 or more people, you’ll get a free bottle to help you celebrate. Loft knows how to do ladies night, so get out there and enjoy. For more info about ladies night, please go to Loft’s Facebook page.

 

Sunday, March 26th

Courtesy of the ACC

Courtesy of the ACC

Music lovers, you’re gonna really enjoy what’s going on today at the Asia Culture Center (ACC). An ensemble from the Vienna Philharmonic will be performing. The show begins at 4:00 p.m., and ticket prices range from 20,000 to 70,000 won. It’ll be a great afternoon of music, and a fantastic way to end your weekend. For more information, please go to the ACC’s site: www.acc.go.kr/en/board/schedule/performance/1263.