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What to Do This Weekend: Friday night Specials, Yoga, and Funk Music!

Hello Gwangju!

Did everybody have a nice holiday? It’s been a short week, so let’s see what is happening in our city.

Friday, September 28th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

One of Gwangju’s favorite places to start the weekend off is Tequilaz! Their Friday specials make it a popular spot. You can begin with their tasty tacos for only 3,000 won each. Tacos and beer go great together, and you can have unlimited drafts for only 12,000 won. Would you rather have cocktails instead? They also have unlimited rail cocktails for 20,000 won. All specials run from 9:00, until midnight, and are cash only please. For more details, please visit their Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Loft 28 is home to the only weekly open mic night in Gwangju. If you are interested in performing, all you need to so is bring your own musical instrument, and they will provide the rest. Some people might need a little encouragement, so Loft will give one free drink to all performers. You can see some of the best local talent performing at Loft on Fridays! If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page. While you’re there, make sure you check out their menu. Their jerk chicken is delicious! The performances will begin starting at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 29th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC Talk series is back after taking a weekend off for Chuseok. Today’s lecture will focus on corporate investment in Southeast Asia. Wilson Melbostad, a human rights lawyer from the U.S., will talk about some of the pitfalls about investing in countries in Southeast Asia. The talk will begin at 4:00 p.m., and last for about an hour. The talks are free for all to attend. If you would like more info, please go to the Talk series Facebook page here. There’s a lot of other things that happen at the GIC, and you can find out about all of them by going to their own website.

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

The Gwangju Biennale has only been open since the beginning of the month, but it’s generating a lot of good word of mouth. In particular is the exhibit of North Korean art, which is taking place at the Asia Culture Center (ACC). This might prove to be the most popular biennale yet! To get all of the complete ticket information you need, please go to the official website. The Gwangju Biennale runs until November 11th.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

On Saturday night, the funk returns to Gwangju! The Bump City Band will be performing another one of their great shows to an appreciative crowd at Speakeasy. They’ve performed many times in Gwangju, and give you a dose of funk music that we all need! Since it’s Saturday night at Speakeasy, there will be fantastic drink specials as well. To find out more about the show, and what else is happening, please go to the venue’s Facebook page.

Sunday, September 30th

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

Looking for a relaxing way to end your weekend? Then you will want to check out the yoga class at the GIC. You will need to bring your own mat, and they encourage a donation of 5,000 to 10,000 won. The class is taught by Emily, who received her training in yoga teaching in America. The class will run from 11:00 a.m., and will go for an hour. If you need more info, please go to their Facebook event page.