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What to Do This Weekend: A Fundraiser, Live Music, and Shakespeare!

Hello Gwangju!

We’re coming up to the weekend so it’s time to decide what you’re going to! Let’s see what your options are this weekend.

Thursday, November 9th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

If you’re looking for a good way to start the weekend, well look no further than Thursday Zumba at the GIC. Zumba is a fun cardio class that is open to any level. It takes place at 7 p.m., and is led by certified Zumba instructor Thando Mlambo. Make sure you wear comfy clothes, bring a towel, and a bottle of water because you’re going to need it. You’ll also feel energized and ready for the weekend! For more details, please go to the Facebook event page here. After Zumba try working out your brain with Trivia Night at Speakeasy. Quiz master Nate will be giving out the questions, and tonight’s theme will be business! It only costs 5,000 won to play, so gather a group of friends (5 max), or find a team to play with. One of the prizes for the winning team will be a 25,000 won bar tab. For more details, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, November 10th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Tequilaz keeps its customers happy with their Friday cocktail special. Unlimited rail cocktails are available from 9 p.m. until midnight for only 20,000 won. While you’re enjoying those drinks, be sure to try some of their delicious Mexican food. I enjoy their tacos myself! If you need more info, please check out their Facebook page.

Saturday, November 11th

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

Today the Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL will be holding their monthly chapter meeting. There will be two presentations given, and there will also be a chance to meet and network with other teachers. Members are especially encouraged to come to today’s meeting because they will be holding chapter elections. For more details about the meeting, please go to their Facebook page. The meeting starts at 1:45 p.m. at Gwangju National University of Education.

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

For their newest production, the GPP is presenting a twist on an old classic. Their staging of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, will have the genders of their characters reversed! The shrew of the title will be a man, and the suitor this time is a woman. If you think this is traditional Shakespeare, then you are mistaken! There will be two performances today at 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., and a performance tomorrow at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are available until 5 p.m. Friday, so make sure you email gpptickets@gmail.com with your name, number of tickets and preferred date and time to reserve your tickets. Tickets at the door will also be available starting at 12,000 won. For complete details about showtimes and tickets, please go to the GPP’s website, or you can also check out their Facebook page. Can’t make the show this weekend? Don’t worry because in next week’s column we’ll have info about shows from the 18th-19th.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Saturday night is always the best night to go out, and two of the best venues in town have events going on. First, Loft 28 will be having a charity fundraiser for the My House Foundation. This charity helps out single mothers, so help Loft raise a lot of money for them! There will be no cover, but of course donations will be appreciated. The party begins at 11 p.m., and if you need more details then please go to their Facebook page. If you’re a fan of live music, then you’ll want to be at Speakeasy tonight to hear the band Harder Than Walking. They hail from Jeonju, and they bring with them a rocking mix of covers and originals. There will be the usual great drink specials, and of course there is no cover to enjoy the music. The music will start at around 10:30 p.m., and if you need more info then you can go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Sunday, November 12th

On Sundays a dedicated group of volunteers head to a local animal shelter to walk and play with dogs. If you are interested in joining them, then please go to their Facebook page for more details.