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What to Do This Weekend: Gwangju Live, Art Class, and Yoga!

Hello Gwangju!

Today is the first day of November, which means the holiday season isn’t far behind. The weather is getting chillier, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the city.

November 1st

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Anybody up for some post Halloween trivia at Speakeasy? There will be six rounds with topics ranging from movies and music, to current events, and some with the theme of Halloween. You can get together a team of your friends (max. 5 people), or find a team to join when you get there. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you’ll have a chance to win cash, and free shots. The second place team will get their money back, and the first place team will get the rest. Quizmaster Nate will be in charge of all the fun, so come on down to Speakeasy for a great night of questions and answers! Also happening on Friday, November 2nd, is another edition of Gwangju Live. Local favorites Jimmy and Joel will be taking the stage to help the crowd rock into November. They will perform some time after 10:00 p.m., but don’t forget to get there early for their happy hour specials. They run from 7:00 p.m., until 10:00 p.m. For information about both of these events, please go to the Speakeasy Facebook page.

November 2nd

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Start your Friday night with a good time at Tequilaz! Their Friday specials make them a popular destination for the locals of Gwangju.. You can enjoy their famous tacos for only 3,000 won each. You’re going to need something to drink with those tacos, so how about unlimited drafts for 12,000 won? If you prefer cocktails, then you can get unlimited rail cocktails for only 20,000 won. All specials run from 9:00 p.m., until midnight, and are cash only please. If you need more info, then please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, November 3rd 

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Wondering what to do today? Why don’t you check out the activities at the GIC? First up is the Saturday Art Class, which takes place from 1:00 p.m., until 3:00 p.m. Today’s class will feature Eraser Stamp Carving. You’ll be able to make many stamps, and then you’ll be able to decorate them with various colors of ink. The cost for the class is only 10,000 won, and all materials will be provided for you. For more details about the class, please go to their Facebook page here. The class will be led by Lisa Casaus. Taking place at 4:00 p.m. is the GIC Talk series. The topic for today should be an interesting one for many of us. It will focus on teaching and learning vocabulary through reading. The speaker, who comes from the Philippines, will discuss possible ways to incorporate reading in conversation classes. The lectures are free to attend, and last for about an hour. For more info, please go to their Facebook page. You can also learn more about both of these events by going to the GIC’s official website.

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

Courtesy of the Gwangju Biennale

There’s not much time left to check out the Gwangju Art Biennale. It ends on November 11th, so there’s just this weekend, and the next to see Gwangju’s biggest art exhibition. Don’t forget to also check out the special display of North Korean art at the ACC that is part of this year’s show. For all the ticket information that you need, please click on the link here.

Sunday, November 4th

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

One of the best ways to end your weekend is with some yoga. The Sunday Yoga Class takes place at the GIC from 11:00 a.m., until 12:00 p.m. You will have to bring your own mat, and they encourage a donation of 5,000 won to 10,000 won. The class is led by Emily, who received her training in the United States. For more details please go to the Facebook event page here.