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What to Do This Weekend: Happy Hour, Open Mic Contest, and Yoga!

It’s time for the weekend Gwangju! Let’s see what’s happening in our city.

Thursday, September 13th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

You’ve worked hard this week, so why don’t you treat yourself to the great happy hour specials at Speakeasy? You can enjoy Red Rock drafts for only 3,000 won, and Miller drafts for only 5,000 won. If you prefer cocktails, then they have vodka, gin, and rum rail drinks for only 3,000 won. Plus, there is the always popular Jameson Irish whiskey for only 4,000 won. Want to take part in the t-shirt challenge, and win a Speakeasy shirt? Just ask the bar staff how. Speakeasy is a great way to start your weekend, especially with their happy hour specials. They’re available every night during opening hours from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. To find out more details, and what else is coming up, please go to their Facebook page.

Friday, September 14th

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

You’ve been looking forward to them all week, and now it’s Friday. What am I talking about? The Friday night specials at Tequilaz! Start with some of their terrific tacos which are only 3,000 won each. Beer fans will love the unlimited drafts for only 12,000 won. They also have unlimited rail cocktails for 20,000 won. All specials run from 9:00 p.m., until midnight, and are cash only please. Your friends will probably already be there, so don’t get left out and head to Tequilaz! For more info, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

It’s time for another open mic singing contest at Loft 28. If you want to perform, all you have to do is go to Loft and sign up (first come, first to perform). If you find that you need a little more encouragement, all performers will receive one free drink. The winning participant will recieve a trophy, and a free bottle. If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page here. While you’re there, check out their menu of delicious home cooked food. It’s very popular with the residents of Gwangju!

Saturday, September 15th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC Talk series is back from their summer break, and the next lecture will be held today on the first floor of the GIC building. Today’s topic will be one that I’m sure a lot of us can benefit from-Improving Our Vision. The guest speaker, Becca Hayden, is a professor from the U.S. who is a vision therapist. The GIC Talk series starts at 4:00 p.m., and is free to attend. The talks usually last for an hour. If you need more info, you can go to their Facebook page, or you can also check out the GIC’s own site.

Ready to check out the Gwangju Biennale? It’s running now until November 11th. For ticket info, and opening times, please go to the main site here (there is a link on the top for the English page).

Sunday, September 16th

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

Courtesy of Gwangju Yoga

Need some peace and reflection to end your weekend? Well then why don’t you try the yoga class at the GIC? You will need to bring your own mat, and a donation of 5,000 to 10,000 won is greatly appreciated. The class is taught by Emily, a teacher who received her in training in the U.S. The class will start at 11:00 a.m., and will last for an hour. If you would like more information, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

The Gwangju Performance Project (GPP) will be having a production, and general meeting at the GIC this Sunday. All members, cast, crew, and newcomers are encouraged to attend this meeting. The GPP is an all volunteer organization, and they need your help to put on their fantastic productions. For more details about the meeting, please check out the Facebook event page.

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