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What to Do This Weekend: Ice Skating, A GIC Party, and a Gaming Fundraiser!

Hello Gwangju!

It may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean there’s less to do. Let’s see what’s happening in our city this weekend.

Thursday, December 13th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Quiz night is back this week at Speakeasy!  There will be six rounds with topics ranging from current events, to movies and music. 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. Nate is your quiz master in charge, so come on down to Speakeasy for a great night of questions and answers! For more info, please go to the Speakeasy Facebook page.

Friday, December 14th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Citizens of Gwangju know that the place to start off your Friday night festivities is Tequilaz. Why is that? It’s because of their popular Friday specials! You can enjoy their famous tacos for only 3,000 won each. You’re going to need something to wash those tacos down with, 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. The staff is really friendly, so come on down tonight and have some fun! If you need more info, then please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, December 15th

Courtesy of City Hall

Courtesy of City Hall

Now that the weather is colder, it’s the perfect time for the return of the City Hall skating rink! For the past couple of years now there has been an ice skating rink set up at City Hall during the winter. During the week the rink will be open from 10:00 a.m., until 5:40 p.m. On the weekends, the opening hours will go from 10:00 a.m., until 8:20 p.m. If you don’t have skates you can rent a pair for a small fee. There are a lot of buses that go by City Hall, so transportation isn’t a problem. The rink will be open for all to enjoy until January 31st. For more details, see the picture above this post (info only available in Korean).

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC will be having their annual end of the year holiday party today! There will be a lot of things for everyone to enjoy. You’ll be able to make a variety of Christmas ornaments made with everything from cookies, to paper. There will also be tasty snacks, and beverages available during the party. Looking for something to read? They will also be having a used book sale. The event will conclude with some cultural performances. It will begin at 3:00 p.m., and go until 5:00 p.m. If you need more details, please check out the Gwangju page on Facebook, or go to the GIC’s own site. Celebrate the holidays with your friends at the GIC!

While you’re there at the GIC, check out the work from some great local artists during the 2018 Art Class Community Art Show! All of the items in the show has been submitted by artists in Gwangju. It will be on display at the GIC until January 2019.

Sunday, December 16th

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Courtesy of Sarah Pittman

I know there are a lot of role playing game fans in Gwangju, so you’re going to want to be at The First Alleyway today to raise money for a good cause. There will be another pay to play Dungeons & Dragons event happening today from 10:00 a.m., until 3:00 p.m. All the money raised will go to the local Gwangju orphanage, Sungbin. It’s a perfect opportunity to have fun, and raise money at the same time! For more details, please go to their Facebook event page here.