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What to Do This Weekend: Karaoke, Portraits, and Ladies who Rock!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s the first weekend in February, and soon the country will get caught in Olympic fever! Let’s see what is going on in our city.

Friday, February 2nd

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

In the movie Groundhog’s Day, Bill Murray has to replay the same day over and over. This year February 2nd is a Friday, and if you do get caught in a time loop, then repeating Friday night at Tequilaz wouldn’t be a bad thing! Their delicious tacos are only 3,000 won. Wash those tacos down with the unlimited draft beer special (12,000 won), or unlimited rail cocktails (20,000 won). As usual, all of the specials are cash only, and the drink specials go from 9:00 p.m., until midnight. Still need another reason to go to Tequilaz? How about some karaoke? It’ll be available from midnight until 2:00 a.m.  For more details about tonight, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Speakeasy has turned the old game show Name That Tune into a fun bar game! It’s free to play, and their will be multiple rounds to participate in. All you have to do is listen to a snippet of music, and guess the song, or the artist. If you win, then you’ll be able to get a free drink. It’s a great way to enjoy music, and win some free drinks in the process. It all begins at around 10:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please check out their Facebook page.

Saturday, February 3rd

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC is back to its full schedule on Saturday. First off, there is the Saturday Art Class which will teach participants about portrait drawing. The class will begin with some basics, and then there will be a timed drawing. At some point during the class there will be a break time where you’ll be able to enjoy some coffee. The cost is only 10,000 won, and all materials will be provided (you’re free to bring your own if you wish). The class will begin at 12:45 p.m., and go until 3:00 p.m. If you need any more details then please see their Facebook event page. Today’s meeting will be led by local artist Raquib Apu.  At 4:00 p.m. the Saturday lecture series returns from its winter break. Today’s topic will focus on domestic adoption in Korea, and some of the stereotypes that surround this issue. The lectures are free to attend, and you can get more info about it (as well as the art class) by going to the GIC’s site, and also their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Club Bohemian

Courtesy of Club Bohemian

Throughout music there have been many great examples of all female bands. Right here in Korea there is an all female band, and they definitely don’t play pop music! Walking After U have played many times in Gwangju, and they are back to play club Bohemian tonight. The show will start at 8:00 p.m., and advance tickets are available for 17,000 won. Tickets will also be available at the door for 25,000 won. For more details about getting tickets, please go to Bohemian’s Facebook page.

 

Don’t forget!

In Korea it’s not Super Bowl Sunday, it’s Super Bowl Monday! If you’re going to be working during the game then don’t worry beccause Speakeasy will have a replay Monday night. For more details, please go to their Facebook page. So stay off social media for the day, and enjoy the game with friends.