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What to Do This Weekend: Live Jazz, Halloween Parties, and GIC Day!

Hello Gwangju!

Lot’s of spooky parties going on this weekend, a great festival, and more. Let’s get started!

Thursday, October 26th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

More than likely you’re going to be enjoying a lot of Halloween candy this weekend, so why not begin things on a healthy note? Thursday nights mean Zumba at the GIC, and it’s a great way to have fun and stay in shape. The class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo, and it takes place from 7-8 p.m. For more information, please check out their Facebook page. You can also see Thando and others at the GIC International Day (more details at the end of the blog). Later on tonight you can start your Halloween celebration early with Trivia night at Speakeasy. The theme for tonight will of course be Halloween, so gather a group of friends together (5 max.) and play! It only costs 5,000 won to play, and the second place team will get their money back. The first place team wins the rest, and a 25,000 won bar tab! For more details, please check out their Facebook page.

Saturday, October 28th

Courtesy of Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL

Courtesy of Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL

The Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL will be holding a special Halloween meeting and party this Saturday. Anyone is encouraged to come with an idea, game, book, or suggestion that will help others in the classroom. Those with Halloween themes are especially welcome. After the meeting there will be a party with some spooky (but yummy) goodies. For more details, please check out their Facebook page.

Courtesy of the NS Jazz band

Courtesy of the NS Jazz band

Tonight there will be a jazz concert featuring the NS Jazz band at the Gwangju Art and Culture Center. The NS Jazz band are a Gwangju based group that has played all over the city. They perform in Korean, English, and Portuguese. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and the best part is that entry is free! For more details about the show, please go to the Facebook event page here. Music lovers will definitely want to check this out!

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Hey Bill, are there any Halloween parties tonight? Of course! Actually, the night starts off with a Dia de Los Muertos party at Tequilaz. Is your Spanish a little rusty? Don’t worry, Dia de Los Muertos means The Day of the Dead. It’s really a party I swear! There will be Jameson shot specials, and of course, tequila. Don’t forget about the great food and cocktails that they have as well. For more info about the ghoulish fun, please go to their Facebook page. Halloween fun isn’t just happening downtown. Loft 28 will be having their own party on Saturday night as well. They will be having costume and dance contests, and drink specials starting at 7,000 won. The spooky shindig starts at 10 p.m., and you can check out their Facebook page for more details. Speakeasy throws some great parties, but they’re probably best known for their Halloween party. They’ll have a great costume contest, and so many drink specials that you’re just going to have to go there to check them out. They’ll also have great music that will keep you on the dance floor for awhile. It all begins at 9 p.m., and for complete details you can go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, October 29th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

One of the first events that I went to when I moved to Gwangju was the GIC International Day. It was here that I realized that I had picked a great city to live in. I’m not going to lie, the GIC International Day is one of my favorite events of the year. It takes place today near the ACC from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m. The best part in my opinion is the food from over a dozen countries that will be available. There’s going to be a lot of good food, but there’s so much more to enjoy. Music, games, a flea market, booths from local organizations, and a talent show are just some of the other events happening. Bring the family and friends, hey just bring everybody to this year’s GIC International Day! For more information, you can go to the GIC website. You can also check out the Gwangju page on Facebook for more details.