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What to Do This Weekend: Name That Tune, Movies, and a Masquerade Party!

Hello Gwangju!

Keeping warm during this cold snap? Let’s see what you can do this weekend!

Friday, January 26th

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Kick off your weekend with some great food and drink specials at Tequilaz. You can enjoy their delicious tacos for only 3,000 won. While you’re enjoying the food, take part in the unlimited draft beer (12,000 won), and 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. But, the fun doesn’t end at midnight. Stick around for karaoke at Tequilaz until 2:00 a.m. For more details about tonight, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

If you’re good at music trivia then you’ll want to head over to Speakeasy tonight for Name That Tune. 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 fun, and you can play against your friends to see who knows more about music. It all begins at around 10:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please check out their Facebook page.

Saturday, January 27th

Courtesy of City Hall

Courtesy of City Hall

This will be the last weekend that you can enjoy the ice skating rink at City Hall. The operating hours are from 10:00 a.m., to 5:40 p.m. on weekdays, and 10:00 a.m., to 8:20 p.m. on weekends. It only costs 1,000 won to use, and that includes skate rental. The rink will be open until January 31st, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you still have a couple of more days! There are a number of city buses that will get you there, so check out the poster above for more details.

Courtesy of Gwangju Cinema

Courtesy of Gwangju Cinema

Gwangju’s oldest theater, the Gwangju Cinema, is the place to go in town to see arthouse favorites, indie movies, and foreign films. Playing right now is The Darkest Hour, which was just nominated for best picture, as well as best actor for Gary Oldman’s performance as Winston Churchill. Another film that is being shown is Loving Vincent, which was nominated for best animated picture. To see the showtimes for these movies, and all the films that are currently playing, please go to their Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Saturday night at Loft 28 usually means that there is going to be a good party going on, and this Saturday is no exception. They’ll be holding their 5th Masquerade Party tonight, and it is always a popular event. Don’t have a mask? Don’t worry! There will be free masks available at the party. Loft’s DJs will also be spinning music from a different era every hour. The fun begins at 11:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, January 28th

On Sunday a group of volunteers go to a local shelter to walk and play with dogs. They welcome anyone who wants to join them and help give our four legged friends some exercise. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to their Facebook page for more information.