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What to Do This Weekend: Open Mic, Auditions, and St. Patrick’s Day!

Hello Gwangju!

You better break out the green because it’s St. Patrick’s Day this weekend! We’ve got the details on how you can celebrate, so let’s go.

Friday, March 17th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Live music and green beer go great together, trust me! We begin at Loft 28 with their weekly Open Mic Night. If you want to perform for the local crowd, just bring your own instrument and Loft will take care of the rest. While you’re there be sure to check out their menu-which has been getting some rave reviews! Open Mic begins at 10 p.m., and if you have any other questions, please go to their Facebook page. If you’re in the downtown area, then Speakeasy is where you’re going to want to be. They continue their new series of live music, Gwangju Live, with a performance by John Howard and 4TAE. Start off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities by listening to some of the talented musicians that call Gwangju home. The music begins at 10:30, but get there early for some great happy hour specials. For more details about the show, please check Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Saturday, March 18th

This weekend’s talk at the GIC is one that is very topical. The subject will be how young men and boys can be allies in stopping violence against women. William Harris will be the main speaker, and he’ll discuss how men can help end violence against women. The GIC Talk series begins at 4 p.m., and is held on the first floor. For more information and directions to the GIC, please go to their website. You can also go to their Facebook event page for more details.

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

After last weekend’s successful GPP Cabaret show I’m sure some of you are thinking, “I can do that!”. Well, if you ever wanted to tread the boards, then now is your chance. The GPP will be holding auditions for their next production-an evening of one act plays. Auditions will be held this weekend at the GIC for the next show. The first tryouts will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m., and then again on Sunday at 8 p.m. Those who are auditioning should bring a one to two minute monologue. The tryouts are open to anyone in the community, and you do not have to have any prior experience. For directions to the GIC, please see the post for the Talk series. For more info about the auditions, you can go to the Facebook event page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

What’s the great thing about having St. Patrick’s Day on a weekend? The party can carry on to Saturday! Speakeasy will be holding their second big event of the year, their Annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Guinness, green beer, drink specials, Jamesons . . . I don’t think you need anymore convincing! Plus, there will be a costume/dress up competition, jello shots, special cocktails, and the England/Ireland rugby game being shown upstairs. OK, I gave you more convincing. Speakeasy will be the place for one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parties in Korea! It all starts at 7 p.m., and goes until . . . ?? For more information, please go to the Facebook event page.