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What to Do This Weekend: Open Mic, Dog Walking, and Boozapallooza!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s the first weekend of March, and hopefully spring is coming soon. Let’s see what’s going on in town the next couple of days.

Friday, March 3rd

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

A great way to start off the weekend it to head out to Loft 28 for their Open Mic Night. Come see some of the many talented local performers that Gwangju has to offer. If you would like to perform, all you have to do is bring an instrument (or your singing voice!). Loft will supply mics, and a sound system. The performances begin at 10 p.m., and performers will get a free drink! For more details about Open Mic, and other events that are happening at Loft, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, March 4th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

If you follow politics then you’ll want to head out to the GIC today for their Saturday Talk series. The topic will be “From Maduro to Trump: Warnings from a Failed State“, and the guest speaker will be Jesus Mercado. Don’t miss out on a chance to hear about what is happening in world politics. The talks begin at 4 p.m., and they are held on the first floor of the GIC. For more information about the series, and directions to the GIC, please check out their website. You can also go to their Facebook page here, where you can see the rest of the schedule for the month.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

There’s a big bash going on at Speakeasy this Saturday to celebrate the new ownership of one of Gwangju’s beloved hangouts. Boozapallooza will have live music, a DJ performance from GFN’s Travvy G, and of course-booze! There’ll be lots of great drink specials all night long for the thirsty customers. So get down to Speakeasy on Saturday and say hello (and wish them well!) to new owners Darrell and Alex. I would also like to  personally thank former owner Derek for all that he’s done for the community. The fun begins at 8 p.m., and if you want more details then you can go to the Facebook event page here.

Sunday, March 5th

On Sundays a dedicated group of volunteers heads out to a local  shelter to walk and play with dogs there. If you want to help out, go to their Facebook page to find out how.

Want to learn how to code? All you have to do is head over to the Mac/PC guys headquarters to begin. There will be a free coding camp there beginning at 4 p.m. Check the Facebook event page for more info, and directions.

Coming Soon!

Next weekend is the GPP‘s annual Cabaret Show! To find out how to reserve your tickets, go to their Facebook event page.