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What to Do This Weekend: Open Mic, Figure Drawing, and Live Music!

Hello Gwangju!

We’re half way through February already? Let’s see what fun events are happening this weekend in our city.

Friday, February 17th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

We’ve got some amazing local music talent in Gwangju, and open mic nights are a great place to see this talent. Every Friday night Loft 28 holds their Open Mic Night. If you are a local musician, or singer who would like to perform, just head over to Loft with your instrument. They have their own mic and sound system so you won’t have to worry about that. Open Mic starts at 10 p.m., but make sure to get there earlier so you can try some of the delicious food on their menu. Seems like the jerk chicken was so popular last week that it sold out! For more info, please go to Loft’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 18th

Courtesy of the GIC Art Class

Courtesy of the GIC Art Class

After a very successful special event last weekend, the Saturday Art Class at the GIC is back! This weekend will feature a class about figure drawing (female). There’ll be some free drawing when the class starts at 12:30 p.m., and the model arrives at 1. Once the model begins, the door will be locked for their privacy. The cost for the class is 10,000 won, and materials will be provided (you can bring your own if you wish). For directions to the GIC, please check out their website. For more details about the class itself, please check out their Facebook event page. This weekend’s class will be led by Áine Byrne.

After the art class is over stick around at the GIC for their Saturday Talk series. A variety of topics is covered each month in this informative series. This weekend the topic will be the African country of Rwanda. Emmanuel Ntegamaherezo, a Rawandan citizen, will talk about the history and culture of this country. The talk will begin at 4 p.m., and it is free to attend. For more info and details about the talks, just click on the link in the above post for the GIC. You can also check out their Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

A great way to end Saturday night is by enjoying live music at Speakeasy. Tonight, two bands will be rocking the house for the Gwangju audience. First, Mohana will bring surf rock (possibly for the first time) to the stage at Speaks. They’ll be followed by Wasted Johnny’s, a band who plays of combo of blues and rock. The show begins at 10:30, and cover is only 5,000 won. So get down to Speakeasy on Saturday night and enjoy some great music, and of course some great drinks as well! For more info, please check out the Facebook event page.

Coming Soon!

The fourth Synergy show takes place next Saturday night at the GIC. Do you want to perform, or help out during the show? Follow this link to the Facebook event page for more details on how you can be a part of the latest Synergy show!