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What to Do This Weekend: Open Mic, Gwangju Live, and a Way to Keep Cool!

Hello Gwangju!

Looking for something to keep you occupied this weekend? Well, then you’re at the right place! Let’s see what’s happening in our city.

Friday, August 11th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Loft 28’s weekly Open Mic night takes place every Friday. Those that are interested in performing only have to bring their own instrument, Loft will provide the rest of the equipment. Another incentive to participate is that you will receive one free drink! Before Open Mic begins, make sure you try some of their delicious homemade food. I understand their Jamaican Jerk chicken was a big hit at last weekend’s Youth Festival. If you need more details, then you can go to Loft’s Facebook page. Open mic night will begin at 10 p.m.

 

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

With the summer here in Gwangju you’re going to need a cool drink to help you out. OK, you’re going to need more than one cool drink! Tequilaz has come to your rescue with their bottomless drink specials! For only 12,000 (cash only) you can enjoy all the draft beers you want. Not a beer drinker? Don’t worry, they also have bottomless rail cocktails (again, cash only) for 20,000. Bottomless drinks plus Tequilaz’s great Mexican food? Not a bad way to spend a Friday night! If you need more information simply go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Daniel Wallace will make his return to Gwangju Live tonight at Speakeasy. Regular attendees of Gwangju Live will know that Daniel was the first artist to kick off the series. If you’ve seen him perform live before then you know you’re in for a good time. If for some reason you haven’t, then get down to Speakeasy tonight!. Make sure to enjoy their happy hour specials which run until 11 p.m. The music will begin around 10:30 p.m. if you need more info, then go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page here.

Saturday, August 12th

kotesol

The Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL will be holding their August meeting today at Gwangju National University of Education. Their will be an extended workshop, and as always the chance to meet and network with fellow teachers. It’s a great way to get some ideas and tips that you can use in your classroom! The meeting begins at 1:45 p.m., and the workshop will begin at 2 p.m. The meeting is free, and if you are interested in becoming a member you can register while you’re there. For complete information about the meeting, please follow this link. You can also get details by going to their Facebook page.

You still have a week left to enjoy the mini water park that is set up at the Gwangju Citizen’s Forest in Cheomdam. It’s a great, and free way to keep the family cool during the summer. The park is  open until 5 p.m, and it is closed on Monday for maintenance.  The park is only open until the 20th of August, but like I said, that’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the fun. If you do go, get there early because parking is limited. Now if you need more details about the water park at the forest, all you have to do is type in “Gwangju Citizen’s Forest” in your favorite search engine.