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What to Do This Weekend: Open Mic, Name That Tune, and Auditions for a Good Cause!

Hello Gwangju!

Has everybody been enjoying the Olympics? I guess many of us know a lot more about curling than we did before it started! Let’s see what’s going on in our city this weekend.

Friday, February 23rd

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Begin your weekend with Loft 28‘s  weekly open mic night. If you are interested in performing, just bring your instrument and everything else will be taken care of. Need some incentive to show off your musical abilities? All performers will receive one free drink. Open mic begins at 11:00 p.m., but you should get there early so you can try out their delicious menu of home cooked favorites. For more details about open mic, please go to their Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

If you’re a person who likes music, but would rather win prizes than sing, you need to go to Speakeasy on Friday night for Name That Tune. It’s free to play, and you could win some free drinks. All you have to do is listen to about 30 seconds of a song, and try to guess the name or artist. It’s a fun way to wind down the week, and did I mention you can win free drinks? It will all start a little after 10 p.m., so to get more info about NTT, and other events happening at Speakeasy, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

Courtesy of The First Alleyway

If you like mac & cheese, but prefer something better than what comes out of a box, then you’re in luck. The First Alleyway is having their mac & cheese special tonight.  It’s only 8,000 won, and you can add extra ingredients for only 500-1,000 won more. If you need any more information, please go to the Alleyway’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 24th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The Saturday lecture series at the GIC took a break last weekend, but they are back for one more during the month of February. The topic will be about hiking, which  is very popular here in Korea. The talk will be given by Roger Shepherd, who is the owner of Hike Korea. He is originally from New Zealand, and he is going to be focusing on his time hiking the Mt. Baekdu Daegan trail. Part of Mt. Baekdu is located in North Korea. He’s been hiking on the mountain for over 10 years, and this Saturday he’ll be talking about his experiences on the mountain. The GIC lecture series is free to attend, and it will go from 4-5 p.m. If you would like more details about it, then you can go to the GIC’s website: gic.or.kr, or you can also check out their Facebook page as well.

Courtesy of V-Day Gwangju

Courtesy of V-Day Gwangju

Also happening this weekend at the GIC are open auditions for this year’s performance of The Vagina Monologues. For the past couple of years the V-Day Gwangju organization has put on a production of TVM to help raise money for domestic abuse awareness in Korea. This year will be different though as men are also encouraged to come out for the auditions because there will also be a production of a play called The Mending Monologues. If you want to help out for a great cause, as well as be an actor in either play, then come down to the GIC between 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. today, and tomorrow, the 25th. For more details, please go to their Facebook page.