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What to Do This Weekend: Professional Development, A Photo Walk, and a Birthday Bash!

Hello Gwangju!

Looking for something to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s see what’s going on in town this weekend.

Thursday, January 12th

Ice skating at City Hall will be going on until the end of this month!  The rink is open from 10: a.m. to 5:40 p.m. on the weekdays, and open until 8:20 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. It’s a great way to spend some time with friends, and also a good idea for the family.  You can get to City Hall by taking buses 01, 16, 22, 25, 38, 45, 46, 50, 62, 63, 64, and 518. You can also go to the Gwangju City website for more details as well. So head on out to City Hall and enjoy some skating today!

Saturday, January 14th

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

The Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter of KOTESOL will be having their first meeting of the year this Saturday. The meeting are always held at Gwangju National University of Education. There will informative presentations, chances to share ideas with other teachers, and meet some new people as well. Start the new year off right by focusing on your professional development at this month’s meeting. For more information, and directions to the venue, please follow this link. You can also find more details by visiting the group’s Facebook page. The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m.

Even though the regular Saturday Art Classes at the GIC are taking a winter break, doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything artistic going on in Gwangju. This Saturday there will be a Winter Photo Walk happening. This activity is open to all levels of photographers, and will begin with a short, introductory class on photo composition. Then, you’ll be able to take photos of some favorite spots in the city, and then upload for all to see! The introduction will begin at the GIC at 12:30 p.m. For more details about the photo walk, please check out the Facebook event page. For directions on how to get to the GIC, please follow this link to their website. The cost for the photo walk is only 5,000 won.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Now that you’ve had enough time to recover from New Year’s, it’s time to party again because tonight it’s Speakeasy’s 11th birthday party (almost a teenager!). For the birthday bash The Man Wons will be making a return appearance to help celebrate.  Even though it’s the bar’s birthday, they will be giving you gifts of fantastic drink specials. This is always one of Speakeasy’s biggest events, so come on down and party with the terrific staff, who you know will take care of you. It all starts at 9 p.m., so get there and start celebrating early! For more details, go and check out the Facebook event page here. Happy birthday Speakeasy!

 

 

Sunday, January 15th

Courtesy of Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteering

Courtesy of Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteering

Every Sunday a dedicated group of volunteers heads to a local shelter so dogs can be walked and played with. If you are interested and would like to go, then go to the Facebook event page for more information.