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What to Do This Weekend: Stand-up Comedy, Live Music, and Alleycon!

Hello Gwangju!

We’ve got a lot of great things going on in our city this weekend. Let’s see what you can do!

Thursday, Sept. 21st

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

How about starting your weekend off with some laughs? Speakeasy is holding another comedy show to get you in the right mood. Neal Myers-Perry will be making his second appearance on the Speakeasy stage. Opening up for him will be local favorite Kelly Kim! There aren’t a lot of chances to see stand-up comedy in Gwangju, so don’t miss your copportunity tonight! Seating is free, but it’s limited so check out their Facebook event page to reserve your space (there will be standing room as well). The laughs begin at 10 p.m., so get out and support local talent and business.

Friday, Sept. 22nd

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

If it’s Friday, then that means it’s time for Gwangju’s only weekly open mic night at Loft 28. If you would like to perform, then all you have to do is bring your own instrument, and Loft will provide the rest. They also offer free liquid encouragement-one drink is available to all performers. Open Mic night begins at 11 p.m., and it’s a great way to hear the talented artists of Gwangju. For more details, please go to Loft’s Facebook page.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd

Courtesy of Alleycon

Courtesy of Alleycon

Lovers of film, television, comic books, and all things sci-fi/fantasy-this weekend is for you! Alleycon is back and they are having two events this weekend. Hey Bill, what is Alleycon? Alleycon started a couple of years ago as a convention to celebrate all things geeky. This year it will take place at the ACC, and of course, The First Alleyway! Today’s event will take place at the ACC from 5 p.m., to 11 p.m. There will be food and Alleycon themed drinks (perhaps the Pan Galactic Gargleblaster?), plus games, live entertainment and more. Then on Sunday the 24th, come down to the Alleyway for brunch and board games from 11 a.m., to 4 p.m. To find out all the details about this two day event, please go to their Facebook page. Embrace your geeky side at Alleycon 2017!

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

After you enjoy the fun at Alleycon, head over to Speakeasy to hear some great live music! CCTV will be performing another great show. Sadly though, it will be the last with band member Josh Garcia. All the more reason to come on down and wish him well! Last weekend’s jello shots proved to be very popular, so they’ll be offering them again. Plus John Howard (who along with his 4tae band mates had an awesome show last weekend!) will be opening up for CCTV. The music will start at 10:30, and there is no cover charge. For more info, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Sept. 24th

On Sundays a wonderful group of volunteers head out to a local shelter to walk and play with dogs. For the past couple of weeks they’ve had their biggest crowds, and they want to keep it going! If you would like to join them, and get some exercise in the process, please go to their Facebook page here.