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What to Do This Weekend: Swap Don’t Shop, A House Party, and Boozapalooza!

Hello Gwangju!

Many of us are back to work or school after a restful winter vacation. There are a lot of great events happening this weekend, so let’s get started!

Friday, March 2nd

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Start your weekend off right with some great food and drink specials at Tequilaz. You can enjoy their delicious tacos, and to wash them down with, some great drinks as well. Unlimited draft beers are available for only 12,000 won (cash only), and unlimited rail cocktails for only 20,000 won (again, cash only). The drink specials will go from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. If you need more details, then please check out their Facebook page.

The first full moon of the Lunar New Year is happening tonight, and it’s a reason to celebrate here in Korea. The Gwangju Folk Musuem will be having events throughout the weekend that you can enjoy. To get more details you can follow this link, or you can check out this piece by my fellow contributor JD right here on the blog!

Saturday, March 3rd

Courtesy of the Gwangju Freecycle

Courtesy of the Gwangju Freecycle

Today one of the most popular events in town is happening. I’m talking about the Gwangju Freecycle’s 9th edition of Swap, Don’t Shop! It takes place at the GIC from 3:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m., and there will be a lot of great items available. You’ll be able to browse shoes, bags, clothes, kitchen items, and much more. Admission is only 1,000 won, and it’s also a great place to bring the kids along as well. For complete details, please go to their Facebook event page here. You can also get more information about the Gwangju Freecycle group by visiting their Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

There’s going to be a lot of new faces in town because of the start of the spring semester, and Loft 28 wants to welcome them with another one of their fantastic house parties. The DJs will be spinning your favorite tunes, and the bartenders will be mixing up terrific drinks as well. While you’re there, check out their menu of delicious home cooked food. Their Jamaican influenced dishes are very popular! To find out more details about the party, as well as other things happening at Loft, please go to their Facebook page. The party will begin at 11:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

It’s been a year now since Speakeasy had new managers take over, and to celebrate, as well as welcoming new people to town, their bringing back . . . Boozapalooza! Live music will be provided by John Howard, and the enigmatic DJ McGOOCH will be playing the hottest music. That’s fantastic Bill, but what about the drink specials? Of course, it’s Boozapalooza! How about Jamesons for 4,000 won. Red Rock beer for only 3,000 won. Fireball shots for 4,000 won! Will there be more? Yes, there will. To get all the details, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Sunday, March 4th

The Gwangju News is having another open editiorial meeting today. If you have ever thought about becoming a member of the news team, then this is the perfect opportunity to find out how you can help. The meeting will take place at the GIC, and if you need more details, then please go to their Facebook event page.