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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, An Art Musuem, and a Thanksgiving Festival!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s the Chuseok holiday weekend which means more free time to enjoy! Let’s see what you can do during this extended break.

Thursday, September 20th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

One of the best ways to start the weekend is with Trivia Night at Speakeasy! There will be six rounds with topics ranging from movies and music, to current events. You can get together a team of your friends (max. 5 people), or find a team to join when you get there. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you’ll have a chance to win cash, and free shots. The second place team will get their money back, and the first place team will get the rest. Quizmaster Nate will be in charge of all the fun, so come on down to Speakeasy for a great night of questions and answers! For more details, please go to their Facebook page here.

Friday, September 21st

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Friday night in Gwangju means it’s time for Tequilaz! Their Friday night specials are very popular, and for good reason. You can enjoy their famous tacos for only 3,000 won each. You’re going to need something to drink with those tacos, so how about unlimited drafts for 12,000 won? If you enjoy cocktails more, then you can get unlimited rail cocktails for only 20,000 won. All specials run from 9:00 p.m., until midnight, and are cash only please. If you need more info, then please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

It’s another edition of Gwangju Live happening tonight at Speakeasy. Don Tajaroensuk, a musician who hails originally from Thailand, will be performing. Don has played at Speakeasy before, as well as various other venues in Gwangju. The music will start sometime after 10:00 p.m., but don’t forget about their happy hour specials which run from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. If you need more information, then please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, September 22nd

Courtesy of the Seogu Culture Center

Courtesy of the Seogu Culture Center

Chuseok is sometimes referred to as Korean Thanksgiving. Today, there will be a special, multicultural Thanksgiving festival happening in Gwangju. There will be traditional Korean, and African performances, as well as a special lecture. This will be a great way for the many different cultures of Gwangju to come together and celebrate. It will take place at the Seogu Culture Center, and will run from 2:00 p.m., until 3:30 p.m. For more information, please see the picture above this post.

If you’re thinking about hitting a museum this weekend, why not check out the Gwangju Musuem of Art? There are two main exhibitions that you can discover at the musuem. The first one features works by Korean artist Kim, Minjung. The second one is about the founding of the Jeonnam province-which happened a thousand years ago! There’s a lot to see at the museum, so for all the complete details that you need, please go to their website (there is a link for the English page on the top). Please remember that the museum will be closed on Monday, the main day of Chuseok!

Next Week!

Get ready for the funk Gwangju!