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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, Auditions, and Costumes for a Good Cause!

Hello Gwangju!

Looking to do something this weekend? The Gwangju blog is a great place to find something that suits you! Let’s see what’s happening in our city.

Thursday, April 19th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

If you need a great way to get your weekend started, then the GIC is the place to be tonight. Why is that? Zumba of course! Zumba is a fun cardio class that is good for any level. It takes place at the GIC from 7:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m. You’ll need some comfortable clothes, and a bottle of water, but you’ll definitely feel better and ready for the weekend. The class is taught by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more details then please check out their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

After you give your body a workout, how about giving your brain one. That’s right I’m talking about Gwangju’s famous trivia night at Speakeasy. Trivia is 6 to 8 rounds of questions on topics ranging from current events, to movies and music. Gather a group of your friends together (maximum 5) or find a team to join when you get there. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and the second place team will get their money back. The first place team will win the rest of the pot. Make sure you get there early for the great happy hour specials that happen from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Trivia will kick off at around 10:00 p.m. For more information, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, April 20th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Friday night is Gwangju’s only weekly open mic night at Loft 28. If you would like to take part in the show, all you have to do is bring your own instrument and they will take care of the rest. All performers will also receive one free drink, just in case they need any more encouragement to perform. Don’t forget to check out Loft’s great menu while you’re there. It’s very popular with the locals! Open Mic Night will begin at 10:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please check out their Facebook page. If you’re in the downtown area tonight then you know the place to be is Tequilaz. Tacos are only 3,000 won each, and of course you’re going to need something to wash them down with. Unlimited drafts are available for 12,000 won, and unlimited rail cocktails are 20,000 won. All the specials are cash only please. For more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, April 21st

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

This Saturday at the GIC there will be another lecture in their popular Talk series. The speaker for today is  Flávio Augusto José, and he will be talking about his experiences as a foreigner living in Korea. Come down and see if you share any of the same insights with the speaker. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m., and go for about an hour. The talks are free to attend. If you need any more details, then please check out their Facebook page.

Courtesy of V-Day Gwangju

Courtesy of V-Day Gwangju

Last week the Gwangju V-Day group held a successful fundraiser at the Daein Night Market. This Saturday they’ll be having another one at Speakeasy, and you better find that Halloween costume from last fall. That’s because it will be Halloween in springtime tonight at Speakeasy! People are encouraged to dress up in costume to help raise money for a local women’s shelter. You know it’s Speakeasy so of course there will be great drink specials. V-Day raised a lot of money last weekend, and they need you to help them do the same this weekend as well! Tickets are also on sale for next weekend’s performance of The Vagina Monologues. To get your tickets, please visit the group’s Facebook page here.

Sunday, April 22nd

The plays for this year’s edition of Pen in 10 have been chosen, and now it’s time to cast them. The first day of auditions will take place at the GIC, starting at 1:00 p.m. If you can’t make it today then don’t worry because there will be another day of auditions next week. To find out everything that you need to know, please go to the Facebook event page.