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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, The Charity Cup, and Counterparts!

Hello Gwangju!

Are you ready for the weekend? I know, silly question! Let’s see what’s happening in your town.

Thursday, June 15th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Trivia night is on again this Thursday, and it’s always a fun way to get your weekend started! Get down to Speakeasy with your team (max. of 5 people), and make use of all that trivia filling up space in your head. The cost is only 5,000 won per team member. If you find yourself without a team, that’s not a problem because you can always find a group to play with. The second place team gets their money back, and the first place team gets the rest. There’s also free shots for a perfect round. Tonight, special guest quiz master Nate Kent will be in charge, and as always the Speakeasy staff is there to keep your glasses full. For more info, please go to the Facebook event page. Good luck!

Saturday, June 17th

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

This Saturday’s art class will start at the GIC as usual, but most of it will take place outdoors. The reason why is because they are going to have a summer photo walk. This event will be open to all levels of photographers. The class will start promptly at 12:45 will a short intro on photo composition. After that, participants will head to Mudeungsan to walk around and take some photos! Now the cost of the class is free, but you will need some bus money (or a transit card) in order to get to Mudeungsan. For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. You can also get more details by going to their Facebook event page here. The photo walk will be led by guest teacher Katie Williams.

Courtesy of Gwangju Inter FC

Courtesy of Gwangju Inter FC

Gwangju organizations have held a lot of charity fundraisers, but we have a new one that is happening this Saturday- the first Gwangju Charity Cup!  Eight confirmed teams, including our own Gwangju Inter FC will be participating in a mini tournament that will take place in neighboring Naju. This is an all day event that will start at 9-and go until 6 p.m. The money raised during this event will go to support the MDream orphanage. Gwangju Inter needs its fans to come out and support them! Now you can get all the other information you need by going to the Facebook event page. It’s going to be a great day of football, and like many of the events here in the area, it’s all for a great cause. Good luck to Gwangju Inter FC this weekend, and we hope you raise a lot of money.

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

For those fans of live theater, the Gwangju Perfromance Project (GPP) brings you their summer production, Counterparts. Counterparts is made up of two, one act plays: Commencing, by Jane Sheppard, and The Dumb Waiter, by Harold Pinter. Both plays are acted and directed by local talent. Advance tickets for this weekend’s shows: June 17th 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., June 18th 3 p.m. are available until 5 p.m. June 16th. Advance tickets for next weekend’s shows, (same time) are also available as well. To make your reservations, email gpptickets@gmail.com. For more info about the performances, you can go to the GPP’s website: gwangjutheatre.com. You can also get more details by going to their Facebook event page. Support local theater by going to see Counterparts this weekend!

Sunday, June 18th

Courtesy of Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteering

Courtesy of Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteering

Want to help out at a local dog shelter, as well as get some exercise? Then you need to join up with a dedicated group of volunteers as they head to a local animal shelter. To find out more information, please go to their Facebook page.