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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, Professional Development, and Live Music!

Hello Gwangju!

Did you enjoy the day off this week? It makes the wait for the weekend even shorter! Let’s see what’s happening in our city.

Thursday, June 7th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Want to start your weekend off in a healthy way? The GIC has just the thing for you, Zumba! Zumba is a fun filled cardio class that is open to all levels. You’ll want to wear some comfortable clothes, and you’ll need a towel because you will work up a sweat.   When you get involved with the Zumba class you’ll feel energized, and ready for the weekend ahead. The class begins at 7:00 p.m., and it goes for an hour. It is taught by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

It’s time for another night of trivia at Speakeasy! Wait a minute, trivia? Two weeks in a row? That’s right! Since the World Cup kicks off soon, and Speakeasy will be showing a lot of the games, there will be another session of questions and answers this week. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you can play with up to 5 of your friends. If you don’t have a team then that isn’t a problem. You can find one to join when you arrive. The second place team wins their money back, and the first place team wins the rest. To get more details, please visit Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, June 8th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Friday night is the only weekly open mic night, and it takes place at Loft 28. If you want to participate, then all you have to do is bring your own instrument and Loft will take care of the rest. In case you need any more encouragement, all performers will receive one free drink. Make sure you get there early so you can try some of the delicious food on their menu. Open mic will begin at 10:00 p.m., and if you need more details then please go to their Facebook page.  Friday nights at Tequilaz is hopping because of their popular specials! They have tacos for 3,000 won each to start things off. With those delicious tacos you can enjoy drafts for 12,000 won. They also have unlimited rail cocktails for 20,000 won. All specials are cash only please, and they last from 9:00 p.m., until midnight. For more info, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, June 9th

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

Courtesy of Gwangju KOTESOL

The Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL is a great way to improve your professional development. They meet once a month at Gwangju National University of Education. There will be two interesting workshops where you are sure to pick up some tips that you can use in your classroom. You will also get a chance to meet, and network with fellow teachers. For complete details about the meeting, please follow this link. You can also get info by going to their Facebook page. The meeting will start at 1:45 p.m., and it is free to attend.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

There will be another great night of music happening at Speakeasy! The Monday Feeling will be returning to the stage. Their multiple perfromances here show that they are a favorite of Gwangju music fans. You’ll also definitely want to be around for the opening band because it will be local favorites Malarkey! It will be a great double bill of music in town. The concert will start at 10:30 p.m., but make sure you get there early to take advantage of the happy hour specials which run from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. If you need more info, please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, June 9th

Dana Han, the winner of this year’s Michael Simning Community Builder Award, will be leading a workshop on nonviolent communication today at the GIC. The workshop will run from 1:00 p.m., until 3:30 p.m. If you need more details, please check out the Gwangju page on Facebook.

Coming Up!

World Cup on the big screen!

Pen in Ten!