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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, Watercolors, and a Spring House Party!

Hello Gwangju!

Looking for something to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s see what’s happening in Gwangju.

Thursday, May 18th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Trivia night is happening this Thursday, and it’s a great way to start your weekend! Get down to Speakeasy with your team (max. of 5 people), and put your trivial knowledge to the test. The cost is only 5,000 won per team member. Don’t have 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. Sarah is your quiz master, and the Speakeasy staff is there to keep your glasses full. For more info, please go to the Facebook event page. Good luck!

Friday, May 19th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Do you like listening to local performers in a chill atmosphere? How about discovering new talent in our city? Well then, Loft 28 is the place to be for their Open Mic night. If you want to perform, all you have to do is bring your instrument and show up. Loft has their own mics, and sound system. Those who perform will also receive a free drink! You’ll also want to check out their menu of delicious food. It’s all homemade on the premises. The reviews I’ve heard have been great! Open Mic Night begins at 10:00 p.m. For more information, and directions to Loft 28, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, May 20th

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

This Saturday’s art class at the GIC will be about painting with watercolors. However, you won’t be using brushes . . . you’ll be using fruit! That’s right, you’ll be learning about different techniques using fruit. The class begins at 12:30 p.m., and there will be a short break at 2:00 p.m. The price is only 5,000 won, and since this is a special class, please let the teacher know you’ll be attending by the 19th. Who will be leading the class this weekend?  Áine Byrne is back after taking some time off to travel! For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. For more details about the class, please go to the Facebook event page here.

Photo courtesy of Gwangju Jeollanamdo KOTESOL.

Photo courtesy of Gwangju Jeollanamdo KOTESOL.

This Saturday the Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL will be having their monthly meeting. They  welcome members, and non-members for an engaging afternoon of professional development. There will be a presentation from a local Gwangju teacher, and the second period will be a discussion facilitated by chapter VP Dr. David Shaffer. You’ll also get the chance to meet and network with fellow teachers. Meetings are held at Gwangju National University of Education, and you can click on this link for full information. You can also find out what’s going on by checking out their Facebook page. The meeting starts at 1:45, and the first presentation will begin shortly after 2 p.m.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Saturday night is always a great time to be out and about in Gwangju, so what are you waiting for? Start the night off with drinks, and great Mexican food at Tequilaz downtown. Their friendly staff will begin your night out on a good note. Check out their Facebook page if you need any more info. After you hit Tequilaz, stay downtown and head over to Speakjeasy. Great music being played, terrific drinks, and you can even play pool in the upstairs bar. For more details. check out their Facebook page. Finally, if you’re at the Chonnam backgate area, then  Loft 28 is where you’ll want to be for their Spring Fling House Party!  Of course there will be great music from the Loft DJs, special cocktails, and even Sangria.The party begins at 11 p.m., and for more info, see the photo above.

Sunday, May 21st

The GPP will be holding a script analysis workshop at the GIC from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, please go to their Facebook event page.

Get your tickets now for next Thursday’s standup comedy performance at Speakeasy! Tickets are available at the bar. Brian Aylward, an award winning comedian from Canada will be the headliner. Plus, Gwangju’s own Kelly Palmer Kim will be opening. For more info, go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.