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What to Do This Weekend: World Cup, Reggae, and Boardwalk City Blues!

Hello Gwangju!

Did you watch the Korea/Germany game last night? Wow, what a finish for team Korea! Let’s find out what’s happening in our city.

Thursday, June 28th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Are the monsoon rains getting you down? Lift up your spirits (and your energy) with Zumba! It all takes place at the GIC starting at 7:00 p.m. Zumba is a fun cardio class, and a great way to start off your weekend on a healthy note. You’ll near to wear some comfy clothes, and a bottle of water because you will get an exciting workout. The class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

                     Courtesy of Speakeasy 

The last of the round of 16 games concludes tonight, and Speakeasy is the place to be to watch them! The big one tonight (or actually Friday morning) is England vs. Belgium. The Three Lions are already through to the next round, but this game will determine who they play in the knockout stage. The first games start at 11:00 p.m., and England/Belgium is a 3:00 a.m. start. Make sure you get a nap in today people! The jersey giveaway continues tonight, and don’t forget about happy hour from 7:00, to 10:00 p.m. For any other details, including the schedule of games for the weekend, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, June 29th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

As many Gwangju residents know, Friday night at Loft 28 means Open Mic night. This Friday though, things will be different. Last year a talented group of musicians and singers brought us The Ballad of Coward Jack. That same group will premiere their newest show Boardwalk City Blues tonight at Loft 28. Boardwalk City Blues is a musical comedy set during the prohibition era. If you enjoyed Coward Jack, then you need to see this newest show by some of the members of Gwangju’s artistic scene. The show will start at 10:30 p.m., and if you need any more details about the performance, then please go to Loft’s Facebook page. It’s the debut of a new musical tonight at Loft 28!

What’s the place for Friday night specials? Tequilaz! It all starts with tacos for 3,000 won each. You’re going to need something to drink with those tacos, and Tequilaz has unlimited draft beer for 12,000 won. If you don’t enjoy beer then you can get unlimited rail cocktails for 20,000 won. All specials are cash only please, and go from 9:00 p.m., until midnight. For more info, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, June 30th

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of the Gwangju Art Class

Today at the GIC is a full day with art, and topical discussion. It all begins with the Saturday art class that starts at 1:00 p.m. Today will be a workshop on art model training. You’ll learn the basics about being an art model, as well as some general figure drawing techniques. The cost for the class is only 5,000 won, and all materials will be provided. If you need more information about the class, please go to the Facebook page here. Later on at 4:00 p.m. there will be another lecture in the GIC Talk series. The subject will be about achieving multiculturalism in Korea. The talks are free to attend, and usually last about an hour. If you would like more info, please go to the Talk Facebook page. You can also get more details about both of these events and more by going to the GIC’s own website.

Courtesy of the Gwangju Social Scene

Courtesy of the Gwangju Social Scene

We get to hear a lot of music here in Gwangju, but some styles dominate more than others. Radio Killer, a club downtown, will give locals a chance to listen to some reggae tonight when they hold a reggae party. It will all begin at 11:00 p.m., and if you need more details, please click on this link to the Facebook page for the Gwangju Social Scene.

Sunday, July 1st

The workshops on nonviolent communication continue today at the GIC. They are led by community organizer Dana Han, and it will begin at 1:00 p.m. For more details, please check out the Gwangju page on Facebook.