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What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Ballet, and St. Partrick’s Day!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s getting warmer and warmer by the day! Let’s see what you can do this weekend.

Thursday, March 15th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

“Beware, the ides of March.”  You don’t have to worry about the ides of March in Gwangju because we have Zuma to start off your weekend. Zuma is a fun cardio class that is open to any level. You’ll work up a sweat for sure, but you will have a fun time doing it. Zumba takes place at the GIC starting at 7:00 p.m. The class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more information, then please go to their Facebook page.

Friday, March 16th

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Looking for a place with good Mexican food, and excellent drink specials? Well Tequilaz is the place you need to head to tonight. Not only do they have a taco special (1 taco only 3,000 won), but their drink specials are what keeps the place buzzing on Fridays. They have unlimited draft beer for only 12,000 won, and unlimited rail cocktails for only 20,000 won. Both specials are cash only please. It’s a great place to meet up with friends and start your weekend off on a good note. For more details, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, March 17th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

If you’re a fan of survival shows, then you’re going to want to check out today’s talk at the GIC. The lecture will talk about wilderness survival, what it is, and what it isn’t. It will also focus on survival tips for the youth of the country. The GIC Talk series begins at 4:00 p.m., and lasts for about an hour. There is no cost to attend the lectures. You can get more details by going to the GIC’s site, or you can also check out the Facebook page for the series here.

Courtesy of the Gwangju City Ballet

Courtesy of the Gwangju City Ballet

Update!! This Saturday’s performance of the Gwangju City Ballet is sold out. There will be two more performances in April, and I will get the info on those shows in advance. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. The Gwangju City Ballet will be holding a performance today at the Gwangju Culture and Art Center. The show will start at 3:00 p.m., and tickets are only 10,000 won. This is the only performance during the month of March, but their will be two shows during April. To find out more information, and how to get tickets, please go to the GCAC website (info is only in Korean).

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Just when you recovered from Boozapalooza two weeks ago, Speakeasy will have their second big party of the year. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and that means it’s time for the St. Patrick’s Day Mega Bash! Of course there will be Guinness (one of the only places in town to get it on tap), green beer, green jello shots, and a favorite of the Gwangju crowd, Jameson Irish whiskey. Music will be provided by one of Gwangju’s favorite bands, Malarkey! Also, they will have a lot of free swag to give away. Throw on some green and get down to Speakeasy for one of their biggest events of the year! If you need more details, then please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, March 18th

Last weekend the volunteers that help out at the Gwangju animal shelter had a wonderful turnout, and they want that to continue! if you would like to help them walk and play with dogs, then please go to their Facebook page for more information.