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What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, An Easter Egg Hunt, and Live Music!

Hello Gwangju!

Let’s hope this nice weather we’ve been having extends into the weekend! Let’s see what’s going on in Gwangju.

Thursday, April 13th

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Let’s start things off on a healthy note . . . with some Zumba! Zumba class is back on at the GIC on Thursdays. What is Zumba you ask? Well you should go and check it out! Thando Mlambo leads a high energy workout that’s good for even people who don’t have much rhythm (that’s a hint on what to expect!). The class starts at 7 p.m., and make sure to bring your own water, and a towel. For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. For more details about the class, please check out the Facebook event page.

Friday, April 14th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

If it’s Friday, then it must be Open Mic Night at Loft 28! Come down and support the local music community, and perhaps discover some new talent. If you would like to sing or perform, then just bring your instrument with you. Loft provides the mics, and sound system. An even better plan is to get there early and enjoy some of the home cooked food that Loft prepares. I’ve heard great things about the Jamaican Jerk Chicken! If you need more information, or directions on how to get to Loft 28, then please head over to their Facebook page. Open Mic Night begins at 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 15th

The Saturday art class returns, and this weekend it’s all about male figure drawing. The class will start at 12:30 p.m., and the model will arrive at 1 p.m. Once the model arrives, the doors will be locked for his privacy. All materials will be provided, but of course you can bring your own. The cost is only 10,000 won to take part. If you would like more info on the Saturday art class, then please go to their Facebook page here. If you need directions on how to get to the GIC, then please click on the link for the Zumba post.

Courtesy of KOTESOL

Courtesy of KOTESOL

This Saturday the Gwangju-Jeonnam chapter of KOTESOL will be holding their monthly meeting. They  welcome members, and non-members for a fun afternoon of professional development. There will be two great presentations, as well as a special section on a book making project. 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.

There will be another great family event this weekend sponsored by the Global Families of Gwangju group (GFOG). Since it’s Easter weekend it can only mean that it’s time for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The main event will of course be the hunt for colorful eggs, but they’ll be much more going on as well. Kids can take part in games, arts and crafts, and even egg decorating. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at a local park, and to find out the exact directions please see the Facebook event page. The family fun starts at 10 a.m., and goes until 2 p.m. GFOG hopes to see you and your family there!

Courtesy of Doindie

Courtesy of Doindie

The live music scene has really been growing in the past couple of weeks, and a new monthly musical showcase is being added to the mix. Doindie is a promotions group that wants to expand indie music in Korea. Patrick Connor, a Seoul based musician who has performed in Gwangju before, is one of the people behind Doindie. His group will be bringing two bands to rock out Speakeasy on Saturday night. The two bands that are performing at DTSQ, and DirTy RocKHoN. They’ll be tearing up the stage for a very appreciative crowd. There is no cover for this event, so plese come on down to Speakeasy and support indie music in Korea. The show will kickoff at 10 p.m, and if you need more details then please check out the Facebook event page.