Gwangju Blog

What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Friday Specials, and the World Cup!

Hello Gwangju!

I know the calendar says June, but it feels like August with this heat! Still, don’t let that stop you from having a fun weekend. Let’s see what you can do.

Thursday, June 15th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

If you want a healthy way to start you weekend, then the GIC is the place to go for 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.   After the class you’ll feel refreshed, 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

The 2018 World Cup kicks off tonight, and the best place to watch the games in Gwangju is Speakeasy! It will all start at 10:00 p.m. with the opening ceremony. The first game with the host country Russia playing Saudi Arabia will begin at midnight. Then, get ready for a full four days of games being shown on the big screen. Some of the highlights will include Spain vs. Portugal, Germany vs. Mexico, and Korea’s first game on the 18th against Sweden. While you’re watching the games you’ll have a chance of winning football jerseys from some of the participating countries. Don’t forget the happy hour specials that go from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Watching World Cup games is always better with friends, and watching them at Speakeasy is even better! For full details, please go to their Facebook page.

Friday, June 16th

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

When Gwangju residents think about Friday night, they know one of the best places to go to is Tequilaz! Their Friday specials are some of the best in town. 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. 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

Saturday, June 17th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The GIC Talk series continues today with another interesting topic. The discussion today will focus on the importance of reading. The speaker will also talk about reading recommendations, and places to find English books in Gwangju. The GIC Talk series is free to attend, and it starts at 4:00 p.m. The lectures usually go for about an hour. If you would like more details, or want to find out about upcoming talks, please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, June 18th

A series of workshops about nonviolent communication will continue today at the GIC. It will begin at 1:00 p.m., and go until 3:30 p.m. If you would like more details, please visit the Gwangju page.

Coming Up!

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

Pen in Ten tickets are on sale now! To get your advance tickets email: gpp.tickets@gmail.com