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What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Live Music, and a Birthday!

Hello Gwangju!

It’s time to start planning your activities! Let’s see what you can do this weekend in Gwangju.

Thursday, May 11th

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Before you start the weekend, how about a good workout? You can get that, and have some fun by taking part in Thursday’s Zumba class at the GIC. This cardio class is fit for all levels so you don’t have to worry about experience. Make sure you wear some comfy clothes, bring a towel, and a bottle of water. The class begins at 7 p.m., and is led by Thando Mlambo. For directions to the GIC, please go their website. You can also get more details about the class by visiting the Facebook event page here.

Friday, May 12th

I can’t think of a more perfect start to the weekend than happy hour! Check out the great drink specials at Speakeasy such as Jameson for 4,000 won, and Red Rock drafts for 3,000. It’s a great way to usher in the weekend with friends. Happy hour(s) starts at 8:00, and goes until 11 p.m. If you need any other info, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Saturday, May 13th

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

Courtesy of Gwangju Art Class

It’s time for your artistic side to shine with this Saturday’s art class at the GIC. This weekend will showcase another female figure drawing class. The instruction begins at 12:45 p.m., and the model will arrive at 1 p.m. The doors  doors will be locked for the privacy of the model (the model will be nude). The cost for the class is only 10,000 won, and all materials will be provided (you are encouraged to bring your own). For directions to the GIC, please see the link for Thursday’s event. You can also get more info about the class by going to the Facebook event page. This Saturday’s class will be led by local artist Jen Lee.

Courtesy of the GPP

Courtesy of the GPP

Continuing on the theme of the arts, the Gwangju Performance Project (GPP) will be holding auditions for their newest production, No Man’s Land. This performance will combine dance, music, spoken word, and much more. If you ever had the desire to perform on stage, now is your chance! Auditions will be held at the GIC from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Sunday the 14th at the same time. This is an open call for performers, so don’t worry about level of experience. For complete details about the auditions, you can check out the GPP’s website: gwangjutheatre.com. You can also go to their Facebook page for more info.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Speakeasy is bringing more live music to their stage tonight. Two bands will be performing for the always energetic Gwangju crowd. The first, The Monday Feeling, will play some of your favorite rock covers. The second band, CCTV, is made up of local musicians from Gwangju! You don’t really need an excuse to rock out, but Speakeasy is giving you a great one. The show begins at 10: 30 p.m., so get down their and enjoy two great bands! For other details, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

A birthday is always a great reason to celebrate, and tonight it’s Loft 28‘s turn! That’s right, everybody’s favorite hangout near the Chonnam backgate area is having it’s 2nd birthday this weekend. They’ll be games, chances for free drinks, and of course the music being spun by Loft’s great DJs. So help wish Loft 28 a happy birthday this weekend (they grow so fast!) by heading out to their party tonight. It all begins at 11 p.m., and you can get more information by going to Loft’s Facebook page.