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What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Local Artists, and WC Quarterfinals!

Hello Gwangju!

Rain one day, sunny the next. That’s summer weather for you in Korea! Let’s see what’s happening this weekend.

Thursday, July 5th

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

A healthy start to the weekend is always a good idea, and Zumba is one of the best ways to accomplish that. Zumba is a fun cardio class that is open to all levels. It takes place at the GIC starting at 7:00 p.m., and goes for an hour. You’ll need to wear some comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water because you’ll get a great workout. If you’ve never experienced Zumba before, you’ll only have three more weeks left to try! For more details about the class, please go to their Facebook page. The class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo.

Friday, July 6th

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Courtesy of Tequilaz

Friday specials at Tequilaz are a great way to begin the night! Start off with their delicious tacos which are only 3,000 won each. You can also enjoy unlimited draft beer for 12,000 won, or unlimited rail cocktails for 20,000 won. All the specials are from 9:00 p.m., until midnight, and are cash only please. Join your friends, or make some new ones at Tequilaz on Friday night! For more details please go to their Facebook page. Loft 28 is the place to be for Gwangju’s only weekly open mic night. If you want to perform all you have to do is bring your own instrument, and Loft will provide the rest. If you need another reason to show off your talent, all performers will get one free drink. The show begins at 11:00 p.m., and if you need more information then check out their Facebook page.

Saturday, July 7th

Courtesy of the ACC

Courtesy of the ACC

July is the last month to catch some of the exhibitions at the ACC. PARKing CHANce, and From Vietnam to Berlin will finish up tomorrow, July 8th. The Tattooed Asia exhibit will end on July 29th. You can see these, plus check out everything else that the ACC has to offer. For complete details about the exhibits, please follow this link to the ACC’s site.

Courtesy of the Gwangju Social Scene

Courtesy of the Gwangju Social Scene

There will be an art exhibition featuring local artists in Sangmu today. It will take place at Rooftop N Lounge starting at 9:00 p.m. Following the show there will be an after party with a live DJ spinning your favorite music. Both the exhibit, and the party are free to attend. To find out more info, including details on how to get to the venue, please go to the Facebook page of the Gwangju Social Scene.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

The World Cup actions continues at Speakeasy this weekend with the beginning of the quarterfinals. The first two games will kick off on Friday night, but the big one will be tonight at 11:00 p.m. Fresh off their exciting penalty shootout win against Columbia, England will face Sweden for a chance to make the semis. Get there early for the happy hour specials which go from 7:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. For more info about the games being shown, please go to their Facebook page.

Sunday, July 8th

The workshops on nonviolent communication continue today at the GIC. It will start at 1:00 p.m., and go until 3:30 p.m. The workshops will be led by Dana Han. To get more details about the workshop, please go to the Gwangju page on Facebook.