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What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Open Mic, and some Funk!

Hello Gwangju!

Is everybody ready for the weekend? Well let’s see what’s happening in our city!

Thursday, April 5th

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of Zumba with Thando

You don’t want to start off the weekend feeling sluggish, so the best thing for to do is get over to the GIC for Zumba. Hey Bill, what is Zumba? You don’t know already? All right, it’s my job to let you know. Zumba is an energetic cardio class that is open to any level. It’s a fun way to exercise, and it’s also a great start to your weekend. Make sure you wear something comfortable, and bring some water because you will need it.  Zumba takes place starting at 7:00 p.m., and the class is led by certified instructor Thando Mlambo. If you need more information, then please go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

After you give your body a workout, you might want to think about giving your brain a workout . . . with some trivia! That’s right it’s trivia night at Speakeasy, and it’s always a fun time with friends. Gather a group together (max. 5 people) and head on down to test your knowledge. Don’t have a group? Not to worry, you can always find one to join. It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you could win that back and more. The second place team gets their money back, while the first place team wins the rest of the pot. There’s also free shots if you get a perfect round. Don’t forget to get there early to take advantage of their great (now everyday!) happy hour specials. For more details about trivia night, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page.

Friday, April 6th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Gwangju’s only weekly open mic night take place today at Loft 28! If you would like to perform, all you have to do is bring your own instrument, and Loft will provide the rest. If you need a little more encouragement, Loft will provide all performers with a free drink. Gwangju has a lot of great local talent, and the place to hear them on Friday night is Loft 28. Get there early so you can enjoy their delicious menu which has many mouths watering. Open mic begins at 11:00 p.m., and if you need more info just go to their Facebook page here.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

If you’re hanging around downtown tonight, then do yourself a favor and head over to Tequilaz. Why Tequilaz? How about tacos for 3,000 won each? How about unlimited draft beer (12,000 won), and unlimited rail cocktails (20,000 won) from 9:00 p.m. to midnight? Chances are your friends are already going to be there, so don’t be the only one left out! Please remember that all specials are cash only please. Checkout their Facebook page for more info.

Saturday, April 7th

Courtesy of the GIC

Courtesy of the GIC

The first GIC Talk of April takes place today, and the topic will be the Gwangju International Internship Program. The lecture will include an introduction to the GIIP, experiences within the program, and personal stories of those who are in the GIIP. The lecture will start at 4:00 p.m., and will go for about an hour. The talks are free to attend. If you need more information, then please go to the GIC’s own site, or you can go to their Facebook page.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

If things haven’t been going well lately,  then you need some funk music in your life. If things have been going well, you still need some funk music in your life! Can’t we all use a little funk music in our lives? Speakeasy delivers this weekend with another performance from the Bump City Band! This group from Daejeon is quickly becoming a favorite in our city, and if you’ve seen their shows then you know why. If you’re wondering about drink specials, hey it’s Speakeasy so of course there will be great drink specials! Before the concert they will also be having football on the big screen. The music will begin sometime after 10:00 p.m., but to be sure please check out their Facebook page. It’ll be a funky way to end your Saturday, and trust me when I say that’s a good thing!

Sunday, April 8th

Dog walking at the local animal shelter is Back. Please checkout their Facebook page to see how you can help.

Coming up!

Great V-Day events happening the weekend of the 13th-15th!

Gwangju City Ballet’s next performance!