Gwangju Blog

What to Do This Weekend: Zumba, Open Mic Night, and Gwangju Live!

Hello Gwangju!

The cherry blossoms are blooming, so get out and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 6th

Wanna have a great workout before the start of the weekend? Not a fan of gyms? Then you need to go out to the GIC and take part in Zumba! What is Zumba? It’s a dance fitness program that was started in Columbia in the 90’s. Now Gwangju residents can take part in it at the GIC starting at 7:00 p.m. The class is taught by certified instructor Thando Mlambo, and is open to anybody who wants to join-even if you’re not a very good dancer (like yours truly). For more details about the class, please go to the Facebook event page here.

Friday, April 7th

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

A great way to support local musicians is by attending Loft 28’s Open Mic night on Fridays. If you would like to play or sing, all you have to do is come down on Friday night and Loft will take care of the rest. They will supply the mics and sound system, but performers should bring their own instruments. Those readers who have already gone know that Gwangju has a lot of talented singers and performers. Don’t forget to get there early and enjoy some of the great home cooked food that Loft has as well. For more info about Open Mic, please go to Loft 28’s Facebook page. Kickoff time is 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th

Courtesy of GIC Talk series

Courtesy of GIC Talk series

There is no art class this weekend at the GIC, but the Saturday Talk series will continue.  This weekend’s topic will be the timely issue of climate change. Doug Baumwoll will be discussing the problems of pollution, and how much non-reusable energy we burn. The talk will begin at 4 p.m., so make sure you come down to the GIC for this serious discussion. For more details about the talk series, please go to the GIC’s website. You can also go to the talk series’ Facebook page here.

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

You know Saturday night is a great time in Gwangju, and this weekend is no exception. Start the night off with drinks, and great Mexican food at Tequilaz downtown. Check out their Facebook page if you need any more info. While your downtown you’re also going to want to get to Speakeasy for great music-and a great cause as well. Gwangju Live continues at Speakeasy tonight with a performance by Josh Garcia. The performance will also double as a fundraiser for a single woman’s shelter. The fundraiser is sponsored by V-Day Gwangju, the group that puts on Gwangju’s annual production of The Vagina Monologues. The show begins at 10 p.m., and if you need more info then check out their Facebook page. Finally, if you’re are near the Chonnam backgate area, then head over to Loft 28! This Saturday they’ll be having one of their theme parties, and this time it’s all about the Gwangju community. Come and celebrate the diversity of Gwangju with fellow residents from all over the world! The party begins at 11 p.m., and as always the DJs will be spinning some great music. For more details, see the link for Loft 28 in Friday’s post.

Next weekend we’ll have more great music, this time courtesy of DTSQ, and Ruberstick ! Check out it next weekend on the Gwangju Blog.