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What to Do This Weekend: Trivia, An Important Documentary, and 90’s music!

Hello Gwangju!

The cherry blossoms are gone, so that must mean we’re half way through the month of April. Let’s find out what’s happening this weekend!

Thursday, April 20th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Do you have a head full of trivial information? Well, put it to good use tonight at Speakeasy’s Trivia Night! Join quiz master Sarah, and the rest of the Speakeasy staff for a night of questions, and answers. It only costs 5,000 won to enter, and you can get together a team of friends (max. 5), or find a group to play with. The second place team will get their money back, and the first place team gets the rest. Don’t forget the free shots if you get a perfect round (trust me, it’s not so easy!). Trivia night is eight rounds of ten questions, and it all starts at 10 p.m. If you need more details then check out the Facebook event page.

Friday, April 21st

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

There are a lot of venues for local musicians to play and sing, but on Friday night Loft 28 is the place to be for their Open Mic night. If you want to perform, all you have to do is bring your instrument and show up. Loft has their own mics, and sound system. Plus, if you perform, you get a free drink! You’ll also want to go to Loft and check out their menu of delicious food. I’ve heard a lot of good things about their sandwiches! Open Mic Night begins at 10:00 p.m. For more information, and directions to Loft 28, please go to their Facebook page.

Saturday, April 22nd

Courtesy of Matthew Root and Neil George

Courtesy of Matthew Root and Neil George

This Saturday’s GIC Talk series will be a special, and powerful one. On April 16th, Korea remembered the third anniversary of the tragic Sewol Ferry sinking. Today the GIC will screen a brand new documentary entitled, After the Sewol. The film wast just released on the third anniversary of the sinking. Filmmakers Matthew Root, and Neil George will be on hand for the screening. They’ll also be there for a Q&A after the movie. The directors, as well as the GIC hope that you attend this presentation of a very important film about one of Korea’s worst tragedies. The screening begins at 4 p.m., and they ask that you arrive a little early so the film can start on time. For directions to the GIC, please go to their website. For more information about the movie, and to watch the trailer, please go to afterthesewol.com.

Courtesy of the Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteers

Courtesy of the Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteers

There have been a lot of fundraisers this month, and that’s because there are a lot of good causes to contribute to. This Saturday night Speakeasy will be holding a 90’s dance party-Who Let the Dogs Out? GFN guest, DJ Dave will be spinning your favorite 90’s tunes, and the Speakeasy staff will serving great drink specials as usual. The money raised will go to support the Gwangju Animal Shelter. A 2,000 won donation per person is requested. So end your Saturday night with good friends, good drinks, and all for a good cause. Finally, I am not responsible getting Who Let the Dogs Out stuck in your head! For more details about this event, check out the Facebook event page here.

Sunday, April 23rd

After dancing up a storm for the Gwangju Animal Shelter on Saturday night, head out on Sunday with a dedicated group of volunteers to walk and play with dogs! For more info about how you can help, please check out the group’s Facebook page.