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What to Do This Weekend: Quizzes, 12 Pubs of Christmas, and Holiday Parties!

Hello Gwangju!

it’s the Christmas holiday weekend! Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy the holiday. Let’s see what’s going on.

Thursday, December 21st

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

Courtesy of GIC Zumba with Thando

You won’t feel so bad eating all those holiday treats if you start the weekend off with some Zumba. Zumba is a fun cardio class that is open to any level. It takes place at 7 p.m., and is led by Gwangju’s own certified Zumba instructor Thando Mlambo. Make sure you wear comfy clothes, bring a towel, and a bottle of water because you’re going to need it. For more details, please go to the Facebook event page here.  Remember, this is the last class before it goes on a holiday break. Christmas is the theme for this week’s quiz at Speakeasy.  It only costs 5,000 won to play, and you can form a team of up to 5 players, or find one to join. The second place team will get its money back, and the first place team will win the rest. For more details please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page. Santa Claus suit and reindeer antlers are optional!

Friday, December 22nd

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

Photo Courtesy of Tequilaz.

If you want great drink specials for Christmas, then you’ll probably find Santa and others at Tequilaz tonight. Bottomless drafts are available for 12,000 won (cash only), and bottomless rail cocktails for 20,000 won (again, cash only). The specials begin at 9 p.m., and go until midnight. Don’t forget about their delicious Mexican favorites as well. For more information, please check out the Tequilaz Facebook page. Don’t forget their Taco Tuesday special which will happen on December 26th.

Ice skating at the City Hall rink is going on until January 31st. The admission to the rink is only 1,000 won. Weekend hours will begin at 10:00 a.m., and go just until 8:30 p.m. Weekday hours will also start at 10:00 a.m., and go just until 6:00 p.m. If you need more info, then just click on the link here to our previous post.

Saturday, December 23rd

In what has become quite a tradition here in Gwangju, this Saturday will be the day for the annual 12 pubs of Christmas bar crawl. It’s pretty self explanatory: revelers will try and see if they can run the whole course of 12 different bars in the downtown area. The fun begins at 7 p.m., and goes until . . .? Discover some new places to drink, and meet some new friends just in time for Christmas. For the full list of bars that will be part of the crawl, please check out their Facebook event page.

Courtesy of Loft 28

Courtesy of Loft 28

Loft 28 is going to be a busy place this holiday weekend. It all begins tonight with a hip hop party that starts at 11 p.m. Then on Sunday the 24th, Loft will be having their Christmas party. The party will also start at 11 p.m., and feature music from the 50’s all the way to the current hits of today. For details on both of these events, please check out their Facebook page.

Sunday, December 24th

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Courtesy of Speakeasy

Before you put out the milk and cookies, join your friends at Speakeasy tonight for a special Christmas Eve sports quiz! The regular quiz rules apply, but the special prize for the winners will be a bottle of Smirnoff vodka! For more information about the quiz, please go to Speakeasy’s Facebook page. The quiz will begin at 7:30 p.m.