The Obvious Circus Events Calendar (Until 5/28)


It’s the end of the month, so it’s all deadlines to be met, bills to be paid and editors to be appeased. So please pardon my brevity this week. I hope this smorgasbord of events will make up for the dearth of Daniel.

On to the calendar!

Friday 22

Pegboard Nerds

X-Hall in Osu from 21:00
Spend your night waiting for the drop with the dubstep, glitch hop and trap tracks of this Danish duo. DOOR ¥3900

Saturday 23

[.que] Release Tour

K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 17:30

Tokyo producer and musician Nao Kamimoto makes lovely folktronica under the unusual moniker [.que]. His new album, Brilliant Hopes, is a tranquil journey for your ears and heart. ADV ¥2500 / DOOR ¥3000


Café Domina in Sakae from 22:00

A night of D&B and UK garage from DJs SMOKER, AGO, MC AGO and many more. If you want to feel the bass, you have to go to Domina. DOOR ¥2000

DJ 森守

Plastic Factory in Imaike from 20:00

The Factory hosts DJ Jaime Morrish and his funky disco mix. ADV ¥2000 / DOOR ¥2500 (1D)

Black Cream

Club Mago in Shinsakae from 23:00

DJs APOLLO , SE-1 & Hattori with a night of mixes certain to make all the house-heads happy. ADV ¥2500 (1D) / DOOR ¥2500 (0D)


Club JB’s in Sakae from 22:00

You’ve kinda gotta appreciate this event’s simplistic approach to branding. Good or not, there will be music and dance group Underground House Nation will be performing. ADV ¥2000 / DOOR ¥2500 (1D)

Sunday 24

Nagoya Swings Live

Shooters in Fushimi from 18:00

The King of the Osaka Swing Scene, Charlie Nieshio, is coming to Nagoya for a one night performance with the Nagoya Swings, the local jazz dance group! There will also be a 30-minute lesson at the start for anyone looking to learn the basics of East Coast Swing dance. Admission is ¥1500, but it comes with a ¥1000 coupon good towards food or drink that night.

Nagoya Players Meeting

Uchiyama Community Center in Imaike from 15:30

After wowing audiences with their last show The Club, the Nagoya Players are ready to get started on their next one, the original drama Psychic, which opens in December. If you want to get involved with the vibrant Nagoya theatre scene, this Sunday is the perfect chance. At this open meeting, they will be discussing the new show and the roles, on stage and back stage, which they are looking to fill. Any question should be sent to or check them out on Facebook.

Didgeridoo Workshop

The Jump in Nakamura Kuyakusho from 11:00

Local multi-instrumentalist Bob Vidler offers his second how-to for the didgeridoo. Get your circular breathing on!


Club Quattro in Sakae from 17:15

As much as I enjoy listening to their records, the POLYSICS’ unique blend of synth, punk and genki is best appreciated live. DOOR ¥4300

Wednesday 27

Owl City

Bottom Line in Imaike from 18:00

I had a lot of respect for Adam Young for making electronica music popular. But 6 years later, and I’m still waiting for him to produce a song that doesn’t sound like Fireflies. DOOR ¥6500

Thursday 28

Set It Off

Club 3 Star in Imaike from 18:00

The inspirational lyrics of Florida-based punk rockers Set It Off have garnered them a devout following around the world. They’re the first positive thing out of the Sunshine State in quite a while.  DOOR ¥4400

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