The Obvious Circus Events Calendar (Until 9/22)

This week is like my own little slice of Groundhog’s Day.  Just when I think the holiday is over… *BAM* here it comes again.  And you’re going to need that extra day off, because there’s just too much going on to pack into 2 days.

Thursday, September 22


Club JB’s in Sakae from 22:00

French producer Francois K, one of the forefathers of the house music scene, headlines this night underground club sounds. DOOR ¥3500

Extreme the DOJO vol. 27

Club Quattro in Sakae from 18:00

A night of alt-rock acts from around the world including Funeral For A Friend, In This Moment, Twin Atlantic and Crossfaith.  DOOR ¥7500

Friday, September 23

Nagoya Friends Pizza Party

Red Rock in Sakae from 19:00
Considering that Pizza Hut and Dominoes charge over ¥3,000 to deliver a pizza with more than 2 toppings (and that’s only if you live within their limited delivery area), paying the same amount and getting all you can eat AND DRINK for 3 hours is a damn good deal!  And on top of all that, Nagoya Friends is still going to throw in a friendly atmosphere, fun games and fabulous prizes.


Gen’s 2nd in Sakae from 23:00
RandB, hip hop and House with DJs PauloAtNight, I-Cue, 034, JENOVA, Taku. Ayaka and Lilyan WOMEN ¥1000 (2D) | MEN ¥2000 (3D)

Saturday, September 24     

Nagoya Players BBQ (RECOMMENDED)

Tsurumai Park from 13:00

For over 35 years, the Nagoya Players have been the leading source of international theatre in the central Japan area.  This weekend anyone interested in learning more about local community theatre is welcome to some out enjoy the food, meet some friendly people and enjoy some fun games and improv.  The Players have a very exciting season planned for next year, and this is the first place you can learn all about it.  All you can eat and drink for ¥1500.

Nagoya Mixer Party

Red Rock in Sakae from 18:00

The party people at International Mixer Party are at it once again, but, this time, they’re doing it for the sexy singles of Nagoya!  With a series of planned activities and games to help make it easier to meet someone special, and music provided by the Obvious Circus’ own, DJ dij; whether you’re lovelorn, single-and-happy or spoken-for, this party will not disappoint you.  Always a great way to start off your night!  WOMEN 3000 / MEN 3500 (with all you can eat and drink until 21:00)


Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

Argentinean Hernán Cattáneo is the special guest on this night of progressive house with DJs Ogawa in the main room, and DJ Babur in the 2nd room. ADV ¥3000 / DOOR ¥3500 (1D)


Café Domina in Sakae from 22:00

I like minimal techno; preferably so minimal no one can hear it.  Ba-dump-bump-bump!  DOOR ¥2500

Super Saturday Night

MyBar in Sakae from 21:30
DJ PauloAtNight is going to be dropping his high energy dance mix at MyBar, just across the street from the Nagoya TV Tower.  The food is excellent, the drinks are cold and the staff is H-O-T; what more incentive do you need?  OK, OK.  The admission is FREE!  Happy now?

Sunday, September 25

Shinsakae Autumn Flea Market (RECOMMENDED)

Shinsakae Park from 9:00 – 16:00

Junk, food, art and junk food art will all be on sale at this first ever annual flea/free market.  This is a really great idea, so let’s all come out in support to ensure they do it again next year.


Plastic Factory in Imaike from 19:00

Usually the best place to take an exploratory dip in Nagoya’s talent pool, this open mic and art space is offering even more incentive this month.  Along with the excellent performances on stage and the art of Kouhei Yamauchi in the upstairs gallery, everybody’s favorite local, gypsy-funk-rock band, Semi-On.  DOOR ¥1000 (1D)

Ogre You Asshole

Club Quattro in Sakae from 17:00

Fans of Modest Mouse and the Talking Heads will recognize their influence on this J-rock trio.  DOOR ¥3500

Tuesday, September 27

Motley Crue

Zepp Nagoya from 19:00

Those who didn’t grow up in the 80s may be shocked to know that Tommy Lee and Vince Neil are famous for more than reality TV buffoonery. ADV ¥10,500 / DOOR ¥13,000

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