October 13th ~ One night only! Yui Katoh writes that there will be live music at Gojo Guesthouse Cafe on the 13th from around 6:30 pm. “There will be shamisen players, singers and so on…”. And don’t forget – they have Guinness on tap. You can find directions to the site at the above Gojo Guesthouse link.
October 14th ~ 27th Kai Fusayoshi of Honyarado will have an exhibition of his photography on the 8th floor of the Bal building on Kawaramachi. Kai Fusayoshi has spent his life documenting everday life in Kyoto in black and white. This exhibition is of his latest collection. Bal is a short walk south of Sanjo Dori on the east side of Kawaramachi.
October 17th ~ A performance at the “Kyoto Kyouiku Bunka Center” of the newest members to Kyoto University’s Accapella Circle Crazy Clef. Crazy Clef often perform out in the open by Sanjo Bridge, which is where I took the video below. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 6:00. Tickets only ￥600! The place is on Konoe Dori between Kawabata and Higashioji. Here is a map: 京都教育文化センター.
October 21st ~ Vegetarian Festival 2007. And I quote: “This is the fifth annual Vegetarian Festival (formerly the “Veggie & Peace Festival”), a rare event bringing together vegetarian-, enviroment-, and peace-minded people from all over the country. An event for all ages, the festival gives you a place to enjoy vegetarian food and listen to music while learning about vegetarianism, the environment, and more.” The location is Okazaki Park (just south of Heian Jingu) and the time 10:00 am ~ 16:30. Admission is free and remember: TO REDUCE TRASH, BRINGING YOUR OWN EATING UTENSILS IS APPRECIATED!! There is a map and directions in English up here.
October 26th ~ Viva Sherry will be holding a rather unusual event at Nega/Posi: The Viva Sherry-Halloween-One-Man-Party! The idea is that other musicians perform Viva Sherry songs in whatever style they wish. Could be interesting. Start time is 7.30 pm and entry is ￥1500 in advance or ￥2000 on the door. Directions to Nega/Posi are at the above Nega/Posi link as is a video of Viva Sherry’s vocalist Satoko singing her little heart out.
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