It’s been a pretty crazy month around the metropolitan area – socially at least. The Perth area has been jammed full of patrons getting a taste of Fringe World and the last week or so has seen Fremantle getting a taste of Fringe in the area. Victoria Park’s leg of Fringe World is going under the name ‘Sunday Club’.
The 1st of February was Victoria Park’s first taste of Fringe World with The Precinct hosting a dinner and jazz evening, the rear of Protective Behaviours hosting live music under shady trees and The Balmoral serving up evenings of comedy. Overall the result was overwhelmingly positive with locals and out-of-area patrons checking out some of the free and ticketed events… but it’s only just beginning.
This coming Sunday and next are the two big days for the town with all six venues becoming active this Sunday with heavy hitter and just-opened-yesterday venue Theo & Co’s Pizzeria getting involved. Theo & Co will be the latest running event in the town hosting new contemporary music from both Melbourne and Sydney on respective Sundays.
To encourage people from out of the area to visit you the event has been teamed up with Uber which provides patrons with a wristband on entry that has a printed code that entitles you to $30 worth of Uber credit for new users.
Protective Behaviours backyard gigs will be interesting for the next two weeks with this coming week seeing a range of ‘doom’ style music being performed with the following week having more indie rock gems. Either way if neither of those genres tickles your aural tastebuds the $5 beers and rums will probably satisfy you.
If you’re a bit classier hit up The Precinct as they are rocking their second and final jazz and set-menu dinner. The jazz is top-notch and very smooth as being performed by a quartet led by one of Perth’s best musicians Jack Doepel.
If you head a little further down the street you’ll catch a window display and a zine library every Sunday at Crow Books whilst across the road you’ll be able to get a night of comedy in at The Balmoral. Also keep your eyes on the alleyways The Butcher Shop are hitting about four walls with some new murals.
For more information on everything that is associated with Vic Park’s Fringe World it’s best to pick up a free ‘Sunday Club’ guide. You’ll be able to pick up the guide locally at Antz Inya Pantz, Theo & Co, Crow Books, The Imp and The Precinct.