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This Week in Tokyo For February 1 – 7

Every Monday we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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It’s another exciting week in the greatest city in the world. Art, food, comedy, music, and cuteness are all happening in a big way This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

The world-prestigious circus entertainments Cirque du Soleil’s touring show TOTEM will come to Japan on February 3rd. TOTEM brings to life a spectacular tale following the journey of humankind through hundreds of millions of years, from its very beginning to the present and on into the future. It also explores how curiosity, ambition, and passion drive humans to make the impossible possible.
Children's tickets are for preschoolers and elementary school students. If your child is under 3 years of age but requires an individual seat, please purchase a children's ticket. Some seats have a partially obstructed view during parts of the show due to the stage equipment. Some of the acts in the show may be subject to change.
Photo: OSA Images Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2010 Cirque du Soleil

When & Where
February 3 ~ Jun 26
11:30, 12:30,15:00, 15:30, 16:30, 19:00
Odaiba Big Top
Adult (¥6,500~¥13,500) Child (¥4,500~¥9,500)

Netrunner Game Session

Netrunner is a roleplaying card game that’s taken the geek world by storm. Netrunner sets itself apart from collectible games like Magic: The Gathering. focuses on a core set of cards to level the playing field and ensure a fun experience without having to track down rare and expensive cards.

When & Where
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd
18:00
Kaiteki Cafe, 1−6−1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Free

Vegan Soul Food Buffet

February is Black History Month in the USA. The Pink Cow was the first place in Tokyo and has been celebrating African-American History Month for 11 years now! We are very proud of the contributions of African-Americans to our rich US culture and history and want to share some of that with people from all over! We will have special food that is part of our cultural heritage for everyone to come enjoy! Please join us for the only place around doing a vegan Soul Food buffet!

When & Where
Thursday, Feb. 4th
Happy Hour 17:00 - 19:00, Dinner 19:30 - 22:00
The Pink Cow, Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato
¥2800

Pixar In Concert

See clips from your favorite Pixar movies scored by the live music of The Orchestra Japan this weekend. Songs from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and more will get the full orchestral treatment.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 6th and Sunday, Feb. 7th
Sat. 18:00, Sun. 14:00
Tokyo International Forum Hall A. 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
¥6500 - ¥8500

Flower Dream

Flower Dream is an event for consumers for enjoying various aspects of flower culture. The producers of flowers, wholesalers, florists, floral material suppliers, flower schools, etc. show the latest flower products, new varieties, flower gifts, flower design techniques, and flower related materials. In addition, various flower design competitions and exhibitions of Ikebana are held. Visitors enjoy watching, shopping, and exercises.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 6th to Sunday, Feb. 7th
Sat. 13:00 - 19:00, Sun. 10:00 - 18:00
Tokyo Big Sight, 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
¥1500

Upgrade your Career with a One-year MBA

At this special event, participants will have the chance to meet our Full-time MBA alumni and hear their experiences first-hand – the key factors in choosing the Full-time MBA, life as a GLOBIS student and impacts on their life and career after graduation. They will also learn more about our excellent internship and career services in collaboration with over 80 corporate partners.

When & Where
February 9
19:30 - 21:30
GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
Free

Working Effectively with Japanese Seminar

Join cross-cultural expert Rochelle Kopp for an in-depth session offering practical strategies for strengthening your working relationships and achieving increased results with Japanese colleagues, subordinates, customers and supervisors.

When & Where
Thursday, February 4
9:30 - 17:00
FUKURACIA Tokyo Station - 2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku . Asahi Seimei Bldg. 5-6F
¥38,700

Nendoroid 10th Anniversary Live

Nendoroid, the cutesy line of palm-sized figures, will celebrate their 10th anniversary this Saturday at Makuhari Messe. Cinderella Girls, Wake Up Girls, and Trident are just three of the J-Pop acts appearing at this oh so kawaii event.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 6th
16:00
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
¥7000

Sim City Vol. 2 at the Ruby Room

Head to the Ruby Room on Saturday for a stacked lineup of indie rock and dream pop acts. LADYFLASH, who are releasing their first album this Wednesday, will headline while SuperGanbariGoalKeepers, alicetales, and NAISHO round out the show.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 6th
18:00
Ruby Room, 2F Kasumi Bldg, Dogenzaka 2-25-17, Shibuya-ku
¥2000

19th Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a refreshingly diverse collection of the best artistic arts from around the world. The festival celebrates traditional art as well as film, manga, anime, and even video games. See numerous exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and discussions, for free, until Valentine’s Day.

When & Where
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd to Sunday, Feb. 14th
Various
Various
Free

David Bowie is Screening

Tired of the same old sushi rolls? This Sunday will be a special buffet featuring some of the rarest and most bizarre edible creatures of the deep. A vendor from Tsukuji Fish Market will be providing the afternoons unique treats.

When & Where
Sunday, Jan 31st
12:00 - 14:30
Peace Bldg. 3F, 2-64-11 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
¥6500
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