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This Week in Tokyo For February 22 – 29, 2016

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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Spring is the time of renewal. Whether you’re looking for new love, new art, or new music to listen, there’s something new for everyone 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.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a fast-paced presentation style that originated in Tokyo but has spread to over 700 cities worldwide. Each speaker only has time to show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, allowing for an array of different ideas to be shared in one night. This Wednesday’s Pecha Kucha will feature designer Ori Elisar, artist Franziska Furter, and Visible in Tokyo’s Akio Hayashi.

When & Where
Wednesday, Feb. 24th
20:20 - 23:00
Super Deluxe, B1F , 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
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Freestyle Dance Lesson

Complete beginners welcome! We are a very casual and friendly bunch so come relax and chill out! Our styles range from street dance like hip-hop, popping, and electro to pair dances like salsa, swing, and new style hustle. We kinda just do a little bit of everything! Freestyle all day, every day!

When & Where
Thursday, Feb. 25th
21:00 - 23:00
Jade Studio, 4−28-25 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
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Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2016

Calling all shutterbugs: Japan’s largest photography expo will be happening this week at Pacifico Yokohama. You can try out the latest in camera technology, and get deals on some gear. The event is free with pre-registration.

When & Where
Thursday, Feb. 25th to Sunday, Feb. 28th
10:00 to 18:00, Friday open 12:00, Sunday close 17:00
Pacifico Yokohama 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
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Brand New Beat Vol. 4

Hear the dreamy sounds of cairo, the harsh garage rock of MIRROR MOVES, the experimental sonic spheres of Day and Buffalo and more this Thursday night at Mona Records.

When & Where
Thursday, Feb. 25th
18:00 open / 18:30 start
Mona Records, Ina Building, 2F 2-13-5 Kitazawa
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Dream Art World

Got a bare wall that needs some sprucing up? Dream Art World offers a vast selection of art prints from a number of artists including Christian Liesse, Norman Rockwell, and Chagall.

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 26th to Sunday, Feb. 28th
10:30-19:00, Friday Open 14:00, Sunday Close 18:00
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba City
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It’s the last Friday of the month, so that means the unstoppable Improvazilla is back to bring Tokyo to its knees, with laughter: “Soaring melodies, great characters, and memorable stories will leave you humming our improvised songs as you leave. Each month is brand-new, with unforgettable characters caught up in bizarre situations made up on the spot!

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 26th
Crocodile, 6-18-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
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Tokyo Marathon 2016

The massive Tokyo Marathon is this weekend. 37,000 runners from across the world will be going 40 kilometers throughout the Tokyo area. The course starts from Shinjuku, goes down to Shinagawa, travels up to Asakusa, and finishes in Ariake. Check the race map for a good spot to cheer the runners on.

When & Where
Saturday, February 28th
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International Speed Dating

Were you lonely on Valentine’s Day? Friday night is a get chance to find some companionship. This speed dating party will allow you to search quickly and efficiently for that special someone.

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 27th
20:00 - 23:00
Odeon Bar, 3-15-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥2000 women, ¥2500 men
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Thai Cooking Class

In February's Thai cooking class you can learn how to easily cook yourself some more famous dishes of the Thai cuisine: Kaomangai (Thai chicken rice), Pla Nung Manao (Steamed white fish with lemon spicy sauce), Hoi Lap Pat Prik Paot (Fried clams with chili paste). I am looking forward to cook together with you!

When & Where
Sunday, Feb. 28th
17:00 - 20:30
Thaisara Café & Restaurant Kohoku-ku, Heim Toho 101, 1-2-19 Shinoharahigashi , Yokohama
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Play! Digital Game Exhibition

This special art exhibit is an interactive look back at the early games of video games. Play original version of Space Invaders, Pacman, and more while learning about the history of games.

When & Where
Until Feb. 28th
09:30 - 17:00
Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza 5F, 3-12-63 Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama
¥510, children ¥210
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