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This Week in Tokyo for Nov. 21 – 27, 2016

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

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Thanks to Labor Thanksgiving Day you’ll be able to sleep-in on Wednesday, so you can use some of that extra time and energy on one of these great events taking place 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.

Wednesday: Tokyo’s most entertaining comedy show

Good Heavens Comedy Club

This is Tokyo's only weekly comedy club featuring some of the city's best talent as well as up-and-coming stars. Whether it be laughing along to our regular performers' killer material or chuckling in sympathy at a stand-up virgin being sacrificed at the altar of comedy... this event has it all!

When & Where
Wed Nov. 23
8:30 p.m.
Good Heavens British Pub, 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
¥1,500

Thursday: Prepare to be inspired

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 Pecha Kucha night featurea graphic designer Takeo Nakano, artist Purin Phanichphant and comedian Mike Staffa.

When & Where
Thu Nov. 24
8:20 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Super Deluxe, B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
¥1,000

Friday: An offer you can’t refuse — cute animals or yakuza movies

ARK Animal Adoption Fair

Animal Rescue Kansai is a wonderful organization that finds new homes for stray, abandoned or abused animals. You can meet and play with some of the wonderful animals of Tokyo ARK this Sunday.

When & Where
Sat Nov. 26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
PET SPA, 1-28-7 Shakujiimachi, Nerima-ku
Free

Battles Without Honor or Humanity Marathon

See a marathon of the classic yakuza epic that inspired the likes of Quentin Tarantino at Shin Bungeiza Theatre this Saturday night.

When & Where
Sat Nov. 26
10:45 p.m.-5:00 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Maruhan Building 3, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Advance ¥2,400 / Door ¥2,600

Friday to Sunday: Indulge in some Magic curiosity

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix

Grab your deck and participate in the official Magic: The Gathering Japan Grand Prix. Prizes worth hundreds of thousands will be at stake in the main tournament, as well as in several smaller satellite games. If you’re just curious and want to see first-hand why Magic became an international phenomenon, entry for visitors is free.

When & Where
Fri Nov 25 to Sun Nov 27
Various
Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
Free, Grand Prix registration ¥12,000

Saturday to Sunday: Explore a festival of all things “kawaii”

Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

Got a foreign passport? Then you’ve got a ticket to a massive cultural festival this weekend. Moshi Moshi Nippon is a showcase of the "kawaii" side of Japanese culture and is free for foreigners who register online. Performances by top pop acts like Capsule and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu make music the main draw of the festival, but there will also be be plenty of cute fashions and delicious food.

When & Where
Sat Nov. 26 to Sun Nov. 27
Open 11:30 a.m. / Start 13:00 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Free for foreigners with registration

 

 

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