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This Week in Tokyo For November 30 – December 6

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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If you don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing you need. No, not any presents underneath the Christmas. How about your very own list of exciting things to do 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.

Bill Murray All Night Film Festival

Shin-Bungeiza Theater’s all night screening this week will feature comedian and actor Bill Murray. The lineup focuses on Murray’s latter-day work, including Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, Zombieland, and, of course, Lost in Translation.

When & Where
Saturday, Dec. 5th
22:30 - 05:35
Shin-Bungeiza Theater, Maruhan Building 3, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro
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Wordpress Digital Artist Opening Social

Are you a creative or entrepreneur looking to start a website? Stop by this introductory meeting to an upcoming series of workshops on how to get started with WordPress: This social gathering is open to all who would like to learn how to make a website using WordPress. I’d like to invite Freelancers, entrepreneurs, students, musicians and artists.

When & Where
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
19:30 - 22:30
Chocolate Lindt Cafe Shibuya, 1-25-6 Shibuya
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Tokyo Comedy Store presents New Material Night

Want to hear some new comedy? See some improv? Try out a few jokes on your own? Head out to the “hip and cool” Double Tall Cafe as the Tokyo Comedy Store puts on their New Material Night. The pros at the Tokyo Comedy Store will put on free show, and you can join in if you’ve got some material worth sharing (just contact them ahead of time).

When & Where
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
20:00 - 22:00
Double Tall Cafe, Shibuya East Side Building 2F, 3-12-24 Shibuya
Free with drink or food purchase
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International Robot Exhibition

Advancements in robotics have shaped the world we live in, and will build the world of tomorrow. Now in its 21st year The International Robot Exhibition is the world’s largest robotics expo. You can see the machines that will construct the future this week at Tokyo Big Sight.

When & Where
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd to Sunday, Dec. 5th
10:00 - 17:00
Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4,3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
¥1000, Free with pre-registration
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If a party has seven bands on the line-up and six exclamation points in the title, you know it’s going to be good. This Thursday, pop collective SWEETIE will be throwing a big party with some of Tokyo’s top indie acts, for just 1000 yen. See Batman Winks, Suburban Musïk, Prince Graves, molphobia and more this Thursday in Shibuya.

When & Where
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
ICE CUBE 1F/2F, 3-1-25 Ebisu-Minami, Shibuya
¥1000 advance, ¥2000 door
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After Work Bi-Lingual Yoga

Give your body a gift this holiday season by joining Tom Wonda’s English/Japanese after-work yoga session. Every Wednesday Tom will lead an all levels class at the International Yoda Center in Iidabashi.

When & Where
Every Wednesday
20:00 - 21:00
IYC Kudan, Fumihiro-sha Bldg. 2, 2-14-1 Iidabashi
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Rubbish Clean Up and BBQ

It takes a lot of work to keep Japan as beautiful and clean as it is. You can do your part to help this Saturday, while meeting new people and enjoying some barbecue. The Way Off Track outdoor activity group will be cleaning up the area around Sawai Station.

When & Where
Saturday, Dec. 5th
10:30 - 17:30
Sawai Station
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Cultural Experience: Russian Comedy Night

The International Center In Tokyo will be screening classic Russian comedy “Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures” this Saturday, with English subtitles. Enjoy this piece of Russian culture, along with Russian cuisine and drinks. Please RSVP.

When & Where
Saturday, Dec. 5th
18:00 - 21:30
Yotsuya Chiiki Center, 11F Room 4, 87 Naito-machi
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Zombie Run

The cold weather won’t be slowing down the undead this Sunday. Sportsone will be hosting a 2K zombie run at Tokyo Ohi Racecourse: you can start as human, or infected. Humans who have their “life bands” taken by zombies join the horde. Zombie makeup will be provided.

When & Where
Sunday, Dec. 6th
10:00 open, 13:00 race
Tokyo Ohi Racecourse, 2 Chome-1 Katsushima, Shinagawa
Starting at ¥7200
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Characters and Stories Acting Workshop

Join award-winning actress Tordy Clark as she leads an exciting, improv based acting workshop: Strong emphasis on physical and emotional focus to create believable characters, this is a great class for those wanting to be more confident in their stage time.

When & Where
Sunday, Dec. 6th
11:00 - 15:00
Wakamatsu Chiiki Centre, 12-6 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

The Red Brick Warehouse has decked it’s halls for the holiday season. Gorgeous lights, a massive Christmas tree, and lots of Christmas deals await you in Yokohama. We’ve also been told that Santa Claus himself will be making appearances!

When & Where
Until Dec. 25th
11:00 - 22:00
1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
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