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This Week in Tokyo For November 9 – 15

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 only the 2nd week of November and the dulcet tones of Mariah Carey and Wham! Already fill the air. Don’t despair! There’s still plenty of time before Christmas proper is upon us, and plenty of non-noel related 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.

Animal Walk Tokyo Charity Pub Quiz

You can help a good cause, win great prizes, and prove how smart you are this Thursday night. Animal Walk Tokyo will host a pub quiz event to benefit Nyan Dollars, a cat neuter and rescue group. Prizes have been donated by Tokyo Fitness, Elana Jade Organic Salon, and more.

When & Where
Thursday, Nov. 12th
18:00 open 19:00 start
Hobgoblin Pub Aoba Roppongi Building 1F, 3-16-33 Roppongi
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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, Nov. 10th
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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Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament in English

Help people practice their English, and then help yourself to their poker chips. Professional poker dealers and equipment will be provided at Thursday’s tournament, and the proceedings will be conducted entirely in English. Top prize includes a ¥5000 Amazon gift card and points in the Japanese Poker Association’s rankings.

When & Where
Thursday, Nov. 12th
Billiard Corner Pocket, Kotobuki, 3−9−5 Imura Building 2F
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Black Stripe Theater presents Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions

Confusions’ is a collection of five short interlinked one-act plays exploring the themes of loneliness and infidelity. Overstressed and estranged mother, Lucy, copes with three young children and nosey neighbors, while her travelling salesman husband chats up single girls in a hotel bar. Pillar of the community Mrs. Pearce discovers what her husband has really been up to on his business trip, and then tries to maintain some respectability at a fete organised by hapless and drunken scout leaders.

When & Where
Friday, Nov. 13th to Sunday, Nov. 15th
19:30, Sat. 14:30 and 19:30, Sun. 14:30 and 18:30
Theater Rapport, 5-1-32 Nagasaki, Toshima
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Coco Farm and Winery Harvest Festival

Up for a day trip to Tochigi? Head out this weekend and you can enjoy some great food and fantastic wine at Coco Farm and Winery. Coco is having its annual harvest festival and there will be a day full of entertainment to compliment all the great food and drink, and the scenery is amazing!

When & Where
Saturday, Nov. 14th and Sunday, Nov. 15th
10:30 - 15:30
Coco Farm & Winery, 611 Tajima-cho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken
¥3000, children 16 and younger free
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Aikido Class in English

Aikido is a modern martial art built around harmony, unity, and preservation of life. You can learn how to defend yourself while causing minimal harm to others. You can begin training with a month of free classes at Higashi Itabashi gym.

When & Where
Saturday, Nov. 14th
13:00 - 15:00
igashi Itabashi Gymnasium, 1-10-5 Kaga, Itabashi-ku
Free for 1st month + ¥320 facility fee
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Band Night for TELL

The Tokyo English Life Line is a charity organization that provides Tokyo’s English-speaking community with a number of services, including counseling and suicide prevention. Performing at this fundraiser will be Jonny Barefoot, Hallie Drake, and Tits, Tats & Whiskers. Hear some good tunes, and support a very important organization.

When & Where
Saturday, Nov. 14th
18:00 open / 19:00 start
The King George, 2-51 Nakachō, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama
Free, Donations welcome
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Cheshmeh Filmmakers Night

Wine bar Cheshmeh wants to bring together the Tokyo film community for a night of screenings, sharing, and networking: “Tokyo has a wonderful community of filmmakers, actors, composers and other creative people who share a passion for cinema. We hope to start a community event that will help connect filmmakers and creative people for collaboration, knowledge sharing and just fun socializing.”

When & Where
Saturday, Nov. 14th
19:00 - 22:00
Cheshmeh, 2-13-13, Sasazuka, Shibuya-ku
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X League Football Triple-Header

Are you ready for some football? This is the last weekend before the X League moves into the semifinal round of its league championship series. You can catch a triple header of intense, do-or-die football this Sunday at Yokohama Stadium.

When & Where
Sunday, Nov. 15th
11:00, 14:30, 18:00
Yokohama Stadium
¥1100, HS students and younger free
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Tokyo Gohan Film Festival

Love food? Love film? Celebrate both during the Tokyo Gohan film festival. “Tokyo Gohan Film Festival is the annual film festival that celebrates the richness of film and food culture. We gather films that show abundance of daily meals, and those depict strong human bonds created over food.” Featured films this year are “Noma, My Perfect Storm,” “Chef,” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

When & Where
Until Friday, Nov. 13th
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