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This Week in Tokyo For Aug. 29 – Sep. 4, 2016

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

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Whether you’re into vegan treats or Texas barbecue, jazz or house, film or philosophy, there’s something exciting 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.

Summer Smoke Barbecue

The Oak Door "Smoke Project" is a special collaboration between chef de cuisine Adam Noffsinger and pit master Craig White —of White Smoke fame — to showcase the flavors of a traditional Texas smokehouse. It starts with a kick-off party September 1 and the menu will be available all month.

When & Where
Thursday, Sep. 1
6:30-9 p.m.
6F Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
¥9,500

Pink Cow Birthday Vegan Buffet

September is 16th birthday month at the Pink Cow and, in celebration, this event will feature a selection of extra-special vegan desserts!

When & Where
Thursday, Sep. 1
7:30-10:30 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥2,800

The 15th Tokyo Jazz Festival

The Tokyo Jazz festival returns this week. Some of the world’s top Jazz artists will share the stage with Japan’s finest over three days. See Herbie Hancock, Sergio Mendes, Hiromi and many more at Tokyo Jazz.

When & Where
Friday, Sep. 2 to Sunday, Sep. 4
Various
Various
Various (some free

Journalism in Film Double-Feature

See two award-winning films that chronicle real life stories of groundbreaking journalism. "Spotlight" and "The Eichmann Show" will be playing in a double-feature at Shin-Bungeiza this week.

When & Where
Until Thursday, Sep. 1
Various
Shin-Bungeiza Theatre, Maruhan Bldg 3F, 1-43-5 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
¥1,500

The Gamuso Comedy Show

Laughs are free at the Gamuso Comedy Show this Friday as five of Tokyo’s best English-speaking comedians put on a show of stand-up, improv and music that will surely send you into the weekend with a smile. Admission is free, but help keep the lights on by ordering a drink or the special Comedy Quiche.

When & Where
Friday, Sep. 2
8 p.m.
Gamuso Asagaya, Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Free

Lecture and Talk: 'Our Inner Battle'

Encounter the battlefield of life through the classic book, “The Bhagavad Gita,” written more than 2,500 years ago in ancient India. Come and explore the magical text that inspired Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein and many others.

When & Where
Saturday, Sep. 3
7-8:30 p.m.
New Acropolis Cultural Association, Daimachi 8-14, Bay City Takigawa 901, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama
¥500

Sensation Innerspace


Sensation: Innerspace will be a night of non-stop dance music, world class DJs and dazzling stage shows. See Steve Angello, Mr. White, Tom Staar and more at this euphoric event.

When & Where
Saturday, Sep. 3rd
9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
¥15,500
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