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This Week in Tokyo for Jan 2-8, 2017

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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New year, new you and new 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.

Monday: Get in the ring

Wrestle Kingdom 11

This is the big one. New Japan Pro Wrestling will be putting on its annual Wrestle Kingdom extravaganza in the Tokyo Dome this Monday afternoon. See stars like Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega battle for wrestling’s top prizes on the biggest stage of them all.

When & Where
Mon, Jan. 2
5 p.m.
Tokyo Dome, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
¥3,500
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Friday: Yuk it up

The Gamuso Comedy Show

Laughs are free at the Gamuso Comedy Show! This Friday, five of Tokyo’s best English-speaking comedians will put on a show of stand-up, improv and music to get your new year off to funny start. Admission is free, but help keep the lights on by ordering a drink or the special comedy quiche.

When & Where
Fri, Jan. 6
8 p.m,
Gamuso Asagaya, Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Free
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Saturday: Scream it out

All-Night Cult Horror Festival

It’s a night of cult and horror film classics this Saturday at Shin-Bungeiza theater. A rare opportunity to see horror masterpieces like David Cronenberg’s "Rabid" and Lucio Fulci’s "Don’t Torture a Duckling" on the big screen.

When & Where
Sat, Jan. 7
11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Tokyo Maruhan Ikebukuro Bldg. 3F, 1-43-5 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
¥2,300
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Sunday: Fall to earth

David Bowie Is

“David Bowie Is," is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Over 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the very first time.

When & Where
Jan. 8-April 4
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Warehouse Terrada G1 Building 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
¥2,200
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Until Sunday: Lock in the luck

Sensoji Temple New Year Celebration

If you chose to ring in the New Year at home or at a club, you still have time to make it to a temple for a hatsumode blessing. Sensoji temple will be holding its festivities until the Jan. 7. You can buy charms, pray for peace and increase your luck for 2017.

When & Where
Until Jan. 7
From 6 a.m.
Sensoji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku
Free
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Ongoing: Light it up

Caretta Illumination

If you’re looking for a romantic spot, conveniently located near a shopping area, try Caretta Shiodome. It’s “Pillars of Light” are filled with nearly 300,000 LEDs and a special light show takes place every 20 minutes.

When & Where
Until Feb. 14
5-11 p.m.
Caretta Shiodome, 1-8-2 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato
Free
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