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This Week in Tokyo for Jan 30-Feb 5, 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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We’re already one month into the New Year! We hope you’re still sticking to your resolution to make 2017 better than 2016. If not there are some great events that will get you on the right track 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.

Tuesday: Alt-rock return

PJ Harvey Live

Alt-rock goddess PJ Harvey will make her return to Japan, after 22 years, in support of her critically acclaimed album “The Hope Six Demolition” project. See her live this Tuesday at Bunkamura Orchard Hall.

When & Where
Tue, Jan. 31
6 p.m.
Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Bunkamura, Shibuya
¥12,500
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Wednesday: Trivial pursuits

Charity Pub Quiz

Interested in showing off your big brain? Or just want to come and have some fun on a Wednesday night? Come down to Hobgoblin, test your knowledge over a drink and win some prizes! All proceeds go to TELL, a mental health charity for the International and Japanese community.

When & Where
Wed, Feb. 1
8 p.m.
Hobgoblin Pub, 3F Ichiban Building, 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
¥1,000
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Thursday: My vegan valentine

Vegan Chocolate Valentine Buffett

Looking to meet new friends, new loves, or just nosh on some Valentine goodies? Head to the Pink Cow for a Valentine-themed vegan buffet this Thursday.

When & Where
Thu, Feb. 2
7:30-10:30 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥2,800
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Friday: Home sweet home

Suteki Housing Fair 2017

If you’d like to put down roots in Japan or already have and want to do some renovations, check out the Suteki Housing Fair at Tokyo Big Sight this weekend. Check out the latest Japanese wood products and building materials from Japan's top makers, as well as info on high-quality homes and earthquake proofing methods.

When & Where
Fri, Feb. 3 to Sun, Feb. 5
Fri: 1:00-5:00 p.m. / Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. / Sun. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight,. 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Free
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Saturday: Laugh or scream

Craft Beer and Comedy

This Saturday enjoy some great comedy and great beer at the Two Dogs Taproom. For just ¥1,000 you’ll see six of Tokyo’s best stand-up comics and one house drink.

When & Where
Sat, Feb. 4
7:00 p.m.
Two Dogs Taproom, Aries Bld. 2F, 3-15-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥1,500
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John Carpenter Marathon

John Carpenter is a legendary horror and sci-fi director who has created some of the most influential, prescient, and terrifying films in the genre. See "Dark Star," "Ghosts of Mars," "Prince of Darkness" and "They Live" at Shin Bungeiza Theatre this Saturday night.

When & Where
Sat, Feb. 4
10:45 p.m.-5:00 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Maruhan Building 3, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima
Advance ¥2,400 / Door ¥2,600
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Sunday: Train your storytelling skills

Tokyo Storytellers Cafe

This is the first session of the Storyteller's Café! The goal for this meetup is to gauge where everyone is in their writing projects, what they hope to get out of this group and help develop story pitches to make your piece the best it can be!

When & Where
Sun, Feb. 5
2:30 p.m.
Saizeriya, 4-2-6 Konan, Minato
Free
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