This Week in Tokyo For May 30 – June 5, 2016

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Summer is almost here, get prepared with some firefly viewing, vegan treats, and a street festival 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.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a fast-paced presentation style that originated in Tokyo but has spread to over 700 cities worldwide. Each speaker only has time to show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, allowing for an array of different ideas to be shared in one night. This Wednesday’s Pecha Kucha will feature photographer Yulia Skogoreva, artist Arthur Huang, and architect Tomoo Nitta.

Date
Thursday, June 2nd
Time
20:20 - 23:00
Location
Super Deluxe, B1F , 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
Fee
¥1000

Early Summer Vegan Buffet

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of delicious vegan food, converse with like-minded people from all over the world, and relax in a casual atmosphere.

Date
Thursday, June 2nd
Time
19:30 - 22:00
Location
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi
Fee
¥2800

LEARNERS Live

Bummed about the cancelled Stone Roses Budokan shows? Check out some home grown alt-rock Friday night at Fever. LEARNERS will be teaming up with Inokashira Rangers, JAPPERS, and The Wisely Brothers for a night of rock and roll that probably won’t be derailed by freak drumming mishaps.

Date
Friday, June 3rd
Time
18:30
Location
Fever, Shin-daita building 1F, 1-1-14 Hanegi, Setagaya-ku
Fee
¥2500

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 that will surely send you into Golden Week with a smile. Admission is free, but help keep the lights on by ordering a drink or the special Comedy Quiche.

Date
Friday, June 3rd
Time
20:00
Location
Gamuso Asagaya,Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Fee
Free

Shibuya Renaissance

A brief free music festival will be taking place between Tokyo and Shibuya 109 on Sunday afternoon. There’ be traditional Japanese music, mixed with modern J-Pop and even a choir.

Date
Sunday, June 5th
Time
13:00
Location
Bunkamura Street, Shibuya
Fee
Free

ShortShorts Film Festival & Asia 2016

The ShortShorts Film Festival is an Academy recognized celebration of some of the world’s best short films. 200 contestants from around the world will be screened, along with non-competition works like Martin Scorsese's The Audition.

Date
Until June 26th
Time
Various
Location
Various
Fee
Most events and screenings are free

Sankeien Firefly Evenings

Celebrate early summer with the traditional viewing of Fireflies near Yokohama this week. Both captive and wild fireflies will be on hand.

Date
Until June 5th
Time
09:00 - 21:00, firefly-watching 19:30
Location
Sankeien, 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Kanagawa
Fee
¥500, ¥200 kids

The Dinosaur Expo 2016

Did Jurassic World reignite your love for dinosaurs? Get up close with a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil along with a reconstruction of the Spinosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur.

Date
Until June 12th
Time
09:00 - 17:00
Location
National Museum of Nature and Science, 7-20 Ueno Park
Fee
¥1600, includes admission to other exhibits
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