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This Week in Tokyo For May 9 – May 15, 2016

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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The Holidays are over and the grind begins again. Don’t let it get you down. There are still plenty of great 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.

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
Monday, May 9th
Billiard Corner Pocket, Imura Building 2F, 3−9−5 Kotobuki
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Vegan Cinco de Mayo Buffet

Cinco de Mayo is a super famous holiday in California, formerly being part of Mexico, and it is always a super fun reason to eat tons of great food and enjoy drinks and music! Chef Andy will be cooking up some amazing Cal-Mex fixins Pink Cow style!

When & Where
Thursday, May 12th
19:30 - 21:30
Hobgoblin Roppongi 1F, Aoba Roppongi Building, 3-16-33, Roppongi
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International Speed Friending

When & Where
Thursday, May 12th
Kaiteki Café, Otemachi 1-6-1, Chiyoda-ku
¥500 - ¥1000
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Board Game Night! Drunken Pictionary

Let's all meet up and play Pictionary drunk! Pictionary is a classic American game! Easy for beginners to learn and is so much fun. You do not need to be a native speaker to play but do need vocabulary knowledge.

When & Where
Friday, May13th
18:00 - 21:00
Blu Jam Cafe, Daikanyama-Cho 20-20, Shibuya-ku
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Tokyo International Art Fair

The Tokyo International Art Fair is a new, massive event that aims to be the city’s largest showcase of modern and contemporary art. Hundreds of artists from 30 plus countries will fly in to Tokyo to create, display, and share their work. Featured exhibitors include Thailand's JP Pemapsorn and the UK’s Laura Jordan.

When & Where
Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th
Friday 18:00 - 21:00 , Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Omotesando Hills Space O, 4-12-10 Jingumae
Friday ¥1500, Saturday Free
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Boris Live

See Japan’s noise rock legends this Sunday in Shinjuku. Fresh off an international tour, Boris will be rocking club Earthdom along with Merzbow.

When & Where
Sunday, May 15th
Earthdom, Lisbon Bldg B1F, 3-32-3 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku
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Thai Festival 2016

Celebrate the beautiful culture of Thailand with this huge Yoyogi Park festival. Hundreds Thai goods, food, and performers will be on hand this weekend to bring Tokyo the best of Thai culture.

When & Where
Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th
10:00 - 18:30
Yoyogi Park
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