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This Week in Tokyo for Nov. 14 – Nov. 20, 2016

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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Autumn is now in full swing. Time to enjoy some beautiful scenery, wonderful illuminations and great events 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 football fever with fellow NFL fans

Tokyo NFL Fans Meetup

Are you ready for some football? Enjoy craft beer, ¥100 wings, and Week 6 football with fellow NFL fans at the Two Dogs Taproom on Monday night.

When & Where
Mon Nov. 14
7 p.m.
Two Dogs Taproom, Aries Bld. 2F, 3-15-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Free
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Until Wednesday: Create your own chocolate confection

M&M’s My Bottle Café

Taste a special M&M’s colorful chocolate parfait at a pop-up café in Shibuya only open until Nov. 16. Make your own unique bottle of M&M’s combining your favorite button-shaped colored chocolates — many of which are new to Japan.

When & Where
Until Wed Nov. 16
11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Tokyo Apartment Cafe, Green Fantasia 1F, 1-11-11 Jingu-mae Shibuya-ku
My Bottle Chocolate ¥500 / Parfait ¥1,800
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Friday: Experience a night of comedy or storytelling

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 Thanksgiving with a smile.

When & Where
Fri Nov. 18
8:00 p.m.
Gamuso Asagaya,Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Free
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Apocrypha Storytelling Night

Apocrypha is a night of true life stories told by their protagonists and inspired by the popular storytelling podcasts such as 'The Moth' and 'Risk!' Storytellers share intimate and emotional experiences from their lives, crafted into short 10-15 minute stories.

When & Where
Fri Nov. 18
7:30 p.m.
Bar Gari Gari, 2-45-9 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
¥1,000
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Saturday & Sunday: Take a walk through Hachioji

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival

Enjoy a long stroll through hundreds of beautiful gingko trees in Hachioji this weekend. The trees were planted during the city’s Showa era expansion; the festival commemorates this with a classic car show and a tour of old street checkpoints.

When & Where
Sat Nov. 19 to Sun Nov. 30
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hachioji between Oiwake-cho and Kobotoke Sekisho
Free
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Sunday: Ogle cool custom cars from across Japan

Lowrider Super Show 2016

See some of the hottest, coolest and lowest custom cars from around Japan at the Low Rider Super Show. There’ll be hydraulic competitions, stereo contests and several live musical performances.

When & Where
Sun Nov. 20
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
¥3,500, Under 15 free
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Ongoing: Stroll under romantic Christmas lights

Marunouchi Illumination

Marunouchi is lit up for winter and you can enjoy a cheerful, romantic stroll under the sparkling lights guilt-free; — all of the bulbs are completely eco-friendly!

When & Where
Until Tue Feb. 14, 2017
5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Marunouchi Naka Dori, 2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Free
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