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This Week in Tokyo for Oct. 17-23, 2016

Every Monday we post our picks for upcoming events in and around Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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This week in Tokyo you can try your luck at the poker table, try some new brews at a beer festival and try out a new furry, companion. Enjoy!

If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Monday: Bet on a free Japanese class or ante into some poker

Free Japanese Class

Improve your Japanese skills and make new friends with this informal class. The 80’s Cafe regular hosts language exchanges and classes. Monday’s offering will be a casual Japanese conversation class.

When & Where
Monday, October 17
7:30-10:30 p.m.
80's Cafe Akihabara, 1-21-4 Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
Free w/ 1 drink
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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 ¥5,000 Amazon gift card and points in the Japanese Poker Association’s rankings.

When & Where
Monday, October 17
7:30 p.m.
Billiard Corner Pocket, Imura Building 2F, 3−9−5 Kotobuki
¥2,300
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Wednesday: Continue the Oktoberfest vibe…

Oedo Beer Festival

Beer lovers hoping to keep the Oktoberfest vibe going can rejoice! The Oedo Beer festival is here, bringing craft brews from over two dozen Japanese breweries, as well as foreign pints from the US and Europe.

When & Where
Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23
11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
2-2 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku
Free
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Friday: Nurture your minds with science and dance with the devil

Nerd Nite Tokyo #4

The next Nerd Nite will explore the science of curiosity, how art goes from the drawing board to video game screens and the future of human-robot coexistence.

When & Where
Friday, October 21
7:30 p.m.
Good Heaven’s Bar, 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
¥1,500
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London After Midnight’s Halloween Special

Dress up and join us for London After Midnight's Halloween Special at DJ Bar Bridge! Ghouls, ghosts, devils and demons will enjoy a screaming night of five DJs spinning a devilish set!

When & Where
Friday, October 21
10:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.
DJ Bar Bridge, Park Side Kyoudou Bldg., 1-25-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
¥1,000 w/ 1 drink
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Sunday: Play with dogs/cats or have a good laugh at comedy shows

ARK Adoption Event

Dog Life Design has made its spacious salon available for adoption events since April 2007.
Come and enjoy meeting both dogs and cats. This is a great opportunity to come and not just see, but pat and play with our animals in a relaxed environment. Come and meet our animals or support ARK by purchasing books or original items.

When & Where
Sunday, October 23
1:00-4.00 p.m.
Dog Life Design, 5-24-5 Komazawa, Setagaya-ku
Free
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Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Improv Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay are Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy troupe, so their fun, innovative, and hilarious shows have something for everyone!
Enjoy their one-of-a-kind, all-improvised event this Sunday night at What The Dickens bar.

When & Where
Sunday, October 23
19:30 p.m.
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
¥2,000
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