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This Week in Tokyo for Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 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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Don’t party too hard tonight for Halloween, you’ll need to save some energy for some of the other events happening 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.

Wednesday: Enjoy the world of electronic music

MUTEK Music Festival

After months of preparation, Tokyo is the latest metropolis to join the burgeoning family of Mutek events all over the world. Established with the same curatorial vision as its Montreal headquarters, including a mandate to cultivate local talent in a global context, Mutek Japan arrives as a platform for visionary live performance works in both electronic music and audiovisual arts.

When & Where
Wed. Nov. 2 to Fri. Nov. 4
Various
Various
¥4,500
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Thursday: Head out for winter snow wear or a vegan Thanksgiving

Winter Sports Festa Season 15

Before you hit the slopes this winter, get some great deals on the latest snow wear at Makuhari Messe. Over 340 brands and thousands of winter items await you.

When & Where
Thu Nov. 3 to Sun Nov. 6
(Thu-Sat) 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (Fri) 1 p.m.-7 p.m., (Sun) 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
Free
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Pink Cow Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast — vegan style! Chef Andy will be creating a special feast for the Tokyo Vegan Meet-up Thanksgiving holiday party!

When & Where
Thu Nov. 3
5 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥3,500
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Friday: Pick up a musical instrument

Musical Instruments Fair Japan 2016

Looking to grab a new guitar? Picking up some sheet music for your piano hobby? Make sure to stop by Tokyo Big Sight this weekend for the Musical Instruments Fair. Guitars, pianos, drums, saxophones, kazoos and anything else that carries a tune will be on hand. There will also be musical performances throughout the event.

When & Where
Fri Nov. 4 to Sun Nov. 6
10 a.m.
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
¥1,200
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Ongoing: Connect with design or flowers & nature

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2016

Whether it’s through art, cars or food, the various exhibitions at Tokyo Midtown Design Touch will help you “become connected to design.” Featured attractions include the Curtain Wall Theatre, a theatre-like installation consisting of numerous flowing white curtains on the Grass Square and open-air classes featuring unique lessons from leading Japanese creators.

When & Where
Until Sun Nov. 6
Various
Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Free
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Sensoji Chrysanthemum Exhibition

You have another two weeks to see the beautiful chrysanthemum’s at Sensoji temple in Asakusa.

When & Where
Until Tue Nov. 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Taito-ku
Free
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