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This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 26 – Oct. 2, 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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Fall is here, but you’ve got one more chance to do some summer activities; like celebrating your failures over a pint, learning how to bump and grind in the park or heading to a beachside music festival — which may or may not involve noodle tomatoes/tomato noodles. We’ve got your week in and around Tokyo sorted.

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 hit in the face


As always, if you’re an adult who can't help but pine for the cycle of triumph and humiliation that middle school provided, we have good news: dodgeball is still here! The Tokyo Dodgeball Friendship Club organizes games weekly. Unlike middle school, you can grab a beer afterwards with the person who just tagged you in the face. Peace, love and beer, people.

When & Where
Monday, September 26th
4-33 Ichigayanakanocho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
¥500, first-timers free
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Wednesday: Be inspired in 20 seconds

Pecha Kucha

This Wednesday’s Pecha Kucha will feature Noh artist Ryoko Aoki and motivational cosplayer Fenix D’joan each giving their own fast-paced 20 slides-20 seconds presentation. Be inspired.

When & Where
Wednesday, September 28th
Super Deluxe, B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
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Thursday: F*d things up? Then let’s dance

FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. VIII

FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to +100 cities in more than 35 countries around the world. The concept of FuckUp Nights is simple: breaking away from the stigmas surrounding business "failure". The lessons we can learn from failure are often more valuable and interesting than stories about success. Go and relay your biggest and best f*ups in the only sensible location - the pub.

When & Where
Thursday, September 29th
HUB Tokyo 2-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku
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Dance Lesson at Miyashita Park

Tired of getting served on the dancefloor? Ready to step up your dance moves? Teacher Simon Tan is ready and willing to offer free beginners dance lessons with a focus on hip hop, freestyle, and dubstep. If you ever wanted to dance in a club without worrying about looking like an idiot, this is the place to learn!

When & Where
Thursday, September 29th
Miyashita Park, 1-26-5 Shibuya-ku, Shibuya
Free, donations welcome
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Friday: TGIF for end-of-the-week comedy


It’s the last Friday of the month, so that means the unstoppable Improvazilla is back to bring Tokyo to it’s knees with laughter: “Soaring melodies, great characters, and memorable stories will leave you humming our improvised songs as you leave. Each month is brand-new, with unforgettable characters caught up in bizarre situations made up on the spot!" Improvise your way down to legendary comedy venue The Crocodile for a night of absolute hilarity.

When & Where
Friday, September 30th
Crocodile, 6-18-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
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Saturday: Make your indie music tomato noodle dreams come true

Beach Tomato Noodle Music Festival

This inexplicably named music festival will feature a laid-back vibe, beautiful scenery, and some of Japan’s dreamiest indie bands. See Walkings, Tempalay, and the Jabba da Hutt Football Club live this weekend in Chiba. Who knows, maybe you'll find out exactly what a beach tomato, or a tomato noodle is? #answersonapostcardplease

When & Where
Saturday, October 1st
Shirahama Flower Park, 454 Shirahamacho-Nemoto, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba
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