Things to do this week in Tokyo

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Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 9

Black Thunder Giri-Choco Shop
Although Valentine's Day mercifully falls on a Saturday this year, your male colleagues or classmates may still be expecting a chocolate treat. For your giri-choco, go for Black Thunder – the ultimate cheapo choice. Read more

Tuesday 10

Intimate Impressionism
Providing insight into the daily lives and familial relations of painters like Monet, Degas and Renoir, this extensive showcase on Impressionism and its stars is easily approachable for viewers of all ages. Read more

Gan-ban Night Special feat. Modeselektor
Popular German electronic duo Modeselektor has been warmly welcomed by Japanese audiences in the past, and now return for their first show at Ageha. If you can’t quite place them, Google their 2005 hit ‘Hello Mom!’. Read more

Disco Shinnenkai
Welcome the holiday with some disco dancing at our very own Time Out Café & Diner. Regular DJs Nori, Wada and Moodman will be selecting their favourite hip-shaking hits – all you need is an outrageous outfit. Read more

Wednesday 11

Madsaki Clearance Sale
Artist, designer and street culture specialist Madsaki spent 24 years in the US before returning to Japan and making it big in Tokyo. This exhibit focuses on art born from the words he first encountered in America. Read more

Shimokitazawa Chronicle
Residents of the oh-so-hip neighbourhood that is Shimokitazawa will be especially interested in this display, which focuses on local literary greats while also introducing visitors to contemporary culture in the area. Read more

MOT Collection: Collection Becoming
Take a look behind the scenes of the museum industry at this educational exhibition teaching visitors how an art collection is put together, maintained and managed. And yes, there's plenty of actual art to look at, too. Read more

Thursday 12

This soulful, downbeat LA singer's warm productions and romantic R&B vocals have made her a hot ticket, so she's probably a safer bet than most actual banks nowadays. Catch her at Ebisu's Liquidroom tonight. Read more

Friday 13

Babel: Ordinary Landscapes
Photographer Taishi Hirokawa's pursuit of man-made landscapes and the impact these have on nature makes for some fascinating imagery. See his take on the endless struggle between greenery and concrete in Shinagawa. Read more

New 10am Film Festival
Those lucky enough to have Friday morning off might want to wake up early and head to the movies, as this year's edition of Toho's annual morning screenings is nearing its end. Polanski's classic Chinatown is on today. Read more

Saturday 14

Valentine's Day
V-Day in Tokyo is about much more than just chocolate-industry cash counting – check out our sweet 'n' saucy tips for the best date spots, tastiest limited-edition treats, hottest multi-use love hotels and much more. Read more

Soup Fair
Warm up your innards while looking out at a gorgeous Japanese garden – the New Otani hotel is putting on this soup celebration for the coldest time of the year, serving up three kinds of extra-tasty mixtures. Read more

Market of the Sun
It's a celebration of fermentation at Japan's largest regular urban farmers' market, as delicacies like amazake, tempeh and additive-free, traditionally made miso and soy sauce are sold by the producers themselves. Read more

The Genealogy of Fantasy
Take a trip down to Kamakura for this interesting display recreating the fantasy worlds dreamed up by artists like Francisco Goya, William Blake, Eugène Delacroix and Max Klinger in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Read more

Beat Records Pop-Up Shop
Upgrade your record collection at Ebisu's Kata gallery, where the Beat Records label is opening a two-day pop-up shop stocked with over 3,000 titles, from vinyl to CD rarities, plus T-shirts and other goodies. Read more

Sunday 15

Robi Cafe
Robi, the cute little robot available only in the form of a 70-issue magazine subscription, has been making waves among Tokyo's DIY-interested masses since 2013. Find out what the hype is all about at this Ginza pop-up. Read more

Tribute to Ken Takakura
He may have left us, but the legend lives on: relive some of acting giant Ken Takakura's most memorable performances with this special programme of 28 films, kicking off today at Ikebukuro's Shin-Bungeiza. Read more

Kazuhei Kimura: Piano
Fashion and music may be photog Kazuhei Kimura's bread and butter, but this solo exhibit shows off a different, more poetic side of his talent. Musicians Lucky Old Sun and May.e are playing at the gallery today. Read more

Katakana Spring Flea Market
Welcoming Yutenji's accessory shop Iro for three pop-up weeks, quirky knickknack dealers Katakana are further expanding their selection of gift-appropriate products. Don't miss the Mt Fuji paraphernalia. Read more

Laura El-Tantawy: I'll Die For You
Pursuing themes like the plight of Indian farmers and the situation in Egypt after the recent upheavals, Egyptian-American photographer Laura El-Tantawy has a keen eye for the artistic side of social issues. Read more

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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