20 things to do this weekend

Ghibli goes gospel, 'Monsters' attack and Ageha cranks up the techno

20 things to do this weekend

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20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend
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Aeron Hockey Pan Asia Qualifiers
What started out as a bunch of office workers goofing around has turned into a bona fide sport... sort of. Watch Japan's Aeron (chair) Hockey players vie for a place in the Pan Asia Championship finals. Read more

Summer Gospel 2011
The overwrought warblers of American Idol, X Factor, et al. have got nothing on New York's Glory Gospel Singers, a group so vocally gifted they can even make Ghibli songs sound awesome. Read more

Fumiya Tanaka took a fair while to get his techno/minimal house party up and running again after the earthquake, but he's finally returning with the man originally booked to play in March: Thomas Melchior. Read more

It looks like it'll be techno, tech house and even more techno at Ageha, as Brazil's Renato Cohen (of 'Pontapé' fame) rubs shoulders at the podium with local bigwigs Ken Ishii, DJ Tasaka and Takuya. Read more

Time Out's film critic praised it for its 'seamless blending of romance, road movie and monster flick.' Gareth Edwards' low-budget movie Monsters opens in Japan today: check out the Time Out review here.

Defected in the House
Defected Records A&R manager Aaron Ross rolls into town for Air's regular house party, though it's likely that more people will be there to see his wingman for the night: ludicrously popular DJ Daishi Dance. Read more

Arpa Showcase 03
Never mind that the fledgling Arpa Records seems to be a vanity label for owner DJ Sodeyama – they know how to throw a good party. The third Arpa Showcase stars 'young veteran' Agaric. Read more

Moteki Night 3
The protagonist of TV drama Moteki – which gets the big-screen treatment in September – is due to appear at this promo event, alongside Eastern Youth and a schizophrenic selection of bands. Read more

20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend
Friday | Saturday | Sunday

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


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