20 things to do this weekend

Farewell analog TV, hello beer fests and outdoor dance parties

20 things to do this weekend

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


Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Long neglected, late-Edo period artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi is finally beginning to get some proper recognition. Catch the 'Unparalleled Ukiyo-e Artist' exhibition before it finishes next Thursday. Read more

Oktoberfest 2011 Yoyogi Park
Munich's famous autumn beer fest is such a great idea, Tokyo tries to keep it going all year round. After Hibiya Park's Oktoberfest in May, the action moves to Yoyogi for this July version. Calendars? Who needs 'em. Read more

Bolshoi Circus
The greatest show in the world, circa 1960, is beginning to show its age compared to the slick, modern antics of the Cirque du Soleil. But it's not like the Cirque has dancing bears, is it? Finishes today. Read more

Body & Soul Live in Tokyo
Danny Krivit, François K and Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell described their Body & Soul gigs as 'like a house party that got too big for someone's living room'. This Odaiba version would be too big for someone's castle. Read more

Braun Tube Jazz Band
As Japan flicks the off switch on analog TV broadcasts today, musical maverick Ei Wada is staging his own tribute to the end of the era, conducting an audio-visual symphony on antique television sets. Read more

Legend of Rock
It's the biggest event of the year for fans of Japan's tribute band scene, as Jimisen (as Jimi Hendrix), Mr. Jimmy (as Led Zeppelin) and other faux superstars rock the socks off Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Read more

Starlight Cinema 2011
Yebisu Garden Place's popular outdoor film screening series continues this evening with Kamome Diner, Naoko Ogigami's ambling, wryly amusing tale of a Japanese woman running an eatery in Helsinki. 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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