30 things to do this weekend

Fireworks! Dancing geeks! Deerhoof embrace idol pop!

30 things to do this weekend

30 things to do in Tokyo this weekend
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Adachi Fireworks
Rescheduled and significantly beefed up, Adachi-ku's annual fireworks display will see 15,000 rockets deployed in the course of 70 minutes tonight, as part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the ward's founding. Read more

Re:animation 4
The worlds of club music and hardcore anime fandom clash in (fairly) spectacular style at Re:animation, an otaku-friendly outdoor party held in the plaza opposite the old Koma Theater complex in Kabukicho. Read more

Diwali in Yokohama
Turns out that Yoyogi Park doesn't have a complete monopoly on national festivals. Yokohama is getting served a taste of India this weekend, with two days of traditional music, dance and food in Yamashita Koen. Read more

Andy Cabic & Devendra Banhart
Following dates in Okayama, Osaka, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Nagoya, whimsical troubadour Devendra Banhart and Vetiver's Andy Cabic wrap up their freewheeling tour with an intimate sit-down show in Aoyama. Read more

Jay Sean
Still working on a follow-up to his 2009 US breakout album, All or Nothing, British R&B singer Jay Sean is stopping by in Japan for a couple of dates on his way to Australia. Catch him at Yokohama Bay Hall tonight. Read more

In what might just be this month's strangest gig, avant-pop pranksters Deerhoof are bringing punchy new album Breakup Song to Tokyo for a Vice-sponsored show with, er, idol girl group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. Read more

Alien Radio Vol. 5
Get an advance taste of Matt Tolfrey's upcoming debut album as the British house producer alights at Sound Museum Vision tonight, with support from expat DJ heavyweights Groove Patrol and Alex Einz. Read more

Zushi Media Art Festival 2012
An elementary school and other buildings in the seaside town of Zushi are transformed into moving canvases in this media art festival, which centres around a '1 Minute Projection Mapping' contest this evening. Read more

Clash x Raft
Ageha techno party Clash joins forces with the promoters behind Raft Tokyo for its latest installment, with an impressive triumvirate of guest DJs in the form of Roman Flügel, Paul Woolford and Maayan Nidam. Read more

Vladislav Delay ‘Kuomo’ Release Tour
What's an album release party without the album? It looks like Sasu Ripatti may have jumped the gun slightly with this party for his new Vladislav Delay LP, but not to worry: his live set is sure to be a real treat either way. Read more

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
If you're looking for some dumb, guilty-pleasure fun at the cinema this weekend, skip new Jason Statham flick Safe and opt for the film our reviewer described as 'ugly, misanthropic... and absurdly entertaining'. Read more

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

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


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