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 21

Ginza Bar Round
Ginza's Spanish and Portuguese restaurants get together for this bar-hopping event, which serves as the perfect opportunity to tour the area on the cheap and feast on tasty alcohol-compatible snacks and quality wine. Read more

Tuesday 22

Oi! Brasil 2014
Gear up for the World Cup and get a taste of everything Brazil has to offer in terms of fashion, food and culture at this event that kicks off today. Look out for bossa nova performances and the pop-up caipirinha bar. Read more

Reading Cinema, Finding Words
Subtitled 'Art after Marcel Broodthaers', this multimedia exhibition introduces the epoch-making work of the late Belgian artist who had a significant impact on bringing cinema closer to other forms of art. Read more

SSE Project in Japan
Interested in Korean art and media? Today's your last chance to check out the latest releases from Korean independent publisher SSE Project and to take a look at the associated exhibition on up-and-coming artists. Read more

Wednesday 23

Tamagawa Deep Sea Exhibition
Get up close and personal with grotesquely cute deep-sea creatures at this special exhibition featuring mollusks, eels and other freaky fellows living in high-pressure conditions. Opens today. Read more

Manuel Tardits: Architectural Talk
Let architect Manuel Tardits tell you how he transformed a former train station into the newly opened Manseibashi shopping and café complex. Note that this interesting talk by the railway requires a reservation. Read more

Japan Avantgarde
Japanese underground theatre blossomed between the 1960s and 80s, and the creative energy that fuelled this success was also captured in the advertisement material of the era. See this collection of ad posters now. Read more

Thursday 24

Tokyo Art & Antiques
Over 70 galleries and art shops in the Kyobashi-Nihonbashi area, well known as for its impressive concentration of art institutions and exhibition spaces, join forces for this diverse three-day celebration. Read more

Friday 25

Japan Hobby Show
Here's one for all you do-it-yourselfers: the largest handicraft and hobby fair in Asia is back. Don't forget to check out the associated Hobby Cooking Fair for handmade tools and ideas on how to mix it up in the kitchen. Read more

Organic Life Tokyo
Billed as 'the biggest yoga event in Tokyo', Organic Life Tokyo sees 50 instructors giving classes over the course of three days. And that's not all – holistic living enthusiasts will also be displaying ethical fashion. Read more

Sannah Kvist: 100,000 Fireflies
Based in Gothenburg, Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist is now exhibiting in Japan for the first time. Famous for both her shots of musicians and art photography, she captures a dreamy world in these nature-based pics. Read more

OL Killer vol.2
DJ unit OL Killer's first party at Shibuya's Vision was enough of a success to merit a follow-up, and we certainly have no complaints about this state of affairs. The popular trio will be joined by several guest performers. Read more

Saturday 26

Grande Bière
Moving to Shibuya's Hikarie for this year's edition, Tokyo's classiest brew celebration treats visitors to 120 varieties of 'aromatic beer' from 45 different breweries. Pay a set price and sample as many choices as you like. Read more

Odaiba Hawaii Festival
Odaiba's annual tribute to the Aloha State returns to VenusFort under the theme 'Joy'. How about spending a 'tropical' day strolling around the area with a Kona beer and some fried chicken in hand? Read more

Ebisu Dream Garden
Ebisu's Garden Place continues its anniversary celebrations with the opening of this specially designed Japanese garden that even includes a small fish pond. A pop-up café will be tending to the needs of tired onlookers. Read more

Local Gourmet Festival
More than 40 food varieties and around 20 local beers will be on offer at Yomiuri Land's Golden Week event, while performers will keep hungry visitors entertained with dances like awa-odori and Aomori's nebuta. Read more

Oliver Sperl: Raw Material
Well-known for his contradictory style that can be described as both gruff and delicate, Oliver Sperl is the man behind the large murals in famous Berlin techno club Berghain. See his innovative work from today. Read more

We Love Pampa
Toshiya Kawasaki's renowned house and disco label Mule Musiq continues its 10th anniversary celebration together with artists from German label Pampa, including deep house masters Koze and Lawrence. Read more

Sunday 27

Tokyo Rainbow Week
Tokyo Rainbow Week celebrates LGBT pride with a host of events, including today's parade that begins at Yoyogi Park and is expected to attract over 10,000 participants. The Rainbow Beer Hall in Shibuya also opens today. Read more

Jazz Auditoria
Music can bring people who do not speak the same language closer, and jazz, in particular, often has this effect. Enjoy free music outdoors at this year's Jazz Auditoria, held in parallel with Unesco's International Jazz Day. Read more

The Last Baus and Teratotera
Kichijoji's classic Baus Theater is closing down soon, so in order to ensure the famed venue a proper send-off, contemporary artists from the local area are screening a program of 10 short films at this one-day event. 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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