10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Weekend

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Cool and a bit cloudy this weekend, but it’ll brighten your Saturday and Sunday to know that there’s plenty going on in and around Tokyo. We’ve got enough ideas to keep you busy for two weekends, so have a look around and have a good one! Click on each event’s header for more details.

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Finding Neverland

Based on the Academy Award-winning film the hit Broadway musical flies to Tokyo to tell the incredible tale of how Peter became Pan.

‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ 50th Anniversary Exhibition vol.1

Weekly Shonen Jump celebrates its upcoming 50th anniversary with a series of retrospective exhibitions. Whether you’re a Weekly Shonen addict or just a fan of comic art history, much like the magazine, this exhibition is packed full of action and fun for all ages.

VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out 2017

Join the models, stylists and fashionistas taking over Omotesando, Aoyama and Harajuku for Fashion’s Night Out! An opening ceremony with a star-studded lineup will kick off the night of shopping and style with hundreds of boutiques and shops opening late.

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Gekikara Gourmet Festival 2017

Held in the piquant quarters of Kabukicho, this festival dedicated to gekikara – or super-spicy – cuisine is not for the faint of taste buds. The gathering features food from around the globe, from Korea to Thailand and India. Bring a hearty appetite – and maybe a bit of antacid.

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Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

For the Yokohama Triennale’s sixth edition, curators have gathered together the work of more than 40 artists, whose pieces explore themes of isolation and connectivity, imagination and guidance, and distinctness and diversity. Expect surprises, challenging images, and plenty of aesthetic food for thought.

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Gui Martinez x Powered By Tokyo: A Short Film and Photo Essay

Explore how an artist pursues integrity in modern society through this collaboration between Powered By Tokyo, fashion, art, and lifestyle photographer Gui Martinez, and filmmaker Jeremy Rubier. This is the last weekend it’ll be on display.

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Dragon Ball Run

Experience a Dragon Ball themed adventure as you take on the 3km fun run challenge at Makuhari Seaside Park. Try to collect the elusive Dragon Balls to win a special prize as you over overcome various obstacles together with your friends, family and fellow fans!

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Lives Tokyo 2017

Raise awareness and discuss issues concerning people with mental, intellectual and physical disabilities in a fun and inviting environment. There will be panel discussions, performances, Paralympic basketball and rugby experiences, workshops, food, and much more! Organized by Hands On Tokyo, Japan’s leading bilingual volunteer organization.

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enra – VOYAGER

Drawing from the disciplines of street dance, martial arts, diabolo juggling, and more, Japanese supergroup enra combines their physical performances with state of the art projection mapping, making for shows that simply have to be seen to be believed. They’ll be performing four shows at Setagaya Public Theater over the weekend of September 8-10.

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IgersJP Worldwide Instameet 16: Kind Comments

Plenty of color will be on display at this Tokyo Instagrammer community meetup. The challenge for the meet will be to take pictures with a colorful theme, which you can then submit to a photo contest. Winners will have their photos featured on IGersJapan’s Instagram feed, so come with your camera and your creativity!

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