As the coronavirus continues its spread across the globe, Japan has taken measures to contain the outbreak here at home. Schools are closed. Festivals, museums and events are being canceled. That doesn’t mean there still aren’t things to do in Tokyo this weekend. Even though Ueno Zoo is temporarily closed, Tama Zoo (arguably better) is open. Mori Art Museum is closed, but Diesel Art Gallery is open. Robot Restaurant is closed, but you can still find ramen on every corner.
We’ve done our best to round up events and attractions that are still open, but please be sure to check the venue website or call before planning to attend.
While greatly reduced (and the opening ceremony has been canceled), this spring festival at La Cittadella in Kawasaki will still take place from March 7–8. There will be gifts of mimosa flowers and an Italian-themed marketplace. ///limbs.tester.outlast
Following up her appearance at Indie-pop singer-songwriter Owl Eyes is putting on two gigs for her debut Japan tour. She is performing at Nanahari on March 6 and a DJ set at TRUNK(HOTEL) on March 7.
Diesel Art Gallery presents Japanese photographer RK’s solo exhibition, “NEOrient.” RK is a street photographer whose magical and colorful take on street, architecture and nature is gaining attention domestically and internationally. ///burst.torches.shade
For this solo exhibition at Loko Gallery, Shingo Yoshida attempts to trace and reconstruct a monument based on the Yuhi, a slab of rock with carved haiku located at the top of Mount Fuji. Exhibition ends March 7. ///glad.simple.bracelet
Hiromart Gallery has hosted Tokyo-born, Tokyo-based artist Yuka Goto’s solo or two-person exhibitions every year since 2011, each exhibition based on a new theme. Current exhibition ends March 8. ///transit.awaited.spirits
Now on exhibit at Artless Gallery in Kamimeguro, A GOLD BOOK is one of Andy Warhol’s earliest works and was originally created as a promotional book with a gold cover, hence the title. Available by appointment only. ///falters.gave.voice
Kasing Lung, a Belgium-based children’s book illustrator, holds a solo exhibition at Hidari Zingaro inspired by his love of monsters, anime and the universe. ///diner.delved.restore