30 things to do this weekend

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30 things to do this weekend

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

Friday



Goya: Lights and Shadows
If you still haven't seen the National Museum of Western Art's show of work by Francisco Goya, hurry up: the exhibition finishes on Sunday, but is best viewed this evening, when the gallery stays open until 8pm. Read more


Japan Restaurant Week 2012
Some of Tokyo's fanciest restaurants will be offering lunch and dinner sets at prices that even mere mortals can afford during Japan Restaurant Week, which starts today and runs for, um, three weeks. Read more


Qomolangma Tomato vs Suiseinoboaz
Their tongue-tripping monikers aren't the only thing that guitar slingers Qomolangma Tomato and Suiseinoboaz have in common. Expect some intense, well-crafted alt. rock at this joint headliner gig. Read more


Korean International Style Show
Kara, Infinite, Afterschool and Secret will be performing at the final day of this K-pop/fashion extravaganza at Yoyogi National Stadium, in what promises to be a smorgasbord of catwalking and caterwauling. Read more


David T Walker
He's amassed a 2,500-strong discography and played sideman to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Marlena Shaw and, ahem, Dreams Come True. Get mellow with soul guitarist David T Walker at Billboard Live. Read more


Pat Metheny with Larry Grenadier
At the time of writing, there are still a few tickets left for the penultimate date in Pat Metheny's residency at the Blue Note, in which the jazz guitarist plays in a pared-back duo with bassist Larry Grenadier. Read more


Straight to Hell
Ubiquitous techno DJ Takkyu Ishino will be raising hell (ha!) when he goes back-to-back all night at Sound Museum Vision with a less celebrated but equally prolific member of Tokyo's techno elite, Sugiurumn. Read more


Omnivorous
Yup, ‘omnivorous’ sounds just about right for this genre-smashing team-up between Unit and Tower Records, featuring live sets from Zazen Boys, Cypress Ueno & Robert Yoshino, Tengal6, L.E.D. and more. Read more


So Very Show!
Jake Williams scored a handful of chart-dance hits in the mid-'90s as JX, only to return the following decade under the guise of an illustrated canine. Expect something squelchy from Rex The Dog at Womb. Read more


Likemind
After a two-decade career that's spanned techno, ambient, Latin grooves and future jazz, Michigan producer John Beltran is finally getting around to playing his first-ever live show in Tokyo. Read more


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Nite
Sure, he was playing with his 41 Strings ensemble at the Sydney Opera House last weekend, but Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner will know he's hit the big time when he DJs at Trump Room tonight. Read more


Lilith
Lilith organiser Mio claims that she spent a year and a half trying to pin down this month's guests, and she's getting her money's worth as white-hot Boston duo Soul Clap spin all night in the main room at Eleven. 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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