30 things to do this weekend

Get your fill of film festivals, abstract art and trashy parties in Tokyo

30 things to do this weekend

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


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Fincher's adaptation of the Stieg Larsson thriller finally opens in Tokyo today, with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the lead roles – and while it's no The Social Network, our reviewer was rather impressed. Read more

The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions (to give it its full name) kicks off today, with free screenings and talks by artists Julius von Bismarck, Carolien Teunisse and Bram Snijders. Read more

Jackson Pollock
In what's shaping up to be one of this year's biggest blockbusters, the National Museum of Modern Art is hosting Tokyo's first ever exhibition dedicated to that volatile, visionary paint splatterer, Jackson Pollock. Read more

Girls Festival Valentine Special
Sound Museum Vision's Valentine party makes a determined bid for romancing couples, with free entry for the ladies, sets by DJ Kaori and Masanori Morita... and a bunch of pole dancers to keep the guys happy. Read more

Around Feel
Meanwhile, DJ Ayumi is doing a Valentine-themed version of her bimonthly Around Feel party at nearby Microcosmos, in which she'll be spinning romantically tinged house music from start 'til close. Read more

G / R / L / Z
The girls are taking control at SuperDeluxe tonight, with sets from female-fronted guitar slingers Toddle, Miila and the Geeks, Limited Express (has gone?) and The Suzan, plus DJ tag team Twee Grrls Club. Read more

8otto/Hurricane Bells
The uber-cool Japanese garage rockers with the singing drummer share a stage with Steve Schiltz's Hurricane Bells, in which the Longwave frontman indulges his poppy side for the Twilight set. Read more

Doddodo Band/ECD
Bastardised hip hop is the order of the evening at this joint headliner gig, wherein Osaka oddball Doddodo sets her nursery raps to live music while underground veteran ECD does some deeply shambolic MCing. Read more

Electric Empire
The Melbourne trio wrap up their three-night residency of Stevie Wonder-esque soulfulness at Blue Note Tokyo tonight, with a warm-up DJ set from local groove merchants Jazzy Sport Crew. Read more

Epsilon 8th Anniversary
Chicago-loving Israeli producer Shlomi Aber is the special guest at the 8th birthday bash for Ryusuke Nakamura's tech house-flavoured bash, with familiar faces including Naka-G and Endo in support. Read more

More electro, hip hop and assorted musical gubbins from Shibuya-kei survivor Towa Tei and his impressive rolodex of pals, this time featuring Rip Slyme's DJ Fumiya, Dorian, Skyfish and Chinza Dopeness. 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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