30 things to do this weekend

From plum blossom to a Bob Dylan-approved songwriter

30 things to do this weekend

L.E.D. keep it cinematic at Shibuya O-Nest

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


Paul Brady
When your fans include Bob Dylan, you know you must be doing something right. Veteran songsmith Paul Brady reminds Tokyo audiences why he's still the singer-songwriter's singer-songwriter of choice. Read more

Yesterday, they were playing their 1,000th show to date at Shibuya AX. Today, Devo devotees Polysics return to the same venue to celebrate their 15th anniversary, and hawk new retrospective comp 15th P. Read more

Nest Festival '12
Indie-centric venue Shibuya O-Nest moves across the road to O-East for an afternoon of alternative sounds, ranging from dreamy LA hip hopper Baths to Japanese James Brown disciples Zainichi Funk. Read more

Redon and his Contemporaries
Still haven't delved into the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum's exploration of 19th century painter Bertrand-Jean 'Odilon' Redon and his dark, ambiguous fantasies? Hurry up, then: today is your last chance. Read more

Self-described 'cinematic instrumental band' L.E.D. curate an evening of post-rock and electronica, with sets from laptop-enhanced drummer Jimanica (with full band) and recently reformed '90s trio Dub Squad. Read more

Ume Matsuri
The final weekend of Yushima Tenjin shrine's plum blossom festival looks set to be a busy one. Never mind the blooms: just wait until you witness the finals of the annual karaoke contest, from 1pm. No, really. Read more

15th Japanese Media Arts Festival
Last call at the National Art Center, Tokyo for this year's round-up of the best in tech-savvy art, anime, manga and entertainment. If you're at a loose end this afternoon, give it a whirl: after all, it's free. 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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