30 things to do this weekend

Da Vinci, Punkspring 2012, Mad Professor, Ryan Gosling and more

30 things to do this weekend

Classically inclined: Brandt Brauer Frick play at Unit

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


Leonardo da Vinci
Tokyo gets caught up in Renaissance fever this weekend, but will the Bunkamura's new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition be able to improve on the lacklustre show held in the capital back in 2007? Find out today. Read more

Punkspring 2012
Veteran punk rockers The Offspring, Sum 41 and New Found Glory face off against local contenders including 10-Feet and One OK Rock at this annual moshfest, from the promoters behind Summer Sonic. Read more

Meme Tokyo Festival 2012
Bringing together leftfield idol groups, geek-friendly DJs and other artists looking to cash in on the otaku boom, today's Meme Tokyo unites Dempagumi Inc. and BiS with rappers Cider Kaseki and Illreme. Read more

Mad Professor meets Smith & Mighty
Club nights don't get much more bottom-heavy than this. UK dub stalwart Mad Professor joins forces with influential Bristol duo Smith & Mighty for a night of unabashed bass worship at Sound Museum Vision. Read more

This month's edition of the Ageha techno party looks to be pretty full-on, with a live set by Luke Slater's pulverising Planetary Assault Systems project, backed up by Swedish DJ Joel Mull and Takkyu Ishino. Read more

You’ve Got to See These Paintings
You've got to love the title of the Bridgestone Museum of Art's 60th anniversary exhibition, too. Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso and many others feature in this epic trawl through the museum's collection. Read more

Soft Rocks Japan Tour 2012
Masters of the disco re-edit, record geek posse Soft Rocks branched out into a wider range of genres on their first full-length album last year. Prepare to be wrongfooted as they make their Tokyo debut tonight. Read more

Club Asia 16th Anniversary
Dogenzaka institution Club Asia celebrates 16 years of partying tonight, in the company of electro-house overlord Shinichi Osawa, techno veteran Ken Ishii, Capsule producer Yasutaka Nakata and other illustrious folk. Read more

Sheila Jordan & Peter Mihelich
Still going strong at the age of 83, versatile jazz singer Sheila Jordan heads to Japan with pianist Peter Mihelich, who's accompanied her on many of her recent trips here. Trumpeter Tomonao Hara also guests. Read more

Laguna Bass Special
Just as we were starting to worry that we'd heard the last of Laguna Bass, the plucky bass-ment bash returns to Module with a bumper lineup, including NYC party fiend Nick Hook and beatmaker Yosi Horikawa. Read more

Hiroshi Sugimoto: From Naked to Clothed
Hiroshi Sugimoto has been using photography to misrepresent reality since long before the advent of Photoshop and digital retouching. This show finds him contemplating the relationship between humans and fashion. Read more

Minimal techno man Daniel Bell seems to be visiting Tokyo every few months at the moment – not that we're complaining or anything. The producer of DBX fame makes his first-ever appearance at Womb tonight. Read more

Musa feat. Brandt Brauer Frick
Brandt Brauer Frick make techno with classical instruments – a feat that sounds great on record, but even better live. See for yourself when they headline this eclectic night of beats and poetry (!) at Unit. Read more

It's a good weekend for Ryan Gosling fans, as two of the actor's recent films arrive in Tokyo at once. See him as a political spin doctor in The Ides of March, and again as a monosyllabic getaway driver in this stylish LA noir. 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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