30 things to do this weekend

When cherry blossom just won’t cut it, here are some alternatives

30 things to do this weekend

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


Patrick Tsai: Modern Times
After courting notoriety with his My Little Bead Dick photo diary, American snapper Patrick Tsai has been chiseling away at the hermetic Japanese art scene. Join him as he unveils his new book at Logos Gallery today. Read more

Akai Ko-en
We can't tell you exactly what they sound like, but we can tell you they're going to be big. Internet-averse girl rockers Akai Ko-en continue their ascendancy at WWW, with former tourmates Natsumen as guests. Read more

Sheila Jordan
After playing at Pit Inn last weekend, 83-year-old jazz songstress and improviser par excellence Sheila Jordan returns to Tokyo for the final date of her tour, accompanied by pianist Peter Mihelich. Read more

See: they got here in the end. After having not one but two Japan tours fall through last year, thrash metal legends Anthrax have finally made it to Tokyo, on a joint tour with supergroup Hellyeah. Read more

Lenny Kravitz
Tickets have already sold out for tomorrow's show with the entertainingly derivative rock'n'roller, on his first Japan tour in 14 years, but you can still squeeze in for tonight's gig – with support from axeman Miyavi. Read more

Rave, '90s vocal house, gender-bending and Madonna impersonations: there's no telling what Denver's Pictureplane is likely to come up with when he plays an all-nighter alongside Jesse Ruins and Faron Square. Read more

Viteme 1st Anniversary
Underground hip-hop is the order of the evening in Nakameguro, as leftfield hip-hop icon Olive Oil swings by at Solfa for a guest DJ set at Viteme's 1st anniversary bash, joined by inventive beatmaker duo Fragment. Read more

Rhythm Basics
Local DJs Groove Patrol and Alex Einz have snagged rising underground techno star Shifted and ace Singaporean producer Xhin for their new party at Air, and it promises to be dark, brooding stuff. Read more

Veterans of influential Baltimore house production team The Basement Boys, Karizma and DJ Spen will be reuniting for a night of soulful, uplifting house at Sound Museum Vision, with support including DJ Muro. Read more

I Want You
Turn up early and you can sit in on a workshop with the artists involved in this electronica-heavy party, which features a full band set by jazzy glitch-house producer Radiq, plus Aoki Takamasa and others. Read more

Swedish tribal techno producer Samuel L Session is the special guest at this monthly party organised by Denki Groove's Takkyu Ishino and Ten, which celebrated its 10th anniversary just last month. 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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