30 things to do this weekend

From Mongolian drinking songs to ‘The Artist’

30 things to do this weekend

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


Max Ernst: Figure x Scape
There's more to Max Ernst than his surrealist works. The Yokohama Museum of Art's new show throws light on a different side of the German painter, sculptor and poet's oeuvre: his figures and landscapes. Read more

Georges Roualt Revealed
Home to one of the world's biggest collections of Georges Roualt paintings, the Shiodome Museum reveals some of the discoveries it's made about the idiosyncratic artist in the course of restoring his work. Read more

The Artist
Yes, it's finally arrived: after an interminable wait, the French, black-and-white silent movie that swept its way to this year's Best Picture Oscar opens in Tokyo cinemas this weekend. Go on, believe the hype. Read more

Pascal Pinon
Iceland's Pascal Pinon return to Tokyo at the tail end of a short Japan tour, to treat audiences to some more of their hushed, achingly lovely acoustic folk. Guitarist Goro Ito and singer-songwriter Predawn support. Read more

The Sea and Cake
Billboard Live can suck the energy out of some performers, but it should lend itself well to The Sea and Cake, whose blend of post-rock, jazz and indie-pop songwriting is more about subtle gestures than grandstanding. Read more

One of the surprise hits of last year's Fuji Rock Festival, Mongolian rockers Hanggai return to Japan for an evening of windswept steppe-songs and raucous drinking anthems, with support from taiko punks Turtle Island. Read more

London-fixated party Fiercesounds marks its 5th anniversary with a guest live set from Neil Landstrumm, whose mutant electro and grime transmissions have been relayed by labels including Tresor and Planet Mu. Read more

06 feat. Fabio
Only a couple of weeks after bidding farewell to his long-running Radio 1 show with Grooverider, peerless drum 'n' bass DJ Fabio will be consoling himself with a headlining slot at Womb tonight. Fair 'nuff. Read more

Dig Your Joy with M A N I K
NYC producer M A N I K plunders vintage acid, disco and Chicago house in his productions – but if you're going to be shameless retro, you might as well to it properly. Enuoh and Mad Disco Brothers support. Read more

80kidz 'Turbo Town' Pre Release Party
Formerly known as Japan's answer to Justice – until Justice went all prog-rock on us, that is – block-rockin' electro duo 80kidz will be previewing new album Turbo Town with a live set at Unit tonight. Read more

Prologue Night
Prologue, the Munich-based bastion of deep, trippy techno, gets represented at Eleven by three of the acts from its roster: electroacoustic experimenter Claudio PRC, Okinawa native Iori and Donato Dozzy buddy Neel. 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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