Cheapo Weekend for May 26-27: Roppongi Art Night and Laos in the Park

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This&That Café Vol. 38 “The Sweet Spot” – May 25

Celebrate the sweet spot just before spring ends and summer starts with Tokyo’s favorite art and culture night. The all-star cast for the evening spans a wide range of expressions, from spring-inspired live flower arrangement to the early-summer sounds of a surf-rock band.

Join a friendly English-speaking guide on a tour of Japanese bars in Shinjuku and Ebisu—Tokyo's most loved areas for good pub grub and drinks. Enjoy local dishes click here for details
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Laos Festival 2018 – May 26-27

Don’t know much about Laos culture? We’ll this is the perfect weekend to learn a thing or two. Head over to Yoyogi Park for Laotian music, dance, food and more.

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Surprise guests at the Ekoda Night Bazaar | Photo by David Ishikawa

Ekoda Night Bazaar – May 26

Some solid family fun to be had at this nighttime market. There will be local shops selling their wares on the streets, yatai (street food) stalls serving up some sweet and savory treats, and a small samba festival parading through the streets.

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A delectable installation from a past Roppongi Art Night | Photo by Masashi Nishioka used under CC

Roppongi Art Night – May 26-27

Join the millions of other art lovers heading to the Roppongi Art Triangle for a full weekend of art installations (interactive and otherwise), video, music and design. The theme for this year’s event is The City Dreams of Art.

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Photo by Hajime NAKANO used under CC

Tokyo Port Festival – May 26-27

The is a yearly event to commemorate the opening of Harumi Port as an international trade port in May 1945. There will be stage performances, a stamp rally, a firefighting display and plenty more—good fun for the whole family!

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Photo by Guilhem Vellut used under CC

Takao Wakaba Festival – Until May 27

Strap on those hiking boots and head to Mount Takao for a spring celebration that includes music, tea ceremony and dance.

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