Tokyo Events This Week: All About the Jokes

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 24 to Sunday, December 1, 2019

Comedy nights are aplenty this week, so take your pick of the bunch for some guaranteed laughs. Japan’s biggest Philippines festival is also on, along side a line-up of illumination and art events.

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Metronomy Japan Tour

UK band Metronomy is bringing their electro-pop sound to the Tokyo music scene for one night only. Jam out at Ebisu’s Liquidroom.

 Metronomy Japan Tour

Metronomy Tour - Iflyer event choice
Dates:26th Nov, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥6,300

Good Heavens Comedy Club

A regular Tokyo comedy event at Good Heavens British Bar in the trendy Shimokitazawa area. This week’s show is called ‘What You See Is What You Get’ so expect a mystery line up with guaranteed laughs.



 Good Heavens Comedy Club

Stand Up Tokyo Event Submission - StandUp Tokyo (Peter Blake)
Dates:29th Jan, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,500

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School Tokyo

With a drink in one hand and a pencil in the other, you can spend an evening sketching some of Tokyo’s most interesting models.

 Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School Tokyo

Drawing Sketching
Dates:22nd Jan, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥2,000

Tokyo Jokeyo Christmas Edition

For the comedy lover or the brave comic in you, head to Meguro Tavern for a 2-hour open-mic stand-up show.

 Tokyo Jokeyo Comedy Night

Tokyo Jokeyo Comedy
Dates:30th Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Doburoku Matsuri

The Doburoku Matsuri is an annual festival celebrating home-brewed sake. Taking place at Koami Shrine, visitors will be offered free sake and can enjoy Shinto performances in the afternoon.

 Doburoku Matsuri

Dates:28th Nov, 2020
Entry:Free

Drunk Poets See God

Drunk Poets See God is a spoken-word night that features a different theme each time with a mix of performance styles.

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 Drunk Poets See God

Mic Comedy Open Mic
Dates:31st Jan, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

Improvazilla Comedy Night

Tokyo’s longest running improv night is filled with games, off-the-cuff creations and plenty of musical performances.

 Improvazilla Comedy Night

Improvazilla Event - Imrovazilla
Dates:31st Jan, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,500

Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day

The MOMAT is free this Sunday. The museum houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces.


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 Museum of Modern Art - Free Admission Day

momat
Dates:2nd Feb, 2020
Entry:Free

Setagaya Koto Cafe Workshop and Concert

Try your hand at the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, at this one-hour workshop led by internationally renowned koto players Michiyo Yagi and Hiroko Takahashi. Following the workshop is a 30-minute performance, accompanied by a cup of green tea.

 Setagaya Koto Cafe Workshop and Concert

Koto Cafe Workshop - hitomi
Dates:1st Dec, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥2,000

Midtown Christmas 2019

A classic Christmas-season staple in the city. Come and see the mesmerizing twinkle of 290,000 digitally controlled LEDs.

 Midtown Christmas 2020

winter illuminations tokyo
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Philippine Festival 2019

A huge cultural festival at Yoyogi Park celebrating the food, art, and entertainment of the Philippines.

 Philippine Festival 2020

Philippine Festival
Dates:Late Nov
~
Early Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

A quaint German-style Christmas market with classic food and drink, gift and decoration stalls.



 Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Roppongi Christmas Market
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

The famously beautiful Edo-period gardens of Rikugien will be illuminated until December 12th from sunset to 9 pm daily. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing, so it’s a perfect for an evening stroll.

 Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Dates:Mid Nov
~
Mid Dec, 2020

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Just south of the city is a famous Christmas market in Yokohama. Against a backdrop of the area’s beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice skating rink, stalls and an impressive tree display.

 Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Yokohama Red Brick Christmas Market
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free
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Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: Art, Comedy, Illuminations, MOMAT, Stand-up
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