Tokyo events for Monday, August 26 to Sunday, September 1, 2019 Tokyo Night Market: Farmers Market \u00d7 Appetite The elusive Tokyo night market has found a home in the Aoyama neighbourhood. The farmers market at UN University shifts into a laid-back after-dark hangout with food, drinks, and one-of-a-kind items. This week, the market has joined forces with Appetite, a foodie event with sake and craft beer pairings. Startup Lady Night Startup Lady puts on monthly events featuring forward-thinking conversations for female entrepreneurs and their supporters. Freedom Toast Caf\u00e9: \u201cTaiwan recognizes same-sex marriage\u201d Special guest speaker Suki Chung\u2014the Amnesty International Regional Campaign Coordinator for East Asia\u2014joins (via Skype) this regular Amnesty International event to discuss how Taiwan recently by passing a law to legalize same-sex marriage\u2014all in a friendy environment. Downtown Drinks #39 Join the TC gang and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casual mingling. This is our 39th casual meet-up and all are welcome\u2014from readers to travelers to mysterious strangers. Note that we've switched venues for this event\u2014so head Ryozan Park rooftop in Otsuka! Hodogaya Candle Night Celebrate the \u201clast day\u201d of the season in and around the plum garden at Kanagawa\u2019s Hodogaya Park. There will be thousands of candles lining the pathways and DJs playing ambience-appropriate summer chill-out music. Japanese Tea Party with Koto Performance A chance to see a live performace of the koto\u2014a traditional stringed Japanese instrument. Takes place in the perfect venue too: a four-decade-old green tea shop and cafe. 2019 Asakusa Samba Carnival The super-fun, uber-attended Asakusa Samba Carnival is back and will be dazzling the streets of Asakusa this Saturday starting at 2\u00a0pm and ending at 6\u00a0pm. Bring your best moves as you\u2019ll be inclined to join in and jive as you watch the stunning samba dancers parade by. Tokyo Jazz Festival Calling all jazz lovers! While there are paid performances around the city, there are plenty of free ones at Yoyogi Park Friday through Sunday. Good Music Party in Sarushima: 10 Summer Days Rave to your heart's content at this summer music party on an uninhabited island in Tokyo Bay. "The Yosakoi" Oedo Soran Festival This yosakoi (a traditional summertime dance) festival, taking place at Kiba Park, will feature 45 competing dance teams. It\u2019s a uniquely Japanese sight to see if you haven\u2019t attended a festival of the kind yet. Museum of Modern Art \u2013 Free Admission Day The MOMAT houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed \u2018Important Cultural Properties\u2019 or masterpieces\u2014see it all for free this Sunday.