Fri 28 Oct - My second favourite night of the month (after Perfect Liars Club) - it's Improvazilla at the Crocodile! This improv show is high quality and usually hilarious - absolutely worth a trip. Of course being the last Friday of the month means it's also the event I'd love to go to but can't bring myself to skip Improvazilla - it's the story/poetry/song evening Drunk Poets See God. AND Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School has a Halloween-themed event, combing drawing and burlesque. I really wish these three awesome events would spread themselves over three Fridays instead of all being on the same night! Or Mondays...
Sat 29 Oct - There's an English-language 'rakugo seminar' at KIFL (Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages) 3-203 at 11:15am. I think you just turn up and pay 1000 yen. Today and tomorrow there's the Tokyo Underground Short Film Festival in Koenji. Looks like it's in the really cool venue Za Koenji and while they are being cryptic about what films they're showing, they told me they all have English subtitles! You may also find their Facebook page helpful. Today's theme is Documentary/Underground Culture/Music Videos. It's also the Oedo Beer Festival AND the Kanda used book festival, both near Jimbocho. I walked past the book festival en route to work and it was bustling!
Sun 30 Oct - Tatsuya Sudo's English language rakugo class are doing a bilingual rakugo show in English today at 11:30-15:30 at Oedo Ryogoku-tei, free. Info here. Also, the Tokyo Underground Short Film Festival in Koenji is on again and the theme today is Short Story/Animation/Art Films. Enjoy.
Mon 31 Oct - Not much on (curse ye, Tokyo Mondays!), so why not pop to Le Cinema at Bunkamura to see The Man Who Knew Infinity?
Tue 1 Nov - Tuesday is usually a good day for things to do in Tokyo, but not this week, so go check out Tokyo International Film Festival or Tokyo Design Week!
Wed 2 Nov - If you're in the mood for American film noir at 3pm, go see Caught at the National Film Centre or Mickey One in the evening. Then Good Heavens Comedy Club is on tonight if you fancy some stand up comedy fun!
Thu 3 Nov - Oh my goodness, hold onto your hats, it's the night Tokyo Cheapo called their favourite of the month, it's the moment you've been waiting for all month... it's Perfect Liars Club! Get your tickets here. You'll likely be able to get in on the door (1500 yen including a drink) but it's safest to reserve online in advance. Do it. You'll love it.
Fri 4 Nov - The Gamuso comedy show is on in Asagaya.