Fri 6 Jan - It's your last chance to see an evening show of The Entertainer by John Osborne, starring Kenneth Branagh, filmed in London's West End and screened in Ikebukuro's Cine Libre. 7:10 today.
Sat 7 Jan - The Entertainer by John Osborne is also on today for the last time at Cine Libre at 4pm. Then tonight for a week, the same venue will start screening the play of Romeo and Juliet in English, filmed from London's West End. Also starting today and running for a while, a film festival of movies previously unreleased in Tokyo.
Sun 8 and Mon 9 Jan - Not much on today. Maybe some cinema? Ginrei Hall's double bill of films are unusually BOTH in English, which means you can buy one ticket and see both: The Program (About Lance Armstrong) and Trumbo (about communist Hollywood writers). The films run daily til the 20th. If this weather stays nice, you could combine with lunch/ice cream at the Canal Cafe in Iidabashi.
Tue 10 Jan - The second edition of Space Cafe Tokyo is at Good Heavens in Shimokitazawa tonight at 8pm. Hear from the only Japanese Team in the Google Lunar XPRPIZE, and about plans to 'mine the moon'. The first edition in December was fantastic, so we are excited about this.
Wed 11 Jan - Tonight there's a fairly rare performance of English language rakugo (Japanese stories) at Uchisaiwai Hall (near Hibiya). Doors at 6:30, starts at 7. Pay on the door. Note, I found this out by reading a poster on a local street. We NEED a central English language rakugo advertising resource! I feel like I'm always in danger of missing these, and I'm a big fan! Or of course, you could alternatively head over to comedy at Good Heavens.
Thu 12 Jan - Hooray! The moment you have all been waiting for is here: it's Perfect Liars Club! The event of the month, nay, the century. Four people perform a story but only three are true. Listen, Laugh, Interrogate, Vote... Can you spot the liar? Remember, we have a new pricing system: 1500 yen if you reserve in advance, 2000 yen on the door (both include a free drink). So what are you waiting for? Reserve now. Or just turn up. Your call! It starts at 8 sharp.
Fri 13 Jan - Ready for some English-language immersive theatre? Wide Eyed Theatre Companie presents A Faerie Tale. It's a promenade show, it's not for children despite the name, and it looks really intriguing. It's on til the 15th in Nakano. Also tonight is This 'n' That Cafe: music and live art at Superdeluxe.
Here's a random treat for you: a while back I wrote a piece for Tokyo Cheapo about social art events in Tokyo and it was published today. Enjoy, and get arting.
Oh, and don't forget: reserve tickets for Perfect Liars Club on Thursday HERE.