Sat 20 May - Feeling literary? Go hear a talk about Australian books in the American marketplace in English this afternoon at 3:35 at Meisei University. There's more The Diary of Anne Frank by Tokyo International Players tonight. Or if you like your Saturdays cheerier, the Vega Comedy Show is tonight too. Also, I don't usually post about music, but Dr Seuss meets Jazz sounds charming.
Sun 21 May - Big decisions today: are you a scientist, an artist or a historian? Excitingly, the Pint of Science festival comes to Tokyo today only. It's 12-2 at Good Heavens, so settle down with some British food for lunch and enjoy talks and discussions on things such as Japanese robotics from an anthropology perspective. Or bring your pencils and pads for that lovely social drawing art event, PauseDraw at 4pm in Nagatacho. It's also the last day of The Diary of Anne Frank by Tokyo International Players today.
Mon 22 May - It's Otsuka's open mic comedy night tonight. Also Tokyo Cocktail Week kicks off today.
Tue 23 May - Tokyo Space Cafe is tonight at Good Heavens. For Tokyo-based space geeks (and aspirational space geeks like me), this is one of the most interesting events of the month! Tonight the talk will be about a JAXA and a NASA mission: Rocks from Asteroids: The Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx Space Missions.
Wed 24 May - It's Wednesday, which means it's Good Heavens Comedy Club.
Thu 25 May - If you can get there for 5pm, you may enjoy Waiting for a Whitman: Canadian Poetry and National Identity by Jeff Weingarten. It's at the University of Tokyo.
Fri 26 May - Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen: it's the last Friday of the month! I'll be at Improvazilla, a really high quality improv show which includes an improvised musical. But what else am I missing? If you like poetry, you have choices: the Drunk Poets See God poetry slam at Bar Gari Gari or the Tohoku poetry reading with poets Peter Robinson and Masaya Saito at Books Kinokuniya. EU Film Days festival commences at the newly opened National Film Centre! The opening film, Vojtech, is today at 4:30pm - it's in Slovak, but has English subtitles. There's Balls to the Wall comedy at Roppongi. There's another cool little gramophone concert. And if you like drawing burlesque performers, head over to Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
1 June - Perfect Liars Club returns! Grab your tickets now!