Perfect Liars Club this week was so much fun. And the liar was the person suspected by the fewest people - even though she told a ridiculous story of taking her pet tarantula to school and losing it! 10 people were very smug they caught her. Everyone else, shame on you! Here's photos and here's where you can buy tickets now for our next show on 3 August. See you there. And in the meantime... what shall we do in Tokyo?
Sat 8 July - Tokyo Rainbow Reel LGBT+ film festival kicks off today. You may want to get your tickets in advance (we picked ours up from the giftshop on the ground floor of Spiral Hall). All films are in English or have English subtitles. But I'm not going tonight, because tonight I'm performing in my favourite comedy show in Tokyo: Comedy Sumo Slam! Come and hear two teams of comedians battle it out to be funny about current affairs and random topics! And cheer loudly for my team. It's at Two Dogs Taproom in Roppongi at 7pm. Also, Suffragette and I, Daniel Blake are playing as a double bill at the lovely Ginrei Hall cinema in Iidabashi, and Good Will Hunting is at 10am in Toho Shinjuku, all every day this week from today.
Sun 9 July - There's nothing specific on today. So we're going to The Deep Blue Sea at Toho Nihonbashi. See you there? Otherwise, check out all the film options listed for Saturday. Apparently Sunday is a cinema day.
Mon 10 July - Open mic stand-up comedy tonight in Otsuka.
Tue 11 July - What says interesting Tuesday evening more than a nice talk at UN University about challenges to peacekeeping in the 21st century?
Wed 12 July - Head over to Shimokitazawa tonight for the Good Heavens Comedy Club weekly stand-up show. Or to either a talk at Temple University about Japan's modern castles or a talk at Lakeland University about Japan's progress towards gender equality in the workplace. Also tonight, the Broadway version of West Side Story kicks off at Tokyu Theatre Orb. It's in English and it's playing all month.
Thu 13 July - Tonight's the launch of TransPacific Poetics, a new collection of poetry, essays, and poetics committed to transcultural experimental witness in both hemispheres of the Pacific and Oceania. They promise poetry readings and a panel discussion.
Fri 14 July - Tonight is Nerd Night, and the talks are about tsunami evacuation, the Large Hadron Collider, and best of all, Perfect Liars Club alumnus Elizabeth Tasker talking about whether we've found an Earth-like planet. Also, the Balls To The Wall stand-up comedy show is tonight in Roppongi.
Plan Ahead - things Layla from Perfect Liars Club is performing at in the next month
Sat 15 July - It's the second all-female comedy show That's What She Said. I'm in it. Then after that, head up to Ikebukuro for an all-nighter of Woody Allen films. As you do.
Wed 26 July - Pecha Kucha is one of Tokyo's coolest events, with arty talks in English and Japanese by artists, designers, and all sorts of interesting people. And this month I get to do a talk! See you there.
Thu 3 Aug - Perfect Liars Club returns! Book your tickets now for this show.