What an unpleasantly hot week it's been! While we're waiting for Perfect Liars Club to return on 3 August, let's look for indoor activities, eh!
Hmm I wrote this whole listings guide, then something went wrong and it vanished. I am thus going to bitterly and succinctly provide the overview...
Sat 15 July - A busy day. Kick off by seeing Good Will Hunting at Toho Shinjuku at 10am. It's on all week. Then spend the afternoon at a public symposium on Arts and Theories in a Post-Media World. You could just about squeeze in the last screening of A Date for Mad Mary at 6:10pm at Spiral Hall, before getting on the train from Omotesando to Shimokitazawa for That's What She Said, Tokyo's only all-woman comedy show. This was fantastic last time. Plus, your charming Perfect Liars Club host is in it, and two of your favourite Perfect Liars Club alumni, Dita and Christiane. See you there. Then after that, head up to Ikebukuro for an all-nighter of Woody Allen films. As you do.
Sun 16 July - Not much on today, so I suggest you join me at Spiral Hall for an afternoon at the Tokyo Rainbow Reel LGBT+ film festival. Starting at 11:30, there are five films on back to back.
Mon 17 July - It's the closing night party for Mes art show at Anagra Gallery near my house, in Kojimachi. Cool light-based installations.
Tue 18 July - Space Cafe is back, so let's nerd it up. Hear a space talk by Aurora Simeonescu from JAXA and come up with some clever questions.
Wed 19 July - We've not had a Trump event for a while. Try this one at Temple University: a talk about the Government of Japan and Trump's America.
Thu 20 July - Another famous UK comedian comes to the sunny climes of Tokyo. James Acaster will be doing a one-night-only stand-up comedy show at Good Heavens. You may want to get tickets in advance. Or if you like your comedy less endorsed but more judgemental, head to Stand up comedy at Double Tall Shibuya.
Fri 21 July - Edgy storytelling show Apocrypha is back at Bar Gari Gari and the topic this month is Oh What a Night. True stories told live in a bar. Or head to Asagaya for the Gamuso comedy and improv show.
Plan Ahead - things Layla is involved with that you might like
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.