This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for June 18–19

Festivals, Exhibitions & Fun in the City

By The Savvy Team
June 16, 2016
What's Happening

The rainy season is likely to last for a few more weeks, but it looks like we'll have a glimpse of sunshine this weekend, so take the chance! Enjoy a brilliant lineup of short films, see a photo exhibition, walk amid beautiful hydrangea, have a day at the circus with the kids or start the weekend with an open-air morning yoga. Also on the agenda is a Japanese version of Macbeth with English subtitles. Enjoy!

For The Love of the Film

ShortShorts Film Festival

Another weekend of this famous short film festivals for those of you who haven't had the chance to see it yet. Launched in 1999 as a small film festival in Harajuku that featured six short titles by George Lucas when he was a student, this annual event has grown to become one of the largest Academy-recognized film festivals in Asia. This year 200 contestants from around the world will be screened, along with non-competition works like Martin Scorsese's The Audition. A perfect event to get some creativity and inspiration boost! For a full program list see the link below.

Date
NOW THROUGH JUNE 26, 2016
Time
VARIOUS
Location
HARAJUKU, YOKOHAMA AND OTHER
Fee
MOST EVENTS AND SCREENINGS ARE FREE
 

In Memoriam

David Bowie Tribute Illumination

The Odaiba lights are shining bright in memory of the late legend, as the whole area turns into a David Bowie tribute until the end of the weekend. A special photo exhibition following the milestones of his life and musical career, a pop up store selling goods, posters, mugs and more, as well as a special illumination synchronized with Bowie's tunes. If you loved Bowie, or if you're looking for an escape from central Tokyo to the nearest beach with beautiful night lights, this is your event.

Date
Now through Sun, June 19, 2016
Time
Illumination: 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Location
Decks Odaiba, Seaside Mall 3F and surroundings, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fee
Free