This Weekend in Tokyo

At Tokyo Metblogs, I’m going to start a new column, “This Weekend in Tokyo”, or TWiT, for short. I’ll put it up every Thursday night, so if you’re thinking of what to do on the weekend, you can poke around here for some ideas when you’re dreaming at your desk on a Friday afternoon.

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+ Popular dance event, OOOOZE, is holding its final party of the year at hot Ginza club, Desert Rose, on Dec 12 2008, Friday. For details, click here. I’ve been to one of their parties before and I was impressed — just lots of playful, happy grooves in a cool venue.

+ If you’re into watching dare devil stunts, the X-Trail Jam at Tokyo Dome this Sun, Dec 14, 5pm, and Mon Dec 15, 3pm could give you an adrenalin fix. The best snowboarders in the world will gather at this one place to show off breathtaking moves on scary slopes.

+ Take up a hoop class at Hoop Lovers if you’re looking to shake up your workout or just want to try something different. These guys make hooping look way cool.

+ There is such a thing as affordable kaiseki dinners and you can savor authentic, delicate Japanese cuisine at Rakushokushu Maru in Omotesando. 5,000JPY – 7,000JPY for set dinners and an English menu is available.

+ Even if you are a pedestrian museum go-er, you would jump at heading over to have a peek at Picasso’s personal art collection at the National Arts Center and his captivating series of self-portraits at the Suntory Museum of Art. Find out more here. You’ve got to hurry because the exhibition ends this weekend.

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