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Pico Pico Cafe is a no-shoes space, with a South-facing balcony overlooking Inokashira park. There is standing space for around 55 people, or 35 seated, with 8 tables, a sofa and several long benches. Smoking is not allowed but it is possible to smoke on th balcony or outside the entrance. The room is semi-sound proof, and it is possible to play loud music without bothering the restaurants below.
Kichijoji Minami-cho1-11-2 Momiji-Bilding 8F
Musashino-shi Tokyo, Japan
From the South exit of Kichijoji Station (sometimes called "Park Exit"), turn right and walk past Macdonalds down a street with many restaurants on it for 2 minutes. You'll reach an intersection with the main road ("Inokashira dori") and on the other side you'll see a tall skinny building with a ramen shop on the ground floor, next to a large eyewear store. Pico Pico Cafe / Lexaloffle is on the 8th floor.
Picotachi is a monthly show-and-tell event held at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, inviting creators to tell stories about what they are working on. The format is very casual: 2~10 minutes with a projector for each presenter, around 4~8 presentations per Picotachi, with time before and after to hang out. Tiny and unfinished projects are welcome, and any language is ok (especially if there are pictures to look at). Many presentations are about game design and visual arts, but others have covered things like audio design, music composition, map making, robotics and AI, demoscene and textiles.
To find out when the next Picotachi is, please check our twitter account or #picotachi. If you would like to show something, please email us at [email protected] with a brief description (and maybe a screenshot). If you'd like to run any software or slides, please bring a laptop. Alternatively, we can provide you with a web browser if you have something online. (For slideshows, @polm23 uses: tmcw-big.js)
Next Acorn Market Date: TBA
Tiny Shows is a semi-regular event held at Pico Pico Cafe that invites tiny 2~10 minute music, visual, spoken, or other live performances. It's an informal event, and anyone is welcome to try out new and/or unfinished work in a relaxed environment. There is an acoustic piano, sound system with mics, and a projector that can be used as needed. If you would like to perform at a future Tiny Shows, please email us with a brief description: [email protected] (English or Japanese ok). Or if you'd like to show up on the night to play something open-mic style, that's fine too. There is no set time for sound check, but you are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes early to try out the sound system / projector before the event officially opens, or to do a quick check during the event before performances start around 8:30pm.
Next Tiny Shows Date: TBA
Pico Pico is open most Fridays as a drop-in co-working space, from 10am to 7pm. Co-workers are welcome to bring their own food and drink, and to use Pico's wifi and power.
All Day: ￥1,000
Half Day (max 4h): ￥600