Thursday, May 23, 2019

Zhang Yimou's 2018 film Shadow (影) opens at Waterfront, Regent Square on May 24.



The 2018 Zhang Yimou film Shadow (影) will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater, in addition to its run at the Regent Square Theater, from May 24. The distributor provides a summary:
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Tickets for the AMC Loews Waterfront shows are available online via the theater. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.

Tickets and showtime information for the Regent Square Theater screenings is available online, too. The theater is located at 1035 S. Braddock Ave. in Regent Square (map).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Global Wordsmiths hiring Mandarin-English interpreter.

Global Wordsmiths is hiring a bilingual Mandarin-English interpreter.
Global Wordsmiths, a language service provider headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, serves immigrants and refugees by eliminating language access barriers. We seek bilingual, professional applicants to work 5-25 hours a week interpreting and translating for our clients located in Western P.A. Our clients require in-person interpretation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

K-pop Dance Class at Yanlai Dance Academy, Saturdays starting May 25.



Lucy Chen will once again offer K-Pop Dance Classes at Yanlai Dance Academy this summer, with the first class this Saturday.
K-pop has been sweeping through the popular mainstream culture. Come learn the choruses to your favorite songs at this dance class! For all levels! Taught by Lucy Chen.

Feel free to request songs that you want to learn the dances to by commenting below or emailing lulujchen@gmail.com. We cannot guarantee your song will be taught but a schedule will be posted later with more details!
The classes will run Saturdays from May 25 through August 10 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm (no classes on July 6 or July 20). Pricing information is available online; non-Yanlai students pay $18 per drop-in session or $120 for all 10 classes. Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Blvd. in the North Hills (map).

Monday, May 20, 2019

Zhang Yimou's 2018 film Shadow (影) in Pittsburgh, from May 24.



The 2018 Zhang Yimou film Shadow (影) will play at the Regent Square Theater from May 24 through 30. The distributor provides a summary:
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Tickets and showtime information is now available online. The theater is located at 1035 S. Braddock Ave. in Regent Square (map).

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Beauty of Chinese Dance, May 26 in Oakland.



The Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will present The Beauty of Chinese Dance on May 26. It will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Rosemary Heyl Auditorium of Antonian Hall at 3333 Fifth Ave. in Oakland (map). Tickets are available for $10 at the door or at various tiers in advance by contacting marketing at ocapghpa.org.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Chinese calligraphy workshop downtown, May 25.


"Chinese calligrapher," by David Boté Estrada (Creative Commons).

The downtown branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Chinese calligraphy workshop on May 25.
A Chinese calligraphy expert will show us pictures of her home in China, give background on the art of calligraphy, and lead a Chinese calligraphy workshop for all ages! No registration is necessary for these sessions. Seating for all workshops is available to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll want to come early to be sure you MAKE it on time.
The event runs from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The Downtown & Business branch is located at 612 Smithfield St. (map).

Friday, May 17, 2019

"Storytime: Chinese and English" in Squirrel Hill, June 15.


via Ed Massery.

"Storytime: Chinese and English" returns to the Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill on June 15 after a brief hiatus.
Celebrate our city’s diverse culture as we explore new words through songs, action rhymes and stories in both English and Chinese.
Storytime runs from 11:00 to 11:30 am and is free and open to the public. The Carnegie Library branch in Squirrel Hill is located at 5801 Forbes Ave. (map), accessible by buses 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, and 74.

"Storytime: Japanese and English" returns to East Liberty, May 21.


via archdaily.org

The next installment of the monthly program "Storytime: Japanese and English" will take place on May 21 at the Carnegie Library in East Liberty.
Celebrate our city’s diverse culture as we explore new words through songs, action rhymes and stories in both English and Japanese for children and their parents or caregivers. For children age birth – 5 and their caregivers.
It runs from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The library is located at 130 S. Whitfield St. (map).

Thursday, May 16, 2019

2018 Chinese film Long Day's Journey Into the Night (地球最后的夜晚) in Pittsburgh, from June 21.



The 2018 Chinese film Long Day's Journey Into the Night (地球最后的夜晚) will play in Pittsburgh from June 21 through 27. An April Atlantic review calls it "a gorgeous and impossible puzzle of a movie that could become a cult hit when it arrives in the United States."
The plot of Long Day’s Journey, which has nothing to do with the Eugene O’Neill play of the same name, centers on three characters: Luo (played by Huang Jue), a man haunted by his time as a youth in 2000; Luo’s long-lost lover, Wan Qiwen (Tang Wei); and a childhood pal named Wildcat, who was murdered. Roughly 20 years after Wildcat’s death, Luo tries to find Qiwen again and dig into the mystery of what happened between them decades prior. But any simple explanation for what’s going on is never offered. As Long Day’s Journey progresses, its meaning becomes more elusive, and its narrative strands stubbornly refuse to tie together.
The movie will play at the Regent Square Theater at 1035 South Braddock Ave. (map). Tickets and showtime information have not yet been released.

Free "A Night in China" concert, May 25.



Church in Pittsburgh will host a free "A Night in China" concert on May 25, featuring Yang Jin, Mimi Jong, and other musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. The performance runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at 7110 Penn Ave. (map).