Sunday, March 31, 2019

2018 Japanese animated film Penguin Highway (ペンギン・ハイウェイ) in Pittsburgh, April 14.



The 2018 Japanese animated film Penguin Highway (ペンギン・ハイウェイ) will play at Southside Works Cinema on April 14, one week earlier than previously announced. The distributor summarizes:
Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!
Tickets for the 7:00 pm show are available online. Southside Works Cinema is located at 425 Cinema Drive in the Southside, one block from the Hot Metal Bridge (map).

Friday, March 29, 2019

Spots still available for free "Learn to Play the Pipa (Chinese Lute) – 4 Class Series for Adults" at Carnegie Library in Oakland, Thursdays in April.



Several places still remain for a series of free pipa lessons for adults in April, led by pipa soloist Yang Jin at the Carnegie Library in Oakland.
Renowned pipa performer Yang Jin will teach a series of 4 free pipa (Chinese lute) classes for adults beginning April 4. Pipa instruments will be provided during class. The classes, held Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM, take place:

April 4 Adult Lesson 1

April 11 Adult Lesson 2

April 18 Adult Lesson 3

April 25 Adult Lesson 4

Registering for one class will register you for all 4 sessions in the series. The class is limited to 16 participants.
Registration is required and can be completed online. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.

UPMC hiring bilingual Mandarin-English Patient Services Representative for Squirrel Hill office.

UPMC is hiring a bilingual Mandarin-English Patient Services Representative for a Squirrel Hill office.
Do you have a background in healthcare working with patients? UPMC ishiring a Bilingual Patient Services Representative to support their office inSquirrel Hill.They are looking for someone who will be able to assist both the Chinese and English speaking patients. This position is full-time, Monday - Friday during daylight hours.

A Patient Services Representative is responsible for welcoming patients upon arrival, promoting the usage of new and emerging consumer-friendly technologies, educating patients on their copayments and financial obligations and collecting payments when applicable, scheduling subsequent appointments within the continuum of care, connecting patients to financial advocacy resources when appropriate, updating patient's demographics and insurance coverage information, and promoting an overall culture of service excellence. We are seeking candidates with a strong customer service background and a desire to be empowered to ensure a positive experience during a patient's visit to UPMC.
For more information, and to apply, review the posting on the UPMC website.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Listening to Monsters: Nature, Technology, and Sound Design in Gojira (1954), April 2 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present Dr. Brooke H. McCorkle and her talk "Listening to Monsters: Nature, Technology, and Sound Design in Gojira (1954)" on April 2. It starts at 5:30 pm in 3911 Posvar Hall (map) and is free and open to the public.

Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival opens tomorrow at Row House Cinema.

The fourth annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival at the Row House Cinema features 12 films, a collection of Japanese TV gameshow moments, a number of special events, and runs from March 29's Ramen Fest through April 11.


"Storytime: Japanese and English" returns to East Liberty, April 16.


via archdaily.org

The next installment of the monthly program "Storytime: Japanese and English" will take place on April 16 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).

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sister City 海阳?


via baidu.

According to today's Cranberry Eagle, the sister city relationship between Cranberry, Butler County, and Haiyang, China, is almost done, should be complete following a trip by Haiyang officials to western Pennsylvania in September.
[Butler Tourism and Convention Bureau president Jack] Cohen said the sister city project with Hai Yang will bring not only tourism to Butler County, but also potential Chinese businesses looking to expand into the U.S.

“As people get to know us and we get to know them, we build relationships,” Cohen said. “You never know what individuals are looking for.”

Hai Yang chose Butler County and Cranberry because Chinese Westinghouse employees living in Cranberry Township have reported a high quality of life, Cohen said.

Westinghouse is building a nuclear plant facility in Hai Yang, Cohen said.

Master Z: IP Man Legacy (葉問外傳:張天志) at Harris Theater, from April 19.



The 2018 Chinese martial arts film Master Z: IP Man Legacy (葉問外傳:張天志), which opens nationwide on April 12, will play at the Harris Theater downtown from April 19 through 25. The distributor provides a summary:
Legendary action director Yuen Wo Ping draws on a stellar cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa, and Max Zhang) to create a hard-hitting martial arts blast worthy of its place in the celebrated IP MAN universe. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.
The movie will play in Mandarin with English subtitles. Showtime and ticket information is not yet available. The Harris Theater is located at 809 Liberty Ave. in the Cultural District (map).

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dr. Stephen Luft and "Intercultural Communication in Japan and Beyond," April 7 in Shadyside.


By Toomore Chang (Creative Commons)

Dr. Stephen Luft of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will present "Intercultural Communication in Japan and Beyond" on April 7 at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside.
This talk will address issues that arise in intercultural communication. When communicating with people from different cultures, differing expectations can result in misunderstood intentions. This misunderstanding often leads to a misjudgment of a person’s character. Examples of behaviors such as refusal, apology, listening, etc. will be used to show how actions that are considered polite in one culture can be considered impolite in another. Specific examples will be drawn from learning, teaching, and working in Japanese culture.
The talk runs from 9:00 to 10:15 am in the church's Schweitzer Room. The church is located at 605 Morewood Ave. (map).

"An Evening of Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater: Tales from the Ramayana," April 13 at Pitt.


via volunteerbali.org

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Music will present "An Evening of Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater: Tales from the Ramayana" on April 13.
An Evening of Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater: Tales from the Ramayana features a pre-performance lecture by Dr. Meghan Hynson, puppetry by Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan assisted by Ida Ayu Kumalayoni, and Gender Wayang Music performed by Meghan Hynson, Yang Shuo, Wangcaixuan Zhang, and Annie Valdes.
The event starts at 8:00 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (map) and tickets are available for purchase online.

2018 Chinese film Girls Always Happy (柔情史) at Carnegie Mellon, March 31.



The 2018 Chinese film Girls Always Happy (柔情史) will play at Carnegie Mellon University on March 31, one of two Chinese movies playing at this year's CMU International Film Festival.
Wu is in her mid-twenties and lives with her mother in a traditional one-story house in one of Beijing’s hutongs. Both consider themselves to be writers, but success has so far eluded them. Their unhealthily close relationship is characterised by reproaches and quibbling; only during meals do they appear to lay down their verbal weapons. The situation escalates when both Wu and her mother hit an emotional low. Often compared to the fellow mother-daughter film, LADYBIRD, GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY is both a funny and dramatic depiction of a complicated parent-child relationship, elevated by the charming performances of the two leads: An Nai and director Yang Mingming herself.
The movie starts at 4:00 pm in McConomy Auditorium and tickets are available online.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Korean film Burning (버닝) free at Pitt, March 29.



The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will present Burning (버닝) on March 29, the final installment of this year's Korean Film Festival. The official site summarizes Burning:
BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.
It will be shown in 332 Cathedral of Learning from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

"Lecture: Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio," March 30 in Oakland.


Huang Gongwang Museum, via Architectural Record.

Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu of Amateur Architecture Studio will present the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Gold Medal Keynote on March 30 in Oakland.
Hear Wang Shu, Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, and Lu Wenyu, his partner and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, present the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Gold Medal Keynote.

Their firm utilizes a knowledge of everyday techniques to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. A unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics, and intensive research defines the studio’s approach.
The lecture runs from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland (map) and is free and open to the public.

Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) to remain in Pittsburgh through March 27 (at least).



The 2018 Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) will play remain in Pittsburgh through at least March 27. The Osaka Asian Film Festival provides a synopsis of the film, a remake of a 2009 Korean hit, which opened in Pittsburgh on March 15:
It seemed like fate when solitary student Zhang Zhe-kai met a rebellious girl named Song Yuan-yuan. These two lonely high school classmates find they become inseparable when they lose their family but their connection blossoms into a beautiful relationship, not quite lovers but very dependent upon each other. She names him “K” and chooses the name “Cream” for herself. They live together and go to college together and eventually get jobs together at the same record company. They are the perfect couple. Things come to a standstill when “K” is diagnosed with leukemia but he’s more concerned about Cream and wants to ensure her happiness before his time runs out by helping her find love little realising she may have already found it…

A glossy remake of the 2009 Korean film of the same name, it proves to be a real tearjerker thanks to the persuasive performances of lead actors Jasper Liu (“Take Me to the Moon” – OAFF 2018) and Ivy Yi-Han Chen who sell the idea of fidelity and timeless love.
The movie is playing at the AMC Loews Waterfront, and tickets are available online. 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.

2017 Chinese movie Youth (芳华) at Maridon Museum, March 28.



The 2017 Chinese coming-of-age drama Youth (芳华) will play at the Maridon Museum in Butler on March 28 as the next installment of this spring's film series.

"Practicing Ambivalence: Taiko, White Women, and Asian American Performance," April 4 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Humanities Center will host Dr. Angela Ahlgren and her talk "Practicing Ambivalence: Taiko, White Women, and Asian American Performance" on April 4.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Experimental Percussionist: Tatsuya Nakatani, April 2 in Lawrenceville.



NextPittsburgh shares news of a Tatsuya Nakatani performance on April 2 at Gardenalia in Lawrenceville. Nakatani, based in the US since 1994, describes his work thus:
Nakatani’s approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while resisting genre. He creates sound with both traditional and extended percussion techniques. Utilizing his adapted bowed gong, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools, and his breath he manifests an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, metal and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. His percussive instruments can imitate the sound of a trumpet, a stringed instrument, an electronic device…to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound. He has devoted himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that incorporate silence and texture. Nakatani’s primary music activities include solo percussive performance, his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO), and collaborations with musicians and dancers both in live performance and recordings
The performance, featuring the WRiSt Trio, runs from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at Gardenalia, a garden shop at 3709 Butler St. (map). The cost is $10.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China, March 29 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present Dr. Arienne Gaetano and her talk "Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China" on March 29.

Oakland's TW Kitchen (台味廚坊) soft opening, March 24.



A new Taiwanese take-out restaurant, TW Kitchen (台味廚坊), is having a soft opening on Sunday, March 24, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Come celebrate our soft opening and stop by to taste some FREE food samples from TW Kitchen, featuring various signature Taiwanese dishes. Suggestions and comments are highly encouraged. :)

大家好!請於當天下午3點到6點來與我們一起慶祝。我們將有免費的餐點試吃。先到先得,供完爲止。謝謝!

**First come, first serve. Only until supplies last.
It is located at 192 N. Craig St. (map).

Moon Township's HarbisonWalker International location hiring bilingual English-Mandarin buyer.

Moon Township's HarbisonWalker International location is hiring a bilingual---preferrably trilingual---English-Mandarin buyer.
HWI we are seeking a bilingual buyer to purchase raw materials from our suppliers overseas. This person must be fluent in English, Chinese, and preferably one other language.

This person will be accountable for projects, tasks and categories that are considered integral to the success and profitability of HWI.

The Buyer is responsible for purchase order management. Key aspects of purchase order management include understanding of terms and conditions of purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgement, and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of delivery. The primary responsibility is to support the Category Management team by conducting administrative tasks including but not limited to placing purchase orders, expediting, invoice reconciliation, spot buys, reporting, negotiating new or extended payment terms, and approving invoices.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

2018 Chinese film Ash is the Purest White (江湖儿女) in Pittsburgh, from April 12.



The 2018 Chinese film Ash is the Purest White (江湖儿女) will play in Pittsburgh from April 12. A synopsis, from the distributor:
Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
It will run from April 12 through 18 at the Regent Square Theater, though showtimes have not yet been announced.

Japanese rock band Pinky Doodle Poodle just announced for Pittsburgh, May 22.


via @pinkydoodlepoodle

Japanese rock band Pinky Doodle Poodle will play in Pittsburgh on May 22, part of their North American tour underway since May 2018. The Charleston City-Paper summarized them in this way:
One of the coolest things about the Tokyo duo known as Pinky Doodle Poodle, other than the name, of course, is the juxtapositions in their sound. On the band's new single, "Jump In," the kick drum that starts the song off threatens to cave in the listener's chest, and the guitars are set to "massive eardrum hemorrhage," which makes it all the more jarring when singer Yuria's childlike voice comes in and launches into a stream-of-consciousness self-help pep talk, cooing "Don't miss a chance/ Don't miss your voice/ Everywhere, looking for it/ Don't be afraid."

So there's a lot going on here, all at the same time and louder than a bomb. It's similar to the collision of punk and pop that their label-mate Shonen Knife was so good at in the '90s or the lo-fi dance-rock chaos that the Go! Team creates.
They will play at Howler's in Bloomfield (map), though tickets are not yet available.

2017 Korean film 1987: When the Day Comes at Pitt, March 22.



The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will present the 2017 film 1987: When the Day Comes on March 22 as part of its annual Korean Film Festival. The distributor summarizes 1987:
In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and he begins looking into the case for truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.
The film will be shown in 332 Cathedral of Learning from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Next Friday the department will present Burning (버닝) as the second installment of the series,

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) to remain in Pittsburgh through March 23 (at least).



The 2018 Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) will play remain in Pittsburgh through at least March 23. The Osaka Asian Film Festival provides a synopsis of the film, a remake of a 2009 Korean hit, which opened in Pittsburgh on March 15:
It seemed like fate when solitary student Zhang Zhe-kai met a rebellious girl named Song Yuan-yuan. These two lonely high school classmates find they become inseparable when they lose their family but their connection blossoms into a beautiful relationship, not quite lovers but very dependent upon each other. She names him “K” and chooses the name “Cream” for herself. They live together and go to college together and eventually get jobs together at the same record company. They are the perfect couple. Things come to a standstill when “K” is diagnosed with leukemia but he’s more concerned about Cream and wants to ensure her happiness before his time runs out by helping her find love little realising she may have already found it…

A glossy remake of the 2009 Korean film of the same name, it proves to be a real tearjerker thanks to the persuasive performances of lead actors Jasper Liu (“Take Me to the Moon” – OAFF 2018) and Ivy Yi-Han Chen who sell the idea of fidelity and timeless love.
The movie is playing at the AMC Loews Waterfront, and tickets are available online. 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.

IUP hiring language instructor fluent in Japanese and Korean.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is again hiring a foreign language instructor fluent in Japanese and Korean to teach elementary-, intermediate-, and advanced-level courses in those languages. An excerpt from the job posting:
The Department of Foreign Languages at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for an anticipated full-time, and temporary faculty position for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Duties
  • Teach elementary, intermediate, and advanced Japanese and Korean.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Oakland's TW Kitchen (台味廚坊) eyes opening next week.



TW Kitchen (台味廚坊), offering "Taiwanese style bentos, noodles, soup, and more," is anticipating an opening next Tuesday, March 26, in North Oakland. It was passed its inspection by the Allegheny County Health Department this morning. Signage first went up in December for the Taiwanese restaurant at 192 N. Craig St. (map), in what was most recently Millennial Cupcake and Parfait Bar.

"Labor and Value in a Transitional Political Economy: the Case of Kun Opera in China," March 21 at Pitt.


From Peony Pavilion.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Music will present Da Lin and her talk "Labor and Value in a Transitional Political Economy: the Case of Kun Opera in China" on March 21.

The Saga of Tanya the Evil (幼女戦記) movie in Pittsburgh, May 16.



The 2019 Japanese movie The Saga of Tanya the Evil (幼女戦記) will play in Pittsburgh on May 16. Tickets for the 7:30 pm show at the Southside Works Cinema (map). are now available online.

Monday, March 18, 2019

"Education Trends in China," March 21 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Institute for International Studies in Education will present Dr. Hewen Wu and his talk on "Education Trends in China" on March 21. It runs from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in 5604 Posvar Hall (map) and is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

ScottyCon 2019: anime, cosplay, esports convention at CMU, March 30.



CMU Cosplay at Carnegie Mellon University will present its first ScottyCon on March 30.
Come out to CMU's first ever ScottyCon, a collaborative event between Cosplay@CMU, Arists Alley Club, CMU E-Sports, and Vermillion Anime Club reminiscent of an anime/video game convention! There will be crafts, video games, and anime screenings, as well as booths for talented CMU artists from whom you can buy merchandise. Throughout the night, we will also be hosting tournaments for various video games, as well as trivia games and raffles. Join us for a night of games, food, and fun on March 30th, 2019.
It runs from 4:30 to 11:30 pm at Simmons Auditorium at Tepper Quad (map).

Friday, March 15, 2019

Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (劇場版総集編【前編】メイドインアビス 旅立ちの夜明け) in Pittsburgh, March 20 and 25.



Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (劇場版総集編【前編】メイドインアビス 旅立ちの夜明け), a 2019 compilation film from the popular anime series, will play in Pittsburgh on March 20 and 25.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Whither Mr. Dim Sum?



NextPittsburgh opined today that Pittsburgh really needs a dim sum place.
Pittsburgh has a lot of great Chinese food. Squirrel Hill, in particular, seems destined to add every regional style and flavor at some point, and we’re all for that. But for some reason, we’re a bit light in the dim sum department. If you’re not familiar, dim sum involves lots of little dishes of dumplings and a huge range of small, bite-sized, perfectly snacky things, usually brought to your table on a cart. It’s not entirely absent — I’ve had dim sum in Fox Chapel at Jimmy Wan’s (though their website currently makes no mention of it). But there’s nothing like dining in a place with an all-dim sum menu, where you can keep requesting bamboo steamer baskets full of goodness until you’re happily full.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) in Pittsburgh, from March 15.



The 2018 Taiwanese film More Than Blue (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) will play in Pittsburgh from March 15. The Osaka Asian Film Festival provides a synopsis of the film, a remake of a 2009 Korean hit:
It seemed like fate when solitary student Zhang Zhe-kai met a rebellious girl named Song Yuan-yuan. These two lonely high school classmates find they become inseparable when they lose their family but their connection blossoms into a beautiful relationship, not quite lovers but very dependent upon each other. She names him “K” and chooses the name “Cream” for herself. They live together and go to college together and eventually get jobs together at the same record company. They are the perfect couple. Things come to a standstill when “K” is diagnosed with leukemia but he’s more concerned about Cream and wants to ensure her happiness before his time runs out by helping her find love little realising she may have already found it…

A glossy remake of the 2009 Korean film of the same name, it proves to be a real tearjerker thanks to the persuasive performances of lead actors Jasper Liu (“Take Me to the Moon” – OAFF 2018) and Ivy Yi-Han Chen who sell the idea of fidelity and timeless love.
The movie will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront, and tickets are available online. 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.

What is a Japanese Garden? at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, April 25.


Via Pittsburgh Business Times.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. will present Dr. Brenda Jordan and her talk "What is a Japanese Garden?" on April 25 at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Dr. Jordan will present an overview of the varieties of Japanese gardens through history, the concept of “Japanese garden” that spread outside of Japan, and give some suggestions for the types of plants and features that can be used for a Japanese garden in southwest Pennsylvania. She specializes in the history of Japanese art, particularly the paintings and woodblock prints of the 19th century.

Meet our speaker, and enjoy light refreshments at a reception before the lecture.
It runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and is free, though registration is required. The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is located at 799 Pinkerton Run Rd. in Oakdale (map).

Monday, March 11, 2019

"Learn to Play the Pipa (Chinese Lute) – 4 Class Series for Adults" free at Carnegie Library in Oakland in April.



The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's main branch in Oakland will host pipa soloist Yang Jin for a series of free pipa lessons for adults in April.
Renowned pipa performer Yang Jin will teach a series of 4 free pipa (Chinese lute) classes for adults beginning April 4. Pipa instruments will be provided during class. The classes, held Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM, take place:

April 4 Adult Lesson 1

April 11 Adult Lesson 2

April 18 Adult Lesson 3

April 25 Adult Lesson 4

Registering for one class will register you for all 4 sessions in the series. The class is limited to 16 participants.
Registration is required and can be completed online. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.