Sunday, August 7, 2022

Parlor Dim Sum offering take-out on August 10 as opening date nears.


The Parlor Dim Sum, a long-awaited restaurant from Roger Li coming soon to Lawrenceville, will be offering a first-come first-served take-out menu as the opening date nears. From its social media posts:
Who's ready to eat some @theparlordimsumpgh food?!
We know the IG posts aren't enough to satiate your cravings so we're gonna let chef @roger_li and his team feed some of you.
This Wednesday 8/10, we'll be running some takeout as we're still putting some final touches to our space and team.
2pm til 6pm
First come, first serve til sell out
Cash or Card (no pre-sale)
Your options are:
- Cantonese BBQ Rice Trio: 燒臘三拼: Roast Duck, Cha Siu, and Crispy Pork Belly, Side of Gai Lan ($22)
- Mapo Tofu: 麻婆豆腐 (Vegan): Silk Tofu, Wheat Gluten, Pickled Radish, Fresh Chili, Douban Sauce ($16)
Both served over rice.
The Parlor Dim Sum is located at 4401 Butler St. in Lawrenceville (map), the previous Ki Ramen spot.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) in Pittsburgh, from August 18.


The 2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) will play in Pittsburgh from August 18 through 24.
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
The movie was the top-grossing film in Japan its opening weekend of June 11-12, and is the eighth-highest earning domestic film in Japan this year so far. It will play locally at the AMC theaters in Waterfront, Mt. Lebanon, South Hills; the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson; and the Waterworks Cinemas. Tickets are available online.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Additional night of Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) at Row House Cinema, August 10.


Row House Cinema will present an additional screening of the 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) on August 10, part of its Martial Arts Masterpieces film series.
Two hapless goofballs try to scam residents of an infamously decrepit neighborhood into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang in this hilarious martial arts comedy. Things go sideways when the real gangsters show up and don’t take kindly to interlopers in this bombastic and nutty gem of a film.
It also played on August 5 as part of a "Brew and View" feature. The show starts at 9:30 pm and tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) at Row House Cinema, from August 12.


The 2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) will play at the Row House Cinema from August 12 through 18, part of its "In Case You Missed It" series.
From Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most brilliant minds in animation, comes a new rock opera following a superstar of the 14th century who suffers a family curse. When he meets a blind musician, they form a band loved by all of Japan. But when those in power threaten to divide them, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Monday, August 1, 2022

K-Town Snack Bar, from Mr. Bulgogi Food Truck team, opening August 15 in Oakland.


K-Town Snack Bar, a "Korean quick service restaurant" from the team behind the Mr. Bulgogi Food Truck, is opening August 15 in Oakland. It will open at 210 Oakland Ave. (map), which briefly and most recently held Wild Ninja Asian Grill.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Asian Lantern Festival at Pittsburgh Zoo, August 12 - October 30.


The Pittsburgh Zoo will host the second annual Asian Lantern Festival from August 12 through October 30.
Something big is roaring back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this fall: the Asian Lantern Festival will return with an all-new display!

Explore the Zoo at night among more than 50 glowing, larger-than-life handcrafted sculptures, featuring extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian culture and enjoy themed food and entertainment.

You won’t want to miss the all-new Asian Lantern Festival, select nights Friday, August 12 – Sunday, October 30.
Tickets for the general public are now available.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

2010 Japanese animated movie Bleach: Hell Verse (劇場版BLEACH 地獄篇) in Pittsburgh, August 25.


The 2010 Japanese animated movie Bleach: Hell Verse (劇場版BLEACH 地獄篇) will play in Pittsburgh on August 25.
BLEACH fans unite! It’s been 20 years since the story of Ichigo Kurosaki was first published and exciting things are in store for the rest of 2022! Before the BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War anime begins this fall, come together in celebration by watching one of the most exciting BLEACH movies ever released along with its prologue. You’ll be rewarded with a collectible BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War lanyard, bonus content featuring Johnny Yong Bosch (the English voice of Ichigo), Sung Won Cho (aka ProZD), and more!
It will play locally in Japanese with English subtitles at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Cinemark theater in Robinson, and the Chartiers Valley Luxury 14. Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

New Hong Kong movie Detectives vs. Sleuths (神探大戰) in Pittsburgh, from July 29.


The new Hong Kong movie Detectives vs. Sleuths (神探大戰) will play in Pittsburgh from July 29.
When Hong Kong is rocked by multiple gruesome murders, the police forms a task force to investigate. Jun (Sean Lau), once a brilliant detective who suffered a mental breakdown, begins his own investigation. Eventually, the police learn that the murder victims are all suspects of cold cases being rubbed out by a figure known as "The Sleuth". Now, Jun and a detective from the task force are on a race against time to beat the brutal killer at its own game.
It plays locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets are available online.

2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) at Row House Cinema, from August 12.


The 2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) will play at the Row House Cinema from August 12 through 18, part of its "In Case You Missed It" series.
From Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most brilliant minds in animation, comes a new rock opera following a superstar of the 14th century who suffers a family curse. When he meets a blind musician, they form a band loved by all of Japan. But when those in power threaten to divide them, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Everything Everywhere All at Once returns to Pittsburgh-area theaters, from July 29.


The Daniel Kwan movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle Yeoh, will return to Pittsburgh-area theaters from July 29.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.
It will play locally at the AMC theaters at the Waterfront and in Greensburg, and the Cinemark theater in Monaca, and tickets are available online.