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).

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Self-serve Chinese noodle place opens in Oakland.



A self-serve noodle place from the owners of Love Ramen has opened on Fifth Ave. in Oakland. The restaurant carries the name Malaxiangguo online, likely owing to a sign advertising hot pot outside, though staff refer to it as Love Ramen in English. It is located at 3608 Fifth Ave. (map). Signage went up in April in the spot formerly occupied by much-maligned Thai Hana and the short-lived Hanami, both of which struggled with cleanliness and food service violations.

Pittsburgh premiere of Funan, July 5 through 11 at Row House Cinema.



Row House Cinema will present the Pittsburgh premiere of Funan, a French film about a Cambodian mother's search for her child kidnapped during the Khmer Rouge coup, from July 5 through 11. From the film's official site:
In 1975 in Phnom Penh, Chou leads an enchanted life until one morning when the Khmer Rouge madness plunges Cambodia into horror. The population is deported to camps and Chou’s confronted to the pain of powerlessness. When her 4-year-old son is snatched from her by a feeling crowd, her world falls apart but she never loses hope. Funan is the incredibly powerful story of a young mother’s fight to save her son and keep her family together in a barbaric time.
The film is in French with English subtitles. Tickets and showtime information is not yet available. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street (map).

HCL Technologies hiring Bilingual Thai Product Classification Analyst for onsite position at Google in Larimer.

HCL Technologies is hiring a Bilingual Thai Product Classification Analyst for a position onsite at Google offices in Pittsburgh.
Bilingual Thai Product Classification Analyst is a full-time job through HCL America onsite at Google Pittsburgh. This position enhances users’ online shopping experience by performing in-depth research, determining product taxonomy expansion, and improving machine learning classification using highly technical internal tools and processes. It is part of a fast-paced environment, partnering closely with operations and engineering teams.

Responsibilities:
  • Quickly learn and build expertise in new processes and technical applications.
  • Deeply analyze data relationships to determine cause and effect of classification.
  • Build product expertise on a large quantity of diverse products through thorough research and analysis of data from multiple channels.
  • Review data to determine taxonomy expansion and target areas in the taxonomy which require additional training.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on project initiatives to enhance Google’s user experience.
  • Manage time effectively and adapt to frequently changing processes and requirements.

Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf in Pittsburgh, May 22.



Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf will play in Pittsburgh on May 22. The band describes itself thus:
A lot of japanese Rock’n roll fan’s really look up to Guitar Wolf.
They are Rock’n roll heroes in existence.

They are special to us like no other.
They have been making a lot of legends and playing sound the impulse as always from 90s.

Their music is very extreme and very loud; just like Rock’n roll should be. Seiji’s lyrics have a sense of individual humor and evoked a sense of “Galaxy” & “The Showa”.
The show starts at 7:00 pm at Crafthouse Stage & Grill in the South Hills (map). Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ): 35th Anniversary, May 20 and 21 in Pittsburgh.



The Hayao Miyazaki film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ) will play in Pittsburgh on May 20 and 21 as part of the 2019 GKIDS Ghibli Fest. The distributor gives a summary:
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.

A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.
The movie will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater and the Cinemarks in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. The May 20 show will be dubbed in English and the May 21 show will be in Japanese with English subtitles; tickets are available online.

Monday, May 13, 2019

A Taste of Taiwan 2019, May 29 in Oakland.



The Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will present A Taste of Taiwan 2019 on May 29.
Watch award-winning master chefs Hitoshi Pan and assistant Cheng-Chang Wu as they showcase the ancient techniques of Taiwanese cooking.

This event is a fundraiser. The proceeds will help fund the annual OCA Free Medical & Dental Clinic and OCA Pittsburgh’s mission of advocacy, civic engagement, community outreach and cultural education programs. Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
Tickets are $37.50 and available online. The event runs from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland (map).

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Jackie Chan Film Series opens at Row House Cinema on Friday, May 17: Drunken Master (醉拳), Magnificent Bodyguards (飛渡捲雲山), Police Story (警察故事), Police Story 2 (警察故事續集), and Rumble in the Bronx (紅番區).



Five movies spanning 17 years will comprise the Jackie Chan Film Series running at the Row House Cinema from May 17 through 23: Drunken Master (醉拳), Magnificent Bodyguards (飛渡捲雲山), Police Story (警察故事), Police Story 2 (警察故事續集), and Rumble in the Bronx (紅番區). The movies will play in either Mandarin or Cantonese and have English subtitles. Tickets and showtime information are available online.

The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street (map).

Friday, May 10, 2019

Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes in Pittsburgh in May.


via @koreanet.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue to offer free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at some of its branches this May. Check out the class information below in addition to its language resources on the shelves and online.

As the library notes: these classes are free; registration is not required; no materials are needed and nothing needs to be bought; new participants are welcome at any time; classes are for adults (unless otherwise noted) but well-behaved young people are welcome to join as well.

Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery in Pittsburgh, June 13.



The Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery will play in Pittsburgh on June 13. Tickets for the show at Cattivo in Lawrenceville (map) are not yet available.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Used book sale (古本市) at Pittsburgh Japanese School, May 19.

The Pittsburgh Japanese School will be holding its annual used book sale fundraiser on May 19. It will run from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the cafeteria of the school, held each Sunday at Shadyside Academy Middle School in Fox Chapel (map). Those interested in visiting should RSVP to hirok94 at gmail.com by May 17. Those with Japanese-language materials to donate can do so on May 12.

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. It will play in Japanese with English subtitles at the Southside Works Cinema and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, Pittsburgh Mills, and Robinson; tickets for the 7:30 pm shows are available online.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"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).

The Magic Noodle (十面八方) now open in Squirrel Hill.



In April we noticed signage for The Magic Noodle (十面八方) in the spot in Squirrel Hill vacated by Sun Penang. This month the restaurant opened after its initial inspection. The new restaurant at 5829 Forbes Ave. (map) is run by the man behind How Lee, located at the corner of Forbes and Shady Aves.

A Taste of Taiwan 2019, May 29 in Oakland.



The Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will present A Taste of Taiwan 2019 on May 29.
Watch award-winning master chefs Hitoshi Pan and assistant Cheng-Chang Wu as they showcase the ancient techniques of Taiwanese cooking.

This event is a fundraiser. The proceeds will help fund the annual OCA Free Medical & Dental Clinic and OCA Pittsburgh’s mission of advocacy, civic engagement, community outreach and cultural education programs. Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
Tickets are $37.50 and available online. The event runs from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland (map).

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Panel discussion celebrating 100+ years of Asian-American contributions in Pittsburgh, May 8.



The City of Pittsburgh's Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment and Office of Community Affairs will present a panel discussion of local Asian-American Pacific Islander community leaders to celebrate 100+ years of Asian-American contributions in Pittsburgh on May 8.

It will be held at the Squirrel Hill Library (map) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public, though RSVP to itha.cao@pittsburghpa.gov is requested.

Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 movie Sound! Euphonium: Oath's Finale (劇場版 響け!ユーフォニアム〜誓いのフィナーレ〜) in Pittsburgh, July 11.



Details were just announced for the Pittsburgh screening of the 2019 movie Sound! Euphonium: Oath's Finale (劇場版 響け!ユーフォニアム〜誓いのフィナーレ〜) on July 11. The Anime News Network provides a summary:
In the film's story, Kumiko is now a second year and one of the senior players of the euphonium section. With new underclassmen joining the concert band, Kumiko will have to learn new things in order to deal with awkward and difficult underclassmen. She and third-year trumpeter Tomoe Kabe have been chosen to lead the new underclassmen members. Among the new members to Kumiko's bass section are euphonist Kanade Hisaishi, whose appearances are deceiving; tuba player Mirei Suzuki, who cannot adapt to her new environment; tuba player Satsuki Suzuki, who wants to get along with Mirei; and double bassist Motomu Tsukinaga, who cannot talk about himself. Between the Sunrise Festival, chair placement auditions, and the competition, a number of problems quickly begin to arise.
The first half of the story, in the form of the 2018 film Liz and the Blue Bird, did not play in Pittsburgh.

The movie will play at the Southside Works Cinema at 7:00 pm on July 11, and tickets are now available online. Southside Works Cinema is located at 425 Cinema Drive in the Southside, one block from the Hot Metal Bridge (map).

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration in Squirrel Hill, May 11.



The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) will present an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill on May 11.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Pittsburgh chapter! We will have free immigration services and free food. Everyone is welcome!

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free immigration related legal screening
Free food and soft drinks

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebration with performances and speakers
Free food and soft drinks

- Free child care available
- Interpretation services in Mandarin and other languages (We will
be adding to this list!)
- Accessible by bus 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, 74

Sunday, May 5, 2019

New dates for K-pop Dance Class at Yanlai Dance Academy, starting May 25.



Lucy Chen will once again offer K-Pop Dance Classes at Yanlai Dance Academy this summer, with a slight change of schedule from the last announcement in March.
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). Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Blvd. in the North Hills (map).

Friday, May 3, 2019

Made In Abyss Movie 2: Wandering Twilight (メイドインアビス 放浪する黄昏) in Pittsburgh June 3.



The 2019 compilation film Made In Abyss Movie 2: Wandering Twilight (メイドインアビス 放浪する黄昏) will play in Pittsburgh on June 3 at Southside Works Cinema.
After departing from Ozen's camp, Riko and Reg continue their journey, encountering more dangers as they descend further into the Abyss.
Ticket information is not yet available.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Five films comprise upcoming Jackie Chan Film Series at Row House Cinema, from May 17.



Five movies spanning 17 years will comprise the Jackie Chan Film Series running at the Row House Cinema from May 17 through 23: Drunken Master (醉拳), Magnificent Bodyguards (飛渡捲雲山), Police Story (警察故事), Police Story 2 (警察故事續集), and Rumble in the Bronx (紅番區). The movies will play in either Mandarin or Cantonese and have English subtitles. Tickets are now available online.

The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street (map).

Documentary Our Youth in Taiwan (我們的青春,在台灣) in Pittsburgh, July 11.



Café Philo-Pittsburgh will present the documentary Our Youth in Taiwan (我們的青春,在台灣) and a question-and-answer session with the director Yue Fu on July 11 at Carnegie Mellon University.
Café Philo-Pittsburgh will hold a screening for on Thursday, July 11th, 2019. Director Fu said that her “greatest hope is for my country to be treated as a truly independent entity", in her acceptance speech at the Golden Horse film awards ceremony. Café Philo-Pittsburgh is honored to have Director Fu share her creative and film-making process with the audience after the screening. Please bring your family and invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join us at the screening event in Pittsburgh!

Movie Summary: A star of the Taiwanese student movement, a celebrity Chinese student who loves Taiwan, and a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker passionate about politics. Each of them shared dreams of rebellion and building a better country. In the wake of the biggest social movement in Taiwan in recent years, they reflected on how close they came to realizing their goals, how they were let down, and whether it is still possible to continue fighting for ideals.
The movie will play in Chinese with English subtitles from 6:30 pm in the McConomy Auditorium of Cohon University Center (map). Tickets are available online, with VIP and discounted early-bird prices currently available.

Sine Trading International (赛因国际贸易) hiring Chinese-proficient customer service representative.

Manchester-based Sine Trading International (赛因国际贸易) is hiring a Chinese-speaking customer service representative.
Sine Trading International (www.SineTrading.com), a fast growing company providing international logistics, Customs Clearance and domestic shipping to companies nationwide, is expanding fast and in need of a full time customer service who can speak Chinese. The successful applicant will focus on answering customer inquiries by email and instant messenger, and other office work assigned. This is a full time position in Pittsburgh, PA.