Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Many More Asian Market remains open for pick-up orders.

Many More Asian Market, at the northern end of the Strip District (map), remains open for pick-up orders. They do not have a website or an online ordering mechanism, and their latest Facebook post both welcomes customers and asks their patience:
So we have been locking our door and only doing store pick up for awhile now... it’s the only way we can make sure our staff are well protected and let them feel comfortable to continue to work with us during tough time like was a tough decision since we do not have a website, nor a catalog, nor some sort of picture to show our customer..... it breaks my heart to see our customers walk away because they think that we would not understand what they’re looking for.... don’t feel shy, don’t be afraid to ask questions! Don’t be afraid to write down “ white round sticky things that gummy and tasted very good” or say something like “ that noodle that is yellow and round and thin and curly” ... we WILL found it, we DO understand! We CAN try at least! It might took 30-40 minutes for us to pack it up for you since we have a HIGH volume for pick up order almost everyday, and we are WAY under staff.... but we really hope that we can continue to serve our customers that have been with us all these years!

Oakland's Oishii Bento, Chick n' Bubbly temporarily close.

Oakland's Oishii Bento and Chick n' Bubbly switched to take-out and delivery orders on March 16 in response to COVID-19, and announced today that they will temporarily close until further notice for the safety of staff and the community.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Cancelled: Vietnamese movie Song Lang in Pittsburgh, originally scheduled for April 30.

The 2018 Vietnamese movie Song Lang, scheduled to play in Pittsburgh on April 30, has been cancelled along with all other City of Asylum programming in March and April.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Asian Student Alliance Advocacy Summit at Pitt rescheduled for tonight, March 25, online via Zoom.

The Advocacy Summit organized by the Asian Student Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh, scheduled for March 21 and later cancelled, was rescheduled today for tonight at 9:00 pm.
Pitt Asian Student Alliance's mission statement is as follows: "(ASA) exists to further the development of Asian and Asian American identity and interest...We discuss identity and current social issues pertaining to Asians in the United States..." ASA is well known for being a large social organization where people who identify as Asian and Asian American can come to make friends, learn about their culture, and become civically engaged with issues pertaining to the AAPI community.

Postponed: Bon Odori at Open Streets, originally scheduled for May 31.

A Bon Odori event organized by the Japanese Nationality Room and scheduled for May 31 has been postponed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Postponed: "Japanese Culture through Video Games" at Pitt.

A Japan America Society of Pennsylvania talk with Dr. Rachael Hutchinson on "Japanese Culture through Video Games" originally scheduled for April 9 has been postponed.
Due to the evolving public health situation, this event will be rescheduled for a future date, potentially in the fall semester. Stay tuned!

Postponed: New 4K restoration of Akira Kurosawa's Ran (乱) at Rangos Giant Cinema.

A new 4K restoration of the 1985 Akira Kurosawa film Ran (乱) that was to play at the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center on May 3 has been postponed.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cancelled: 1957 Kurosawa film Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城) at Maridon Museum.

The 1957 Akira Kurosawa film Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城), which was scheduled to play at the Maridon Museum on March 26 as the second installment of this spring's Japanese Film Series, has been cancelled due to the museum's temporary closure.

Cancelled: Japanese movie Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆).

The Japanese movie Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆), which was scheduled to play in Pittsburgh on March 25, has been cancelled due to the temporary closures of AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theaters.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cancelled: Asian Student Alliance Advocacy Summit, March 21 at Pitt.

The Advocacy Summit organized by the Asian Student Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh and scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Keeping track of restaurants staying open for take-out and delivery options.

I recently started a thread on Facebook to help track the Asian restaurants that will be staying open for take-out and delivery service amid the shutdown.

Consider checking the comments to see which Asian restaurants will stay open in a limited capacity over the next few weeks.

Oishii Bento, Chick n' Bubbly shift to take-out orders, delivery, amid restaurant shut-down.

Following the news that bars and restaurants in Allegheny County have been ordered closed for the next two weeks, Oishii Bento and Chick n' Bubbly in Oakland have shifted exclusively to take-out or delivery orders.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Cancelled: Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival at Row House Cinema.

The Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival, scheduled to run from March 20 through April 2 at the Row House Cinema, has been cancelled. From the theater on Facebook:
This Thursday will be Row House Cinema's last day showing films. In addition, we will be canceling The 2020 Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. We are doing everything to continue to make it a minimize any virus issues. We will reopen when things go back to normal.

How can you help?

1. Join our Film Club

2. Buy a gift certificate from our website

3. Shop at Bierport or get Curb Side Service

4. If you need babysitting, Nanny, dog walking, or any other help. I have a crew of fantastic, qualified individuals who need some income during these terrible times.

5. We are still showing films until Thursday

Panda Supermarket temporarily alters hours.

Squirrel Hill's Panda Supermarket has temporarily changed its hours in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
From 3/16 to 3/31, we are temporarily changing our store hours because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will be open from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, seven days a week.

Our store will continue to be sanitized each hour like we have been recently doing.

Thank you for your understanding for making Panda a safer place to shop.

Cancelled: "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with Frank Aum, March 23.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh event "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with host Frank Aum scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Cancelled: Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes at Carnegie Libraries in March and April.

via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

All free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at the Carnegie Library branches are cancelled for March and April. As you might expect, this will likely be the case for most events scheduled over the next few weeks.