Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) playing pretty much everywhere in Pittsburgh.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) is playing in numerous theaters across Pittsburgh ahead of the 2020 Oscars. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
From now through January 30 it is playing at the AMC Loews Waterfront, AMC Mt. Lebanon, Southside Works Cinema, Cinemark Theater in Robinson, and Squirrel Hill Manor Theater. From January 31 through February 6 it will play at the Row House Cinema. And from February 3 through February 9 it will play at the Cinemark Theaters in North Hills in Robinson. Tickets are available through Fandango, the Manor Theater website, the Row House Cinema, and Cinemark.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) at Squirrel Hill's Manor Theater, through (at least) January 24.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will play at the Squirrel Hill Manor Theater again through at least January 24. From the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Tickets are now available online. It is currently playing at AMC Loews Waterfront through (at least) January 22, and will play at the Row House Cinema from January 31 through February 6 and local Cinemark Theaters February 3 through 9.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) at local Cinemark theaters, February 3 through 9.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will play at the Cinemark theaters in Robinson and the North Hills from February 3 through February 9 as part of its Oscar Movie Week. From the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Tickets are available online. It is currently playing at AMC Loews Waterfront through (at least) January 22, and will play at the Row House Cinema from January 31 through February 6.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration in Pitt's Global Hub, January 24.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host a Lunar New Year Celebration on January 24 with games, food, a photo booth, and more. It runs from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Global Hub on Posvar Hall's first floor (map).

It is one of several Lunar New Year's events at Pitt, in addition to the Vietnamese Student Association and Chinese American Student Association's event on the 18th, a festival with the School of Education on the 23th, and the Chinese Affinity Group's festival on the 24th.

Lunar New Year festival with Pitt's School of Education, January 23.



The University of Pittsburgh's School of Education will host a Lunar New Year festival on January 23. It runs from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at 234 McKee Place (map) and is free and open to the Pitt community.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Year of the Rat celebration at Carnegie Mellon University, January 17.



The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Modern Languages, Chinese Studies Program, and Chinese Language Teachers Association of Western Pennsylvania will present a Year of the Rat celebration at CMU on January 17. It will feature performances from various OCA Pittsburgh groups, the CMU K-Pop Dance Club, Win-Win Kung Fu, along with several cultural activities. It runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Tepper Quad (map) and is free and open to the public.

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) to stay in Pittsburgh through January 22.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충), which opened in Pittsburgh on November 1, ran through December 19, and returned to Pittsburgh on January 3, will stay here through at least January 22.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets are available online via Fandango. 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.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Cobra, a yakiniku and Korean BBQ place, opens in Bloomfield.



Cobra has opened in Bloomfield, Very Local Pittsburgh writes, in the space most recently occupied by Feng. According to its official site, Cobra
is a full-immersion experience into the world of yakiniku and Korean BBQ, paying homage to both cultures style of table-side dining. Cobra serves up an intimate lounge alongside private karaoke and more. Do you want more?
Cobra is also an event space, with several local DJs and performers on stage this past weekend. It is located at 4305 Main St. (map). Prior to Feng, the spot was actually Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, one of the few places in Pittsburgh that had Korean BBQ until its closure in 2013.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration, January 19 at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.



The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will hold its annual Lunar New Year Celebration on January 19.
In ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the Lunar New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.

Come kick off the Lunar year 4718, the Year of the Rat, at MuseumLab!

Activities include:

  • Live performances by:
    • Yan Lai Dance Academy
    • Purple Bamboo Chinese Ensemble
  • Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team
  • Discover WongFace, an augmented reality mural by artist Jordan Wong in Tech Lab
  • Chinese calligraphy with Ming Rui
  • Learn about Korean traditions and games with the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center
  • Vietnamese Five Fruit Tray tradition - Taste some of our favorite fruits!

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!!
The celebration is free with museum admission ($16 for adults, $14 for kids aged 2 through 18, and free for infants under 2). The museum is located at 10 Children's Way on the Northside (map), though the celebration will be in a newer adjoining space called MuseumLab.

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) at Row House Cinema, January 31 - February 6.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충), will play at the Row House Cinema from January 31 through February 6. From the movie's official site.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
These showings are part of Oscar Prep Week and tickets and showtime information will come soon. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

GlobalPittsburgh happy hour with visitors from South Korea, February 6.

The next GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays happy hour on February 6 will welcome visiting English teachers from Korea National University of Education, who are studying at Pitt's English Language Institute.
Join us for an informal evening with globally-minded friends and visiting teachers from the Korea National University of Education who will be coming here for training at the English Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh. Meet people from around the world, practice your language skills and citizen diplomacy! Kids welcome!
The happy hour runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip District (map). Tickets are required, though the link to purchase does not currently work.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sushi Kim 2 Go coming to N. Craig St. in Oakland.



Earlier this month we read that Sushi Kim is closing in the Strip District after 30 years in business, but there plans to open a smaller restaurant in Oakland. That restaurant, Sushi Kim 2 Go, will be located at 312 N. Craig St. (map), in a spot that has been empty for a number of years. The building is owned by a Korean family that operates the dry cleaning business next door.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) to stay in Pittsburgh through January 15.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충), which opened in Pittsburgh on November 1, ran through December 19, and returned to Pittsburgh on January 3, will stay here through at least January 15.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets are available online via Fandango. 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.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration, January 19 at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.



The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will hold its annual Lunar New Year Celebration on January 19.
In ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the Lunar New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. Come kick off the Lunar year 4718, the year of the rat, at MuseumLab.

Try Chinese calligraphy with Ming Rui, and enjoy live performances by Yan Lai Dance Academy, Purple Bamboo Chinese Ensemble, and Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team. Stop by MAKESHOP to explore Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braid-making. Kumi himo is Japanese for "gathered threads". The technique involves using different types of looms to create countless kinds of braids! You can even taste some of our favorite fruits and learn about the Vietnamese Five Fruit Tray tradition. Visit the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center to learn about Korean traditions and games. Discover a new art work in Tech Lab by Artist Jordan Wong.

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!
The celebration is free with museum admission ($16 for adults, $14 for kids aged 2 through 18, and free for infants under 2). The museum is located at 10 Children's Way on the Northside (map), though the celebration will be in a newer adjoining space called MuseumLab.

Sushi Kim closes, Sushi Kim 2 Go coming soon to Oakland.

Sushi Kim in the Strip District has closed, according to The Incline. It also writes that it will open Sushi Kim 2 Go in Oakland in March.

The restaurant has closed after 30 years, though articles announcing its closure after 25 years were out five years ago.

V-Day Kpop Dance Party, February 14 in Bloomfield.



412 K-Town / KPOP Pittsburgh will host a Valentine's Day K-pop dance party on February 14.
Hey Everyone !! Come Join us at our " Valentines day Kpop Dance Party " on february 14th, 2020 Friday @ LevelupStudios.
Dj.Kidplay will be spinning your favorite kpop songs as we dance the night away , and we will have RDP throughout the night so be ready to show us your moves on the dance floor.
This event is 18 and up ( no alcohol will served but we will have water for everyone ) and it is $10 (Cash&Venmo) at the door. Feel Free to bring guests and Hope to see you guys there ^^
It starts at 8:00 pm at Level Up Studios in Bloomfield (map).

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Free Korean III advanced-level classes starting at Carnegie Library, January 4.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which already holds free beginner- and intermediate-level Korean classes, will offer Korean III from January 2020.
Korean III is geared toward those with an advanced understanding of Korean. This group meets 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, from January through April, in Classroom A.
  • These classes are FREE.
  • You do not have to register for the classes.
  • You do not need to bring anything or buy anything.
  • New participants are welcome at any time.
  • This class is for adults, but young people are welcome as long as they behave respectfully.
The next meetings will be January 4 and January 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Carnegie Library branch in Oakland. 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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) returns to Pittsburgh from January 3.



The acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충), which opened in Pittsburgh on November 1 and ran through December 19, will return to theaters from January 3.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets are available online via Fandango. 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.

Lunar New Year 2020 Cultural Festival, January 25 in Squirrel Hill.


via the Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Pittsburgh's fifth annual Lunar New Year celebration will start on January 25 with a cultural festival in Squirrel Hill. It will run from 12:00 to 4:00 pm (slight change from the original announcement) at St. Edmund's Academy and will feature martial arts performances, dances, food, crafts, and more. St. Edmunds Academy is located at 5705 Darlington Ave., next to the Jewish Community Center (map).

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


by sama093 (Creative Commons)


The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue to offer free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at some of its branches the first month of the new year. 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.