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

Friday, December 2, 2022

Fangirl Fantasy: K-Pop Night, February 18 at Mr. Smalls Theatre.


Mr. Smalls Theatre will host "Fangirl Fantasy: K-Pop Night" on February 18, 2023. A summary of the "ultimate fangirl experience" that travels around North America, from ths promotion's official site:
Fangirl Fantasy is the ultimate fangirl experience created by a fangirl for a fangirl. A night where all your favorite music is played in one place. It’s a night where you can be yourself unapologetically.

Fangirl Fantasy events celebrate the passion and enthusiasm fangirls share for their favorite artists. We curate events featuring fangirl favorites, including The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, One Direction, and more!
Tickets for the all-ages show are available online for $18, plus the multitude of fees. Mr. Smalls Theatre is located at 400 Lincoln Ave. in Millvale (map).

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Concert film NCT DREAM THE MOVIE: In A DREAM in Pittsburgh, November 30 and December 3.


An upcoming NCT concert film NCT DREAM THE MOVIE: In A DREAM will play in Pittsburgh on November 30 and December 3.
The brand-new film features high-energy performances with the seven members captured during their second solo concert, “NCT DREAM TOUR 'THE DREAM SHOW2 : In A DREAM,” at the iconic Olympic Stadium, the largest stadium in South Korea and the dream venue for music artists.

This unmissable event also includes behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive backstage interviews and a look at the future the members envision away from the stage!
It is scheduled to play locally, in Korean with English subtitles, at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theater in Robinson, and tickets are available online.

Next Yanlai Dance Academy K-pop Dance Drop-in Class, December 3 with Itzy's "Not Shy."


The next K-pop Dance Drop-in Class with Yanlai Dance Academy will be December 3 with Itzy's "Not Shy."
Welcome to our drop-in classes!

These classes are 1.5 hours long where we will warm-up, stretch, and learn the chorus to a popular kpop dance song.
Each class is $20 unless you are a member of our Kpop Dance Team. We accept check, cash, or venmo as payment.

Masks are optional but encouraged. We recommend you bring a bottle of water and clothes and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

If you are interested in joining our Kpop Dance Team who will be learning the full dance to "Not Shy" by ITZY as well as other dances, please join our December 3 class and speak to the teacher to sign up.
Future sessions will be held in March, April, and May. Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills (map).

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"We Learn" Beginner and Intermediate Korean classes enter their second week at Carnegie Library in Oakland and online, November 19.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch in Oakland has resumed its free "We Learn" Beginner and Intermediate Korean classes Saturdays from November 12, and will continue Saturdays through December 17. The beginner classes run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and are online, while the intermediate classes run at the same time and are a hybrid class. Registration is required. More information is available at the library website.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

"We Learn" Beginner and Intermediate Korean classes resume at Carnegie Library in Oakland and online, Saturdays from November 12.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch in Oakland will resume its free "We Learn" Beginner and Intermediate Korean classes Saturdays from today, November 12, through December 17. The beginner classes run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and are online, while the intermediate classes run at the same time and are a hybrid class. Registration is required. More information is available at the library website.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Soju tasting with Korean film Midnight (미드나이트), November 14 at Row House Cinema.


As part of the Modern Korean Cinema series starting today, Row House Cinema will host a soju tasting to accompany the November 14 screening of Midnight (미드나이트).
Wi Ha-Jun (star of Squid Game) stars as a brutal serial killer who ruthlessly hunts down a deaf woman through the streets of South Korea after she witnesses his brutal crime in a new thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless.
. . .
Come watch a fantastic new Korean thriller and taste some soju — a Korean liquor made from sweet potatoes or rice. 21+
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Ji-man Choi (최지만) from Tampa Bay.


The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired firstbaseman Ji-man Choi (최지만) from Tampa Bay. Choi, has played on four different teams over his seven years in the league, and has found his most success and longevity with the Rays over the last five years. As has been the fashion with the Pirates and seasoned players, he figures to provide a solid veteran presence at 1B, at least for part of the season before being moved near the deadline.

If Choi plays in a regular season game he will be the fifth Korean in Pittsburgh Pirates history: Chan-ho Park in 2010, Jung-ho Kang from 2015 through 2019, Hoy Park in 2021-2022, and Ji-hwan Bae in 2022, though the Pirates have had several other Korean prospects and players in their system over the decades.

Choi, Jung-ho Kang, and Ji-hwan Bae in 2019, from Bae's Instagram.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Asian-made short film festival at CMU, November 9.


Carnegie Mellon University will host an Asian-made short film festival on November 9. Films include:
FIRST TIMERS by Jee Hoon Seo
An advanced surfer encounters a beginner surfer struggling on his first session and is reminded of his own beginnings.

DE CLOSIN NIGHT by Shicong Zhu & Ella Rouwen Chen
A Chinese theater student tries to get rid of her accent in order to land a college performance. But as she tries harder, the line between the skill set. and her self-identity gets blurred.

WALINONG SARI by Eugene Foo & Honey Ahmad
A warrior princess of Inderapura has to choose between a kingdom that comes with a strategic marriage or, to follow her heart for a life of adventure with a man who truly understands her.

OINK by Milky Tran
A story about unconditional admiration and how mothers can unconsciously pass on their own unhealthy habits and insecurities to their daughters.
The evening also includes a keynote address by filmmaker and Pittsburgh native Milky Tran, and the first 50 people to arrive get free Boba. It will be held at cConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohon University Center (map). Registration can be made online. Presented in collaboration with CMU International Film Festival, aKDPhi, Project Smile, Screenshot Asia, UPitt Asian Studies Center, and Big Straw Magazine.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Next Yanlai Dance Academy K-pop Dance Drop-in Class, December 3 with Itzy's "Not Shy."


The next K-pop Dance Drop-in Class with Yanlai Dance Academy will be December 3 with Itzy's "Not Shy."
Welcome to our drop-in classes!

These classes are 1.5 hours long where we will warm-up, stretch, and learn the chorus to a popular kpop dance song.
Each class is $20 unless you are a member of our Kpop Dance Team. We accept check, cash, or venmo as payment.

Masks are optional but encouraged. We recommend you bring a bottle of water and clothes and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

If you are interested in joining our Kpop Dance Team who will be learning the full dance to "Not Shy" by ITZY as well as other dances, please join our December 3 class and speak to the teacher to sign up.
Future sessions will be held in March, April, and May. Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills (map).

Concert film NCT DREAM THE MOVIE: In A DREAM in Pittsburgh, November 30 and December 3.


An upcoming NCT concert film NCT DREAM THE MOVIE: In A DREAM will play in Pittsburgh on November 30 and December 3.
The brand-new film features high-energy performances with the seven members captured during their second solo concert, “NCT DREAM TOUR 'THE DREAM SHOW2 : In A DREAM,” at the iconic Olympic Stadium, the largest stadium in South Korea and the dream venue for music artists.

This unmissable event also includes behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive backstage interviews and a look at the future the members envision away from the stage!
It is scheduled to play locally, in Korean with English subtitles, at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theater in Robinson, and tickets are available online.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Asian-made short film festival at CMU, November 9.


Carnegie Mellon University will host an Asian-made short film festival on November 9. Films include:
FIRST TIMERS by Jee Hoon Seo
An advanced surfer encounters a beginner surfer struggling on his first session and is reminded of his own beginnings.

DE CLOSIN NIGHT by Shicong Zhu & Ella Rouwen Chen
A Chinese theater student tries to get rid of her accent in order to land a college performance. But as she tries harder, the line between the skill set. and her self-identity gets blurred.

WALINONG SARI by Eugene Foo & Honey Ahmad
A warrior princess of Inderapura has to choose between a kingdom that comes with a strategic marriage or, to follow her heart for a life of adventure with a man who truly understands her.

OINK by Milky Tran
A story about unconditional admiration and how mothers can unconsciously pass on their own unhealthy habits and insecurities to their daughters.
The evening also includes a keynote address by filmmaker and Pittsburgh native Milky Tran, and the first 50 people to arrive get free Boba. It will be held at cConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohon University Center (map). Registration can be made online. Presented in collaboration with CMU International Film Festival, aKDPhi, Project Smile, Screenshot Asia, UPitt Asian Studies Center, and Big Straw Magazine.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Modern Korean Cinema film series at Row House Cinema, November 11 - 17.

Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심)

Row House Cinema will present four Korean films as part of a Modern Korean Cinema film series from November 11 to 17: 2021's Midnight (미드나이트), 2016's Train to Busan (부산행), 2022's Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심), and 2022's Alienoid (외계+인 1부). Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).
Alienoid (외계 + 인 1 부)

Friday, October 28, 2022

1934 Korean silent film Crossroads of Youth (청춘의 십자로) with live music and narration, November 5 at Pitt.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present the 1934 Korean silent film Crossroads of Youth (청춘의 십자로), accompanied by live music and byeonsa narration, on November 5.
During the silent film era in Korea, movie screenings were accompanied by live music and narrators call Byeonsa. This special screening of Crossroads of Youth invites you to encounter the film just as Korean audiences did in 1934. The Korean Film Archive and director Tae-young Kim have reimagined the traditional Byeonsa theatrical event, bringing together the film, live musicians, actors, and narration for a dynamic multimedia experience.
The screening will be held on the 7th floor of Alumni Hall (map). Tickets are free, though registration is required.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

2022 Park Chan-wook film Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) at Harris Theater, October 28 through November 10.


The 2022 Park Chan-wook film Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) will play in Pittsburgh from October 28 through November 10.
After gracing us with his presence six years ago with his sumptuous and sexually-charged period thriller, THE HANDMAIDEN, master filmmaker Park Chan-wook returns with one of his most dizzying and riveting cinematic concoctions yet. During its rapturous reception at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it netted Park the Best Director Award, the film was likened to VERTIGO and BASIC INSTINCT. While neither of those tantalizing comparisons is completely off the mark, they shortchange a work of furious vision and invention that finds one of the world’s greatest filmmakers operating at the top of his powers. Hotshot Busan detective Hae-jun’s latest case finds him staring deep into the eyes of a dead hiker and then up at the vertiginous cliff from which he fell. Was this an accident or was foul play involved? This is the riddle he must unravel when he interrogates the man’s Chinese wife, Seo-rae, a caretaker who doesn’t seem particularly heartbroken by the tragedy. Hae-jun dives headfirst into the case, but as he looks deep into Seo-rae’s eyes for answers, a different truth is beginning to build within him.
It plays locally at the Harris Theater in downtown's Cultural District (map), and tickets are available online. It plays in Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles. It will then play at the Row House Cinema from November 11 through 17.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Soju tasting with Korean film Midnight (미드나이트), November 14 at Row House Cinema.


As part of the upcoming Modern Korean Cinema series, Row House Cinema will host a soju tasting to accompany the November 14 screening of Midnight (미드나이트).
Wi Ha-Jun (star of Squid Game) stars as a brutal serial killer who ruthlessly hunts down a deaf woman through the streets of South Korea after she witnesses his brutal crime in a new thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless.
. . .
Come watch a fantastic new Korean thriller and taste some soju — a Korean liquor made from sweet potatoes or rice. 21+
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Modern Korean Cinema film series coming to Row House Cinema, November 11 - 17.


Row House Cinema will present four Korean films as part of a Modern Korean Cinema film series from November 11 to 17: 2021's Midnight (미드나이트), 2016's Train to Busan (부산행), 2022's Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심), and 2022's Alienoid (외계+인 1부). Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Pitt hiring Head, East Asian Library.

The University of Pittsburgh is hiring a Head of its East Asian Library. From the job ad:

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) is seeking a dynamic librarian and Chinese specialist to head its East Asian Library (EAL) and to promote the services and unique materials that support teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections, this position provides strategic leadership in research support, collection building, and innovative, technology-enhanced library services and programming within the EAL. Additionally, the position focuses on primarily supporting Chinese language librarianship in a regional and global context.

The ULS maintains one of the nation’s major East Asian collections with nearly half a million volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean studies and over 8,000 electronic resources. While the largest part of the collection is made up of Chinese materials, the growth of the Korean and Japanese areas in recent years has been robust. There are notable strengths in classics, literature, archeology, Ming-Qing and modern history, art history, politics, economic history, linguistics and pedagogy, contemporary religious studies, film studies, medical history, and Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e). The EAL is also particularly known for innovative digital humanities projects, such as the CR/10 Project which comprises over 100 interviews of Chinese men and women who shared their memories of the decade-long Cultural Revolution. EAL subsequently created a feature-length film on the project. Additionally, as the holder of the largest collection of Chinese village gazetteers in North America, the EAL created an innovative database that provides access to detailed economic, historical and socio-political data extracted from the gazetteers.

Monday, October 17, 2022

1934 Korean silent film Crossroads of Youth (청춘의 십자로) with live music and narration, November 5 at Pitt.


via @crossroadofyouth 

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present the 1934 Korean silent film Crossroads of Youth (청춘의 십자로), accompanied by live music and byeonsa narration, on November 5.
During the silent film era in Korea, movie screenings were accompanied by live music and narrators call Byeonsa. This special screening of Crossroads of Youth invites you to encounter the film just as Korean audiences did in 1934. The Korean Film Archive and director Tae-young Kim have reimagined the traditional Byeonsa theatrical event, bringing together the film, live musicians, actors, and narration for a dynamic multimedia experience.
The screening will be held on the 7th floor of Alumni Hall (map). Tickets are free, though registration is required.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2022 Park Chan-wook film Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) in Pittsburgh, October 28 through November 10.


The 2022 Park Chan-wook film Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) will play in Pittsburgh from October 28 through November 10.
After gracing us with his presence six years ago with his sumptuous and sexually-charged period thriller, THE HANDMAIDEN, master filmmaker Park Chan-wook returns with one of his most dizzying and riveting cinematic concoctions yet. During its rapturous reception at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it netted Park the Best Director Award, the film was likened to VERTIGO and BASIC INSTINCT. While neither of those tantalizing comparisons is completely off the mark, they shortchange a work of furious vision and invention that finds one of the world’s greatest filmmakers operating at the top of his powers. Hotshot Busan detective Hae-jun’s latest case finds him staring deep into the eyes of a dead hiker and then up at the vertiginous cliff from which he fell. Was this an accident or was foul play involved? This is the riddle he must unravel when he interrogates the man’s Chinese wife, Seo-rae, a caretaker who doesn’t seem particularly heartbroken by the tragedy. Hae-jun dives headfirst into the case, but as he looks deep into Seo-rae’s eyes for answers, a different truth is beginning to build within him.
It plays locally at the Harris Theater in downtown's Cultural District (map), and tickets are available online. It plays in Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

U Had To Be There: K-Pop DJ Night, October 8 at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh.


U Had To Be There will present a K-Pop DJ Night on October 8 at the Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh.
U Had To Be There: K-Pop DJ Night

featuring a night of DJ curated K-Pop music from BTS, Blackpink, Big Bang, EXO and more!
The show is 21+ and starts at 7:00 pm, and tickets are available online. The Hard Rock Cafe is located at 230 W. Station Square Drive (map) in Station Square.