Friday, March 20, 2020

2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) coming soon to Row House Cinema's online portal.

The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is beginning an online streaming portal to stay open and engaged during this current shutdown, and the 2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) will be one of the first offerings. The distributor summarizes:
A gang leader on the run seeking redemption . . .
A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom . . .
Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake.
They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.
Ticket and streaming information will be available soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Postponed: Return of 2019 Imaishi Hiroyuki film Promare (プロメア) to Pittsburgh, originally scheduled for April 7 and 8.

The 2019 Japanese animated film Promare (プロメア), which was scheduled to return to Pittsburgh on April 7 and 8, has been postponed along with all March and April releases by its distributor.

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.

Community College of Allegheny County hiring adjunct Chinese instructor.

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is hiring an adjunct instructor of Chinese.
General Summary: The primary responsibilities of the faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. To meet these responsibilities, faculty must remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy. Faculty portfolios will include contributions and program development and show evidence of ongoing professional development.

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