Last Day for Carnegie International at CMOA; North Side’s Subba Serves Nepalese Fare (Mon., 3/25/19)

Postcommodity's 'From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.' (photo: Bryan Conley)

Postcommodity’s ‘From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.’ (photo: Bryan Conley)

1) It’s hard for such a big event to fly under the radar, but the opening-day buzz has died down so here’s a reminder: The Carnegie International is still up and running, right here in Pittsburgh. This periodic showing of contemporary art from around the world is world-famous. The International literally gives you a state-of- the-art view of new work by artists in every style and medium imaginable. Videos range from a wildly comical collection of short takes, by American Alex Da Corte, to a mystical meditation on death and memory by Han Kang of South Korea. Audience favorites include an awesome sculptural piece made of industrial scrap: “From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home,” by the Postcommodity collective. Also popular is the very quirky “Fruit and Other Things,” in which Pittsburgh artists Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin stage a conceptual riff on the titles of over 10,000 artworks once rejected from the International. For more information, see our review—and for goodness sake, check out the art. This edition of the Carnegie International is the 57th; the show began in 1896. Through March 25 at Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)

2) As a sign of Pittsburgh’s growing cultural diversification, Nepali cuisine has been cropping up around the Steel City, with the North Side’s Subba generating some serious buzz among foodies. Quick geography primer: Nepal, home of Mt. Everest, is a country bordering India to the northeast. Unsurprisingly, then, Nepali food is reminiscent of Indian food. But, if you’re a Pittsburgher looking for something more familiar, something, say, pierogi-like, try momo—Nepalese dumplings filled with chicken and spices. Get them pan-fried or steamed. Other popular favorites include mango lassi (a yogurt-based drink) and a variety of meat and vegetarian dinner plates. Subba also serves Indian and Chinese dishes. Although the restaurant’s inside decor may be somewhat bare, it’s the food that’s bursting with color. 700 Cedar Ave., North Side. (CM)