June 25, 6-9 pm - Radio Wisla
fundraiser at the Polish Home
Thu 7 pm
Sat 12 noon
Radio Wisla is a new Polish language radio broadcasting on
1150 AM every Thursday at 7 pm, repeated Saturday at noon. The
Radio invites all the listeners and friends to a fundraiser and
an auction with gains going towards operating expenses. The
event includes Q&A with the Radio staff, a special
program prepared for St. John eve and the auction. Autographed CDs with
broadcasts will be available. All donations to the auction are
welcome, from bicycles through computer equipment, books, CDs and DVDs to
foodstuff and cold cash. Please come and have a good time while supporting
Polish language broadcasting in your neighborhood!
Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle; admission
June 20, 2 pm - Anastasia
Solomatina in a concert at
Foundation NW invites to a concert by Anastasia Solomatina featuring works by Chopin,
Debussy and Scriabin. Ms.
Solomatina is a Russian born pianist
educated in Russia
and the US
and a winner of LudmilaKnezkova-Hussey international
Since moving to
in 1994 she has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony
Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle
Philharmonic Orchestra to rave reviews. The program
includes Chopin's Sonata Op. 58, his marvelous Ballade #4 and
Nocturne in C minor, Debussy's Suite Bergamasque and his Pour le
Piano, and Scriabin's Sonata #3.
Nordstron Recital Hall at Benaroya
Hall, Third & Union,
Seattle; tickets $20 regular, $15 seniors,
$10 students at the door, at Benaroya,
at Ticketmaster or at Chopin
Foundation (206) 381-1416
June 19, 1- 3 pm - Polish Book Club
meeting at the new Seattle Library
The book for
the next meeting is Madame
by Antoni Libera, published by
Libera's debut novel, was a bestseller
nominated for the Nike, the most important Polish literature
award, and was awarded the prestigious Andrzej
Kijowski award. The novel is a
humorous, self-ironical portrait of the author’s coming of age in
the reality of communist
at the close of the 1970s. The book has been translated into many
languages including English (see Amazon). As usual, the book of
the month can be borrowed from the club members below. New members
are always welcome at club meetings.
Added bonus: sightseeing of the new Library!
June 18, 8 pm
at the Polish Home, in Polish
is a novel by Edward Redlinski that was a bestseller when
published in 1973; it was immediately adapted as a bestselling
play and as a hit movie in 1981. This story set in 1950s
about down to earth peasant mentality confronted with urban
civilization and progressive thinking has been prepared for stage
as a monodrama by Jerzy Kopczewski. Mr.
Kopczewski, nicknamed Buleczka, an actor
from the famous Piwnica Pod
Baranami (Under Rams) in
Cracow, performed monodramas in Seattle and
Vancouver with a great success. Comedy for
adults only, in Polish.
at the Polish Home,
1714 18th Ave.
tickets $16 regular, $14 PHA members, $12 advanced; ticket price
includes a glass of wine for Dads due to Father’s Day!
as well citizens of other EU countries who are resident aliens in
can vote in the June 13, 2004, elections of Polish representatives
to the European Union Parliament while in
Eligible voters from the Washington
state belong to the Los Angeles
voting district with poll stations in
Los Angeles and
There is no absentee balloting but one can vote in other
districts, such as in Vancouver, BC or Chicago, after registering
with the LA district first and then obtaining a permit to vote
elsewhere. A valid
passport is needed and the deadline for voter registration is June
June 12, 2 pm & 8 pm - Choral Music by
Panufnik & Penderecki at St. Mark’s,
Company under artistic direction of Fred Coleman presents a
concert at St. Mark’s Cathedral that includes Westminster Mass
by Roxanna Panufnik and Song of the Cherubim by Krzysztof
Penderecki. The Westminster Mass was commissioned for the
75th birthday anniversary of Cardinal Hume at the Westminster
Cathedral. Roxanna is a daughter of Andrzej Panufnik and a famous
composer in her own right.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral,
1245 10th Ave E, Seattle;
tickets at SCC (206) 363-1100
9, 7:30 pm - Tomasz Stanko at the Triple Door,
virtuoso Tomasz Stanko is one of the best Polish jazzmen around
and is very famous in Europe. He
played in Seattle
at the 2002 Earshot Jazz Festival and was called a giant of jazz
in the program! His sound evokes Miles Davis and Chet Baker and
his music is lyrical and moody. Stanko also credits Krzysztof
Komeda as a source of his inspiration; one example is Litania,
1997, set to Komeda's music from Rosemary's Baby by
Polanski and other movies. The Triple Door’s Mainstage provides an
intimate setting fitting the artist. T. Stanko also plays at Blue
Monk in Portland
on June 11.
the Triple Door, 216
Union St., Seattle,
(206) 838-4333; tickets $18; the Theater opens 6 pm, lounge from 4
pm, kitchen open nightly;
June 6 & 12,
at 5 pm & 8 pm (PST)- CNN Documentary on
Warsaw Rising: the Forgotten Soldiers of World War II
is a special documentary about the Warsaw Uprising, Aug 1 – Oct 2,
1944. The program has been very well prepared by the CNN with rare
movie clips from Warsaw
during the Uprising, testimonials from Uprising veterans and frank
commentary by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Norman Davies. The
documentary honors Polish underground soldiers and ordinary
citizens who in summer 1944 fought for 63 long days under Nazi
siege and lost. The program is a must for everybody who wants to
understand the depth of bitterness of Polish modern history and
Polish debates about the Uprising.
the CNN channel, June 6 at 5 pm and 8 pm PST, repeated June 12 at
the same time.
June 5, 8 pm - midnight - Dance evening at the Polish Home
This is a
special dance evening in that it is also fundraiser for the
ventilation installation at the Polish Home: all the profits from
the event will go towards the ventilation / air conditioning fund.
Ladies Auxiliary will prepare a dinner included in your ticket
price. Dancing with the favorite local DJ,
by the Polish Home Assn & Ladies Auxiliary. So far about
$8,000 has been raised for the ventilation project.
Update as of June 17:
the dance generated about $1000 in profit for the ventilation
at the Polish Home,
1714 18th Ave.
tickets $20 PHA members, $23 regular; the price includes dinner
June 4, 8 pm - J. & S. Pagacz talk about
Lake Baikal at Polish Home
Stanislaw Pagacz are researchers from
Poland, currently working at the
Olympic Nat. Park, WA. They made four trips to
region and authored two guide books and a photo-album ‘Siberia:
In the Baikal land of the Buryats’.
Their rich slide presentation will show beautiful landscape of the
lake and surrounding mountains, unique flora & fauna of the region
and will focus on Buryat people and
their culture, including their temples and monasteries.
at the Polish Home,
1714 18th Ave.
June 3 - Radio Wisla on
Radio Wisla is a new Polish language station covering
Puget Sound that features Polish music, news, poetry,
discussions, sports, etc. It broadcasts on AM 1150, every Thursday
at 7 pm for an hour, repeated the following Saturday at noon.
However, next Thursday, June 3, 2004, the Radio will broadcast at
June 3 & June 6 - Tomorrow’s Weather
by Stuhr at SIFF
International Film Festival brings only one Polish movie this year: the
acclaimed Tomorrow’s Weather (Pogodanajutro) directed by Jerzy
Stuhr. Mr. Stuhr
plays a former gym teacher who has spent seventeen years living in a
monastery after escaping an unfaithful wife and the Communist regime.
When his fellow monks convince him to perform in a band, his family
finds him and his quiet, simple life will soon come to an end. The movie
won three 2004 Eagles (Polish Oscars), including the best actor for Mr.
Stuhr. The movie was also voted the best
movie at the Polish FF in LA last month.
FF runs May 20 – June 13, 2004
at the Harvard Exit and June 6, 3:45
at the Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle;
In Polish w/English subtitles.
the actor whom we will always remember as Maciek Birkut in Wajda’s Man of Marble and Man of Iron, plays the
leading role in The Story of Marie
and Julien directed by Jacques Rivette. The SIFF short
introduction to the movie praises Mr. Radziwilowicz and Emmanuelle Beart
for exceptional lead performances in this accomplished film. Seattle
International Film Festival runs May 20 –
June 13, 2004.
May 31, 11 am at AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, (206)
652-2404, June 3, 9:30 pm at Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy at Harvard,
Seattle, (206) 781-5755
June 12 -
Poles in Central Asia
exhibition at the St.
In year 2000 - Services resumed in the renovated Polish
Church in Tashkent
Poles in Central Asia: Lives,
Fates, Traces presents fates of Poles migrating or
deported to Central Asia since mid-19th century, with a
special focus on Stalin times and on gen. Anders and his army. It
has been prepared by Ewa & Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski based on
private archives of Dr. Olga Medvedeva
and is supported by Polish Home Foundation.
Medvedeva is a researcher, translator
and a great friend of Poland
based in Vancouver,
Since 2000, she’s been busy at newly accessible post-Soviet archives
researching fates of Poles in Central Asia
in 19c & 20c.
when the Parish Hall is open, free admission.