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April 30 Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

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Disco at the Polish Home
April 29 Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM
Cabaret Pod Banka in Tacoma
April 27 Polish Consul General at the Seattle Sister Cities Reception
April 24 Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM
Early Motherís Day at the Polish Home
April 23 Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM
April 21 Radio Wisla last broadcast in April on Thursday; broadcasts at new frequency of 1590 AM from May 1 on Sundays at 6 pm
April 16 Wesele Poety concert at the Polish Parish in Tacoma
Karina & Jubilate Deo sing at the Polish Home
April 15 Marek Szpakiewicz in recital in Seattle
April 10 Craig Sheppard in Chopin Extravaganza at Benaroya
Radio Wisla special about John Paul II
April 9 Craig Sheppard in Chopin Extravaganza at Benaroya
Marek Wencel goes Above the Clouds in Burien
Polish Studies Spring Auction at the Polish Home
April  7 K. Pawluskiewicz paintings at the Fenton de Paris Gallery
April 2 Disco at the Polish Home - CANCELLED
Baltic Rites of Spring Festival at the SPL
April 1 A Question of Honor lecture at the UW
Until May 15 Kozyra paintings at the Friedrich Gallery
Apr 30: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

Saved by a miracle

 

Children of Leningradsky

Seattle Polish Film Festival schedule for Saturday, Apr 30

2 pm

Dry Summer in Dry Valley (Atrakcyjny pozna pania) by Marek Rebacz (2004, 95 min.)

 4 pm Children of Leningradsky by Hanna Polak & Andrzej Celinski (2004, 35 min.)
 

Yellow Scarf (Zolty szalik) by Janusz Morgenstern (2000, 65 min.)

6 pm  SPAM by Radosław Hendel (2004, 95 min.)
8 pm

Saved by a Miracle (Cudownie ocalony) by Janusz Zaorski (2004, 91 min.),  Q& A with Festival guest Janusz Zaorski

 

Where: Seattle Art Museum downtown, 100 University St., Seattle

More: 13th Seattle Polish Film Festival, Festival Director,  Krys Koper, Seattle Art Museum, SGSCA

Apr 30, 8 pm: Disco at the Polish Home

The first disco of the spring will last till the wee hours in the morning. DJ Marcin Ludowicz invites to the latest dance hits.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $10, you must be 21+ to be admitted

More: Disco at the Polish Home for the Evite site

Apr 29: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

Seattle Polish Film Festival schedule for Friday, Apr 29

7 pm 

Never Ever (Nigdy w zyciu) by Ryszard Zatorski (2004, 103 min.)

 9 pm  Third (Trzeci) by Jan Hryniak (2004, 95 min.)

 

Where: Seattle Art Museum downtown, 100 University St., Seattle

More: 13th Seattle Polish Film Festival, Festival Director,  Krys Koper, Seattle Art Museum, SGSCA

Apr 29, 8 pm: Cabaret Pod Banka in Tacoma

The cabaret Pod Banka from Toronto makes another tour in the Pacific NW, stopping in Tacoma & Portland. Their previous production at the Polish Home in Seattle in March, 2004, was the best cabaret the Editor has seen in US! The program is in Polish: the first part will be at a more serious note this time as it is homage to the late Pope John Paul II; the second part is a regular cabaret production. The cabaret troupe, writers and composers are all professionals from Poland. The cabaret enjoyed successful runs at Polish TV1 & TV2, at TV Polonia and at the Kwadrat Theatre in Warsaw.

Where: Apr 29 at 8 pm at the Sts Peter and Paul Parish Hall, in Tacoma, in Polish; tickets $10 regular, for youths admission is free

The Cabaret also gives a performance at the Polish Hall in Portland on Apr 30 at 7:30 pm.

More: Polish Home, Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

Apr 27, 5:30 pm: Polish Consul General at the Seattle Sister Cities Reception

Ms. Krystyna Tokarska-Biernacik, the Consul General from the Polish Consulate General in Los Angeles, will be an honored guest at the Annual Sister City Reception at Seattle City Hall. The event hosted by Seattle Mayor Greg Nichols celebrates the sister city program and its volunteers. This year reception features Gdynia (Poland) as well as Nantes (France), Taejon (South Korea) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan), with ethnic food, exhibits and performances prepared by respective local communities; among the performers there is the Polish Choir Vivat Musica. Other attractions include a raffle and a silent auction. Please join Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. President Glen Lee and SGSCA members at this great event.

Where: B. Knight Landes Room, New City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Seattle; tickets $25 regular, $20 Sister City members; tickets at the SGSCA meeting at the Polish Home on Apr 8 at 7:30 pm, or contact Glen at Glen.Lee@Seattle.Gov

More: http://dementad.com/Reception/, www.SeattleGdynia.org

Apr 24, 2:30 pm: Early Motherís Day at the Polish Home

The children theater group Mlodzi Polanie from the Polish Home invites kids with their families for a Motherís Day. The program will also have something for Dads and Grandparents. The restaurant at the Polish Home will be open before and after the event.

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free, in Polish

More: Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

Apr 24: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

Seattle Polish Film Festival schedule for Sunday, Apr 24

2pm Bloody Nose (Krew z nosa) by Dominik Matwiejczyk (2004, 90 min.)
4 pm     

Lets Make a Grandson (Zrobmy sobie wnuka) by Piotr Weresniak (2003, 72 min.)

6 pm Zhoorek (Zurek) by Ryszard Brylski (2003, 72 min.)
8 pm

The Welts (Pregi) by Magdalena Piekorz (2004, 91 min.),

 Q& A with Festival guest Magdalena Piekorz

 

Where: Seattle Art Museum downtown, 100 University St., Seattle

More: 13th Seattle Polish Film Festival, Festival Director,  Krys Koper, Seattle Art Museum, SGSCA

Apr 23: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

Polish Film Festival moved from the familiar early November slot to April and back to the Seattle Art Museum with hope of surpassing the old glory. SPFF actually does look great this year! The films include the 2005 Oscar contender Welts (Pregi) and the renown Symmetry (Symetria) as well as another 2005 Oscar contender, a short The Fallen Art by Oscar nominated Tomek Baginski. The Festival has never had so many guests! The Opening Night Gala will be attended by directors Magdalena Piekorz, Artur Wiecek and Witold Beres as well as actors Krzysztof Globisz and Grzegorz Hajdarowicz, while the second weekend will bring directors Janusz Zaorski and Lech Majewski. The 13th SPFF edition opens on April 23, 2005, with a screening of Angel in Love (Zakochany aniol), directed by Artur Wiecek whose Angel in Cracow was such a big hit at the 2002 SPFF. Produced by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

Where: Seattle Art Museum downtown, 100 University St., Seattle

More: 13th Seattle Polish Film Festival, Festival Director,  Krys Koper, Seattle Art Museum, SGSCA

Seattle Polish Film Festival schedule for Saturday, Apr 23

1 pm  

The Secret of Fern Flower (Tajemnica kwiatu paproci) by Tadeusz Wilkosz (2004, 70 min.)

3 pm   Symmetry (Symetria) by Konrad Niewolski (2003, 99 min.)
6 pm      Opening night gala with Festival guests Magdalena Piekorz, Krzysztof Globisz, Artur Wiecek, Witold Beres, Grzegorz Hajdarowicz (this is an event for sponsors & by invitation only)
7:30 pm     

Fallen Art (Sztuka spadania) by Tomasz Baginski (2004, 4 min.)

Angel in Love (Zakochany aniol) by Artur Wiecek (2005)

Q& A with Festival guests  Krzysztof Globisz, Artur Wiecek, Witold Beres, Grzegorz Hajdarowicz

Radio Wisla last broadcast in April on Thursday, April 21, 7 pm

Broadcasts at new frequency of 1590 AM from May 1 on Sundays at 6 pm

The last minute cancellations at the old frequency: broadcasts on April 17 and April 24 are both cancelled Ė instead the last broadcast at 1150 is on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm. After moving to the new station and frequency of 1590 AM, regular broadcast will be on Sundays at 6 pm

Where: Listen to the Radio at 1590 AM on Sundays at 6 pm from May 1, 2005, or at the internet any time.

 

More: www.RadioWisla.com

Apr 16, 8 pm: Wesele Poety concert at the Polish Parish in Tacoma

Tomasz Aleksander and Marzanna Bachowska

 

If you missed this excellent concert with Marzanna Bachowska (vocals) and Tomasz Aleksander (piano) in Seattle, this is your second chance. The two artists built upon the success of the Polna Rapsodia concert from 2003 to bring more songs based on Polish poetry and music by Mr. Aleksander. The program features songs to poems by Baczynski, Galczynski, Kofta, Konopnicka, Norwid, Osiecka,  Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Szymborska and ks. TwardowskiFrom hushed whispers to boldly dramatic climaxes, from elegant piano chords to virtuoso passages, this dynamic duo will take you on an unforgettable musical journey. Organized by Mr. Aleksander and the Parish.

Where: Parish Hall at Sts. Peter & Paul, 3422 E. Portland Ave, Tacoma; in Polish, English translation will be provided

More: Tomasz Aleksander, Parish, (253) 272-5232

Apr 16, 7 pm: Karina & Jubilate Deo sing at the Polish Home

Karina Kalczynska

Karina Kalczynska is a young singer from Poland who competed at the Opole Festival in Poland. She will sing supported by a local band Jubilate Deo from the Polish Parish in Seattle, whose members include Kasia & Agata Wianecka and Olivia & Nicole Niesulowski. Organized by the Polish Parish and the Polish Home.

Where: at the Polish Home; donations suggested, income goes toward supporting youths going to the World Youth Day 2005 in Koln, Germany, itís the big youth meeting late John Paul II was scheduled to attend

More: Karina and the band will sing religious songs at St. Margaretís after 12 noon mass on April 17; for St. Margaretís Parish www.polskaparafia.org

Apr 15, 7:30 pm: Marek Szpakiewicz in recital in Seattle

Marek Szpakiewicz

 

Mr. Szpakiewicz is an outstanding young cellist from Poland who has several international awards to his credit, among them the 1996 Antonio Janigro Competition in Zabreb, Croatia, and the Tansman International Competition in Lodz, Poland. Most recently, he won the 2003 Mu Phi Epsilon cello competition, gaining instant recognition in the USA. He also worked as the film orchestrator for Finding Neverland, the movie featuring the Oscar winning music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Popper, Corigliano and Piazzola. Accompanied by Lyn Hoover.

Where: First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave, Seattle; free admission, reception follows at the Crawford Lounge on the Seattle Pacific Univ. Campus

More: Mr Szpakiewicz will also conduct Master Class on Apr 14, 7 pm; admission $10, details at (206) 526-8553 or info@SeattleConservatory.org

Apr 10, 6 pm: Radio Wisla special about John Paul II

Poles were especially moved by passing of John Paul II last Saturday. The Polish language local radio station prepared a special edition devoted to the late Pope for its next broadcast on Sunday evening. The special will feature fragments of memorable homilies as well as interviews with people sharing memories of personal moments with the Holy Father. In Polish.

Where: 1150 AM at 6 pm Sunday or listen through the internet at any time from a link at the Radio Wisla website.

More: www.RadioWisla.com

Apr 9, 8 pm & Apr 10, 2:30 pm: Craig Sheppard in Chopin Extravaganza at Benaroya

Craig Sheppard

Craig Sheppard, the brilliant and accomplished Northwest pianist, is the star of the two-day Chopin Extravaganza organized by the Chopin Foundation and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. He will perform the fantasia in F-minor as well as both Chopin concerti (no.2 and no.1) at each of the concerts with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joseph Silverstein. These early concerts revealed to the world the musical genius of the young composer.

Where: at the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets at www.nwco.org or call (206) 381-1416

More: Craig Sheppard Craig Sheppard, Benaroya Hall

Apr 9, 6:30 pm: Marek Wencel goes Above the Clouds in Burien

Shishpangma, 2004

 

Marek Wencel is a local mountaineer with an impressive roster of summits behind him, including Shishapangma and Cho-Oyu (both 8000+ in Tibet), McKinley, Aconcagua (Argentina), Huascaran (Peru) as well as more difficult routes on Mr. Rainier and Mt. Baker. His slide show Above the Clouds to music by Bruno Coulais features Marekís pictures and stories from Himalaya, Andes, Alaska and the Cascades. The event is a fundraiser for the South End Saints Cross Country / Track & Field team where Marek is a coach.

Where: at St. Francis Catholic School, corner of SW 152th St & 20th Ave in Burien; $5 regular, free to all students in school colors or with a school ID

More: St Francis Catholic School ,  Marek Wencel

April 9, from 5 pm: Polish Studies Spring Auction at the Polish Home

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to an auction benefiting the Polish Studies Endowment Fund at the University of Washington. The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to an auction benefiting the Polish Studies Endowment Fund at the University of Washington. This great event starts from 5 pm with a silent auction and a complimentary wine, later followed by a dinner, live auction with auctioneer Patrick OíBrian and entertainment by the Polish Choir Vivat Musica. There will be plenty of Polish food to enjoy and interesting items to bid.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $50 per person, cocktail attire suggested, for reservations contact  Marta Golubiec, reservation deadline is April 1, 2005.

More: auction catalog Polish Studies Commmittee,  UW Slavic Dept. (206) 543-6848

Apr 7, 5-11 pm: K. Pawluskiewicz paintings at the Fenton de Paris Gallery in Seattle

Kate Pawluskiewicz, a local painter and sculptor as well as installation artist, graduated from the Cornish College of Arts. She presents her recent female figurative paintings that focus on mood and fleeting change. A picture album with photos of her other works such as a Greek mythology mural at Costaís Opa Restaurant in Fremont and a booklet entitled A Way To Happiness will also be on display. The exhibition, organized by the Gallery and the Artist will be available from April 7 till May 2, 2005.

Where:  Fenton de Paris Gallery, 218n First Ave / Pioneer Square, Seattle

More: contact Kate at (206)295-8227, her website at www.befriendyourartists.com/, 

Apr 2, 8 pm Ė 2 am: Disco at the Polish Home -CANCELLED

The first disco of the spring will last till the wee hours in the morning. DJ Marcin Ludowicz invites to the latest dance hits.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $10, you must be 21+ to be admitted

More:  Evite site for disco

Apr 2, 2 pm: Baltic Rites of Spring Festival at the SPL

Seattle Central Library

The Seattle Central Library invites to a new festival called Rites of Spring. This is a joyful musical celebration of the new season with dances and music from around the Baltic Sea. The program features local Scandinavian, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian dance bands as well as the Polish Choir from Seattle, Vivat Musica.

Where: the Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle; admission free

More: Leszek Chudzinski, (206) 684-0849 and  Maryte Racys

April 1, 7 pm: A Question of Honor lecture at the UW
A Question of Honor
Lynne Olson
Buy New $18.45

Lynne Olson and Stanely Cloud, the authors of A Question of Honor, The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II, are coming to Seattle on April 1, 2005, as guest speakers invited by the UW Polish Studies endowment committee. The book tells the story of the Polish fighter pilots who helped to save England in the 1940 Battle of Britain and their betrayal by the Allies when the WWII ended.  An exhibition Polish Wings in WWII prepared by K. Poraj-Kuczewski will be available at the lecture. To buy this excellent book please use a link at our website (buying through that link helps Polish Home Foundation).

Where: Walker Ames room, Kane Hall, at the UW Campus in Seattle, admission free. There is a reception after the lecture as usual.

More: A Question of Honor,   Polish Studies Committee 

Until May 15: Kozyra paintings at the Friedrich Gallery

Blue Stairs

 

Andrzej Kozyra is a contemporary Polish artist known for peculiar cityscapes. An exhibition of his paintings will run at the Friedrich Gallery till May 15.  The exhibition is organized by the Society for Arts in Seattle and the Friedrich Gallery.

Where: 14 Boston St, on Queen Ann in Seattle, admission free, for visiting the gallery call for appointment

More: Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063, please RSVP till March 10, Kozyra Exhibition, Society for Arts in Seattle , Andrzej Kozyra

 

© 2005 Ryszard Kott

 

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński