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May 30 Polish Movies at SIFF: Warsaw at BPH

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Polish Movies at SIFF: Holiday Weekend at BPH

 

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Polish Movies at SIFF: Warsaw at BPH

 

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May 29 Polish Movies at SIFF: Holiday Weekend at BPH
May 28 Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
May 27 Russian Trio Vladivostok at the Polish Home
Prof. Dziwirek talks about bilingualism at the UW
May 24 Polish Movies at SIFF: Holiday Weekend at BPH
May 21 Disco at the Polish Home
May 19 Meeting with Radio Wisla at the Polish Home
May 17 PH Expansion Fund Committee meeting at the Polish Home
Hungarian Ambassador talks about Europe at the UW
May 15 UW Slavic Fest at  the UW
May 14 UW Slavic Fest at the Polish Home
May 10 Basia Trzetrzelewska with Matt Bianco at the Moore Theatre
May 8 Mei-Ting Sun in concert at Benaroya
May 7 Nobility Ball in Portland
May 1 Czeslaw Milosz and the Future of Poetry at the UW
Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM
3rd of May Celebration at the Polish Home
Luncheon with Zagajewski & Hirsch in Seattle
May 30, 6:15 pm: Polish Movies at SIFF: Warsaw at BPH

Warsaw

This year Seattle International Film Festival shows two Polish feature movies and a short. Warsaw (Warszawa) is a drama directed by Dariusz Gajewski that was the best movie of the 2003 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland. It won total of 5 Golden Lions there for the best movie, best director, best screenplay, editing and supporting actress.

Where: at the Broadway Performance Hall, www.broadwayperfhall.com on May 30 & at Harvard Exit on June 2.

More: www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/dz_warszawa_gajewski, www.seattlefilm.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=6234&FID=5,  

Also: please see Holiday Weekend on May 24 & May 29

May 29, 9:15 pm: Polish Movies at SIFF: Holiday Weekend at BPH

Holiday weekend

This year Seattle International Film Festival shows two Polish feature movies and a short. Holiday Weekend (Dlugi weekend) is a comedy directed by Robert Glinski starring Krzysztof Globisz. Mr. Globisz won the best actor at the last Polish FF in Gdynia, 2004 for his performance and the movie also took another Golden Lion for the best screenplay by Jaroslaw Sokol. This movie will be shown together with a 28 min short Holiday directed by Marcel Sawicki.

Dir. Sawicki will attend the screening.

 

Where: at the Broadway Performance Hall, www.broadwayperfhall.com on May 24 & May 29

More: www.seattlefilm.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=6675&FID=5, www.filmfest.org.sg/displayfilm.php?filmid=082-h

Also: please see Warsaw at May 30 & June 2

May 28, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library in Seattle

The book for the meeting is Podroze z Herodotem by Ryszard Kapuscinski, wyd ZNAK, 2004, in part an autobiography, in part meditations on world civilizations invoked by Kapuscinskiís life-long fascination with The Histories by Herodotus. Kapuscinskiís most famous books are Emperor and Lapidarium. Please try to buy or import the book if you can; you can also borrow it from other club members, see contacts below.

Where: Seattle Public Libraries, the Green Lake branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, (206) 684-7547

More: www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_kapuscinski_ryszard, www.PolishBookClub.org, for info about books Hanna Gil, 425-957-9029

May 27, 7:30 pm: Russian Trio Vladivostok at the Polish Home

Polish Home invites to a concert by the Russian instrumental trio Alexander Kapitan (accordion-bayan), Nikolay Lyakhov (balalaika) and Sergey Arbuz (bass balalaika, really impressive instrument) with vocalist Victor Korkishko (bass). The Trio has been a laureate of international contests in France, Germany, Russia & China.

 

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $12

More: Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

May 27, 6 pm: Prof. Dziwirek talks about bilingualism at the UW

Dr Katarzyna Dziwirek

Dr. Katarzyna (Kat) Dziwirek is a professor at the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Washington, where she teaches Slavic linguistics, cross-cultural semantics and history of Slavic languages as well as Polish. Her presentation Bilingualism, Education and Society: Changing Views on the Bilingual Child will discuss advantages and disadvantages of raising children bilingual.

 

Where: Communications Bldg #202 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: www.biculturalfamily.org

May 24, 2 pm: Polish Movies at SIFF: Holiday Weekend at BPH

Holiday weekend

This year Seattle International Film Festival shows two Polish feature movies and a short, please see more references below. Holiday Weekend (Dlugi weekend) is a comedy directed by Robert Glinski starring Krzysztof Globisz. Mr. Globisz won the best actor at the last Polish FF in Gdynia, 2004 for his performance and the movie also took another Golden Lion for the best screenplay by Jaroslaw Sokol. This movie will be shown together with a 28 min short Holiday directed by Marcel Sawicki.

Dir. Sawicki will attend the screening on May 29 only.

 

Where: at the Broadway Performance Hall, www.broadwayperfhall.com on May 24 & May 29

More: www.seattlefilm.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=6675&FID=5, www.filmfest.org.sg/displayfilm.php?filmid=082-h

Polish movies at SIFF

May 24, 2 pm Holiday Weekend (Dlugi weekend) & short Holiday, Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle
May 29, 9:15 pm Holiday Weekend (Dlugi weekend) & short Holiday, Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle
May 30, 6:15 pm  Warsaw (Warszawa), Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle
June 2, 2 pm Warsaw (Warszawa), Harvard Exit Theatre, Seattle
May 21, 8 pm Disco at the Polish Home

DJ Marcin Ludowicz together with a guest DJ invite for an evening of disco dances till 2 pm.

 

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

More: www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=PFJRXSSLSWZAKSXHWNZE&li=iq&src=email

May 19, 7 pm: Meeting with Radio Wisla at the Polish Home

The Polish language Radio Wisla invites all its listeners to a meeting with the Radio anchors and staff at the Polish Home. This is your opportunity to have a discussion about the programs as they are and as they should be as well as to celebrate Radioís 1st anniversary Ė the broadcasting started on May 6, 2004. The Radio is also looking for new anchors and reporters as well as for input for future programming. Everybody is welcome!

 

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: www.RadioWisla.com

May 17, 7:30 pm: PH Expansion Fund Committee meeting at the Polish Home

This is an open meeting for everybody interested in the project. Polish Home Foundation and Polish Home Association started a pledge campaign to gather funds for expansion and remodeling of the Polish Home as described in the published articles and a brochure distributed at the Polish Home. The Committee welcomes all the volunteers who would like to help with the fundraiser.

 

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: www.PolishHomeFoundation.org, www.PolishHome.org, RysiekKott@msn.com

May 17, 3 pm: Hungarian Ambassador talks about New and Old Europe at the UW

Andras Simonyi

Dr. Andras Simonyi before becoming the Hungarian ambassador to the United States spent nine years in Brussels negotiating Hungaryís entry to NATO and the European Union. His talk, An Insiderís Look at the Outsiders in European Union, provides a unique perspective on the relationship between "New Europe" and "Old Europe" and the difficulties for the former socialist countries such as Hungary in re-joining Europe.

 

Where: European Union Center at the University of Washington in Seattle; admission free

More: contact the EU Center at 206-616-2415 or euc@u.washington.edu www.nato.int/cv/permrep/hu/simony-e.htm

May 15: UW Slavic Fest at  the UW

The UW Slavic Fest, re-established under a new formula last year was a very exciting and successful event encompassing diversity of Slavic cultures; it proved to be fun both for grownups and kids and the parade was a hit. Itís open to everybody and if you plan to come please don your Slavic costume, especially for the party and for the parade at the University. The event is sponsored by the UW Alumni Assn, the UW Slavic Dept as well as local Slavic communities and the Polish Home.

Program for Sunday, May 15, at the University of Washington campus

2:30 pm

Meeting at the Drumheller Fountain at the UW campus

3 pm Parade begins from the Fountain
4 pm

Free 90 min concert at the Kane Hall 130 with performances by local Slavic children groups.

Balkan, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian groups will be participating

Polish accents include performance by the Dopierala siblings as well as the Polish Home children theater.

Balkan, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian groups will be participating

Where: Events on Sunday at the University of Washington campus in Seattle

More: www.UWalum.com, www.PolishHome.com, www.washington.edu

May 14: UW Slavic Fest at the Polish Home
The UW Slavic Fest, re-established under a new formula last year was a very exciting and successful event encompassing diversity of Slavic cultures; it proved to be fun both for grownups and kids and the parade was a hit. Itís open to everybody and if you plan to come please don your Slavic costume, especially for the party and for the parade at the University. The event is sponsored by the UW Alumni Assn, the UW Slavic Dept as well as local Slavic communities and the Polish Home.
Program for Saturday, May 14, at the Polish Home
1-5 pm

Cooking, craft and dance classes: Polish paper cutting, Balkan dance and cooking classes

Polish accents include paper cutout class with Aniela Sidorska, 2 Ė 3:30  pm

Cooking classes $8 per person to cover food costs, all other classes $5 per person
6:30 pm 

Concert and dance party with live entertainment by Balkan Cabaret & Polish food till midnight

Tickets at the door $19 regular, $16 UWAA members, $7 students/seniors, children up to 10 free

Where: all events on Saturday at the Polish Home in Seattle. Tickets at the door as indicated above, advanced tickets are cheaper, please call (206) 543-0540. For classes please register at UWalum.com or call (206) 543-0540 by May 7; events on Sunday at the University of Washington campus in Seattle

More: www.UWalum.com, www.PolishHome.com, www.washington.edu

May 10, 7:30 pm: Basia Trzetrzelewska with Matt Bianco at the Moore Theatre

Basia Trzetrzelewska

Basia, as she is known, visits Seattle with the original members of Matt Bianco on a tour promoting their new album Mattís Mood. Basia is an accomplished jazz vocalist with such albums as Time and Tide (1988) or London, Warsaw, New York (1990) that both topped Contemporary Jazz album charts. The other members of Matt Bianco are vocalist Mark Reilly and keyboardist Danny White.

Where: the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave, Seattle; tickets $35 & $45

More: Basia about Basia (in Polish)

May 8, 2 pm: Mei-Ting Sun, the National Chopin Competition winner at Benaroya

Mei-Ting Sun

Mr. Sun is a young brilliant pianist and the winner of the 2005 National Chopin Competition in Miami, FL. He is doing a multi-concert tour in US after receiving raving reviews for his performance: stunningly fluid (New York Times), A miracle...ravishing details of dynamics and articulation... (The Boston Globe). He will represent USA at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland in October 2005 with hope of getting world-wide recognition of his talent. Organized by the Chopin Foundation NW.

Where: at the Seattle Symphony, Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya in Seattle; tickets $20 regular, $15 seniors,  $10 for 14 and under available at the door; advanced tickets  at the Benaroya, the Chopin Foundation (206) 381-1416 or ticketmaster.

More: Seattle Symphony, Chopin Foundation NW

May 7, 7 pm: Nobility Ball in Portland

If you ever wanted to attend a great ball with the royalty in 18th c. Poland this is your chance! The Dancing Group Sobotka of the Polish Country Wedding fame invites to a new program based on mixing high quality dance performance with guest participation in the event. The Nobility Ball will be "attended" by the last Polish King, Stanislaw August Poniatowski, the Austrian Arch-Duke, a Turkish envoy and Polish princes and barons such as Zamoyskis. The ball features music, dance, dinner and entertainment.

Where: at the Polish Hall, 3832 Interstate Ave in Portland; tickets $20 regular, for special guests $50-200

More: www.portlandpolonia.org, ticket info call (503)810-6926, Marek Stepien marek@gte.com

May 1: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SAM

Seattle Polish Film Festival schedule for Sunday, May 1

2 pm

The Land of Poland (Kraina Polska) by Sebastian Godwin (2004, 22 min.)

  To the Offspring (Do potomnego) by Antoni Krauze (2004, 52 min.)
4 pm Ubu King (Ubu krol) by Piotr Szulkin (2003, 95 min.)
6 pm

Rh+  by Jaroslaw Zamojda (2005, 90 min.)

8 pm

Garden of Earthly Delights (Ogrod rozkoszy ziemskich) by Lech Majewski (2004, 106 min.)

Q& A with Festival guest Lech Majewski

 

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

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

May 1, 7 pm: Czeslaw Milosz and the Future of Poetry at the UW

Adam Zagajewski

 

Polish Studies Endowment Fund Committee invites to a special evening about Czeslaw Milosz and the Future of Poetry with Adam Zagajewski and Edward Hirsch. Mr. Zagajewski is one of the best known contemporary Polish poets (and for many another Nobel Prize candidate) as well as a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston. Mr. Hirsch is an acclaimed American poet and the president of the J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Their discussion will cover topics from the significance of poetry and Miloszís influences to their own poetic journeys.

Where: Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall on the UW campus; admission free, a reception to follow

More: Adam Zagajewski, Edward Hirsch, www.polishstudiesuw.org

Edward Hirsch

 

May 1, 2:30 pm: 3rd of May Celebration at the Polish Home

Polish Home invites to a celebration of the 214th anniversary of the first Polish constitution, enacted on the 3rd of May, 1791. The celebration will feature performances by Polish Scout & Polish School groups as well as by the Polish Choir Vivat Musica directed by Anna Sawicki. The restaurant and bar will be open for the occasion.

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

More: Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037 

May 1, 12 noon: Luncheon with Zagajewski & Hirsch in Seattle

A fundraising luncheon with accomplished poets Adam Zagajewski and Edward Hirsch, will take place at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Pawluskiewicz in Seattle. Mr. Zagajewski and Mr. Hirsch come to Seattle as guests of the UW Polish Studies Endowment Fund Committee. Please see a separate note about their joint presentation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Where: by reservation only; donation $40 per person suggested

More: www.polishstudiesuw.org, for reservations please contact Krystyna Untersteiner by April 20.

 

© 2005 Ryszard Kott

 

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński