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Nov 27 Poems by K. Wojtyla at the Poetry Salon at the Polish Home
M. Radomska in a monodrama at St. Margaretís
Nov 26 Andrzejki Dance Evening at PHA
Nov 22  Bohdan Smolen show in Tacoma
Nov 19 A Cabaret from Vancouver at the Polish Home
Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library in Seattle
Nov 17 PH E&R Open House & Volunteer call
Nov 14 Prof. Ericson talks about transition in Poland & EE at the UW
Nov 13 Polandís Independence Day celebration at the Polish Home
Nov 12 Kaminska & Bowlby in a Chopin concert at the Polish Home
Nov 10 Images from Poland at FUEL Coffee in Seattle
Nov 8 UW PSEC Open House Party for Volunteers
Nov 5-6 Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home
Seattle Polish Film Festival in April 2006

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Nov 19

A Cabaret from Vancouver at the Polish Home

 

Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library in Seattle

 

Nov 27, 6 pm: Poems by K. Wojtyla at the Poetry Salon at the Polish Home

Pope John Paul II

Karol Wojtyla - the late Pope John Paul II - was also a poet and a playwright. The Poetry Salon invites to a special evening presenting his poems, in Polish and English. The first part of the program presents poems and fragment of a play created before Wojtyla became the Pope in 1978; the second part presents his later verses. As usual, music is an integral part of the evening: local Polish pianist Marzena Szlaga will play three nocturnes, a mazurka and a waltz by Fr. Chopin.

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

More: poems in English Karol Wojtyla poems, for the Salon Salon

 
Nov 27, 1:30 pm: M. Radomska in a monodrama at St. Margaretís

St. Therese of Lisieux

The Polish Parish in Seattle presents Malgorzata Radomska in a monodrama Zamieszkac z Toba (in Polish) based on the famous autobiography Story of the Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux (Therese Martin, 1873-1897). Ms. Radomska comes to Seattle from Vancouver, BC. The drama adaptation has been prepared by Izabella Drobotowicz-Orkisz.

Where: in the Parish Hall at St. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle, 3221 14th Ave (at Dravus); admission free

More: St. Therese www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintt02.htm, the Parish www.PolskaParafia.org, tel. (206) 282-1804

Nov 26, 8 pm - midnight: Andrzejki Dance Evening at PHA

According to the old Polish tradition, Andrzejki (a party on St. Andrewís eve, Nov 30) was the last party of the year, with some special customs such as divining future from pouring hot wax on water. (Wax pouring is not planned this year). The evening is hosted by Marcin Pietrzak and features live music by the Polonus band from Portland.

Where: at the Polish Home, tickets $15 PHA members, $20 others

More: www.PolishHome.org

Nov 22, 7:30 pm: Bohdan Smolen show in Tacoma

Bohdan Smolen

Bohdan Smolen, one of the legends of the Polish cabaret, is coming to the Pacific Northwest with his group that includes Grzegorz Reklinski, Jozef Romek and Marcin Samolczyk. His cabaret show Na kazda okazje is in Polish.

Where: Parish Hall at Sts Peter and Paulís Church, 3422 Portland Ave, Tacoma; tickets $15 advanced, $18 at the door; advanced tickets available at the Polish Home on Nov 11 & 18

More: Smolen www.radio.com.pl/raf/artysta.asp?artistId=1358, Fr. Piotr Dzikowski, (253) 272-5232

Nov 19, 6:30 pm: A Cabaret from Vancouver at the Polish Home

The Polish Cabaret Albo tak, albo nie from Vancouver invites to the program Czerwone Wino (in Polish). Please note this is different from the Cabaret Banka that was coming from Canada before, but the evening still should be fun! The restaurant and the bar will be open before and after the event.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $12 advanced, $15 regular, $10 seniors & students; in Polish

More: Barbara Strutynski, tel. (425) 746-3037, www.PolishHome.org

Nov 19, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library in Seattle

The book for the meeting is Miasto utrapienia by Jerzy Pilch, published by Wyd. Swiat Ksiazki in 2004. Pilch is a contemporary autor, whose Pod mocnym aniolem won the Nike in 2001 (no English translation yet).  Miasto utrapienia is a vintage Pilch, with an ESP plot line serving as scaffolding for his down to earth humor and ironic observations on life in Poland and the human nature.  The book is available on the internet. Please see the club website for more details.

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

More: Polish Book Club, Jerzy Pilch, contact to the Club Hanna Gil,

Nov 17, 7-9 pm: PH E&R Open House & Volunteer call

Polish Home Expansion & Remodeling Fundraising Committee invites everybody interested in the PH expansion project to an open house at the Polish Home. With the fundraising progressing at a nice pace (pledges to date: $230,000), the project is in the review phase before commissioning the final construction plans. . All interested in the details of the project as well as volunteers are welcome!

Where: at the Polish Home, admission free, just drop by; refreshments provided!

More: www.PolishHomeFoundation.org

Nov 14, 3:30 pm: Prof. Ericson talks about transition in Poland & EE at the UW

Dr. Richard Ericson

Dr. Richard Ericson is the Chair, Dept of Economics at the East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC. His interest is in transitional economies, especially those of the former Soviet Union countries and its satellites in Eastern Europe. This lecture is part of the Polandís Transition: Success Story? lecture mini-series, organized by prof. Poznanski of UW.

Where: Parrington Commons, University of Washington in Seattle; admission free

More: www.eerc.ru/details/people.aspx?id=2304&m=0,

Nov 13, 2:30 pm: Polandís Independence Day celebration at the Polish Home

Poland regained its independence on Nov 11, 1918, when Jozef Pilsudski became the Head of State after a popular revolt at the Polish territories led to a formation of the reborn state. This year the community will honor four local WWII veterans: Kazimierz Malinowski, Maria Urbaniak and Roman & Roma Wal. The program includes performances by the Polish Choir, children from the Polish School in Seattle and the Polish Scout Troop. The restaurant will be open from 1 pm till after the concert.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, admission free.

More: www.PolishHome.org, Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

Nov 12, 4 pm: Kaminska & Bowlby in a Chopin concert at the Polish Home

Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby

Renowned local pianists, Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby and Christopher Bowlby invite to a new series of piano concerts focusing on Chopin and other Polish composers. The first concert has an all-Chopin program: Sonata in B-minor op.58, Barcarolle op. 60 and four ballads. Dr. Kaminska and Dr. Bowlby have recently opened the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah. The Polish Home restaurant will be open before the event.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $12 advanced, $15 regular, $10 seniors & students

More: www.chopinacademy.com, or call: 425 829 1117 or 425 829 1229.

Chris Bowlby

Nov 10, 6-8:30 pm: Images from Poland at FUEL Coffee in Seattle

Ilana Kennedy presents a photo exhibition consisting of her pictures from a recent summer trip to Poland that was tracing places of Jewish culture and martyrdom. Ms. Kennedy is the Director of Education at the Washington State Holocaust Education Research Center in Seattle that organized the trip for Washington state teachers in the summer of 2005. The exhibition is open for the month of November, 2005; the opening reception is on Nov 10.

Where: FUEL Coffee, 610 19th Ave E, Seattle, admission free

More: www.fuelcoffeeSeattle.com, www.wsherc.org

Nov 8,  6-8 pm: UW PSEC Open House Party for Volunteers

University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Fund Auction Committee invites everybody who would like to help with the next auction in April 2006 or volunteer for other UW PSEC activities to an open house party at the Polish Home. The auction committee members will be available to answer all the questions about the plans for the 2006 auction, the Endowment Fund and the Fund-a-Scholar Fund.

Where: at the Polish Home, admission free, just drop by; refreshments provided!

More: auction@polishstudiesuw.org

Nov 5 & 6, noon Ė 7 pm: Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home

The biggest such event around Puget Sound, the Polish fall bazaar features booths with Polish books and CDs, crafts, pottery, crystal, amber and other merchandize as well as booths by local Polish-American organizations. You can also buy Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), Polish pierogi, cakes and sweets as well as have a full course dinner prepared by the Ladies. Polish Choir has a performance at 2 pm on Sunday. Organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, admission free.

More: www.PolishHome.org

Seattle Polish Film Festival in April 2006

This is just a reminder that the Polish Film Festival that used to happen in Seattle in November has been moved to April. The next festival will start on the last week of April, 2006.

More: www.PolishFilms.org

 

© 2005 Ryszard Kott

 

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

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