Feb 25, 8 pm:
a merry sing-along in Tacoma
This is another
sing-along evening with the Polish Choir
Seattle. An evening of popular and merry
Polish songs should go nicely with wine and snacks. This event was
sold out completely ahead of time in Seattle
in October, so make your reservations The
evening is a fundraiser for the Choir to go to the
Polonia Choir Festival in
Poland, in 2006.
Where: at the Parish Hall of Sts.
Peter and Paulís Church,
3422 Portland Ave E, Tacoma;
More: reservations Danuta Lacki (206)
Feb 19, 6 pm:
Poetry Salon at the Polish Home
(the Salon of Poetry
invites to a woman poetry program
Nic dwa razy (Nothing Twice).
features poems by
Polish, Russian, Czech and English poetesses such as
W. Szymborska, A.
Osiecka, A. Akhmatowa, M.
Dvorackova, E. Bishop
All poems are recited or sung in the language of the original.
Music for the evening will be provided by
Marzanna Bachowska (vocals) and
Scott Babcock (trombone). The Polish Ballroom Dance Group from the
Polish Home will add a special carnival mood to the gathering.
Where: at the Polish
Home; admission free, in Polish, Russian, Czech
Helena Wrozynski (206) 526-8332
Feb 18, 8 pm:
in show at the
is a very popular music band from
scheduled to represent
Poland in the 2006 Eurovision
competition. One local fan says their
songs have nice and catchy melodies appealing both to younger and
older generation and that their concerts are always great shows.
Michal Wisniewski, Jacek Lagwa & Ania
Swiatczak come to
with a show cast of 18! Sounds like a perfect ticket for our local
Polonia! Bonus: itís organized both by
the Society for Polish Culture (TMKP) and the Polish Home
Where: Meydenbauer Center Theatre,
11100 NE 6th St,
Bellevue; tickets $30 advanced,
$35 at the door. Advanced tickets & info:
W. Studenna (425) 271-4958, E. Filipczuk
More: the band (in Polish)
Feb 18, 7 pm:
a merry sing-along in Portland
with the very successful Biesiada
singing-along party. Good food, wine and merry songs are the
recipe for the evening. If you want to attend and cannot go to
next week, itís worth the long drive!
Where: at the Polish Hall,
3832 Interstate Ave
www.portlandpolonia.org, ticket info call (503)810-6926, Marek
Feb 11, 7 pm:
NW Chopin Festival winnersí concert at the Polish Home
features the winners of the 4rd
Northwest Chopin Festival from the week earlier. As usual, the
best young artists from our state are expected to deliver great
performances. Refreshments will be provided. Organized by the
Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation and supported by
Sherman Clay with all proceeds going to the Foundationís
Scholarship Fund for young pianists.
Where: at the Polish Home upper hall; tickets $10 at the door,
free for children 18 and younger
Feb 11, from 6 pm:
Teresa Malinowskiís paintings in Ballard
Teresa Malinowski is a local painter active in
Seattle. Check out her
Green Lake and Beyond!
Her art is currently on display at the BalMar
Coctail Lounge that is part of the
Ballardís Art Walk. The BalMar is open
for the Art Walk from 6 to 10 pm.
Where: the BalMar
5449 Ballard Ave
(near Market St.)
More: About the artist
Feb 9, 7:30 pm:
PH Expansion Project meeting at the Polish Home
Fundraising Committee invites everybody interested in the PH
expansion project to its monthly meeting at the Polish Home.
on the project review, updates to the brochure, parking and fence
planning. All interested in the details of the project as well as
volunteers are welcome!
Where: at the Polish Home, just drop by; refreshments are
Feb 4, 7 pm:
Oscar winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
at the UW
Kaczmarek is an internationally
renowned composer who
won the 2005
Oscar in the music score category for his music to the movie
Neverland by Marc Foster
starring Johnny Depp.
other movies include Total
Eclipse, Bliss, Quo Vadis?,
Washington Square and
Unfaithful. He also
works with theater and new media, notably through
an European center he set up in
Poland. His lecture
at the University
Music without Borders,
is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee.
Where: room 210, Kane Hall at the UW campus in
Seattle, admission free
Feb 4, from 9 am
4th Annual Northwest Chopin Festival in
This year 75
best young pianists from the state of
Washington take part in the Festival. This
celebration of Chopinís music is also a competition; the winners
in age categories will be announced after 4 pm. The very
successful Festival is the renewed focus of the NW Council of the
Chopin Foundation, its main organizer. The prize winner concert is
on Feb 11, 2006, at the Polish Home.
Clay, 1624 4th Avenue,
and also at the second venue across the street, at the Green
Banquet Room in the Mayflower Park Hotel in
Seattle; admission free
More: Chopin Foundation NW,
contact Ivona Kaminska at