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  June 13 & 14  Kosiuszko by Storozynski on C-SPAN Books TV
  June 13  Chopin Academy of Music piano concert in Bellevue
 Lithuanian Heritage Day Celebration in Roslyn, WA
  June 8 & 12  Movie Scratch at the Seattle International Film Festival
  June 6  International Dance at the South Lake Union Club in Seattle
 Disco at the Polish Home
  June 4  Lecture on 20th anniversary of freedom in Poland at the UW
  June 2 & 5  33 Scenes From Life at the Seattle International Film Festival
  June 1-30   K.Pawluskiewicz exhibit at the Convention Center

June 13 & 14: Kosciuszko by Storozynski on C-SPAN Books TV

C-SPAN2 Book TV presents a recent biography of Thaddeus Kosciuszko by a  Pulitzer winner Alex Storozynski. The Peasant Prince, Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution covers Kosciuszko's exploits both as an American & a Polish hero.
 

Where: on the C-SPAN Book TV; June 13 at 4 pm, June 14 at 12 am & 6 pm
More: Program description, the book website, Storozynski bio

June 13, 2:30 & 5 pm: Chopin Academy of Music piano concert in Bellevue

Honor students and the faculty of the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah give two concerts at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Program features compositions from Bach to Chopin to modern African composers. Chopin Academy of Music was founded by Dr. Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby (artistic director) and Christopher Bowlby (program director) and has a faculty of 11 music teachers.
 

Where: at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue; concerts at 2:30 pm & 5 pm; tickets at the door $15 regular, $10 seniors and children
More: Ivona Kaminska, Christopher Bowlby, Chopin Academy of Music

June 13, from 11 am: Lithuanian Heritage Day Celebrations at Roslyn, WA

The Lithuanian community invites to the Lithuanian Heritage Day Celebration in Roslyn, WA. The celebration program starts with commemorations at the Lithuanian and Polish-Lithuanian cemeteries in Roslyn and includes a short history of Polish-Lithuanian relations over centuries as well as a dinner and singing & dancing.

 

Where: in and around Roslyn, WA, pls see full program for details; admission free

More: Lithuanian-American Community, for LAC Washington chapter contact Rimas Miksys, 206.282.9910

June 8 & 12: Movie Scratch at the Seattle International FF

2009 Seattle International Film Festival features two Polish movies: Scratch and 33 Scenes from Life. Scratch / Rysa (2008, 89 min), directed by Michal Rosa is a drama showing how the past involvement with communist secret police can erode and destroy a marriage 40 years later.

  

Where: at the Pacific Place Cinema, Seattle; June 8 at 7:15 pm, June 12 at 11 am.

More: Scratch at SIFF, SIFF

June 6, 8 pm: International Dance at the South Lake Union Club in Seattle

This is the 31st International Dance staged by local clubs representing several Central & East European nations and sponsored by the Austria Club of Washington. Ethnic food by Polish Ladies Auxiliary, music by Bert Carlson. Doors open at 6:30, dancing starts at 8 pm. Soft drinks available all evening.

 

Where: at the South Lake Union Park; tickets $15; this is a BYOB event

More: tickets available at the Polish Home on Fridays 8-10pm at the gate, or call Maria Switalska, tel. (425) 226-7660, Lucyna Blonska (206) 764-7057 for reservations

June 6, 9 pm: Disco at the Polish Home

Organized by Mloda Polonia and Polish Soccer Club of Seattle; new DJ Ronald will play Polish and club tracks. Everyone is invited!

 

Where: Polish Home; tickets $10 regular, ladies get free before 10 pm, you must be 21+ w/ID to attend

More: Seattle Polonia site

June 4, 7:30 pm: Lecture on 20th anniversary of freedom in Poland at the UW

by Tomasz Sarnecki

20 years ago, on June 4, 1989, a historical election in Poland brought power to Solidarity and ended communism; changes in other countries of Central Europe quickly followed. UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a lecture by Prof. Zbigniew Bochniarz Commemorating the Polish Elections of June 1989 - A Retrospective with Video, Discussion and Remembrances. Prof. Bochniarz is a Visiting Professor at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs. Organized by UW PSEC & REECAS.

 

Where: Room 220, Kane Hall at the University of Washington campus; admission free, there is a reception following the lecture

More: UW PSEC, Prof. Bochniarz, REECAS

 

June 2 & 5: 33 Scenes from Life at the Seattle International FF

2009 Seattle International Film Festival features two Polish movies: 33 Scenes from Life and Scratch. 33 Scenes from Life / 33 sceny z zycia (2008, 95 min), directed by Malgorzata Szumowska is a poetic parable of modern life shown through 33 snapshots from the life of an artist photographer.

  

Where: at Harvard Exit Theatre, Seattle; June 2 at 4:30 pm, June 5 at 9 pm.

More: 33 Scenes at SIFF, SIFF.

June 1-30: K. Pawluskiewicz exhibit at the Convention Center

Local artist Kate (Kasia) Pawluskiewicz presents a series of paintings at Sense Salon on the main floor of  the Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The series is called Everlasting Moments and Calm.  The paintings will be up for the duration of June.  

 

Where: Convention & Trade Center, entrance at 7th & Pike; admission free

More: Artist's website; contact to Kasia Pawluskiewicz

 
 

2009  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński