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  Apr 29    Movie A Trip To Nowhere at the UW
  Apr 24 & 25   Movie The Bug Trainer at the NW Forum in Seattle
  Apr 24    Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Apr 23   Poland and the Baltic Republic in the New Century at the UW
  Movie Katyn at the Polish Library in Portland
  Apr 22   Ning An in a Chopin concert in Kirkland
  Apr 20   Chopin 2nd Piano Concerto in Portland
  Apr 17 & 18   Agnieszka Laska Dancers in Letters to Konstancja in Portland
  Apr 17   Mourning Mass for the Polish President at St. Margaret's
  Apr 14   Lecture on Polish cinema after 1989 at the UW
  Apr 11   Commemorating 70th anniversary of Katyn at the Polish Church
  Easter egg sharing at the Polish Home - cancelled
  Apr 10   Concert Cannons Hidden Amid Flowers at the Cornish College
  Apr 5   Tomasz Stanko at the Earshot Festival at the Triple Door
  D. Laskin presents The Long Way Home at the Central Library
  Apr 3   Easter Food Basket blessing in Seattle, Bellevue & Tacoma
  Apr 2 & 4   Polish Home closed for Easter

Movie / lecture

 

Animation genius

Chopin concert

Apr 29, 7:30 pm: Movie A Trip To Nowhere at the UW

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a screening of the animated movie A Trip To Nowhere. This 30 min film, written, directed and illustrated by Shannon Hart-Reed, tells the story of WWII Soviet deportation of Polish men, women and children to gulag camps where so many perished. Based on the stories of the survivors from the Seattle area, historical introduction by Martha Golubiec. Organized by UW PSEC.

 

Update: There is also an Iranian documentary shot in the 1970s about the Siberian exiles who passed during WWII through then Persia. More about it here.

More update: Article in Nowy Dziennik (in Polish)

 

Where: Room 210 at Kane Hall, at the University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free, reception to follow

More: about the Sybiracy Project, movie, UW PSEC, contact Martha Golubiec

Apr 24 & 25,  5 pm: The Bug Trainer at the NW Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum in Seattle presents The Bug Trainer, a creative documentary about animation film genius, Ladislav Starevich (born Wladyslaw Starewicz). The movie, produced by R. Miskynite & directed by D. Ulvydas, L. Augutis & M. Skrobecki explores Starevich's ideas and concepts and explains why he is considered one of the greatest creators of the animation world.
 

Where: NWFF in Seattle, tickets $9 regular, $6.50 discounted, $6 NWFF members

More: about Ladislav Starevich, NWFF

Apr 24, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Chwalcie laki umajone by Michal Olszewski published by Wyd. Czarne in 2005. This literal and metaphorical journey through Poland is full of author's personal reminiscences. Olszewski is a journalist and a writer. The book is available on the Internet or from Club members. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

Where: at the Green Lake Public Library in Seattle; admission free

More: about book, Polish Book Club

Apr 23, 2:30 pm: Poland and the Baltic Republics in the New Century  at the UW

The Jackson School of International Studies invites to Poland and the Baltic Republics in the New Century - a meeting with Dr. Steven Stoltenberg of the US State Department. Dr. Stoltenberg is a foreign affairs analyst for Poland and the Baltic countries. He studied at the Jagiellonian U. in Cracow, Poland in 1984 and was eyewitness to to the 1989 peaceful transformation in Poland.

 

Where: Thompson Hall, Room 317, at the University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free

More: about Jackson School

Apr 23, 8 pm:  Movie Katyn at the Polish Library in Portland

The 2008 Oscar nominee Katyn (2007) is a moving reconstruction of the Soviet mass murder of Polish military and intellectual POW elite during WWII and its shattering effect on live and politics in post-war communist Poland. Directed by Oscar winner Andrzej Wajda.

  

Where: Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; admission free

More: About movie, pictures from the movie, SPFF, UW PSEC

Apr 22,  7 pm: Ning An in a Chopin concert in Kirkland

Ning An

The Chopin Foundation Northwest Chapter invites to an all Chopin concert by Ning An. Mr. An is  the winner of the 2000 Chopin competition in the United States and a young star who has performed to a very good reviews at the Carnegie Hall and in Europe. The program includes Barcarolle, mazurkas op.30, nocturnes op.9, three waltzes, two scherzos and  rondo E flat Maj.

Where: at the Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland, WA; tickets $15 regular, $10 students & seniors, parking at KPC is free

More: Ning An bio, Chopin Foundation NW

Apr 20,  7:30 pm: Chopin Piano Concerto in Portland

Frederic Chopin

In celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday Dr. Julia Lee, Professor of Piano will perform Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto with the University of Portland Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Kenneth Kleszynski.

 

Where: at Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR. Admission free. 
More: Please contact Mr. Kleszynski at 503-943-7294 or email kkleszyn@up.edu

Apr 17-18: Agnieszka Laska Dancers in Letters to Konstancja in Portland

Agnieszka Laska Dancers celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin in a performance to Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, played by Canadian pianist Chie Nagatani in a new arrangement with string quartet by fellow Krakow artist, Bartlomiej Kominek. Konstancja Gladkowska was the first love of the composer.

 

Where: at the World Trade Center Audytorium, Portland, OR; tickets info

More: Agnieszka Laska Dancers, article about the group (in Polish), Email

Apr 17, 11 am: Mourning Mass for the Polish President at St. Margaret's

President Kaczynski and the First Lady

The Mourning Mass for the President of Poland, Mr. Lech Kaczynski, First Lady Maria Kaczynska and members of the Polish elite who perished in the tragic plane crash in Russia on April 10, 2010 on the way to a Katyn commemoration will be held at the Polish Church in Seattle. The Book of Condolences will be available for signing.

 

The Book of Condolences is also available for signing at the Polish Home in Seattle for the next two weeks. For more local news related to the tragedy check here.

 

Where: St. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle

More: for related news, please check here

Apr 14, 7 pm: Lecture on Polish Cinema after 1989  at the UW

Elzbieta Durys

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a lecture Return to Democracy or Constant Crisis? Polish Cinema after 1989 by Dr. Elzbieta Durys. Dr. Durys is a UW Fulbright Fellow visiting from Univ. of Lodz, Poland. She will discuss a recent eruption of good quality Polish movies after a long slump since 1989.

 

Where: Kane Hall, Walkes Ames Room, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free, reception to follow

More: about Elzbieta Durys, lecture, UW PSEC

Apr 11, 2 pm: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre

Katyn Monument in Seattle

The Katyn Monument Committee in Seattle invites to a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre during WWII. Over 20,000 Polish POW officers were murdered by the Soviet NKVD (KGB) in 1940 at Katyn, Starobielsk, Ostaszkov and other places. Local Katyn victim families, Polish Consul Malgorzata Cup as well as a delegation from Vancouver, BC will attend the commemoration at the Polish Church in Seattle. Organized by A. & B. Bazant, B. Palubicka, A. Mroz and the Parish.

 

The program includes

   12 noon    Commemoration mass at the Church

   1:15 pm    Unveiling of an urn with soil from the Katyn forest at the Monument

   1:30 pm    Choir concert at the Parish Hall with participation of the Polish choirs

                           from Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and the Parish

    2 pm        Dinner, for the benefit of the John Paul II monument project in Seattle

 

Where: St. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle, admission free; dinner $12

More: tel. to the Parish (206) 282 1804

Apr 11, 2:30 pm: Easter Egg sharing at the Polish Home - cancelled

The Easter Egg sharing event has been cancelled due to the Katyn commemoration.

A traditional meeting of members & friends of the Polish Home with sharing of the Easter eggs and a dinner ...

Apr 10, 8 pm: Concert Cannons Hidden Amid Flowers at the Cornish College

Ivona Kaminska

Cornish  College of the Arts invites to Cannons Hidden Amid Flowers, a piano concert by Ivona Kaminska with music of Frederic Chopin and his predecessors. Dr. Kaminska is a member of the Cornish faculty and co-Founder of the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah. The program includes polonaises, mazurkas and nocturnes by Chopin as well as by Maria Szymanowska, Karol Kurpinski and John Field.
 

Where: PONCHO Hall at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; tickets $18 advanced, $20 at the door, $10 student
More: concert at Cornish, Ivona Kaminska, Chopin Academy of Music

Apr 5, 7:30 pm: Tomasz Stanko at the Triple Door

Stanko by A. Tysko

Trumpet virtuoso Tomasz Stanko, a world class jazzman, returns to the Earshot Festival this year. He is now the leader of Tomasz Stanko Quintet and has a new CD coming up, called Dark Eyes that local fans call the best so far. His  music is lyrical and moody and apparently more accessible now. Stanko credits Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Krzysztof Komeda as a source of his inspiration.

 

Where: the Triple Door downtown Seattle, tickets $22 regular, $20 Earshot, $10 student; you can dine while listening to the music

More: concert info the Triple Door concert, Tomasz Stanko, his EMC site

Apr 5, 7 pm: D. Laskin talks about The Long Way Home at the Central Library

Elliott Bay Book Company and the Seattle Central Library invite to a promotion and book signing of David Laskin's The Long Way Home. Mr. Laskin is a local journalist and author. The book tells the stories of 12 immigrants who fought for their new country during WWI w/ American Army. Two Polish-American soldiers are featured among the 12 main characters of the book.

 

Where: at the Seattle Central Public Library; admission free; other events for this book are at the University Bookstore on April 14; and Third Place Books on April 21

More: about the book, SPL event

Apr 3: Easter Food Basket blessing (Swiecone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets on Holy Saturday, April 3, 2010.

 

    Bellevue: St. Louise Church, at 2 pm

    Seattle:  St. Margaretís Church, from 10 am - 3 pm

   

April 2 & 4: Polish Home closed for Easter

As is the tradition, the Polish Home is closed on Good Friday, April 2, 2010. The restaurant is also closed on Easter Sunday, April 4.

More: Polish Home in Seattle

 
 

© 2010  Ryszard Kott

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