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  Nov 27  Celebrating St. Andrew's night / Andrzejki at the Polish Home
  Nov 21  Classic tale Jas & Malgosia at the Polish Home / PCC
  Nov 20  Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Nov 17  Polish paper cutting workshop at the Polish Home / PCC
 Polish Film Club meeting at the Polish Home / PCC
 Basia Trzetrzelewska at the More Theatre
  Nov 15  Discussion panel: 30 Years of Solidarity at the UW
  Nov 14  Poland's Independence Day celebration at the Polish Home

  Nov 12, 19,

        & 26

 Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library
  Nov 11-14  Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema, part II
  Nov 11  Roman Polanski: Shorts at the SIFF Cinema
 Cabaret Drozda at the Polish Home / PCC
  Nov 6-7  Polish Bazaar at the Polish Home / PCC

 Polish Territories 1772 to 1918 exhibit at a Stamp Show

       at the Seattle Center

  Nov 4-7  Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema, part I

Polish Film Festival

Polish Bazaar

Basia

Nov 27, from 6 pm: St. Andrew's night  party / Andrzejki at the Polish Home

According to the old Polish tradition, Andrzejki (a party on St. Andrew’s night, Nov 30) was the last party of the year, with some special customs such as divining future from pouring hot wax on water. Music by DJ Philip, with additional entertainment during intermissions. Doors open at 6 pm with dinner available at the Polish Home restaurant downstairs, cocktail happy hour starts at 7 pm upstairs, dancing begins at 8 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home, tickets $20 PHA members and $25 for non-members. 

More: for table reservations or info please email Karolina Kapa or call 206-579-2514.

Nov 12, 19 & 26, 4 pm: Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library

Joanna Wroblewska

This is a meeting of the Polish Story Time Poczytajki for kids - Polish children books and stories are read to kids from kindergarten and early elementary grades. In this meeting: children poems, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Organized by Joanna Wroblewska with the help of the King County Public Libraries.

 

Where: at the Bellevue Regional Library in Bellevue; admission free, in Polish

More: Joanna Wroblewska, Poczytajki blog

Note: Poczytajki is mostly a weekly event with some weeks off. November meetings are on Nov 12, 19 & 26, 2010. December meetings start on Dec 3.

Nov 21, 2:30 pm: Classic tale Jas & Malgosia at the Polish Home

The Polish Cultural Center Children Theater Biedronka in Seattle invites to a performance of the classic tale Jas i Malgosia (Hansel und Gretel). Directed & designed by Barbara Strutynski. The performance is in Polish.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home, suggested donation $5, children up to 10 free, in Polish

More: Jas & Malgosia poster (PL), Poish Cultural Center / Polish Home

Nov 20, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Piata strona swiata by Kazimierz Kutz published by Znak in 2010. Kutz, 81, is a famous Polish film director, theater director, screen-writer, writer and politician. He is also a member of the Parliament and a renown partisan for his beloved native Silesia. Piata strona .. is his debut as a novelist.

 

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

More: about book, video from Kutz at book promotion, Kutz bio, Kutz on Wikipedia, his site (in Polish), Polish Book Club

Nov 17, 7 pm: Paper cutting workshop at the Polish Home / PCC

The Polish Cultural Center invites to a Wycinanki workshop teaching the old art of Polish paper cutting. You can learn about this beautiful art along with tips and techniques to complete your own wycinanki projects. Materials are included and cutting tools will be available during the class. Bring your creativity, passion and patience!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; $10 fee covers all the materials and tools for the workshop.

More: Space is limited, for reservations please contact Alisa Lahti or call 206-499-5367. Nov 17 class list is full, please contact Alisa about workshop on Dec 8, 2010.

Nov 17, 7:30  pm: Polish Film Club meeting at the Polish Home

There will be a change in the program. The movie for the meeting is The Wedding (2004) directed by Wojciech Smarzowski. The Debt, a gripping thriller directed by K. Krauze was voted down at the last minute. The Wedding, a creative, bitter & ironic portrait of the contemporary Polish society, won an award at IFF in Locarno and several awards at PFF in Gdynia, all in 2004.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; in Polish w/ English subtitles; admission free

More: More: about Wedding, about Debt, PFC OKO site, PFC OKO site

Nov 17, 7:30 pm: Basia Trzetrzelewska at the Moore Theatre

Basia Trzetrzelewska

Basia, as she is known, first visited Seattle with the original members of Matt Bianco group. Basia is an accomplished jazz vocalist with such albums as Time and Tide (1988) or London, Warsaw, New York (1990) and Matt's Mood (2005) that topped Contemporary Jazz album charts. Her latest album is It's That Girl Again with a collaboration of keyboardist Danny White.

 

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

More: Basia at Moore & bio Basia's site, M

Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Discussion panel 30 years of Solidarity  at the UW

Mr. Wujec decorated

by Pres. Kaczynski, 2006

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a discussion panel Civic Society and Independent Media in Central Europe: 30 Years of the Solidarity Movement in Poland with guests Henryk & Ludwika Wujec, Zbigniew Pietrzyk and Zbigniew Karwowski. Mr. & Mrs. Wujec were prominent dissidents and KOR & Solidarity activists, Mr. Pietrzyk & Mr. Karwowski were Solidarity activists.

 

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

More: about Solidarity, KOR, Henryk Wujec (PL), UW PSEC

Nov 14, 2:30 pm: Poland’s Independence Day celebration at the PH

Poland was reborn as a country on Nov 11, 1918, when Jozef Pilsudski became the Head of State after a popular revolt liberated the Polish territories. A program about the struggle for an independent Poland, directed by Ms. Iwona Bernacki will be performed by the children from the Polish Scouts troop Kaszuby. The restaurant will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm as usual.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home, admission free.

More: Polish Home

Nov  11-14: Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema, part II

by Magdalena Hill

Lullaby

Star of Copernicus

All that I love

The two Polish film festivals in town have been united: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association and the Society for Arts joined forces to present the 18th Seattle Polish Film Festival, with Mr. Greg Plichta as its Managing Director and Dr. Michal Friedrich as its Artistic Director.

 

It's the biggest Festival in years, too, showing 25 movies over two very extended weekends (Thursday to Sunday) on November 4-7 & 11-14, 2010. This is the second part of the Festival. For the first part please see below

  

All movies at the SIFF cinema in Seattle. Program subject to change.

 

Program for Thursday, November 11

    7:30 pm    Roman Polanski: Shorts - see separate note

                        This is a program organized by SIFF & PCI NY, in association

                         with SPFF, all movie goers are invited to see the program

    9:30 pm   The Silence / Cisza, 2010, dir. Slawomir Pstrong

 

Program for Friday, November 12

    7:30 pm   The Lullaby / Kolysanka, 2010, dir. Juliusz Machulski

    9:15 pm   A Little Rose / Rozyczka, dir. Jan Kidawa-Blonski

 

Program for Saturday, November 13

    7:30 pm   The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man / Kobieta, ktora pragnela

                        mezczyzny, 2010, dir. Per Fly

    9:30 pm   Never Say Never / Nigdy nie mow nigdy, dir. Wojciech Pacyna

 

Program for Sunday, November 14

    1:00 pm   Star of Copernicus / Gwiazda Kopernika, 2009,

                        dir. Zdzislaw Kudla, Andrzej Orzechowski

    2:35 pm   The Simple Story About Love / Romans, 2010, dir. Arkadiusz Jakubik

                   A Trip To Nowhere / Podroz do nikad, 2010, dir. Shannon Hart-Reed

    4:30 pm   War of Love / Sluby Panienskie, 2010, dir. Filip Bajon

    6:30 pm   After.Life, 2010, dir. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo

                      Director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo at the screening

    9:00 pm   All That I Love / Wszystko co kocham, 2009, dir. Jacek Borcuch

 

Please note: the Festival looks for volunteers - if you would like to help, please contact Mr. Greg Plichta.

  

Where: all movies at SIFF cinema; tickets $10 / $12 (w/ guests), Festival pass $50

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, SGSCA, PFFA, PFFA Seattle

Nov 11, 7:30 pm: Tadeusz Drozda Cabaret at the Polish Home / PCC

Tadeusz Drozda

Polish Cultural Center invites to a cabaret program Czterdziestolecie w kabarecie by Tadeusz Drozda.  Mr. Drozda is a veteran cabaret star from Poland returning to Seattle during his American west coast tour. The restaurant at the Polish Home will be open from 6 pm. This program is in Polish.

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; tickets $20 advanced, $25 at the door; for tickets & info call Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548 or Renata Mroz 206-362-7917.

There is also a performance in Vancouver on Nov 14, 2010.

More: Tadeusz Drozda site (PL), Drozda on Wikipedia (PL)

Nov 11, 7:30 pm: Roman Polanski: Shorts at the SIFF Cinema

Seattle International Film Festival & the Polish Cultural Institute of New York present a program of shorts by the great Oscar winning Polish director. It  includes his films made at the acclaimed Lodz Film School: Murder (1957), Teeth Smile (1957),  Break Up the Dance (1957), Mammals (1962) and of course his famous award winning graduation film, Two Men and the Wardrobe (1958). With live accompaniment music by SzaZa, a jazzing duo of Pawel Szamburski & Patryk Zakrocki.

  

Where: SIFF cinema at the Seattle Center; tickets $12 regular, $10 SIFF members

More: Polanski's shorts at SIFF, Roman Polanski

Nov 6-7, 10:30 am - 4 pm: Polish Territories 1772-1918 in a Stamp Show

The first Polish stamp (1860)

A very well known local collector of Polish stamps, Mr. Roy Koczarski presents an interesting exhibition at the SEAPEX 10 Stamp Show at the  Seattle Center. Partitioned Territories of Poland 1772 to 1918 exhibit includes 10 frames / 160 pages of the oldest Polish stamps: pre-stamped mails with Polish town stamps from early days of mail and also stamped mail from Polish territories till WWI.

 

Where: Rainier Room (Northwest Rooms) at the Seattle Center, admission free.

More: Exhibit description, SEAPEX-10, Koczarski at WESTPEX

Nov 6-7, noon - 7 pm: Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home / PCC

The lovely

2008 Bazaar staff

The biggest Polish event in Seattle, the fall bazaar features booths with Polish books and CDs, crafts, pottery, crystal, amber etc. as well as booths by local Polish-American organizations. Polish Choir Vivat Musica performs on Sunday at 2:30 pm. You can buy Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), Polish pierogi, home made cakes and enjoy a full course dinner. Also, frozen pierogi from Chicago to go. Organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home, admission free.

More: Polish Home, or contact Beta Rodzinski, President of the Ladies Auxiliary

Nov  4-7: Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema, part I

by Magdalena Hill

Wonderful Summer

Miracle Seller

HolyBusiness

The Swing

The two Polish film festivals in town have been united: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association and the Society for Arts joined forces to present the 18th Seattle Polish Film Festival, with Mr. Greg Plichta as its Managing Director and Dr. Michal Friedrich as its Artistic Director. 

 

It's the biggest Festival in years, too, showing 25 movies over two very extended weekends (Thursday to Sunday) on November 4-7 & 11-14, 2010. This is the first part of the Festival. For the second part please see here

 

All movies at the SIFF cinema in Seattle. Program subject to change.

 

Program for Thursday, November 4

    6:00 pm   Opening Gala Reception, by invitation only

                     Director Ryszard  Brylski and actress Katarzyna Figura at the Gala

                     You can receive an invitation by donating $100 or more to the PFF

    8:00 pm   A Wonderful Summer / Cudowne lato, 2010, dir. Ryszard Brylski

                   with short Animated History of Poland / Animowana historia Polski  

                         2010, dir. Tomek Baginski

                      Director Ryszard  Brylski and actress Katarzyna Figura

                         at the screening and discussion after the movie

 

Program for Friday, November 5

    7:30 pm   The Miracle Seller / Handlarz cudow, 2009

                         dir. Jaroslaw Szoda & Boleslaw Pawica

    9:30 pm   Born of the Sea / Miasto z morza, 2009, dir. Andrzej Kotowski

 

Program for Saturday, November 6

    2:00 pm   Polish documentaries:

                   The Ballad About Bronek / Ballada o Bronku, 2010,

                         dir. Krzysztof Piotrowski

                   Balcerowicz. All or Nothing / Balcerowicz. Gra o wszystko, 2009

                         dir. Andrzej Fidyk & Anna Wieckowska

    3:40 pm   Christopher / Krzysztof, 2009, dir. Dariusz Twarog

    7:30 pm   Enen: Case Unknown / Enen, 2009, dir. Feliks Falk

    9:20 pm   Piggies / Swinki, 2009, dir. Robert Glinski

 

Program for Sunday, November 7

    1:00 pm   Lesser of Two Evils / Mniejsze zlo, 2009, dir. Janusz Morgenstern

    3:20 pm   Laura, 2009, dir. Radek Dunaszewski

    5:00 pm   Belcanto / Belcanto, 2010, dir. Ryszard Nyczka

    6:45 pm   The Holy Business / Swiety interes, 2010, dir. Maciej Wojtyszko

    8:30 pm   The Swing / Hustawka, 2010, dir. Tomasz Lewkowicz

 

Please note: the Festival looks for volunteers - if you would like to help, please contact Mr. Greg Plichta.

  

Where: all movies at SIFF cinema; tickets $10 / $12 (w/ guests), Festival pass $50

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, SGSCA, PFFA, PFFA Seattle

 
 

© 2010  Ryszard Kott

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