Home
Current month
About us
Subscribe
Other News
Polish in Seattle
Jobs & Ads
Business Directory
Bookshelf
Polish food & dining
FAQ
Archive

 


January 2011


  Jan 30    Classic tale Jas & Malgosia at the Polish Cultural Center
  Jan 29   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  PHA annual meeting at the Polish Cultural Center
  Jan 28   Jie Yuan in a SIPF Chopin concert in Bellevue
  Jan 22   Polonia Jazz Ball in Vancouver, BC
  Jan 21 & 28   Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library
  Jan 20   Chopin - Mortal Man, Immortal Genius at the UW
  Jan 19   Polish paper cutting workshop at the Polish Cultural Center
  Movie The Hourglass Sanatorium at the Polish Cultural Center
  Jan 16   Classic tale Jas & Malgosia in Portland
  Jan 15   Happy Birthday, Chopin at the Central Library
  Jan 14   Meeting with the author D. Laskin at the Polish Cultural Center
  Jan 13-16   In the Solitude of Cotton Fields at the Behnke Center
  Jan 7 & 8   Zolta Szlafmyca at the Pro Arte Theatre in Vancouver, BC
  Jan 2   Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Cultural Center

Jas & Malgosia

The Hourglass Sanatorium

Rychcik at Boehnke

Jan 30, 3 pm: Classic tale Jas & Malgosia at the Polish Cultural Center

If you missed it in November, you gotta see it! The PCC Children Theater Biedronka in Seattle invites to a performance of the classic tale Jas i Malgosia (Hansel und Gretel). The classic story line has been enriched with several very imaginative music numbers performed by a troupe of 15 children. Directed & designed by Barbara Strutynski. The performance is in Polish.

 

Additional attraction - costume competition: Parents, help your kids to prepare & wear a costume of their favorite tale character (from any tale). There will be awards for children in costumes in the audience!

 

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

More: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home, or contact Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037

Jan 30, 12 - 4 pm: Carnival party for children at the Polish Cultural Center - Cancelled

The carnival party organized by the Polish School in Seattle has been cancelled.

More: Polish School in Seattle, Principal Paul Griffin (206) 937-0614

Jan 29, 2 pm: PHA annual meeting at the Polish Cultural Center  

This is the annual meeting of the members of the Polish Home Association. It is also an election meeting for the Board of Trustees and the PHA Officer positions. PHA members can vote by proxy, see the Polish Home website for candidate lists, proxy forms and other election info. Deadline for candidates was January 5, 2011.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

More: 2011 election info 

Jan 29, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Na grobli by Eustachy Rylski published by Swiat Ksiazki in 2010. Rylski, 66, is a contemporary writer, playwright and screenwriter. The book about a famous writer in the era of the People's Republic of Poland mostly in 1960s &1970s (resembling Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz) is a treatise about good, evil and being honest. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

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

More: about book, Eustachy Rylski, Polish Book Club

Jan 28, 7:30 pm: Jie Yuan in a SIPF Chopin concert in Bellevue

Jie Yuan

The Seattle International Piano Festival invites to a Chopin concert featuring the 2008 SIPF Gold Medal winner, Jie Yuan. Mr. Yuan, 24, is a very talented Chinese pianist and a winner of several international competitions; he is currently studying at the Julliard. His program includes Chopin's cycle of 24 preludes and other works.
 

Where: at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue; tickets at the door $20 regular, $15 seniors and students, parking on site
More: about Jie Yuan and the concert, SIPF

Jan 22, 7 pm: Polonia Jazz Ball in Vancouver, BC

Polish Canadian Jazz Society invites to the first Polonia Jazz Ball at the Zgoda Society Hall in Vancouver, BC. The program features merry jazz both for listening and dancing (tangos included) provided by Evan Erntzen Septet. Also, raffle to benefit a young jazzman, full dinner and bar available separately.

  

Where: Polish Community Center Zgoda, Vancouver, BC; tickets $30

More: about Ball, for reservations & info please call (604) 984-7857, 604-818-0650

Jan 21 & 28, 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. February meetings are on Feb 4, 11 & 18, 2011.

Jan 20, 7 pm: Chopin - Mortal Man, Immortal Genius at the UW

Frederic Chopin

In celebration of Frederic Chopin's 200th birthday, Dr. Steven Lagerberg will speak on the present controversy surrounding Chopin's fatal illness and how that illness influenced Chopin's musical style. Seattle pianist Fred Kronacher will play excerpts from Chopin's music that will help to emphasize some points made during the lecture.

 

Where: Brechemin Auditorium at the Schol of Music at the Univ. of Washington campus in Seattle, admission free

More: about lecture, Fred Kronacher, Steven Lagerberg, Musical Experiences, UW PSEC,

Jan 19, 7 pm: Paper cutting workshop at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center offers monthly Wycinanki workshops, on every 3rd Wednesday,  teaching the old art of Polish paper cutting. Learn about this beautiful art form along with tips and techniques to complete your own wycinanki projects. Materials are included and cutting tools will be available during the class. Gather some friends for an evening of fun - bring your creativity, passion and patience!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; $15 fee covers all the materials and tools for the workshop. $8 fee for returning students.

More: about workshops, for reservations please contact Alisa Lahti or call 206-499-5367.

Jan 19, 7:30  pm: Movie The Hourglass Sanatorium at the Polish Cultural Center

Poster by F. Starowieyski

The Polish Film Club in Seattle invites to a screening of The Hourglass Sanatorium / Sanatorium pod klepsydra directed by Wojciech Has. This masterpiece based on prose by novelist Bruno Schultz and starring Jan Nowicki won the Jury Prize at the Cannes FF in 1973. Wojciech Has is the director of the famous The Saragossa Manuscript.

 

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

More: about movie, an essay, on Has and Saragossa, Has on wiki, PFC OKO site

Jan 16, 12:30 pm: Classic tale Jas & Malgosia in Portland

The Polish Library Building Assn in Portland invites to a performance of the classic tale Jas i Malgosia (Hansel und Gretel) by the Children Theater Biedronka from Seattle. The classic story line has been enriched with several very imaginative music numbers performed by a troupe of 15 children. It's a must see performance! Directed & designed by Barbara Strutynski. The performance is in Polish.

 

Where: at the Polish Hall / Polish Library in Portland, OR; suggested donation $5, children up to 10 free, in Polish

More:  Portland Polonia, for the Children Theater contact Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037

Jan 15, 2 pm: Happy Birthday, Chopin at the Central Library

Frederic Chopin

The Seattle Public Library celebrates bicentennial birth anniversary of the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin. The concert features an accomplished Armenian concert pianist Ms. Jaan Dementeeva who will dazzle and delight the audience with with Chopin's  mazurkas, preludes, sonatas, etudes, Polonaise op.44 and other great pieces by the Polish composer.

 

Where: at the Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Central Library, admission free

More: more info Leszek Chudzinski (206) 684-0849

Jan 14, 7:30 pm: SGSCA meeting w/ author David Laskin at the Polish Cultural Center

Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. invites to a presentation by and a meeting with David Laskin, the author of the book The Long Way Home. Mr. Laskin is a local journalist who has written several books. The Long Way Home tells the stories of 12 immigrants who fought for their new country during WWI w/ the American Army. Two Polish-American soldiers are featured among the 12 main characters of the book.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; admission free

More: about the The Long Way Home,  SGSCA

Jan 13-16, 8 pm: In the Solitude of Cotton Fields at the Bohmke Center

On the Boards invites to a performance of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields directed by Radoslaw Rychcik with cast from the Stefan Zeromski Theatre in Kielce, Poland. This innovative play is staged in part like a punk concert and follows an illicit deal of unknown nature. The performance is in Polish with English subtitles. Mr. Rychcik is a young director quite famous internationally for his contemporary staging of musical plays both in Europe and in the USA.

 

Where: Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater of the Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance (the historic Queen Anne Hall) in Seattle; tickets $25; in Polish with English subtitles

Also, the same performance is available Jan 18-21 at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver, BC

More: About the play in Seattle, Seattle Times review, Radoslaw Rychcik, trailer (PL), On the Boards

Jan 7 & 8: Zolta Szlafmyca at the Pro Arte Theatre  in Vancouver, BC

Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte - Popular Theatre in Vancouver, BC invites to a play by Franciszek Zablocki, Zolta Szlafmyca or a Carol for the New Year (in Polish). This 1785 comedy by the best Polish comedy playwright of the era has been directed by a TV and theatre director from Poland, Julia Wernio.

 

Where: Studio Theatre Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam / Vanvouver, BC

More: about play (PL) Zablocki (PL), Zablocki, Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte / Teatr Popularny,  for more info call Elizabeth (604) 430-6791, Ryszard (604) 596-4238 or Andrzej (604) 897-1899.

Jan 2, 2:30 pm: Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home

This event is the traditional wafer sharing (oplatek) for members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr. Stanislaw Michalek. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will help with caroling and everybody is invited to come and sing Polish and American carols along.

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

More: Ela Filipczuk

 
 

2010-2011  Ryszard Kott

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