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2013 Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

July 13, 2013

 


April 2013


Apr 27

  Duo Kaminska & Bowlby in Concert at the Frye Art Museum

  Spring Party at the Polish Cultural Center

  Crown the Eagle - a Polish Heritage Celebration in Portland

Apr 25

  Challenges of Face Transplantation Lecture at the UW

Apr 20

  Agnieszka Laska Dancers 10 Year Anniversary Ball in Portland

Apr 14

  Polish School Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Apr 13

  Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library

  Rio Carnival Party at the Polish Parish in Seattle

Apr 10

  Lecture Two Fatherlands? at the UW

Apr 7

  Celebration of Mazurkas in Portland

Apr 6

  Tuwim dla doroslych i dla dzieci at the Polish Cultural Center

Apr 4

  Movie Tony & Janina's at the SIFF Film Center

Kaminska & Bowlby

Tuwim in Seattle

Mazurkas in Portland


Apr 27, 2 pm: Duo Kaminska & Bowlby in Concert at the Frye Art Museum

Kaminska & Bowlby

Enjoy a remarkable afternoon of duo piano music with Iwona Kaminska and Christopher Bowlby. The concert program includes four-hand sonatas and works by Mozart, Schubert, and others, as well as Stravinsky's monumental "Rite of Spring" as the centennial of the work's premier in Paris approaches. Dr. Kaminska & Dr. Bowlby are founders of the Chopin Academy of Music and the Seattle International Piano Festival. All proceeds from this concert benefit the Seattle International Piano Festival.

 

Where: at the Art Frye Museum in Seattle; tickets $20 regular, $15 discounted, at the door only

More:  Ivona Kaminska, Christopher Bowlby, Seattle International Piano Festival

Apr 27, 8 pm: Spring Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to the Spring Party. Music by DJ Benek. Party form 8 pm to 1 am. The restaurant will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm; the bar will be open from 7 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center; tickets $10 PHA members, $15 non-members

More: for reservations contact Maria Switalska 425-226-7660 or Lucyna Blonska 206-764-7057

Apr 27, from 11 am: Crown the Eagle - a Polish Heritage Celebration in Portland

Polish Library Building Assn and McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland invite everybody to Crown  the Eagle Festival -  a Polish Heritage Celebration. The program includes history talks, vodka tasting, performances by Agnieszka Laska Dancers, children singers from Portland, concert by the Chervona band at 8 pm and more.

   

Where: McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland, OR;

More: Event program

Apr 25, 7:30 pm: Challenges of Face Transplantation Lecture at the UW

Maria Siemionow

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites everybody to a lecture Challenges of Face Transplantation by Maria Siemionow. Dr. Siemionow is Poland educated, world renowned micro surgeon famous for  performing the first face transplant in the United States in 2008. She is the head of the Plastic Surgery Section at the Cleveland Clinic (Ohio) and a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

 

Where: Kane Hall, room 220 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: about Dr. Siemionow, UW PSEC

Apr 20, 7 pm: Agnieszka Laska Dancers 10 Year Anniversary Ball in Portland

The Polish Library Building Association in Portland presents the 10 year anniversary celebration of Agnieszka Laska Dancers (ALD). ALD is a modern dance group founded by Ms. Laska who serves as the choreographer and director. The program includes: a sit-down dinner, a chamber music performance, an ALD video clip retrospective, group CDs and DVDs and a silent auction & the ball. Congratulations!

 

Where: at Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; tickets & more info, tickets $25 include dinner, drinks and entertainment

More: Agnieszka Laska Dancers site

Apr 14, noon - 4 pm: Polish School Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish School in Seattle invites all the children, parents, families and friends to a school party at the Polish Home. The program includes games, raffle prizes, dancing, best costume competition and more. A homemade dinner and delicious desserts prepared by the parents. This is a fundraiser with all the proceeds benefitting the Polish School in Seattle. Have fun and help the school!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polsk; admission free, donations encouraged

More: about Juliusz Slowacki Polish School, or contact Anna Babcock at (206) 362-3077

Apr 13, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Noc zywych Zydow by Igor Ostachowicz, published by Wyd. WAB in 2012. Noc, connected by the critics to Night of the Living Dead and Quentin Tarantino's movies, is a novel brilliantly using irony and comedy describing the hero's dealing with Jewish ghosts showing up in contemporary Warsaw. Ostachowicz is an advisor to the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, and has also a classic horror novel to his name. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

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

More: about book, Ostachowicz on Wikipedia, Polish Book Club

Apr 13, from 7 pm: Rio Carnival Party at the Polish Parish in Seattle

St. Margaret's Parish invites everybody to a spring party in the Rio Carnival style. Music by DJ, carnival masks recommended! This party is a fundraiser to support the young parishioners going to Brazil for the World Youth Day and a meeting with Pope Francis.

 

Where: at the Parish Hall of St. Margaret's Church in Seattle; tickets $20; this includes food

More: please contact Anna Borodenko at 425-280-4858

Apr 10, 7 pm: Two Fatherlands? Lecture at the UW

Dan Heller

UW Jewish Studies invites everybody to a lecture Two Fatherlands? Zionist Youth And the Politics of Belonging in 1930s Poland  by Dan Heller. Dr. Heller is a Hazel D. Cole Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington with interest in Jewish organizations in 1930s Poland. Betar for example was an organization observing Polish patriotic ceremonies and training with rifles supplied by the Polish Army.

 

Where: Thompson Hall, room 101 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: about Dr. Heller, UW PSEC

Apr 7, from 7 pm: Celebration of Mazurkas in Portland

Polish Hall in Portland presents a Celebration of Mazurkas concert in the Polish Music at the Polish Hall series. In the program: mazurkas by Polish composers Frederic Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Roman Maciejewski performed by Pacific NW pianists Colleen M. Adent, Anne D. Young and Christopher Schindler. Also, Polish mazurka cakes, an Easter tradition, will be served with coffee, tea and fine Polish liqueurs. Organized by Agnieszka Laska and the Polish Hall.

   

Where: Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR;  tickets $10

More: tickets and more info, or contact Agnieszka Laska

Apr 6, 6:30 pm: Tuwim dla doroslych i dla dzieci at the Polish Cultural Center

Salon of Poetry in Seattle presents a poetry of Julian Tuwim (1894-1953). Tuwim dla doroslych i dla dzieci includes reading from his most beloved classics of children literature as well as a choice of other poems. Introduction by Mr. Leszek Chudzinski, a local poet writing in Polish and English. Poems are read by a cast of children and teenagers from The Ladybug Theatre from the Polish Home and members of the Salon.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; in Polish; admission free, donations encouraged

More: about Tuwim, Salon of Poetry

Apr 4, 6:30 pm: Movie Tony & Janina's ... at the SIFF Film Center

SIFF Cinema presents an award-winning documentary Tony & Janina's American Wedding: A Deportation Love Story directed by Ruth Leitman. The movie follows a Polish-American family from the Chicago area. Wife Janina is deported after 18 years in the USA and her husband Tony ultimately loses his beloved and his 6 year old son who goes away with the mother even though he is an American by birth. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local families in a similar situation and civil rights attorneys.

 

Where: at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle

More: movie SIFF info, movie trailer

 
 

2013  Ryszard Kott

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