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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


October 2017


Oct 20-29   Seattle Polish Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Oct 21   Fall Cleanup at the Polish Cultural Center
Oct 19   SPFF : Vodka and a Drop of Art Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Oct 8   PHA Members' Photograph Taking at the Polish Cultural Center 
Oct 7   The History Keepers Warkshop in Kent 
Oct 5   SPFF : 25th Anniversary Party at the Northwest Film Forum
Oct 2   Seattle International Piano Festival Winners' Concert at Benaroya
Oct 1   Open House at the Scout Troop Kaszuby at the Polish Cultural Center
  H. Minagawa in a Guest Recital at Benaroya

Taking the 100th anniversary photo


Oct 20-29: Seattle Polish Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown

2017 SPFF Poster

This is a placeholder for the 25th edition of SPFF. The Festival will run October 19 to October 29 this year. The main venue will be SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle as usual, with some movies screened at the Polish Cultural Center on Capitol Hill.

 

The Festival looks for volunteers - if you would like to help, please contact volunteer@polishfilms.org

 

Where: at SIFF Cinema Uptown and Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets TBD & passes TBD available at PCC Dom Polski on TBD.

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, SGSCA

Oct 21, 10 am - 2pm: Fall Cleanup at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Home Assn invites all members and friends of the Polish Home to a cleanup party from 10 am to 2 pm, delicious lunch included! Besides the usual tending to the greenery around the building, the goal is spruce up interior downstairs and upstairs. Please come with your own tools and cleaning supplies. Everyone is invited.

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski - drop by when you can for as long as you can - every pair of hands helps! Free lunch served!

More: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home Association website

Oct 19, 6-9 pm: SPFF: Vodka and a Drop of Art Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Seattle Polish Film Festival invites everybody to the festival kick-off party at the Polish Home in Seattle. Vodka and a Drop of Art is a showcase of classic Polish poster art, with music, food, red carpet photos, vodka testing and a chance to meet Polish filmmakers coming to this year's SPFF. This event is also part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Come to enjoy the art, the spirits and starting the festival in style.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, admission free

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival

Oct 8, 2:30 pm: PHA Members' Photograph Taking at the Polish Cultural Center

The 75th anniversary photo

The Polish Home Assn invites all members of the organization to participate in a group photo that will be featured in the book commemorating 100th Anniversary of the PHA coming up in November 2018. For more info please read the PHA anniversary book brochure. The book should be available in spring 2018.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, admission free

More: for more info about 100th anniversary contact Lidia Jasklowska, for info about the anniversary book contact Krystyna Untersteiner.

Oct 7, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Kent

This is a return of a very popular workshop. The Ethnic Heritage Council and the Greater Kent Historical Society with the UW Libraries and 4Culture present A Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Your Ethnic Communities, Organizations and Families. UW archivists/specialists will discuss such how-to topics as preserving photos, organizing music collections, putting organizational records in order, preserving personal papers.

  

Where: at the Kent Senior Activity Center in Kent, WA; reservation RSVP, reservations required

More: Ethnic Heritage Council website

Oct 5, 7:30 pm: SPFF: 25th Anniversary Party at the Northwest Film Forum

 

This year it is the 25th edition of Seattle Polish Film Festival. Help SPFF celebrate this milestone at the 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Party. The program includes 2017 film trailers, 25-year photo retrospective, guest and film announcements, a sneak screening of a new festival movie, free hors d'oeuvres and festival passes at early-bird discount. Reservations are required to attend.

 

Where: at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle; tickets are free but you have to register here to get them! Tickets are going fast, so you better hurry!

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, event page on facebook

Oct 2, 7:30 pm: Seattle International Piano Festival Winners' Concert at Benaroya

The Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition (SIPF) presents the festival gold medalists in the winners' concert. Besides medals in different categories such as professional and collegiate, the Festival features the winner of the President Prize for the best performance of Chopin's works. Organized by Seattle International Piano Festival with Dr. Ivona Kaminska as the President and a co-Founder.

 

Where: Norcliffe Founders Room at Benaroya Hall in Seattle; donation suggested

More: about SIPF, Ivona Kaminska, Chopin Academy of Music, SIPF runs from Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2017

Oct 1, 12:30 - 2 pm: Open House at the Scout Troop Kaszuby at the Polish Cultural Center

The local Polish Scout ZHP Troop Kaszuby invites everybody interested in scouting to the first meeting of the new season. Children from 4 to 18 years old can sign up in age groups 4-7 (skrzaty), 7-11 (zuchy), 11+ (harcerze) and 15+ (wędrownicy); the meetings are at the Polish Cultural Center. The scouts organize camps and trips and provide another excellent way for children to learn Polish culture and traditions.  

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, new members invited

More: Scout troop website; for more info contact Scout Master Anna Borodenko, tel. (425) 280-4858

Oct 1, 7:30 pm: H. Minagawa in a Guest Recital at Benaroya

Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition (SIPF) presents Japanese pianist Hidemi Minagawa in a guest concert. Ms. Minagawa was the winner of the President's Prize for the best performance of Chopin's works in the 2015 competition. Her program includes mazurkas and other works by Chopin, Szymanowski and Scriabin.

 

Where: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle; donation suggested

More: more info about SIPF; SIPF runs from Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2017

 
 

2017  Ryszard Kott

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