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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


March 2018


Mar 31   Easter Food Basket Blessing in Seattle, Bellevue etc.
Mar 30 & Apr 1   Polish Cultural Center Closed for Easter
Mar 25 & 31   Polish Spring Market at Sebi's
Mar 21-28   HENRY: a Book Reading by the Author in Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia
Mar 24   Annual Polish Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 18   Student Chopin Recital at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 17   PSEC Fundraising Dinner & Lecture at the UW
Mar 16   Movie Reserve by Ł. Palkowski at the Polish Cultural Center 
Mar 11   Bronek Czech Memorial Cup on Mt. Seymour / Vancouver, BC
Apr 10   International Women's Day Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 5 - Apr 8   Exhibition about "Inka" Siedzikowna at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 3   FolkForward Launch Party at Impact HUB Seattle

Book reading

Fundraiser & Lecture

 Polish Bazaar


Mar 31: Easter Food Basket Blessing (Święcone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets in nearby churches on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 

 Bellevue: St. Louise at 2 pm

 Sammamish: Mary Queen of Peace at 1 pm

 Seattle:  St. Margaret at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm, Blessed Sacrament at 1 pm

 Tacoma: Sts. Peter & Paul at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm

Mar 30 & Apr 1: The Polish Cultural Center Closed for Easter

As is the tradition, the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski is closed on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. The restaurant is also closed on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Mar 25 & 31, 11 am - 4 pm: Polish Spring Market at Sebi's

If you cannot attend the Polish Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center, the Spring Market at Sebi's is your second chance to get some tasty Polish food and Polish jewelry on top of it. Pączki, drożdżówki and other pastry from Viola's Polish Donuts, kielbasa, kabanosy & pierogies from Sebi's and Polish decor and jewelry from Polka Folk will be available.

 

Where: at the Sebi's Bistro in Seattle

More: event facebook page, for more info contact Kamila or call 206-420-2199.

Mar 24, noon - 6 pm: Annual Polish Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

The Spring Bazaar is an annual event organized by the Polish Women's Club / Koło Pań. The booths upstairs offer Polish crystal bowls and vases, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more. Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes served by the young waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home-made desserts and pastries. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica! will sing at 2:30 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free
More: 2018 Spring Bazaar leaflet, for table reservations or more info please contact Barbara Augustyniak

Mar 21 - 28: HENRY: a Book Reading by the Author in Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia

Katrina Shewver

Author Katrina Shawver will be reading excerpts from her book HENRY - A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America in different WA cities from Bellingham to Olympia. Henry is a story of Henryk Zguda, a champion swimmer who survived three years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish Catholic political prisoner.

 

Where: Mar 21 at 6:30 pm at Tacoma Public Library Main Branch in Tacoma, Mar 23 at 7 pm at  Village Books & Paper Dreams in Bellingham, Mar 25 at 7 pm at Third Place Books in Seattle Ravenna, Mar 26 at 7 pm at  Third Place Books in Seattle Seward Park, Mar 27 at 6 pm at  Shelton Timberland Library in Shelton, Mar 28 at 1 pm at Saint Martin's University in Lacey and on Mar 28 at 7:30 pm at   Olympia Timberland Library in Olympia.

More: about Katrina Shewver and her book

Mar 18, 4 pm: Student Chopin Recital at the Polish Cultural Center

Frederic Chopin

Marzena Lilian Szlaga Piano Studio presents an annual piano recital celebrating music of Frederic Chopin. Ms. Szlaga will open the concert with Nocturne D Flat, op.27 no.2. The program includes mazurkas, nocturnes, preludes, waltzes and polonaises by Chopin performed by the Studio students from 9 to 17 years old. The Polish Home restaurant is open from 1 to 4 pm.

     

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free (donations accepted)

More: detailed 2018 concert program, M. Szlaga Studio, contact Marzena Szlaga

Mar 17, from 5:30 pm: PSEC Fundraising Dinner & Lecture at the UW

I. Paderewski ca. 1900

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a fundraising dinner, silent auction and lecture supporting its mission. The lecture Paderewski and the World of Politics will be presented by Prof. Marek Zebrowski. Dr. Zebrowski is a Professor at the USC Thornton School of Music and the Artistic Director of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, CA. Silent auction, music and cocktails from 5:30 pm, dinner & lecture at 7 pm. Reservation deadline is February 28, 2018.

 

Where: at the University of Washington Club at the UW campus in Seattle; admission $100 per person, reservation required by February 28, 2018.

More: UW PSEC, online registration, Paderewski as a virtuoso pianist, composer and statesman

Mar 16, 7 pm: Movie Reserve by Ł. Palkowski at the Polish Cultural Center

Marcin Kwaśny

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents a 2007 drama Reserve / Rezerwat, directed by Łukasz Palkowski. A young photographer rents a place in a dilapidated tenement house in a bad part of Warsaw and changes his biased perspective about "backwardness" around him. This was Palkowski's first movie and it earned him the best debuting director award at the 2007 Polish FF in Gdynia, while the movie received both the audience and the journalists' awards there.

Evening schedule: 7 pm socializing & film intro, 7:30 pm screening 

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free

More: about the movie, the Club site

Mar 11, all day: Bronek Czech Memorial Cup on Mt. Seymour / Vancouver, BC

Bronek Czech Memorial Cup / Mały Memoriał Bronisława Czecha is a very popular event organized by the Polonia of Vancouver, BC. This ski and snowboard competition has divisions for children and teenagers of different ages as well as all-family categories. Bronisław Czech was a famous Polish skier and a WWII underground courier over the Tatra Mountains.

 

Where: On Mt. Seymour, Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Vancouver, BC;

More: info and online reservation at Memorial (PL), about B. Czech.

Mar 10, 7 pm: International Women's Day Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Ladies only! Please join a celebration of the International Women's Day and of womanhood at the Polish Home. Reconnect with the old friends or meet the new ones. It is a potluck - restaurant and the bar will be closed.

 

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

More: the event on Facebook, PCC calendar

Mar 5 - Apr 8: Exhibition About "Inka" Siedzikówna at the Polish Cultural Center

Danuta Siedzikówna

The Polish Cultural Center presents an exhibition Unwavering, Accursed, Restored to Memory about a Polish resistance hero, Danuta Siedzikówna (1928-1946). During WWII she was a nurse with the Home Army, and after the war ended she continued as a nurse in the anti-communist underground. She was arrested and executed in what is recognized as one of the judicial killings of the period. Organized by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free

More: about Inka

Mar 3, 1 - 5 pm: FolkForward Opening Party at Impact HUB Seattle

Encircled by A. Lahti

The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is throwing a launch party that includes folk performances, arts and crafts from all over the world. The gamut runs from Kurdish to Tibetan and from indigenous Mexican to Senegalese; it also includes a traditional Polish arts and crafts booth by Alisa Lahti featuring cutouts, pisanki, head wreaths and more. The center is devoted to supporting folk traditions of different ethnic communities in our state.

  

Where: at Impact HUB in Seattle; admission free

More: about FolkForward and CWaCT Alisa Lahti.

 
 

© 2018  Ryszard Kott

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