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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


May 2018


May 23   Movie KOSCIUSZKO: A Man Ahead of His Time at the UW
May 18   Movie Solaris by S. Soderbergh at the Polish Cultural Center
May 12   Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center
May 8 & 9   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
May 6   Third of May Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

Pierogi Fest!


May 23, 7 pm: Movie KOSCIUSZKO: A Man Ahead of His Time at the UW

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents a documentary movie KOSCIUSZKO: A Man Ahead of His Time directed by Alex Storozynski. The film is based on the recent excellent biography of the Polish and American hero The Peasant Prince - Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution also written by Mr. Storozynski. Both the director and the leading actor Olek Krupa will be present at the Q&A session after the screening.

 

Where: the Thomson Hall, Room 101 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: UW PSEC.

May 18, 7 pm: Movie Solaris by G. Soderbergh at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Solaris, directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film is another adaptation of a sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem under the same title; Andrei Tarkowski made the first, famous adaptation. George Clooney stars as an astronaut facing an alien intelligence that defies comprehension.

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

 

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

More: Roger Ebert on Solaris, the Club site

May 12, 11:30 - 5 pm: Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center

Pierogi!

The 13th Pierogi Fest brings the usual Polish dumpling extravaganza serving several kinds of pierogi: meat, potato & cheese, blueberry etc. with 10 pierogies for $10;  also available: sausage & sauerkraut, Polish beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks and desserts. Free attractions include folk group performances: Polish Choir at 1 pm & 2:30 pm and Pawel & Olimpia Duo at 12, 2 & 3 pm. Eat leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time. On sale: Polish cutout art, Polish tee-shirts, Polish sports scarves.

Volunteers needed to run the event! Please contact John Golubiec.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; all entertainment & additional programs free

More: 2018 event guide, please contact Festival coordinator John Golubiec for more info

 May 8 & 9: Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that the consular visit to Seattle, only to process passport applications, is scheduled for May 8 & 9, 2018. The Consul will be available at the Polish Cultural Center, by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and 9 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, DOB, the PESEL number and a preferred time.

   

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, WA; reservations required.

More: info about the visit in Seattle (PL), the Consulate passport info

May 6, 2:30 pm: Third of May Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Cultural Center presents the 3rd of May celebration marking the anniversary of the first Polish constitution, which was enacted in 1791. The program prepared by Barbara Strutynski highlights the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence in 1918 and includes performances by pianist Marzena Szlaga, the Polish Choir, the Polish Scouts, the Young Polanie group as well as PHA members reciting poetry. The restaurant at the Polish Home is open from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 

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

More: about the Constitution, Constitution source

 
 

2018  Ryszard Kott

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