J. Olejniczak in concert
Nov 24, from 7:30 pm: St. Andrew's Night Party / Andrzejki
at the Polish Cultural Center
Join us for
Andrzejki (a party on St.
Andrew’s night, Nov 30) was the last big party of the year, with
some special customs such as divining future from pouring hot
wax on water through a key. The restaurant
downstairs will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm, bar from 7:30 pm, dancing to music by DJ Filip from 8 pm. Everybody is welcome!
Where: the Polish Cultural
Center Dom Polski, tickets
More: for tickets or more info call
Nov 17, 9 am - 4:30 pm: We Are History
Keepers! Workshop in
This is another
of a very popular workshop. The Ethnic
Heritage Council and the UW Libraries
present A Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical
Record of Our Community.
UW and MOHAI archivists/specialists will discuss such how-to topics as preserving
historical records, including photographs and papers, and to
collect oral histories. Screening special - documentary movie
Passing the Torch
about the local Polish community.
Kent Lutheran Church in Kent, WA; admission is free but
registration is required, please visit
you can still register for this workshop
Are History Keepers Blog
Nov 17, 6 pm: Movie Clergy by W. Smarzowski at
AMC Pacific Place 11
presents the movie The Clergy / Kler directed by Wojciech
Smarzowski. This 2018 film paints an unvarnished picture of the
Polish Catholic church depicting its clergy as corrupt
hypocrites, sleeping with female servants and pedophiles.
the controversy it created, it's a smashing hit in Poland,
breaking all sort of attendance records.
Pacific Place 11 in Seattle;
a Guardian article on the movie, in Polish w/ English
Nov 16-17: 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 November 16-17, 2018. The Consul will be available at the Polish
Cultural Center, by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday
and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. To make a reservation send an email to
stating your name, the PESEL number or the passport number and a preferred time.
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, WA;
visit in Seattle (PL),
Consulate passport info
from 7 pm:
Community Anniversary Movie Special
at the Polish Home
This is your second
chance to see the documentaries about our local Polish community
that have premiered at the Seattle Polish Film Festival. Kino
OKO presents Passing the Torch:
Celebrating 100 Years of the Seattle Polish Community, with
the screening of three 2018 documentaries:
Passing the Torch: 100 Years of the Polish Home Association,
dir. by Michal Pietrzyk & Ryszard Kott.
Bronka, Lady of the Mountain
/ Kobieta Skała, 18 min, dir. by Monika Meleń
A Piece of
Poland in Seattle / Kawałek Polski w Seattle,
25 min, dir. by Monika Meleń,
perspective, these three movies
together create a vivid portrait of the local Polish community with its
rich history and active cultural programs as it celebrates its
centennial. Please come to cheer our anniversary at the movies!
Evening schedule: 7 pm socializing & film intro, 7:30 pm screening
Where: at the
Polish Cultural Center Dom
in Seattle; admission free
the Torch movie trailer,
about the three movies,
the Club site
Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Janusz Olejniczak
in a Chopin Concert at Benaroya
Center presents a Chopin piano recital by Janusz Olejniczak
celebrating the centennial of Poland's independence. The program
includes in part 1: seven Chopin's works used in Polanski's
movie The Pianist, in part 2: Sonata B Flat Minor Op.35, three
mazurkas and Scherzo B Flat Minor Op. 31. Mr. Olejniczak
is one of the best Polish pianists concerting all over the
world; he was the youngest award winner at the International
Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970.
Where: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Hall in Seattle,
at the Benaroya site
Janusz Olejniczak bio,
Nov 11, 12
Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St.
The Polish Parish of St. Margaret of Scotland in Seattle invites
everybody to a special mass celebrating the centennial of
Poland's regaining its
independence in November 1918. After the mass, at the Katyn
Monument, flowers will be laid to honor all heroes who perished
while fighting for free Poland.
St. Margaret Catholic
in Seattle; admission free
contact Aldona Bazant
for more info
Nov 11, 5 pm: Celebrating Poland's
Independence with the Scouts at the Polish Home
The Polish Scout Troop Kaszuby invites everybody
to an Independence anniversary celebration 'by a campfire" at
the Polish Home. The Scouts will present a specially prepared
100th anniversary program in Polish that will include a
sing-along of Polish patriotic songs. Tea and pastries will be
served to all present.
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski;
admission free, in Polish
Polish Scouts website
Scout Master Anna Borodenko,
tel. (425) 280-4858
Oct 10-11: Poland's
Independence Anniversary Concerts in Portland
community in Portland presents two concerts celebrating
centennial of Poland's independence.
November 10, 7
pm: Delgani String Quartet and pianist Asya Gulua will play
Karol Szymanowski's String Quartet No. 2 and commissioned works
by Cascadia Composers
November 11, 3
pm: Willamette Falls Symphony with soloist Darin Qualls will
play Wieniawski's Violin Concerto no 2 and symphonic scores by
20th c. Polish composers.
Where: On November 10 at the
Polish Hall &
on November 11, at the
Milwaukie High School Auditorium in Milwaukie, OR
Nov 10, from 5:30 pm: The 100th
Anniversary Gala at the Polish Cultural Center
It's a double
for the Polish community: Poland regained its independence
in November 1918 and the Polish Home Association was also
created in 1918. PHA purchased a big building for a new Polish
Hall that has been the center of the Polish life in the Seattle
since. The program of the evening includes
Lower Hall opens for arrivals and cocktails; slide show will be
Program starts at the Upper Hall with a performance by Vivat
Greetings by PHA President Pawel Krupa
Poland's Independence Anniversary remarks by Honorary Consul
Teresa Indelak Davis
Performance by the Young Polanie Children Group
Closing congratulatory remarks
Where: at the Polish
Cultural Center Dom Polski, this event is sold out.
More: please contact
Nov 3-4, noon - 6 pm: Fall Bazaar at the
Polish Cultural Center
The annual fall
bazaar features delicious Polish dinners served all day as well
as booths with amber and silver jewelry, crafts,
Polish books and CDs, Boleslawiec pottery, Polish crystals as
well as booths by local Polish organizations. Polish
Choir Vivat Musica will perform on Sat at 2:30 pm. You
can buy Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki) and homemade cakes.
Also available: frozen pierogi and dinners to go.
Organized by the Polish Women's Club.
Where: at the Polish
Cultural Center Dom Polski, admission free.
please contact Barbara
Augustyniak, president of the Polish Women's Club