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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


November 2018


Nov 24   St. Andrew's Night Party / Andrzejki at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 17   We Are History Keepers Workshop in Kent
  Movie The Clergy by W. Smarzowski at AMC Pacific Place 11
Nov 16-17   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 16   Polish Community Anniversary Movie Special at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 15   Janusz Olejniczak in a Chopin Concert at Benaroya
Nov 11   Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St. Margaret Church
  Celebrating Poland's Independence with the Scouts at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 10-11   Poland's Centennial Concerts in Portland
Nov 10   100th Anniversary Gala at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 3-4   Fall Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

Documentary movies

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! In Polish tradition, 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 $20, one drink included

More: for tickets or more info call Anna at 206-945-3237

Nov 17, 9 am - 4:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Kent

This is another edition 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.

  

Where: the Kent Lutheran Church in Kent, WA; admission is free but registration is required, please visit reservation RSVP, you can still register for this workshop

More: We Are History Keepers Blog

Nov 17, 6 pm: Movie Clergy by W. Smarzowski at AMC Pacific Place 11

The Seattle Polish Film Festival 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. Despites the controversy it created, it's a smashing hit in Poland, breaking all sort of attendance records.

 

Where: at AMC Pacific Place 11 in Seattle; tickets $14

More: a Guardian article on the movie, in Polish w/ English subtitles

 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 losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, the PESEL number or the passport number and a preferred time.

   

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

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

Nov 16, from 7 pm: Polish Community Anniversary Movie Special at the Polish Home

Polish Home

in 1920

 

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 Association35 min,

        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 Seattle25 min, dir. by Monika Meleń,

 

Having different 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 Polski in Seattle; admission free

More:  Passing the Torch movie trailer, about the three movies, the Club site

Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Janusz Olejniczak in a Chopin Concert at Benaroya

Janusz Olejniczak

Polish Cultural 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 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, tickets at the Benaroya site

More: Janusz Olejniczak bio, concert poster

Nov 11, 12 pm: Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St. Margaret Church

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.

 

Where: St. Margaret Catholic Church in Seattle; admission free

More: Please 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.

 

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

More: Polish Scouts website (PL), or contact Scout Master Anna Borodenko, tel. (425) 280-4858

Oct 10-11: Poland's Independence Anniversary Concerts in Portland

Polish 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 & Library in Portland, OR; tickets

      on November 11, at the Milwaukie High School Auditorium in Milwaukie, OR

More: event poster

Nov 10, from 5:30 pm: The 100th Anniversary Gala at the Polish Cultural Center

It's a double centennial Gala 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 area ever since. The program of the evening includes

  5:30 Lower Hall opens for arrivals and cocktails; slide show will be on display

  7:00 Program starts at the Upper Hall with a performance by Vivat Musica! Choir

         Greetings by PHA President Pawel Krupa

         Poland's Independence Anniversary remarks by Honorary Consul Teresa Indelak Davis

         Performance by the Young Polanie Children Group

  8:00 Dinner

  9:00 Closing congratulatory remarks

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, this event is sold out.

More: please contact info@PolishHome.org

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.

More: Bazaar flyer, or please contact Barbara Augustyniak, president of the Polish Women's Club

 
 

© 2018  Ryszard Kott

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