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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


February 2019


Feb 22-28   Movie The Cold War by P. Pawlikowski in Seattle & Tacoma
Till Feb 17   Alisa Lahti's exhibit at Columbia City Gallery in Seattle
Feb 16   A Royal Carnival Party - cancelled
Feb 15   Movie The Art of Loving by M. Sadowska at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 1-14   Movie The Cold War by P. Pawlikowski at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Feb 8-10   Polish Cultural Center Closed due to Snowstorm
Till Feb 2   Sylwia Tur's exhibit at Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle

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Feb 22-28: Movie Cold War by P. Pawlikowski in Seattle & Tacoma

The Grand Cinema in Tacoma presents the 2018 movie Cold War / Zimna wojna directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Oscar winning Ida. The film starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot is a fateful love story of two people who meet in the post WWII Poland and whose affection and feelings are torn apart by their political mismatch amid convulsions of the cold war in Europe.

Cold War is an Oscar nominated movie, with three nominations: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

 

Where: at Grand Cinema in Tacoma, WA and also at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle

More: The Stranger tooting the movie

Till Feb 17: Alisa Lahti's Exhibit at Columbia City Gallery 

Columbia City Gallery presents an exhibition "Cut Out" featuring works by Lauren Ilad, Alisa Lahti, June Sekiguchi and Akiko Sogabe. Ms. Lahti is well known local artist of Polish origin whose inspirations come from traditional Polish art of paper cut outs interpreted in novel ways. Ms. Lahti is also the Director of the Polish Festival at the Seattle Center.

 

Where: at the Columbia City Gallery in Seattle; admission free during gallery hours Wed-Sun, Jan 9 to Feb 17, 11 am to 7 pm.

More: Artist's website and her Facebook page

Feb 16, 8 pm: A Royal Carnival Party at the Polish Cultural Center

This event has been postponed till May 11, 2019 due to the snow situation we have had in Seattle.

New Orlean's Mardi Gras in Seattle! The Polish Cultural Center throws a royal carnival party this year, so become a royalty for the night and have some fun! Royal carnival accessories or full attire appreciated! Evening schedule: 7:30 pm doors open, 8:00 pm a charming musical surprise (yes!) with live musicians, 8:30 pm to 1 am dance to hot hits! The Polish restaurant will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm. Free baby sitting will be available on the site.

Feb 15, 7 pm: Movie The Art of Loving by W. Sadowska at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie The Art of Loving. The Story of Michalina Wisłocka / Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wisłockiej directed by Maria Sadowska. The movie is an great bio of the complicated woman who started the sexual revolution in Poland. Her book The Art of Loving, breaking conservative stereotypes and pervasive ignorance, sold 7 million copies in Poland in the late 1970s - in the country of 35 million!

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

 

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

More: more about the movie, the Club site

Feb 15: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski Opens After Snow

The Polish Cultural Center will open for business as usual, including the restaurant and the bar on Friday, February 15. The restaurant will also be open as usual on Sunday, February 17. 2019.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

More: PHA website

Feb 1-14: Movie Cold War by P. Pawlikowski at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Still playing: The Seattle International Film Festival year-round cinema presents the 2018 movie Cold War / Zimna wojna directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Oscar winning Ida. The film starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot is a fateful love story of two people who meet in the post WWII Poland and whose affection and feelings are torn apart by their political mismatch amid convulsions of the cold war in Europe.

Update: Cold War is now an Oscar nominated movie, with nominations in three categories: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

 

Where: at SIFF Cinema Egyptian; tickets $14 / $13 / $9

More: SIFF movie info, Egyptian play times and ticket info, The Stranger tooting the movie

Feb 8-10: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski Closed Due To Weather

The Polish Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, February 8 and Sunday February 10 due to severe snow storm forecast.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

More: PHA website

Till Feb 2: Sylwia Tur's Exhibit at Linda Hodges Gallery 

Linda Hodges Gallery presents an exhibition "Impressions" by Sylwia Tur. Ms. Tur was born in Poland and graduated with diplomas in linguistics both in Warsaw and Seattle, but then decided to become an artist choosing ceramics as her medium. The exhibit comprises several works in ceramics with impressions of different objects. The Opening is on January 3, 6-8 pm, Artist Talk on January 12 at noon.

 

Where: at Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle; admission free during gallery hours Tue-Sat from 10:30 am to  5 pm.

More: Artist's website and her Facebook page

 
 

2019  Ryszard Kott

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