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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


November 2019


Nov 30   St. Andrew's Night Party / Andrzejki at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 23-24   Art Sale For An Orphanage at the Polish Parish
Nov 17   Celebrating Poland's Independence Day at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 16   Polish Movie Songs Concert at Solo Bar in Seattle
Nov 15   Movie Citizen by Jerzy Stuhr at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 10   Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St. Margaret Church
  Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library
Nov 9   Monthly Swing Dance at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 7   Panel: 30 Years After the Berlin Wall at the UW
Nov 3   Camp Songs by A. Kulisiewicz at Benaroya
Nov 2-3   Fall Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center
  M. Piątkowski Conducts the Mamma Mia! Concert in Everett
Nov 2   Halloween Party at Sebi's

Polish movie songs

J & M Stuhrs in Citizen


Nov 30, from 8 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 Borys Kossakowski from 8 pm till midnight. Everybody's welcome!

 

Where: the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, tickets TBD

More: for tickets or more info contact Mariola or call 425-830-1437

Nov 23-24: Art Sale For An Orphanage at the Polish Parish

The Polish Parish of St. Margaret of Scotland in Seattle presents an art sale with wine and music. Local artist Basia Niesulowski offers her paintings in oil and acrylic as well as graphics, drawings and postcards. The proceeds will benefit an orphanage in Katowice, Poland.

 

Where: St. Margaret Catholic Church in Seattle; admission $5. On November 23 from 4 to 9 pm, on Nov 24 from 11 am to 12 pm and 2 to 3 pm.

More: event poster, please contact Aldona at 360-568-5483

Nov 17, 2:30 pm: Celebrating Poland's Independence Day at the Polish Home

Polish Cultural Center invites everyone to the Independence Day celebration marking 101 anniversary of the Poland’s regained Independence in 1918. The program arranged by Asia Jeziorska will include participation by youth organizations affiliated at the Polish Home, and remarks by Honorary Consul of Poland, Teresa Indelak Davis. The restaurant at the Polish Home will be open from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 

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

More: Polish Scouts website (PL), or contact Asia Jeziorska at 425-417-9548.

Nov 16, 8 pm: Polish Movie Songs Concert at Solo Bar in Seattle

 

Seattle Polish Film Festival and Anna and Borys Duo presents a concert with the best Polish movies songs of all time: sixty years of Polish cinema in fourteen songs, from Ach śpij kochanie and Miłość Ci wszystko wybaczy to Biały miś. The Duo consists of two local artists originally hailing from and performing in Gdansk, Poland: Ania Szuchiewicz is a vocalist, Borys Kossakowski - The Waves - is a singer / songwriter and a DJ. Come to listen to your favorite movie tunes!

 

Where: Solo Bar in Seattle, suggested donation $5 - $15

More: for more info contact Borys Kossakowski

Nov 15, from 7 pm: Movie Citizen by Jerzy Stuhr at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Citizen / Obywatel, directed by Jerzy Stuhr and starring Jerzy and Maciej Stuhrs.  This 2015 comedy has been compared to Forrest Gump for having a hapless everyman anti-hero and for whizzing through the past 60 years of Polish history  after WWII with biting irony and satire mixed with nostalgia and moral reflections.

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 (PL), the Club site

Nov 10, 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 anniversary of Poland's regaining its independence in November 1918. After the mass, flowers will be laid at the Katyn Monument next to the church 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 10, 1 pm: Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library

Seattle Public Libraries present Story Time in Polish Zielone Czytanki for children 2-5 years old. The program for this event includes: reading from children books, dancing and children games and activities. This is a monthly event on every second Sunday of the month organized by Ada Kaliszewska.

 

Where: Seattle Public Library University Branch in Seattle; this event is in Polish

More:  please contact Ada

Nov 9, from 7:30 pm: Monthly Swing Dance at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Cultural Center presents another Swing It Saturdays event. Come swing dance to live music! Schedule: 7:30-8:15 Pre-dance beginner lesson, 8:15-11:30 Live music with The Western Bluebirds. This event includes special swing performances from the Swing It Seattle community. No partner or experience needed - come join the fun! The bar will be open upstairs for the event.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski upstairs; tickets $15 regular, $10 PHA members, at the door or  buy online here; must be 21+

More: Swing It Seattle website; volunteer childcare services available - please email a request to info@swingitseattle.com ahead of time.

Nov 7, 6 pm: Panel: 30 Years After the Berlin Wall at the UW

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 heralded freedom to the new, undivided Europe. 30 years later new divisions and problems are confronting that dream, from authoritarian governments to Brexit. The panel of three experts will focus on discussing the politics of history and identity in Poland, Czechia, Ukraine and Russia. Organized by the UW Ellison Center for Russian East European and Central Asian Studies.

 

Where: the HUB building, room 334 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: REECAS website

Nov 3, 4 pm: Camp Songs by A. Kulisiewicz at Benaroya

Aleksander Kulisiewicz

The Music of Remembrance presents a concert Passage: Confronting Intolerance with Music that Matters. The program includes Ruichi Sakamoto's Passage, Shinji Enshima's Veritas and Camp Songs by Aleksander Kulisiewicz. Kulisiewicz was a Polish political prisoner who survived over five years in the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp. He created and performed in secret many songs at the camp and having an excellent memory, preserved hundreds of songs created by other prisoners, not only in Polish but also in Czech, German and Yiddish.

  

Where: at the Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, tickets

More: Kulisiewicz bio, his story, his Songs From the Depths of Hell CD,

Nov 2-3, 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 Saturday 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

Nov 2-3: M. Pączkowski Conducts the Mamma Mia! Concert in Everett

Marcin Pączkowski

The Evergreen Community Orchestra presents Mamma Mia! Disco Lives! concert conducted by Marcin Pączkowski. The concert includes disco era favorites like Celebration, Saturday Night Fever, Abba and Bohemian Rapsody. Dr. Pączkowski is a local composer, conductor and a digital artist working with traditional and electronic media. He received his PhD from the Univ. of Washington Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS).

  

Where: at the First Presbyterian Church in Everett; admission free, Nov 2 at 7 pm and Nov 3 at 3:30 pm.

More: event poster, Evergreen Community Orchestra website, or contact Marcin Pączkowski

Nov 2, 7 pm - 1 am: Halloween Party at Sebi's

Sebi's Bistro is throwing a Halloween Party this year, so prepare your Halloween costumes and a trickster spirit (boo!) and come to a great party! Great Polish food selection by chef Kamila, music by DJ Sebastian. Everybody's invited!

 

Where: at the Sebi's Bistro in Seattle

More: contact Kamila or call 206-420-2199.

 
 

© 2019  Ryszard Kott

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