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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


October 2019


Oct 13   SPFF Special Who Will Write Our History at SIFF Film Center
Oct 12   Polish Parlamentary Elections at the Polish Cultural Center
  We Are History Keepers Workshop in Kent
Oct 10-20   Seattle Polish Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Oct 10   SPFF : Vodka and a Drop of Art Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Oct 5   Monthly Swing Dance at the Polish Cultural Center
Oct 4   Open House at the Polish Women's Club at the Polish Cultural Center
Oct 1   Garrick Ohlsson in Concert at the UW Meany Center

Polish Film Festival


Oct 13, 12:30 pm: SPFF Special Who WIll Write Our History at  SIFF Film Center

Seattle Polish Film Festival invites everybody to a very special presentation honoring Emanuel Ringelblum, a WWII hero who managed to preserve the detailed history of the Warsaw Ghetto. The evening features the documentary movie Who Will Write Our History by Roberta Grossman based on the book of the same title by Samuel Kassow. The film will be introduced by Dee Simon, the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle and presented by Rabbi Callie Shulman, Temple De Hirsch Sinai; music by Malke & The Boychiks and Klezmer with Verve!.

 

Where: SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center

More: about the film

Oct 12, 7 am - 9 pm: Polish Parliamentary Elections at the Polish Cultural Center

The parliamentary elections in Poland have been called for October 13, 2019; voting in America is on October 12. Voting is in person only (no voting by mail). In Seattle, you can vote at the polling station #221 at the Polish Cultural Center. Polish citizens residing in the United States have to register for this elections to be able to vote. The registration deadline is October 10 at 5 pm PST. The easiest way to register is through the online registration site.

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; registration and a valid passport is needed to vote

More: Detailed election and registration info (in Polish)

Oct 12, 9 am - 4:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Kent

This is another edition of the very useful workshop. The Ethnic Heritage Council and the UW Libraries present A Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community. UW archivists/specialists will discuss such how-to topics as preserving historical records, including photographs and papers, and collecting oral histories.

  

Where: the Kent Commons Community Center in Kent, WA; admission is free but registration is required

More: We Are History Keepers

Oct 10-20, Seattle Polish Film Festival

Poster by Magdalena Gustowska-Kucharska

This is a placeholder for the detailed program of the 27th annual Seattle Polish Film Festival, running this year from October 10 till October 20.

 

Where: typically at SIFF Cinema Uptown and at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski

More: SPFF website

Oct 10, 6-10 pm: SPFF: Vodka and a Drop of Art Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Seattle Polish Film Festival invites everybody to the festival kick-off party at the Polish Home in Seattle. Vodka and a Drop of Art features Polish art by local artists, music, food, red carpet photos, vodka testing and a chance to meet Polish filmmakers coming to this year's SPFF. Come to enjoy the art, the spirits and starting the festival in style.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, admission free, must be 21+ to attend

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, event poster

Oct 5, 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 Greg Ruby. 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.

Oct 4, 8 pm: Open House at the Polish Women's Club at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Women's Club (Koło Pań Domu Polskiego) invites all the ladies to an open meeting and to become members of the Club. The Club is one of the most important Polish organizations around and a financial powerhouse due to the income from the Polish bazaars that the ladies have been running since the 1960s. Drop by, see what's that about and get involved networking with other Polish ladies!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski;

More: The Club website (PL), or contact Barbara Augustyniak, tel. 206-755-4149 (call or text)

Oct 1, 7:30 pm: Garrick Ohlsson in Concert at Meany Center

Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson is the only American pianist to ever win the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (in 1970). He returns to Meany Center with a program that includes Brahms's Two Rhapsodies op.79, Fantasien op.116 & Variation on a Theme of Paganini, Chopin's Nocturne in B-flat Minor and Sonata #3 in B Minor.

 

Where: Meany Center at the University of Washington campus; tickets still available

More: OhlssonOhlsson at Meany Theater

 
 

2019  Ryszard Kott

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