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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


February 2020


Till Feb 29   Creative Genius of the Lands Between Exhibit at the UW
 Feb 21-27   Movie Corpus Christi by J. Komasa at SIFF Year-Round Cinema
Feb 21   Comedy Testosteron at the Polish Cultural Center
  Everything Is A Wave Sound Bath at Seattle Sound Temple
Feb 19   Treasures from the Other Europe Exhibit at the UW
Feb 16   Friends Corner with Specialists at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 15   Valentine Dance Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 14   Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite at the Frye Museum
 Feb 9   2020 Chopin NW Festival Winners' Concert in Bellevue
  Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library
Feb 8   Swing It Saturday at the Polish Cultural Center

exhibit & happening

Oscar nominated movie


Till Feb 29: The Creative Genius of the Lands Between Exhibit at the UW

The University of Washington Libraries present an exhibition The Creative Genius of the Lands Between: East Central Europe and the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1905-2020. The exhibit includes a 4-minute subtitled video presentation by Olga Tokarczuk, the 2018 Nobel laureate. A total of 15 literature prize winners since 1905 are subject of the exhibit, including four Poles.

    

Where: at North Lobby, 1st floor balcony , Allen Library at the UW campus in Seattle; free admission during regular library hours

More: UW Libraries event page

Feb 21-27, Movie Corpus Christi by J. Komasa at SIFF Year-Round Cinema

SIFF Year-Round Cinema presents the Oscar nominated movie Corpus Christi / Boże Ciało directed by Jan Komasa and starring Bartosz Bielenia. This based on a true story film shows how a freshly converted juvenile ex-convict can bring a true Christian spirit in people while impersonating a priest. The movie has been showered with awards at different festivals and was nominated to the 2020 Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category.

 

Where: SIFF Cinema Uptown

More: movie Oscar poster, about the film, movie at SIFF Year-Round Cinema

Feb 21, from 7 pm: Comedy Testosterone at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents a 2007 hormonal comedy Testosterone / Testosteron directed by Tomasz Konecki and Andrzej Saramonowicz. A lavish celebrity wedding goes haywire with the bride absconding and the groom being kidnapped. In Polish with English subtitles

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

 

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

More: about the movie, event poster, the Club blog

 Feb 21, 7:30 pm Everything Is A Wave Sound Bath at Seattle Sound Temple

Seattle Sound Temple presents Everything Is A Wave, with musician and sound practitioner, Borys Kossakowski. This performance is a spimd bath and a spiritual journey. Borys leads the listeners into the abyss of waves working with the clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, tuning forks, singing bowls, gongs and more. This unique sound experience will relax and stimulate you!

      

Where: Seattle Sound Temple in Seattle; tickets $30

More: about Sound Baths

Feb 19, 3:30 pm: Treasures from the Other Europe Exhibit at the UW

The University of Washington Libraries present an open house exhibition of its treasures from its Slavic, Baltic and East European collections. This exhibit has been curated by Prof. Michael Biggins, Head, Slavic/East European Section of the UW Libraries

    

Where: at the Smith Room, Suzzallo Library at the UW campus in Seattle; admission is free but registration is required

More: event page and registration

Feb 16, from 5 pm: Friends Corner with Specialists at the Polish Cultural Center

Friends' Corner presents a meeting with several Polish specialists and professionals active in the Seattle area. The program includes short presentations and Q&A with the following people: a psychiatrist, a homeopathic consultant, a certified doula, a veterinary doctor, a real estate agent, a loan broker and the manager of the Polish Cultural Center. Friends' Corner is hosted by Teresa Vaisvila who will also provide a tasty borscht and bread as well as tea and pastries. All are welcomed!

    

Where: at the Smith Room, Suzzallo Library at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: event page on fb

Feb 15, from 8 pm: Valentine's Dance Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Get your beau or belle and come to Valentine's Dance Party! Doors open at 7 pm, dance with DJ Krys and DJ Borys from 8 pm. Polish restaurant invites from 6:30 pm till 10 pm, the bar will be open as usual from 7 pm.

    

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets $15

More: event poster, for reservations and more info please call Lucyna Blonska at 206-992-6821.

 Feb 14, 7:30 pm till April 19: Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite at the Frye Museum

The Frye Art Museum presents Agnieszka Polska's Love Bite exhibition. Ms. Polska is a Polish artist who lives and works in Cracow and Berlin. She creates hallucinatory computer-generated media works that combine poetic texts, audio-visual essays and digital imagery to take on ethical problems of our times. Her works were exhibited at MoMA in NYC, Tate in London, Centre George Pompidou in Paris and other places. The exhibition runs from February 15 to April 19, 2020.

Exhibition opening reception Feb 14, 7:30 to 9:30, registration required;

My Little Planet performance with Agnieszka Polska, Feb 15, 2 pm - 4 pm, registration required

      

Where: The Frye Art Museum in Seattle;

More: about Love Bite exhibit

Feb 9, from 1 pm: 2020 Chopin NW Festival Winnersí Concert in Bellevue

Frederic Chopin

The Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation presents the gold medal winners concert of the 2020 Chopin NW Festival. The competition is on February 8, 2020 from 9 am to 6 pm. As usual, the best young artists from our state are expected to deliver great performances of Chopin music. The program includes

   1:00 pm    Division A, B, C and D winners (ages 8 to 14)

   2:30 pm    Division E, F and G winners (ages 15-16, 17-18 and 19 & up, respectively)

 

Where: Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Bellevue; free admission

More: Chopin NW website and 2020 Festival info.

Feb 9, 2 pm: Kaminska & Bowlby in a Schumann Concert in Bellevue

Kaminska &  Bowlby

The concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Where:  Resonance at Soma Towers in Bellevue, WA;

Feb 9, 3:30 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 & singing and children games and activities.  Each meeting has a specific reading and songs that you can try with your child! This week's theme will be turtles. In addition to regular activities there will be a visit from a real live Eastern Box turtle! 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 for more details on incoming programs

Feb 8, from 7:30 pm: Swing It Saturday at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Cultural Center and Swing It Seattle present the monthly Swing It Saturday dance party also featuring workshops and performances. Come swing dance to live music! Event schedule: 7:30-8:15 Drop-in beginner lesson, 8:15-11:15 Live music with Brad Shigeta's Swingtime Band. 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; childcare services available - please email a request to info@swingitseattle.com ahead of time.

 
 

© 2020 Ryszard Kott

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