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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center


February 2020

 Feb 21-TBD   Movie Corpus Christi by J. Komasa at SIFF Year-Round Cinema
Feb 21   Comedy Testosteron 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
  Kaminska & Bowlby in a Schumann Concert in Bellevue
  Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library
Feb 8   Swing It Saturday at the Polish Cultural Center

Kaminska &  Bowlby

Feb 21-TBD, TBD: Movie Corpus Christi 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 is nominated to the 2020 Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category.


Where: Exact SIFF venue TBD, tickets TBD

More: about the film

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 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 as well.


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

In a special concert local pianist Ivona Kaminska & Christopher Bowlby will present the most famous and charismatic works by Robert Schumann: Carnaval op.9 and Symphonic Etudes op.13. Each will play solo in that concert that is a fundraiser for the bi-annual Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition coming in 2021


Where:  Resonance at Soma Towers in Bellevue, WA; tickets: suggested donation $35 regular & $20 students

More: concert and venue info, about artists

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. This is a monthly event on every second Sunday of the month organized by Ada Kaliszewska. Each meeting has a specific reading and songs that you can try with your child!


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