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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


May 2020


May 27   Flavor of Poland, Ep.9: Poznań on KCTS9
May 20   Flavor of Poland, Ep.8: Wrocław on KCTS9
May 16   Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled
May ongoing   Film Club Recommends Essential Killing by Skolimowski online
May 15   Movie Reverse by B. Lankosz at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled
May 13   Flavor of Poland, Ep.7: Katowice on KCTS9
May 10   Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library - cancelled
May 6   Flavor of Poland, Ep.6: Gdańsk on KCTS9
May 5-6   Polish Community Fundraiser at GiveBIG WA online
May 5   Jennifer Croft on Translating Olga Tokarczuk at the UW - Cancelled
May 2   Celebrating 100th Anniversary of St. John Paul II in Bellingham - cancelled


May 16, 11:30 - 4 pm: Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled

Pierogi!

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

The 14th Pierogi Fest brings the usual Polish dumpling extravaganza serving several kinds of pierogi: meat, potato & cheese, blueberry etc. with plate of 10 pierogies for $10 and half plate $5;  also available: sausage & sauerkraut, Polish beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks and desserts. Free attractions include folk group performances: Polish Choir at 1 pm & 2:30 pm and Pawel & Olimpia Duo at 12, 2 & 3 pm. Eat leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time. On sale: frozen pierogi to go, Polish tee-shirts, Polish sports scarves and folk costumes.

May ongoing: Polish Film Club Recommends Essential Killing by Skolimowski online

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO goes virtual - as movie screenings at the Polish Cultural Center are impossible, the club will recommend a movie monthly for watching at home.

The first recommendation is for the movie Essential Killing directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Vincent Gallo. It's a thriller following a prisoner's escape from a secret prison where torture is a norm, into a brutal frozen landscape where survival itself is questionable. The movie won the Special Jury Award, and Best Actor for Gallo at the 2010 Cannes Festival and multiple other awards.

 

Where: the movie is available at the Amazon Prime

More: about the movie, the Club blog

May 15, 7:30 pm: Movie The Reverse by B. Lankosz at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie The Reverse / Rewers directed by Borys Lankosz. It was the best movie of the 2009 Gdynia FF and the Polish entry to the Oscars; Mr. Lankosz won the Best New Director Award at the 2010 SIFF. The story based on a book by Andrzej Bart is a black comedy about political oppression and gender roles in 1950s Poland with the tables getting turned in a spectacular fashion. Bonus: the subtitle translator, Ms. Hanna Gil will be present at the screening.

Evening schedule: 7:30 pm socializing & film intro, 8:00 pm screening 

May 10, 3:30 pm: Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library - cancelled

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

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! The theme of this meeting is our stars and planets. This is a monthly event on every second Sunday of the month organized by Ada Kaliszewska.

May 6, 12 pm: Flavor of Poland, Ep.6: Gdańsk on KCTS9

Flavor of Poland is a culinary-travel PBS television weekly series presenting the country of Poland to American viewers like they've never seen it before. Hosted by Aleksandra August, the series shows off not only distinctly Polish dishes (check out the sorrel & crayfish soup recipe!) but also the most beautiful and interesting aspects and landscapes of Poland. The series premiere is scheduled on KCTS on April 1, 2020 with a segment about gthe old Polish capital of Cracow.

 

Where: On the KCTS9 channel in the Seattle area on Wednesdays at 12 noon

More: Flavor of Poland website

May 5-6, all day:Polish Community Fundraiser at GiveBIG WA online

 

These are difficult times, but if you can support Polish orgs and events, please do so!
The annual Seattle GiveBIG donation event is now called GiveBIG Washington and it's a remainder and opportunity to support local charities. As in 2019, Seattle Polish Foundation (SPF) and other local Polish organizations joined to launch a community-wide fundraiser at the GiveBIG site to benefit different local Polish events and initiatives.

You can support causes such as the Seattle Polish Film Festival and other cultural events, Polish Schools, improving infrastructure at the Polish Cultural Center and more, by donating to SPF at the GiveBIG page and indicating where your money should go.  
If you typically donate through GiveBIG you are welcome to do so; however, please be aware that this year the GiveBIG campaign charges 4.6% fee on online donations. Hence,
donating to Seattle Polish Foundation directly is the most cost effective way to apply your generosity towards your favorite Polish cause
.
 

Where: On GiveBIG Washington website, search for "Polish" to find the Polish page.

More: You can donate before May 5-6, as the website already accepts donations

May 5, 7:30 pm: Jennifer Croft on Translating Olga Tokarczuk at the UW - Cancelled

Tokarczuk and Croft

at Man Booker

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents an evening with Jennifer Croft, the American translator of novels by Olga Tokarczuk. Ms. Croft was the co-winner of  the Man Booker International award in 2018 with Olga Tokarczuk for her translation of Flights / Bieguni. Ms. Croft is currently translating  The Books of Jacob / Księgi Jakubowe and will be reading excerpts from the novel.

More: UW PSEC, Jennifer Croft

May 2, 5 pm: Celebrating 100th Anniversary of St. John Paul II in Bellingham - unlikely

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

Church of the Assumption in Bellingham invites all to a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II. The program includes

   5 pm   Holy Mass at the Church with Rev. Jeffrey Moore

   6 pm   Tribute commemorating the life and legacy of St. John Paul II at the parish gym

 

Where: Church of the Assumption in Belingham, WA; admission free

More: event leaflet or please contact Urszula Kubik, also at 360-715-9331

 
 

2020 Ryszard Kott

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