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February 2011


  Feb 26 - Mar 12   M. Walewska in Don Quixote at the Opera
  Feb 27   Zolta szlafmyca at the Broadway Performance Hall
  Feb 26   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Feb 24   Polish Cooking Class at the Polish Cultural Center
  Feb 20   Classic tale Jas & Malgosia in Tacoma
  Feb 18 - 24   Movie Rabbit a la Berlin at the Northwest Film Forum
  Feb 16   Polish paper cutting workshop at the Polish Cultural Center
  Movie The Silent Touch by Zanussi at the Polish Cultural Center
  Feb 12   Carnival Costume Ball at the Polish Cultural Center
  American Fighter Aces with Cpt. Alex Herbst at the Museum of Flight
  Feb 4, 11 & 18   Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library
  Feb 11   SGSCA open house with guests from Lacey & Minsk at the Polish Cultural Center
  Feb 10   The Energy Challenge of East Central Europe at the UW
  Feb 6   2011 NW Chopin Festival winners' concert at the Frye Art Museum
  Feb 5   Lana Dziekonski in concert at St. James Cathedral
  The Annual NW Chopin Festival in downtown Seattle

NW Chopin Festival

Comedy from Vancouver

Walewska in Opera

Feb 27, 6 pm: Zolta Szlafmyca at the Broadway Performance Hall

Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte - Popular Theatre in Vancouver, BC invites to a play by Franciszek Zablocki, Zolta Szlafmyca albo Koleda na Nowy Rok (in Polish). This 1785 comedy by the best Polish comedy playwright of the era has been directed by a TV and theatre director from Poland, Julia Wernio. Music written for the play by Piotr Salaber.

Hon. Krzysztof Czapla, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver, BC, will be present at the performance.

 

Where: at the Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle; tickets $25 advanced, $30 at the door; for info & tickets call the usual suspects Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548 or Renata Mroz 206-362-7917.

More: about play (PL), Zablocki (PL), Zablocki, Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte / Teatr Popularny, photo gallery

Feb 26 - Mar 12: M. Walewska in Don Quixote at the Opera

Malgorzata Walewska

Ms. Malgorzata Walewska, a stunning Polish mezzo-soprano, returns to the Seattle Opera after her very well received performances in Bluebeard Castle and in  Il Trovatore in 2009 & 2010, respectively. In Don Quixote by Jules Messenet she portrays Dulcinea, the lady loved by the hero. Ms. Walewska performed major roles in Europe and the USA; she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005.

Also: Please see a note about a reception with Ms. Walewska.

 

Where: Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall; Ms. Walewska is scheduled to sing on February 26, March 2, 5, 9 & 11, 2011.

More: Malgorzata Walewska's site, Don Quixote in Seattle

Feb 26, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Smierc czeskiego psa by Janusz Rudnicki published by WAB in 2009. Rudnicki, 54, is a contemporary writer hailing from Silesia and living in Hamburg. The book is a set of short stories that are vintage Rudnicki: provocative, shameless and grotesque, sometimes nostalgic. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

Where: at the Green Lake Public Library in Seattle; admission free

More: about book (PL), Janusz Rudnicki, Polish Book Club

Feb 24, 7 pm:  Polish Cooking class at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled

This event is cancelled. The Polish Cultural Center invites to the first session of Polish Cooking classes. This lesson covers Polish pickle soup, meat pierogi / cheese & potato pierogi and Szarlotka / Charlotka (Polish apple cobbler). Lessons by the lovely trio of Pawluskiewicz ladies: Nicole, Michasia & Kasia in traditional Polish folk costumes! Limited space available, please register ahead of time.

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; admission $5, reservations by email only at SeattlePolishCooking@hotmail.com.

More: please contact Kasia at at the above email address, Kasia's Alaskan Seafood Cookbook to buy

Feb 20, 12:30 pm: Classic tale Jas & Malgosia in Tacoma

Last call - if you missed it, go for it now! The PCC Children Theater Biedronka in Seattle invites to a performance of the classic tale Jas i Malgosia (Hansel und Gretel). The classic story line has been enriched with several very imaginative music numbers performed by a troupe of 15 children. Directed & designed by Barbara Strutynski. This performance is in Polish.

 

Where: at the Parish Hall of SS Peter & Paul in Tacoma; suggested donation $5, children up to 10 free, in Polish

More: for the Theater contact Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037, contact to Parish (253) 507-5861

Feb 18-24, 7 & 9 pm: Movie Rabbit a la Berlin at the NW Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum in Seattle presents an Oscar nominated movie Rabbit a la Berlin (50' min), a creative docudrama telling the story of no-man's land along the Berlin wall from a rabbit perspective. For 28 years that deadly strip of territory was a haven to the furry creatures. This German/Polish film was directed by Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosolowski in 2009. Shown with a short documentary When Herons Dream (11 min. 2009) about Pacific NW blue herons by local director Serge Gregory.
 

Where: NWFF in Seattle, tickets $9 regular, $6.50 discounted, $6 NWFF members

More: about Rabbit at the NW FF, NWFF

Feb 16, 7 pm: Paper cutting workshop at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center offers monthly Wycinanki workshops, on every 3rd Wednesday,  teaching the old art of Polish paper cutting. Learn about this beautiful art form along with tips and techniques to complete your own wycinanki projects. Materials are included and cutting tools will be available during the class. Gather some friends for an evening of fun - bring your creativity, passion and patience!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; $15 fee covers all the materials and tools for the workshop. $8 fee for returning students.

More: about workshops, for reservations please contact Alisa Lahti or call 206-499-5367.

Feb 16, 7:30  pm: Movie The Silent Touch by Zanussi at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish FIlm Club invites to a screening of The Silent Touch (1992) by the great Krzysztof Zanussi. The movie is an English language film co-written by Peter Morgan and starring Max von Sydow as an aging musical composer with a writer block, inspired by a young musicologist to a new work and to a new love with a young woman. This highly melodramatic film explorers themes of art, genius, obnoxious personality, infidelity and creativity.

 

Where: upstairs at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; in English

More: Zanussi Bio, New Your Times review, Polish Film Club OKO site

Feb 12, 2 pm: American Fighter Aces with Cpt. Alex Herbst at the Museum of Flight

Cpt. Herbst, Everett 2009

The Museum of Flight and the American Fighter Aces Association invite to American Fighter Aces: Panel Discussion & Autograph Session with WWII fighter pilots sharing their remarkable stories of heroism. In attendance: Col. Barrie Davis, USAF 325th Fighter Group, Maj. Frank McCauley, USAF 546th Fighter Group, Cpt. Alex (Witold) Herbst, RAF 303rd Polish Squadron.

 

Where: at the Museum of Flight in Seattle; admission free with a ticket to the Museum

More: about Cpt. Herbst, Herbst in Spitfire V, American Fighter Aces Assn

Feb 12,  8 pm: 2011 Carnival Mask Ball at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to the 2011 Carnival Mask Ball. There will be fabulous prizes for the best female costume and the best male costume of the evening. Music by DJ Filip. The restaurant will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm; the bar open from 7 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; tickets $15 PHA members, $20 non-members

More: for reservations contact Maria Switalska at (425) 226-7660 or Lucyna Blonska at (206) 764-7057

Feb 4, 11 & 18, 4 pm: Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library

Joanna Wroblewska

This is a meeting of the Polish Story Time Poczytajki for kids - Polish children books and stories are read to kids from kindergarten and early elementary grades. In this meeting: children poems, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Organized by Joanna Wroblewska with the help of the King County Public Libraries.

 

Where: at the Bellevue Regional Library in Bellevue; admission free, in Polish

More: Joanna Wroblewska, Poczytajki blog

Note: Poczytajki is mostly a weekly event with some weeks off. February meetings are on Feb 4, 11 & 18, 2011. March meetings TBD.

Feb 11, 7:30 pm: SGSCA open house with guests from Lacey and Minsk at the Polish CC

Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association invites everybody to an open house meeting with guests from the Lacey Minsk Maz. Sister City Assn. and visitors from Minsk Mazowiecki, in central Poland. There will be a presentation and Minsk Maz. students and by Seattle student volunteers who travelled to Poland for the Gdynia Business Week in summer 2010.

 

Where:  at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle, admission free

More: Lacey Sister City Assn., Lacey City site, Minsk Maz. on wiki, Minsk Maz City site (PL), Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn., or contact Debra Markert or Tom Clark

Feb 10, 7:30 pm: Energy issues in East Central Europe at the UW

Piotr Moncarz

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a Distinguished Speaker Series lecture The Energy Challenge of East Central Europe by Prof. Piotr Moncarz. Dr. Moncarz is a Professor at the Stanford Univ. Civil Engineering Dept and the Principal Engineer at Exponent. Dr. Moncarz is also Chairman of the U.S. - Polish Trade Council of Silicon Valley. Co-sponsored by Polish American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest and UW Jackson School of International Studies.

 

Where: Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall, the University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free, reception to follow

More: about Prof. Moncarz, UW PSEC, PACC PNW

Feb 6, 1 pm: 2011 NW Chopin Festival winnersí concert at the Frye Museum

Frederic Chopin

This concert features the winners of the 2011 NW Chopin Festival. As usual, the best young artists from our state are expected to deliver great performances of Chopin music. This year concert includes the best Concerto performance. Refreshments will be provided. Organized by the Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation and supported by Sherman Clay.

 

Where: at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle; admission free

More: Chopin Foundation NW, 2011 Chopin Festival

Feb 5, 1 pm: Lana Dziekonski in concert at St. James Cathedral

Lana Dziekonski

Ms. Lana Dziekonski, viola, has won the 2011 St. James Young Artist Award and will play Andante and Hungarian Rondo by von Weber at the Cathedral Youth Music Festival. Lana, 15, a freshman at University Prep, comes from a family of notable musicians:  violinist father Tom and cellist mother Virginia. The concert also features leading youth choirs including ones from St. Mark's Cathedral and St. James Cathedral.

 

Where: St. James Cathedral in Seattle

More: about St. James program with Lana, Tom, Chamber Music, Chamber Quartet

Feb 5, from 8:30 am: The Annual NW Chopin Festival in downtown Seattle

Frederic Chopin

The Chopin Foundation presents its annual Chopin Festival, this year attracting nearly 150 piano students from across our state.  The Competition runs from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Limited seating will be available due to the large number of participants, divided into categories. New this year is a Concerto Division The prize winner concert is on Feb 6, 2011, see a separate note.
 

Where: at Sherman Clay, 1624 4th Avenue in Seattle, and also at the second venue across the street, at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle; admission free

More: Chopin Foundation NW, 2011 Chopin Festival

 
 

© 2010-2011  Ryszard Kott

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