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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


May 2017


May 27   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library
May 21   Mother's Day Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center
May 19   Movie Jasminum by J. J. Kolski at the Polish Cultural Center
May 18   Clare Cavanagh on the Art of Translation on the UW
May 13   Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center
May 7   Third of May Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

Pierogi!


May 27, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Portret młodej Wenecjanki by Jerzy Pilch, published by Wyd. Literackie in 2017. Mr. Pilch, 65, is one of the best known contemporary Polish writers. Portret is typical Pilch, mixing styles and moods with an acerbic language, applied to turbulent relationship of an elder man with a beautiful young woman.

 

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

More: about the book (PL), about author, Polish Book Club

May 21, 2:30 pm: Mother's Day Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Children Dance Group Młodzi Polanie invites all the children and their mothers to a program in Polish Kocham Cię Mamo. The program has been prepared by Barbara Strutynski. The restaurant at the Polish Home is open from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 

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

More: event flyer, or contact Barbara Strutynski

May 19, 7:30 pm: Movie Jasminum by J. J. Kolski at the Polish Cultural Center

Janusz Gajos

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Jasminum directed by Jan Jakub Kolski and starring Janusz Gajos. This 2006 film set in contemporary Poland mixes magic, mysterious scents and old legends with reality when a lady expert in art restoration comes with her small daughter to work on an old painting at a monastery. The movie won several 2007 Eagle awards, including for cinematography and best actor.

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

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, in Polish w/ English subtitles

More: the movie, the Club site

May 18, 7 pm: Clare Cavanagh on the Art of Translation at the UW

Prof. Cavanagh receiving the Found in Translation award

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents the lecture The Art of Losing: Polish Poetry and Translation by Clare Cavanagh. Prof. Cavanagh is the Chair of the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Northwestern Univ. in Evanston, IL, a specialist in modern Polish and Russian poetry and famous for her translation of poetry by Miłosz, Szymborska, Zagajewski and others. She currently works on a biography of Czesław Miłosz.

 

Where: room 120, Communications Building on the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: UW PSEC, Clare Cavanagh

May 13, 11:30 - 5 pm: Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center

Pierogi!

This is the 12th edition of the Festival that brings a Polish dumpling extravaganza serving several kinds of pierogi: meat, potato & cheese, plum etc. Get 10 pierogi for $10;  also available: sausage and sauerkraut, Polish beer, tea. coffee, soft drinks and desserts. Free attractions include folk group performances: Polish Choir at 1 pm and 2:30 pm and Pawel & Olimpia Duo at 12, 2 and 3 pm. You can eat leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time. On sale: Polish cutout art, Polish tee-shirts, Polish sports scarves.

Volunteers needed to run the event! Please contact John Golubiec.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; all entertainment & additional programs free

More: 2017 event guide, please contact Festival coordinator John Golubiec for more info

May 7, 2:30 pm: Third of May Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Home Association invites everybody to the 3rd of May celebration marking the anniversary of the first Polish constitution, which was enacted in 1791. The program prepared by Barbara Strutynski includes a performance by the Polish School in Seattle, Polish Scouts, the Young Polanie as well as PHA members, the Polish Choir, pianist Marzena Szlaga as well as Jan Szubzda (guitar and vocals). The restaurant at the Polish Home is open from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 

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

More: about the Constitution, Constitution source

 
 

2017  Ryszard Kott

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