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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


September 2017


Sep 29-30   Movie Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge at SIFF Cinema
Sep 28   Polish Consular Visit to Portland
Sep 16-17   Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 16   Meet the Author Mark Maciejewski in Redmond
Sep 15   Movie Chinatown by Polanski at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 11   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle
Sep 8   Polish Cultural Center Opens after the summer break
Sep 6   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

Polish Festival


Sep 29-30: Movie Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge at SIFF Cinema

The new movie about Marie Curie comes to town at last as part of the French Cinema Now program at  SIFF Cinema Uptown. This new bio of the famous Polish scientist was directed by Marie NoŽlle in 2016. Karolina Gruszka stars in the title role that shows Madame Curie not only as a brilliant Nobel prize winner but also as a woman with turbulent love life.

    

Where: at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle at 6:30 pm on Sep 29 and at 2:00 pm on Sep 30, 2017.

More: about movie

 Sep 28, 9 am - 2 pm: Polish Consular Visit to Portland

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that a consular outreach visit to Portland to process passport applications for Polish citizens is scheduled for September 28, 2017. The Consul is available from 9 am to 2 pm and reservations are required. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, DOB, the PESEL number and a preferred time.

      

Where: At the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; reservations required - please contact the consulate.

More: consular info (PL)

Sep 16-17: Polish Festival in Portland

At two full days of attractions, it's the biggest and the most colorful Polish Festival in the western United States. Each year the Festival features exhibitions, jazz or piano concerts plus two days of performances by the best Polish folk groups from the west coast US and Canada, variety of merchandize and tons of pierogi & other Polish food as well as Polish beer. There are also polka contests on both days and dancing on the Saturday evening.

  

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & Polish Hall & Library, at an equivalent of a city block at 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR; admission & entertainment free

More: contact PLBA president Agnieszka Laska

Sep 16, 3 pm: Meet the Author Mark Maciejewski in Redmond

Come to a new brick and mortar bookstore in Redmond to listen to local author Mark Maciejewski talking and signing his book I am Fartacus.  In this full of humor novel about middle school friendships and hijinx the hero is a Polish immigrant boy (hint, hint ..) taking on the class bully.

 

Where: at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center; admission free

More: about the book, and the author

Sep 15, 7:30 pm: Movie Chinatown by Polanski at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the famous movie Chinatown directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. This 1974 American film, nominated to 11 Academy Awards, was inspired by the California water wars of early decades of 20th century. With elements of film noir, murder mystery and psychological drama it is recognized as one of the best movies by Polanski.

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

 

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

More: Roger Ebert's review, the Club site

Sep 11, 6 - 8 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle

The Juliusz Slowacki Polish School in Seattle offers classes to individuals of all ages on Mondays as well as a preschool group on Saturday. Children from grades 1-8 learn Polish language & literature, as well history and geography of Poland; assignment is based on proficiency level in Polish. Adults can learn Polish as beginners or at intermediate & advanced levels. The first day of school is Sep 18 and 16, 2017.

 

Where: regular classes at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski on Mondays at 6 - 8:30 pm, preschool group for 5+ years old on Saturdays 10:15 am - 12 noon.

More: please contact Marysia Radka 425-736-2430 or Anna Babcock 206-362-3077, Polish School in Seattle

Sep 8: The Polish Cultural Center Opens After Summer

The Polish Home opens after the yearly summer break in the week after the Labor Day. In particular the restaurant and the bar will be open on Friday nights starting from Sep 8, 2017. The Sunday lunches start in October.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Sep 6, 6:30 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

The Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites children from the Eastside as well as Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades K (zerowka) to 8, based on proficiency in Polish. The School also has a program of Polish as a second language for children. All classes are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. The first day of school is Sep 13, 2017.

The registration is only for the new students, new students have to be present for skill assessment..

 
Where: at the East Shore Unitarian Church Education Building
in Bellevue, room TBD
More: Polish School in Bellevue,
School email contact or Anna Cholewinska at 425 736 1209.

 
 

© 2017  Ryszard Kott

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