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  Mar 29   Wajda's retrospective: Danton in Portland
  Mar 28   N. Ireland vs. Poland in soccer at the Polish Home - cancelled
  Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Mar 27   Wajda's retrospective: Man of Marble in Portland
  Mar 25-27   Polonia Ski & Snowboard Championship in Loveland, CO
  Mar 22   Wajda's retrospective: Maids of Wilko in Portland
  Mar 20   Wajda's retrospective: Everything for Sale in Portland
  Mar 15   Wajda's retrospective: Landscape After a Battle in Portland
  Mar 13   Wajda's retrospective: Ashes and Diamonds in Portland
  Mar 8   Wajda's retrospective: Canal in Portland
  Mar 7   J. Brzostowska paintings at Local Color Art in Seattle
  Mar 6   Wajda's retrospective: Generation in Portland
  Mar 5   K.Pawluskiewicz exhibit at Davidson Gallery in Seattle
  Mar 1   Music by Frederic Chopin at the Polish Home
  Reception w/ mezzosoprano M. Walewska in Seattle


N.Ireland vs. Poland


Wajda's movies in Porlland

Mar 28, 9:15 am: N. Ireland vs. Poland at the Polish Home - cancelled

This event is cancelled.

This is a qualifier to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
More: contact Piotr Warczak 206-769-3840, or Michal Pietrzyk, 206-228-8227

Mar 28, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Balzakiana by Jacek Dehnel published by Wyd. WAB in 2008. Balzakiana is a set of four stories based loosely on Balzak's works. Dehnel, 29, is an accomplished writer, poet, painter and TV personality; his work won such prestigious awards as the Koscielskis' (2005) and the Polityka Paszport (2006) The book can be bought on the Internet or borrowed from Club members. Club meetings are in Polish.


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

More: about the book, Jacek Dehnel, Polish Book Club

Mar 25-27: Polonia Ski & Snowboard Championship in Loveland, CO

Tatry Ski Club, Chicago, invites to the 11th International Polish Alpine Ski and Snowboard Competition for a trophy funded by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, Hon. Paulina Kapuscinska. Please see a detailed program recommended by the Consulate General.


Where: At the La Quinta motel in Silverthone, CO

More: Tatry Ski Club

Mar 7 - 29: Wajda's retrospective in Portland 


Landscape After Battle



Portland is a great place for Polish movie fans in March. NW Film Center invites to a retrospective of Andrzej Wajda, the 2000 Oscar winner for lifetime achievements.


All shows at 7 pm at Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum

    Mar 6     A Generation / Pokolenie, 1955,

    Mar 8     Canal / Kanal, 1957

    Mar 13    Ashes and Diamonds / Popiol i Diament, 1958i

    Mar 15    Landscape After Battle / Krajobraz po bitwie, 1970

    Mar 20    Everything for Sale / Wszystko na sprzedaz, 1969

    Mar 22    Maids of Wilko / Panny z Wilka, 1979

    Mar 27    Man of Marble / Czlowiek z marmuru, 1977

    Mar 29    Danton, 1983


Where: all shows at Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

More: Retrospective program

Mar 7, 6-9 pm: J. Brzostowska paintings at Local Color Art in Seattle

Joanna Brzostowska is a painter and art teacher based in Warsaw, Poland, where she also runs her own gallery, Galeria Konstancin. Her impressionist art, full of color and light was featured in exhibitions all over Europe as well as in Japan and Canada. The artist is in Seattle for the opening night on March 7 from 6 pm.

Where: Local Color Art in Seattle; admission free

More: about the Artist www.Brzostowska.com, local contact Katarzyna Alderman at [email protected]

Mar 5, 6 pm: K. Pawluskiewicz exhibit at Davidson Gallery in Seattle

Local artist Kate (Kasia) Pawluskiewicz moved back to Seattle recently and has a local exhibition available on the first Thursday at Davidson Contemporary Gallery in Seattle. It features new paintings from her Everlasting series. The exhibition includes works from four other artist, including Mark Nickols, the mayor's brother. Come hobnob to the gallery rain or shine.


Where: 310 S. Washington St, downtown Seattle; admission free

More: Artist's website; contact to Kasia Pawluskiewicz

Mar 1,  4 pm: Music by Frederic Chopin at the Polish Home

F. Chopin

Marzena Lilian Szlaga Piano Studio invites to a yearly piano recital celebrating music by Frederic Chopin as well as the 199th birthday anniversary of the master. Ms Szlaga will open the concert with Scherzo B-Minor Op.20. The program includes mazurkas, nocturnes, preludes, polonaises, waltzes and etudes by Chopin performed by the Studio students.

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: M. Szlaga Studio, contact Marzena Szlaga

Mar 1, 5:30 pm: Reception w/ mezzosoprano M. Walewska in Seattle

Malgorzata Walewska

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a private reception with Malgorzata Walewska, a mezzo-soprano performing at the Seattle Opera in Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle from Feb 21 to Mar 7 (see more here). A reservation to the reception includes a ticket to the Feb 28 performance of the opera. The reception is a fundraiser for the Polish Studies at the University of Washington.


Where:  reception at a private residence in Seattle; reservations $100 include the reception and a ticket to the Bluebeard performance on Feb 28;  for reservations contact Ewa Poraj-Kuczewska, tel. (206) 362-3829.

More: Malgorzata Walewska's site, Bluebeard in Seattle, UW PSEC


2009  Ryszard Kott

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