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2013 Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

July 13, 2013


June 2013

June 30   Rainbow of Magnolia's Brunch at Nikos Gyro in Seattle
June 27-30   Cabaret Piosenka jest dobra na wszystko in Vancouver, BC
June 23   M. Zawadzka at the Polish Cultural Center - cancelled
June 22   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Polish Cultural Center
  Parish Festival at St. Margaret's Church
June 8   Chopin's Greatest Hits Concert at the Central Library
June 7   The Rite of Spring 100 Years in Portland

Chopin Greatest Hits

June 30, 11 am - 4 pm: Rainbow of Magnolia's Brunch at Nikos Gyros in Seattle

Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life & Nikos Gyros invite to a fundraising brunch supporting the Foundation orphanage in Kenya. The program includes a slide show about Foundation activities in Africa. Rainbow of Magnolia has been building wells, schools and orphanages in East Africa for several years. In this fundraiser it partners with its Magnolia neighbor, Nikos Gyros.


Where: at Nikos Gyros restaurant, 2231 32nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199, 206-285-4778.

More: about the Foundation at  Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life, a video from Africa 2012

June 27-30: Cabaret Piosenka jest dobra na wszystko in Vancouver, BC

Polish Theatre in Vancouver, BC presents a spectacle Piosenka jest dobra na wszystko based on the Przybora & Wasowski songs from the famous Kabaret Starszych Panow. Directed by M. Czuma, permormed by the actors of the Theatre with the guest performances by Magdalena Zawadzka and Grzegorz Mostowicz-Gerszt. There will be a reception with the actors and musicians after the opening night performance. This program is in Polish


Where: at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver, BC; tickets $35 regular, $48 opening night. In Polish

More: Polish Theatre site, info at 604-897-1899

June 23: M. Zawadzka  at the Polish Home - Cancelled

M. Zawadzka

Polish Home Assn presents an evening with Magdalena Zawadzka in the program Piosenka jest dobra na wszystko that includes songs from the Kabaret Starszych Panow by the author-composer duo Przybora & Wassowski, with piano accompaniment by Piotr Salaber. Ms. Zawadzka is a famous stage, film and TV actress. Mr. Salaber is a composer and pianist. This program is in Polish.

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $35 regular, in Polish. For tickets call Lucy 206-764-7057, Renata 206-363-7917 or Ania 425-876-1568.

More: the event poster, for more info please contact Kamila Kanczugowski

June 22, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Polish Cultural Center

The book for the meeting is Miedzianka. Historia znikania by Filip Springer, published by Wyd. Czarne in 2011. Miedzianka is a very well written and moving story of a copper mountain and the town of the same name in Silesia that vanished after 700 years.  Springer is a reporter and photographer publishing in the Polish weekly Polityka. His book was nominated to the 2011 Kapuscinski award and the 2012 Nike award.  Club meetings are in Polish.


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

More: about book, author Polish Book Club

June 22, 11 am to 5 pm, then 7 pm: Parish Festival at St. Margaret's

St. Margaret of Scotland

The Polish Parish of St. Margaret in Seattle invites everybody to a yearly Parish Festival running from 11 am till 5 pm with additional dancing at 7 pm. Attractions include performances by the Young Polanie dance group and other music groups, games and entertainment for children and teens including singing, dancing and recitation competitions. Also available favorite Polish dishes, home made desserts and Polish beer.


Where: St. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle; from 11 am to 5 pm, admission free.

More: Please contact Iwona Bernacki at 425-802-7136 for more info, or Ada Bazant at 360-568-5483 about entering competitions for children and teens.

June 8, 2 pm: Chopin's Greatest Hits Concert at the Central Library

Marzena Szlaga

Seattle Public Libraries present piano concert Chopin's Greatest Hits by local Polish pianist Marzena Lillian Szlaga. The program opens with Grande Valse brillante and includes mazurkas, nocturnes, Fantaisie-Impromptu, waltzes and polonaises by Frederic Chopin. Ms. Szlaga is a pianist and the founder of Lillian Szlaga Piano Studio in Kirkland.


Where: at the Microsoft Auditorium, Central Library, downtown Seattle, admission free

More: concert info at the SPL calendar, Lillian Szlaga Piano Studio

June 7, 8 pm: The Rite of Spring 100 Years in Portland

The Portland State University Symphonic Orchestra and Agnieszka Laska Dancers present Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece The Rite of Spring, celebrating 100 years anniversary of its premiere, with Ken Selden, conductor and Agnieszka Laska, choreographer.


Where: at Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR; tickets & more info.

More: Agnieszka Laska Dancers site


© 2013  Ryszard Kott

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