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2013 Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

July 13, 2013


March 2013

Mar 30   Easter Food Basket Blessing in Seattle, Bellevue etc.

Mar 29 & 31,

 22 & 24

  Polish Home Closed for Easter at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 23   Polish Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 17   Student Piano Recital at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 16   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library
Mar 12-13   Polish Consul visits Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Mar 8-11   Movie Tess by Roman Polanski at the NW Film Center in Portland
Mar 2, 6 & 9   Pisanki: Polish Easter Egg Workshop in Seattle
Mar 5   Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir at SJFF in Seattle
  Play About Copernicus at the Seattle University

Pisanki Workshops

Spring Bazaar

Mar 30: Easter Food Basket Blessing (Święcone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets in nearby churches on Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013.


    Bellevue: St. Louise Church, at 2 pm

    Seattle:  St. Margaretís Church, at 11 am, noon, 2 pm & 3:15 pm

    Sammamish: Mary Queen of Peace Church at 1 pm

    Tacoma: Sts. Peter & Paul, no info

Mar 22 & 24, 29 & 31 : Polish Cultural Center closed for Easter

As is the tradition, the Polish Home is closed on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. The restaurant is also closed from March 22 through Easter Sunday, March 31, reopening on Apr 5, 2013.


More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Mar 23, noon - 6 pm: Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

The lovely

2008 Bazaar staff

The Spring Bazaar is an annual event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary. The booths upstairs offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more. Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes served by the young waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home-made desserts and pastries. This is usually a crowded event, so come early.

Volunteers needed: 1) Making pierogi  for the bazaar, contact Agnieszka Szymula (Tuesdays from Feb 5 till March 12 at 7 pm at the Polish Home), 2) setting up tables on the day before, contact Alisa Lahti.


Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free
More: for table reservations, please contact Alisa Lahti

Mar 17, 4 pm: Student Piano Recital at the Polish Cultural Center

Frederic Chopin

Marzena Lilian Szlaga Piano Studio presents a yearly piano recital celebrating music by Frederic Chopin. Ms. Szlaga will open the concert with the polonaise A flat op 53. The program includes mazurkas, nocturnes, preludes, waltzes and a polonaise by Chopin performed by the Studio students from 10 to 17 years old. An additional attraction will be screening of the movie about Chopin. The Polish Home restaurant is open from 1 to 4 pm.


Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski / Polish Home; admission free (donations accepted)

More: detailed concert program, M. Szlaga Studio, contact Marzena Szlaga

Mar 16, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Na krotko by Inga Iwasiow, published by Wielka Litera in 2012. Na krotko is a surprise for Iwasiow as the action happens in a nearby future in a non-existent European country, albeit one with Polish roots. Iwasiow is a contemporary writer, a poet and a professor of literature at the Szczecin University. Club meetings are in Polish.


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

More: about book, Iwasiow website & blog, Polish Book Club

 Mar 12-13: Polish Consul visits Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that the consular visit to Seattle to process passport applications and to handle other matters that require Polish citizens to talk to a consul in person is scheduled for March 12-13, 2013. The visit is coordinated as usual by Mr. Marian Strutynski who provides detailed info to people who sign up. The Consul is available from 9 am to 5 pm on both days, however, the demand is high, so reservations are required. More details here.


Where: At the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle; reservations required - please send email to Mr. Strutynski indicating your preference for am or pm hours.

More: FAQ info on Polish passports; contact Mr. Strutynski, or tel. 425-746-3037.

March 8-11: Movie Tess by Roman Polanski at the NW Film Center in Portland

Nastassja Kinski

Somewhat far for a movie, but if you can go there, this is a rare opportunity to see Polanski's famous take on the literary classic Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. It is a digitally restored version of the 1979 original movie, approved by the director and starring 17-year old Nastassja Kinski. The movie won the French Cesar for the best film as well as three Oscars, the Golden Globe for the best foreign film and other awards.


Where: Whitsel Auditorium, Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR; tickets

More: Roman Polanski

Mar 2, 6 & 9: Pisanki: Polish Easter Egg Workshops in Seattle

These very popular workshops are back! Pisanki is a very old art of egg painting, where hot wax is drawn on an egg to create intricate patterns, the egg is then dyed wonderfully vibrant colors. Come learn this technique and take home some of your own beautiful Easter eggs! All materials provided. Whole and hollow eggs will be used this year.


Where: at the Polish Cultural Center on March 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm, at the artist's studio on March 2 & 9 from 9 am till noon; $20 per person. Please note: based on past experience class size is limited to 8 people at the Polish Home and 6 people at the studio, so make your reservations early.

More: For reservations on any of these please contact Alisa Lahti or call 206-499-5367.

March 5, 8:40 pm: Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir at SJFF at Uptown

Roman Polanski

2013 Seattle Jewish Film Festival presents a documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir directed by Laurent Beauzereau. The movie features 2011 interviews with the famous director reflecting on his life and his criminal case as well as excerpts from many of his films and quotes from famous directors and actors. 


Where: at SIFF Cinema at Uptown in Seattle; movie info at SJFF page

More: Roman Polanski

Mar 5, from 7 pm: A Play About Copernicus at the Seattle University

Dava Sobel by M. Berg

Infinity Box Theatre Project and the Seattle University Physics Department present the 4th Annual Galileo Dialogues, featuring a staged reading of a play And the Sun Stood Still by Dava Sobel. The play focuses on the life of Nicolaus Copernicus and his work on heliocentric system. Dava Sobel is a former NY Times science reporter and an author of several books on science and astronomy. There will be a reception opening the evening and a discussion after the reading.

Where: at the Seattle University Student Center room 160; admission free, however please pickup free tickets here ahead of time to let them know that you are coming (search for Copernicus to find the event tickets). Reception at 7 pm, reading starts at 7:30 pm

More: The 4th Galileo Dialogs info


© 2013  Ryszard Kott

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