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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


February 2016


Feb 28   Jerzy Kopczewski in Monodrama Kombinat in Portland
Feb 27   Polish Potluck & Networking at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 26   Basia Bulat in Concert at Barboza
Feb 22   A Feast in the Polish Style at Bell + Whete Restaurant
Feb 21   Movie The Purple Onion at the Northwest Film Forum
  Wiatry - Polish Poetry in America at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 20   Polish Studies Dinner and Silent Auction at the UW
Feb 19   Comedy Ladies by T. Konecki at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 13 & 16   Movie Body by M. Szymowska at PIFF in Portland
Feb 13   Kaminska & Bowlby in On Stage w/ Classical KING FM: Duets in Bellevue
  Movie Demon by Marcin Wrona at PIFF in Portland
Feb 12   Polish Booth at the FIUTS International Expo at the UW
Feb 6   The Carnival Costume Ball at the Polish Cultural Center

On Stage w/ KING FM

Comedy Ladies

at the Polish Film Club


Feb 28, 6 pm: Jerzy Kopczewski in Monodrama Kombinat in Portland

Jerzy Kopczewski

The Polish Hall in Portland presents Jerzy Kopczewski in a monodrama Kombinat, based on a satirical poem Towarzysz Szmaciak by Janusz Szpotanski. Mr. Kopczewski, known as Buleczka, is a renowned actor from Vancouver, BC, and an alumnus of the legendary Piwnica pod Baranami cabaret in Cracow. He is also a co-founder of the Teatr Osobny Malych Form Jotka in Vancouver.

 

Where: at the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; tickets $15 & $10

More: for more info please contact [email protected]

Feb 27, 3 pm: Polish Potluck & Networking at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Home invites everybody to a Polonia meeting that is an opportunity to meet other Poles and to get familiar with the Polish community of Seattle. There will be a short presentation on, among others, Polish scouts & dance youth groups, Polish schools, different local organizations etc. by people who run the Polish Home and these orgs. If you want to learn quickly what's available locally, or to get involved - it's your chance! This event is in Polish.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, in Polish. This is a potluck, so please bring something to share

More: Organized by Polki na Eastside i w Seattle. Please contact Kasia Kucharski Kabat for more info

Feb 26, 7 pm: Basia Bulat in Concert at Barboza

Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter who returns to Seattle on her newest tour. The show includes songs from her new album Good Advice (on preorder)

 

Where: at Barboza on Capitol Hill in Seattle; tickets $15; must be 21+ to attend

More: Basia's site, the Barboza concert info

Feb 22, 7 pm: A Feast in the Polish Style at Bell + Whete Restaurant

Chef Brzusek with her grandmother

The Belle + Whete restaurant presents Na Zdrowie! A Feast in the Polish Style by chef Sabrina Brzusek of Dahlia Lounge. For this event, Ms. Brzusek prepared a delicious, rustic family dinner with some of her favorite dishes inspired by her grandmother, paired with hearty Polish beers and desserts including Chrusciki and Old Krupnik Syrup (an old recipe mead).

 

Where: at Bell + Whete restaurant in Seattle;7-10 pm, $40 + tax & service charge; This event has been sold out.

More: the Feast menu

Feb 21, 2:30 pm: Movie The Purple Onion at the NW Film Forum

The Northwest Film Forum and the Seattle Polish Film Festival present a movie The Purple Onion, directed by Matt Szymanski. Mr. Szymanski is a Polish-American director based in San Francisco who studied at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. The movie is a dark comedy inspired by Chinese-American comedian Edwin Li.

 

Where: at NW Film Forum in Seattle; tickets $11

More: movie and director info

Feb 21, 6 pm: Wiatry - Polish Poetry in America at the Polish Cultural Center

The Poetry Salon in Seattle presents an evening of poetry reading by Polish-American and Polish-Canadian poets. Andrzej Busza, Leszek Chudzinski, Bogumił Pacak-Gamalski, Karolina Piotrowska i Grażyna Zambrzycka will present their poems from the anthology Wiatry published recently by Strumien in Vancouver, BC. Refreshments & discussion to follow. This event is in Polish.

 

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

More: contact L. Chudzinski for more info, for Wiatry / Strumien B. Pacak-Gamalski

Feb 20, from 6 pm: Polish Studies Dinner & Silent Auction at the UW

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites everybody to its fundraising event with a keynote presentation by Magdalena Sroka and a silent auction. Ms. Sroka is the newly elected Director General of the Polish Film Institute in Warsaw. The program also includes live music by David Hahn and a performance by Marcin Paczkowski Where Odd Things Are Kept.

 

Where: the University of Washington Club at the UW campus in Seattle; tickets $90; cocktail hour and silent auction from 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm.

More: UW PSEC, Polish Film Institute, online registration - registration deadline February 8, 2016.

Feb 19, 7:30 pm: Comedy Ladies by T. Konecki at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club KINO OKO presents the movie Ladies / Lejdis directed by Tomasz Konecki. This romantic comedy about four urban lady friends was a runaway hit in Poland and won the 2008 Golden Duck (the Best Picture of the year) awarded by the Polish weekly Film. Konecki had a series of very successful comedies out of which this one is the best. In Polish w/ English subtitles.

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

 

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

More: about the movie on the Club site, Konecki (PL)

Feb 13 & 16: Movie Body by M. Szumowska at PIFF in Portland

The 39th Portland International Film Festival presents the movie Body / Ciało directed by Małgorzata Szumowska. This 2015 morbidly funny film is not afraid of finding humor in the character's spiritual crisis in a manner of contemporary Grimm tale. Szumowska made her name with the 2008 movie 33 scenes from  Life that garnered a lot of international awards.

 

Where: at 39th Portland International Film Festival in Portland, OR

More: the movie at PIFF

Feb 13, 8 pm: Kaminska & Bowlby in On Stage w/ Classical KING FM: Duets in Bellevue

Kaminska &  Bowlby

The Classical KING FM 88.1 station and Resonance at SOMA Towers present a concert Duets in the series On Stage with Classical KING FM. In this Valentine Day concert, three local duet couples: Allen & Laura Vizzutti, Chris Bowlby & Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby and Andy & Jennifer Krikawa will showcase operatic love duets, piano four-hands and trumpet & piano duets.

 

Where: Resonance at SOMA Towers in Bellevue, WA; tickets $25

More:concert and venue info, about artists

Feb 13: Movie Demon by Marcin Wrona at PIFF in Portland

The 39th Portland International Film Festival presents the movie Demon directed by Marcin Wrona. This 2015 film is a contemporary ghost story about a man who seems to be possessed by a spririt from the past at his own wedding. The movie had very good reviews and was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Where: at 39th Portland International Film Festival in Portland, OR

More: the movie at PIFF

Feb 12, 10:30 - 3 pm: Poland's Booth at the FIUTS International Expo at the UW

The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) at the UW presents the annual Cultural Fest International Expo that includes a booth representing Poland. Organized by Krzysztof Suberlak and Polish students at the University of Washington and supported by UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee. Mr. Suberlak is a graduate astrophysics student.

 

Where: The HUB building ballrooms on the 2nd floor at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free.

More: event info, UW PSEC, Chris Suberlak

Feb 6, 8 pm: The Carnival Costume Ball at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to the Carnival Costume Ball. There will be great prizes for fabulous costumes! Music by DJ Kazik starts at 8 pm. The bar will be open from 7 pm, the restaurant will be open from 7 pm to 10 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

More: for reservations & more info please contact Lucyna Blonska, tel. 206-764-7057 or 206 992 6821

 
 

2016 Ryszard Kott

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