Pianist Jane Harty
11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library
The book for the meeting is Uprawa roślin południowych metodą
Miczurina by Weronika Murek,
published by Czarne in 2015. Ms. Murek, 27, is a law and
administration graduate and this is her first book. It's a
collection of short stories breaking all sort of conventions,
norms and taboos. And what a debut it is: the book has won the
Gombrowicz award for the best debut of the year and has been
nominated to the top 2016 Polish literary awards: the Nike, the
Polityka Passport and the Gdynia Literature.
This is an open meeting, drop by even if you haven't read the
Where: at the Green Lake public library in Seattle 11 am - 12:15
pm; admission free, in Polish
Polityka article (PL),
Polish Book Club
Nov 26, from 7 pm: St. Andrew's Night Party / Andrzejki
at the Polish Cultural Center
Andrzejki (a party on St.
Andrew’s night, Nov 30) was the last big party of the year, with
some special customs such as divining future from pouring hot
wax on water through a key. The restaurant
downstairs open from 7 pm to 10 pm, bar open from 7:30 pm till
12:30 am, dancing to music by DJ Filip from 8 pm. Everybody is welcome!
Where: the Polish Cultural
Center Dom Polski, tickets
members, $15 non-members
More: for reservations call
at (206) 764 7057
25, 7:30 pm:
Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story
Polish Cultural Center
Cpt. Herbst in 2015
at the film premiere
The Polish Film Club KINO OKO presents a
documentary movie Spitfire
Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story directed by Sławomir Ciok.
Captain Witold "Alex" Herbst is a WWII fighter pilot who was
flying Spitfires with the famous Polish RAF squadrons 303 & 308
in missions over Great Britain and Europe.
Evening schedule: 7:30 pm setup & film intro, 8:00 pm screening.
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski
about the movie on
the Club site,
Nasz Dziennik article about the film premiere
Blue Horizon site, or contact
Krystof Poraj-Kuczewski or
Nov 15, from 7 pm: Lecture Auschwitz: From
Newsreel to Posttraumatic Films at the UW
The UW Polish
Studies Endowment Committee presents the lecture From Newsreel
to Posttraumatic films - Classic Documentary Films about
Auschwitz-Birkenau by Tomasz Łysak. The lecture discusses
esthetic choices, conventions and film genres used for
depicting of operations of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Dr. Łysak,
of the University of Warsaw, studies representations of
Holocaust in relation to trauma studies and psychoanalysis.
Where: the Thomson Hall Room 101 at the UW campus in Seattle;
admission free and open to the public
More: UW PSEC.
Nov 13, 2:30 pm: Poland’s Independence Day Celebration at the
The Polish Home Assn
presents an Independence Day celebration that
includes a patriotic poetic program in Polish
prepared by Barbara Strutynski and a performance by the Polish
Choir. New this year: an exhibition of art related to the 1918
independence declaration. The restaurant will be open from 1
pm as usual.
Where: the mass at St. Margaret's Church in Seattle at noon, the
celebration at the Polish
Cultural Center Dom Polski at 2:30 pm, admission free, the
main program is in Polish.
More: Polish Cultural Center
/ Polish Home Association website
Nov 13, 3 pm:
Polish Piano Festival
at Olympic Recital Hall in Seattle
Celebrate Polish Independence Day with Polish music! Music
Northwest presents Polish Piano Festival featuring music by
Polish composers performed by local pianists Ivona Kaminska,
Christopher Bowlby and Jane Hart. The program includes
compositions by Frederic Chopin, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Ignacy
Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, Maria Szymanowska and Anna
Olympic Recital Hall,
South Seattle Community College campus in Seattle;
Nov 5-6, noon - 6 pm: Fall Bazaar at the
Polish Cultural Center
The annual fall
bazaar features booths with amber and silver jewelry, crafts,
Polish books and CDs, Boleslawiec pottery, Polish crystals as
well as booths by local Polish-American organizations. Polish
Choir Vivat Musica will perform on Sat at 2:30 pm. You
can buy Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), Polish pierogi,
homemade cakes and enjoy a full course
Also available frozen pierogi and dinners to go.
Organized by the Polish Women's Club.
Where: at the Polish
Cultural Center Dom Polski, admission free.
Irena Kulik, president of the Polish Women's Club
Nov 5, 9 am - 3:30 pm: We Are History
Keepers! Workshop at St. Demetrios Hall
Heritage Council and the UW Libraries Distinctive Collections
present A Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical
Record of Your Ethnic Community.
UW archivists/specialists on the native and immigrant
populations will discuss such how-to topics as preserving
photos, organizing music collections, putting organizational
records in order, preserving personal papers. Musical interludes
will demonstrate how traditional music is preserved.
Where: at St.Demetrios
Hall on Capitol Hill in Seattle;
Heritage Council website